Hyper-V RC0 released, download now

Posted by bink on March 19 2008, 5:27 PM. Posted in Windows Virtualization.

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. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p><o:p minmax_bound="true"> </o:p>Hyper-V RC is a feature-complete version and has three main enhancements from the beta release: <o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>
  • 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. <o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>
  • 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. <o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>
  • Improved performance & stability for scalability and throughput workloads.<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>
<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>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.<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p><o:p minmax_bound="true"> </o:p>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.<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p><o:p minmax_bound="true"> </o:p>For more information on the announcement visit: <o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/mar08/03-19RCHyperVPR.mspx<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>Windows Server Division Weblog <o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>Windows Virtualization Team Blog <o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>System Center Team Blog


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