Introducing the New Server and Tools Blogs Network

You might notice that STB News Bytes took on a different look today.  We think you’ll enjoy exploring the NEW Microsoft TechNet Server and Tools Blogs network.  We’ve pulled together almost 100 technical blogs in a portal to provide the IT professional, engineer and developer one place to find technical content from Microsoft engineers and… Read more

Windows Azure Announces New Services and Updates

This afternoon Microsoft announced new services and updates for Windows Azure that will be available in preview starting on Thursday, June 7th. These new services will simplify building applications that span cloud and on-premises servers and give customers greater flexibility in how to build or bring their applications to the cloud.  We will also add… Read more

May 24, 2011 News Thursday: SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center, Sage Launches on Windows Azure, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger SUSE Announces SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center At the Open Source Business Conference this week, during a keynote from Microsoft Open Solutions Group, Sandy Gupta, Microsoft, introduced the SUSE announcement of the delivery of a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center.  This management pack connects… Read more

The Bing Search API on Windows Azure Marketplace is Here!

The Bing Search API is now available on the Windows Azure Marketplace! With this service, you can embed web, image, news, and video search results, as well as related searches and spelling suggestions, to create unique applications and services. You can also integrate information from datasets into your own applications via standardized data services, and… Read more

Research Shows Cloud Computing Reduces Time and Money Spent Managing Security

by STB Blogger Security is often reported as one of the top concerns or barriers to cloud adoption for businesses. To help dispel this perception, today Microsoft released research that shows that small and medium sized businesses (SMB) are gaining significant IT security benefits from using the cloud. The study, which was commissioned by Microsoft… Read more

May 10, 2012 News Thursday: Essar Group Moves to Windows Azure and other Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Essar Group Unleashes Power of the Cloud with Windows AzureIn an effort to offer its customers Web-based applications with high performance and scalability while maintaining low infrastructure and management costs, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has announced it has selected Windows Azure to deliver some of its applications. The move will result in… Read more

Microsoft BizSpark One startup EventDay uses Windows Azure to create smoother events

Ever wonder why some events you attend are run much more smoothly than others? Well some event management companies are using the cloud to make life much easier for attendees, sponsors and organizers. Microsoft BizSpark One startup EventDay uses Windows Azure mobile technologies to make event check-in happen in about three seconds. Read the feature… Read more

Announcing Native Windows Azure Libraries and Special Free Pricing using Twilio for Windows Azure Customers

by Brian Goldfarb Our friends over at Twilio have been working to make it easier for developers to integrate text message and phone services into applications hosted on Windows Azure using native libraries for Java, PHP and .NET.  To sweeten the pot, Twilio and Windows Azure have teamed up to offer 1000 free text messages… Read more

April 26th, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Media Services, Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, and more Sever and Tools news…

  by STB Blogger Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show last week, Microsoft announced Windows Azure Media Services, a new set of Windows Azure-based services that is designed to make creating, managing and delivering media to any device easier. Windows Azure Media Services is a comprehensive media… Read more

The World of Connected Devices

On day two of the Microsoft Management Summit, Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division, took the stage again to discuss the world of connected devices.  Anderson highlighted how Microsoft’s latest enterprise client management solutions (Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager) can help customers address the consumerization of IT. … Read more