Microsoft Shares Cloud Technology with Top Australian Research Organizations

Microsoft has announced new partnerships with three of Australia’s top research organizations as part of the company’s Global Cloud Research Engagement Initiative launched earlier this year. Partnerships with National ICT Australia (NICTA), The Australian National University (ANU), and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will enable scientific researchers across the continent access to… Read more

Microsoft takes technical computing to the clouds at Supercomputing 2010!

Today Microsoft’s Technical Computing and eXtreme Computing groups kick off the company’s presence at Supercomputing 2010 in New Orleans. Technical computing, or supercomputing, harnesses massive computing power and enormous data for advanced modeling and simulation, which can be a valuable asset for researchers who are looking  to solve for big problems in diseases, climate change… Read more

November 11, 2010 News Thursday: PASS Summit and Tech•Ed Europe Special Edition

Q&A: Muglia Discusses the Latest News for Server and Tools For a snapshot of Server and Tools news over the last few weeks, take a look at the Executive Q&A with Bob Muglia on Microsoft News Center.   PASS Summit 2010 PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Summit 2010 kicked off on Tuesday, November 9,… Read more

Day 2 of STB at the 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference

Today begins Day 2 of Microsoft’s 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference.   You might have heard Bob Muglia, president of the Server and Tools Business, talk about the cloud in his keynote yesterday. He explained the Windows Azure platform appliance as a new way for customers and partners to run cloud technology in their datacenters and… Read more

Server and Tools Business makes as splash at Microsoft’s 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference

Today kicked off the first day of Microsoft’s 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C.    Top on the agenda is cloud computing. Cloud computing is creating a transformative change and opportunity for customers and partners, enabling what is called IT-as-a -Service. Microsoft is working with its partners to lead the way for customers to… Read more

PDC 2009: Microsoft Cloud Services Vision Becomes Reality with Launch of Windows Azure Platform

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Windows Azure platform at the Professional Developers Conference.  In his opening keynote, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, described Windows Azure and SQL Azure as core elements of the company’s cloud services strategy.  The company also announced a set of new Windows Azure features, Windows Server capabilities, and… Read more

SQL Server August CTPs Roll Out Continues – Download SQL Azure Database, SQL Server StreamInsight

We are excited to announce today that Microsoft has released the next wave of August community technology previews (CTPs), including SQL Azure Database, SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 and SQL Server StreamInsight August CTP for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. The CTPs will be available on August 19th for public trial.   SQL Server StreamInsight… Read more

SQL Azure Database is on its way; new pricing and licensing information announced at WPC

    The next wave of information on the Windows Azure platform was revealed today at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in New Orleans.  Since many of you are following the roll-out of this highly anticipated cloud platform, we wanted to provide you with an update on Microsoft SQL Azure and Microsoft SQL Azure Database–… Read more

PDC 2008- Microsoft announces its Azure Services Platform

Today, during a keynote at the  Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC 2008), Ray Ozzie, Microsoft Corp.’s chief software architect, announced Windows Azure, the cloud-based service foundation underlying its Azure Services Platform, and highlighted this platform’s role in delivering a software plus services approach to computing. The Azure Services Platform is an industry-leading move by… Read more