Cloud + Enterprise Release Announcements for November 6, 2014

 In this update: Azure Machine Learning Free Tier, Preview for greater SQL Server compatibility coming soon to Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory for Orchestration and Management of Data Transformation and Processing in Public Preview, Azure Stream Analytics for Real Time Processing in Public Preview, General Availability of Hyper-Scale Event Ingestion with Azure Event Hubs,… Read more

Cloud + Enterprise Release Announcements for October 28, 2014

In this update: TechEd Europe 2014, Microsoft CPS Brings an Azure-Consistent Cloud in a Box, New Visual Studio Online Now Available in EU Datacenters, Microsoft Antimalware Now Generally Available for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines, Azure SQL Database Introduces Business Continuity Features with New Visualizations to the New Azure Preview Portal,  and much more…. Read more

Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration: Part 3

Today we’re going to be reviewing useful tools and solutions that can help you execute the Discovery phase of your migration.  There are numerous tools to assist during the Discovery phase, so you can easily identify all ‘instances’ of Windows Server 2003.  In addition, you’ll be able to focus on identifying the applications, workloads, and… Read more

Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration: Part 2

We’re back with our 2nd blog post in the Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support (EOS) Best Practices series.  In today’s post we want to review the first activity that can help ensure a successful migration project – Discovery.  This activity allows you the opportunity to identify exactly what, and how many of your business critical applications… Read more

Biweekly Cloud and Enterprise Release announcements for September 10, 2014

In today’s mobile first, cloud first world, Microsoft provides the technologies and tools to enable enterprises to embrace a cloud culture. Our differentiated innovations, comprehensive mobile solutions and developer tools help all of our customers realize the true potential of the cloud first era. Learn more about our updates…. Read more

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

“Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support is right around the corner In preparing for this moment, CIOs, IT Managers, Infrastructure Engineers, Application Managers, and Developers (Yes, I said Developers – it’s not a typo) who are currently running this loved OS should pause to look carefully at their options.  This is one of the largest IT opportunities… Read more