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Hyper-V Overview

Introduced soon after the launch of Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V is Microsoft's virtualization technology that forms the core of a family of products that compete directly with VMware's suite of virtualization offerings. While Hyper-V was initially considered to be a less capable product that VMware's virtualization platform, Microsoft has aggressively updated the product with several updates, and Hyper-V is now widely considered to be feature competitive with VMware.

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Recent Hyper-V Articles

Top 6 Takeaways from VMworld 2014

By Jeff James - September 2, 2014

Couldn't make it to VMworld this year? Our VMworld 2014 recap serves up some of the key takeaways from the event, from buzzwords to hot products.

Installing a guest OS from a Windows ISO image

By Aidan Finn - September 2, 2014

Aidan Finn walks us through the installation of a guest OS from a Windows ISO image in this handy how-to article.

What is Docker?

By Jeff James - August 28, 2014

One of the most discussed products at VMworld was Docker. So what is Docker? Jeff James gives us an overview.

What's New in VMware vSphere 6.0

By Jeff James - August 27, 2014

VMware vSphere 6.0 wasn't formally announced at VMworld this week, but several new features were. Jeff James gathers up the details and provides an overview.

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Boot a Hyper-V Virtual Machine from a USB Drive

By Peter De Tender - January 21, 2013

Can't get enough virtualization? Learn how to boot a Hyper-V VM to a USB drive in this tutorial by IT pro Peter de Tender.

How to Import Hyper-V Virtual Machines from a Backup

By Jeff Hicks - November 5, 2012

Learn how to import Hyper-V virtual machines using Hyper-V Manager and Powershell with this helpful tutorial by Jeff Hicks.

How to Export Hyper-V Virtual Machines

By Jeff Hicks - October 18, 2012

We're back to backups! Jeff Hicks shows how to export Hyper-V virtual machines using PowerShell and Hyper-V Manager.

Hyper-V Backup Tools: New and Improved

By David Davis - July 2, 2012

While there are many backup tools out there, they aren't all created equal. In this post, vExpert David Davis goes through the various types of backup tools

Moving a Virtual Machine Between Hyper-V Hosts

By Daniel Petri - November 1, 2010

Daniel outlines 3 possible solutions for migrating a virtual machine between Hyper-V hosts. He discusses minimizing downtime of the VM and limiting the effect

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