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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

Install PowerShell Web Access in Windows Server 2012

By Russell Smith - April 23, 2014

Make remote administration easy with a PowerShell Remote Access Gateway in Windows Server 2012. Learn how in this handy how-to article!

How to Fix Skype Not Displaying Full Screen During Screen Share

By Jeff James - April 23, 2014

Have trouble getting Skype to share screens properly? Check out this quick how-to on how to solve a common Skype problem.

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.

Documenting System Center 2012 – Orchestrator Workflows

By Damian Flynn - April 22, 2014

Learn to document your System Center 2012 - Orchestrator flows using the free Orchestrator Visio and Word Generator tool. Find out how in this post!

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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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