August 29, 2013 News Thursday: What’s New in R2 Blog Series Finale and more Server and Tools News…

by STB BloggerWhat’s New in R2 Blog Series: PaaS for the Modern WebIn the final installment of the “What’s New in R2” blog series, Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson’s blog highlighted the consistency in Platform as a Service capabilities across private and public clouds to build and run modern applications – particularly web applications. To… 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 9, 2013 News Thursday: Server and Tools Customer Spotlights

by STB Blogger Improve the Bottom Line by Switching to SQL Server Switching to SQL Server from Oracle and SAP has given three more companies measurable benefits, including millions of dollars in ROI, cost savings, and broader employee use of BI solutions to gain business insights. For information about how The Charles Machine Works, Holland… Read more

April 25th, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Helps Customers Push the Boundaries of Technology

by STB Blogger   Customers Create New, Amazing Solutions with Windows Azure Windows Azure lets customers push the boundaries of technology to create winning business solutions. Here are some examples of customers doing amazing things with Windows Azure. Non-profits need to be able to focus on their mission, not on IT, and Windows Azure Infrastructure… Read more

April 11, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Teams up with NBC for Video Delivery and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft Teams up with NBC Sports Group Beginning this summer, sports fans will be able to watch more than 5,000 hours of some of the biggest sporting events across NBC Sports’ digital platforms, powered by Windows Azure Media Services. The alliance was announced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. As… 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

Microsoft Private Cloud News

by STB Blogger  Today, during an online webcast, “Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud”, Satya Nadella, Microsoft Server & Tools Business president and Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division, discussed how Microsoft is making the private cloud real for customers now, helping businesses move faster, save money and better compete… Read more

Microsoft and Dell Streamline Virtualization and Management

Today, Microsoft and Dell are announcing a strategic partnership expansion to help customers more quickly deploy and manage virtualization technologies. This partnership will bring together the strong hypervisor technology of Hyper-V with integrated management solutions from Dell and Microsoft to make virtualization and management more accessible and affordable for customers, and provide essential elements need… Read more

Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Day 1: From Virtualization to Private Cloud With System Center 2012

Microsoft’s Management Summit 2011 begins in full force this morning at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. During today’s keynote, corporate vice president Brad Anderson introduced the new System Center 2012 to enable enterprise IT organizations to which will enable IT managers to deliver private cloud services that empower business teams, provide greater insights into… Read more