December 22, 2011 News Thursday: Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials and more Server and Tools News

  by STB Blogger Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Released Today Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of the Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (OIM).  Currently available on the Microsoft Download Center, this Integration Module allows Small Businesses with fewer than 25 PCs to… Read more

Windows Azure Updates Offer Increased Interoperability, Ease of Use and Improved Management Portal

by STB Blogger Today Microsoft released new features and functionally for Windows Azure, including  new open source capabilities, SQL Azure Database improvements and a simplified Windows Azure billing and management experience. Developers that are partial to open source development will benefit from the first Windows Azure software development kit (SDK) that includes language libraries for… Read more

December 8, 2011 News Thursday: BizTalk Server 2010 R2, Data Solutions for Small Business Webcast, and more Server and Tools News

  by STB Blogger Microsoft announces BizTalk Server 2010 R2Today Microsoft has announced the next release of BizTalk Server: BizTalk Server 2010 R2.BizTalk Server 2010 R2 will be delivered approximately 6 months following the release of Windows Server 8.  Release timing for Windows Server 8 is yet to be announced and will be disclosed by… Read more

TechNet Radio Feature: Microsoft’s and HP’s Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance

  Check out this TechNet Radio spot featuring Group Product Manager for SQL Server, Bernardo Zamora and Sr. Technical Director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Mag, Mike Otey as they discuss Microsoft’s and HP’s Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance, its key benefits and features and how it fits into Microsoft’s overall private cloud strategy…. Read more

November 23, 2011 News Thursday: Fujitsu’s Hybrid Cloud Services, Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Release Candidate, Windows Azure at Imagine Cup, and more Server and Tools news

  by STB Blogger Fujitsu announces Hybrid Cloud Services for Microsoft Windows AzureEarlier this month, Fujitsu announced Hybrid Cloud Services for Microsoft Windows Azure, heralding an extension of its global cloud portfolio and its relationship with Microsoft. The offering enables government and enterprise customers to benefit from hybrid cloud solutions and in doing so achieve… Read more

SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate!

by STB Blogger Delivering on our announcement at the 2011 PASS Summit in early October, today we are announcing the availability of the SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC). SQL Server 2012 RC is feature complete and represents an exciting milestone for customers and partners looking to experience the full value of SQL Server 2012…. Read more

November 10, 2011 News Thursday: System Center Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate

by STB Blogger NEW Pre-Release of System Center Operations Manager 2012: Helping Customers Manage and Monitor Applications Across Public and Private Cloud Environments Today, we made available the Release Candidate (RC) of System Center Operations Manager 2012, an essential part of Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Operations Manager provides IT professionals with a single, comprehensive monitoring… Read more

Download the Microsoft® Office 365 Integration Module Beta for Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials today!

by STB Blogger Today, marks the beta release of Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. The OIM allows small businesses to seamlessly combine the cloud-based productivity tools of Office 365 with the infrastructure provided by SBS 2011 Essentials. The joint technologies provide businesses with an affordable hybrid solution that… Read more

October 27th, 2011 News Thursday: New Pre-release System Center 2012 Solutions, Azure Pricing Changes, and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   NEW Pre-release System Center 2012 solutions for private cloud and client management Today we made available several pre-release versions of System Center 2012 products, which offer integrated solutions for private cloud and client management. For private cloud, we have released betas of the 2012 versions of System Center Service Manager and… Read more

October 13, 2011 News Thursday: PASS Summit 2011 Special Edition

  Day 2 of the PASS Summit 2011 kicked off with Quentin Clark’s keynote, where he detailed several announcements related to the public and private cloud, including: General Availability of HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance Optimized for SQL Server:  Microsoft and HP announced the November availability of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance optimized for… Read more