Openness Customer Spotlight: University Reduces Costs with Streamlined Cross-Platform Management

Posted by Openness Team The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. This public research university strives for academic excellence in all areas and uses technology to support its scholastic efforts. Until recently, the IT department…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: UK Government IT Services Trusts Microsoft Hyper-V to Run Linux and Windows

Posted by Openness Team FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Services provides IT services to the UK Government, including a global network of embassies and consulates, which employs people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices worldwide. Last year, FCO Services delivered hosting and cloud services primarily on a VMware vSphere-based infrastructure, which ran workloads on both Windows…

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SUSE and Microsoft Management Tools Simplify Administration of Windows and Linux Environments

Posted by Alfonso CastroDirector of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Today at SUSECon 2013, SUSE announced the availability of SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, giving system administrators running Windows and Linux servers a single console for managing their environments, maintaining patch health, and deploying updates. Tight integration between SUSE Manager and…

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Just Announced: Next Wave of Enterprise Cloud Products and Services

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday, Microsoft announced a wave of new enterprise products and services to help companies realize the benefits of cloud computing and overcome today’s top IT challenges. Complementing Office 365 and other services, these new offerings deliver on Microsoft’s enterprise cloud strategy, connecting IT and data infrastructure, application…

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Announced Today: Oracle’s Mission-critical Software on Microsoft’s Enterprise-grade Cloud

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This morning Microsoft and Oracle announced the next big step in their partnership, delivering the power of Oracle’s mission-critical software to the millions of customers running Windows and Windows Azure. The combination of Oracle workloads on Microsoft clouds is incredibly powerful for customers looking for enterprise-grade reliability, scalability…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: Microsoft Helps Aston Martin Solve Interoperability Challenges

Posted by Steve LambMicrosoft United Kingdom With nearly a century of history, Aston Martin has developed into an automotive icon, a marque synonymous with luxury, heritage and authentic craftsmanship. All of their models are hand-crafted, using advanced technology processes within a very modern environment at the forefront of contemporary manufacturing. Supporting the company’s entire operations,…

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Windows Server for Linux Workloads

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Enabling open source software is a big part of Microsoft’s promise to support customers as they transform their datacenters with the cloud. In a recent blog post featured in an ongoing “What’s New in 2012 R2” series, Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson provides great detail on how…

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Open Door Policy: Microsoft’s K.Y. Srinivasan on Working with the Linux Community to Deliver Interoperability

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Open Door Policy is a series on the Openness blog that profiles industry thought leaders and individuals within Microsoft who are leading efforts to collaborate more openly, promoting interoperability and making it easier to develop and manage mixed IT environments. As we move into summer it’s a…

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Now Available: PHP 5.5.0 Delivers Significant Performance Improvements

Posted by Stephen ZarkosSenior Program Manager – PHP on Windows Congratulations to the PHP community on yesterday’s PHP 5.5.0 release, which delivers a long list of updates, including enhancements that significantly speed up PHP performance. It’s exciting to see the PHP language continue to grow and evolve, as well as the ongoing work between Microsoft,…

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Available Today: Hortonworks Brings Open Source Apache Hadoop to Windows

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Today Hortonworks announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows, the industry’s first 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows. This marks an important milestone in Microsoft’s partnership with Hortonworks and our overall big data approach, reflecting a deep investment in…

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