Important Changes to the Forefront Product Line

Today, Microsoft is announcing important changes to the roadmaps of Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG): We plan to ship another major release of FIM in the first half of calendar year 2015.  Microsoft will not deliver any future full version releases of Forefront UAG and the product will be removed… Read more

BYO-Poetry Contest: Get Going on that Dazzling Ditty for a Chance to Win an Xbox 360!

If you haven’t heard, we’re holding a BYOD poetry contest to showcase our community’s deepest (or goofiest) thoughts about device management, information protection, and all topics BYOD. Enter your poem of 300 words or fewer—in any form, and it doesn’t have to rhyme—and you could win an Xbox 360 with Kinect bundle. Entry deadline is… Read more

Microsoft Launches the Cloud OS Network, a Group of Leading Service Providers Who Leverage the Microsoft Cloud Platform

Today, Microsoft announced the launch of the Microsoft Cloud OS Network. The Cloud OS Network is a program consisting of over 25 leading cloud service providers who have embraced the Cloud OS vision. These organizations offer solutions based on the Microsoft Cloud Platform designed to meet customers’ hybrid computing needs. The Microsoft Cloud Platform consists… Read more

Are You a BYOD Chieftain? Tell Us in Poetry for a Chance to Win an Xbox 360

If you spend your days wrangling devices and your night times ruminating, here’s your chance to do both! Write a poem that shows us how you manage devices, data, and apps in your workplace, putting a fun spin on BYOD, and you could win an Xbox 360 with Kinect bundle. Whether you’ve succeeded at networking… Read more

Microsoft Tech Companion App Launches – Use the Cross Platform App to Get the Latest News on your Phone or Slate

We are pleased to announce a new application that will allow both Developers and IT Professionals to access Microsoft information from a variety of panes of glass.  The Microsoft Tech Companion is now available for download.  This application brings you the latest news on products, features, and upcoming events, virtually anywhere. Customize feeds to surface the… Read more

HarperCollins Publishers Creates Global BI Solution in Weeks Using Windows Azure and SQL Server

Remove the obstacles created by disparate technologies, conflicting requirements, and tight budgets, and IT gets a lot easier. Today, companies can overcome many of these traditional IT challenges by using cloud-based solutions based on Windows Azure and Microsoft SQL Server. Take for example, HarperCollins Publishers, one of the world’s largest publishing companies. It needed to empower global… Read more

What to Do About Consumerization? (Or, It is Not Just About Devices)

Here in Microsoft’s Enterprise Client Management team, my peers and I spend a lot of time speaking one-on-one with customers and industry analysts about the consumerization trend.   Organizations of all sizes are trying to determine what they can and should do about letting people choose their own devices to get their jobs done.  One analyst… Read more