The Internet helps with brain function, but Google makes us dumber? Plus: Gartner finally gets virtualization; Windows 7 blog returns.
Citrix took another step forward in its quest to push the envelope for virtualization interoperability by releasing a technology preview of Project Kensho, the company's multi-hypervisor toolkit that allows ISVs and IT managers to develop portable virtual machine (VM) appliances.
Plus: shedding more light on version 2 of Microsoft's RIA app; Citrix looking for total virtualization domination.
IT support teams can take a lesson from consumer grumblings about the commercial airline industry, says one keynote speaker at TechMentor Las Vegas.
Migration to virtualization won't be the quick transition that some technology evangelists have predicted, according to recent surveys by two IT security companies.
- By Jabulani Leffall
The Microsoft Learning Group is in the midst of beta testing a new exam for Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
- By Michael Domingo
Microsoft Office pioneer Charles Simonyi, PhD, will visit space for the second time in the spring of 2009, according to Space Adventures, a Virginia-based company that organizes flights for private space explorers.</
- By Herb Torrens
Want to get rid of your collection of spreadsheets and other inventorying hassles? Lansweeper might be the tool for you.
- By Jeffery Hicks
Amazon announced on Wednesday that it is conducting a private beta test of Microsoft's server products running on Amazon's hosted computing platform, which is called Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Need a quick primer? Greg gives a rundown.
- By Greg Shields
AppSense Ltd. announced a desktop virtualization marketing deal with IT services company CSC, based in Falls Church, Va.
Microsoft has been sending signals to investors this week amidst a U.S. economy teetering on the edge of a major financial meltdown.
Technology executives are turning to virtual systems to lower costs and reduce energy costs, but issues with the technology remain, according to a survey which also found companies struggling with service and power consumption issues.
- By Kathleen Hickey
In the United States, IT spending in education will reach $47.7 billion by the end of this year and is expected to top $56 billion by 2012, according to a new report from Compass Intelligence.
In an announcement at VMworld last week, VMware unveiled plans to deliver a portfolio of solutions intended to turn virtualized desktops into "universal clients." The initiative, dubbed vClient, begins with a series of products called VMware View.
- By Chris Riedel
LAS VEGAS, SEPT. 18 -- VMware announced a number of initiatives this week at VMworld, but gave few specifics on products and availability. The company has revealed, however, that all the technologies to implement that vision will be available by the end of next year.
VMware CTO Stephen Herrod adds texture and detail to CEO Maritz's Tuesday keynote.
On the first day of VMware's VMworld conference happening in Las Vegas this week, Citrix Systems -- a competitor of VMware that's also at the conference -- announced the release of XenServer 5, the latest version of its server virtualization solution.
Cray Inc., in conjunction with Intel and Microsoft, on Tuesday unveiled a relatively low-cost supercomputer that works in office environments.
Intel this week began rolling out its new line of Xeon processors targeted toward server markets.