Microsoft drops key features from another product


In yet another astonishing move, Microsoft has just announced that it's upcoming virtualization system, Windows Server Virtualization, will be missing three of the key reasons businesses were anticipating it: live migrations of running virtual machines between servers, "hot" system resource upgrades (i.e. increase the amount of RAM designated to a VM while it is still running), and support for more than 16 CPU cores (spread over however many physical CPUs there happen to be). This comes just a few months after Microsoft released Windows Vista, which was missing most of the key features that had been hyped for over half a decade including a virtualized, database-driven file system (shelved completely), an improved command line interface (later shipped as a separate download), all of the Palladium security stuff (shelved completely), virtual folders (turned into a minor enhancement of the search system), a firmware/BIOS redesign, etc.