Cloud Platform Release Announcements for December 2, 2015

This is a blog post of a new ongoing series of consolidated updates from the Cloud Platform team. In today’s mobile first, cloud first world, Microsoft provides the technologies and tools to enable enterprises to embrace a cloud culture. Our differentiated innovations, comprehensive mobile solutions and developer tools help all of our customers realize the… Read more

January 24, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Join Microsoft and get a Jump Start on Virtualization The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start courses!  Join us for Introduction to Hyper-V on Thursday, January 24th and Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals on Wednesday, January 30th. These… Read more

September 27, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Mobile Services SDK Released and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Windows Azure Mobile Services releases SDK As of last week, the Windows Azure Mobile Services SDK is available on GitHub for C# developers. Furthermore, Windows Azure partnered with Xamarin, the creators of MonoTouch and MonoDroid, to be Mobile Services’ first open-source contributors. These announcements aim to expand what’s possible for Microsoft developers… Read more

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of SQL Server 2012, Releases Second Preview of Hadoop Services on Azure

by STB Blogger Microsoft is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download. SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft’s data platform enable customers to unlock simple, actionable insights from their most complex data. SQL Server 2012 has already been deployed for production use by hundreds of global, industry-leading customers,… 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

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

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

PASS Summit 2011: Investments in SQL Server 2012, Big Data, Public and Private Cloud

Today, at the PASS Summit 2011, Microsoft showcased its expanded investments in data platform solutions and technologies, particularly highlighting SQL Server 2012, efforts around “big data”, and innovations for both public and private cloud. These include a new Apache HadoopTM Based Distribution for Windows Azure and Windows Server and a strategic partnership with Hortonworks.  This… Read more