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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server News from IT Forum

    Today at IT Forum, Bob Kelly, corporate vice president in the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, announced pricing, packaging and licensing for Windows Server 2008 and introduced a new product, Microsoft Hyper-V Server. Specifically: The Windows Server 2008 lineup includes the following familiar...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Fortune 500 Company CH2M HILL Switches to Microsoft from VMware to Save Millions

    Microsoft today announced that CH2M HILL switched to Microsoft virtualization and management software from VMware Inc. software, projecting cost savings of more than $3.2 million during the next three to five years. The company also expects to reduce server administration work by 30 percent so it can...
  • Blog Post: How to Virtualize Servers: Operating System vs. Dedicated Software

    For most users, the question isn’t whether to introduce virtualization in their networks, but how to virtualize so as to cause the least disruption. A new white paper from IDEAS International, a leading supplier of IT market research, considers the question of whether enterprises would do better virtualizing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RC1 Available for Download

    If Windows Server 2008 is the brisket, as previously described by group product manager Alex Hinrichs, Hyper-V is the special sauce. And today, the brisket gets even tastier with Hyper-V release candidate 1 (RC 1), which is available for download. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V contains everything...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Vision and Strategy to Accelerate Virtualization Adoption

    Microsoft Corp. today articulated an expanded role for virtualization as a key enabler of its Dynamic IT vision and outlined a companywide strategy to help accelerate the broad adoption of virtualization. To help drive its strategy, the company also announced the acquisition of Calista Technologies Inc...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires Calista Technologies, Expands Alliance with Citrix

    As reported today , Microsoft has completed the acquisition of Calista Technologies, a leading provider of graphic technologies for next-generation desktop and presentation virtualization solutions. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Calista provides technology that improves end-user experience of 3...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Citrix respond to VMware's opening keynote at VMworld 2010

  • Blog Post: Microsoft vs. VMware – You Vote for the Winner!

    In a head-to-head challenge not seen since the original Rocky , Microsoft takes on VMware in NetworkWorld’s latest installment of its popular TechDebate series . In Microsoft’s corner, David Greschler discusses how customers and Microsoft increasingly view virtualization as a stepping...
  • Blog Post: 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. Read more news from Copenhagen on the Virtualization Team Blog .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft heads to VMworld 2010; kicks things off with TweetUp party

    VMworld 2010 kicks off tomorrow and the Microsoft Virtualization Team is headed to San Francisco to take part. If you’re able to join us at VMworld, please feel free to stop by booth #1431 and say hi. Blink and you’ll miss us, though, so we're making up for it with a good party tonight...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Beta Now Available

    The Windows Server Division unveiled a holiday surprise for customers and partners this morning, delivering a public beta for Microsoft’s hypervisor-based server virtualization technology called Hyper-V, a feature with some versions of Windows Server 2008. The beta is available for download at: http...