Steven Sinofsky just posted this:
“… we will support virtualization on the Windows client OS”
Now we’re cookin’ with diesel … as some rednecks say around here.
There is the first mention of .VHDX files (an alternative to VHD) and “Live Storage Move”. On the latter he says:
“With this, you could move the VM’s storage from one local drive to another, to a USB stick, or to a remote file share without needing to stop your VM”.
And “you can also create large VMs with 32 processors and 512GB RAM”.
There is a video on the post about Hyper-V on Windows 8.
Windows 8 will natively support wifi NICs in the host machine by building in a bridging process similar to what we do manually now.
This is bloody great news for those of us who choose to use Hyper-V to demo, and for IT admins, devs, testers, and those thinking about app-compat via VMs.
78.68% of those surveyed will be very happy about this announcement.
Ben Armstrong later confirmed that Windows 8 Hyper-V would support sleep/hibernate. Excellent!