Computerworld blogs about virtualization in Longhorn Server

My colleague Jim Ni had an email exchange with Robert Mitchell of Computerworld as a follow-up to Rob's informative article last week titled, "The Virtualization Procrastinators." Robert blogged about his exchange with Jim, in which Jim corrected an inaccuracy published about the description of the planned hypervisor in Windows Server Longhorn. If you're interested to… Read more

HPC Finds a Home on Port25

Port25, which is a blog for Microsoft's open source software lab, is casting an eye toward high-performance computing. They've tapped the talents and experiences of Frank Chism, a technology specialist by title here as Microsoft. As you can watch/listen to in this interview, Frank has earned his stripes working on HPC systems and clusters. I'm sure Frank will use this… Read more

Getting Smart About Smart Cards

Beta 2 of Certificate Lifecycle Manager (CLM) went live today, available here.  CLM helps lower the costs (and avoid the headaches) of issuing and managing smart cards by providing workflow and policy tools for admins.  No custom development required and CLM can enable users to self-issue cards, too.   More and more companies are looking to… Read more

Virtual Hard Disk format becomes open

A few weeks back we introduced a type of non-binding agreement for Web services software called Open Specification Promise. Today we announced that the same agreement now aplies to the virtual hard disk (VHD) image format used by Microsoft for encapsulating the OS and app within a virtual machine. Some early coverage has appeared in eWeek and… Read more

IIS 6.0 Overtakes Apache in Fortune 1000

Checking the newswire today, we found a nice press release from Port80 Software, who have been tracking Web server usage among Fortune 1000 companies for the last few years. Their report shows that, for the first time, IIS 6.0 has overtaken Apache in serving up corporate Web sites for the Fortune 1000. IIS 6.0 now… Read more

Linux-Watch: get the facts

Every now and again we use this blog to correct inaccuracies in the public domain. Mostly innocent errors at media outlets. And usually I wouldn't comment on opinion pieces at Linux-Watch because the rhetorical debate would be fruitless. You know, "taste great" versus "less filling" sort of thing. But one of our pals at Linux-Watch botched some… Read more