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Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software
July 18, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based in Austin, Texas, that provides Windows®-based enterprises with systems recovery and data protection solutions in addition to offering a freeware tools Web site called Sysinternals. The addition of Winternals is a significant advance in Microsoft’s promise to lower customers’ total cost of ownership of the Microsoft® Windows platform. Customers will ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 19, 2006 7:33 PM

Computer Lab International (CLI) joins VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Alliance
Alliance Offers Users Increased Freedom and Flexibility in Integrated Desktop Offerings Computer Lab International™, Inc. (CLI), a leading provider of thin client and text terminal products, announced today that it is partnering with VMware, the global leader in virtualization software for industry-standard systems, to accelerate the adoption of desktop virtualization by joining VMware’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Alliance. VMware’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Alliance ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 19, 2006 7:29 PM

Is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure the easy life or silver bullet to the future of IT Infrastructure
The hot buttons at the moment in the industry is "on demand" and SOA "service orientated architectures" with these in mind and adding a few of these bits together, VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) becomes reality Virtual Server, VISTA, Windows 2003 or Longhorn, so why use Terminal Services or Citrix, all the normal problems of deploying applications and users not understand about running on a Server Based Computing environment. Looking into a VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) life may become ......

Posted On Monday, July 17, 2006 9:19 PM

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Softricity
Microsoft Corp. today (July 17th 2006) announced it has completed the acquisition of Softricity Inc., a leading provider of application virtualization and dynamic streaming technologies. Virtualization is a key technology for reducing the cost and complexity of IT management, and the addition of Softricity is another step in Microsoft’s ongoing strategy to make virtualization more broadly accessible and affordable for customers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originally announced ......

Posted On Monday, July 17, 2006 7:57 PM

UK Government Opts for Thin Clients - Whitehall opts for thin clients
Well for those that have been around for a while in the thin client industry may be just may be the time has come that all the benefits and reasons for Thin Client seemed to have been listened to in UK Government. Whitehall opts for thin clients The government plans to move to thin client computers to help tackle security issues, according to the new Whitehall chief information officer (CIO). In his first public appearance since taking the Cabinet Office role, John Suffolk said the public sector ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 4:46 PM

vmware releases VMware VirtualCenter 1.4
VirtualCenter 1.4 is a minor release to improve upon VirtualCenter 1.3.x and includes the following features: VMware Server support - A VMware Server can now be managed by VirtualCenter as a host, along with ESX Server 2.x and GSX Server 3.x hosts in a heterogeneous environment. VMware Server 64-bit support - Create and use 64-bit virtual machines and templates on VMware Server. VMware Server SMP support - Create and use SMP virtual machines and templates on VMware Server. VMware Server virtual hardware ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:45 AM

Microsoft brings parity with the changes for Virtual Server and Virtual PC
Microsoft brings parity with the changes for Virtual Server 2005 R2 earlier this year. The main change Virtual PC 2007 will bring is the ability to support 64-bit Windows Vista hosts. Note, guests will still be 32-bit only, but Windows Vista will be supported as a guest. There is also a licensing change for Windows Vista Enterprise customers where the license will now permit the installation of up to 4 copies of the OS into VMs - this is for a single user on a single device. The licensing change ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:34 AM

Gordon Frazer appointed Managing Director of Microsoft in the UK
Reading, 7th July 2006 -Microsoft today announced the appointment of Gordon Frazer as its new Managing Director, Microsoft Ltd. He will take up the position on 31st July 2006 re-locating from South Africa where he has successfully managed Microsoft’s business for four years. Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International and Senior Vice President Microsoft Corporation said: “I’m delighted that Gordon has accepted the appointment to the UK. He brings with him exceptional ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:29 AM

Microsoft Introduces Virtualization Licensing Plan for Vista
Microsoft on Wednesday at its Velocity 2006 partner conference in Boston debuted a desktop virtualization licensing plan for Windows Vista Enterprise in hopes of generating more interest in its Software Assurance program. Under the new plan users buying Vista through Software Assurance can now run up to four copies of Windows in virtual machines on a single device for a single user. The move should encourage users working with older versions of Windows to migrate more quickly to Vista because both ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:25 AM

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and Virtual PC 2004 SP1 available for free
Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and Virtual PC 2004 SP1 available for free Another move towards making Virtualization a commodity on Servers AND on workstation type systems. After making Microsoft had made Virtual Server available for free back in March 2006, now Microsoft makes its second Virtualization product, Virtual PC available for free. The announcement has been made this on Wednesday 12th July 2006 morning at the annual Microsoft WorldWide Partner Conference in Boston. for download of Virtual PC ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:18 AM

VMware Delivers Free VMware Server
Enterprise-Class Support and VMware VirtualCenter Management Now Available PALO ALTO, Calif., July 12, 2006 - VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced the general availability of VMware Server after a five month beta program with more than 700,000 downloads. Customers deploying the free hosted virtualization product for Linux and Windows servers can now purchase enterprise-class support from VMware. In addition, they can now ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:12 AM

Top 10 reasons to use Windows XP 64bit
I keep getting asked over and over again what are the best reasons for using Windows XP 64bit (mainly my fault for have a 64bit computer I guess.) Microsoft and hugh amounts of people have published. Microsoft have summed this up nicely 1. Premier performance Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is a robust platform that offers premier performance that is unparalleled in the mainstream 32-bit desktop environment. Sixty-four-bit native applications can deliver more data more quickly, so memory-intensive ......

Posted On Monday, July 10, 2006 8:27 PM

Linux runs Windows applications seamlessly with 2X ApplicationServer
Publish any Windows application onto a Linux desktop with 2X Application Server’s Linux client London, UK, 27 June 2006 – RedHat, Suse, Ubuntu and other Linux distribution users can now run Windows applications seamlessly on their desktop with 2X ApplicationServer’s Linux client. 2X ApplicationServer is available for free for up to 5 applications at: http://www.2x.com/applicati... Until now, Linux users could only run Windows applications using Windows ......

Posted On Thursday, July 6, 2006 3:31 PM

2X releases new version of free PXES Linux thin client: 2X ThinClientServer PXES edition
New generation PXES converts PCs to thin clients, centrally manages connection settings and runs Windows applications seamlessly Frankfurt, Germany, 6 July 2006 – 2X today announced an innovative upgrade and new name for its popular PXES Linux thin client: 2X ThinClientServer PXES edition 3.0. This edition boasts a completely new architecture, which includes a server component allowing for central management of the connection settings and the thin client OS. The new architecture makes migrating ......

Posted On Thursday, July 6, 2006 3:28 PM

Chip PC Technologies Announces Next Generation Thin Clients
Edinburgh, 3 July 2006 Chip PC continues to lead the thin-client technology thin clients industry to a New Generation. Chip PC has a wide selection of thin client solutions to offer you, including the latest, market leading innovations including Jack PC and EX-NG series including Enhanced Display Support, Fiber Optic Network Interface, PDA Synchronization to list just a few innovations. Enhanced Display-Functionality in Cost Effective CE-based Thin Clients Need to support modern LCD displays, connect ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 4, 2006 5:56 PM

VXL Showcases New Integrated Itona Thin Client Model at iForum; New Wireless Enabled Unit with Integrated 17'' LCD Screen and Dual Monitor Capability
Citrix iForum Edinburgh 2006 MANCHESTER, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 4, 2006--VXL have chosen Citrix iForum in Edinburgh to showcase the latest addition to their market leading range of thin client devices. The new Itona TI54xx series is VXL's first integrated model and brings VXL's proven combination of performance and quality at the lowest possible price point. A key feature of this new model is the inbuilt support for dual monitors; a vital requirement for many financial dealing houses, customer ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 4, 2006 5:54 PM

Wyse targets TVs, PCs and phones with 'thin-client-on-a-chip'
Wyse Technology has gathered the courage to direct the thin client industry through yet another "rebirth." Next month, the company will unveil something it's calling a "thin client-on-a-chip." This product will be able to turn just about everything from TVs, monitors and printers into true thin clients. Perhaps more importantly, Wyse has crafted new software packages to go along with the chip, which really do give thin clients the look and feel of regular PCs. The Register this week got the exclusive ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 5:43 PM

EMC Buys RSA Security for $2.1 Billion
EMC continued its all out shift toward software today by throwing down $2.1bn for security specialist RSA. Earlier in the day, the New York Times reported that RSA had offered itself up to suitors and that EMC was the most likely candidate to go through with the buy. EMC later confirmed this report by revealing that it will pay $28 per share for RSA. The deal still hinges on customary closing conditions and is expected to be finalized in the late third or early fourth quarter. The speculation of ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 5:41 PM

BioPassword Receives Strategic Investment from Citrix Systems
Seattle, Washington – June 27, 2006 – BioPassword, Inc., the leader in providing secure authentication and anti-fraud solutions based on keystroke dynamics, today announced it has received a strategic investment from a key technology partner, Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), the global leader in access infrastructure solutions. BioPassword will use the funding to further develop, market and distribute its unique multi-factor authentication products for Internet sites and corporate ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 9:50 AM

INGENICA Premiers UniPrint Printing Solution for 64 Bit Server-Based Environments at Citrix iForum Edinburgh
UniPrint For 64 Bit Provides Cost-Effective and User-Friendly Enterprise-Class Printing for Today's Faster 64-Bit Server-Based Environments INGENICA (www.INGENICA.net), the innovative leader in server-based printing and monitoring solutions, today announced that in response to the increased European demand for its market-leading UniPrint(TM) server-based printing solution, it will demonstrate its all-new UniPrint(TM) solution for 64 bit environments for the first time at Citrix(R) iForum(TM) in Edinburgh, ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 8:42 AM

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