- May 20, 2008
Hyper-V RC1 offers performance and security improvements.
- May 15, 2008
Microsoft aims to compete with big systems management vendors, but one analyst at Forrester Research says its role, though important, is complementary.
- May 13, 2008
VMware answers Microsoft's virtual management news with a wave of its own new management tools. One expert compares the two.
- May 06, 2008
Microsoft is releasing XP SP3 and Vista SP1 to those who are not using the retail management application software that caused the initial problem.
- May 02, 2008
It's still not clear whether desktop virtualization has any true value, but that may be because it's still early in the game.
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- May 01, 2008
Microsoft hammers home the message of how it will use its own management platform to compete against virtualization powerhouse VMware.
- April 29, 2008
Enterprises want Microsoft to provide better support for Unix and Linux, as well as for its own products. System Center is moving in that direction.
- April 29, 2008
The third service pack for Windows XP will be delayed briefly while Microsoft repairs an incompatibility with RMS.
- April 22, 2008
Security software services are growing in popularity. But those services are not always cheaper than premise-based options, and they're not right for every situation.
- April 22, 2008
IT shops are so happy with Windows XP SP2 that they're not moving to Vista. Will they even be wooed by a new service pack?
- April 18, 2008
In big, diversified IT shops, Microsoft System Center underpins other established systems management vendors' products. Better integration tools may improve standing.
- April 16, 2008
The Microsoft SQL Server product team has promised a cumulative rollup for its current database release.
- April 10, 2008
Microsoft was never known as a bastion of standards compliance. But over time, courts, customers and the network have forced the company to open up and interoperate.
- April 08, 2008
This Stirling beta adds a feature called dynamic response, which automates responses to malicious attacks based on policies set by IT.
- April 02, 2008
Windows expert Mark Minasi sorts through the new Windows Vista service pack.