The next version of Windows will come with Hyper-V, making it the first desktop OS to include the virtualization technology.
Redmond is proving that it can compete with open source on open source's terms by licensing LinuxIC under the GPLv2 license.
The software maker says within 30 days, customers will be able to download its server virtualization software for free. It also plans to demo a Live Migration feature that will be part of the next version of the product.
As Microsoft's virtualization hypervisor becomes available during day 2 of its partner conference, the company's small and midsize server products hit the release candidate stage.
Unlike Virtual Server, Microsoft's server virtualization technology is a true hypervisor capable of hosting multiple instances of Windows--and even Novell's Suse Linux.
The retailer rolls out Microsoft's Hyper-v technology to 1,700 stores, giving the software giant's cloud computing a boost.
Hyper-V Cloud is designed to help businesses set up their own private clouds more quickly and with existing hardware vendors.
Jon Oltsik says it's interesting the company hardly mentioned its recently released Hyper-V. Before, it was all about the hypervisor, but now the issues have changed.
The software maker has completed a final version of its Hyper-V technology, which is designed to handle virtualization tasks and competes with VMware.
Facing an uphill battle in wooing existing virtualization customers, Microsoft executives say initially they expect the biggest market for Hyper-V to be among companies that aren't already using server virtualization.