First of all this my first blog.
Hopefully the first of many to come.
As you can tell from the header this blog will focus mainly on Hyper-V & Exchange Server.
For those who havn’t heard yet the next version of windows server has hit preview. Formally know as Windows Server 2012 R2.
And with it we have a heap of great new features.
I’m going to outline the the main new features of Hyper-V in this blog.
First off we have the abillity to resize a VHDX disk while the vm is online – Thats a really handy feature, especially if your like me and like to start small and let things grow.
Shared virtual hard disk is also a great new feature allowing us to share VHDX disks simultainously between two VM’s – that meens we can now create clusters using VM’s with just VHDX disks.
A new enhanced session mode allows us improved console performance on VM’s. The new console supports Audio, Printers, Clipboard, Smart Cards, USB & Plug & Play – thats basically an RDP console.
Another great feature is automatic VM activation. Any copy of windows Server 2012R2 running on an activated windows server 2012 Datacenter Hyper-V host is automatically activated.
Hyper-V replica has also been greatly improved. You now have the option to replicate to Azure or other from of cloud based service, Replica frequency is no longer a fixed value and can be manually configured.
There are many other improvments to Hyper-V but I’ve outlined the Major ones in this post.
Stay tuned for upcoming posts on other great windows 2012R2 features.