The decision to virtualize Exchange can be a difficult one, but it can also pay off for some organizations. Here's what to consider when looking at running Exchange in a virtual environment.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese, Lee Owens
Citrix on Thursday described virtual desktop infrastructure performance differences using various hypervisors.
Despite a depressed market for servers, Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 appears to have propelled a rebound in volume x86-based systems
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
SAP announced last week that its enterprise infrastructure software is now supported by Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2.
A host of new features should attract IT pros to this vastly improved product.
- By Jeffery Hicks
Microsoft formed a new organization within its Server and Tools Business last week called the Server and Cloud Division (SCD).
- By Anne Watkins
A Microsoft corporate vice president talked about the company's business prospects, including competition with Google, at a Barclays event on Tuesday.
Microsoft plans to update Exchange Server 2007 by issuing a new service pack late next year, enabling the mail server to run on Windows Server 2008 R2.
Get the skinny on the benefits and drawbacks of BrancheCache and DirectAccess, arguably the crown jewels of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 releases.
Microsoft's Bob Muglia introduced AppFabric during Tuesday's opening keynote at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.
- By Michael Desmond
Microsoft on Monday announced two product betas of note for high-performance computing professionals.
Microsoft is continuing to investigate holes in its Server Message Block file-sharing protocol used in Windows.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft officials announced the public release of Exchange 2010 on Monday.
In response to complaints from users, Microsoft announced plans on Wednesday to support Exchange Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2.
Managing service accounts can tedious, but Windows Server 2008 R2 and Window 7 take some of the load off.
- By Joern Wettern