Azure Pack Connector: Build Hybrid Clouds for your Customers Today

This week, Microsoft IT announced the initial release of Azure Pack Connector. Azure Pack Connector was developed as an Open Source project under the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) License by Microsoft’s internal Information Technology group, in order to better manage hybrid workloads for our various development teams running on private clouds hosted using our…

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Office for multi-tenant Remote Desktop/VDI/DaaS has finally arrived!

In September 2014, Microsoft enabled Shared Computer Activation (SCA) mode in Microsoft Office 365 so that multiple Office 365 ProPlus users could share the same hardware in the following three scenarios: Customer dedicated self-hosted (on-premises) Dedicated third-party hosted Windows Azure environment In response to growing requests from service providers to deploy Office 365 ProPlus in…

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Running Database Workloads on Azure: The SQL Server Migration Opportunity for Hosting Partners

Greetings Microsoft Hosting Partners – and Happy Holidays! As we look forward to 2016, I wanted to share some thoughts with you on the many exciting opportunities for you to present new services and offerings to our mutual customers in the coming year. In our last blog entry, we discussed SQL Server 2005 end-of-life and…

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SQL Server 2005 End of Life: The Migration Opportunity for Hosting Partners

Greetings Microsoft hosting partners! My name is Jason Perlow, and I’m a Technology Strategist with the Microsoft Partner Hosting and Cloud Services (PH&CS) team. While some of you may have already met me over the phone or in-person at an event, you might also know me from my writings on ZDNet. I’m now privileged to…

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Annual Hosting Study Highlights New Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers

By Aziz Benmalek, general manager, Hosting & Cloud Services, Microsoft Corp  March has been an exciting month for the Hosting Service Provider business and it’s not over yet. Just last week we announced the Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform – and today we are releasing the results of our annual cloud and…

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Microsoft and Cisco Extend Relationship to Expand Cloud Opportunity for Partners 

By Aziz Benmalek, GM Hosting Service Provider business at Microsoft Service providers play a vital role in the technology landscape, providing choice to customers in how they take advantage of new technology advances. Customers today are searching for hybrid cloud solutions – and are shifting how they purchase and use technology. The nature of next-generation…

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Cloud OS Network Partners Enable Customers to Choose Their Own Cloud Roadmap

By Marco Limena, vice president of Hosting Service Providers, Microsoft Corp Late last year we introduced the Cloud OS Network, bringing together a worldwide group of leading cloud service providers that embraced our Cloud OS vision, delivering hosted services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform. I wrote a blog post at the time about what…

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Opportunities in the Cloud as Customers Look Toward Business Growth

By Marco Limena, vice president of Hosting Service Providers, Microsoft Corp. Today, I will be speaking to more than 350 Microsoft hosting partners as part of our annual Microsoft Hosting Summit. This is one of my favorite activities to participate in, as I enjoy the opportunity to connect with so many leading partners from the…

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The Cloud OS Network – What it means for Microsoft’s Hosting Provider Partners

By Marco Limena, vice president Hosting Service Providers, Microsoft Corporation It’s an exciting time at Microsoft for our hosting service provider partners. Today, we announced the launch of Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network, a select group of more than 25 cloud service providers who have embraced our Cloud OS vision and are deploying hundreds of servers…

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Hosting Schedule for Thursday, July 11 at WPC 2013

Thursday, July 11 | Microsoft Hosting Schedule Time   Title Location   8:00am – 1:30pm Expo Microsoft Hosting Partners Cloud Pavilion CC-7 – The Commons (Level 1)   12:00pm Expo Grand Prize Drawing – Microsoft Hosting Event Sweepstakes Information Desk | CC-7 – The Commons (Level 1)  

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