Changing the Conversation - Server Virtualization is the Overture, Not the Finale

I wanted to provide a guest blog post from Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, in which he share’s the news that Gartner has named Microsoft a leader in their 2011 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure*. In his post, Brad covers topics such as private cloud computing and the role that virtualization plays…

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Microsoft Launches Office 365 Around the World

Today Microsoft launched our newest cloud service, Office 365, which delivers Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online together in a predictable monthly subscription.  You can find full details on the announcement here and also more information on customers and partners on the Office 365 web site here.  The set…

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Microsoft Server and Tools Division President, Satya Nadella on Cloud Computing at GigaOM

Just wanted to give the quick heads up that Satya Nadella, the president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools division, will be speaking on Wednesday around 11:10 a.m. PST at the GigaOm Structure 2011 event this week in San Francisco.  He’ll be participating in a Q&A fireside chat moderated by Eric Savitz, the local Bureau Chief…

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CDW Talks Cloud Computing - Guest blog post

I wanted to share a guest blog post from Derrek Kim, a Technology Specialist with CDW, on cloud strategies and the role of virtualization in cloud computing.  In the post Derrek shares some perspectives on cloud computing, including both public and private cloud deployments and the results of CDW’s recent Cloud Computing Tracking Poll.  Give…

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Fujitsu Launches Global Cloud Platform Service Powered By Windows Azure

Today, Fujitsu and Microsoft announced the upcoming August 2011 availability of the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform service, which marks the first official production release of a Windows Azure platform appliance delivered by Fujitsu.  The new service offering has already been running in Fujitsu’s datacenter and available on a trial basis to companies since April 21,…

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WIRED event: Innovation and Opportunity in the Cloud

I wanted to share another post from my colleague, Mark Miller, this time summarizing a recent WIRED cloud computing event in New York City. The full text of Mark’s recap is below and it also includes a couple links to videos from the event.  Let me know if you have any comments or questions. Thanks…

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City and County of San Francisco Adopts Microsoft Cloud Solution

Just catching up on some news from yesterday that the City and County of San Francisco are upgrading and consolidating their multiple citywide email systems used by more than 23,000 employees onto Microsoft Exchange Online, which is a cloud-based enterprise messaging solution. The move is part of their efforts to improve the quality and efficiency…

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SAP and Microsoft Join Efforts on Cloud Computing

I wanted to share news of an announcement this morning at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP’s business and technology conference being held in Orlando, Florida this week.  The announcement states that SAP and Microsoft will work together on making application development and cloud management easier for developers and IT staff, helping customers harness the power of cloud…

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Travelocity Critical System Runs on Windows Azure Cloud

This week the Microsoft TechEd North America conference is taking place in Atlanta Georgia. TechEd is an annual conference which provides IT professionals and developers with deep technical education across Microsoft’s current and upcoming products, solutions and services. Taking into account the high level of interest in private and public cloud computing this year, the…

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