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Francis Chao
"The Bundled Hyper-V Virtual Machine Program in Windows 8, 8.1, or 10."
MEETING DATE: October 26, 2017

Francis Chao is scheduled to give a presentation on "The Bundled Hyper-V Virtual Machine Program in Windows 8, 8.1, or 10" at the next BCUG General Meeting, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, in The Middletown Library large meeting room, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown.

About Hyper-V [from the Wikipedia article]: Microsoft Hyper-V, codenamed Viridian and formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization, is a native hypervisor; it can create virtual machines on x86-64 systems running Windows. Starting with Windows 8, Hyper-V superseded Windows Virtual PC as the hardware virtualization component of the client editions of Windows NT. A server computer running Hyper-V can be configured to expose individual virtual machines to one or more networks. Hyper-V was first released alongside Windows Server 2008, and has been available without charge for all the Windows Server and some client operating systems since.

Hyper-V is also available on the Xbox One, in which it would launch both Xbox OS and Windows 10. The Hyper-V role is only available in the x64 variants of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter edition, Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter edition, Windows 8 (or 8.1) Pro or Enterprise edition, or Windows 10 Pro, Education or Enterprise edition. Hyper-V implements isolation of virtual machines in terms of a partition. A partition is a logical unit of isolation, supported by the hypervisor, in which each guest operating system executes. A hypervisor instance has to have at least one parent partition, running a supported version of Windows Server (2008 and later). The virtualization stack runs in the parent partition and has direct access to the hardware devices. The parent partition then creates the child partitions which host the guest OSs. A parent partition creates child partitions using the hypercall API, which is the application programming interface exposed by Hyper-V.[9]

About Francis Chao: Francis Chao volunteers directly for APCUG as a presenter for their online Speakers Bureau. He is also an active member of the Tucson Computer Society of Arizona and the Windows Users Computer Users Group of California. He has been storing computer data on mainframes, servers, and server farms for the past 40 years.

During the past 6 years, he taught computer classes at Tucson Oasis, a learning program for senior citizens.

Prior to retiring in 2008, he taught computer classes as an adjunct instructor at a community college near Los Angeles.