- July 21, 2011
The first public showing of Windows Server 8 indicates Microsoft plans to significantly pump up its virtualization capabilities, but it must avoid licensing landmines ala VMware.
- June 20, 2011
Microsoft has an iron grip on the desktop and now the messaging-collaboration market, but its fortunes could fade if it can't generate new services based on those products.
- June 14, 2011
Windows administrators keep their jobs this month thanks to a hefty 34 security fixes to some mainstay products, including Windows Server 2008 and R2.
- May 25, 2011
Microsoft's Azure platform has generally received good reviews from many IT shops and third party developers and appears to be gaining mindshare despite a band of fierce competitors including ...
- May 19, 2011
As Microsoft shops take their first steps toward the cloud, many feel more comfortable putting critical data in the hands of third party providers.
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- May 17, 2011
Though many IT shops use products from both VMware and Shavlik Technologies, some worry that VMware may not care to keep SCUPdates, a third-party patch tool that extends SCCM.
- May 11, 2011
Windows managers want Microsoft to pull together its cloud story into a cohesive whole. The company is expected to flesh out its plans at this year’s TechEd conference.
- May 02, 2011
Microsoft believes its SMI-S specification can address the needs of Windows shops with multi-vendor storage needs, but it will need support from storage vendors to make it happen.
- April 19, 2011
We have heard this talk before, of course: Microsoft's power and influence has peaked and the company is on a slow slide into irrelevancy. The latest chatter about this started late last week with ...
- March 09, 2011
For a recent article on Opalis and third-party integration, I spoke with Microsoft director Robert Reynolds to learn about the company’s strategy for the automation technology going forward. The ...
- March 07, 2011
Big enterprises are not pure Windows shops. Microsoft hopes its investment in Opalis Software will extend its reach in systems management and boost integration across platforms.
- March 01, 2011
It sounds like Windows Intune is just about ready for prime time. Microsoft’s new technology which it describes as “an end-to-end Microsoft solution that brings together Windows cloud services for ...
- February 04, 2011
You have to hand it to Quest Software CEO Doug Garn -- the guy is a great sport. Recently, my colleagues Brian Madden, Gabe Knuth and Bridget Botelho recorded a video for SearchVirtualDesktop.com. ...
- February 03, 2011
As Microsoft readies Office 365, the company tweaked its Online Services lifecycle policy. Google also improved its service-level agreements to cut planned downtime.
- February 01, 2011
UPDATE! 2/09/2011 It sounds like Microsoft is finally close to announcing RTM for both service packs soon, with MSDN availability set for Feb. 16, with a Feb. 22 release date for the Web. ORIGINAL ...