Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant and more Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Microsoft named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems Gartner* has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in their new Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the operational DBMS market. Gartner mentions some important trends in… Read more

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Windows Azure HDInsight

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Windows Azure HDInsight This week, Microsoft is attending the Strata + Hadoop World Conference, where the company will discuss its big data strategy and approach as well as its work with the Hadoop community and Hortonworks to accelerate the adoption of Hadoop in the enterprise. News Highlights Today, Microsoft… Read more

October 24, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Updates

by C&E Blogger Microsoft announces Windows Azure updates Microsoft unveiled a number of updates for Windows Azure over the last week, including general availability of Windows Server 2012 R2 in the Windows Azure image gallery and the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.2. Additional news included a price reduction of up to 22 percent on memory-intensive… Read more

October 17, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: SkyGiraffe becomes first Microsoft Ventures Seed Fund investment and more Cloud and Enterprise News …

by C&E Blogger SkyGiraffe becomes first Microsoft Ventures Seed Fund investment SkyGiraffe, a cloud company that brings mobility to the enterprise, became the first seed fund investment by Microsoft Ventures. Founded in 2012, SkyGiraffe provides a SaaS platform via Windows Azure that helps businesses deploy enterprise-grade mobile applications on any device immediately and without the… Read more

Microsoft Announces Availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2

by C&E Blogger Microsoft Announces Availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Today, Microsoft CVP Quentin Clark delivered the keynote to the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina where he announced the availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2, a near feature complete release which can be downloaded here. He also… Read more

October 10, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Partners Announce Support for New Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Solutions

by C&E Blogger Partners Announce Support for New Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Solutions This week, Microsoft unveiled a wave of new enterprise products and services to help companies seize the opportunities of cloud computing and several Microsoft partners announced their support. Equinix announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft that enables cloud connectivity to Windows Azure in… Read more

Microsoft Advances Cloud for the Enterprise

by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft announced enterprise products and services to help companies overcome today’s top IT challenges and seize the opportunities of cloud computing. More information can be found in today’s press release.  In addition, Satya Nadella, head of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division, talks more about what it takes to be the leading… Read more

October 3, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: SUSE Cloud 2.0 with Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Now Available and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Last week SUSE announced the general availability of SUSE Cloud 2.0, an enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution for building private clouds. This release includes full support for Microsoft Hyper-V, helping customers set up mixed hypervisor private clouds that can be rapidly deployed and easily managed. “Heterogeneous infrastructure is an enterprise IT fact of life,… Read more