The new Docker Machine preview lets you build Docker VM hosts on various compatible OS hosts, hypervisors and clouds.
VMware has rolled out its first major new hypervisor platform in three years and introduces some features not yet in Hyper-V.
The introduction of containers to Windows Server, Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure tied with Windows PowerShell automation paves the Microsoft path to DevOps and support for cross-platform modern apps.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Link up virtual machines without the need of physical hardware.
Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of the popular Microsoft scripting engine, forecasts where PowerShell is going and outlines containers' role in automation.
- By John K. Waters
The feature is all about allocating relocating dynamic memory that might be going to waste
With Docker leading the charge with its partnership with Microsoft, it's time for IT to seriously plan for containers in the enterprise.
Is Microsoft finally preparing a version of Hyper-V that can compete with VMware?
Microsoft released multiple Azure products and previews yesterday, with lots of Active Directory improvements.
The replication feature Microsoft introduced in Windows Server 2012 provides business continuity. Though no substitute for failover clustering, it's an affordable option.
The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2014 R2 suite of tools for enterprise software management can now be downloaded.
Microsoft plans to roll out its Azure RemoteApp service next week and it has announced the pricing for the service today.
Hyper-V virtual machine protection in a private cloud or the Azure cloud is simplified with the new replication and recovery service.
Microsoft has established new per-user licensing options for its Windows Software Assurance (SA) and Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) licensing plans.
Microsoft released a new antimalware solution for its various Azure services, including Virtual Machines.
The open source lightweight Docker runtime environment for Linux could someday supersede the traditional virtual machine. Among its many supporters is Microsoft, which just announced a deep partnership with Docker Inc. to bring containers to the next version of Windows Server.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Before making the jump, here are some points to consider.
- By Rick Vanover
Microsoft's Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC )3.0, made available for download Monday, has brought back the ability to do physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions.
While the new features may be tempting, the new Hyper-V VMs' incompatibilities should stop you from jumping on board.
- By Greg Shields
Microsoft announced a new virtual machine (VM) "D-Series" today that expands VM sizing options for organizations using Microsoft Azure cloud services.