Virtualization


SQL Server 2008 R2: April Launch Brings May Release

Even though the product will actually hit the market sometime in May, Microsoft will kick off a "launch tour" of SQL Server 2008 R2 on April 21, 2010.

'Best Hypervisors' for VDI Tested by Citrix

Citrix on Thursday described virtual desktop infrastructure performance differences using various hypervisors.

BizTalk To Get Improvements and 2010 Branding

Microsoft on Tuesday described a few BizTalk Server enhancements to come, as well as a new name for its next-generation enterprise server bus product.

Study: Security Lags in Datacenter Virtualization Projects

Datacenter virtualization projects can open up security issues, according to research from Gartner.

Microsoft Disputes 'Vulnerability' in Virtual PC

Microsoft reacted this week to a claim that its Virtual PC hypervisor contains a security hole.

Microsoft To Offer Opalis Management Solution

Microsoft soon will offer the Opalis solution to server management licensees, the company announced on Wednesday.

RSA Keynote: Cloud's Future Depends on Security

Cloud computing has the ability to transform IT , but its success depends on security, said Art Coviello on Tuesday in his opening keynote.

Microsoft Sells the Cloud at Goldman Sachs Event

Bob Muglia's talk at a Goldman Sachs technology event on Tuesday was chock full of forward-looking statements.

Microsoft Adds Virtualization Apps to MDOP 2010

Microsoft unveiled two new desktop virtualization applications as part of its bundle of tools for managing Windows 7 deployments.

SAP Now Supported on Hyper-V R2

SAP announced last week that its enterprise infrastructure software is now supported by Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft and HP Ink Cloud, Virtualization Pact

Microsoft and HP disclosed a $250 million, three-year partnership to develop and market next-generation datacenter technology and application infrastructure.

Securing 2010

Hackers will find ways to keep security experts busy. Keep your eye out for these eight.

2010 a Boom Year for Cloud Computing?

If recent market research is any indication, computing in the clouds could achieve a breakthrough of sorts in 2010.

Ozzie Quizzed on Cloud Strategy at PDC

Microsoft officials briefed financial analysts on the company's cloud computing strategy at its Professional Developers Conference on Wednesday.

Cybersecurity Alliance Aims at Network Protection

Thirteen leading technology companies including Microsoft have joined with Lockheed Martin to form a new cybersecurity technology alliance.

VMware Announces VMware View 4

Earlier this week VMware announced VMware View 4, the latest version of its desktop virtualization product.

Report: Server Market 'Refresh' Ahead

The server market is set for a refresh cycle in the months ahead, according to IDC's latest server virtualization report.

Microsoft Provides Guidance on Windows XP Mode

Microsoft released additional resources last week for IT pros planning to use the new desktop virtualization solution in Windows 7.

Windows 7: Already Here

Microsoft's new OS made its debut today, but MCPmag.com readers have had it installed and tested. Here's what they think.

Microsoft and Red Hat: Virtualization 'Frenemies'

Microsoft and Red Hat have validated that their respective Windows and Linux operating systems will run on each other's virtualization platforms.

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