Cloud + Enterprise Release Announcements for August 2014

This is the first blog post of a new ongoing series of consolidated updates from the Cloud + Enterprise team. In today’s mobile first, cloud first world, Microsoft provides the technologies and tools to enable enterprises to embrace a cloud culture. Our differentiated innovations, comprehensive mobile solutions and developer tools help all of our customers… Read more

The Return on the Data Asset in the Era of Big Data: Capturing the $1.6 trillion Data Dividend

Several prior research studies have looked at the benefits of any point investment in big data and business analytics over no investment at all. Recognizing that a growing number of organizations have already invested in a base level of business analytics technology and capabilities, IDC set out to identify the difference between those organization and… Read more

Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows is Generally Available

by STB Blogger Today, Hortonworks announced the general availability of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows, the industry’s first 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows. Microsoft has been working with Hortonworks as part of its approach to big data, and HDP for Windows is a direct result of this joint engineering… 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

Microsoft Brings Big Data to Windows Azure

by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft announced that Windows Azure HDInsight Service – the company’s cloud-based distribution of Hadoop – is now available as a standard preview service through the Windows Azure Portal. Windows Azure HDInsight Service builds on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform to ensure full compatibility with Apache Hadoop while providing customers with… 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

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

November 29, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Active Directory Reaches 200 Billion Authentications and more Server and Tools News!

    by STB Blogger Windows Azure Active Directory Reaches 200 Billion Authentications On Tuesday, the Windows Azure team announced a major milestone in cloud scale computing. Since the inception of the authentication service in 2010, Windows Azure has processed 200 billion authentications for 50 million active user accounts. On average, Windows Azure Active Directory… 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

August 9, 2012 News Thursday: FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V and more Server and Tools news…

by STB Blogger FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V available today Today, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix announced the availability of FreeBSD support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. This announcement extends Microsoft’s commitment to supporting multiple platforms with its virtualization and private cloud solutions, allowing more organizations to take advantage of server consolidation… Read more