VMware goes for VDI gusto with new View, Migrating to Exchange

VMware View 4.5 will better integrate desktop and server virtualization and bolster ThinApp application virtualization talents; getting down and dirty about Exchange 2007 migrations; Adobe posts emergency security fix..

VMware will go for VDI gusto with new View

VMware Inc. plans to boost its desktop and application virtualization presence with View 4.5, due later this year. The new View 4.5 VDI software will better integrate desktop and server virtualization and bolster the ThinApp application virtualization talents. The goal is to strengthen VMware's hand in desktop virtualization where it is seen lagging Citrix XenDesktop 4. In one major improvement, ThinApp will virtualize not only desktop apps but server enterprise apps as well, according to SearchVirtualDesktop.com.

Down-and-dirty: Real-world Exchange 2007 migrations

Out of more than 550 IT pros surveyed, nearly three-quarters migrated from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 while smaller numbers moved from Exchange 2000 and even more ancient Exchange 5.5.

And a good number of them came to Exchange from non-Microsoft mail -- IBM/Lotus, Novell, Mirapoint and others -- according to the survey. Smaller organizations were more likely than their bigger brethren to outsource mail to third parties.

Adobe posts emergency fix

On Tuesday, Adobe Systems Inc. posted an emergency update to its popular Acrobat and Reader applications. The fix repairs two critical vulnerabilities that could be used by attackers to crash the program and take control of an affected system.

In its security bulletin, Adobe said the vulnerabilities affect Adobe Reader 9.3 for Windows, Macintosh and Unix, Adobe Acrobat 9.3 for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 8.2 and Acrobat 8.2 for Windows and Macintosh. Adobe urges users to update to versions 9.3.1 or 8.2.1.

Check out Tuesday's IT channel news in brief.

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