Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2012, Drives Advancements in Big Data

by STB Blogger Today Microsoft made several announcements regarding the company’s commitment to help customers deal with any data, any size, anywhere.  For more information on the newest version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s work with big data, and updates to Microsoft’s data warehousing solutions, read on. SQL Server 2012 released – The world’s most widely… Read more

Cloud computing enables job growth, according to IDC study

by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft Corp. released a commissioned study from analyst firm IDC suggesting that cloud computing will be a major source of job growth. IDC’s research indicates that by 2015, cloud computing will generate 14 million new jobs globally and revenues from cloud innovation could reach $1.1 trillion per year. Cloud efficiencies, combined… Read more

Trustworthy Computing Next

by STB Blogger Yesterday, at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing corporate vice President Scott Charney shared his vision for the next decade in a keynote: “TwC for our Computing–centric Society”.  Scott’s keynote highlighted how society has become far more dependent on information systems; those attacking networks have become more persistent and… Read more

February 23, 2012 News Thursday: SQL Azure Reduced Pricing, Added Language Support for Windows Azure Marketplace, and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger SQL Azure Announces Reduced Pricing and New 100MB Database Option SQL Azure has announced that it is lowering its prices and is introducing a 100MB database option, in efforts to meet evolving customer needs across both ends of the database size spectrum. The price reductions and new entry-level database option are the… Read more

February 9th, 2012 News Thursday: Gartner Releases Magic Quadrant Results and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft Featured in Leading Analyst Firm Research on BI and Data Warehouse Systems Earlier this week, Gartner published its latest Magic Quadrants for Business Intelligence Platforms and Data Warehouse Database Management Systems. These key research reports assist Gartner clients in navigating important vendor selection decisions. Microsoft was included in both of these… Read more

January 26th, 2012 News Thursday: Dell vStart 200m, System Center Advisor Release, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft and Dell Help Customers Move from Virtualization to Private Cloud ComputingYesterday, Microsoft and Dell announced Dell vStart 200m, another solution from the companies’ three-year initiative to help customers deploy and manage virtualization and private cloud technologies.  The pre-built appliance brings together the best of Dell and Microsoft technology to give customers… 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

January 12th, 2012 News Thursday: TechNet Radio, TwC 10 – Year Milestone, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Tune into TechNet Radio! Microsoft Virtual Academy – Private Cloud Scenarios, SQL Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Course Previews: In this episode of TechNet Radio, Alan Le Marquand discusses upcoming MVA courses on Private Cloud System Center 2012 scenarios such as Application Management, Orchestrator, Data Protection, Operations and Service Manager… Read more

December 22, 2011 News Thursday: Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials and more Server and Tools News

  by STB Blogger Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Released Today Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of the Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (OIM).  Currently available on the Microsoft Download Center, this Integration Module allows Small Businesses with fewer than 25 PCs to… Read more

Windows Azure Updates Offer Increased Interoperability, Ease of Use and Improved Management Portal

by STB Blogger Today Microsoft released new features and functionally for Windows Azure, including  new open source capabilities, SQL Azure Database improvements and a simplified Windows Azure billing and management experience. Developers that are partial to open source development will benefit from the first Windows Azure software development kit (SDK) that includes language libraries for… Read more