Virtualization


Report: Windows 7 Meets Business Needs

Microsoft got it right with Windows 7, according to Michael Cherry, vice president of research on operating systems for Directions on Microsoft.

VMworld Preview: VMware's 'Internal Cloud,' New Products, More

The fifth annual VMworld user conference gets under way this week in San Francisco with a flurry of product announcements, a packed schedule and a bit of controversy.

Evaluation Version of SCVMM 2008 R2 Released

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 evaluation version.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Available on TechNet, MSDN

On Friday, Microsoft made the new R2 version of its Windows Server 2008 server operating system available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

Microsoft Tells Investors Why VMware Will Lose

Microsoft's Brad Anderson on Tuesday talked about the company's management product strategies, while downplaying those of VMware, at investment banker-sponsored event.

Supercomputer Boots 1M Virtual Machines in Botnet Study

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have simultaneously booted 1 million Linux kernels, all of which ran as virtual machines on the labs' Thunderbird supercomputer.

Microsoft Releases Beta of App-V 4.6

Microsoft has released a beta version of its App-V 4.6 application virtualization technology.

Windows XP Mode RC Released

The release candidate (RC) version of Windows XP Mode is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft System Center Exec Promoted to VP Position

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the promotion of Brad Anderson, an executive who helped foster various server management products in the Microsoft System Center product line.

Hyper-V Opens Up to Linux with Microsoft Code Release

Microsoft has taken the once unthinkable step of contributing 20,000 lines of code to the Linux community, allowing any commercial or community distribution of Linux to run as a virtual machine on top of Hyper-V.

Microsoft Makes Some Volume Licensing Changes

Microsoft on Tuesday announced Volume Licensing program changes that supposedly simplify matters for IT shops, as well as hosting providers.

Report: Disaster Recovery Improving, but Downtime Still Hurts

A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."

Microsoft: Some IT Orgs Spending Strategically in Bad Economy

The downturn in the economy is affecting the role and spending strategies of IT organizations, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Microsoft.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 Downgrade Plan

Microsoft has clarified its downgrade rights policies for Windows 7 purchasers when that operating system becomes generally available.

Microsoft: Windows 7 Will Face 'Tough' Market

Microsoft executive Bill Koefoed answered some questions about the software giant's business prospects on Wednesday at an investment firm-sponsored technology conference.

Microsoft Rolls Out SCVMM 2008 R2 RC

The release candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available for public testing, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Finding a Virtual Solution in Its Own Backyard

Web hosting specialist and Microsoft shop MaximumASP went looking for a virtualization solution. After evaluating the field, the Gold Certified Partner ended up sticking with Microsoft for a new virtual hosting business.

Get Primed to Virtualize SMBs

First Look: Book by Gold Certified Partner provides a good starting point for building a virtualization practice.

Citrix Wants to Dazzle End Users

Company plans to roll out iTunes-like interface where end users can access corporate applications.

IT Shops Still Spending Despite Downturn

A recent study from IT staffing specialist Robert Half Technology suggests that CIOs plan to invest in new IT initiatives over the next year, in spite of a bad (and possibly worsening) economic climate.

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