The Windows Server 2012 Information Experience

I recently had a conversation where someone was talking about the difference between people vested in their community and those that aren’t.  He said that when you walk by and see some trash on the ground, someone vested in their community will stop and pick it up and throw it into the trash, whereas someone… Read more

Open Management Infrastructure

Many years ago, Microsoft joined with other companies to define the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), a set of standards to abstract the devices on a PC (and later, a server) for the OS.  The HAL is the unsung hero of the computing industry, allowing an amazing level of choice and interoperability in the x86 ecosystem. … Read more

Welcome to the Era of the Cloud OS for Infrastructure!

In case you couldn't make it to Orlando this morning, Satya Nadella, President, Server & Tools Business, kicked off TechEd North America 2012 with a keynote outlining Microsoft's vision for the new era of the cloud enabled OS.  We encourage you to go read about it on the new Server & Tools blog here.  Don't… Read more

Bing.com runs on Windows Server 2012!

Updated 7/25/2012: The .NET team posted a deep dive into the runtime improvements in the .NET Framework 4.5, specifically in the CLR Garbage Collector. These are the same improvements that we posted on earlier, which the Bing team saw on Windows Server 2012. It is great to see the .NET team making optimizations that enable… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate available now

Great news!  We reached another important milestone on the road to the final release of the cloud optimized OS:  Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) is available now for download and evaluation.   If you haven’t yet started exploring the wide range of new features and capabilities, this new pre-release version is an ideal time to… Read more

Windows Server 2012, PowerShell 3.0 and DevOps, Part 2

This concludes my two part series.  In my first post, I provided some background information about PowerShell and DevOps.  In this post, I’ll provide you a bunch of specifics.  PowerShell 3.0, like Windows Server 2012, has a ton of new features and enhancements so I’ll only scratch the surface.  –Jeffrey While PowerShell has always been… Read more

Windows Server 2012, PowerShell 3.0 and DevOps, Part 1…

In the first of a two part series, I provide some background information about PowerShell and DevOps.  In the second post, I’ll provide you a bunch of specifics.  PowerShell 3.0, like Windows Server 2012, has a ton of new features and enhancements so I’ll only scratch the surface.  –Jeffrey The first time I heard DevOps… Read more

Announcing the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow

We’ve put a lot of work into Windows Server 2012, and are happy to see the positive feedback from press and those who’ve downloaded the beta. We look forward to presenting Windows Server 2012 at our June TechEd events in Orlando and Amsterdam.  In this blog, Christa Anderson, a Program Manager in our Partner and… Read more

Introduction to Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control

We constantly strive to reduce the steps required for you to get your job done.  One of the reasons Windows Server 2012 is a such great release is that we spent so much time listening to our customers and understanding their scenarios and concerns.  When development teams start from a technology/feature mindset, it can be… Read more

Improved Server Manageability through Customer Feedback: How the Customer Experience Improvement Program makes Windows Server 2012 a better product for IT Professionals

I once talked to a doctor who told me about a recent patient that had serious medical symptoms for over a year before visiting the doctor.  He said that if the patient had mentioned these symptoms when they first arose, the prognosis was very good but now the patient was in trouble.   That reminded me… Read more