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  • February 01, 2011 01 Feb'11

    Where the heck is SP1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2?

    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 31 Jan'11

    Memory methods still differ for Microsoft and VMware

    Despite new features for Hyper-V R2 SP1, the two vendors still take very different approaches to memory management for virtualization.

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    Will Virtual Machine Manager 2012 clear the way for private clouds?

    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 25 Jan'11

    A look toward key Windows releases in 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 11 Jan'11

    Microsoft Azure to be in Windows shops, like it or not

    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.

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  • January 07, 2011 07 Jan'11

    Hyper-V R2 SP1 boosts guest support for Windows 7

    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 05 Jan'11

    Can Microsoft and VMware virtualization coexist in the enterprise?

    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 22 Dec'10

    The “new Windows” set to become more tablet-friendly

    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 15 Dec'10

    Windows SBS 2011 editions go from small to extra-small

    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 10 Dec'10

    Microsoft and VMware memory battle is the same song and dance

    “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, ...

  • December 10, 2010 10 Dec'10

    Microsoft Dynamic Memory rivals Citrix, not VMware

    Think Hyper-V Dynamic Memory is Microsoft’s answer to VMware's memory overcommit? Not so fast. Mike Laverick writes that it actually has more in common with Xen than ESX.

  • November 18, 2010 18 Nov'10

    Microsoft squashes IE on Spoon, users tweet their displeasure

    Reaction to news this week that Microsoft has put the kibosh on Internet Explorer virtualization was … well … let’s say colorful. The issue is centered on Spoon.net, a company/website that (by way ...

  • November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    Windows managers eye the cloud but keep a safe distance

    Even with the easy bake Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud package for private cloud servers, Windows managers want more time to watch the cloud story unfold.

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    Next-generation SQL Server hits with codenames galore

    It sounds like Microsoft has found another mountain to climb, and this one makes “Kilimanjaro” look … well, slightly closer to sea level. The company announced the next version of SQL Server at ...

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Microsoft brings endpoint protection to Configuration Manager

    With Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, Microsoft aims to make client security one with systems management, and those running SCCM 2007 should see the biggest lift.

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