I’m off to spend a few days with the virtualisation product teams in Redmond (Microsoft HQ) at the annual MVP Summit in a few weeks time. This is our opportunity to learn some new stuff and to give feedback to the program managers of the various products. In my experience with MS, the virtualisation folks have probably been the most responsive teams to feedback. And that leads me to the point of this blog post.
What constructive feedback have you got for them? Are you having issues with CSV? If so, what are they? Is networking proving to be a challenge? Are you having difficulties with support issues? What’s your experience been with Linux integration components? Is there anything else on your mind (keep it constructive!)?
Post a comment on this blog post if you’ve got anything that you’d like me to relay to Redmond. There are no promises but I’ll pass it on. I did the same last year, and the folks there were interested – in fact, in some cases they were thinking the same things as you.
And this year … well … it’s no secret that Windows “8” will RTM around mid 2012. That means a new version of Hyper-V is in the works for the server. And thanks to the MS France blunder, we know that a version of Hyper-V for the desktop OS is also on the way (after years of begging for it). This is the year to make an impact on design decisions. 2012 will be way too late – we know that substantial changes don’t happen once a product reaches beta stages.