New Blog: Brad Anderson Goes In the Cloud with Microsoft

Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President for the Windows Server & System Center division, launched a new blog yesterday called In the Cloud. With regular posts, podcasts, and videos, Anderson plans to use this space as a venue for discussing how IT decision makers can assemble best-of-breed cloud and datacenter solutions. In his first post, Anderson… Read more

Anglebrackets: A New Web Conference is Coming this April

Remember the days of heading to Vegas for a Web conference? Are you still missing the Mix conference? Well, there’s a new Web conference—called <anglebrackets>—taking place in Vegas next month. It will feature a host of notable presenters covering an array of sessions, from Modern JavaScript Development to Rich Data HTML Apps to Responsive Design… Read more

The Cloud OS and Innovations for Hosting Service Providers

This past week, System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 was made available. This was an important step for our Cloud OS vision. The Cloud OS provides a consistent platform for infrastructure, apps, and data that can reside in any datacenter—be it a private datacenter, a service provider’s datacenter, or in Windows Azure. There has been a… Read more

Unified Device Management with Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

Back in September, Microsoft announced its strategy around unified device management and how the next releases of Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager would deliver on that vision.  As part of this week’s update to our Cloud OS vision, we’re pleased to announce that System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Service… Read more

Get Started with System Center 2012 SP1

Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of System Center 2012 SP1. This release is full of new features that light up the new functionality found in Windows Server 2012. The combination of System Center 2012 SP1 with Windows Server 2012 provides the foundation of what we call the ‘Cloud OS’. The updates in System Center… Read more

What is the Cloud OS?

Microsoft announced several new products and services today that deliver against the Cloud OS. But a lot of people may still be wondering what exactly is the Cloud OS and what it means to them. For those of you who still have questions, Michael Park, Corporate Vice President of Marketing in the Server & Tools… Read more

Your App Featured in a Windows Phone TV Ad

Want more visibility for your apps? How about more customers? Then here’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help you kick off the new year. We are launching a new contest with a very special top prize: your app could receive featured placement in a Windows Phone prime-time TV ad in the U.S. The contest is called… Read more

Get Started with VM Depot for Windows Azure

Earlier this week, Microsoft Open Technologies announced the new VM Depot—a community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine images that can be used with Windows Azure. With VM Depot, users can build and share configurations, create custom open source stacks, and configure new architectures for the cloud. If you’re ready to jump in, be sure to… Read more

The New Office – Developer and IT Pro Resources

Last week we unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at Be sure to read the press release when you get a moment. There is an on-demand recording of the event webcast that is a little over an hour in length that is very informative. We also wanted to point developers… Read more