Thursday, 25 October 2012

Windows 8 Client and Hyper-V Are Better Together

There are so many reasons why the new Windows 8 client is a game changer.

  • The Metro (Modern UI) provides the best at-a-glance experience hands-down.
  • Hyper-V on the client will give legacy apps a place to go.
  • Hyper-V on the client will give us a built-in lab environment.
  • Windows 8 To Go is perfect for companies that require secure portability of the user environment while being device agnostic.

Now, that brings us to the desktop, workstation, and laptop hardware that will need to be in place for the more power hungry users as well as those endpoints where Hyper-V will provide legacy app access:


Yeah, that says 32GB of RAM installed on this machine. We started with 16GB but hit the RAM wall when we needed to fire up another VM for our Windows Server 2012 Essentials quick lab we are building.

We have gone from needing several machines for our lab environments to needing just one that can handle 32GB or 64GB of RAM with an SSD or two to eliminate any I/O bottlenecks.

Without a doubt, Hyper-V on the client OS is a game changer for both businesses and IT Solutions providers.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Windows Live Writer

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