The Private Cloud Blog has combined its efforts with Building Clouds

Hey everyone, I wanted to give you an update on things since we have been a little quiet on the Windows Server Blog over the last couple of months. Clearly, we are in the down section of the blog cycle. Once the BIG Stories about Windows Server 2012 have been told, the technology teams pick… Read more

Final Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Australia, Serbia, and Thailand!

Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group. As we wrap up the Windows Server 2012 Community roadshow this month, I’d like to thank our many MVPs who supported it. They’re great speakers and very knowledgeable, and through their continued efforts this roadshow reached every continent but Antarctica…. Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Australia, Denmark, Sri Lanka, and Bosnia and Herzegovina!

Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group. As we approach the holidays, things are a bit quieter, but we’ve still got roadshow events in the schedule for the rest of December. Register now for an event in Perth, Australia, on December 18 Register now for an event… Read more

Windows Server 2012 is here — and so is the Cloud OS

Today’s launch of Windows Server 2012 puts a spotlight on the transformational shift underway across the entire IT ecosystem.  This transformation is being driven by an exponential growth of devices used for smarter, more personalized applications, which in turn create an explosion of data and the need for more computing power.  It is a world… 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

Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

The other day I was in a conversation where I drew the distinction between reliable and robust.  I hadn’t really thought about it precisely but when asked to articulate the distinction I said that robust was “reliable across a wide range of conditions”.  A lot of what Klaas describes in his blog about RDS reminds… Read more

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

Building Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1

Operating Systems are platforms delivering experiences, features, and APIs that developers can build upon. Today, many developers take already shipping versions of Windows and deliver cloud computing solutions. Windows Server 2012 is a cloud-optimized OS, which means that developers can deliver much better cloud computing solutions with much less effort. System Center 2012 already delivers… 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 Platformwebsite (   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 across… Read more