WPC 2012 – New Ways Partners Can Benefit in the Era of the Cloud OS

Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Division (STB) at Microsoft, took the stage this morning on Day 2 of the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, Canada.  Speaking to more than 16,000 attendees, he discussed new ways that partners can benefit in the era of the cloud OS, which Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice… Read more

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

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

VMblog Guest Post: Diving Into Cloud Computing with Virtualization

In honor of Cloud Connect 2011 taking place this week, Microsoft’s David Greschler considers the cloud readiness continuum in a guest post on VMblog, using examples of Microsoft virtualization customers to illustrate when and how to dive in: “Customers I’ve talked to see the potential of the cloud – agility, scale, automation, new development, cost-savings… 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

VMblog 2011 Predictions series: Microsoft walks the cloud talk

VMblog’s 2011 Predictions series asks virtualization and cloud executives to take a look back at trends of the past year, and provide recommendations about what 2011 might bring. Microsoft’s David Greshler shares some thoughtful guidance for IT pros and managers in his blog post installment: “As I see it, virtualization experts are poised to help… Read more

OpenStack is now open for Microsoft’s Hyper-V

Microsoft is partnering with Cloud.com and Rackspace to provide support of its virtualization platform, Hyper-V, to the OpenStack project.  This allows customers and service providers to use Windows Server R2 2008 Hyper-V virtualized environments running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure with greater flexibility when using OpenStack.   Learn more about the announcement at… Read more

Day 2 of VMworld Europe 2010: Microsoft and Citrix V-alliance

Day 2 of VMworld Europe begins, with Microsoft’s Patrick O’Rourke and Citrix’s Klaus Oestermann sharing a video update from the show. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpLmj4-lfAg&feature=player_embedded] Read more news from Copenhagen on the Virtualization Team Blog…. Read more

Microsoft at VMworld Europe 2010

Following a great week at Citrix Synergy in Berlin, the jet-setting Microsoft Virtualization team headed to Copenhagen for VMworld Europe 2010.  Lucas Searle, virtualization product manager at Microsoft-UK, and Dave Austin, director of product marketing for Citrix-EMEA, took a moment to share their thoughts on what they heard during the opening keynote: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35bD1jGHeQI] Read more… Read more

Microsoft at VMworld 2010: Observations from Day 1 and on to Day 2

For those of you wondering how things are going for the Microsoft Virtualization team in San Francisco this week, Patrick O’Rourke shares his thoughts and observations on day 1 at VMworld 2010 on the Virtualization Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2010/09/01/items-of-interest-from-vmworld-2010.aspx Stay tuned for more from VMworld 2010–one day down, three to go!… Read more