Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
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Virtualisation specialist VMware has launched its VMware Horizon desktop-as-a-service, a public cloud offering that allows businesses to deploy virtual Windows desktops to PCs and mobile devices.
Better integration with cloud services and simpler virtualisation are some of the new features in the next release of its Microsoft Server 2012 Essentials, the version of Windows Server targeted at small businesses.
After becoming a test subject for Windows Server 2012, Kennards will now be adopting the new product as part of its virtualisation road map.
Microsoft is looking forward to increasing the market share of its Hyper-V virtualisation product in Australia thanks to the release of Windows Server 2012.
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The company has launched the View software to give iPad users access to Windows desktops, applications and data via virtualisation
In an expansion to their partnership, Citrix will optimise XenServer and some Windows applications running on the virtualisation platform for Amazon's cloud
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has commenced a migration to Windows 7 and has begun a virtualisation support deployment as part of its desktop modernisation upgrade this year.
Cloud and virtualisation are related ideas, but they're not the same thing. To Microsoft the real benefit of its Azure cloud service is more than elasticity and scaling and economies of scale; it's that you can have Windows servers without having to do the work of running Windows Server yourself.
Virtualisation specialist Parallels, best known for its software that lets Mac users run Windows applications on their Apple desktop, has opened an office in Australia, on the back of strong local interest in its products.
VMware will standardise all its virtual appliances on Novell's OS under a deal that should help the virtualisation specialist reduce its dependency on Windows
The company has made an abundance of desktop virtualisation announcements, which include licensing changes for Windows Client Software Assurance customers
The company's bare-metal virtualisation product lets Windows and Linux virtual machines run directly on Apple's hardware
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Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of Windows Server virtualisation, although management tools are not included. This, together with deployment issues, could limit the appeal of Microsoft's standalone hypervisor beyond the enterprise market.
Parallels Desktop Mac virtualisation software is faster than the previous version and gives users more customisation flexibility when working with Windows
It is now possible to deploy supported virtualisation environments that combine Red Hat Linux with Microsoft Windows Server, the two companies have announced.Late on Wednesday, Red Hat and Microsoft said they had completed interoperability testing and validation between the two companies' virtualisation software and operating systems.
The wait for Windows 7 combined with the comparatively lower than anticipated uptake of Vista has, as we know, left many users clinging for dear life onto XP. It has also, arguably, provided a breathing space for the virtualisation market to edge a little closer to users’ desktops.
This suite automatically reclaims over-allocated and under-utilised storage in Windows virtual machines. With SAN storage costing around £10/GB, Vizioncore's vOptimizer Pro could quickly pay for itself.
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