VSPEX Proven Infrastructure– Enabling IT Transformation: With Bigger, Better and Even More Microsoft Application Support

by STB Blogger Last year, EMC introduced VSPEX Proven Infrastructure, delivering a simple, efficient and flexible reference architecture-based cloud infrastructure to customers.  In addition to EMC’s support for Microsoft SharePoint, today, EMC has extended the simplicity, efficiency and flexibility of VSPEX to Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, reducing the complexity that comes with… Read more

NetApp and Microsoft Deliver on the Cloud Promise

by STB Blogger As we enter 2013, the cloud is at the forefront of every organization, and IT departments want to understand the true value a Private Cloud brings to their company and the requirements to architect the right solution. In the “Delivering on the Cloud Promise” live webcast, hosted by Windows Technical Specialist, John… Read more

September 13, 2012 News Thursday: WebMatrix V2 Released to Web, Windows Azure Online Backup Revealed, and more Server and Tools news!

  by STB Blogger WebMatrix V2 Released to WebWebMatrix V2 shipped for RTW this week, and it includes new Windows Azure functionality. A lightweight web development tool, WebMatrix lets you quickly install and publish popular open source applications or built-in templates. Several features have been added since V1, including fast install of open source apps… 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 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

May 10, 2012 News Thursday: Essar Group Moves to Windows Azure and other Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Essar Group Unleashes Power of the Cloud with Windows AzureIn an effort to offer its customers Web-based applications with high performance and scalability while maintaining low infrastructure and management costs, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has announced it has selected Windows Azure to deliver some of its applications. The move will result in… Read more

Windows Server “8” Beta is Here!

Today on the Windows Server blog, corporate vice president Bill Laing writes about the Windows Server “8” beta.  IT professionals and software developers worldwide can now download, evaluate and provide Microsoft with feedback on the new platform. The new server dramatically improves the economics of IT through automated infrastructure for highly available networking, storage, computing… Read more

February 9th, 2012 News Thursday: Gartner Releases Magic Quadrant Results and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft Featured in Leading Analyst Firm Research on BI and Data Warehouse Systems Earlier this week, Gartner published its latest Magic Quadrants for Business Intelligence Platforms and Data Warehouse Database Management Systems. These key research reports assist Gartner clients in navigating important vendor selection decisions. Microsoft was included in both of these… Read more

Microsoft Private Cloud News

by STB Blogger  Today, during an online webcast, “Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud”, Satya Nadella, Microsoft Server & Tools Business president and Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division, discussed how Microsoft is making the private cloud real for customers now, helping businesses move faster, save money and better compete… Read more

January 12th, 2012 News Thursday: TechNet Radio, TwC 10 – Year Milestone, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Tune into TechNet Radio! Microsoft Virtual Academy – Private Cloud Scenarios, SQL Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Course Previews: In this episode of TechNet Radio, Alan Le Marquand discusses upcoming MVA courses on Private Cloud System Center 2012 scenarios such as Application Management, Orchestrator, Data Protection, Operations and Service Manager… Read more