Hyper-V RC Released

Hyper-V RC Released

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Today Microsoft delivered the Hyper-V release candidate (RC) code broadly to customers and partners. This is a key milestone signaling that Microsoft is on track to deliver Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization by August 2008.

 

Hyper-V RC is a feature-complete version and has three main enhancements from the beta release:

  • An expanded list of tested and qualified guest operating systems including: Windows Server 2003 SP2, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows XP SP3.
  • Host server and language support has been expanded to include the 64-bit (x64) versions of Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter - with English, partial German, and partial Japanese language options now available and the ability to enable the English version of Hyper-V on other locales.
  • Improved performance & stability for scalability and throughput workloads.

The release candidate provides updated, near-final code that customers and partners can download at http://microsoft.com/Hyper-V to begin planning and testing the end deployment scenarios.

 

With less than 10% of all servers virtualized, Microsoft has a broad set of cost-effective products (spanning the desktop to the datacenter) that position the company to take advantage of significant growth opportunities in the virtualization space. Hyper-V provides customers with efficient and cost-effective virtualization infrastructure software, and now with the availability of the latest test code, Microsoft is one step closer to making virtualization a reality for customers.

 

For more information on the announcement visit:

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/mar08/03-19RCHyperVPR.mspx

Windows Server Division Weblog 

Windows Virtualization Team Blog

System Center Team Blog

 

Information about Microsoft virtualization technologies and solutions is available here: www.microsoft.com/virtualization.

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  • Did I hit this a little too early?  The press release and Hyper-V links aren't working.

    `Andy

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