Desktop Virtualization


Hyper-V Opens Up to Linux with Microsoft Code Release

Microsoft has taken the once unthinkable step of contributing 20,000 lines of code to the Linux community, allowing any commercial or community distribution of Linux to run as a virtual machine on top of Hyper-V.

Microsoft Makes Some Volume Licensing Changes

Microsoft on Tuesday announced Volume Licensing program changes that supposedly simplify matters for IT shops, as well as hosting providers.

Don't Fall for the VDI Hype

Remote Desktop Services and XenApp are much more efficient solutions than traditional VDI -- by a large margin.

Advanced Virtual Conversion Flowchart

Procedural approach for conversions can aid conversions of any type.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 Downgrade Plan

Microsoft has clarified its downgrade rights policies for Windows 7 purchasers when that operating system becomes generally available.

The Coming Display Protocol Wars

The future of desktop virtualization may hinge on display protocols. VMware and Citrix take different paths: Which company is likely to win?

WANem: A Handy Tool for VDI Pilots

WANem makes it easy to simulate low bandwidth and latency conditions.

Controlling End-User Sprawl

End users can contribute to virtual machine sprawl by using readily available, free downloads. Here are a few simple steps to head off problems before they begin.

Windows 7 RC Released to Microsoft's Subscribers

The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.

Windows 7 RC Dates Disclosed; 'XP Mode' Unveiled

Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.

Microsoft Unveils MED-V 1.0

The first version of Microsoft's desktop virtualization tool was announced last week.

Sun VirtualBox 2.2 Adds Open Virtualization Format Support

Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution.

Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite.

Forrester: Businesses Adopting Virtualization

Server virtualization is being implemented at the majority of firms, in both enterprise (1,000 seats or more) and small-to-medium (SMB) business segments, according to two separate Forrester Research reports.

Gartner: Everything's Coming Up Virtual

New research from Gartner predicts that sales of virtualization software could jump by nearly 50 percent this year.

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