Awesome Talks: Keynote: Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones – Simon Wardley

This is the third talk I’ve found worthy of publishing in the Awesome Talks series. Enjoy Simon Wardley’s Researcher, Leading Edge Forum, keynote from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 called “Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones”.

Simon’s presentation technique, flair and master of language is flat out impressive — and fun!

Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones

Now, do you know what a map is? Do you, really?

Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview in VMware Workstation 8

Installing Microsoft Windows 8 in a VMware Workstation 8 VM turned out to be a real piece of cake.

Follow the screenshots for the procedure I used, but basically all I did was to create a new VM with the pre-configured “Windows 8 Server” preset and inserted the downloaded ISO file.

Note: Windows 8 Server has been removed as a preset option in the final release of VMware Workstation 8, my screenshots are from the beta version. If you want to install Windows 8 in the GA version of VMware Workstation 8, you’ll need to do a manual install (as opposed to Easy Install). Use the Windows 7 option as a baseline.

Windows 8 VM Configuration Screenshots

Networking, sound and other virtual hardware issues were non-existing, everything just works right out of the box (or .iso as the case is). Adding more than 1GB memory to the VM also helps a lot when it comes to it’s responsiveness.

Windows 8 in VMware Workstation 8 Installation Video

Various Windows 8 Screenshots