Virtualization


Windows 8 Will Include Hyper-V, Says Microsoft

Microsoft said it took some engineering savvy to include Hyper-V in the upcoming Windows 8 OS.

Microsoft, VMware Battle Clouded By Licensing Claims

As an answer to VMware's licensing changes for vSphere 5, Microsoft has been highlights its more cost-effective cloud marketing message.

Windows Thin PC Is Released to OEMs

Microsoft announced that its Windows Thin PC solution has reached its release-to-manufacturing milestone, with general availability expected on July 1.

Microsoft Announces System Center 2012 Community Test Programs

Open signups began today for Microsoft's community evaluation program (CEP) for testing the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM 2012).

Hyper-V Gets CentOS Support for Better Windows/Linux Interop

Microsoft announced support for a popular Linux distribution to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

ESXi 4: A Guide for Hyper-V Experts

Your skills working with Microsoft Hyper-V won't translate over to just any hypervisor. So, here's what you'll need to know to get up to speed with VMware's ESXi 4.

Manage VMs with PowerShell

Manage the whole VMware infrastructure from PowerShell. Yes, you heard right; it can be done.

Release Candidate for Windows Thin PC Available

According to an announcement by Microsoft today, the release candidate (RC) version of its Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) solution is available to the public.

SP1 Needed Hyper-V Virtualization on Intel vPro Boxes

Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can't perform server virtualization using Intel's Core vPro processors -- unless SP1 is also applied.

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.

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