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.

Visit the Microsoft Subnet home page for more news, blogs, podcasts.Hilarious parody video: Hitler goes off on one because Twitter is down10 questions for virtual world evangelists (Microsoft's) Zain Naboulsi, and (G-Squared's) Kyle Gomboy Microsoft misses one critical patchIs Apple SaaS competent? Is Microsoft?bi-weekly Microsoft newsletter. (Click on News/Microsoft News Alert.)

More blog post from the Microsoft Subnet posts:

* 12 cool cross-platform tools for Windows, Macs and Linux


Sign up for the

Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind.

Copyright © 2008 IDG Communications, Inc.