Changes Microsoft has made to its desktop-virtualisation licensing are giving enterprises more scenarios for how they can virtualise Windows XP or Vista on corporate desktops, but it's still a complicated and relatively expensive endeavor, according to a recent report by Forrester Research.
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Oracle has signed a deal to purchase Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion, plunging the enterprise software vendor into the hardware market and making Sun the latest company to be subsumed by the Silicon Valley giant.
Deploying a private cloud network is a good way for enterprises to ease into cloud computing before deploying applications on the infrastructures of companies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, IT professionals said at a conference in New York this month.
A union between IBM and Sun Microsystems would give Microsoft a competitive advantage during the time IBM worked to incorporate Sun's copious assets into a combined company, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer said Thursday.
Microsoft is blaming a routine OS upgrade for an outage that hit its Windows Azure cloud-computing infrastructure over the weekend.
Users of Microsoft's cloud-computing network Windows Azure suffered an overnight outage over the weekend during which their applications being hosted on the network weren't available, Microsoft confirmed late Monday.
Windows 7 will include features specifically developed for enterprise customers and partners.
Microsoft's share of internet searches in the US fell to a 12-month low according to Comscore's report of internet search queries for February.
A Microsoft contract worker who organized a protest against the company's plan to cut contractors' pay has abandoned that effort and accepted his pay cut.
Microsoft plans to release its Windows Azure cloud-computing platform before the end of the year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Tuesday.
The turbulent economy could hinder enterprise adoption of Windows 7, even though many companies opted to skip Windows Vista and are still running Windows XP OS, analysts say.
A Californian woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft over a US$59.25 charge for downgrading her Windows Vista PC to XP.
Microsoft is crying foul over recent comments made by an Adobe executive that Silverlight has "fizzled" as a competitor to Adobe's Flash.
Microsoft plans to release six editions of Windows 7 and says all of them will run on a range of hardware, including netbooks.
Microsoft is denying that there is a security hole in the User Account Control (UAC) feature of Windows 7 after a blogger reported it last week and posted what he said was a fix for it.