April 18, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Introduces Infrastructure Services, Commitment to Match Amazon Pricing and more

by STB Blogger     Windows Azure Introduces Infrastructure Services, Commitment to Match Amazon Pricing Windows Azure Infrastructure Services advances the industry by enabling an unmatched ability to combine on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud technology. Not only does Windows Azure Infrastructure Services let customers make the best cloud choice for their business, but Microsoft… 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

February 24, 2011 News Thursday: Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Release, Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 GA, and more Server and Tools News…

Microsoft Releases Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 At TDWI last week, Microsoft released Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0. Building on Fast Track Data Warehouse 2.0, the solution helps customers accelerate their data warehousing projects to achieve much higher scalability at a low total cost.  Fast Track combines the power of SQL Server 2008 R2 with hardware… Read more

OpenStack is now open for Microsoft’s Hyper-V

Microsoft is partnering with Cloud.com and Rackspace to provide support of its virtualization platform, Hyper-V, to the OpenStack project.  This allows customers and service providers to use Windows Server R2 2008 Hyper-V virtualized environments running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure with greater flexibility when using OpenStack.   Learn more about the announcement at… Read more

Microsoft expands its contribution track record

This week in San Jose, CA, Microsoft will participate in the 11th annual O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), where we will announce several open source strategy milestones that highlight the company’s growing contribution to open source projects. Today, Sam Ramji, senior director, Platform Strategy, will announce the contribution of 20,000 lines of code to the Linux… Read more