Virtualization


Dell Puts Up $1 Billion for Cloud Technology

Dell announces two-year initiative to build out datacenters to provide customers with capabilities to create public and private cloud resources.

Microsoft Releases iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008 R2

A new update for Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 allows shared block storage in storage area networks with the use of iSCSI Protocol.

SCVMM 2012 Beta Includes Server Application Virtualization

Beta version of Virtual Machine Manager adds Server App-V, which lets Windows apps not designed for Windows Azure to work on Microsoft's cloud platform.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Ships with Improved App-V, MED-V

Customers who use MDOP can now download the latest version that includes updated virtualization tools.

Beta Available for System Center VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1

A beta test version of Microsoft's latest virtual machine management portal for IT pros and datacenter managers was announced on Monday.

Microsoft Unveils Upcoming Windows 7 VDI and Security Options

A Microsoft official briefly noted on Thursday that Microsoft is planning two new options for IT organizations using Windows 7 -- but the catch is that Software Assurance (SA) licensing needs to be in place.

SP1 Hits RTM Status for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Wednesday released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to its equipment manufacturing partners.

70-693 PRO: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

Microsoft's virtualization IT Pro certification covers a very wide area, so don't take it with gaps in your knowledge.

VMware: February Windows 7 Patches Break Connection with View Client

Two entries in this month's security update, released Tuesday, blocks Windows 7 users from connecting to VMware's View Connection Servers, according to a VMware security bulletin.

Desktop Virtualization Tips for Testing IE

Microsoft outlined desktop virtualization tips late last week that IT pros and developers can use to test the compatibility of their Web sites on a single PC.

Microsoft Releases Free MAP 5.5 Toolkit

Version 5.5 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit was released early this week.

SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate Available

Microsoft today announced that the release candidate of Service Pack 1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available.

Service Pack 1 RC Now Available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The release candidate version of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 can now be downloaded.

Microsoft's Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft today announced a partnership deal with Cloud.com to help integrate Microsoft's proprietary hypervisor into the OpenStack project.

Study: Windows 7 Migrations Mostly 'Smooth' for Businesses

Software security provider Symantec commissioned a study on Windows 7 migration experiences that was published this month.

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 Beta Released

Microsoft on Tuesday released a new beta test version of its desktop virtualization solution for organizations.

Citrix, Cisco Partner on Desktop Virtualization Solution

Citrix Systems is on the move yet again, virtually speaking, having formed a desktop virtualization partnership with Cisco Systems.

Microsoft Releases P2V Desktop Virtualization Beta

Microsoft last week described a different way to use desktop virtualization to maintain legacy applications and still move users to Windows 7.

Microsoft in the Shadows at VMworld

Microsoft is at VMworld in San Francisco this week, but it can't show off its Hyper-V virtualization product because it competes with VMware's products.

Gartner: Pump Up Your Budget for Windows 7 Migrations

Microsoft calls Windows 7 its "fastest selling" operating system, but the new OS may represent increased costs and greater logistical pain for IT shops over the next two years.

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