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Templeton To Step Down as Citrix President and CEO

On Tuesday, Citrix announced that Mark Templeton, Citrix's president since 1998 and CEO since 2001, will retire after a successor has been chosen.

Gartner: Microsoft Closing Gap with VMware in Virtualization

VMware and Microsoft are the two undisputed leaders in x86 server virtualization infrastructure, according to Gartner's 2015 "Magic Quadrant" report.

Microsoft DaaS: What's the Holdup?

Michael Fraser laid out the case in these pages a year ago for how Microsoft could shift its licensing to enable Desktop as a Service in the next year or two. We caught up with Fraser for a largely discouraging update on progress in the last year.

How Containers Fit into the Microsoft Stack: A Visual Guide

Microsoft is moving faster than ever to embrace containers on Microsoft Azure and to build the technology into the next version of Windows through a major partnership with Docker. Here's a visual guide to what all the fuss is about.

Microsoft Charts Course Toward Containers, Cloud Computing's Next Frontier

Perhaps you've heard the buzz about containers and how they're poised to become the next big thing in cloud computing.

Microsoft Brings Container Technology to Hyper-V

Microsoft on Wednesday launched Hyper-V Containers in a move aimed at letting developers build more scalable apps and advancing container technology to more deployment scenarios and workloads.

Azure RemoteApp Reaching General Availability Next Week

Microsoft's new Azure RemoteApp service will be available for purchase starting Dec. 11, Microsoft announced Thursday.

Microsoft Launches 'D-Series' Virtual Machines for Azure

Microsoft on Monday launched new virtual machine (VM) sizing options for its Microsoft Azure cloud services.

'Virtual Desktop' Feature Reportedly Coming to Windows 9

The next version of Windows could have a new "virtual desktops" feature, according to reports this week.

Study: Macs Gaining Ground Against Windows PCs in Enterprise

Enterprise users "overwhelmingly" prefer Macs over Windows PCs, according to a study commissioned by VMware and conducted by Dimensional Research.

Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Available for Windows RT

Microsoft recently rolled out its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices, giving Windows RT users a way to access apps that they can't install on their machines.

Major Cloud Players Are Jumping on the DaaS Wagon

The Desktop as a Service (DaaS) field is rife with opportunity for partners and tech giants like Amazon Web Services and VMware.

Microsoft Releases VDI 'Starter Kit' as Preview

Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview version of a new tool, dubbed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Starter Kit 1.0, which lets organizations test VDI scenarios using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) protocol.

How Microsoft Licensing Is Throttling Desktop as a Service

SMBs are ready for Microsoft to let DaaS out of the box now, but Microsoft licensing policies are holding the market back, argues VDI consultant Michael Fraser.

Google, VMware Partner To Bring Windows Apps to Chromebooks

Google and VMware this week announced a VDI deal in which Google's Chromebook laptops will be enabled to run Windows desktops and Windows apps.

Dell, Microsoft Showcase Windows Server VDI Progress

Microsoft this week took part in the Dell World event to lay out various virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) capabilities enabled by Windows Server 2012 R2.

Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Preview

Microsoft's Windows Azure-based disaster recovery solution for private clouds is now available as a limited public preview.

Microsoft Ups the Ante on Hyper-V Migration Speeds

As a follow-up to a demo at TechEd, Microsoft Principal Program Manager Jeff Woolsey showed attendees at WPC just how much the latest release of Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor can speed up live migrations.

Microsoft Expands Windows Azure Remote Desktop Use Rights

Service providers will now be able to use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud as part of their service offerings.

WPC: Dell Readies Version 6 of Dell Wyse WSM, Adds Server Provisioning

The next version of the Dell Wyse WSM desktop and application virtualization software will become available on July 22 via Dell's channel partners.