Virtualization


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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Spoon Stirs up Application Virtualization

Package makes it easy to run Windows apps from anywhere.

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.

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