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Microsoft unveils the Enterprise Mobility Suite
In San Francisco Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about the strategy and investments Microsoft is making to deliver a cloud for everyone and every device. The release of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite figures prominently in that goal. In a blog post Thursday, Brad Anderson, corporate...
27 Mar 2014
Changes to Windows Intune reflect the bring-your-own-device world of Windows, iOS and Android in the workplace
New management capabilities for Windows Intune are being added that will give organizations increased flexibility to let users choose the devices they want to use, while also helping to protect corporate data, writes the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team. The updates will roll out to service...
29 Jan 2014
App of the Week: Seize control of ancient Rome in ‘Total Conquest’ for Windows & Windows Phone
The goal of “Total Conquest” is simple: total conquest of the Roman Empire, in a battle to end all battles. That’s no small feat, of course, but you’ll have legions of other online players ready to join forces with you in this strategic and social game. Get ready to rule as...
1 Jan 2014
Give the gift of apps and games for Windows and Windows Phone this holiday season
Christmas is just six days away, so we’ve put together a list of eight apps and games that we think make great gifts for your loved ones’ Windows and Windows Phone devices. Also, we want to make sure you’re aware of a holiday promotion that gives you a $25 gift card toward apps and...
19 Dec 2013
Save the date: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Intune update coming Oct. 18
The R2 wave is upon us! Microsoft will release Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows System Center 2012 R2 and the latest update to Windows Intune on Oct. 18, the same day Windows 8.1 will be released. According to Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows Server and System Center Brad Anderson,...
14 Aug 2013
Use the Microsoft cloud to deliver ‘People Centric IT’
I use my own smart phone for work, and so do a lot of my friends and colleagues. BYOD (bring your own device), or the Consumerization of IT, is commonly referred to as a trend, but by now it’s pretty much a reality of business. And it’s top of mind for IT managers. How does an IT department...
17 Jul 2013
Partners in the cloud for modern business
The following is a post from Satya Nadella, President of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. It was originally published on The Official Microsoft Blog . Today, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), I am excited to announce new programs and services that are designed to help...
8 Jul 2013
How small businesses can free ‘involuntary’ IT staff and save
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
Imagine you’re the only person at work who knows how to keep the servers up and running, even though that has nothing to do with why you were hired or how you’re evaluated. Next, imagine you run the company where that person works, and you’re wondering how they can ever get back to...
23 Apr 2013
Release of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Intune mark Microsoft Cloud OS milestone
In step with Windows 8.1 general availability, Microsoft announced on Friday the general availability of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and a new release of Windows Intune, delivering “wave 2” of Microsoft’s Cloud operating system (OS). “Together, these new products...
18 Oct 2013
System Center 2012 R2 now available for download
At TechEd Europe today, Brad Anderson shared several major developments that will have major impact on the cloud-first landscape, including the immediate availability of preview software for Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014. Microsoft customers, such as Aston Martin...
25 Jun 2013
Aston Martin discovers the beauty of Windows Intune
Aston Martin sports cars (of James Bond fame) are world-renowned for their luxury, heritage and craftsmanship. They’re a quintessential icon of European design for us Americans. So how does the carmaker that’s the synonymous with high performance and perfection operate from the inside? This...
28 Jun 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview is now available for download
In today’s TechEd Europe keynote address, Corporate Vice President of Windows Server & System Center at Microsoft Brad Anderson laid out the conference’s major announcements . Among them was the availability of downloads of preview software for Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012...
25 Jun 2013
TechEd North America 2013 sessions now online
TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans wrapped up on Thursday, ending four days of sessions attended by thousands and featuring key developments in Windows Azure, significant updates to servers and new tools built for the cloud. (You can read more about that in Satya Nadella’s post .) If...
7 Jun 2013
'2012 R2' releases: They’re scenario-centric and battle-ready
Microsoft made a ton of news around its next wave of products the last couple of weeks, including previews for Windows Server 2012 R2 , System Center 2012 R2 , and SQL Server 2014 , plus Visual Studio 2013, Windows Intune , and new Windows Azure services . Customer feedback has been fantastic, which...
3 Jul 2013
Windows Server 2012 R2 hits RTM milestone
The “ R2 Wave ” grew a lot closer on Wednesday with the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Server 2012 R2. These milestones are always exciting for the product teams; however, they’re particularly proud of this release says Corporate Vice President for Windows Server and System...
27 Aug 2013
The name's Azure. Windows Azure.
James Bond has cruised in iconic Aston Martin sports cars for decades, most recently in last year's "Skyfall." But it wasn't the superspy or his gadget guru, Q, who helped the Aston Martin IT team with feats of (technical) daring. Monday at TechEd North America 2013, the British luxury car manufacturer...
4 Jun 2013
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