October 10, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Partners Announce Support for New Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Solutions

by C&E Blogger Partners Announce Support for New Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Solutions This week, Microsoft unveiled a wave of new enterprise products and services to help companies seize the opportunities of cloud computing and several Microsoft partners announced their support. Equinix announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft that enables cloud connectivity to Windows Azure in… Read more

July 3, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure and More Server and Tools News….

by STB Blogger Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Gartner positioned Microsoft in the Leaders’ Quadrant in the June 2013 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure. Read Brad Anderson’s new post on the recognition from Gartner and what it means for Windows Server 2012, System Center… Read more

May 23, 2013 News Thursday: General Availability of AMQP Support in Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger AMQP 1.0 Support in Windows Azure Service Bus Reaches General Availability Microsoft demonstrated its commitment to an open, interoperable ecosystem for AMQP, a secure, reliable, and open binary protocol for business messaging, with the transition of AMQP 1.0 support in Windows Azure Service Bus from Preview to General Availability. The specification received… 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

March 7, 2013 News Thursday Microsoft VDI vs. VMware View: Freedom of Choice…

by STB Blogger Business Intelligence Templates for SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2012 Available for DownloadToday, Microsoft released the Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012, which are now available for download. The tools include project templates for SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and SQL… Read more

January 31, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Server 2012 Economic Impact and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Economic Impact of Windows Server 2012: 3-year ROI of 195% and payback in just 6 months Since the September launch of Windows Server 2012, there have been over 1 million evaluation downloads and the product was a key contributor to strong Q2 earnings. We’ve heard from many customers about how Windows… Read more

November 8, 2012 News Thursday: Beta Release of BizTalk Server 2013, News from PASS 2012, and more Server and Tools News!

  by STB Blogger BizTalk Server 2013 Beta UnveiledEarlier this week, the BizTalk Server team announced the Beta release of BizTalk Server 2013. Since the Community Technology Preview (CTP) in August, the team added several capabilities, including SFTP support, ESBT integration, better SharePoint integration and simplified manageability via dependency tracking in BizTalk Admin console. The… Read more

September 20, 2012 News Thursday: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter, Improvements to Windows Azure Websites and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Migrate from VMware to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter For organizations looking to migrate virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere to the Hyper-V host in Windows Server 2012, the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) and a beta release of the VMware console plugin are now available to download…. 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

Windows Server “8” Beta is Here!

Today on the Windows Server blog, corporate vice president Bill Laing writes about the Windows Server “8” beta.  IT professionals and software developers worldwide can now download, evaluate and provide Microsoft with feedback on the new platform. The new server dramatically improves the economics of IT through automated infrastructure for highly available networking, storage, computing… Read more