September 20, 2012 News Thursday: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter, Improvements to Windows Azure Websites and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Migrate from VMware to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter For organizations looking to migrate virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere to the Hyper-V host in Windows Server 2012, the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) and a beta release of the VMware console plugin are now available to download…. Read more

July 26, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Storage, SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2, and more Server and Tools news!

Windows Azure Storage – 4 Trillion Objects and CountingWindows Azure Storage has had an amazing year of growth. We have over 4 trillion objects stored, process an average of 270,000 requests per second, and reach peaks of 880,000 requests per second. About a year ago we hit the 1 trillion object mark. Then for the… Read more

Windows Azure Storage – 4 trillion objects and counting

by STB Blogger In the past year, Windows Azure Storage has seen significant growth. Azure now has over 4 trillion objects stored, processes an average of 270,000 requests per second and reaches peaks of 880,000 requests per second. This marks a 4x increase in the number of objects stored and a 2.7x increase in average… Read more

July 12th, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta Released, Partner News from WPC, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Download the Beta Release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials Today!Last week, Microsoft disclosed the new Windows Server 2012 licensing model and outlined the future of Small Business Server. This week, Microsoft has made the Windows Server 2012 Essentials beta release available for download and evaluation. The successor to Windows Small Business Server,… Read more

WPC 2012 – New Ways Partners Can Benefit in the Era of the Cloud OS

Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Division (STB) at Microsoft, took the stage this morning on Day 2 of the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, Canada.  Speaking to more than 16,000 attendees, he discussed new ways that partners can benefit in the era of the cloud OS, which Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice… Read more

June 28 News Thursday: Microsoft Named Leader in Forrester Wave, Open Management Infrastructure is Now Available, and more Server and Tools news!

Microsoft identified as a Leader in Forrester WaveMicrosoft was identified in the Leader ripple the in the Forrester Research, Inc. report: “The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012”, written by vice president and principal analyst Boris Evelson, published on June 12. Evelson wrote that business users don’t need to look any further than… Read more

Celebrating the Era of the Cloud OS at TechEd Europe 2012

This morning, at TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson gave customers and partners an inside look at the era of the Cloud OS.  Anderson highlighted how Microsoft is designing products to help customers transform their datacenters and modernize their applications. As an example, Anderson discussed how customers in the European… Read more

Watch Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft STB, today at GigaOM Structure

Today at 9:40 AM PDT, Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB), will participate in an onstage fireside chat moderated by Derrick Harris, GigaOm senior writer, at the GigaOm Structure event.  Tune in to hear Nadella discuss cloud trends, Microsoft’s cloud strategy and go-forward vision, and momentum around Windows Azure.  The event… Read more

System Center 2012 Wins Best of TechEd Award!

by STB Blogger Penton Media has unveiled their annual Best of TechEd Award winners, and we are pleased to announce that System Center 2012 is the recipient of the Best Microsoft Product distinction. Calling it a “compelling combination of capability and value,” the Penton editorial team praised the product for enabling IT to connect to… Read more

June 14 News Thursday: TechEd North America wrap-up, Forefront Identity Manager 2012 R2 is Available, and more Server and Tools news!

  TechEd North America 2012 wrap-upToday wraps up TechEd North America 2012. At the event, Microsoft announced the next release of Windows Intune, updates to several Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack products, the second CTP for System Center 2012 SP1, a public preview of Microsoft Team Foundation Services, and that Microsoft LightSwitch will now render in… Read more