Category: Microsoft

Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community.

Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The drivers will be available to the Linux community and customers alike, and will enhance the performance of the Linux operating system when virtualized on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. Read more…

Microsoft Cloud Computing Infrastructure

The Microsoft Private Cloud enables:

  • Management of the datacenter fabric as a single pool of resources
  • Delivery of scalable applications and workloads
  • Focus on the management of the datacenter service and it’s dependencies
  • Federation of services across the full cloud continuum

Microsoft is enabling customers to build the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure using Windows Server® and System Center family of products with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises (availability scheduled in the first half of 2010).

The Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises is a free, partner-extensible toolkit that will enable datacenters to dynamically pool, allocate, and manage resources to enable IT as a service. Read more…

Microsoft Research Delivers Tools to Help Accelerate Scientific Discovery

Addressing an audience of prominent academic researchers today at the 10th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft External Research Corporate Vice President Tony Hey announced that Microsoft Corp. has developed new software tools with the potential to transform the way much scientific research is done. Project Trident: A Scientific Workflow Workbench allows scientists to easily work with large volumes of data, and the specialized new programs Dryad and DryadLINQ facilitate the use of high-performance computing. Read more…

Microsoft’s Web Browser-Based OS: Gazelle

Google isn’t the only company toying with the idea of a secure operating system based around a web browser. Back in February, researches at Microsoft revealed details about Gazelle. Gazelle claims to be “a multi-principal OS construction of a secure web browser. Gazelle’s Browser Kernel exclusively provides cross-principal protection and fair sharing of all system resources.” Read more…

Merge Modules

Merge modules provide a standard method by which developers deliver shared Windows Installer components and setup logic to their applications. Merge modules are used to deliver shared code, files, resources, registry entries, and setup logic to applications as a single compound file. Developers authoring new merge modules or using existing merge modules should follow the standard outlined in this section.

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