March 13, 2013 News Thursday: General Availability of Oracle Software on Windows Azure

Microsoft announces general availability of Oracle Software on Windows Azure, additional updates to platform Today, as an extension to the strategic partnership with Oracle initially announced last June, Microsoft unveiled that Oracle’s mission critical software is now generally available to all Windows Azure customers. Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server and Java on Windows Azure are… Read more

Samsung Adopts Microsoft Enterprise Security and Productivity Technologies

by C&E BloggerSamsung announced that Samsung KNOX will now support Microsoft’s Workplace Join to Active Directory and the Windows Intune cloud-based mobile device management solution in addition to Cloud Printing solution which uses both the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform and Microsoft SharePoint. These Microsoft enterprise-class technologies will improve security and productivity for enterprise workers using… Read more

February 20, 2014 News Thursday: EMC Announces New Solutions and Enablement Programs for Microsoft Cloud and More Cloud and Enterprise News

by C&E BloggerEMC Announces New Solutions and Enablement Programs for Microsoft Cloud Leading cloud computing, big data and IT solutions provider EMC announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud OS Accelerate program.  This collaboration enables joint customers and partners to accelerate the deployment of Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V virtualization on an EMC infrastructure to improve… Read more

February 6, 2014 News Thursday: Microsoft Positioned as Leader in The Forrester Wave™ and More Cloud and Enterprise News

by C&E BloggerMicrosoft Positioned as Leader in The Forrester Wave™ Forrester Research, Inc. has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2013. Forrester notes that leaders “offer mature, high-performance, scalable, secure, flexible, and robust EDW solutions that often combine an analytics-optimized DW with query optimization, parallel loading, deep data… Read more

January 30, 2014 News Thursday: Microsoft Joins the Open Commute Project

by C&E BloggerMicrosoft Joins the Open Compute Project On Tuesday, Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise announced that Microsoft is joining the Open Compute Project – a community started by Facebook that is dedicated to the open collaboration of engineering efficient hardware for cloud and high scale computing. As part of the announcement,… Read more

January 23, 2014 News Thursday: NetApp and Cisco Attain Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Validation for FlexPod Architecture and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E BloggerNetApp and Cisco Attain Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Validation for FlexPod Architecture with Support for SMB 3.0; Microsoft Joins FlexPod Cooperative Support Model Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and System Center 2012 were designed to enable customers to create and manage highly scalable, highly virtualized environments on premises, in the Windows… Read more

Microsoft Released New Updates and PCI Compliance for Windows Azure

Continuing to deliver on its commitment to offering the best possible experience for developers, Microsoft announced another wave of enhancements to Windows Azure this morning. These updates include: The general availability of Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager, which providers customers access to a cloud-integrated disaster recovery solution that simply and cost-effectively protects applications by automating… Read more

January 16, 2014 News Thursday: AzureDevs Awards Nonprofits and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E BloggerAzureDevs Awards $100,000 to Black Girls Code As part of its effort to change the world through code, AzureDevs announced at Build 2013 that it would award $100,000 in grants to technology education nonprofits selected by the community. Over the months, tens of thousands of votes came in, and yesterday AzureDevs announced Black… Read more

December 12, 2013 News Thursday: Nobel Media Leans on Windows Azure

by C&E Blogger Following this year’s Nobel Prize announcement, Nobel Media’s website was inundated with visitors and the organization put their trust in Windows Azure to ensure that everyone could quickly and easily read about and view the event. In addition to Windows Azure’s ability to scale to handle peaks in website traffic, Windows… Read more

December 5, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Expands Service to Brazil and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Microsoft Expands Windows Azure Service to Brazil Microsoft announced the expansion of Windows Azure services to Brazil, signifying Microsoft’s continued commitment to growing the global presence of Windows Azure and providing customers with local cloud service options. With the opening of this region, new and existing customers in Brazil will experience better… Read more