November 29, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Active Directory Reaches 200 Billion Authentications and more Server and Tools News!

    by STB Blogger Windows Azure Active Directory Reaches 200 Billion Authentications On Tuesday, the Windows Azure team announced a major milestone in cloud scale computing. Since the inception of the authentication service in 2010, Windows Azure has processed 200 billion authentications for 50 million active user accounts. On average, Windows Azure Active Directory… Read more

November 15, 2012 News Thursday: VMware calculator reveals VMware costs more than Microsoft and more Server and Tools news…

by STB Blogger VMware (Finally) Admits that its Costs are Higher than Microsoft’s A blog post by Microsoft general manager Amy Barzdukas discusses how the VMware cost per application calculator reveals what our customers and partners have been telling us all along – VMware vSphere 5.1 costs more than Windows Server 2012 and System Center… Read more

Windows Azure Benchmarks Show Top Performance for Big Compute

by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft announced a new set of Windows Azure capabilities for Big Compute, a term that applies to applications that require large amounts of compute power. Examples of Big Compute applications include modeling complex engineering problems, understanding financial risk, researching disease, simulating weather, transcoding media, or analyzing large data sets. Customers who… Read more

November 8, 2012 News Thursday: Beta Release of BizTalk Server 2013, News from PASS 2012, and more Server and Tools News!

  by STB Blogger BizTalk Server 2013 Beta UnveiledEarlier this week, the BizTalk Server team announced the Beta release of BizTalk Server 2013. Since the Community Technology Preview (CTP) in August, the team added several capabilities, including SFTP support, ESBT integration, better SharePoint integration and simplified manageability via dependency tracking in BizTalk Admin console. The… Read more

Microsoft Announces Updates to Data Platform at PASS 2012

by STB Blogger This morning, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Ted Kummert, will take the stage at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2012 in Seattle to announce new capabilities for Microsoft’s data platform that will help businesses accelerate their time to insights with any type of data. Those include: Project codenamed “Hekaton,” a… Read more

November 1, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Server 2012 Essentials Generally Available Today, Windows Azure Powers Halo 4, and more Server and Tools News!

  by STB Blogger Windows Server 2012 Essentials Generally Available Today!Microsoft is pleased to announce that today Windows Server 2012 Essentials for small businesses is generally available for purchase through volume licensing, retail and reseller channels.  Microsoft partners can now begin purchasing and implementing Windows Server 2012 Essentials for their small business clients, to help… Read more