Microsoft preps virtualization launch; announces first virtualization user group

Things are heating up for Microsoft in the virtualization world, reports InfoWorld. The software giant has

opened up registration for a new launch event named "getVIRTUALnow" on Sept. 8 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash., where Microsoft says it plans to launch "new virtualization products". According to the Microsoft blurb: "Now you can virtualize from the data center to the desktop, and manage with the same tools you're already using for your physical infrastructure."

Attendees will be able to find out more about Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center, Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Desktop and Application Virtualization. Attendees will also hear Microsoft's virtualization strategy and roadmap from Bob Muglia, senior VP, Server and Tools Business; Kevin Turner, COO; and Bob Kelly, corporate VP, Infrastructure Server Marketing.

InfoWorld also reports that Microsoft announced the first ever Microsoft virtualization user group. The group is in the United Kingdom and is named the Microsoft Virtualization User Group UK or MVUG for short.

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