From its corporate blog Jeff Woolsey, Lead Program Manager Windows Virtualization at Microsoft, unofficially announces a new version of Windows Server Virtualization (codename Viridian) APIs draft documentation, which now reaches version 0.83.
The updated APIs are now included in the so called Open Specification Promise, a licensing agreement which simplifies development of 3rd party applications for Microsoft technologies, and cover:
- Partition Management
- Physical Hardware Management
- Resource Management
- Guest Physical Address Spaces
- Virtual Processor Management
- Virtual Processor Execution
- Virtual MMU and Caching
- Virtual Interrupt Control
- Inter-Partition Communication
- Message Formats
- Partition Save and Restore
- Event Logging
- Guest Debugging Support
Final version of this documentation will be released along with Viridian RTM, in September 2008.
Read the whole specifications at the source.