Joining the parade to 2007, Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has slipped to early 2007. Stephen Shankland reports at CNET:
The SP1 (Service Pack 1) update to Virtual Server 2005 R2 will include support for two chip features, Intel’s Virtualization and Advanced Micro Devices’ Virtualization, that ease the task (of running multiple OS images simultaneously). Previously it had been scheduled to arrive in the fourth quarter, but a Microsoft representative confirmed the slip on Tuesday.
Earlier in the week, Alessandro Perilli had been trying to figure out why Microsoft’s virtualization efforts were moving so slowly and had a rumor to the effect that the already bargain priced Virtual Server Enterprise Edition might be given away free.