Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant and more Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Microsoft named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems Gartner* has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in their new Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the operational DBMS market. Gartner mentions some important trends 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

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

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

TechNet Radio Presents: Windows Server “8” and System Center 2012 Roundtable with Paul Venezia

by STB Blogger About This VideoIn this Reviewers workshop we’re talking about the latest features found in Windows Server 8 and System Center 2012 and Paul Venezia from InfoWorld is here to offer his insights into how IT Pros and organizations are utilizing virtualization and cloud services in their IT environment. Click here to Download… 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

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

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

Target Running Hyper-V in All 1,755 Stores; Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Begins Today

Microsoft’s annual Management Summit kicks off today and approximately 4,000 attendees are arriving in Las Vegas for the event.     As the show begins, today Microsoft highlighted the experiences of retailer Target Corp. using Microsoft virtualization and management technologies.   Target, the second largest discount retailer in the U.S., has virtualized inventory, point-of-sale, supply-chain… Read more

VMblog Guest Post: Diving Into Cloud Computing with Virtualization

In honor of Cloud Connect 2011 taking place this week, Microsoft’s David Greschler considers the cloud readiness continuum in a guest post on VMblog, using examples of Microsoft virtualization customers to illustrate when and how to dive in: “Customers I’ve talked to see the potential of the cloud – agility, scale, automation, new development, cost-savings… Read more