Microsoft Going Virtual

Among the lengthy series of announcements made by Microsoft at its combined TechEd Europe conference last week and this week was that its Viridian virtualization technology would be known as Hyper-V, and would be integrated with Windows Server 2008.

It also announced Hyper-V Server, a standalone hypervisor-based server product that complements this technology and allows customers to virtualize workloads onto a single physical server.

The company also announced Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, formerly known as SoftGrid Application Virtualization. This product is currently available as a public beta and will become available through Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services in the second half of 2008.

I was at Microsoft last week, and asked whether SoftGrid would be available beyond Software Assurance. No one wanted to answer my question. Now I know why.

Are you using virtualization? Have you looked at application virtualization? Let me know what you think at [email protected].

Posted by Peter Varhol on November 13, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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