January 23, 2014 News Thursday: NetApp and Cisco Attain Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Validation for FlexPod Architecture and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E BloggerNetApp and Cisco Attain Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Validation for FlexPod Architecture with Support for SMB 3.0; Microsoft Joins FlexPod Cooperative Support Model Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and System Center 2012 were designed to enable customers to create and manage highly scalable, highly virtualized environments on premises, in the Windows… Read more

July 25, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Updates Increase Performance Predictability of Mission-Critical Applications and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger     Windows Azure Updates Increase Performance Predictability of Mission-Critical ApplicationsMicrosoft recently unveiled a number of Windows Azure performance updates as part of its broader commitment to continually improve and evolve the platform to provide the best cloud experience to customers. As part of this, the company made available the Premium preview… Read more

July 18, 2013 News Thursday: CSS Announces Availability of System Center Operations Manager Management Pack

by STB Blogger CSS Announces Availability of System Center Operations Manager Management PackCertified Security Solutions (CSS), a leading provider of certificate and PKI management software and services, announces immediate availability of a System Center Operations Manager management pack for the Certificate Management System (CMS).The management pack provides the ability to generate System Center Operations Manager… Read more

June 20, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP Availability on Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics GP Available on Windows Azure Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 customers can now take advantage of easy to use, quick to implement business solutions in a secure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure hosted on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. This is made possible through the… Read more

June 13, 2013 News Thursday: Multi-Factor Authentication Comes to Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Multi-Factor Authentication Comes to Windows Azure Microsoft has announced the preview of a new service, code named Active Authentication, that enables multi-factor authentication for Windows Azure Active Directory identities. The new service will help secure access to Office 365, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, and Dynamics CRM Online, as well as many… Read more

Customer Success Stories and Product Updates Announced at MMS 2013!

by STB Blogger Brad Anderson, corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Windows Server and System Center Group, took the stage this morning to kick-off the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. Anderson’s keynote to more than 5,000 attendees highlighted the company’s Cloud OS strategy and how IT professionals can use Microsoft technologies to transform their datacenters…. Read more

March 28, 2013 News Thursday: GSM Commercial Availability and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Get a 360-view of Web Applications with Global Service Monitor Identify and address issues fast by getting a 360-degree view of the health of web applications. Global Service Monitor (GSM), a Windows Azure-based service that extends the application monitoring capabilities in System Center 2012 SP1 provides this functionality and is now commercially… 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

January 24, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Join Microsoft and get a Jump Start on Virtualization The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start courses!  Join us for Introduction to Hyper-V on Thursday, January 24th and Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals on Wednesday, January 30th. These… Read more

November 15, 2012 News Thursday: VMware calculator reveals VMware costs more than Microsoft and more Server and Tools news…

by STB Blogger VMware (Finally) Admits that its Costs are Higher than Microsoft’s A blog post by Microsoft general manager Amy Barzdukas discusses how the VMware cost per application calculator reveals what our customers and partners have been telling us all along – VMware vSphere 5.1 costs more than Windows Server 2012 and System Center… Read more