Something cool I just learned: Windows 8, Hyper-V, and Wireless Networking

This is neat… I was searching the Intertubes (“Googling it on BING”), looking for knowledge on some topics and some answers for future blog posts, and I happened upon one of John Savill’s excellent series of Q&A posts on the Windows IT Pro Magazine site.   One of the articles answers the question “What features are in Server Hyper-V that aren’t in Client Hyper-V?”, and contains a handy list of what the differences are in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

One tidbit that I didn’t even notice while using Hyper-V on my current installation of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was something he mentions right at the end of his article…

“What is great with Client Hyper-V is that wireless networks can be used and your machine can still be put to sleep and hibernated!”

“My VMs can use my client’s wireless NIC?!  That is great!”

Yep.  Look at the device I picked for this new virtual switch I just created…

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Pretty awesome.

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