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October 27, 2010  4:52 PM

Microsoft not the Apple of virtualization’s eye



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V

It's not a good morning for Microsoft. Execs are waking up to reports of the company's demise from two major business publications: CNNMoney,...

October 26, 2010  7:33 PM

Hyper-V R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate is out



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V

Hyper-V's long-awaited Dynamic Memory feature is one step closer to general availability. Microsoft made the Hyper-V R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate available today as part of the


July 20, 2010  9:14 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: VM6 Software



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V

Welcome to the latest edition of the Virtualization Vendor Profile. Every once in a while I’ll talk with a smaller or lesser-known company, learn about their business, discuss some industry trends, and write up a recap. Last week I covered the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference...


July 13, 2010  2:06 PM

vSphere vs. Azure: The real battle



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, vSphere, Windows Azure

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hyper-V vs. vSphere is SO last year. Cloud computing is the main theme at this week's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and Hyper-V has taken a backseat to Windows Azure. The focus on Azure, a Platform as a Service...


April 9, 2010  7:55 PM

Branch office virtualization: Formula 1 in a grocery-shopping world



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, VM6, VMware

Feedback from my recent article on server virtualization in branch offices suggests that virtualization still has a long way to go in those settings. FBL Insurance in West Des Moines,...


December 22, 2009  8:46 PM

All I want for Christmas is … a clustered file system?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Microsoft Hyper-V, vSphere

Having a hard time finding a holiday gift for that special admin in your life (or yourself)? We’ve asked two of our virtualization experts what was on their letters to Santa Claus; maybe their wish lists will inspire you. Remember, there are still two shopping days left! Rob McShinsky, senior...


August 25, 2009  1:54 PM

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 released to manufacturing



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, vSphere

Microsoft announced the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 release to manufacturing (RTM) yesterday. The release comes a month after the...


July 22, 2009  11:37 PM

Microsoft releases Hyper-V R2 to manufacturing



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V

Microsoft released Hyper-V R2 to manufacturing today, along with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. The release to manufacturing (RTM) means the final code is available for...


July 22, 2009  7:09 PM

Is Microsoft giving up on Windows?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Colin Steele, Google, Linux and virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows, VMware, Windows 7

You probably read the above headline and had a question of your own. Something along the lines of, "Colin, what have you been smoking?" I know, it seems ridonklulous to think that Microsoft would give up on its Windows operating system -- a product that dominates its market like few others in IT...


June 15, 2009  6:24 PM

VMware: Sorry for the Hyper-V crash video, Microsoft



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

Much has been made of Microsoft's regular attacks against VMware, from its "VMware Costs Way Too Much" poker chips to its "


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