Windows Azure Service Bus Comes to Windows Server

As you have likely seen by now, every group at Microsoft that touches aspects of our datacenter solutions has been asked to optimize for our new Cloud OS strategy.  Specifically, this means delivering a common set of technologies across a variety of deployment platform.  This can be a customer’s datacenter, their hosting partner’s datacenter or… Read more

Announcing the Public Availability of Workflow Manager 1.0

Today is a great day in my organization as we’re able to publically announce the release of Workflow Manager 1.0, which is now available for download.  Workflow Manager 1.0 allows you to host and manage long-running Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) applications.  Workflow Manager was designed to meet the scale and multi-tenant needs of your modern… Read more

In case you missed it: Richard Fichera of Forrester on Windows Server 2012

We hope you are enjoying all the industry buzz surrounding the Sept. 4 release of Windows Server 2012 and the unveiling of our Cloud OS vision. Amidst all of the excitement and noise, we wanted to call your attention to this informative article by respected analyst Richard Fichera of Forrester.  Also don’t forget to download… Read more

Customer Spotlight: Marquette University reins in storage costs with Windows Server 2012, goes with Hyper-V over VMware

I recently blogged about some of the positive sentiments and comments Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V has been receiving from the press and recently surveyed customers, as well as the sharp uptick in deployments. As customer adoption grows for Windows Server 2012, the new Hyper-V and our private cloud solution, I thought it would be helpful… Read more

Survey data in NetworkWorld says: Watch out VMware, because Microsoft is coming.

There seems to be no doubt about it.  With the recent launch of Windows Server 2012 and the new capabilities in Hyper-V, momentum for Microsoft’s virtualization and private cloud platform (a key element of our Cloud OS strategy) is accelerating.  Two recent surveys by IT trade publications point to clear evidence that customers are recognizing,… Read more

MMS 2013 in Las Vegas, April 8-12

Those who say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas have got it right again. I am excited to announce that Microsoft will once again be hosting our annual management conference, Microsoft Management Summit 2013, in Las Vegas April 8-12, 2013 at the beautiful Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.   We are planning a great week… Read more

Bringing Windows Azure Services to Windows Server – Beta Release

As part of the product management team for Windows Server & System Center, it’s been very energizing to see the excitement in the community around the 2012 releases of Windows Server and System Center.  I just came back last week from conducting launch events in Southeast Asia for Windows Server 2012 and, while people were… Read more