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: Unlocking the potential of simulation software

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Microsoft hands developers early view of Visual Studio

Jun 04, 2014

Developers can now get their hands on a community technology preview (CTP) of the upcoming version of Visual Studio expected to debut in 2015. The early preview codenamed Visual Studio "14" was released for ...

Recommended for you

Unlocking the potential of simulation software

4 hours ago

With a method known as finite element analysis (FEA), engineers can generate 3-D digital models of large structures to simulate how they'll fare under stress, vibrations, heat, and other real-world conditions.

Indonesian capital threatens to ban Uber car app

Aug 20, 2014

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues a week after it officially launched in the city, an official said Wednesday.

User comments : 0