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 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.
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.
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.
Here's a way to delegate varying levels of server permissions with Microsoft's Virtual Server.
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.
High Availability and Exam 70-652: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring
Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite.
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
Physical to virtual migration
Cisco Systems Inc., the IT industry’s leading supplier of routers and other networking hardware, is expanding its hardware offerings to include blade servers as part of a comprehensive push into the white-hot world of virtualization.
- By Jeffery Hicks
Server virtualization is being implemented at the majority of firms, in both enterprise (1,000 seats or more) and small-to-medium (SMB) business segments, according to two separate Forrester Research reports.
- By Herb Torrens
New research from Gartner predicts that sales of virtualization software could jump by nearly 50 percent this year.
- By Stephen Swoyer
Microsoft described its Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) project in greater detail late last month in an interview with the project's director.