September 26, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Now Generally Available and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Now Generally Available Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (previously Active Authentication), which helps safeguard access to both data and applications by strengthening traditional sign-in methods, while still providing the simple sign-in that users want. The service supports cloud applications that use Windows… 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 30, 2013 News Thursday: Spanish Computer Emergency Response Team Joins the New Windows Azure-Based Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP)

by STB Blogger   Delivering Threat Intelligence via the Cloud The Spanish Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) became one of the first organizations to join the new Windows Azure-based Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP). The Windows Azure-based C-TIP allows Internet Service Providers and CERTs to receive updated data related to infected computers in their country… Read more

Newvem Analytics Available for Windows Azure

by STB Blogger   Today, Newvem launched their SaaS-based analytics service for Windows Azure, offering customers visibility into Windows Azure usage and consumption. With Newvem Analytics, Windows Azure customers can now add an additional layer of cost analysis and improve cloud operations to align with business goals. Newvem specifically helps customers take advantage of key… 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 21, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Helps Customer After an Earthquake and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Windows Azure Helps Bring Customer Back Online Amid Crisis When disaster struck the picturesque nation of Costa Rica in the form of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in September 2012, the population was in shock and the nation’s infrastructure was damaged. The website of Teletica, one of the nation’s largest and most… Read more

Beta Release: Bringing Windows Azure Services to Windows Server for Hosting Service Providers

Today, Microsoft announced the beta release of new technologies that allow hosting service providers to deliver turnkey cloud services to customers, including high-scale websites and virtual machine hosting with an extensible self-service portal experience.  These technologies run on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012, and are consistent with services found in Windows Azure. This… Read more

Research Shows Cloud Computing Reduces Time and Money Spent Managing Security

by STB Blogger Security is often reported as one of the top concerns or barriers to cloud adoption for businesses. To help dispel this perception, today Microsoft released research that shows that small and medium sized businesses (SMB) are gaining significant IT security benefits from using the cloud. The study, which was commissioned by Microsoft… Read more

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services

by STB Blogger Introducing Windows Azure Media Services At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas today, Microsoft announced Windows Azure Media Services, a new set of Windows Azure-based services that is designed to make creating, managing and delivering media to any device much easier. Windows Azure Media Services is a comprehensive… 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