I remember when I was at an internal Microsoft conference with a colleague and we had the chance to mingle with and ask questions to the people building all the various MS products in development. I had a laugh as my colleague went on a bit of a rant about why ISO mounting was not being included in Windows 7. I had to agree that this was a big miss considering you could already mount VHDs in the betas, ISO mounting made even more sense. Afterall 99% of the TechNet and MSDN downloads are ISOs right?
Well Windows 8 is finally on board with native ISO mounting. Simply right-click the ISO and select mount.
To eject, go to the Windows Explorer Ribbon and select Drive Tools and then click Eject. For VHDs it is the same process.
Simple, functional and a very long time coming…