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.
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Cursors turning to dots, weird keyboard behavior ... what's going on with Hyper-V?
- By Zubair Alexander
Embotics' V-Scout ends the days of tracking your virtual machines via spreadsheet.
- By Brian Mislavsky
Companies looking to reduce costs through cloud computing will have to make some tough decisions about security.
- By Naomi Grossman
While most companies in IT are hoping to just ride out the recession storm, those in the virtualization space are finding clearer skies.
PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.
- By Rick Vanover
The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.
Windows XP Mode, a feature designed to help small businesses migrate to Windows 7, will be available as a beta for download on April 30.
Concerns about the security implications of evolving cloud computing technologies dominated last week's annual RSA Conference.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.
At a time when everyone is watching the bottom line, there is an increasingly strong impetus to virtualize IT environments.
- By William Jackson