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JavaFX Faces off Against Adobe, Microsoft

Sun Microsystems joins Microsoft and Adobe in the RIA race with the launch of its JavaFX runtime, platform and development tools.

VMware, HP Expand Virtualization Pact

VMware will expand its strategic relationship with Hewlett-Packard to include the joint development of software that manages datacenter resources.

Virtualization: Another Aspect of Green IT

As IT managers develop strategies and deploy technologies to reduce power consumption in their facilities, they recognize virtualization does not only reduce server sprawl, it can also save energy.

VMware Fusion 2.0.1 Gets Performance Boost

VMware has released an update to Fusion, its desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X.

PDC: Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a pre-beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

Citrix Releases XenServer 5

On the first day of VMware's VMworld conference happening in Las Vegas this week, Citrix Systems -- a competitor of VMware that's also at the conference -- announced the release of XenServer 5, the latest version of its server virtualization solution.

VMworld Preview: VMware's Vision of Virtualization as the OS

The annual VMworld user conference gets underway today in Las Vegas, with the event's host betting big on a new strategy that redefines its market-leading virtualization management products.

Virtual Systems of Tomorrow Could Take Cues from Today's Mainframes

Given its many turnkey virtues it's tempting to think of virtualization as a turnkey proposition. Not quite.

Virtualization Showdown at Black Hat

Next week at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, security researcher Joanna Rutkowska promises to demonstrate how a malicious attacker, working remotely, could take control of the open-source Xen virtualization software.

VMware To Give Away Hypervisor

VMware has launched its first counter-attack to Microsoft's pricing structure for its virtualization products, announcing that ESXi, its lightweight hypervisor, is going to be given away for free.

Microsoft's $60B Year-End Revenue Dogged by Search Costs

Microsoft's fiscal fourth-quarter and 2008 year-end financial results were announced in a Webcast on Thursday.

Live Mesh Preview: It's Wait-List Only

Microsoft quietly opened its Live Mesh preview to more testers on July 15, but by today (July 17), the offer had been narrowed to just waiting-list only.

Q&A: Fausto Ibarra Takes SQL Server Reins

New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

Tech-Ed Keynote Highlights 'Dynamic IT' and Virtualization

Microsoft's Tech-Ed North America event for IT professionals kicked off today with a keynote address on enabling "dynamic IT."

Citrix, Dell Partner on Virtualization

Deepening its existing partner relationship with Dell as a new competitive dynamic and pricing model unfolds, Citrix has announced the availability of a Dell-specific embedded version of XenServer for Dell PowerEdge servers.

Appistry Launches Open Distribution Initiative

Appistry, a pioneering provider of grid-inspired application servers known as "fabrics," is reaching out to developers with a free version of its flagship product, a new open licensing model and a newly launched developer portal.

Enterprise Software Future Profiled in Report

A newly released report from Forrester Research makes predictions about enterprise software trends within the forthcoming decade.

AMD Cites Windows Server 2008 Support Efforts

AMD, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based CPU chipmaker, announced its collaboration efforts with Microsoft leading up to Microsoft's big launch yesterday.

Microsoft Launches Key 2008 Products in Los Angeles

Redmond officially rolls out Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Los Angeles event.