The Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011

It’s time to give a little of your knowledge back to the community, so read on:

Two well-known Hyper-V MVPs — Aida Finn and Damian Flynn — have teamed up with Failover Clustering MVP Hans Vredevoort to bring you the “Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011“.

The survey’s goals are:

  • To learn more about what everyone is up to in regards to virtualization, virtualization software, and management solutions
  • To share the findings with everyone so you can learn what everyone else is up to

The survey contains 80 multiple choice questions that are easily formatted and already filled in. The survey will run until September 5th, 2011, and the authors promise to publish the results later that week, which just so happens to be the week before the Build Windows conference.

Why is this important? Well, for starters, the Build conference will show developers what to expect with the Microsoft’s new OS – Windows 8 – and how to develop apps for it. The Windows 8 Build conference is also being held simultaneously around the world. Among the countries where Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team is expected to hold (at least) one-day events are France, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Greece and the Netherlands; Dubai also seems to be hosting a Build event.

According to Microsoft, developers should go to the conference in order to:

“Hear how the (Windows) UI was designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form factors. Go behind the scenes and learn all about the new app model that allows you to create powerful new apps. All while retaining the ability to use your existing apps. Web-connected and web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript have access to the power of the PC. Touch-optimized browsing, with the full power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10 transforms your experiences with the web. BUILD is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows.”

The survey authors promise to publish the percentages breakdowns, and also try to figure out trends based on your answers.

In the survey, the authors ask about:

  • Your Hyper-V project/environment
  • Your Hyper-V installation
  • Systems management
  • What you’re considering to do in 2012

There is no personal information, no company specific information, and Microsoft has zero involvement in it (although they might be interested in the breakdown results for sure).

Filling the whole survey will take just 5 minutes, and the authors’ hope is that many people will contribute to it, allowing all of us to learn about what people are up to.

So please, click on the following link and start filling out the Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011.