June 27, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites Generally Available and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger     Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites Generally Available Today, on Day 2 of Build 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Satya Nadella, president, Server & Tools Business, took the stage to announce general availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services, which makes it easy for developers… Read more

Newvem Analytics Available for Windows Azure

by STB Blogger   Today, Newvem launched their SaaS-based analytics service for Windows Azure, offering customers visibility into Windows Azure usage and consumption. With Newvem Analytics, Windows Azure customers can now add an additional layer of cost analysis and improve cloud operations to align with business goals. Newvem specifically helps customers take advantage of key… 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

Beta Release: Bringing Windows Azure Services to Windows Server for Hosting Service Providers

Today, Microsoft announced the beta release of new technologies that allow hosting service providers to deliver turnkey cloud services to customers, including high-scale websites and virtual machine hosting with an extensible self-service portal experience.  These technologies run on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012, and are consistent with services found in Windows Azure. This… Read more

WPC 2012 – New Ways Partners Can Benefit in the Era of the Cloud OS

Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Division (STB) at Microsoft, took the stage this morning on Day 2 of the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, Canada.  Speaking to more than 16,000 attendees, he discussed new ways that partners can benefit in the era of the cloud OS, which Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice… 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

Application Appliances from Microsoft and HP save money and time, reduce IT complexity

Today, HP and Microsoft Corp. announced application appliances that will help organizations optimize employee productivity and reduce IT complexity. By fusing applications, infrastructure and productivity tools into a single system, these new appliances deliver business services in a box and replace customized and proprietary appliances that can take up to 18 months to implement. These… 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

Day 2 of VMworld Europe 2010: Microsoft and Citrix V-alliance

Day 2 of VMworld Europe begins, with Microsoft’s Patrick O’Rourke and Citrix’s Klaus Oestermann sharing a video update from the show. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpLmj4-lfAg&feature=player_embedded] Read more news from Copenhagen on the Virtualization Team Blog…. Read more

Microsoft at VMworld 2010: Observations from Day 1 and on to Day 2

For those of you wondering how things are going for the Microsoft Virtualization team in San Francisco this week, Patrick O’Rourke shares his thoughts and observations on day 1 at VMworld 2010 on the Virtualization Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2010/09/01/items-of-interest-from-vmworld-2010.aspx Stay tuned for more from VMworld 2010–one day down, three to go!… Read more