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

August 8, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Server 2012 Storage helps customers do more with less and more Server and Tools News

by STB Blogger     Windows Server 2012 Storage helps customers do more with less A July 2013 report from ESG Lab found that a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 storage solution can save organizations as much as 50% compared with tradition iSCSI and FC SAN solutions. The report outlines ESG’s tests of both the readiness… 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

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

May 23, 2013 News Thursday: General Availability of AMQP Support in Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger AMQP 1.0 Support in Windows Azure Service Bus Reaches General Availability Microsoft demonstrated its commitment to an open, interoperable ecosystem for AMQP, a secure, reliable, and open binary protocol for business messaging, with the transition of AMQP 1.0 support in Windows Azure Service Bus from Preview to General Availability. The specification received… Read more

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

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

February 28, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Talks Big Data at O’Reilly Strata and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft Talks Big Data at O’Reilly Strata This morning, Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell took the stage at the annual O’Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA, and discussed Microsoft’s commitment to and continued investment in big data. In addition, he highlighted how Halo 4 uses Microsoft’s big data tools to gain… Read more

Center for Internet Security Further Secures Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 10

by STB Blogger The Center for Internet Security (CIS) announced collaboration with Microsoft in developing a set of resources that provide organizations using Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 10 with comprehensive guidance to enhance the security of these deployments. The resources, available for free through Microsoft’s Security Configuration Manager and CIS’s secure… Read more