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Microsoft's Hyper-V free and ready for 250,000 customers and partners!

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 8, 2008 — Kicking off a global series of “Get Virtual Now” events that will reach more than 250,000 customers and partners, Microsoft Corp. today announced strong customer and partner adoption of Microsoft virtualization software, new tools and programs to drive partner success.

Microsoft also announced the upcoming availability of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 and the new Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 as a no-cost download during today’s keynote addresses streamed live at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/virtualization/default.mspx.

Microsoft executives will further outline virtualization solutions for customers and also demonstrate the live migration capabilities of the upcoming release of Windows Server 2008 R2.

“Now is the time for customers to get virtual,” said Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of infrastructure server marketing within Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business. “With desktop and datacenter virtualization offerings available from Microsoft and its partners, customers are adopting Microsoft solutions because they have better value and will make IT operations more dynamic. At a lower cost than other datacenter virtualization solutions, Microsoft software meets customers’ needs from the desktop to the datacenter in an integrated offering on the platform they know.”


Microsoft Press

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  1. Great, it's free; but why would I want to downgrade the capabilities of my virtualization environment?

    VMware's VI3 is a more robust, proven and stable solution. If I came to the management team at my company talking about saving money at the expense of giving up some of the features as well as proven reliability of VI3 then I would be well advised to make sure my resume was up to date......

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