Microsoft is approaching the .NET developers with a virtualization-friendly edition of its upcoming IDE Visual Studio 2010. The product will be called Visual Studio Team System 2010 Lab Management, and will integrate Hyper-V R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 to offer a virtual lab automation platform that competes against products like VMware Lab Manager, VMLogix LabManager, Surgient Virtual Automation Platform and others. Microsoft took forever to leverage its huge MSDN community to let Hyper-V slip into new customers’ sites. Ironically, the company is doing it right now that VMware, who rules the developers world thanks to Workstation, seems to have lost interest in it. On top of the new Visual Studio 2010, which may be released in Q2 2010, Microsoft recently released another tool called VM Factory.
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