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.
Nokia's biggest Windows Phone yet, at six inches, offers some benefits for those not put off by a meatier form factor.
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.
Programme aims to get more people online using refurbished kit and low cost broadband.
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.
Redmond has fundamentally redesigned Windows Server 2012 so customers can experience the benefits of "true virtualization" and better manage the influx of data, devices and apps in the corporate arena.
Half of enterprises are Windows 7. Do we really expect those companies to move to Windows 8 even if there are benefits? And can slow movers go from XP to Windows 8?
For the second time in two years, Microsoft has significantly cut the benefits it offers to TechNet subscribers. Will the newly reduced allotments of Windows and Office product keys really reduce piracy or just annoy Microsoft's customers?
While Microsoft is working to make Windows 8 look like its mobile platform, Apple is already reaping the benefits of having a mature and widely-adopted mobile platform.
The features on analysts' wishlists, from virtualisation to Windows 7-friendliness...
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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