Virtualization


Microsoft Improves Windows/Linux Interop with New Virt Support for CentOS

Microsoft announced today that the company has added support for a Linux distribution to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

VMware To Acquire Shavlik Technologies

Virtualization and cloud provider VMware this morning announced that it's buying Shavlik Technologies, a provider of security and management software for desktops and servers.

10 Technologies Microsoft 'Borrowed'

These technologies may not have been Microsoft originals, but today they bear the Redmond stamp.

How-To: Performance Tuning Tips for a Windows Virtualized Environment

Virtualization has brought the lost art of performance tuning back into the datacenter. Here's how to tune your VMs and hypervisor, and optimize CPU resources and memory to get the most out of your virtual servers.

System Center 2012 Preview: What to Expect

Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.

Windows Thin PC Release Candidate Available

Microsoft today announced that the release candidate version (RC) of its Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) solution is now available for download.

A Hyper-V Admin's Guide to VMware

IT professionals who work with Hyper-V on a regular basis might feel lost in a VMware environment, but some key similarities between the two offerings can provide a welcome sense of familiarity.

Windows 8 Arrival in 2013, Analyst Speculates

Windows 8 might be released in 2013, according to a Directions on Microsoft analyst.

UPDATE: Hyper-V Needs SP1 for New Intel vPro Chips

Strictly speaking, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can't perform server virtualization using Intel's new second-generation Core vPro processors.

SP1 for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Now Available

Microsoft on Tuesday released its first service pack for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, the company's standalone server virtualization solution.

Dell Pushes Into the Cloud with $1 Billion Investment

Dell today said it plans to spend $1B in cloud technology over its next fiscal year.

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Released

Microsoft today released an addition for Windows Server 2008 R2 that enables shared block storage in storage area networks using the iSCSI Protocol.

Virtualization & Higher Availability: Getting to 'Always On'

Using hypervisors and other virtualization technology to help you reach your HA goals.

Windows Thin PC Trial Software Now Available

Microsoft announced today that it has rolled out a public test version of its Windows Thin PC software technology.

Server App-V Beta Added to SCVMM 2012

Microsoft added an improved way to move virtualized applications to its Windows Azure cloud as part of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 beta release.

Microsoft Touts Server Virtualization for Target Corp.

Microsoft today showcased the success of U.S. retailer Target Corp. in using server virtualization to reduce its physical server footprint across its 1,755 stores.

Diagnosing Virtual Server Performance Problems

An Internet slowdown issue turned out to be a problem with virtual server memory allocation. Find out how Brien solved it.

Microsoft Lays Out 'Optimized Desktop' Virtualization Strategies

Microsoft yesterday began discussing in greater detail its "optimized desktop" concepts that tap into its virtualization technologies.

Microsoft's Answers to Questions About VDI, Windows ThinPC and Licensing

Microsoft ran an online Q&A on Thursday, answering questions about virtual desktop infrastructure, its new Windows Thin PC, plus general licensing questions.

UPDATE: Microsoft Releases App-V 4.6 SP1 and MED-V 2.0

Microsoft today announced the availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011, which includes updated application virtualization and desktop virtualization tools.

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