Microsoft Moves Deeper Into Virtualization

Microsoft on Monday updated its plans for new virtualization software and said it will expand its lineup through an acquisition. The company will begin testing its hypervisor software, developed under the code name Viridian, by year’s end, Bob Muglia, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools business, told CNET The software will ship within six months of Longhorn Server, the next major release of the company’s server operating system, due in the second half of next year.