Virtualization


Microsoft Adds Azure Portal, Teams Client Support to Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of two new capabilities in its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service.

Report: Microsoft Working on 'Cloud PC,' Another Virtual Desktop Product

Microsoft is reportedly working on another virtual desktop infrastructure solution that's separate from its current Windows Virtual Desktop product and similar services.

Azure and Citrix Workspace Now at Center of Microsoft-Citrix Pact

Citrix will use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud services provider, while Microsoft will promote Citrix Workspace as a "preferred digital workspace solution."

Windows 10 AMD Machines Now Support Nested Virtualization

It's possible to test nested virtualization on machines using AMD processors with the latest Windows 10 preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft, VMware Advance Their Joint Azure Solution

An update to the Azure VMware Solution, a first-party Azure service that's built and supported by Microsoft and endorsed by VMware, was released as a preview this week.

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Microsoft Brings Windows Virtual Desktop Closer into Azure Fold

After staying mostly under the radar since its launch last September, Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service is poised for a significant revamp.

Mark Hurd, Oracle Co-CEO, Dies at 62

Oracle co-CEO and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Mark Hurd died last Friday at the age of 62 from unspecified causes.

Microsoft Launches 'True' Desktop VDI with Windows Virtual Desktop

First announced last fall and in preview since March, Microsoft's new Windows Virtual Desktop service is now generally available for commercial use.

Microsoft Opens Up About Windows Virtual Desktop

Amid signs that the release of Windows Virtual Desktop is imminent, Microsoft is setting aside some time next week to answer questions about the emerging service.

Microsoft Reverses on Windows Server 2019 Support for Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft now plans to support the use of Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019, even for organizations using it in VDI scenarios.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Bastion

With a new service preview, Microsoft is now letting organizations use a private Internet connection to access Azure virtual machines.

Microsoft Finally Releases Hyper-V Server 2019

Conceding that it has taken "way too long," Microsoft has announced that Hyper-V Server 2019 is now available for download.

Microsoft Primes Azure Stack for Hyperconvergence

A new addition to Microsoft's Azure Stack product line brings hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities to its "Azure in a box" solution, the company announced this week.

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop Solution Hits Preview

Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft's new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service hosted from Azure datacenters, was released as a public preview this week.

Microsoft Shares Plans for Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Service

Microsoft is readying a preview of a new service that will deliver virtual Windows desktops and apps to end users from Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Gives Windows Server 2016 Hyperconverged Computing Boost

Organizations can now use Windows Admin Center (previously code-named "Project Honolulu") with Windows Server 2016 to manage hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Microsoft recently announced.

Microsoft's VMware-to-Azure VM Migration Tool Goes Live

Organizations can now tap Microsoft's Azure Migrate tool to help migrate their on-premises virtual machines (VMs) and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

VMware Thaws on Microsoft's Azure Virtualization Solution

VMware appears to have reached a détente with Microsoft regarding the latter's emerging VMware virtualization on Azure solution.

Microsoft Readies Azure VM Migration Tool for First Half of 2018

Microsoft is slated to release a new "Azure Migrate" solution within the next six months, a company executive said in a recent presentation.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Is Built. Will They Come?

Will Azure Stack appliances become pervasive in datacenters and develop a considerable global footprint in existing hosting facilities?

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