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The Evolution of the PM (or, Confessions of a Process Junkie)

Project management is a wonderful thing for those of us of the left-brain persuasion.  As project managers, from the time we take our first halting steps as professionals we are trained in the comforting art of the process, the framework, the methodology .  We are exposed to countless graphics depicting general concepts that we are to put into practice in the “real world”.  And we charge at it, bending every situation to our will, pulling gratification from running every initiative with a deliverable through our Seussian Star-Bellied Sneetches machine of Assess, Plan, Design, Test, Implemen

Google releases a early but hot FOSS windowing client

So along comes this obscure piece of news from Google. It involves the release into the wild by them of an open source software called NeatX, which is able to bridge the classic divide between bit mapped to stop and application virtualization solutions all of the VNC and the extremely powerful X-Windows system, which as is has terrible network latency problems, even though it can host eye candy with the best of them.

Four good reasons to deploy virtual desktops now

Michael Keen,

Virtualization has its limits, but its benefits are a driving factor and the technology is rapidly catching up with the user scenarios playing out today. Developing a virtual desktop environment isn't an easy feat, but there are many reasons why it's worth the effort. The top four reasons to invest in virtual desktops now are the desktop support cost reduction possibilities, application and data security improvements, software licensing management options and system stability and reliability.

Despite '09 economy, Gartner says Global hosted virtual desktop market to surpass $65 billion in 2013

With market total today at $1.5B, we are looking at an HVD boom

April, 2009
By Liam Lahey

The worldwide hosted virtual desktop (HVD) market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 million units, up from more than 500,000 units in 2009, according to Gartner Inc. Worldwide HVD revenue will grow from about $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion in 2009, which is less than 1 percent of the worldwide professional PC market, to $65.7 billion in 2013, which will be equal to more than 40 percent of the worldwide professional PC market.

Hyper-V 2.0 to be released 10/22, Microsoft partners will see it < 30 days

Posted by Alessandro Perilli   |   Thursday, June 04, 2009   |   0 Comments

On the Windows Server Division blog, Ward Ralston, Group Product Manager of Windows Server Marketing, announced that Windows Server 2008 R2 will reach the RTM milestone the same time of Windows 7.
Both will be generally available on October 22, 2009.

The big question is when Hyper-V 2.0 will be available then.