Posts Tagged ‘ Microsoft ’

Did You Get the Memo?

July 28, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

Did you get the memo? You know, the one that went out about the end of support for Microsoft Windows XP that took effect on April 8, 2014. What month is it now? Oh, that’s right; it’s July. So why in the world should there still be news about the end of Windows XP? Well,…

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Microsoft StorSimple Hybrid SAN Links Data Center Back to Azure

July 22, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Two years after its acquisition of cloud storage gateway vendor StorSimple, Microsoft is introducing new physical and virtual appliances into a hybrid cloud storage service that will blur the lines between on-premises SAN and Azure cloud storage for its customers.

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XenApp is Back, and Citrix With It

July 18, 2014
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ApplicationVirtualization

In a Wednesday blog post Berger admitted in public what many inside and outside Citrix have known for years; "we over rotated and SBC* became a second class citizen to VDI."

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Application/Desktop Virtualization: The Big Three and … ?

June 26, 2014
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ApplicationVirtualization

When you think of application or desktop virtualization, you likely think about “The Big Three”: Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View, and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Without a doubt, these three vendors comprise the majority of the mindshare and market share.

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Why Microsoft Might Just End Up Owning the Future

May 30, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

The past two years have seen an arms race at the high end of the virtualization arena. The biggest players in the space have competed furiously to add features and capabilities to their combined platform offerings, either by swallowing up smaller companies or investing heavily in product development. MDM, DaaS, hybrid cloud, profile management, application…

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Death to Active Directory? Is the Windows Domain Still Relevant in the Modern IT World?

May 5, 2014
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CloudComputing

In a meeting recently, I was quite taken aback to hear a reason given for not moving to 2012 R2 forest functional level—a reason to which I hadn’t previously been privy. The stated reason was, “in a few years, the Windows domain won’t be relevant anymore.” As someone who cut his IT teeth on Windows…

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The Impact of the IaaS Price Wars

April 17, 2014
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price war

Public cloud IaaS providers are competing heavily on price. Watching Google, AWS, and Microsoft play the falling prices game is like watching a ping-pong match. It is just a matter of time before IBM’s SoftLayer matches the prices as well. Adrian Cockcroft wrote a great piece called The Real Story Behind the Cloud Price War,…

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Winds of Change: What Does Horizon 6 Mean for Microsoft and Citrix?

April 14, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

At first glance, it looks like VMware’s recently announced Horizon 6 platform is an admission by VMware that applications, rather than desktops, do matter, and that Citrix has been on the right track all along. Certainly, XenApp has been a thorn in the side of many VMware View implementations through the years, allowing people to…

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Microsoft Continues to Take Great Strides Forward

February 27, 2014
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CloudComputing

Microsoft continues to take great strides forward with its cloud strategy, to the point where success has it charging forth at almost record pace. One thing I have learned, in my years working in IT, is that when Microsoft sets its mind on doing something, it is a pretty safe bet that it will succeed…

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