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Category: Virtualization
June 26, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Microsoft ships server virtualization technology ahead of schedule

Rub your eyes and read that again. Yes. It’s a Microsoft product and “ahead of schedule” in the same sentence. Microsoft just announced that it has shipped Hyper-V, the promised virtualization feature of Windows Server 2008. It wasn’t supposed to arrive until late summer. The final version of the software is available for download now, the company said.

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March 12, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Microsoft buys Kidaro as virtualization shopping spree continues

Microsoft is purchasing Kidaro, a Redwood City, Calif., desktop virtualization provider, for undisclosed terms. It comes on the heels of Microsoft’s January purchase of Calista Technologies, another desktop virtualization company.

It’s at least the third significant acquisition of a company in this space this year, the third being VMware’s purchase of Thinstall.

So what is desktop virtualization and what is Microsoft getting with Kidaro?

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