System Center 2012 SP1 beta released for datacenter and client management

by STB Blogger Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), which offers integrated solutions for datacenter, cloud and client management.  The SP1 is now available for download and evaluation on the Microsoft Download Center.   For datacenter and cloud management, SP1 enables all System Center components to run… Read more

September 6, 2012 News Thursday: Quest Software Simplifies Email Migration with Windows Azure, New Relic Adds Windows Server Monitoring, and more Server and Tools News!

  by STB Blogger Quest Software Simplifies Email Migration for Customers with Windows AzureQuest Software is simplifying how customers of all sizes move their email to the cloud with its email migration solution, Quest OnDemand Migration for Email. The solution is based on Windows Azure and helps customers migrate to Microsoft Office 365. Quest recognized… Read more

Windows Server 2012, cornerstone of the Cloud OS, available today!

by STB Blogger Today, in a global online launch event, Server and Tools president Satya Nadella announced that Windows Server 2012 is now available for evaluation and purchase worldwide.  In his keynote and in a blog post, Satya describes how Windows Server 2012 was built from the cloud up and delivers significant new advancements in… Read more

August 30, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Mobile Services and more Server and Tools news!

Windows Azure Mobile Services announcedOn Tuesday, the Windows Azure team unveiled a preview of its newest feature, Windows Azure Mobile Services. The service allows developers to connect a scalable cloud backend to client and mobile applications that can be added to any Windows 8 app within minutes. Similar support for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android… Read more

August 23rd, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure SQL Data Sync update and more Server and Tools news…

by STB Blogger Windows Azure announces enhancements to SQL Data Sync Windows Azure has announced new service updates to SQL Data Sync now available across all Windows Azure datacenters. SQL Data Sync now creates and schedules routine synchronizations between Windows Azure SQL Database and either SQL Server or SQL Databases. This marks the second service… Read more

Windows Azure Media Services Enables Cloud Delivery of London Olympics

by Windows Azure Team The London Olympics were a massive orchestration of 302 gold medal events squeezed into just 19 days. Content providers were challenged to deliver flexibility to viewers in just about every time zone worldwide. As viewers wanted to choose what, when, and how they’d watch the events, be it live, mid-event and… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate available now

by STB Blogger Great news!  We reached another important milestone on the road to the final release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials:  the Release Candidate (RC) is available now for download and evaluation.   If customers haven’t started exploring the product yet, this new pre-release version is an ideal time to begin.  Customer and partner feedback… Read more

August 9, 2012 News Thursday: FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V and more Server and Tools news…

by STB Blogger FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V available today Today, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix announced the availability of FreeBSD support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. This announcement extends Microsoft’s commitment to supporting multiple platforms with its virtualization and private cloud solutions, allowing more organizations to take advantage of server consolidation… Read more

New Capability in the Windows Azure AD Developer Preview

Today we are introducing the Windows Azure Authentication Library (referred to as AAL in our documentation), a new capability in the Windows Azure Active Directory Developer Preview that gives .NET developers a fast and easy way to take advantage of Windows Azure AD in additional, high value scenarios, including the ability to secure access to… Read more

Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing!

by STB Blogger Microsoft is pleased to announce that Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing, and will be generally available for evaluation and purchase to customers around the world on September 4, 2012.  We encourage you to visit the Windows Server 2012 launch page to save the date for our virtual launch event… Read more