Microsoft to end legacy support -- boosts cloud resources

Still on XP SP3, Vista, or even Windows 2000? Do you care about Microsoft's cloud investments? Check out these stories and other news from our Windows sites.

No legacy Windows support, no problem for some IT managers

Microsoft will end support for Microsoft Windows XP, SP2, Windows Vista without service packs installed and all versions of Windows 2000 over the next few months. However, IT managers are in no rush to upgrade.

Selling desktop virtualization to 'traditional' desktop admins

Desktop administrators need to be aware of the various available desktop virtualization technologies and how to take advantage of them. Application virtualization products like Microsoft App-V, Citrix XenApp Streaming or VMware ThinApp allow for worry-free application deployment, making desktop virtualization easier.

Microsoft's Ballmer bets the farm on cloud computing

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer said the software giant's will be increasing employee resources in cloud computing from 70 to 90%.

Building a XenDesktop architecture requires care

IT pros looking to build a XenDesktop virtual architecture should be alert to the various issues that could arise during installation and the amount of time a XenDesktop install may take.

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