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The Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 provides software infrastructure and basic management tools that you can use to create and manage a virtualized server computing environment. More…

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Hyper-V Replica and Riverbed
This document captures the results from the bandwidth optimization experiments conducted in the Microsoft Engineering Excellence Center (EEC) lab by using the Riverbed Steelhead appliance WAN optimization devices with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica.

Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Configuration Guide
Dynamic Memory is a new Hyper-V feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This guide describes the requirements for evaluating Dynamic Memory and shows you how to configure and evaluate it. You also can watch the Dynamic Memory video for a quick overview and demo of this feature.

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Watch demonstrations and tutorials

These videos will help you to learn more about Hyper-V.

Windows Server 2012: How to Scale-Out a File Server by Using Hyper-V
Bob Hunt and Jose Barreto are back for today’s episode in which they show us how to scale-out a file server in Windows Server 2012 by using Hyper-V.
  Microsoft Virtual Academy: Importing a VM
This video shows the new virtual machine import tools in Windows Server 2012, and how raw XML configuration files can be imported without a prior export from Hyper-V.
Hyper-V Local vs. Hyper-V SMB Performance
Bob Hunt and Jose Barreto continue their Hyper-V over SMB series as they discuss a recently released independent study that compares the performance between Hyper-V local and Hyper-V over SMB.
  Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café: Hyper-V Backup
Harold Wong welcomes Product Strategy Specialist Chris Henley from Veeam as they chat about backing up Hyper-V VMs.