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

May 10, 2012 News Thursday: Essar Group Moves to Windows Azure and other Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Essar Group Unleashes Power of the Cloud with Windows AzureIn an effort to offer its customers Web-based applications with high performance and scalability while maintaining low infrastructure and management costs, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has announced it has selected Windows Azure to deliver some of its applications. The move will result in… Read more

Microsoft BizSpark One startup EventDay uses Windows Azure to create smoother events

Ever wonder why some events you attend are run much more smoothly than others? Well some event management companies are using the cloud to make life much easier for attendees, sponsors and organizers. Microsoft BizSpark One startup EventDay uses Windows Azure mobile technologies to make event check-in happen in about three seconds. Read the feature… Read more

Announcing Native Windows Azure Libraries and Special Free Pricing using Twilio for Windows Azure Customers

by Brian Goldfarb Our friends over at Twilio have been working to make it easier for developers to integrate text message and phone services into applications hosted on Windows Azure using native libraries for Java, PHP and .NET.  To sweeten the pot, Twilio and Windows Azure have teamed up to offer 1000 free text messages… Read more

April 26th, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Media Services, Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, and more Sever and Tools news…

  by STB Blogger Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show last week, 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 easier. Windows Azure Media Services is a comprehensive media… 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

April 11th, 2012 News Thursday: Idera supports SQL Server 2012, International Customers Adopt Windows Azure, and more Server and Tools News

  by STB Blogger Idera Announces Support for SQL Server 2012 At the DevConnections Conference, Idera, a leading provider of SQL Server management and administration solutions, announced that their SQL diagnostic manager, SQL safe and SQL compliance manager will support SQL Server 2012 when it is generally available. The other products in Idera’s SQL Server… Read more

Satya Nadella, Brad Anderson and Jason Zander Headline Upcoming TechEd Events!

by STB Blogger Today, we’re excited to announce the keynote lineup for this year’s upcoming TechEd North America and TechEd Europe events! TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions, tools and services. Every year technology professionals… Read more

March 22, 2012 News Thursday: New SQL Server Interoperability Tools, Customer Spotlights, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger New tools to support interoperability with SQL Server 2012 Microsoft has introduced a variety of tools that allow consistent data access to SQL Server 2012 across multiple platforms. These allow developers to build secure, highly available and high-performance applications for SQL Server in .NET, C/C++, Java and PHP, both on-premises and in… Read more

March 8, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Pricing, TechNet Radio Features SQL Server 2012, and more Server and Tools News

by STB Blogger Announcing Reduced Pricing for Windows Azure Compute and StorageIn February, Microsoft announced significant price reductions and a new entry level database option to meet customer needs on both ends of the database spectrum. Today Windows Azure has announced a pricing reduction to its compute and storage offerings, in a continued effort to… Read more