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The giant is moving: the new Microsoft 360 degrees virtualization strategy

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, March 13th, 2008   |   0 Comments

In the last months the Microsoft virtualization strategy became more than aggressive.
Started with Connectix acquisition in 2003 (hardware virtualization), Microsoft slowly extented its investment with SoftGrid acquisition in…


Burton Group rates Virtual Server as unusable, VMware as invincible

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, January 28th, 2008   |   0 Comments

On his corporate blog Richard Jones, Service Director of Data Center Strategies at Burton Group, comments the competition between Microsoft and VMware, finding analogies with the historical fight between…


Springboard Research indicates potential acquisitions in virtualization market

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, December 31st, 2007   |   0 Comments

ComputerWorld reports that:
Springboard Research has identified Citrix, Virtual Iron and SWSoft as prime candidates for acquisition in 2008 as part of its list of hot predictions for the…


Approaching virtualization with free tools

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, October 12th, 2007   |   0 Comments

Server virtualization is a critical technology. It strongly impacts on corporation financial plan saving on power, cooling, building space, computers maintenance costs and hardware purchase and upgrade.
But it…


Release: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, September 7th, 2007   |   0 Comments

After 3 years, since acquisition of Connectix, Microsoft finally releases an enterprise class management tool for Virtual Server: Virtual Machine Manager 2007, included in System Center management family.
First…


VMware Workstation named Best Software Development Product

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, June 19th, 2007   |   0 Comments

Quoting from the VMware official announcement:
VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced that VMware Workstation has won the 2007 Visual…


Microsoft removes Viridian key features and changes future market order

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, May 14th, 2007   |   0 Comments

Last week from its official corporate blog Mike Neil, General Manager for Virtualization Strategy, announced a critical decision for upcoming release of Windows Server Virtualization (codename Viridian):
Microsoft has…


The Microsoft virtualization chance

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, April 2nd, 2007   |   0 Comments

The Microsoft investment in virtualization industry started in unsuspected times, with the acquisition of the only VMware competitor in 2003: Connectix.
At that time rumours spread the gossip story…


Root of Microsoft interest for virtualization?

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, March 9th, 2007   |   0 Comments

In a Microsoft official email between Ben Waldman and Bill Gates (dated June 27, 1997) about destiny of Mac Office 2007 circulating these days on the web, a postscript…


Release: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, February 20th, 2007   |   0 Comments

After 4 years since Virtual PC 2004 and 4 months since first public beta Microsoft finally release Virtual PC 2007, probably the last virtualization platform based on Connectix technology…


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