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Skanska USA Accelerates Jobsite Monitoring Innovation with Microsoft Azure (Part I)
Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 had support for Virtual Machine templates (VM templates). At their core, VM templates consist of three main artifacts: one or more virtual disks, a hardware profile (define hardware characteristics of the virtual machine) and a guest OS profile (define Windows Operating System specialization values for the virtual machine). VM templates are great for repeatedly and reliably deploying standalone (read: single) virtual machines, but they suffer from at least three notable limitations.
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