Best friends forever: Windows Server and SQL Server

This post was authored by Erin Chapple, Director of Program Management for Windows Server. 2016 is a big year for the Microsoft datacenter product portfolio. We have new versions of Windows Server and SQL Server coming out, both available in Technical Preview now. The Windows Server and SQL Server partnership is a strong one that… Read more

Server Posterpedia v2 available in the Windows Store!

In today’s post, Martin McClean and Brian Lich talk about their Windows Store app, Server Posterpedia. If you’re interested in learning how Microsoft technologies work—for example, Windows Server, Exchange Server, Windows Azure, and SharePoint Server 2013—this is the Windows Store app for you. Enjoy! Kevin   Hi, we’re Martin McClean and Brian Lich from the… Read more

Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 SP2 Now Certified as Common Criteria Validated Products

At Microsoft we are constantly striving to make the computing environment as secure as possible. Part of our commitment to security involves providing products that meet widely-recognized certification requirements. We are happy to announce that Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 SP2 32 & 64 bit Enterprise Edition (English)… Read more

Direct Edge stock exchange launches on Windows Server, SQL Server

Wednesday (7/21) was an exciting day for customer Direct Edge. They’re a new stock exchange, and are expected to handle 10%-13% of the monthly U.S. stock trading volume, which comes to an average of 1.4 billion shares a day. You can see news article here and here. Microsoft, and other technology partners, joined them on… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) v5 toolkit now available

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is happy to announce that the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available!  This is one of the most useful and popular of Microsoft's planning toolkits allowing customers and partners to automatically assess your current infrastructure and make recommendations for future capacity and compliance. The new version 5… Read more

Microsoft Platform to Run SAP Apps

Supporting Microsoft’s commitment to delivering world-class enterprise capabilities and to help customers take advantage of the latest innovations through Microsoft and SAP development, today Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 are certified to fully support SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and the newly released SAP Business Suite 7.   We see immense benefits for our customers… Read more