Virtualization


VMware Launches vCenter for Cloud Performance Monitoring

VMware's acquisition of Integrien adds to vCenter a slew of new capabilities for managing capacity planning, change management -- backed by performance analytics -- in physical and cloud environments.

System Center VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Beta Available

Microsoft on Monday announced a beta test version of its latest virtual machine management portal for IT pros and datacenter managers.

How SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Will Affect Hyper-V

Here are some steps to take for those planning to run Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization with the new SP1 update.

Hyper-V Licensing: Make Sure You're Compliant

Read the fine print to understand Hyper-V licensing, which comes with some caveats.

Microsoft Unveils Upcoming Windows 7 VDI and Security Options

A Microsoft official briefly noted on Thursday that Microsoft is planning two new options for IT organizations using Windows 7 -- but the catch is that Software Assurance (SA) licensing needs to be in place.

SP1 Hits RTM Status for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Wednesday released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to its equipment manufacturing partners.

VMware: February Windows 7 Patches Break Connection with View Client

Two entries in this month's security update, released Tuesday, blocks Windows 7 users from connecting to VMware's View Connection Servers, according to a VMware security bulletin.

Desktop Virtualization Tips for Testing IE

Microsoft outlined desktop virtualization tips late last week that IT pros and developers can use to test the compatibility of their Web sites on a single PC.

Microsoft Releases Free MAP 5.5 Toolkit

Version 5.5 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit was released early this week.

SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate Available

Microsoft today announced that the release candidate of Service Pack 1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available.

Microsoft's Biggest Moments of 2010

It's December, and that means one thing for us pundits: It's time for our annual look-back and look-ahead columns.

Spoon Stirs up Application Virtualization

Package makes it easy to run Windows apps from anywhere.

Is VMware the Next Netscape?

Will Microsoft's virtualization products push VMware out of its own niche?

3 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Lies You Need To Know

If you want to implement VDI correctly, you need to be able to separate the myths from the facts.

Review: VMware Upgrade Keeps vSphere Ahead of the Pack

An incremental update to the vSphere virtualization platform packs numerous improvements and new features to give IT professionals all the right tools.

Service Pack 1 RC Now Available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The release candidate version of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 can now be downloaded.

Microsoft's Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft today announced a partnership deal with Cloud.com to help integrate Microsoft's proprietary hypervisor into the OpenStack project.

Study: Windows 7 Migrations Mostly 'Smooth' for Businesses

Software security provider Symantec commissioned a study on Windows 7 migration experiences that was published this month.

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 Beta Released

Microsoft on Tuesday released a new beta test version of its desktop virtualization solution for organizations.

Virtualization and the Second Death of the 'White Box'

Why, when it comes to virtualization, do-it-yourself design is often a bad thing.

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