Fujitsu announced the global availability of new line of middleware products to support the Windows Azure Platform

By STB Blogger Fujitsu announced the global availability of a new line of middleware products to support the Windows Azure Platform, which comes on the heels of their announcement of the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform service, powered by Windows Azure. The middleware products launching today will run on both FGCP/A5 and the Microsoft Windows Azure… Read more

July 28th, 2011 News Thursday: “Daytona” Announcement, Hyper-V Updates, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger “Daytona” now available for download, brings cloud to scientists’ fingertips On July 18, at the 12th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft Research announced details of a new platform for Windows Azure, code-named “Daytona.” “Daytona” supports a wide class of data analytics and machine learning algorithms. This toolkit, available free to scientists… Read more

"Windows Server 8" Sneak Preview

by STB Blogger If you’re in IT you are likely pulled between an almost infinite need for more computing power to deliver business solutions and the ever increasing demands for greater agility, higher efficiency and lower costs.  Fortunately, you can now deliver on these seemingly contradictory demands by leveraging the benefits of cloud computing with… Read more

July 14, 2011 News Thursday: SBS 2011 Essentials and “Project Concero” News

by STB Blogger Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Now Available In All Channels On July 7, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS 2011 Essentials). SBS 2011 Essentials is an easy-to-use, first-server solution designed and priced especially for small businesses (up to 25 users). It can seamlessly integrate… Read more

Microsoft Updates the Microsoft Partner Network to Help Partners Embrace the Cloud

by STB Blogger Today Robert Wahbe, STB corporate vice president, posted to the Official Microsoft Blog, writing: “While the path to cloud computing might be different for each customer, the economics, agility and focus the cloud provides will eventually prove irresistible to customers. For our partners, the resulting economic opportunity to work with those customers… Read more

Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Tools and Solutions at the Worldwide Partner Conference

by STB Blogger Cloud computing is as big a transformation, and opportunity, as the technology industry has ever seen.  Partners and customers can look to Microsoft for the most comprehensive cloud strategy and offerings, in order to improve their business agility, focus and economics.  Today, at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced tools and solutions… Read more

Microsoft a Leader in x86 Server Virtualization

Gartner published the 2011 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, in which Microsoft is listed among the leaders, along with Citrix and VMware.  This outcome is interesting for a number of reasons, such as increased competition, more choice for customers, and growth in virtualization generally. But it also signals a shift in the conversation… Read more

June 23, 2011 News Thursday: Windows Azure AppFabric CTP, SQL Server JumpIn! Developers’ Camp, and more Server and Tools news.

Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP is Announced As announced at TechEd North America 2011, this week we released the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP, which includes capabilities that make it easy for developers to build, deploy, manage and monitor multi-tier applications across web, business logic and database tiers as a single logical entity on the… Read more

Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft STB, at GigaOm Structure

Today at 11:10AM PDT, Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB), will participate in an onstage fireside chat moderated by Eric Savitz, San Francisco bureau chief of Forbes, at the GigaOm Structure event.  Satya was recently appointed president in February after almost five years as president of R&D of Microsoft’s Online Services… Read more

Announcing the beta release of System Center Orchestrator 2012 – Process Automation for the Private Cloud

We’re pleased to announce that System Center Orchestrator 2012 beta is publicly available today. Orchestrator 2012 provides the process automation component of the System Center solution and enables customers to build flexible and cost-effective IT infrastructure.     Orchestrator 2012 is deeply integrated with the System Center solution and offers the following unique benefits: Optimizes your… Read more