Recently, we saw an example of what could be a long-lasting détente:
joined Microsoft's virtualization validation program, meaning that Microsoft
will qualify its applications to run well under ESX and thus gain the advantages
of Microsoft's new licensing terms which allow you to move VMs from server to
server with no extra licensing costs.
This is a small step, really, but the symbolism is huge. Check out Virtualization
Review Editor Keith Ward's thoughts on the subject here.
By the way, I first found this story on our new Web site, aptly named Redmond
Report. Here we gather Microsoft news from as many sources as we can find,
and post 'em in one easy-to-navigate location. Check it out and let me know
what you think at [email protected].
Posted by Doug Barney on August 21, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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