Linux Integration Services 3.5 release improves Windows and Linux interoperability

Last week, Microsoft released Linux Integration Services version 3.5, another “significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to provide great support for open source software on Microsoft virtualization platforms,” writes Abhishek Gupta on the Openness@Microsoft blog.

Linux Integration Services version 3.5 expands Linux distribution support to include Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.5 and 5.6, which are older releases that many Linux users are still running, he says. “It also adds much coveted features such as dynamic memory and live virtual machine backup to older Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS releases.”

To see the complete rundown of new features and supported Linux distributions in this release, be sure to visit the Microsoft Virtualization Blog. Or, Gupta writes, for a “behind-the-scenes look at the Linux Integration Services project,” see the Open Door Policy interview with Microsoft’s K.Y. Srinivasan from earlier this year.

To read Gupta’s post, head over to the Openness@Microsoft blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff