Microsoft Empowers Partners with Enterprise Cloud Programs and Technologies at WPC

by STB Blogger This morning at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Microsoft Server and Tools (STB) President Satya Nadella delivered a keynote to more than 14,000 partners from around the world. In conjunction, STB announced new enterprise cloud programs and technologies to help partners help customers embrace cloud computing and big data. The news… Read more

Microsoft Talks Analytics, Introduces New Preview of BI Technology

by STB Blogger Today at the PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago, Microsoft disclosed a public preview of project codename “GeoFlow” for Excel, which is now available for download as an Excel add-in here. Project codename “GeoFlow” is a 3D visualization tool for mapping, exploring and interacting with both geographic and chronological data, providing users… Read more

March 21, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Wins 17 CRN Channel Champion Awards and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft Wins 17 CRN Channel Champion Awards Microsoft’s commitment to working with partners to deliver solutions that meet joint customers’ needs was acknowledged as CRN announced the winners of its annual Channel Champions survey. The survey included over 4,000 solution providers that rated technology vendors on overall satisfaction, technical satisfaction, support and… Read more

March 14, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Customer Spotlights and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Take a Look at Who’s Developing on Windows Azure People are doing amazing things with Windows Azure. From pushing the boundaries of technology to connecting real people to real business solutions, the possibilities using Windows Azure are endless. Every couple of weeks we will highlight customers and the amazing things they are… Read more

March 7, 2013 News Thursday Microsoft VDI vs. VMware View: Freedom of Choice…

by STB Blogger Business Intelligence Templates for SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2012 Available for DownloadToday, Microsoft released the Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012, which are now available for download. The tools include project templates for SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and SQL… Read more

February 14, 2013 News Thursday: Big Data Week Sweeps Microsoft News Center and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World Big data is the term that describes the process of applying serious computing power – the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence – to seriously massive and often highly complex sets of information. The ability to analyze big data is opening up… 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

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

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

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