Future Windows Server Feature Leak?

I just read a story that reports on a leaked screenshot from a MS internal build of Windows Server.  The screenshot shows what appears to be a Hyper-V window with an interesting setting.

EDIT:

There are more screenshots for Windows Server and for Windows Desktop.

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3 Replies to “Future Windows Server Feature Leak?”

  1. I’m pretty sure that this was demonstrated before, back around September/October 2008 and press were actually briefed that this would be in the Windows Server 2008 R2 version of Hyper-V, but it was pulled from the beta. Consequently, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see it back on the table for a future release.

    Please excuse the self-promotion but here’s a quote from a blog post I wrote in October 2010:

    “Microsoft also spoke to me about a dynamic memory capability (just like the balloon model that competitors offer). I asked why the company had been so vocal in downplaying competitive implementations of this technology yet was now implementing something similar and Ward Ralston explained to me that this is not the right solution for everyone but may help to handle memory usage spikes in a VDI environment. Since then, I’ve been advised that dynamic memory will not be in the beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft is evaluating options for inclusion (or otherwise) at release candidate stage. These apparently conflicting statements, within just a few days of one another, should not be interpreted as indecisiveness on the part of Microsoft – we’re not even at beta stage yet and features/functionality may change considerably before release.”

    Source: http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/2008/10/just-a-few-of-the-new-features-to-expect-in-windows-server-2008-r2.htm

    • Yeah, Mark, I think everyone and their dog knew something of some form or another would eventually make an appearance. It’s one of those features that critics say is lacking. It didn’t really need a leak for us to know it would … even me with my broken ouija board and shattered crystal ball (it fell through the ouija board) could have guessed.

      I guess we’ll just have to wait until around TechEd Europe time frame to learn more: that’s when we learned official details for W2008 R2.

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