Articles Tagged with Microsoft

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Will Citrix and Microsoft Tie the Knot?

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As the business relationship between Citrix and Microsoft continues to flourish, it raises the question of whether the two will eventually tie the knot. Rumors of an acquisition have circulated on and off througout Citrix’s entire history, but could 2017 be the year that it finally happens?

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VMware + AWS?

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Rumors are flying that VMware and Amazon Web Services will be teaming together to offer cloud services for VMware workloads. A press conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, on what will reportedly be a significant announcement related to a partnership between the two companies.

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MS Ignite Roundup

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Microsoft has just wrapped up its MS Ignite conference in Atlanta. MS Ignite, which morphed from Microsoft’s TechEd conference, is the conference at which Microsoft traditionally announces and GAs its newest products and delivers its technical strategy announcements. The latest conference has not been a disappointment. This year, as expected for a tech conference, it is all about cloud, cloud, and more cloud, with a smattering of AI thrown in.

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Citrix and Microsoft Step Up Cloud Domination

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Today, Citrix and Microsoft announced that Azure Remote App will be deprecated, and a new version of Citrix XenApp on Azure will be the go-forward Cloud-based application virtualization offering.  This is game-changing news within the virtualization industry, but what exactly does this mean for customers and the industry as a whole?  Further, the timing of this announcement couldn’t be more relevant.

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Big Purchases, Big Dreams

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Yesterday we heard about several purchases within the industry: Microsofts acquisition of LinkedIn, Symantecs purchase of Blue Coat, and VMwares acquisition of Arkin. These are not small purchases. Once integrated, they start the journey to bigger goals and dreams. As some put it on Twitter, “It is a big day in IT.” I would agree. What is the reason for each of these purchases, and why have they been made? The oddest one, which has people scratching their head, is Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn.

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