This week, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is in full swing, and it’s the company’s largest partner event of the year. Ironically, not only does Windows Server 2003 officially and finally reach end of life today, but Citrix is making several announcements as well.
On Monday, Microsoft announced some changes to licensing with respect to VDI, as described in yesterday’s article, Microsoft Changes Windows Licensing. Although Microsoft licensing has always been somewhat complex and difficult to understand, this change is a step forward in terms of simplification. Further, the announcement certainly was good news for enterprises that use VDI, … Continue reading Downstream Impact of Microsoft Licensing Changes for VDI
…or “Yaw’ll run and git your shotguns, ’cause those pigs are a-flyin!” Mark November 3, 2014, in your calendar as a red-letter day and living proof that leopards can change their spots. On this day, Microsoft changed the terms of Windows licensing for its flagship desktop operating system, Windows Enterprise. In an update to the … Continue reading Microsoft Changes Windows Licensing
Microsoft and Docker have announced that they are cooperating to bring Docker to Windows Server. This brings an important innovation to Windows, and will be a boon for the Windows ISV and developer communities.
Microsoft is testing a new server technology with Project Catapult that is likely to play an important role in future cloud computing environments—a server technology that can dramatically increase the performance of some data center workloads and breathe fresh life into Moore’s Law, all without significantly increasing server cost or power consumption. Microsoft Research’s Project … Continue reading Microsoft’s Project Catapult Puts Custom Chips in the Cloud
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.