Desktop Virtualization


Microsoft Security Essentials To Arrive on Sept. 29

Microsoft Security Essentials, Redmond's free consumer security software for PCs, will be available for download by the general public on Tuesday.

Windows 7 Update Addresses App Compatibility

Microsoft released a minor update this week for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that addresses compatibility issues for some applications.

MDOP 2009 R2 Arriving Next Month

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft on Monday.

Workspace Virtualization Grows Up

With vDesk 2.0, RingCube takes an innovative approach to desktop virtualization.

Scattered Thoughts from a Disheveled Mind

Virtualization is no longer cool, Keith thinks...and he's just getting started.

Report: Windows 7 Meets Business Needs

Microsoft got it right with Windows 7, according to Michael Cherry, vice president of research on operating systems for Directions on Microsoft.

Easier Physical-to-Virtual Migrations

A guide for transferring user personalities from physical to virtual desktop environments

Making VDI as Good for Users as Physical Desktops -- and Even Better

Once-doubtful users can easily be swayed to VDI's myriad benefits, if the technology is presented to them the right way.

Microsoft Tells Investors Why VMware Will Lose

Microsoft's Brad Anderson on Tuesday talked about the company's management product strategies, while downplaying those of VMware, at investment banker-sponsored event.

Supercomputer Boots 1M Virtual Machines in Botnet Study

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have simultaneously booted 1 million Linux kernels, all of which ran as virtual machines on the labs' Thunderbird supercomputer.

Windows XP Mode RC Released

The release candidate (RC) version of Windows XP Mode is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

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.