Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview is Now Available for Download

Today at TechEd Europe 2013 we announced availability of the System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 previews.  You can download these products right now from the evaluation center. Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 provide a wealth of new advancements to help IT organizations build and deliver private and… Read more

Transforming your Datacenter with Software-Defined Networking (SDN): Part I

With server virtualization, you are able to decouple a compute instance from the underlying hardware.  That enables you to pool compute resources for greater flexibility. However, to truly transform your datacenter, you’ve also got to deliver your storage, compute, and networking resources as a shared, elastic resource pool for on-demand delivery of datacenter capacity. Indeed,… Read more

Tips to Take Control of TechEd North America

From jambalaya to Po boys, from Windows Server to SQL Server, New Orleans is the place to be next week for TechEd North America 2013.  At this premiere event for IT pros and enterprise developers alike, you’ll be able to get a grip on Microsoft products at the Hands on Labs, flock together to join… Read more

Brad Anderson on A Real Cloud OS for the Enterprise Cloud Era

Hey everyone, Kevin Beares here… I definitely think you should go check out this latest installment from Brad Anderson. You’ve heard us talk about the Cloud OS before, and, in a new post from the In the Cloud blog, Brad Anderson (Corporate Vice President, Windows Server & System Center), examines how this operating system works,… Read more