Simon May

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  • Blog Post: Large Hyper-V install you say?

    I went along to the excellent vBeers event in London a few nights ago – one of the downsides of Evangelism is having to drink beer, who knew?  Anyway quite a few folks there were gurus in various VMware tech and they asked me for examples of large Hyper-V users.  Here is one.  Lionel from...
  • Blog Post: Error: Hyper-v launch aborted due to auto-launch being disabled in the registry

    Wow this one blindsided me this evening.  I’ve just replaced the tiny 500gb drive in my main demo laptop with a shiny new 1TB one (I have a lot of VMs you know) and got hit with this error.  Basically what I did to replace the drive was use the free software from Acronis that came as a download...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 licensing and virtual machines clarified

    Licensing is a complex subject and to be honest it’s not one that I talk about much because it’s a complex discipline in and of it’s own and there’s too much fun stuff to talk about in the client and cloud world.  This document, Licensing Windows 7 for Use with Virtual Machine Technologies tells...
  • Blog Post: PDC10 for the IT Professional – the view from #ukpdc10

    I love it when we put on a good show, geeks, streams, quizzes, phones and most importantly TECH!  Last night we played host to a whole bunch of people at the Microsoft Campus in Reading who all left happy (twitter says so # ukpdc10 ) and who all learnt some new stuff about Azure , Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: How to upgrade RemoteFX virtual machines from Beta or RC builds to released build

    Now that SP1 is pretty much out there for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 it’s far off time to start thinking about upgrading things in your Hyper-V environment.  I’ve been running the RC version of SP1 on my Hyper-V laptop for a while to get the benefits of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, but what about...