Microsoft is set to update its Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) this week with new controls.
The tech giant is adding Azure VM controls, giving customers the ability to detect and control Azure virtual machines from within VMM.
This new feature means sysadmins, which manage office systems, can start, stop, restart or connect to Azure VMs over RDP, all from within VMM.
According to The Register basic VM controls for Azure will also advance Microsoft’s hybrid cloud capabilities.
Plus, the update will enable users to handle Generation Two VM templates, which should help PaaS deployments.
Microsoft will also end support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th, and is encouraging customers to upgrade to Windows Server 2012 or Microsoft Azure.
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