“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

Simplify your customers’ cloud migration planning with MAP 6.0

The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now available for free download. Planning a customer journey to the cloud just got easier. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.0 includes assessment capabilities to evaluate workloads for both public and private cloud platforms. With MAP 6.0, you now have… 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

Headed to WPC? Don't miss this great offer!

Everyone is talking about the Cloud. At next week’s Worldwide Partner Conference, you and 12,000 other partners will be encouraged to take the cloud conversation to the next level from traditional virtualization to cloud-based computing.  As your customer’s trusted advisor, you will best be able to propose solutions when you understand opportunities around private clouds… Read more

Available for Download: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta!

We're at the sold out Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. talking to our partners about the public beta release today of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. We managed to get this puppy out the door a few weeks early, so take advantage and download the code to… 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

Guest Blog: Microsoft’s Core Infra’s Bob Kelly – Closing Thoughts on WPC

Last week, I attended the Worldwide Partner Conference and I came away with a few overall impressions.  First, I enjoyed spending significant face-to-face time with our friends in the industry who have continued to drive success during difficult economic times.  Second, it’s incredible to see how the market for Infrastructure solutions continues to rapidly evolve…. 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