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.
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
Virtualization leader VMware sees a cloudy future for the datacenter. To that end, today the company announced vSphere 4, the next generation of what was formerly called VMware Infrastructure.
On April 21, VMware will take the wraps off of vSphere, the next generation of its infrastructure suite currently known as VMware Infrastructure.
A key Microsoft team member involved with the modular design of Microsoft's server farms has joined another company.
The first version of Microsoft's desktop virtualization tool was announced last week.
- By Jim Barthold
Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution.
VMware believes it can save you at least half on your server hardware
through virtualization. It's so confident of the savings that the
company is announcing that it will work for you for free if it can't
meet that goal.
Defining the security model for your first foray with Hyper-V.
- By Rick Vanover
Microsoft has the stuff to come out of this recession on top.
The Distributed Management Task Force has released the first finished version of the Open Virtualization Format, a set of metadata tags that can be used to deploy a virtual environment across multiple virtualization platforms.
- By Joab Jackson