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

Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTMs today!

Today, Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing and announced that it will be available to customers on February 22, 2011. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 enables sophisticated desktop virtualization capabilities that build on the comprehensive virtualization functionality already included in the Windows Server operating system. Specifically… Read more

Businesses Save Thousands Moving to Microsoft Virtualization

Today Microsoft announced that business customers are saving on average $170,000 (U.S.) when they switch to Microsoft virtualization software from VMware software.   Customers are turning to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management tools to reduce energy consumption, hardware costs, recurring licensing costs, and improve their overall management of virtual and non-virtual… Read more

Microsoft Partners With Cisco on New Unified Computing System

Today, Microsoft Corp. announced its support of Cisco’s Unified Computing System entrance into the server datacenter market as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Through this agreement, Cisco will pre-package, resell and support Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. In addition, Microsoft is working closely with Cisco to… Read more

Microsoft and Marathon Technologies Expand Relationship for Customer Benefit

Microsoft and Marathon Technologies Corporation today announced a development agreement designed to address the fault tolerant and high availability computing needs for business customers running Windows Server-based applications in enterprise information technology departments and data centers. The collaboration is focused in three areas: Help provide customers who deploy Windows Server 2008 and Marathon everRun® software… Read more

Microsoft and Novell Deliver Joint Virtualization Solution Through Partners

Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. are announcing the availability of a joint virtualization solution optimized for customers running mixed-source environments. The joint offering includes SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server from Novell® configured and tested as an optimized guest operating system running on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, and is fully supported by both companies’ channel partners, including… Read more