Hard to believe that Microsoft Virtualization is still trying to convince the world that more than a million people have downloaded Hyper-V in the past year:
We’re pleased and humbled to announce that in the first 12 months of Hyper-V R1 availability with Windows Server 2008, there have been over 1+ million downloads of Hyper-V R1 Gold (RTM) software, making Hyper-V the fastest growing bare metal hypervisor in x86 history.
What will they do now? Windows 2008 R2 will not be shipping with a beta version of the hypervisor like Windows 2008 did. There will be no automatic download of the “Gold” code as the new R2 OS is deployed. I suppose they will just have to count every single Windows 2008 R2 license as a Hyper-V host — just like they do right now.
What do you think? Is there the slightest chance that this “1+ million” figure represents actual Hyper-V deployments?