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Cisco virtual desktop users will get Jabber access

Users of Cisco's virtual desktop system will soon be able to chat with their colleagues using Jabber's HD instant messaging tool.

Cloud service partnerships could boom in 2013

Customers, particularly higher-end large enterprises, want complete end-to-end services, which individual providers have trouble delivering.

Oculus Rift VR headset prototype works so well it’s a little scary

This is the first headset I’ve tested that doesn’t trigger any motion sickness or disorientation after 15 minutes of play

4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom

Judging by the money pouring into them, these four startups that serve businesses could make a splash in 2013.

One OS, three installation options: What's the best way to install Windows 8?

You can run Windows 8 in a virtual machine, dual-boot it with your current OS, or install it outright. We explore the pros and cons of each option.

5 excellent uses of Windows 8 Hyper-V

With virtualization in Windows 8, you can create an app sandbox, run a test machine, launch a VHD appliance, and more.

How to test-drive Windows 8 for free in VirtualBox

Want to dip your toes in Microsoft's modern UI before plunging head-first into Windows 8? You can do it for free, without uninstalling your current OS.

Dual-identity smartphones could separate work from play

In the near future, you'll be able to buy a smartphone that runs two interfaces, splitting your professional and personal lives.

Which costs less: Windows Server or vSphere?

Will Microsoft's or VMWare's solution cost less? Depends on who's doing the math.

Microsoft App-V 5.0 takes virtualization to the next level

App-V 5.0 includes significant improvements to make virtualization a more appealing option for businesses.