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Explore Azure Stack—and much more—at Microsoft Ignite

What do you want to learn at Microsoft Ignite 2016? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of Azure Stack? Strengthen your defenses against hackers? Make better use of PaaS? Discuss real-world questions with product experts, in person? Challenge your strategic thinking? Perfect. All of that—and more—is waiting for you in Atlanta. The full session...

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Available now: The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Today we are releasing the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 3.0, a supported, freely available solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard disks (VHDs). With the latest release, MVMC 3.0 adds the ability to convert a physical computer running Windows Server 2008 or above, or Windows Vista...

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Available now: The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

Today we are releasing the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 2.0, a supported, freely available solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard disks (VHDs). Did you know that Hyper-V has had four times the growth of VMware’s ESX over the past three years? In fact, in...

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Analyst Recognition for Microsoft Virtualization Tools

Hardware and software virtualization is core to building modern datacenters. In order to fully take advantage of the Cloud OS vision, we have continued to invest in Windows Server, Hyper-V and System Center.  It’s great to see we are getting recognition for that hard work. See Brad Anderson’s recent blog post, “New Magic Quadrant from...

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Lufthansa Systems Boosts Customer Satisfaction with Private Cloud

Cloud computing is catching on like wildfire. Indeed, the global cloud computing market is expected to grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester Research. As interest in cloud computing increases, a key challenge hosted service providers face is keeping up with the skyrocketing number of customers. Lufthansa Systems,...

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Dear Windows Server 2003 – It’s Not Me, It’s You

Dear Windows Server 2003, Ten years ago, Microsoft brought you into my life.  You were new, fresh, interesting – the server OS of my dreams.  You dramatically improved Active Directory to truly enable single sign-on within my enterprise, and introduced me to Hyper Threading, IPv6, the Microsoft .NET Framework, and the key technologies that have...

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Research: Multi-Hypervisor Usage Shows Need for Consolidated Heterogeneous Management Solution

I’m seeing an interesting trend taking hold in organizations, which is the increasing implementation of multiple hypervisors within IT infrastructures. The reasons you, as decision makers in IT, typically cite for adopting this heterogeneous approach vary. They often include the desire to support your different application workloads, reduce your licensing and software costs, and your...

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Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Named CRN Products of the Year

This week CRN named Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 to its annual Products of the Year list, which recognizes the best products evaluated by the CRN Test Center in 2012. Earlier this year, CRN recognized capabilities in System Center 2012 that simplify management of on-premises datacenters and private clouds and praised Windows Server...

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