writes "The San Jose Mercury News reports that Microsoft will be announcing a virtualization strategy on Tuesday, including
The company confirmed its plans to deliver its Hyper-V hypervisor within six months of the launch of Windows Server 2008 (betas available now), which is expected this quarter. And of course there's hype about competing with VMware."
- an alliance with Citrix Systems (owners of XenSource),
- acquisition of privately held Calista Technologies of San Jose, which has software that speeds up the performance of applications running in a virtualized environment, and
- lower price for Windows Vista used on virtualized computers. (More at Bloomberg.)