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Microsoft Launches 'D-Series' Virtual Machines for Azure

Microsoft on Monday launched new virtual machine (VM) sizing options for its Microsoft Azure cloud services.

'Virtual Desktop' Feature Reportedly Coming to Windows 9

The next version of Windows could have a new "virtual desktops" feature, according to reports this week.

Study: Macs Gaining Ground Against Windows PCs in Enterprise

Enterprise users "overwhelmingly" prefer Macs over Windows PCs, according to a study commissioned by VMware and conducted by Dimensional Research.

Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Available for Windows RT

Microsoft recently rolled out its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices, giving Windows RT users a way to access apps that they can't install on their machines.

Major Cloud Players Are Jumping on the DaaS Wagon

The Desktop as a Service (DaaS) field is rife with opportunity for partners and tech giants like Amazon Web Services and VMware.

Microsoft Releases VDI 'Starter Kit' as Preview

Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview version of a new tool, dubbed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Starter Kit 1.0, which lets organizations test VDI scenarios using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) protocol.

How Microsoft Licensing Is Throttling Desktop as a Service

SMBs are ready for Microsoft to let DaaS out of the box now, but Microsoft licensing policies are holding the market back, argues VDI consultant Michael Fraser.

Google, VMware Partner To Bring Windows Apps to Chromebooks

Google and VMware this week announced a VDI deal in which Google's Chromebook laptops will be enabled to run Windows desktops and Windows apps.

Dell, Microsoft Showcase Windows Server VDI Progress

Microsoft this week took part in the Dell World event to lay out various virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) capabilities enabled by Windows Server 2012 R2.

Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Preview

Microsoft's Windows Azure-based disaster recovery solution for private clouds is now available as a limited public preview.

Microsoft Ups the Ante on Hyper-V Migration Speeds

As a follow-up to a demo at TechEd, Microsoft Principal Program Manager Jeff Woolsey showed attendees at WPC just how much the latest release of Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor can speed up live migrations.

Microsoft Expands Windows Azure Remote Desktop Use Rights

Service providers will now be able to use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud as part of their service offerings.

WPC: Dell Readies Version 6 of Dell Wyse WSM, Adds Server Provisioning

The next version of the Dell Wyse WSM desktop and application virtualization software will become available on July 22 via Dell's channel partners.

Windows Sever 2012 R2 Coming with Hyper-V Improvements

Microsoft detailed the new Hyper-V improvements to come with Windows Server 2012 R2 during a presentation at last week's TechEd event.

Details Emerge of Microsoft's Rumored 'Mohoro' DaaS Effort

Press accounts suggest Microsoft is readying a Windows desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) project, rumored to go by the code name "Mohoro," that will run from Windows Azure.

Windows Azure IaaS Hits GA, Pitting Microsoft Against Amazon

In a move that effectively positions itself against Amazon Web Services, Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability of new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings on Windows Azure.

Report: Orgs Losing Interest in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Less than 10 percent of of IT decision-makers in North America and Europe plan to implement virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments, according to a recent report by Forrester Research.

VMware Revamps Partner Competency Program, Launches 'Cloud Credits'

VMware has overhauled its Partner Competency program, as well as added new revenue-generating incentives for solution providers selling cloud services, the company announced at this week's VMware Partner Exchange Conference in Las Vegas.

VMware To Lay Off up to 900 Despite Positive Earnings Report

Despite reporting rising revenues in its latest earnings report, cloud and virtualization giant VMware announced on Monday that it would be implementing companywide layoffs.

Office 365, SharePoint and SQL Server: Our Experts Weigh In

At the first Live! 360 conference, top experts will dive into an array of hot IT topics. Get a sneak preview here, as key presenters share their expertise with Redmond Channel Partner.