John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

NVSPBind - temporarily unavailable

Quick note as I've been inundated with emails saying that NVSPBind is not available for download as...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 05/28/2014

Using SR-IOV on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, Integration Services may indicate "update required"

This is a bug which has been reported to me by a few people now, and a KB has recently been...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 02/05/2014

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 10

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 11/14/2013

Windows Server 2012 R2 - Server Performance Tuning Guidelines

This is worth a read - the revised for Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Performance Tuning Guidelines...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 11/12/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 9

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 11/11/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 8

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 11/06/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 7

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 11/04/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 6

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 11/01/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 5

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 10/31/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 4

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 10/29/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 3

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 10/28/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 2

Part 1: Introduction to generation 2 virtual machines Part 2: Networking and boot order Part 3:...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 10/25/2013

Hyper-V generation 2 virtual machines – part 1

This is another one of my blog-post series, this time taking a dive into generation 2 VMs, a new...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 10/24/2013

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Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 10/18/2013

Get an alert when my battery reaches 95%

So I haven't totally given up on blogging - just that I have other work to do as well. But this was...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 04/24/2013

NIC Teaming in Windows Server "8" Beta whitepaper now available

For those of you interested in learning more about the new inbox capability for NIC Teaming (aka...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 04/05/2012

Everything you wanted to know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V Part 8

This part of the series is all about determining why SR-IOV may not be operational. As you will...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/21/2012

Everything you wanted to know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V Part 7

Only a few more topics in this series remain uncovered. This part of the series looks at resiliency...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/20/2012

Everything you wanted to know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V Part 6

Summarising the series so far, we’ve answered “Why SR-IOV?”, looked at hardware...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/19/2012

Everything you wanted to know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V Part 5

In parts 1 through 4, I covered the external dependencies and the “why” of SR-IOV. So...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/16/2012

Everything you wanted to know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V Part 4

So far in this series, we have discussed the “why” question, and identified three...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/15/2012

Everything you wanted to know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V Part 3

So far in this series, we’ve looked at the “why” question, and the hardware aspects of SR-IOV, and...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/14/2012

Everything you wanted to know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V Part 2

In part 1, I discussed why Microsoft has been investing in SR-IOV for device I/O from virtual...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/13/2012

Everything you wanted to know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V. Part 1

Now that the veil of silence has been lifted with the release of Windows Server “8” beta...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/12/2012

Hyper-V Manager for Windows 7 Service Pack 1

The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 SP1 are now available for download....

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 04/07/2011

Hyper-V BPA Update

Today we released an update to the Hyper-V BPA (Best Practice Analyser). This fixes some issues in...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 02/24/2011

Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part six

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 02/14/2011

Updated Linux Integration Services are available

A new version (2.1) of the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V have just been made available....

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 07/30/2010

Avoiding UAC prompt starting Hyper-V Manager

An interesting question was posed to me a couple of days back about why when starting Hyper-V...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 07/07/2010

Getting event log contents by email on an event log trigger

This one was actually pretty simple to work out, but it did have me flummoxed to start with. Here’s...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 06/16/2010

Announcing NVSPBind

A quick post to announce the availability of a new utility written by a colleague of mine in the...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 01/25/2010

Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part five

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 10/09/2009

Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part four

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 09/18/2009

Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part three

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 09/09/2009

Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part two

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 09/02/2009

Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part one

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 08/31/2009

Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM on Technet & MSDN

After the Windows 7 RTM release was published last week, it was joined by Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 08/14/2009

Windows 7 RSAT final build available for download

The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 RTM have been released to microsoft.com....

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 08/12/2009

HVRemote refresh

So after some 22,000 downloads (thank you) in the 8 months since first released, HVRemote has...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 08/07/2009

A quick note to say that Windows Virtual PC has reached RC (release candidate) and is available for...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 08/06/2009

Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V - Two announcements

Yesterday, we announced that the Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V have been released under a...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 07/21/2009

Hyper-V: How to remove disabled virtual network adapters from the parent partition

In May, I mentioned that we introduced a checkbox in the Hyper-V UI for Windows 7 and Windows Server...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 07/01/2009

New in Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Part 2 – MAC Spoofing

Our Virtual Switch got smarter in Windows Server 2008 R2. In Windows Server 2008, VMs are...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 05/21/2009

Using Hyper-V Manager "v1" against Windows Server 2008 R2

I had a couple of emails overnight asking whether it is possible to use Hyper-V Manager "v1" (as in...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 05/06/2009

Today, the last of the download links for the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 05/05/2009

Hyper-V and in-place upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

A cautionary note for those of you performing an in-place upgrade of a machine running Windows...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 05/05/2009

New in Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Part 1 – Dedicated Networks

I thought I’d start a series of posts highlighting some of the smaller changes in Hyper-V in Windows...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 05/04/2009

Hyper-V Security Guide available

The Hyper-V Security Guide is now available online or for download as a Word document. It covers...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/31/2009

Hyper-V KB967902 on Windows Update today

Just a quick heads up – as posted on our team blog earlier this month, KB967902 resolves an issue in...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/25/2009

Hyper-V: Mouse Integration Components for SUSE available now

News just in – the VSC (Virtualization Service Client) component providing mouse integration for...

Author: John Howard -MSFT Date: 03/25/2009

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