MICROSOFT HAS RELEASED a pair of hotfixes for the latest build of the Windows 10 Preview edition, once again showing that it is determined to be reactive to members of its Insider programme.
The fixes include one that was preventing Hyper-V, Microsoft's virtualisation platform, running in the beta, while the other fixes a problem with indexing in the shiny new Outlook.
The Hyper-V problem stemmed from installing or upgrading to the current build with Hyper-V deactivated. Doing so meant that any attempts to wake it up proved completely ineffective. Adding the hotfix will stop these shenanigans.
Meanwhile, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 16 Preview went a bit skew-whiff when it comes to indexing mail, meaning that any new mails were unindexed. If you reindex, all your existing mails disappear. This essentially means you won't be able to search for mail.
Microsoft is pinning its hopes on Windows 10 to drag the enterprise community kicking and screaming away from Windows 7, which holds nearly 60 percent of the market, and it is crucial that problems like this get ironed out before launch.
In a separate announcement, Mike Neil, general manager of Windows Server, said that container technology will soon arrive on Hyper-V.
Hyper-V will also have its own containers, following announcements at last year's Build conference that the company had been working with Docker on integration, along with the previously rumoured Nano Server, a minimal footprint server to run in containerised environments.
"Today's announcements are just the beginning of what’s to come as we continue to fuel the growth of containers in the industry and new levels of application innovation for all developers," said Neil.
More details of these announcements have been promised for the Build conference next month. µ
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