VMWare teams with Google to offer Windows for Chrome OS

Google wants to help businesses replace their old Windows XP machines with shiny new Chromebooks … that run Windows. The company announced today that it’s partnering with VMWare to bring Windows to Chrome OS with VMWare’s Horizon Desktop as a Service program. The partnership will allow businesses to set users up with a virtual Windows desktop that… Read More


VMware taps former Microsoft exec Tony Scott as CIO

VMware has hired a former Microsoft exec as it looks to battle both Microsoft, Amazon.com and others in the virtualization and cloud computing arenas. The company today announced that it has hired Tony Scott as senior vice president and chief information officer. Scott had previously held the CIO roles at both Microsoft and Walt Disney…. Read More

Paul Maritz

Confirmed: Paul Maritz steps down as CEO of VMware

It’s official. Paul Maritz has resigned as CEO of VMware, the giant virtualization company that he’s run for the past four years. He’ll be replaced by Pat Gelsinger, president and chief operating officer of EMC Infrastructure Products. Maritz will become a technology strategist for EMC, which owns 80 percent of VMware. A former Microsoft executive and… Read More

Paul Maritz

Maritz sees Windows PCs below 20% in era of cloud, devices

Paul Maritz is now the CEO of VMware, but he was previously the longtime chief of Microsoft’s platforms group — overseeing products including Windows and generally considered third in command at the company in the 1990s, behind Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. So it’s always interesting to hear what he says about Windows these days… Read More


Microsoft takes ‘more pointed tone’ in comedic jabs at rivals

Maybe Microsoft is secretly auditioning for a spot in the fall television sit-com lineup. Following up on its recent “Gmail Man” spoof, the company today rolled out a new online campaign featuring a new character, a behind-the-times salesman named Tad — depicting him as trying to foist outdated technology from VMware on unsuspecting business customers…. Read More