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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • November 05, 2010 05 Nov'10

    Microsoft bets on PowerShell despite past support for other languages

    Windows pros want a single scripting language that works across all platforms. But despite some early open source efforts, Microsoft has refocused on PowerShell.

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    Microsoft smoothes path to Azure for Windows shops

    Microsoft made the on-ramp to Azure easier for Windows users by adding loads of new features. But customers still need time to wrap their heads around the cloud idea.

  • October 26, 2010 26 Oct'10

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 moves closer to final release

    The first service packs for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are a big deal for Microsoft, with new features that could help the company compete in the virtual desktop space.

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    IT conference attendees can’t escape the cloud in 2010

    Recently, myITforum.com founder Rod Trent posted a tweet that pretty much summed up the past year in IT events: "Every conference this past year has turned into a ‘cloud’ conference. Sad.” Though ...

  • October 15, 2010 15 Oct'10

    Minor Active Directory tweaks in Configuration Manager R3

    As you may have heard, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R3 was officially released this week. While most of the attention has been geared toward the software’s new power management ...

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    New baseline aims to centralize Windows Server 2008 R2 security

    Microsoft released a new security baseline this week for Windows Server 2008 R2, adding to the slew of similar baselines released earlier this year. The R2 baseline accelerator gives admins access ...

  • October 11, 2010 11 Oct'10

    VMworld 2010: Microsoft USA Today ad missed the mark

    Microsoft made news at VMworld 2010 with an open letter to VMware customers. Mike Laverick writes that the move was an unwelcome (and misleading) return to tired marketing tactics.

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    AVIcode the latest cloud-inspired acquisition for Microsoft

    This week, Microsoft announced that it has acquired AVIcode, Inc., a Baltimore-based private company known for its .NET application monitoring software. The move is similar to the Opalis ...

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