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Microsoft has a virtualization white paper, too
While waiting for an official Microsoft response to VMware's new whitepaper attacking Microsoft's virtualization licensing and distribution policies, I stumbled across a couple of Microsoft virtualization whitepapers and tools that might be of interest to customers evaluating products in this space.
VMware attacks Microsoft virtualization strategy
Microsoft is "trying to restrict customers' flexibility and freedom to choose virtualization software by limiting who can run their software and how they can run it." Those are the charges levied by Microsoft virtualization competitor VMware, which over the past few days, has come out swinging against Microsoft.
Microsoft keeps the pressure on VMware around its latest virtualization licensing changes
Microsoft has no plans to follow VMware's lead with new pricing/licensing changes in the virtualization space that have led to VMware customer outcry. In fact, with Windows 8, Microsoft is taking the opposite tack, officials said.
Microsoft bails on virtualization licensing changes for Vista
Microsoft almost tweaked its licensing terms for Windows Vista yet again -- this time in order to ease virtualization restrictions that irked a number of customers and partners. But in the eleventh hour, company officials decided against the move, resulting in Microsoft cancelling its planned announcement.