Microsoft delivers Windows Azure Platform updates

As previously announced at PDC 2010, Microsoft is now delivering updates to the Windows Azure platform to further enable Platform as a service (PaaS), where developers and business will ultimately see the true value of the cloud. Today, Microsoft is delivering: To make it easier to move existing applications and run them more efficiently, Microsoft… Read more

November 23, 2010 News Tuesday: Thanksgiving Week Special Edition

Drive Extender Feature in SBS Products When we first started designing SBS 2011 Essentials (formally SBS Code Name “Aurora”), one of our initial focuses was to provide support for multiple internal and external hard drives.  Drive Extender provided the ability to take the small hard drives many small businesses may have acquired, and pool them… Read more

What’s Next in Tech? NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure

As the Microsoft Technical Computing and eXtreme Computing groups close out their week at the Supercomputing 2010 event in New Orleans, the Next in Tech takes a look at how NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure is helping take cloud advancements out of Microsoft’s labs and into the labs of the scientific community. Read more on the… Read more

Microsoft takes technical computing to the clouds at Supercomputing 2010!

Today Microsoft’s Technical Computing and eXtreme Computing groups kick off the company’s presence at Supercomputing 2010 in New Orleans. Technical computing, or supercomputing, harnesses massive computing power and enormous data for advanced modeling and simulation, which can be a valuable asset for researchers who are looking  to solve for big problems in diseases, climate change… Read more

November 11, 2010 News Thursday: PASS Summit and Tech•Ed Europe Special Edition

Q&A: Muglia Discusses the Latest News for Server and Tools For a snapshot of Server and Tools news over the last few weeks, take a look at the Executive Q&A with Bob Muglia on Microsoft News Center.   PASS Summit 2010 PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Summit 2010 kicked off on Tuesday, November 9,… Read more

Bringing it all together at PASS Summit 2010

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Server and Tools Business, with announcements at PDC10, TechEd Europe and the PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Summit 2010. At PDC and TechEd Europe, Microsoft launched several new products and updates, including tools and resources to help customers more easily develop and deploy cloud applications and… Read more

Today’s News at TechEd Europe 2010

TechEd Europe 2010 kicks off today in Berlin, Germany with a keynote by Microsoft’s Brad Anderson, which can be seen here beginning at 7 a.m. (PST). The on-demand replay will be available on the Microsoft Cloud Virtual Pressroom later this week. At last month’s PDC10 Microsoft announced enhancements to its Platform as a Service (PaaS)… Read more

Coming Up Next: TechEd Europe and PASS Summit 2010

Last week at the Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced a number of new enhancements and services that make it easier for customers to move to the Windows Azure platform, our general-purpose operating system for Platform as a Service.  Next week, on Monday, November 8 at TechEd Europe in Berlin, the company will make additional cloud… Read more

Announcing Windows Small Business Server 2011

Since we announced the availability of the beta version of Windows Small Business Server Code name “Aurora” and Windows Small Business Server “7”, both products have been downloaded more than 9000 times through bout our partner and customer community. Today as we move forward with these new releases, Microsoft is announcing the final names, pricing,… Read more

Global “Cloud Power” Campaign Kicks Off Today

Hot on the heels of last Week’s Professional Developer’s Conference, Microsoft continues its heavy focus on cloud computing by kicking off a new, global “Cloud Power” campaign. Based on the notion that the cloud has the power to fundamentally change the way people do business, the campaign will give organizations who are considering the cloud… Read more