Microsoft Launches the Cloud OS Network

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

Best Practices for Planning Your Hybrid Cloud

Planning a Hybrid Cloud is also an opportunity to rethink the way you operate. If there are inefficiencies you’ve identified in the past, this planning process is an opportunity to isolate them and characterize improved processes. In other words, resist the temptation to migrate how you do things today to your new hybrid environment –… Read more

Why Hybrid Cloud?

Microsoft has focused on creating a hybrid model that is dramatically different and more functional than any other cloud approach in the industry.  This hybrid functionality comes in-box, at enterprise scale, within the Windows software you already know and love – and this simplified and streamlined setup is very good news for enterprises that need… Read more

In the Cloud – New Blog Series Launch

In any region, at any size, in any industry, an enterprise’s IT infrastructure has an enormous impact on the success of that organization. There are as many infrastructure setups and strategies as there are enterprises, with each IT team tailoring it to the unique and changing needs of that business. At Microsoft we are realistic… Read more

Microsoft and Cisco Announce – New integrated cloud solutions

On Wednesday at Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) event in New York, I joined Cisco CEO John Chambers to announce an expanded partnership between our two companies. Microsoft and Cisco have a long history of collaborating to help customers address business and technology challenges. Together, we helped customers embrace IP-based client server computing and, most… Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials – Services Integration Overview Part 1

More and more small and medium-sized businesses are beginning to adopt mainstream cloud services such as Office 365. While adopting cloud services helps to increase IT capabilities and also provides predictable operational costs, it leads to a new challenge—how to manage on-premises resources and cloud services effectively. In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the Dashboard… Read more

Microsoft Server and Cloud Community Resources – One Stop Shopping

Providing information to our community is important to us.  There are a number of channels we use to get the word out on promotions, great technical content, and fun contests. The Microsoft Server and Cloud business is growing, as is the community of developers and IT professionals.  We recently launched a number of new areas… Read more

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Backup and Restore Enhancements

SQL Server 2014 CTP2 includes three SQL Server Backup and Restore enhancements.  These enhancements enables using Windows Azure for backups, providing options to ease and automate backup management, and improved security for backups through encryption. In addition, to enable backup to Windows Azure from previous versions of SQL Server, a stand-alone tool is now available…. Read more