Virtualization


RemoteFX Named as Microsoft's New VDI 'Umbrella Brand'

Microsoft announced at TechEd this week that it has advanced RemoteFX as a brand that covers a collection of its virtual desktop infrastructure technologies.

Microsoft Issues MDOP Betas, Plans MED-V Phase Out

New Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack betas were released this week, and Microsoft plans to phase out a desktop virtualization solution in the suite.

UE-V: Roaming Profiles That Actually Work?

Microsoft may finally solve a major Windows admin headache with this addition to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization package.

Windows Azure To Gain IaaS, Linux and Hybrid Cloud Support

The most significant update yet to Microsoft's Windows Azure service will bring long-awaited Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities and support for Linux instances to the cloud platform.

VMware Buying Wanova To Bolster VDI Offerings

VMware on Tuesday announced that it plans to acquire privately held Wanova Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

Nvidia Unveils Virtualized GPU Supporting Multiple Users

Nvidia has announced the "first" virtualized graphics processing unit for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments in a datacenter.

FreeBSD and Microsoft Hyper-V Interoperability Expected This Summer

Microsoft and its partnering companies are finalizing a project that will enable FreeBSD interoperability with Windows Server Hyper-V.

Microsoft Adding Remote Desktop Services Improvements to Windows Server 2012

Microsoft described what's to come with Remote Desktop Services (RDS) when Windows Server 2012 rolls out.

Wanova's Windows Desktop Virt Solution Bypasses VDA Licensing, Hypervisors

An executive at Wanova shared how desktop virtualization can be done using Windows Server 2008 R2 over a wide area network, while avoiding much of the usual licensing and storage headaches.

Windows 8 Enterprise Edition To Bring VDI Licensing Complications

According to independent experts, licensing for Windows 8 Enterprise virtual desktops may end up costing you more and/or bring new restrictions.

Microsoft Embraces 'World of Connected Devices' at MMS

Microsoft today laid out its vision for connected devices and the "consumerization of IT" in a keynote talk held on Day 2 of the Microsoft Management Summit.

'Windows Server 2012' and System Center 2012 Announced at MMS

Microsoft today announced that its code-named Windows Server 8 solution now has the official product name of "Windows Server 2012."

Splashtop Releases Window 8 Developer Test Solution for iPads

The world of cross-device computing inched closer with the release today of a new "Win8 Metro Testbed" connection solution from Splashtop Inc.

OnLive Relents but Fight Continues Over Microsoft VDA Licensing

Gaming and desktop-as-a-service provider OnLive now appears to be complying with Microsoft's virtual desktop licensing restrictions.

Dell Stirs the VDI Pot With Proposed Wyse Buy

Dell's announcement this week that it plans to acquire Wyse Technology seems to have stirred up the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) pot a bit.

Microsoft Rolls Out 'User Experience' and App-V 5.0 Virtualization Betas

Microsoft today released "user experience virtualization" and application virtualization beta tools that will be part of its Desktop Optimization suite for IT pros.

NComputing Rolls Out Windows Desktop Virtualization Client

NComputing today announced new client software for desktop virtualization called "vSpace Client for Windows."

Understanding Virtualization Classes in Cloud Computing

There are several different approaches to -- or classes of -- virtualization, each suited to their own specific situations. Here's your guide to when to use what.

Can Microsoft Live Up to the Hype(r-V)?

The software giant is in the thick of a virtualization battle but is still chasing VMware.

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!

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