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Hyper-V is built into Windows Server 2012, which means it's very good at running Windows virtual machines — but the advantage of running Linux VMs is that you don't have to pay for the licences. If you want to run Linux under Hyper-V, follow these tricks for better performance.

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Microsoft's aim with the Xbox One was to use as much Windows technology as possible, and when Windows Threshold appears, it should be theoretically possible to run a single piece of code on both platforms. Yet despite that Windows dependency and the need to run multiple apps in parallel, the Xbox One doesn't actually use Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualisation technology. This is why.

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Hyper-V virtualisation is one of the key benefits of Windows Server 2012, and it works essentially identically in R2 to the original version. One important exception to bear in mind? You shouldn't use R2's shared virtual hard disk feature to hosting virtual machine operating systems — purely for shared data sotres.

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One of the big decisions that always comes up early on in any physical to virtual, or P2V, project is choosing a hypervisor. In the project I'm working through with a client, this was an early sticking point as we contemplated which option would best suit the needs of a rapidly changing business.

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Microsoft and Oracle's new partnership means that you can run Oracle's namesake database software on Hyper-V and Azure, and Java apps will eventually be supported on Azure. It's good news for enterprises running a mixed Oracle/Windows environment and looking to expand into the cloud, and also suggests that Oracle is also going to give up on its own attempts in the virtualisation market.