Friday, September 30, 2011

Running Windows 8 on VM

Past few months were really exciting with all the System Center 2012 testing and this month was even more exciting with Windows 8 preview. I presented SCCM 2012 technical overview to Singapore Windows User Group, and it was well received!

Now is time to get started with Windows Server 8! If you are just like me, trying to setup Windows 8 on Virtual PC or Hyper-V, you might encounter an error. There are fixes out there to make it work, however, the easy way around is to use Oracle VM VirtualBox.

Have fun!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hyper-V on Windows 8 Client

It is such a good news to hear that Microsoft will include Hyper-V in Windows 8 client OS. Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system that has Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) in the current generation of 64 bit processors by Intel and AMD, and at least 4GB of RAM.

This enables you to run multiple test environments and provide a simple mechanism to quickly switch between these environments without incurring additional hardware costs.

Read about it here.