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Microsoft acquires Sentillion

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, December 10th, 2009   |   0 Comments

With a surprising move Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Sentillion, the US startup that launched in summer 2006 the virtualization product called vThere.
The company’s press announcement doesn’t…

Is Microsoft really committed to enterprise desktop virtualization?

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, October 30th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Ten days ago Microsoft announced the availability of its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2. As most readers know, this is a special bundle that the company offers to…

Release: MokaFive Suite 2.0

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009   |   0 Comments

A little more than three years ago a new US startup called Moka5 joined the virtualization industry with a simple plan: to change the market by streaming secure virtual…

Microsoft to embed VirtualPC 7 in Windows 7

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, April 29th, 2009   |   0 Comments

One thing Microsoft never made clear in the last few years was its virtualization strategy for the consumer market. Yes, if we talk about the client side of an…

Release: Microsoft MED-V 1.0

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, April 9th, 2009   |   0 Comments

After more than one year after the acquisition of Kidaro, Microsoft is finally able to release its version of Managed Workspace, now renamed as Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V).

Microsoft releases a demo version of MED-V 1.0 beta

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, March 18th, 2009   |   0 Comments

In March 2008 Microsoft acquired an interesting startup called Kidaro, which was focused on the corporate virtual machine security segment (something we call “platform wrappers” in the Virtualization Industry…

InstallFree hires Thinstall and Kidaro executives away from VMware and Microsoft

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, February 18th, 2009   |   0 Comments

The young application virtualization startup InstallFree (launched in April 2008) must be really interesting if it was able to hire away a former Thinstall executive from VMware and a…

Book: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solution

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, February 4th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Microsoft just released an introductory book about its virtualization products for free:

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (From the Desktop to the Datacenter) Mitch Tulloch (with the Microsoft Virtualization Team) ISBN:…

Microsoft launches MED-V 1.0 beta

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, January 16th, 2009   |   0 Comments

As promised in November, Microsoft launched yesterday the first beta of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), formerly known as Kidaro Managed Workspace.
Microsoft acquired Kidaro in March 2008, but…

Virtual Computer moves NxTop into private beta

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008   |   0 Comments

In September a new virtualization startup surfaced the crowded market: Virtual Computer. Founded by the same man that created Virtual Iron, Alex Vasilevsky, the young company didn’t reveal much…

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