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June 12, 2012  1:59 PM

Hyper-V Server 2012 Release Candidate surfaces at TechEd

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Microsoft Hyper-V

A free download is available on Microsoft’s website for those who want to experiment with the new, free version of Hyper-V. Hyper-V Server is offered as a standalone product by Microsoft apart from the...

June 4, 2012  8:14 PM

Veeam releases free backup tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
backup, Microsoft Hyper-V, Veeam, VMware

VMware and Hyper-V admins can now get a free set of tools from Veeam for backing up, copying and transporting virtual machines. Veeam Backup Free Edition has no time...

July 28, 2011  2:08 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Altaro

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
backup, Microsoft Hyper-V

SMB users of Hyper-V will soon get a new backup alternative. Altaro, which previously focused on desktop-level backups, plans to release software in August it says will be simpler and cheaper than other offerings on the market for Microsoft’s hypervisor. The product, Altaro Hyper-V Backup,...

July 5, 2011  6:11 PM

Microsoft, Citrix join VMware on ‘magic’ mountain

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

VMware still rules, but the top of the virtualization mountain is getting crowded. Gartner has added Microsoft and Citrix to the leaders section of its...

June 29, 2011  12:54 PM

David Greschler leaves Microsoft

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

David Greschler, Microsoft's director of virtualization and cloud computing, has left the company. Greschler and Douglas A. Brown of the popular virtualization site have founded a new virtualization and cloud community site,

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June 20, 2011  2:36 PM

Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows 8: New features emerge

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows 8

The summer hypervisor season is in full swing, and three blockbusters are capturing the attention of fans and critics alike. We already know about the upcoming releases of VMware vSphere 5...

May 19, 2011  6:16 PM

Microsoft TechEd 2011 reporter’s notebook

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Microsoft Hyper-V


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May 17, 2011  12:45 PM

Microsoft moves beyond SMI-S with NetApp

Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, virtualization storage

By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer ATLANTA -- NetApp and Cisco have issued another reference architecture in partnership with a virtualization vendor. This time it's Microsoft. The

March 22, 2011  4:37 PM

Microsoft touts Target, launches System Center 2012

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft Corp. revealed its new beta of System Center 2012 today. At the Microsoft Management Summit...

March 10, 2011  8:31 PM

VMware’s iPad app: A lesson in contradiction?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Desktop virtualization, iPad, Microsoft Windows, VMware View

News of the VMware View iPad client was all the rage yesterday. The constant discussion got so bad at one point that I had to close my Twitter client and take a breather (but not...

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