12-19-2017 10:12 AM
12-19-2017 10:12 AM
Hello Windows Insiders!
Today we are releasing Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1712 Build 05002 to Windows Server Insiders.
Project Honolulu is a flexible, lightweight browser-based customer-deployed platform and solution for Windows Server management scenarios for troubleshooting, configuration and maintenance. Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1712 Build 05002 is now available to Insiders before the public.
What’s New in Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1712 Build 05002
We’ve added a couple top requested features in Virtual Machines and continued with the performance enhancements that lead to faster load times and page rendering.
Based on high customer request, we now support viewing and changing VM settings while a VM is running, similar to how you can in Hyper-V Manager. On Generation 2 VMs, you can change general settings, memory setting, checkpoint setting and add disks and network adapters.
You can also enable nested virtualization when creating a VM, or from the processor settings of an existing (stopped) VM. This is functionality that was previously only accessible from the command line.
Administrative events are now displayed.
The new data grid control has been added to all tools except the HCI solution and Storage Replica.
We have started rolling out a new tree control with the same scale and performance improvements as the new data grid. The new tree control is implemented in the Files and Registry tools.
How to Download
To obtain the Insider software downloads, registered Insiders may navigate directly to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page. If you have not yet registered as an Insider, see GETTING STARTED WITH SERVER on the Windows Insiders for Business portal.
Known Issues with Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1712 Build 05002
There are no new known issues specific to this release. You can find the complete list of known issues in Project Honolulu here.
If you encounter bugs please post on the Project Honolulu space on Windows Server Tech Community.
12-27-2017 10:37 AM
01-02-2018 08:42 AM
You are correct that Project Honolulu is not strictly a part of Windows Server, but it is a tool that is used to manage Windows Server, therefore the Honolulu team chose to offer it on the Windows Server Insider program.
Each new build of Project Honolulu is released in two stages. First, an early build is released to Windows Insiders in order to gather feedback. This gives the team an opportunity to address any new issues prior to making a new preview build available to a broader audience on the Microsoft Evaluation Center.
I hope this addresses your question.