October 25, 2012 News Thursday: Microsoft customer reviews and more Server and Tools news…

by STB Blogger Contribute to Microsoft’s Customer Reviews Page With many IT professionals turning to their peers before making technology buying decisions, we wanted to provide a platform for our customers to voice their opinions. Microsoft’s new Customer Reviews Page is a place for you to discuss your experiences with Microsoft products with your peers…. Read more

Microsoft announces new solutions for big data

by STB Blogger Expanding on the company’s commitment to help customers manage any data, any size, anywhere, Microsoft today announced that new previews are available for the company’s Hadoop-based solutions for Windows Server and Windows Azure, Microsoft HDInsight Server and Windows Azure HDInsight Service. These new previews are part of Microsoft’s effort to provide customers… Read more

October 18, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Mobile Services updates

by STB Blogger Windows Azure Mobile Services: New support for iOS apps and renewed alliance with Twilio This week, Microsoft announced a number of new improvements to Windows Azure Mobile Services, including how developers can now use Mobile Services to develop native iOS apps. Additional updates include: Facebook, Twitter, and Google authentication support; blob, table,… Read more

October 11, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure “Fast” campaign, and more Server and Tools news!

by STB Blogger Windows Azure Challenges Developers to Show Us They’re “Fast”On Monday, the Windows Azure team unveiled its “Fast” campaign, challenging developers to showcase how fast they are with Windows Azure. Visitors to the campaign site will hear from developers and Microsoft engineers first-hand via short videos that focus on speeding up app development… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Essentials released to manufacturing and generally available on Nov. 1

by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been released to manufacturing, and is now available for download and evaluation. The product will be generally available for purchase on November 1, 2012 and we expect hardware partners to be shipping systems by the end of the year. The product has already generated… Read more

Beta Release: Bringing Windows Azure Services to Windows Server for Hosting Service Providers

Today, Microsoft announced the beta release of new technologies that allow hosting service providers to deliver turnkey cloud services to customers, including high-scale websites and virtual machine hosting with an extensible self-service portal experience.  These technologies run on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012, and are consistent with services found in Windows Azure. This… Read more

October 4, 2012 News Thursday: MediaWiki and phpBB now available on Windows Azure Web Sites

by STB Blogger MediaWiki and phpBB now available on Windows Azure Web SitesWindows Azure continued its broad support for open source technologies this week with new options for Windows Azure Web Sites: MediaWiki and phpBB. MediaWiki is the open source software that powers Wikipedia and other large-scale wiki projects, and phpBB is the most widely… Read more