Virtualization


Microsoft Windows Thin PC CTP Goes Public

A public community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft's Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) software technology is now available, the company announced on Tuesday.

Amazon Rolls Out EC2 Dedicated Instances for Cloud Customers

Amazon Web Services launched its EC2 Dedicated Instances service on Monday, in response to indications from its enterprise customers that they do not want to share computing resources with other companies.

Microsoft Rolls Out Server App-V for Azure with SCVMM 2012 Beta

The beta of Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012, which Microsoft released earlier this week as part of the unveiling of the System Center 2012 line, includes the company's Server Application Virtualization tool for Windows Azure.

Microsoft Uses Target Corp. To Promote Hyper-V

On Monday, Microsoft touted its server virtualization offerings as being key to reducing U.S. retailer Target Corp.'s physical server footprint.

Microsoft Outlines 'Optimized Desktop' Virtualization Plan

Microsoft recently discussed its "optimized desktop" concept and "dynamic delivery" strategies, which tap into the company's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), application virtualization and Remote Desktop Services technologies.

Microsoft Announces MED-V, App-V Updates

Microsoft has made available the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2011, which includes updated desktop virtualization and application virtualization tools.

CA Partner Portal Aims To Prevent 'Virtual Stall'

CA has created a microsite for partners to help them sell the CA Virtual portfolio and get past the "virtual stall" that often occurs when customers get about 30 percent of their servers virtualized.

Parallels Names Former Microsoft Exec CEO

Parallels has just given partners more reasons to pay attention to the company: Today it promoted former Microsoft executive Birger Steen to CEO.

Microsoft To Release Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 This Week

According to a Microsoft blog, Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers later this week.

Microsoft Unveils Upcoming Windows 7 VDI and Security Options

A Microsoft official briefly noted on Thursday that Microsoft is planning two new options for IT organizations using Windows 7 -- but the catch is that Software Assurance (SA) licensing needs to be in place.

SP1 Hits RTM Status for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Wednesday released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to its equipment manufacturing partners.

Desktop Virtualization Tips for Testing IE

Microsoft outlined desktop virtualization tips late last week that IT pros and developers can use to test the compatibility of their Web sites on a single PC.

Microsoft Releases Free MAP 5.5 Toolkit

Version 5.5 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit was released early this week.

SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate Available

Microsoft today announced that the release candidate of Service Pack 1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available.

Service Pack 1 RC Now Available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The release candidate version of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 can now be downloaded.

Microsoft's Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft today announced a partnership deal with Cloud.com to help integrate Microsoft's proprietary hypervisor into the OpenStack project.

Study: Windows 7 Migrations Mostly 'Smooth' for Businesses

Software security provider Symantec commissioned a study on Windows 7 migration experiences that was published this month.

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 Beta Released

Microsoft on Tuesday released a new beta test version of its desktop virtualization solution for organizations.

Citrix, Cisco Partner on Desktop Virtualization Solution

Citrix Systems is on the move yet again, virtually speaking, having formed a desktop virtualization partnership with Cisco Systems.

Microsoft Releases P2V Desktop Virtualization Beta

Microsoft last week described a different way to use desktop virtualization to maintain legacy applications and still move users to Windows 7.