System Center 2012 for Microsoft Private Cloud Generally Available Today!

Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft, took the stage this morning to kick-off the first day of the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas.  Anderson delivered the opening keynote to nearly 5,000 IT professionals, highlighting how customers around the world are already using System Center 2012, available today… Read more

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services

by STB Blogger Introducing Windows Azure Media Services At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas today, 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 much easier. Windows Azure Media Services is a comprehensive… Read more

TechNet Radio Presents: Windows Server “8” and System Center 2012 Roundtable with Paul Venezia

by STB Blogger About This VideoIn this Reviewers workshop we’re talking about the latest features found in Windows Server 8 and System Center 2012 and Paul Venezia from InfoWorld is here to offer his insights into how IT Pros and organizations are utilizing virtualization and cloud services in their IT environment. Click here to Download… Read more

April 11th, 2012 News Thursday: Idera supports SQL Server 2012, International Customers Adopt Windows Azure, and more Server and Tools News

  by STB Blogger Idera Announces Support for SQL Server 2012 At the DevConnections Conference, Idera, a leading provider of SQL Server management and administration solutions, announced that their SQL diagnostic manager, SQL safe and SQL compliance manager will support SQL Server 2012 when it is generally available. The other products in Idera’s SQL Server… Read more

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of SQL Server 2012, Releases Second Preview of Hadoop Services on Azure

by STB Blogger Microsoft is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download. SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft’s data platform enable customers to unlock simple, actionable insights from their most complex data. SQL Server 2012 has already been deployed for production use by hundreds of global, industry-leading customers,… Read more

Satya Nadella, Brad Anderson and Jason Zander Headline Upcoming TechEd Events!

by STB Blogger Today, we’re excited to announce the keynote lineup for this year’s upcoming TechEd North America and TechEd Europe events! TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions, tools and services. Every year technology professionals… Read more

March 22, 2012 News Thursday: New SQL Server Interoperability Tools, Customer Spotlights, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger New tools to support interoperability with SQL Server 2012 Microsoft has introduced a variety of tools that allow consistent data access to SQL Server 2012 across multiple platforms. These allow developers to build secure, highly available and high-performance applications for SQL Server in .NET, C/C++, Java and PHP, both on-premises and in… Read more

March 8, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Pricing, TechNet Radio Features SQL Server 2012, and more Server and Tools News

by STB Blogger Announcing Reduced Pricing for Windows Azure Compute and StorageIn February, Microsoft announced significant price reductions and a new entry level database option to meet customer needs on both ends of the database spectrum. Today Windows Azure has announced a pricing reduction to its compute and storage offerings, in a continued effort to… Read more

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2012, Drives Advancements in Big Data

by STB Blogger Today Microsoft made several announcements regarding the company’s commitment to help customers deal with any data, any size, anywhere.  For more information on the newest version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s work with big data, and updates to Microsoft’s data warehousing solutions, read on. SQL Server 2012 released – The world’s most widely… Read more

Cloud computing enables job growth, according to IDC study

by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft Corp. released a commissioned study from analyst firm IDC suggesting that cloud computing will be a major source of job growth. IDC’s research indicates that by 2015, cloud computing will generate 14 million new jobs globally and revenues from cloud innovation could reach $1.1 trillion per year. Cloud efficiencies, combined… Read more