Virtualization


System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta Released

Microsoft released a beta of System Center Orchestrator 2012 last week.

Windows Thin PC Hits RTM Milestone

Microsoft announced today that its Windows Thin PC solution has reached its release-to-manufacturing milestone, with general availability expected on July 1.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Community Test Programs Announced

Microsoft today opened signups to its community evaluation program (CEP) for testing the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM 2012).

Tech-Ed: Kemp Technologies Talks Virtual LoadMaster Exchange for Hyper-V

Kemp Technologies, which makes load-balancing appliances, released this week Virtual LoadMaster Exchange for Hyper-V, a load-balancer designed to work exclusively with Exchange 2010 and Microsoft's hypervisor.

Tech-Ed 2011: Enhanced Virtualization Hardware Support Comes to Exchange 2010

Microsoft took the opportunity at Tech-Ed 2011, currently underway in Atlanta, Ga., to announce new improvements to Exchange 2010 that will avoid supported scenarios when running the software in a virtualized environment.

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.

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