Virtualization


Windows 7 Update Addresses App Compatibility

Microsoft released a minor update this week for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that addresses compatibility issues for some applications.

Evaluation Version of VMM 2008 R2 Released

The new release will be able to work with competitor VMware's virtualization product.

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Breaks Predecessor's Scalability Walls

Capacities of physical processors, logical processors, memory all increase dramatically.

MDOP 2009 R2 Arriving Next Month

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft on Monday.

Report: Microsoft's Licensing Too Hard for Customers

Microsoft doesn't mind making its customers jump through hoops when it comes to licensing its software.

Microsoft and OEMs Offer System Management Promos

Microsoft launched a new licensing promotion on Tuesday aimed at midsize companies vying to better manage their servers and IT resources.

IBM Launches Cloud-Based Desktop

IBM released a virtualized client computing offering it touts as a cloud-based desktop.

Microsoft Unveils Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released the latest version of its free standalone server virtualization solution on Friday.

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."