Introducing the Server and Cloud Partner and Customer Solutions Team Blog

You’ve heard me talk time and time again about how much time we spent with customers and partners during the planning of Windows Server 2012.  Well we didn’t stop at the end of planning.   In today’s blog, Natalia introduces herself, her team and their blog which will document some of the details of our customer/partner… Read more

“Windows Server 8” sneak preview

If you’re in IT you are likely pulled between an almost infinite need for more computing power to deliver business solutions and the ever increasing demands for greater agility, higher efficiency and lower costs.  Fortunately, you can now deliver on these seemingly contradictory demands by leveraging the benefits of cloud computing with our public and… Read more

Take your business to the next level with new partner programs and incentives for private cloud computing

There’s a lot of hype around the evolution of virtualization and management, and the emergence of cloud computing. One thing that everyone can agree upon however is that most customers want to take virtualization and management to the next level by migrating to a cloud infrastructure and are looking to partners to help them decide… 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

Need Feedback on Microsoft Technologies for Branch and Mid-Market IT

We want to hear from you and get your feedback.  What are the challenges that you face – technology, business, and environmental – in managing your Branch Office and/or Mid-Sized business IT infrastructures?  Use the comments below and join the discussion!   From our research we have identified 5 areas where our customers have expressed… Read more

Available now: Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

Hi everyone.  Good news:  Active Directory Federation Services 2.0(AD FS 2.0) has been finalized and is now available for download!  AD FS 2.0 is a role in Windows Server that simplifies access and single sign-on to both on-premises and cloud-based applications.  Using “claims-based” identity technology, it helps enable secure business collaboration and productivity within the… Read more

New release from Citrix supports Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 contains Microsoft's most powerful virtualization portfolio ever, spanning both server and desktop virtualization with flexible solutions for consolidation, software deployment, application compatibility, disaster recovery and more. But no single solution is right for everyone, and in a great example of Microsoft partner synergy, Citrix has released a new version of its… Read more

Survey says: IT pros weigh in on the role of solution providers

Microsoft recently worked with MarketTools's Zoom Panel Tech to conduct an online survey of 2000 IT professionals about if, how and why they use solution providers (IT consultants, resellers, system integrators and hosted service providers.)  The results verify what we've heard repeatedly from customers and partners:  IT departments want strategic solution providers that truly help drive business… Read more

Improving Online Customer Experience with Microsoft Partner Website Widget

I am pleased to introduce a new set of interactive web tools designed specifically for our infrastructure partners. The Partner Website Widgets help improve online customer experience on our partner websites. They communicate a core set of business value related to services that our partners deliver with Microsoft technologies. How do they work? These tools… Read more

Microsoft’s Bob Kelly Discusses Maximizing Opportunities with Core Infrastructure

I’m in New Orleans for our annual Worldwide Partner Conference. It's always a great time to connect with partners and one of the things I'll be talking about while I'm here is the immense opportunity we see even in what's turned out to be a remarkably challenging year.   We’ve got a wave of unprecedented… Read more