Virtualization


Hyper-V Best Practices Guide

A lot of contradictory information exists about Hyper-V, but there are some critical management practices that every Hyper-V shop should follow. Follow these tips for storage, ideal VM placement, how best to apply antivirus and more!

OpenStack and Hyper-V Interoperability Said To Be 'Broken'

Members of the OpenStack community appear unimpressed by Microsoft's attempts to ensure the interoperability of its Hyper-V hypervisor.

Microsoft Says Windows 8 Will Have Storage Virtualization Benefits

Microsoft on Thursday revealed that Windows 8 will have a sophisticated "storage spaces" feature that works with the forthcoming operating system's New Technology File System (NTFS).

Dual Booting Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

I walk you through the process it took to get both Windows 7 and Windows Server virtualized on my laptop.

Inside Windows 8: What You Need To Know

Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.

Inside Windows Server 8: A First Look

Much more than a minor upgrade, Windows Server 8 brings many new features and functionality. Brien Posey walks you through the server's interface, management tools, virtualization and storage capabilities.

The 2011 Redmond Readers Choice Awards

Your picks for 2011's best Windows IT products in a wide variety of categories.

Citrix Extends Cloud and Desktop Virtualization Portfolio

Citrix Systems on Wednesday unleashed a product blitz at its Synergy partner conference in Barcelona.

Windows Server 8: Microsoft's Game-Changing Technology

Brien shares the renewed faith in Microsoft that Windows 8 Server has given him in the future of Microsoft (and for Windows admins).

Windows Server Hyper-V Coming to OpenNebula

Microsoft is collaborating with team members of the OpenNebula project to add Windows Server Hyper-V support.

Microsoft's Partners Tap Hyper-V 3.0 Virtual Switch

Microsoft's new extensible virtual switch in Hyper-V 3.0 for Windows Server 8 has already been implemented by 5nine, Broadcom, Cisco, inMon and NEC, among others.

Dynamics AX 2012 Incentive Outlined at Launch Event

Microsoft today announced a Dynamics AX 2012 ERP incentive program during its virtual launch headlined by CEO Steve Ballmer and Business Solutions President Kirill Tatarinov.

Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 Will Have Hyper-V

Microsoft announced today that its Hyper-V hypervisor will be part of Windows 8, its still-under-wraps client operating system.

Virtualization Licensing: Time To Take a Fresh Look at Your Virtual Infrastructure

Virtualization licensing is changing -- take time now to review your infrastructure (and all the vendor options) now to make sure you're getting the best deal going forward.

Microsoft vs. VMware Battle Clouded By Licensing Claims

Microsoft revved up its cloud marketing message on Monday after VMware made some licensing changes in July.

Microsoft Inks Linux Partner Deal With China Standard Software

Microsoft and China Standard Software Co. Ltd. (CS2C) signed an interoperability and legal agreement today as part of a Linux server partnership deal.

Windows 8: Hyper-V on the Desktop

Virtualization solutions in Windows 8 will help with the data size for mobile devices.

VMware Revises Contriversial Licensing Model for vSphere 5 vRAM

VMware said it is changing its licensing model for vSphere 5 in response to negative feedback from customers.

The Future of IT Skills: What You Need To Keep Your IT Career Alive

IT pros need to constantly update their skills in order to survive. Redmond asked experts -- and readers -- which skills and jobs have a solid future and which ones will crumble in the years to come. Here's what we found.

Microsoft Extends Hyper-V Support for Red Hat Linux 6.0

Microsoft this week announced continued interoperability support for Red Hat Linux operating systems running on its Hyper-V hypervisor.

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