Windows Server Hyper-V drivers now supported in Ubuntu

Posted by Geoff SullivanManaging Sales Director, Open Solutions Group As you may have heard, the recently released Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been engineered with the drivers needed to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We are pleased to support customers running Ubuntu on Hyper-V in their virtualized and cloud infrastructure. We’ve heard particular interest…

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Advancing Interoperability in the Cloud

Posted by Sandy GuptaGeneral Manager, Open Solutions Group I’m excited to be at the Open Source Business Conference today and to announce that in collaboration with SUSE, and based on our longstanding alliance, we are releasing a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center. This management pack connects the Linux server…

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OpenStack + Hyper-V

Posted by Sandy GuptaGeneral Manager, Open Solutions Group Two weeks ago the OpenStack community announced the release of Essex. I want to congratulate the community on reaching this key milestone. Microsoft is working with the OpenStack community to restore and enhance Windows Server Hyper-V support in OpenStack to benefit customers planning to use the two together. We have…

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Microsoft Private Cloud: Cross Platform from the Metal Up

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with a private cloud implementation. In his keynote today, Microsoft’s Brad Anderson kicked off the Microsoft Management Summit by discussing this trend and how Microsoft’s Private Cloud solution can help customers realize key cloud computing…

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ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages Open Sourced

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations ASP.NET is a free web framework for building web sites and web applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Microsoft announced this week the release of source code for ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages (aka Razor) under the Apache 2.0 open source license, increasing the development transparency…

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Movideo: Java a First-Class Citizen on Windows Azure

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Movideo, the only end-to-end SaaS online video platform based in the Asia Pacific region, has announced a four-year strategic alliance with Microsoft, migrating its integrated online video platform to Windows Azure.  Movideo has a history with open source and was impressed with the way Microsoft has made Java…

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Expanded Hadoop Preview for Big Data Customers

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this month, Microsoft announced plans to release an additional limited customer preview of the Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure in the first half of 2012. Since the first limited preview was released in December, customers such as Webtrends and the University of Dundee have been using…

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Windows Server “8” Beta: Every App, Any Cloud

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, Microsoft’s Bill Laing, Corporate VP of Server and Cloud, announced the availability of Windows Server “8” Beta.  This is exciting news for IT managers looking for a scalable web platform and the ability to build, deploy, and support hybrid applications that can run on-premises or in…

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Windows 8: Open for Developers

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, the winners of the Windows 8 First Apps Contest  gave us a glimpse into what Windows 8 makes possible for independent developers, who can utilize their existing skills and familiar technologies to quickly build apps.  Developers, like winner Bernd Paradies, can even reuse many of the…

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Cloud Computing's Role in Job Creation

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations An interesting new study from analyst firm IDC found that spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015. The Microsoft-commissioned study also found that IT innovation created by cloud computing could produce $1.1 trillion a year in…

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