BriForum 2012 Chicago video: Is Windows 8 Really Ready to be Virtualized?

Windows 7 had no virtualization features, at all.  Will Microsoft’s new client OS really be that much different?  We’ll take a close look into what Microsoft has done in Windows 8 to see whether Microsoft has made all of our virtual lives much easier or much harder.

This session will set you up to know what you need to know about windows 8 in a virtual world.

• What exactly are these new features?  We’ll take a look at what Microsoft has given us to play with.

• We’ll measure how the new Metro UI changes the resource fingerprint

• Will the improvements just work for Hyper-V or do other hypervisors get a look in?

• We’ll test if Windows 8 has the same Storage I/O horror story

• Are the new features manual, GPO driven or auto-detected?

• What has gone missing from Windows 7 to Windows 8 to optimize for virtualization and will you notice?

BriForum is our independent Desktop Virtualization and Enterprise Mobility conference, held in both London and Chicago. Registration for both shows is currently open. The price to attend the two day London show is currently £895. The three-day BriForum Chicago is currently accepting registrations at the Super Early Bird price of $1295 through April 26, after which the price will rise to $1495 until June 14 before ultimately going up to $1595. We're very proud of these shows, and as you can see in the video below, we have some amazing speakers and topics!

Presented by Jim Moyle

This video was previously recorded at last year's BriForum Chicago.


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