Microsoft to use AMD software

Sep 01, 2006

Redmond, Wash., software giant Microsoft announced it would use AMD's virtualization technology for an upcoming service pack.

The company said the feature would be included in Beta 2 of Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, BetaNews reported.

The move comes as a departure from Microsoft's policy of including support only for Intel-specific virtualization technology.

"Virtualization is a major global trend that enables businesses to be more agile. AMD and Microsoft are collaborating to make virtualization a strong part of the computing fabric," said AMD Vice President Terri Hall.

Microsoft said Beta 2 would also include a Volume Shadow Service, which allows users to make backups and edit files in a virtual hard disc without activating the virtual machine.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Software provides a clear overview in long documents

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Illuminating the dark side of the genome

1 hour ago

Almost 50 percent of our genome is made up of highly repetitive DNA, which makes it very difficult to be analysed. In fact, repeats are discarded in most genome-wide studies and thus, insights into this part ...

T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs

2 hours ago

(AP)—Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

Airbnb woos business travelers

2 hours ago

Airbnb on Monday set out to woo business travelers to its service that lets people turn unused rooms in homes into de facto hotel space.

Recommended for you

T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs

2 hours ago

(AP)—Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

Airbnb woos business travelers

2 hours ago

Airbnb on Monday set out to woo business travelers to its service that lets people turn unused rooms in homes into de facto hotel space.

Google searches hold key to future market crashes

13 hours ago

A team of researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University have developed a method to automatically identify topics that people search for on Google before subsequent stock market falls.

Lenovo's smart glasses prototype has battery at neck

15 hours ago

China's PC giant Lenovo last week offered a peek at its Google Glass-competing smart glass prototype, further details of which are to be announced in October. Lenovo's glasses prototype is not an extreme ...

User comments : 0