Microsoft and Dell Streamline Virtualization and Management

Today, Microsoft and Dell are announcing a strategic partnership expansion to help customers more quickly deploy and manage virtualization technologies. This partnership will bring together the strong hypervisor technology of Hyper-V with integrated management solutions from Dell and Microsoft to make virtualization and management more accessible and affordable for customers, and provide essential elements need… Read more

Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Day 1: From Virtualization to Private Cloud With System Center 2012

Microsoft’s Management Summit 2011 begins in full force this morning at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. During today’s keynote, corporate vice president Brad Anderson introduced the new System Center 2012 to enable enterprise IT organizations to which will enable IT managers to deliver private cloud services that empower business teams, provide greater insights into… Read more

Target Running Hyper-V in All 1,755 Stores; Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Begins Today

Microsoft’s annual Management Summit kicks off today and approximately 4,000 attendees are arriving in Las Vegas for the event.     As the show begins, today Microsoft highlighted the experiences of retailer Target Corp. using Microsoft virtualization and management technologies.   Target, the second largest discount retailer in the U.S., has virtualized inventory, point-of-sale, supply-chain… Read more

Microsoft acquires Opalis Software

Today Microsoft announced its acquisition of Opalis Software, a Toronto-based leader in IT process automation software used by customers like Chicos, Dow Chemical, Xerox and Kawasaki.   This acquisition brings together Opalis’ datacenter automation expertise with the integrated physical and virtual datacenter management capabilities of Microsoft System Center. As part of the acquisition, Opalis software… Read more

Microsoft Online Services solution that will provide IT Management and Security Capabilities for Businesses

As part of yesterday’s announcement of Exchange Online and SharePoint Online availability in the U.S., Microsoft also announced that it is planning to offer a Microsoft Online Services solution that will provide IT management and security capabilities for businesses.  Slated for delivery in calendar year 2010, these new offerings will enable IT managers to secure… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager General Availability

Today, Microsoft announced the General Availability of three Microsoft System Center products: Configuration Manager 2007, Virtual Machine Manager 2007 and Data Protection Manager 2007, expanding Microsoft’s management offerings which also include System Center Operations Manager 2007 released earlier this year.  The announcement was made at IT Forum in Barcelona today and can be found at  … Read more