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Aidan Finn writes about Microsoft virtualization for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He is a Microsoft Valuable Professional with the Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) expertise. Aidan has been working in IT infrastructure since 1996, and is the Technical Sales Lead for MicroWarehouse Ltd., a Microsoft value added distributor in Ireland. He runs the blog and has written or co-written books such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, and Mastering Hyper-V Deployment.

Aidan's Recent Posts

Smart Paging in Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

By Aidan Finn - April 23, 2014

Meet Smart Paging, a new feature to Hyper-V’s Dynamic Memory in WS2012. In this post, learn what Smart Paging is and how it operates.

Understanding the Architecture of the Hyper-V Hypervisor

By Aidan Finn - April 21, 2014

Join us as we deconstruct the architecture of Hyper-V’s type 1 hypervisor, including drivers, VMWP, WMI, virtual switches, and more.

Microsoft Azure: Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking, and RDS

By Aidan Finn - April 16, 2014

Still leery of Microsoft Azure? In part 2 of this series, find out whether Azure can help you in your work and whether it’ll take away – or help – your job.

Microsoft Adds BT and Verizon As Azure ExpressRoute Partners

By Aidan Finn - April 15, 2014

Learn more about Microsoft’s plans to introduce a new WAN solution to connect on-premise clouds, as well as the company’s new partnerships with BT and Verizon.

End of Support for Windows Server 2003

By Aidan Finn - April 14, 2014

Are you ready for Windows Server 2003 (W2003) and Windows Server 2003 R2 (W2003 R2) end of life? Learn about your options and start planning now!

Microsoft Releases Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

By Aidan Finn - April 10, 2014

Download the free Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0, and learn what it can do for you and your business!

Microsoft Azure: First Impressions

By Aidan Finn - April 9, 2014

Considering hopping on the Microsoft Azure train? Check out this Azure overview in part 1 of a 2-part series, as we look at Azure’s pricing, services, and access.

Is Poor Product Distribution Hurting Microsoft?

By Aidan Finn - April 7, 2014

Is Microsoft sabotaging itself with poor distribution? Discover more about distribution, marketing, sales, and the Microsoft Surface in this opinion post.

Microsoft Drops Azure Pricing and Adds New Options

By Aidan Finn - April 1, 2014

Keeping pace with recent cloud price reductions by Google and Amazon, Microsoft drops Microsoft Azure pricing and adds new service options.

How Does Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Work?

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We’ve already told you about Dynamic Memory – now learn how it works so that you can configure your VMs to make the best use of your host’s memory.

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