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SharePoint under Virtual Server 2005 R2 vs. Hyper-V

Michael has done some performance testing on “SharePoint under Hyper-V versus Virtual Server 2005 R2” to check which performs better with SharePoint, when he asked “Why is SharePoint so slow?” To some degree it makes sense, the specific SharePoint virtual environment which I was using at the time had almost every product known to man installed (the virtual hard drive size was 40GB), as well as being a domain controller and running on a laptop which only had 1GB ram assigned to the virtual machine. However, with the RTM release of Hyper-V (on Windows Server 2008), I wanted to see if performance was better now.

In other words, if I take the exact same virtual machine running on the exact same hardware, but running under Hyper-V as apposed to Virtual Server 2005, would I have a bettter experience? I have therefore taken some time to execute some simple (but in most cases scientific) tests to determine the difference. 

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