- 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.
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Sponsored by SolidFire - “Never run out of disk space” became the storage administrator’s prime directive because of the big difference between storage and the rest of an organization’s IT infrastructure. When the network guys slightly underestimate the bandwidth they’ll need to provide, the network gets congested and applications slow down. Similarly, if the server crew ends up running a few too many VMs on too few hosts, the VMs run slower. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - When a host server fails to deliver a sufficient level of IOPS, the solution is often to invest in solid-state storage. As many organizations have discovered, however, solid-state storage is a costly solution that may only temporarily correct the problem. Like any other storage technology, there is a limit to the number of IOPS that solid-state storage can deliver, and it is often only a matter of time before this limit is reached and the performance problems return. See More
- 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 ...
- January 31, 2011
Despite new features for Hyper-V R2 SP1, the two vendors still take very different approaches to memory management for virtualization.
- January 25, 2011
UPDATE! 2/02/2011 ZDNet UK just posted some screenshots from the SCVMM 2012 demos last week, for anyone interested in a few visuals of the interface in action. ORIGINAL POST 1/25/2011 Those who ...
- January 25, 2011
First service packs are coming for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With them comes pressure for enterprises to start their migrations.
- January 11, 2011
Microsoft seeks new blood to deliver on the long-term strategy of making Azure a force in the cloud market and an extension of Windows Server.
- January 07, 2011
Is 5:00 p.m. on a Friday too late for a little Hyper-V-centric news? Nah. Microsoft’s Michael Kleef just posted a short update on his personal TechNet blog about a new discovery involving Hyper-V ...
- January 05, 2011
While both vendors work to market the benefits of one platform over the other, many organizations find themselves choosing the best of both worlds.
- December 22, 2010
UPDATE! 01/04/2011 My colleague Bridget Botelho just posted a much more detailed follow-up to this story with insight from IT professionals and analysis of Microsoft's past investments in the ...
- December 15, 2010
Microsoft released to manufacturing the final build for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard this week, the latest version of the company’s server OS for small- and medium-sized ...
- December 10, 2010
“Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V is Microsoft’s answer to VMware’s memory overcommit technology for ESX. “ “Dynamic Memory is in fact not the same as memory overcommit, and now that you mention it, ...