October 27th, 2011 News Thursday: New Pre-release System Center 2012 Solutions, Azure Pricing Changes, and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   NEW Pre-release System Center 2012 solutions for private cloud and client management Today we made available several pre-release versions of System Center 2012 products, which offer integrated solutions for private cloud and client management. For private cloud, we have released betas of the 2012 versions of System Center Service Manager and… Read more

October 13, 2011 News Thursday: PASS Summit 2011 Special Edition

  Day 2 of the PASS Summit 2011 kicked off with Quentin Clark’s keynote, where he detailed several announcements related to the public and private cloud, including: General Availability of HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance Optimized for SQL Server:  Microsoft and HP announced the November availability of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance optimized for… Read more

PASS Summit 2011: Investments in SQL Server 2012, Big Data, Public and Private Cloud

Today, at the PASS Summit 2011, Microsoft showcased its expanded investments in data platform solutions and technologies, particularly highlighting SQL Server 2012, efforts around “big data”, and innovations for both public and private cloud. These include a new Apache HadoopTM Based Distribution for Windows Azure and Windows Server and a strategic partnership with Hortonworks.  This… Read more

Liberating Microsoft from Oracle Siebel CRM

Today, as Oracle touts their CRM offerings at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, the Microsoft Dynamics team is asking customers why they should settle for a customer resource management (CRM) solution that is expensive, inflexible and hard to use while continuing on the forced march toward Fusion. Microsoft Business Solutions Corporate Vice President Michael Park shares some… Read more