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November 20, 2012  2:29 PM

VMware admits Hyper-V is cheaper in some cases — Updated

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft, Virtualization platforms, vSphere 5

A new online calculator says VMware's server virtualization software is more expensive than Microsoft’s. The surprising source behind the calculator is VMware. The new calculator’s results, highlighted by Microsoft in a gloating blog post, show vSphere 5.1 Enterprise Plus as 19% more...

June 28, 2011  5:30 PM

Microsoft needs to cut out the VMware middleman

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

Pop quiz: Why did you buy your particular smartphone or tablet? A. Because of its cool apps that let me make dinner reservations, hail a taxi to...

May 31, 2011  8:10 PM

SCVMM 2012 beta goes to second round

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Microsoft released a second beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 to a broader audience May 26, bringing the product another step closer to general availability. Due out in the second half of 2011, 

May 19, 2011  6:20 PM

Microsoft TechEd 2011 photos

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Photobucket The Georgia World Congress Center in...

April 29, 2011  6:25 PM

VMware: Microsoft for the 21st century?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft, VMware

"Deep down, Maritz and his colleagues know the traditional operating system isn't going anywhere anytime soon." I wrote that sentence last month, when I argued that

April 15, 2011  6:20 PM

Virtualization management not quite there yet

Posted by: KeithKessinger
management, Microsoft, scvmm, scvmm2012, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere

Virtualization has always posed management problems for IT departments. And as more IT shops deploy multiple hypervisors, the problems are getting worse. In companies that deploy both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, 71% have difficulties managing both hypervisors from a single console,...

January 10, 2011  6:33 PM

Bob Muglia leaving Microsoft

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

Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business and the public face of its...

December 16, 2010  5:21 PM

Paul Maritz talks Microsoft, Oracle

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

Paul Maritz knows VMware has a target on its back. The VMware CEO was the latest guest on Fortune's "Connected with Adam Lashinsky," where he talked about VMware's standing in...

September 2, 2010  6:03 PM

Microsoft takes its perennial shot at VMware

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft, VMworld 2010

It's not quite the "Poker Chip Incident" of 2008, but Microsoft made its presence known at this year's show with a full-page ad in USA Today, which was delivered directly to hotel rooms...

August 17, 2010  6:19 PM

Citrix joins VMware partner program

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, Microsoft, VMware, VMworld 2010

Just when you thought virtualization vendor relationships couldn't get any more complicated, Citrix has signed up as a VMware technology alliance partner. Is this the...

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