Unveiling The Microsoft Cloud Platform System, powered by Dell

Yes!!! At last we can talk about what we have been working on for close to 18 months – “San Diego” – that was the code name for what is now “Microsoft Cloud Platform System” (CPS), which was announced earlier today by Scott Guthrie. These 18 months have been a journey for all of us… Read more

August updates for Windows Server 2012 R2

In today’s Windows Experience blog, we communicated our intent to deliver regular improvements to Windows in order to address feedback quickly while continuing to bring you an enterprise-class platform.  We also provided a heads up that the next update for Windows happens on August 12.  On August 12, we will also release an update to Windows… Read more

Paul Smith sets the trend in business agility with a new hybrid cloud solution

In business for more than 40 years, Nottingham-based Paul Smith is a preeminent British designer. The company has 14 different collections—produced in England and Italy—under the global Paul Smith brand. In addition to 17 shops in England, Paul Smith retail stores are found in fashion capitals around the world. Paul Smith opens three new stores… Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update: Availability of WSUS fix and revised servicing timing

Following our announcement from last week, we have now released the fix through Windows Update for the issue with Windows Server 2012 R2 Update communicating with WSUS 3.2 servers in certain non-default configurations. For servers that have already installed the update, Windows Update will re-offer the complete update, but it will only install the fix. Please read KB2959977… Read more

Updated Volume License Media Available Today for Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

Following our announcement from last week, we’ve now released the media for Windows Server 2012 R2 Update on the Volume License Service Center (VLSC) today. Additionally, we wanted to create awareness of an issue with the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update VSLC/MSDN media that manifests under very specific configuration settings.  Most of you should see no impact whatsoever.  For the… Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now generally available

Following our announcement from last week, we are happy to announce that Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now generally available through Windows Update. The Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation experience and has also been updated to the new OS image. The Volume Licensing Service Center will be updated on April 14, 2014 and the… Read more

Windows Management Framework V5 Preview

Title: Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview One goal of management is to simplify creating and operating computing environments.  In Windows Server 2012 R2 we introduced two new standards-based technologies to achieve that: Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration and Certified for Windows Network Switches.  Both of these generated a lot of excitement with our customers and… Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now available to subscribers

As we mentioned back in February, Microsoft has been working on an update to Windows Server 2012 R2 in conjunction with an update to Windows 8.1.  Today we are providing Windows Server 2012 R2 Update to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and it will be generally available through Windows Update starting on April 8, 2014.  We… Read more

Can Datacenter Networking Get More Complicated?

Sure. You bet it can. It seems like there are infinite possibilities for networking difficulties and complications. That’s why so many organizations are afraid of it. But there’s a popular solution to datacenter networking that’s actually simplifying the process in organizations around the world! Find out all the details in a new MVA training course… Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Coming this Spring

As announced by Joe Belfiore earlier this morning, Microsoft is releasing an update to Windows 8.1 this spring which brings a range of new and enhanced capabilities to customers and partners.  In coordination with this release, we will also release a minor update to Windows Server 2012 R2 at that time.  This update to Windows Server 2012… Read more