Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest: Day 2, Question 2

Yesterday we kicked off the “Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud” Contest, read official rules.  Today we have another Xbox to give away, so see below for second question in the series of three for the day. A reminder on how the contest works: We’ll be posting three (3) questions related to Microsoft’s virtualization, system… Read more

Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud: Day 2, Question 1

Yesterday we kicked off the “Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud” Contest, read official rules.  As of the posting of this blog, we still have not received a tweet with the winning answers.  That means there are still two Xboxes on the table. But we’re keeping things moving and today is the final day of… Read more

Customers Reap Benefits from Comprehensive Cloud Approach

Take a look at  Brad Anderson’s, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, perspective on Microsoft’scloud computing strategy, our private cloud solutions and the economics of those solutions versus VMware. Click here to read more…. Read more

Check out the New Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Website!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform website (http://www.microsoft.com/server-cloud).   The new site is a comprehensive source for information relating to our private cloudand virtualization solutions, as well as other solutions based on WindowsServer, System Center, Forefront and related products.  It is designed tohelp connect you to relevant information… Read more

BEWARE THE VMWARE MEMORY VTAX; PLUS–GOOD NEWS FOR HYPER-V…

Virtualization Nation, The last few weeks have been buzzing with virtualization news. Just two examples are the Windows Server “8” Hyper-V Sneak Peek at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) and VMware’s creation of the Memory vTax. WPC: A Sneak Peek at Windows Server “8” Hyper-V At WPC, I participated in a keynote and got… Read more

Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Tools and Solutions at the Worldwide Partner Conference

Cloud computing is as big a transformation, and opportunity, as the technology industry has ever seen. Partners and customers can look to Microsoft for the most comprehensive cloud strategy and offerings, in order to improve their business agility, focus and economics. Today, at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced tools and solutions to help partners… Read more

Make the Most of Your WPC Experience

The 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is kicking off today, and with over 12,000 attendees expected, it promises to be an exciting event. The Server and Cloud team at Microsoft has been working furiously over the last few months to make this a successful event for our partners. Over the next few days, our… Read more

What to expect in the System Center Orchestrator Beta!

Hi everyone Today at TechEd North America we disclosed a lot of information about, and took System Center Orchestrator for a spin in it’s first public outing! I have posted an article over on the Orchestrator Blog site with the details about the Beta and what to expect. You can view the article here http://blogs.technet.com/b/scorch/archive/2011/05/17/what-to-expect-in-the-system-center-orchestrator-beta.aspx… Read more

New Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Partners Double Down on Private Cloud Vision

Tech Ed North America 2011 http://bit.ly/mdfwpA kicked into high gear today with news that Cisco and NetApp are participating in Microsoft’s Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program.   Together, NetApp and Cisco have developed a pre-validated private cloud solution for customers who want to deploy with less risk, more flexibility and choice, and more quickly.  Their solution… Read more

Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Raise the Stakes in the Virtualization Race

It is great to see InfoWorld acknowledge the significant progress we’ve made with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V (“Virtualization shoot-out: Citrix, Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware”). We’re excited that the reviewer recognizes what our customers and respected industry analysts have been telling us for a while now: Hyper-V is ready to “give VMware a… Read more