Virtualization


Microsoft Opens Up About Windows Virtual Desktop

Amid signs that the release of Windows Virtual Desktop is imminent, Microsoft is setting aside some time next week to answer questions about the emerging service.

Microsoft Reverses on Windows Server 2019 Support for Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft now plans to support the use of Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019, even for organizations using it in VDI scenarios.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Bastion

With a new service preview, Microsoft is now letting organizations use a private Internet connection to access Azure virtual machines.

Microsoft Finally Releases Hyper-V Server 2019

Conceding that it has taken "way too long," Microsoft has announced that Hyper-V Server 2019 is now available for download.

Microsoft Primes Azure Stack for Hyperconvergence

A new addition to Microsoft's Azure Stack product line brings hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities to its "Azure in a box" solution, the company announced this week.

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop Solution Hits Preview

Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft's new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service hosted from Azure datacenters, was released as a public preview this week.

Microsoft Shares Plans for Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Service

Microsoft is readying a preview of a new service that will deliver virtual Windows desktops and apps to end users from Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Gives Windows Server 2016 Hyperconverged Computing Boost

Organizations can now use Windows Admin Center (previously code-named "Project Honolulu") with Windows Server 2016 to manage hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Microsoft recently announced.

Microsoft's VMware-to-Azure VM Migration Tool Goes Live

Organizations can now tap Microsoft's Azure Migrate tool to help migrate their on-premises virtual machines (VMs) and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

VMware Thaws on Microsoft's Azure Virtualization Solution

VMware appears to have reached a détente with Microsoft regarding the latter's emerging VMware virtualization on Azure solution.

Microsoft Readies Azure VM Migration Tool for First Half of 2018

Microsoft is slated to release a new "Azure Migrate" solution within the next six months, a company executive said in a recent presentation.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Is Built. Will They Come?

Will Azure Stack appliances become pervasive in datacenters and develop a considerable global footprint in existing hosting facilities?

Microsoft, VMware Spar over 'Bare Metal' Azure Virtualization Solution

Microsoft's announcement this month of a "bare metal" VMware stack that runs on Microsoft Azure hardware appears to have raised VMware's hackles.

Microsoft Readies Preview of Improved Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services (RDS), a Windows Server capability for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) scenarios, will soon get Azure Active Directory (AD) support, a more secure architecture and HTML5 browser access support.

Microsoft Adding Hyperconvergence Boost to Windows Server 2016

Microsoft is beginning to share some details about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) improvements coming to Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Adds Virtual Network Support to Azure AD

Microsoft has launched a public preview of a new capability within Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services that adds support for virtual networks using Azure Resource Manager.

VMware Touts Multicloud Focus at VMworld

VMware kicked off its annual VMworld conference this week with a multicloud vision that's nevertheless heavy on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft Unveils Software-Defined Datacenter Partner Program

Microsoft this week took the wraps off a new software-defined datacenter certification program for storage and hyper-converged systems running Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Enables Windows 10 Virtualization Through CSP

Microsoft recently announced several licensing and product changes affecting Software Assurance benefits, App-V deployments, Exchange Online Unified Messaging and even Microsoft Office and Nano Server.

Microsoft Skype Support Comes to VMware Horizon VDI

Microsoft's Skype for Business unified communications product is now integrated with the VMware Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, VMware said this week.