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  • May 17, 2011 17 May'11

    Can SCUPdates survive VMware's Shavlik buy?

    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 11 May'11

    IT pros seek details on Microsoft cloud computing strategy

    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 02 May'11

    Microsoft hopes storage spec gets a boost under SCVMM 2012

    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 19 Apr'11

    Microsoft's next major threat could be its own cloud computing strategy

    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 09 Mar'11

    A few more Opalis tidbits before MMS 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 ...

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  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    With Opalis, Microsoft bids for cross-platform credibility

    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 01 Mar'11

    Windows Intune closes in on MMS 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 04 Feb'11

    Quest CEO Doug Garn: “We love our logo!”

    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 03 Feb'11

    Microsoft, Google sweeten online service SLAs

    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 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.

  • 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 ...

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