I often think that Microsoft is a bit like the English language, a lot of people speak it, a lot of people don’t and for many people it’s a second or third language they need for work e.g. air traffic controllers. In technology few of us run a totally Microsoft environment, a few more will have nothing to do with Microsoft for almost religious reasons but the majority have some of this and some of that and are working hard every day to get everything to work.
So I am pleased that there are three really important announcements to make support issues for the majority of us a little easier:
Combining these three development means you can get proper support, and effectively manage the heterogeneous hell that can arise in your data centre, as a result of acquisitions, migrations or because your policy is to have best of breed solutions for your business needs. What this means for us IT professionals is that those of us who have multiple disciplines will be in more demand and so being skilled in say Hyper-V and VMware or Oracle and SQL Server will only be good for you.
Dennis Actually in the UK it's VirtualiSation, so please follow someone in the US if you like it spelt that way
Sorry Andrew, but both are correct in British English. There are a few words (about 20 or so) that in British English mandate the use of the -ise spelling but wouldn't that be wandering into the realms of pedantry? :-)