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Wizard to Unlock SuSE from Microsoft patent Dungeon

April 4, 2011
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The Novell Sale is being positioned to go ahead before the resolution of the Patent issue with the Department of Justice.

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Microsoft’s new Client Access License snubs desktop virtualization

March 30, 2011
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A change to the Microsoft Client Access License (CAL) bundle is a rare event - the last time it happened was about 10 years ago; so any change to the CAL bundle has to be seen as a significant indicator of Microsoft's core values. Or so you would think. Assuming that is right, last week's…

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Using Microsoft SCOM to Manage the Performance of Virtualized Applications on vSphere

March 29, 2011
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Using Microsoft SCOM to Manage the Performance of Virtualized Applications on vSphere

BlueStripe has integrated its applications topology views and end-to-end response time monitoring information into Microsoft SCOM. This creates an appealing solution to manage applications performance on a response time basis across virtualization platforms, and across both physical and virtually host applications.

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Licensing VDI for Microsoft Desktops – is it rocket science?

March 2, 2011
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Licensing VDI for Microsoft Desktops – is it rocket science?

Given all the past ingenuity and accomplishment why is it, in 2011, the mere task of assigning valid licenses to desktop virtualisation should appear an arcane process? How do different virtualization models impact how you license your desktop services? What are the current licensing models and do they apply in all instances of desktop virtualisation?…

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Microsoft Windows Thin PC – a solution only a mother could love

February 21, 2011
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Attached as a footnote to last week's big news of Windows 7 SP1 being released to manufacture, Microsoft also announced a new lightweight edition of Windows 7. Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is in many respects a Windows 7-based update of Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP), a lightweight locked down version of Windows XP SP3…

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Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

February 8, 2011
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MultiPoint Server is the Cinderella of the Windows world, locked away in the cellar education sector, kept away from the bright lights of publicity and severely limited in what it could offer. But that could well be changing given Microsoft's recent efforts to revamp the product. Although not yet quite ready for shipping, Microsoft has…

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Virtualizing Internet Explorer: Microsoft Takes The Ball and Goes Home

November 26, 2010
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There is great outrage to Microsoft's reluctance to play ball and support virtualization of IE. Without an alternative, the solutions offered by Microsoft are expensive, cumbersome and difficult to maintain. Virtualising the application may well allow different browser versions to co-exist - but the user-experience can be cumbersome with links to other applications not always…

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OpenStack on Hyper-V – Microsoft does Public Cloud Interoperability

November 11, 2010
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On October 22nd, Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com to provide integration and support of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to the OpenStack project. The announcement caused a great deal of interest here at the Virtualization Practice, as it signals an unexpected willingness on Microsoft's part to pursue interoperability at the IaaS layer,…

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Microsoft Office 365 – Coming soon to a cloud near you

October 26, 2010
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Eschewing the virtual desktop for the truly virtual, Microsoft has announced its next generation productivity suite bringing together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service.

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