The Unified Computing System supports VMware and Hyper-V and aims to be a "Cloud in a Box" solution. But can Cisco transition from routers to servers?
- By Mark Ferelli
Microsoft on Tuesday announced the promotion of Brad Anderson, an executive who helped foster various server management products in the Microsoft System Center product line.
Microsoft has taken the once unthinkable step of contributing 20,000 lines of code to the Linux community, allowing any commercial or community distribution of Linux to run as a virtual machine on top of Hyper-V.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft on Tuesday announced Volume Licensing program changes that supposedly simplify matters for IT shops, as well as hosting providers.
Microsoft's hypervisor is stable and solid, but the vulnerability of the underlying operating system requires vigilant updating.
- By Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest
Now that Hyper-V is out, it's time to take a fresh look and offer a fresh set of predictions.
A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."
The downturn in the economy is affecting the role and spending strategies of IT organizations, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Microsoft.
Microsoft has clarified its downgrade rights policies for Windows 7 purchasers when that operating system becomes generally available.
Microsoft executive Bill Koefoed answered some questions about the software giant's business prospects on Wednesday at an investment firm-sponsored technology conference.
The release candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available for public testing, Microsoft announced on Monday.
A recent study from IT staffing specialist Robert Half Technology suggests that CIOs plan to invest in new IT initiatives over the next year, in spite of a bad (and possibly worsening) economic climate.
- By Stephen Swoyer
VMware on Thursday announced the general availability of the vSphere 4 family of virtualization products.
Microsoft continued its foray into unified communications (UC) with an announcement last week of support for a virtualized topology in Microsoft Office Communications Server R2 (OCS R2).
- By Herb Torrens
The opening keynote address at Tech-Ed on Monday featured Bill Veghte, senior vice president of Windows business, who described a number of upcoming milestones for Microsoft's new products.
What to do to make sure you have high VM availability.
Cursors turning to dots, weird keyboard behavior ... what's going on with Hyper-V?
- By Zubair Alexander
Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.
Companies looking to reduce costs through cloud computing will have to make some tough decisions about security.
- By Naomi Grossman
Embotics' V-Scout ends the days of tracking your virtual machines via spreadsheet.
- By Brian Mislavsky