December 19, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Updates Power BI for Office 365 and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E BloggerMicrosoft Updates Power BI for Office 365 This month Microsoft updated the previews of Power BI for Office 365 and Power Query for Excel. These updates provide customers with more ways to explore, analyze and find insights on their data. Specific updates include: Enhancements to Power BI for Office 365: Power BI for… Read more

Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant and more Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Microsoft named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems Gartner* has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in their new Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the operational DBMS market. Gartner mentions some important trends in… Read more

Microsoft’s Technologies Mean Business, From Client to Cloud

by STB Blogger This morning at TechEd North America in New Orleans, Microsoft Server and Tools (STB) Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson delivered the opening keynote, demonstrating how Microsoft’s new portfolio of solutions will help businesses thrive in the era of cloud computing and connected devices. The keynote featured enterprise customers such as Aston Martin… 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

January 31, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Server 2012 Economic Impact and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Economic Impact of Windows Server 2012: 3-year ROI of 195% and payback in just 6 months Since the September launch of Windows Server 2012, there have been over 1 million evaluation downloads and the product was a key contributor to strong Q2 earnings. We’ve heard from many customers about how Windows… Read more

January 10, 2013 News Thursday: Research Shows Need for Heterogeneous Management Solution and More Server & Tools News…

by STB Blogger Research on Multiple Hypervisor Usage Shows Need for Consolidated Heterogeneous Management SolutionNearly two-thirds of survey respondent organizations from Enterprise Strategy Group’s recent research on Multiple Hypervisor Usage Trends reported using more than one hypervisor. With the growth in multiple-hypervisor environments comes a need for a management solution that gives IT the ability… Read more

Microsoft announces new solutions for big data

by STB Blogger Expanding on the company’s commitment to help customers manage any data, any size, anywhere, Microsoft today announced that new previews are available for the company’s Hadoop-based solutions for Windows Server and Windows Azure, Microsoft HDInsight Server and Windows Azure HDInsight Service. These new previews are part of Microsoft’s effort to provide customers… Read more

TechNet Radio Presents: Windows Server “8” and System Center 2012 Roundtable with Paul Venezia

by STB Blogger About This VideoIn this Reviewers workshop we’re talking about the latest features found in Windows Server 8 and System Center 2012 and Paul Venezia from InfoWorld is here to offer his insights into how IT Pros and organizations are utilizing virtualization and cloud services in their IT environment. Click here to Download… 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

Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Development Tools and Platforms at BUILD

by STB Blogger Today, at the BUILD conference, Microsoft showcased its cloud computing development tools and service platforms to help developers flexibly create and deliver powerful applications on their choice of the public cloud, the private cloud or a combination of both. In his keynote, Server and Tools President Satya Nadella highlighted how developers can… Read more