Recent articles on Microsoft’s virtualization roadmap

From ComputerWorld, “Q&A: Microsoft’s Bob Muglia discusses virtualization plans” –,10801,102332,00.html  Also from ComputerWorld, “Sidebar: Under the Hood: The Soul of a Virtual Machine” (they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!) –,10801,101243,00.html From The Register, “Microsoft’s Virtual Server to become a ‘feature’ in 2009” – 


Steve Ballmer on Microsoft’s virtualization strategy

In his keynote address this morning at Microsoft Management Summit 2005, Steve Ballmer reaffirmed Microsoft’s commitment to the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI), of which virtualization is a key component. Ballmer explained that Microsoft is increasing investment in both virtualization and virtualization management technology, describing near-term product improvements and laying out a long-term strategy for both areas….


Announcing Virtual Server 2005 SP1 Beta

This morning at Microsoft Management Summit 2005, Steve Ballmer  announced the availability of Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta. To view an on-demand Web cast of Steve’s talk (including Jeff Woolsey’s demonstration of Virtual Server 2005 SP1), go to SP1 contains the latest software updates for Virtual Server 2005. SP1 includes the…