Virtualization


New Azure Releases by Microsoft Include Active Directory Enhancements

Microsoft released multiple Azure products and previews yesterday, with lots of Active Directory improvements.

Hyper-V Replica for Disaster Recovery

The replication feature Microsoft introduced in Windows Server 2012 provides business continuity. Though no substitute for failover clustering, it's an affordable option.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2014 R2 Released

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2014 R2 suite of tools for enterprise software management can now be downloaded.

Microsoft To Roll Out Azure RemoteApp Service Next Week

Microsoft plans to roll out its Azure RemoteApp service next week and it has announced the pricing for the service today.

First Look: Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

Hyper-V virtual machine protection in a private cloud or the Azure cloud is simplified with the new replication and recovery service.

Microsoft Adds Per-User Software Assurance and VDA Licensing for BYOD Scenarios

Microsoft has established new per-user licensing options for its Windows Software Assurance (SA) and Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) licensing plans.

Microsoft's New Azure Security Service Released with Virtual Machines Scanning

Microsoft released a new antimalware solution for its various Azure services, including Virtual Machines.

Containers: Beyond Virtualization

The open source lightweight Docker runtime environment for Linux could someday supersede the traditional virtual machine. Among its many supporters is Microsoft, which just announced a deep partnership with Docker Inc. to bring containers to the next version of Windows Server.

5 Hyper-V Host Decisions To Make Before Installing

Before making the jump, here are some points to consider.

Microsoft Releases Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Microsoft's Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC )3.0, made available for download Monday, has brought back the ability to do physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions.

Should You Deploy Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs?

While the new features may be tempting, the new Hyper-V VMs' incompatibilities should stop you from jumping on board.

Microsoft Expands Virtual Machine Options for Azure

Microsoft announced a new virtual machine (VM) "D-Series" today that expands VM sizing options for organizations using Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Windows 9 Rumor Round Up

From Cortana integration to the return of the Start Menu, here are some of the rumors circulating online about Microsoft's next OS.

Hyper-V and the Cloneable Domain Controller

Is the new feature an IT game changer or an unnecessary headache?

Microsoft Enables Office 365 ProPlus App Sharing on Computers

Microsoft this month enabled a "shared computer activation" feature for business subscribers to its Office 365 productivity suite solutions.

My Wish List for the Next Version of Hyper-V

Native third-party support tops the list.

Hyper-V Private vs. Internal Virtual Switches: Which to Choose?

Here's how to choose the right switch type for your environment.

How to Make Hyper-V Virtual Machines Highly Available

Here's how to use the Failover Cluster Manager to make virtual machines fault tolerant or to create new virtual machines.

Microsoft Enables Custom Apps on Azure RemoteApp Service

Microsoft added some basic functionality to its new Azure RemoteApp service this week.

System Center Operations Manager: Management Packs Go Deep

The new System Center feature plugs in monitor infrastructure and apps in real time.

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