Holy VHDs Batman!

Ok, color me impressed. I’m watching today’s PDC keynote and just saw that Windows 7 can natively:

  • Mount VHD files as disks
  • Create fixed size or dynamic VHDs
  • Boot from Windows 7 VHDs

Holy crap. That last one totally blows me away – the ability to natively boot from a VHD file to test a virtual machine (and the software it runs) without a host OS sucking down resources. Oh yeah!

Now if they just expand the mounting support to also include standard ISO images, I’ll be the happiest geek on the block.

it’s not BI, but I’m darned excited!


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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2 Responses to Holy VHDs Batman!

  1. Rob says:

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!

  2. Daniel Nøhr says:

    Very nice information!Have been waiting for such thing, just thing how easy it would be create a normal client machine and change it, if it gets infected.Damn good news :-)Now we just need to wait for windows 7 final release.

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