October 28, 2010 News Thursday: PDC Edition

Platform as a service is where developers and businesses will ultimately see the true value of the cloud, and the OS for Platform as a service is Windows Azure.  The Windows Azure platform, comprised of Windows Azure and SQL Azure, is supported by a rich set of development tools, management, and services from Microsoft. It’s… Read more

OpenStack is now open for Microsoft’s Hyper-V

Microsoft is partnering with Cloud.com and Rackspace to provide support of its virtualization platform, Hyper-V, to the OpenStack project.  This allows customers and service providers to use Windows Server R2 2008 Hyper-V virtualized environments running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure with greater flexibility when using OpenStack.   Learn more about the announcement at… Read more

CIOs share insight on best practices and challenges in today’s enterprise environment

This week, Microsoft launched a new tool for information on mission critical applications called Today’s Enterprise. Designed to help CIOs and IT decision makers share ideas and best practices and analyze their platform options, the site features case studies, product information and CIO commentary on the various needs and issues IT decision makers are facing… Read more

October 14th, 2010 News Thursday: System Center Configuration Manager R3 released, Wipro partners with Citrix and Microsoft… and more Server and Tools news.

Microsoft releases System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Today Microsoft announced the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3. Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now, R3 brings a complete set of… Read more

Day 2 of VMworld Europe 2010: Microsoft and Citrix V-alliance

Day 2 of VMworld Europe begins, with Microsoft’s Patrick O’Rourke and Citrix’s Klaus Oestermann sharing a video update from the show. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpLmj4-lfAg&feature=player_embedded] Read more news from Copenhagen on the Virtualization Team Blog…. Read more

New Release of Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse/PHP and new tutorial

Today the Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team is shipping a new Community Technology Preview (October 2010 CTP) of the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP. This Eclipse plug-in provides PHP developers using Eclipse with tools to create and deploy web applications targeting Windows Azure. For more information about the release check out Brian Swan’s… Read more

Microsoft at VMworld Europe 2010

Following a great week at Citrix Synergy in Berlin, the jet-setting Microsoft Virtualization team headed to Copenhagen for VMworld Europe 2010.  Lucas Searle, virtualization product manager at Microsoft-UK, and Dave Austin, director of product marketing for Citrix-EMEA, took a moment to share their thoughts on what they heard during the opening keynote: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35bD1jGHeQI] Read more… Read more

Microsoft Releases WebMatrix Beta 2

Today, Microsoft continued to reinforce its investment in the Microsoft Web Platform by releasing beta 2 of WebMatrix. WebMatrix was first announced in July, and is a free tool that gives developers the ability to create new sites, by either writing the code themselves, or by using existing free open source software applications. WebMatrix also… Read more

Microsoft acquires AVIcode Inc. to extend application management to the cloud

Today, Microsoft announced the acquisition of AVICode, Inc., a market leader in application performance monitoring and diagnostics of .NET applications and services. AVIcode will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft and the technology acquired will be rolled into the System Center family of products over time. As more customers move to cloud-based services, they face… Read more

MIX10: jQuery Templates, Data Link, and Globalization Accepted as Official jQuery Plugins

At the MIX10 Conference in Las Vegas, Scott Guthrie and jQuery developer John Resig announced that Microsoft would be working with the jQuery team to contribute features such as client templating and data linking to the jQuery project. Less than six months later, we are officially announcing that the jQuery project has accepted the first… Read more