Microsoft is changing three key features of the initial version of its Viridian hypervisor technology in an attempt to make its schedule of releasing Viridian within 180 days of completing Windows Server "Longhorn." This decision gives competing projects, such as Xen and VMware, more breathing room.
Learn more about which features are being taken out of Viridian in the CNET Networks' News.com story: "Microsoft cuts Windows virtualization features."
For additional information about Viridian, take a look at these other news sources:
- Critical Features Cut from Windows Server Virtualization (BetaNews)
- Microsoft scrubs Windows virtualization features (Computerworld)
- Microsoft Cuts Core Features From Viridian (eWeek)
- Microsoft misses performance and scale goals with Viridian – Microsoft (The Register)
Do you think Microsoft's decision to get a product out the door on schedule, albeit missing some features, is the right one? Join the discussion.
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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.