Virtualization


Microsoft in the Shadows at VMworld

Microsoft is at VMworld in San Francisco this week, but it can't show off its Hyper-V virtualization product because it competes with VMware's products.

Gartner: Pump Up Your Budget for Windows 7 Migrations

Microsoft calls Windows 7 its "fastest selling" operating system, but the new OS may represent increased costs and greater logistical pain for IT shops over the next two years.

Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of an open source conference last month to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Study: Windows 7 Adoption Among Top IT Trends

An annual survey of IT organizations found rising trends toward deploying Windows 7, desktop virtualization and unified communications solutions.

Citrix and Microsoft Extend Virtualization Pact

Long-term partners Citrix and Microsoft have extended their pact with a new program aimed at jointly serving enterprise customers' desktop and server virtualization requirements.

SP1 Coming Next Year for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released "within the first half of calendar year 2011," Microsoft announced this week.

Dell Kace Offers Free 'Secure Browser' Virtualization Tool

Dell Kace today rolled out a free browser virtualization solution that can help protect against Web threats.

Microsoft Releases SP1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft today announced the beta release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Congress Holds Hearings on Cloud Computing

Proponents of cloud computing Thursday gave members of Congress an update on federal initiatives designed to achieve cost-savings and make the computing model more secure for wider agency adoption.

Bare Metal Battle: Microsoft and Citrix vs. the World

Microsoft leads partners to side with Citrix in virtualization's newest battle.

Microsoft Cites Success of Novell Linux Interop Deal

Microsoft touted its operating system interoperability partnership with Novell on Monday.

Microsoft Enhances Hyper-V R2 for Failover Clustering

Microsoft announced earlier this month that failover cluster support using Hyper-V R2 has gotten a boost.

VMware, Others Offer Windows 7 Upgrade Advice

VMware has extended a helping hand to consumers considering migrating from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 7.

F5 Networks Bolsters Virtual Server Management

Leading provider of application delivery networking devices announces integration with Microsoft System Center.

Cloud Computing Drives Microsoft Announcements at TechEd North America

The day-one keynote centered on product enhancements to the Windows Azure platform, Bing Maps, Windows 7, Windows Server and Communications Server, among other technologies.

SP1 Roadmap for Windows Server 2008 R2 Unveiled

Microsoft on Monday announced virtualization and other improvements coming with Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

Microsoft Releases Service Pack 2 for App-V 4.5

Microsoft this week released Service Pack 2 for its App-V 4.5 application virtualization solution.

Report: Windows 7 Gaining Corporate Adoption

A report issued on Wednesday by Forrester Research chronicles the declining use of Windows XP, as well as Internet Explorer 6, as staples of the corporate desktop.

Shavlik Blasts Patch Management Into the Cloud

Patch-management pioneer and long-time Microsoft partner Shavlik Technologies LLC revealed this week new cloud offerings that the company will use to distribute patch data and IT-management applications rapidly to customers.

Citrix Extends Client Virtualization

Citrix takes wraps off new XenClient, the first bare-metal client hyper-visor.