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Tech: Run legacy Connectix virtual machines on Virtual PC 2004

Posted by Staff   |   Saturday, December 9th, 2006   |   0 Comments

Once again Ben Armstrong, Program Manager of Virtual Machine Team at Microsoft, provides a veru useful tip for Virtual PC customers:
In Connectix Virtual PC 5.0 we moved to using…

Microsoft completes Softricity acquisition

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, July 18th, 2006   |   2 Comments

Quoting from the Microsoft official announcement:
Microsoft Corp. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Softricity Inc., a leading provider of application virtualization and dynamic streaming technologies.


Book: Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, May 25th, 2006   |   0 Comments

Advanced Server Virtualization
Release Date: May 17, 2005
ISBN: 0849339316
Edition: 1
Pages: 760

With practical guidelines and examples, Advanced Server Virtualization emphasizes design, implementation, and management from…

Microsoft, the big absentee of virtualization

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, March 27th, 2006   |   0 Comments

Where is Microsoft while VMware is delivering virtualization innovations one after another, driving the whole IT market quite all alone?
Let’s consider the Virtual PC / Virtual Server development cycle…

The long chess game of VMware

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, March 3rd, 2006   |   0 Comments

VMware knows Microsoft is going to compete against them since the Connectix acquisition time. Maybe earlier.
Quite every company in the IT world knowns that sooner or later Microsoft…

Microsoft to threaten VMware?

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, October 25th, 2005   |   0 Comments

Quoting from TechWorld:
With the arrival of Russian software company Parallels, the virtualisation marketplace is maturing rapidly.
There’s a clear leader in VMware, the 800lb gorilla that’s setting the pace…

Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization Roadmap

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, September 30th, 2005   |   0 Comments

Steven Bink reports this upcoming TechNet webcast from Microsoft, scheduled for Tuesday, October 04, 2005 1:00 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada):
Today’s information technology organizations are under pressure…

Microsoft maps out plan to integrate virtualization into Windows

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, September 28th, 2005   |   0 Comments

Quoting from
Over the next few years, Microsoft intends to phase out the virtualization products it acquired from Connectix Corp. and develop virtualization functionality of its own in the…

Microsoft details Virtual Server upgrades

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, September 16th, 2005   |   0 Comments

Quoting from
Microsoft on Wednesday detailed changes to its Virtual Server plans, announcing it will shift its next update of the software from a maintenance release to a paid…

PC virtualisation on the move

Posted by Staff   |   Saturday, August 27th, 2005   |   0 Comments

Quoting from TechWorld:
Thanks to the backward, “all software owns the entire system” design of the x86 CPU architecture, PC client and server virtualisation is one of the most challenging…

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