Just about ten years ago, Microsoft decided to get into the virtualization business, and, well, a quick look at VMWare's market share can give you some idea of how that went for a long time. But Hyper-V 2008 wasn't bad Hyper-V 2008R2 had some really significant improvements, and Hyper-V 2012? Well, in a few words: if VMWare isn't scared, they ought to be. Join Windows Server expert and bestselling author Mark Minasi in a fast, fun, and immediately-useful explanation of what Hyper-V 2012 can do and how to use it. We'll cover the big picture quickly, and then move to explanations and demonstrations of how to create virtual machines (with PowerShell, naturally), get them running quickly, and then networking them. That leads to several kinds of Hyper-V clustering, including cluster shared volume (CSV)-based Hyper-V clusters and the all-new SMB-based clustering. Once that's covered, you'll discover how Hyper-V lets you move VMs around with Live Migration (which has been upgraded feature-wise since 2008R2) and 2012's two Hyper-V star features, Shared Nothing Live Migration and Hyper-V Replication. When Microsoft launched Server 2012, the person that they asked to introduce Shared Nothing to the world was Mark -- come see this talk and you'll know why!