After months of testing, Hyper-V reached RTM status today. What is Hyper-V? Below is the explanation from Microsoft’s website.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine. With Hyper-V, you can also efficiently run multiple different operating systemsâ€”Windows, Linux, and othersâ€”in parallel, on a single server, and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.
You can download it here. I will do the same and test it out over the weekend.
Four Malaysian technical communities, Intel IT Technical Community Malaysia Chapter .NET SIG, ELITE, MIND and SPAN, are coming together to host a community event focusing on technical dives of Microsoft Windows Server 2008â„¢, Visual Studio 2008â„¢, and SQL Server 2008â„¢.
Date : 28 June 2008, Saturday
Venue : Microsoft Auditorium
Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Level 29, Tower 2,
Petronas Twin Tower, KL
Website : http://www.microsoft.com/malaysia/events/communityheroes/
Exabytes just row out their WS2008 hosting here. It comes with ASP.NET 3.5, PHP and lots of goodies. Check out the affordable package here.
Basically why you want to upgrade your website to Windows Server 2008? Besides taking advantage of ASP.NET 3.5 features, it’s also because of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 modular architecture. Go here for more info.
My dear ‘ka ki lang’ in Penang, Microsoft is doing a community launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 at Intel’s PG12 auditorium tomorrow from 8.30am – 5.30pm.
More info here
Some people will like to work only with the command prompt especially if you come from UNIX background but not me. I discovered there is a simple Windows based program with GUI to configure certain properties on a Server Core installation.
The picture below shows you all the functions available. Download it here.