Virtualization means a better life for developers. This session answers questions regarding which hardware to buy and why you really want an SSD - including options for desktop and servers in the virtualization stack. Learn how much memory to allocate, how to configure your virtual machine's virtual hard drives, what OS to use, how to effectively use snapshots, and how boot to VHD fits into the picture. See how—with just a little bit of code—you can automate the mundane. And, you'll see how easy it is to integrate your F5 experience with virtualization. This session condenses reams of documentation, blog posts, and incantations into a set of easy to follow rules to get the most out of virtualization. This session is focused on using Hyper-V in Windows 8.1, but much will apply to other virtualization stacks.