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Microsoft Brings Hyper-V Containers to New Windows Server 2016 Preview

Microsoft on Thursday released technical preview 4 (TP4) of Windows Server 2016.

Citrix Lays Off 1,000, Divests 'GoTo' Product Line

As part of a companywide restructuring plan, Citrix Systems Inc. this week announced that it is spinning off its "GoTo" product line and laying off about 1,000 employees.

Microsoft Adds 'Nested Virtualization' to New Windows 10 Build

Microsoft this week released the latest Windows 10 test build, which includes a preview of a new "nested virtualization" feature.

Dell Acquires EMC in Largest IT Deal in History

In a deal that will reshape the IT landscape, Dell Inc. has agreed to acquire EMC Corp. for $67 billion.

Dell Reportedly in Negotions To Buy EMC

According to the New York Times, Dell is in "advanced talks" to buy EMC, the parent company of VMware.

Microsoft Boosts Azure VMs with GS-Series

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new offering aimed at organizations with Azure virtual machines (VMs) that want to scale up their operations.

Microsoft, Mesosphere Partner To Bring Mesos to Windows Server

A joint effort by Microsoft and Mesosphere will aim to bring the open source Apache Mesos datacenter orchestration solution into Windows Server, the two companies announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Containers See Daylight in New Windows Server 2016 Preview

Microsoft on Wednesday released technical preview 3 (TP3) of its upcoming Windows Server 2016 product, giving users a first glimpse of its new Windows Server Containers.

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.