A moment has come that I am very excited about. I have been taking a part the latest Windows 8 leaked build (7989), which is the first time an X64 build has leaked. In looking at the Windows Features item in the Control Panel, I came across something new.
Apparently it’s been in there for quite a while, but between the focus on Consumer features, and the lack of X64 builds leaking out, it’s the first time we’ve seen it. In perusing through the various screens, I’m able to confirm over a dozen new features for Hyper-V 3.0 They are:
- Memory/Processor Enhancements
- Networking Enhancements
This is a huge step forward for Windows 8. I believe it will have a huge impact on a wide array of usage scenarios, the least of which is the potential for self-contained App-V / Windows XP Mode support. Not to mention better Windows Phone 7/7.5/8 Emulator support. But more on that in my next post. In the meantime, I’ll be switching my VMs over to using Win8 as my Hyper-V host, while I wait for someone to unlock the Immersive UI in this build. Enjoy!