Your Questions Answered in New Enterprise Mobility Webcast Series

When you’re one of the world’s biggest software companies, you get a lot of tough questions from both your partners and customers.  Many times these questions are very challenging, and other times they are from the IT Pros that want to keep companies all over the world ticking – and they just want to know… Read more

Azure Operational Insights Preview Now Available

Today we announced the preview release of Azure Operational Insights as part of the Azure portal.  Operational Insights is a software as a service (SaaS) tailored for IT operations teams. This service leverages the power of Azure HDInsight to glean machine data across environments, and turn it into real-time operational intelligence to enable better-informed business… Read more

Rackspace Joins Cloud OS Network, Continues Partner Momentum

By Marco Limena, vice president of Hosting Service Providers, Microsoft Corp Today, I am proud to share an exciting announcement about one of our longtime partners. Rackspace announced today that it now supports the Microsoft Cloud Platform, which includes Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server, and Azure Pack, in all of its U.S. data centers and… Read more

Part 6: Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support | The Modernization of Windows Server 2012 R2

Welcome back to the Windows Server 2003 EOS blog series.  This week we’re reviewing one of the targets that you may be in the midst of modernizing and migrating workloads to, Windows Server 2012 R2.  One of the challenges we regularly hear is that folks are still getting up to speed with the plethora of… Read more

Microsoft Contributes Next Generation Server Design to Open Compute Project

Today I will be giving a keynote address at the Open Compute Project (OCP) European Summit, where I’ll announce the contribution of the 2nd-generation Open CloudServer (OCS v2) specification.  In January, Microsoft joined OCP and submitted the first OCS specification, born from our experience in our own cloud-scale datacenters.  OCS v2 incorporates a number of… Read more

World-class partners. Local experts. Customized cloud.

Microsoft has extended its Cloud OS Network to 100+ service providers delivering cloud services from over 600 local datacenters combined with Azure enabled scenarios.   If you’re like most organizations worldwide, you’re probably considering or have succeeded in incorporating the cloud into your infrastructure. The challenge is finding the right service provider to partner with to deliver the cloud solution… Read more

Cloud Platform System: Cloud-in-a-box delivering the best price-to-performance and scale economics

Microsoft’s Cloud Platform System (CPS) embodies the core tenets of our modern cloud infrastructure offerings of high scalability, enterprise-grade and hybrid. Leveraging Microsoft’s vast experience in operating some of the world’s largest data centers and in software-based technologies and innovation, CPS has been optimized to deliver private cloud within your datacenter in days, not months,… Read more

Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration Part 5

Assessment – Application Considerations  We’ve reached our fifth blog post!  We are still talking about assessment, but this week, we’re going to focus on Assessment as it relates to reviewing your applications, and identifying they type of ‘adjustments’ required to place them upon a secure and compliant OS.    Let’s face it, the reason you’re still… Read more

Cloud Platform System: Azure Innovation Now in Your Data Center

Yesterday was an exciting day with the announcement of the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS). It’s fantastic to finally take the wraps off of the result of a close engineering partnership between Microsoft and Dell to bring an Azure-consistent cloud in a box to our customers. Building and operating a cloud is a complex undertaking…. Read more

Available now: The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Today we are releasing the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 3.0, a supported, freely available solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard disks (VHDs). With the latest release, MVMC 3.0 adds the ability to convert a physical computer running Windows Server 2008 or above, or Windows Vista… Read more