Registration is now open for PDC

Registration is now open for Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference, happening November 17-19, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.   The PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and strategic architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. This year, join us as Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie and Server and Tools… Read more

Brad Anderson promoted to Corporate Vice President of Management and Services Division

  Today Microsoft announced that Brad Anderson has been promoted to Corporate Vice President, Management and Services Division (MSD).  Brad took over the helm of MSD about two years ago – and has led the division on a path of continual growth since then. Brad’s leadership skills, business knowledge and passion for technology are well-known and… Read more

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Manufacturers

Today Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems.   With the completion of this development phase, PC makers can now complete new Windows 7-based PCs, independent software vendors can complete testing and certification of new and… Read more

Microsoft expands its contribution track record

This week in San Jose, CA, Microsoft will participate in the 11th annual O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), where we will announce several open source strategy milestones that highlight the company’s growing contribution to open source projects. Today, Sam Ramji, senior director, Platform Strategy, will announce the contribution of 20,000 lines of code to the Linux… Read more

Business Ready Security at WPC 2009

This week in New Orleans, Microsoft is hosting the annual Worldwide Partner Conference where  Microsoft made several identity and security announcements as part of their Business Ready Security strategy including the following:   o   Forefront codename “Stirling” – the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite will be officially known as Forefront Protection Suite (FPS)…. Read more

Microsoft Streamlines Its Licensing Structure – Updates Announced at WPC

In today’s economic environment, customers are looking for ways to compete in a global marketplace through combined strategic investments in IT innovation and careful cost management. Microsoft Volume Licensing policies and programs keep pace with customer needs and pave the way for new computing models.   Joe Matz, corporate vice president of Worldwide Licensing and… Read more

SQL Azure Database is on its way; new pricing and licensing information announced at WPC

    The next wave of information on the Windows Azure platform was revealed today at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in New Orleans.  Since many of you are following the roll-out of this highly anticipated cloud platform, we wanted to provide you with an update on Microsoft SQL Azure and Microsoft SQL Azure Database–… Read more

Microsoft announces official name for “Geneva”

Today, at the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, Microsoft announced the official name for Microsoft “Geneva” the upcoming open platform enabling simplified user access and single sign-on for cloud and on-premises applications:   Official name for “Geneva” ·         Active Directory Federation Services  –  formerly known as “Geneva” Server ·         Windows Identity Foundation –… Read more

Core Infrastructure at WPC 2009

Today begins Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, and there’s a lot of buzz around what partners can look forward to in the coming year.   Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of Infrastructure Server Marketing, will be giving updates on some of the upcoming innovations and partner opportunities coming out of Core Infrastructure… Read more

Microsoft releases Silverlight 3, Announces New Customers Including NBC Sports

Today, in San Francisco, Microsoft is celebrating the launch of Silverlight 3 and Expression3.  We’ll be highlighting a host of new customer wins – including NBC Sports, Continental Airlines and MGM – and showcasing several of the innovative new features in Silverlight 3 and Expression 3, such as support for out of browser scenarios, IIS… Read more