Experience //build/ Live!!!

Today we kicked off the //build/ Conference in Seattle on the Microsoft campus.  If you weren’t aware, you can watch a lot of the action live at Channel9.MSDN.com.  Head on over and check out the Keynote sessions from Monday or tune into the Tuesday morning Keynote from Microsoft Server and Tools President, Satya Nadella.  Satya… Read more

Windows Phone 8 Unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today debuted Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the company’s smartphone operating system. Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience, connecting you to the people and things that matter most. As part of the announcement, Microsoft revealed new features, including Kid’s Corner and… Read more

Windows 8 Arrives Worldwide

NEW YORK — Oct. 25, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the global availability of its popular Windows operating system, Windows 8. Beginning Friday, Oct. 26, consumers and businesses worldwide will be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a beautiful new user interface and a wide range of applications with… Read more

Microsoft HDInsight Server for Windows and Windows Azure HDInsight Service Announced

Earlier this year we announced partnerships with key players in the Apache Hadoop community to ensure customers have all the necessary solutions to connect with, manage and analyze big data. Today we’re excited to provide an update on how we’re working to broaden adoption of Hadoop with the simplicity and manageability of Windows. First, we’re… Read more

What’s New With the Windows Azure Marketplace

Making things easier and more efficient while helping you improve productivity, is the name of the game at the Windows Azure Marketplace. In this month’s release, the addition of Windows Azure Active Directory simplifies the user experience, while access to new content expands your capabilities. Now you can use your Windows Azure Active Directory ID… Read more

Building a Windows Server 2012 Cloud Infrastructure with PowerShell

Complementing the existing efforts to provide guidance around building a Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012, two additional pieces of collateral have been uploaded to the TechNet Gallery that help automate and streamline the overall scenario, showcasing not only great new features, but also the flexibility and utility of PowerShell. See the entire post at… Read more

Building iOS Applications with Team Foundation Server (TFS)

It is becoming more and more common for software shops to build applications and apps for multiple platforms and devices. In addition to other applications and platforms that you need to build, you may also need to build iOS or Mac OS X applications. It’s desirable to keep all of your source code assets in… Read more

Creating BI Solutions with BISM Tabular

Business Intelligence, the process of analyzing business data to support better decision-making, has become a necessity for most businesses in today’s competitive environment. In order to bring BI to small and mid-sized companies, there needs to be a set of affordable and easy-to-use tools at each company’s disposal. Microsoft has long had a vision and… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Identity Mapping for Network File Services (NFS)

The methods Windows and NFS use to represent user and group identities are different and are not necessarily directly interchangeable. Identity Mapping is the process of converting from an NFS identity representation to a Windows representation and vice-versa. This blog post describes the selection, configuration and usage of the user and group identity mapping options…. Read more

Microsoft Reaches Agreement to Acquire StorSimple

Many of you are faced with an explosion in data and the resulting cost to store, manage and archive this data is ballooning. This is why cloud storage solutions are so compelling – they provide increased flexibility, almost unlimited scalability, and the improved economics you need. But to realize those benefits, cloud storage needs to… Read more