Q&A: Microsoft’s virtualization chief assesses the competition, licensing and security

Mike Neil deflects critics’ punches on the company’s virtualization timeline and strategy

As Mike Neil, Microsoft general manager of virtualization, prepares for Windows Server Virtualization, he discusses critics, competition, licensing and feature delays in this Q&A.

Mike Neil, Microsoft's general manager of virtualization, is on the big stage with a hot technology. The lights are on him as he prepares for next year's delivery of Windows Server Virtualization, which first was a feature and now is an add-on to Windows Server 2008. Neil, who joined Microsoft four years ago as part of the Connectix acquisition, recently talked with Network World Senior Editor John Fontana about critics, competition, licensing and feature delays.

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