Microsoft preps MOM and SMS and ADS updates for forthcoming Virtual Server 2004

Taken from MSFN:

In spite of a significant delay in its release, Microsoft this week will tout its forthcoming Virtual Server 2004 as a key deliverable of its Dynamic Systems Initiative and plans to enable its existing management servers to manage virtual machines.

At the Microsoft Management Summit 2004 in Las Vegas, executives will discuss plans to make available during the second half of 2004 several new offerings for virtual machine management, including the Microsoft Operations Manager 2004 Virtual Machine Management (VM) Pack as well as Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 1 with virtual machine support, sources say. Additionally, Microsoft is readying to move into beta this May an Automated Deployment Services 1.5 upgrade that will ease deployment and management of multiple virtual images on a single server, sources say.

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