Virtualization Resources

Hyper-V


Technet Hyper-V Portal: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/120.hyper-v-portal.aspx

What's New in Windows 8 for Hyper-V series: http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/microsoft-hyper-v-articles/general/whats-new-windows-8-hyper-v-based-cloud-computing-part11.html

10 Post-Installation Tweaks to Hyper-V: http://virtualizationreview.com/blogs/everyday-virtualization/2013/01/10-hyper-v-post-install-tweaks.aspx

Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Virtual Switch - Great Community Content Available: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wsnetdoc/archive/2013/02/06/hyper-v-network-virtualization-and-virtual-switch-great-community-content-available.aspx

Hyper-V Comparison - WinServ 2008 R2 vs WinServ 2012: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ieitpro/archive/2013/01/29/hyper-v-comparison-windows-server-2008-r2-vs-windows-server-2012.aspx

Hyper-V 3 Deep Dive: Network Virtualization: http://virtualizationreview.com/articles/2012/12/17/hyper-v-deep-dive-2.aspx

Crash Course: http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/feature/Crash-course-Windows-Server-2012-Hyper-V-introduction

Download Hyper-V Server 2012 for free, here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/hyper-v-server/default.aspx

Hyper-V installation and management features guide: http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/Hyper-V-installation-and-management-features-guide

Windows Server


WinServ Versions: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13714.windows-server-versions.aspx

WinServ Portal: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2591.windows-server.aspx

WinServ 2012 JumpStart Videos: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/video/windows-server-2012-jump-start-01-core-hyper-v

MVA WinServ 2012 Courses: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/colleges/windowsserver2012

Download WinServ 2012: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx

WinServ 2012 Resources on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windowsserver/hh534429

PC Pro content hub for WinServ 2012: http://windowsserver2012.pcpro.co.uk

Test Lab Guides (TLG): http://blogs.technet.com/b/tlgs/archive/2012/08/27/over-100-test-lab-guides-and-counting.aspx

WinServ Emergency Management Resources: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2469.windows-server-emergency-management-resources.aspx

Understanding WinServ 2012 Licensing and Virtualization: http://www.hpmicrosoftprivatecloud.com/articles/understanding-windows-server-2012-licensing-and-virtualization

All About Windows Server 2012: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mghazai/archive/2013/02/15/all-about-windows-server-2012.aspx

Windows Server 2012 on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh801901.aspx

Windows Server 2012 (Server and Cloud Platform): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/default.aspx

Windows Server 2012 brings high-availability file shares: http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-server-2012-brings-high-availability-file-shares-214851

Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36991

Is NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012 supported for iSCSI, or not supported for iSCSI? That is the question: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/03/18/is-nic-teaming-in-windows-server-2012-supported-for-iscsi-or-not-supported-for-iscsi-that-is-the-question.aspx

Hyper-V vs VMware


A Guide to Hyper-V features for the VMware administrator: http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/A-guide-to-Hyper-V-features-for-the-VMware-administrator

Hyper-V , XenServer, vSphere Comparison : Scalability, Performance; Density by Alessandro Cardoso: http://virtualisationandmanagement.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/hyper-v-xenserver-vsphere-comparison-scalabilityperformance-density

Microsoft VDI vs. VMware View: Freedom of Choice: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/03/06/microsoft-vdi-vs-vmware-view-freedom-of-choice.aspx?CommentPosted

Blogs


The Latest TechNet Blog Posts: http://blogs.technet.com/b/default.aspx?PageIndex=1

Server & Management Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-management

MSDN Blogs: http://blogs.msdn.com

BlogsMS (Official MS Team Blogs): http://blogs.technet.com/b/blogms/archive/2010/01/19/directory-of-microsoft-team-blogs.aspx

WinServ Microsoft BlogRoll: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/154.windows-server-microsoft-blogroll.aspx

Blogs about Hyper-V: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/125.hyper-v-survival-guide.aspx#Blogs

Forums


MSDN: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories

TechNet WinServ: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsserver

SpiceWorks: http://community.spiceworks.com/virtualization

ServerFault: http://serverfault.com

ArsTechnica: http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewforum.php?f=13

HardForum: http://hardforum.com

Book Guide


Books for IT Professionals: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6989.books-for-it-professionals.aspx

Hyper-V Books: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14739.hyper-v-2012-books.aspx

E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11608.e-book-gallery-for-microsoft-technologies.aspx

Free e-Books for Windows Administrators: http://4sysops.com/archives/free-e-books-for-windows-administrators

PowerShell Book Guide: http://powershellbooks.com