Skype for Business
See all products »
Curah! curation service
Microsoft Tech Companion App
Microsoft Technical Communities
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Server and Tools Blogs
TechNet Flash Newsletter
Cloud and Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2
System Center 2012 R2
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
See all trials »
Microsoft Download Center
TechNet Evaluation Center
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Free Windows Server 2012 courses
Free Windows 8 courses
SQL Server training
MCSA: Windows 8
Windows Server Certification (MCSE)
Private Cloud Certification (MCSE)
SQL Server Certification (MCSE)
Second shot for certification
Born To Learn blog
Find technical communities in your area
For small and midsize businesses
For IT professionals
For technical support
For home users
Microsoft Premier Online
Microsoft Fix It Center
Security Bulletins & Advisories
International support solutions
Log a support ticket
Not an IT pro?
Microsoft Customer Support
Microsoft Community Forums
Open dialogue about standards, open source, and interoperability at Microsoft
Search this blog
Search all blogs
Subscribe via RSS
Email Blog Author
RSS for posts
RSS for comments
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft SQL Server
MS Open Tech
Open World Forum
Windows Azure Media Services
Word for Windows
Browse by Tags
Openness Partner Spotlight: COPA-DATA Helping Governments Manage Big Data from the ‘Internet of Things’
Posted by Openness Team As thousands of our partners gather in Washington D.C. for Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 this week, many will be focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how these new data sources can be translated into insights. We’re fortunate to be working with COPA-DATA...
17 Jul 2014
Azure HDInsight Release: Big Data, Big Performance, Big Bet on Hadoop
Posted by Openness Team Yesterday at the Hadoop Summit , Microsoft announced Azure HDInsight ’s support for Hadoop 2.4. This is the next release of our 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Microsoft Azure and it provides order magnitude (up to 100x) performance improvements to query...
4 Jun 2014
Openness Partner Spotlight: COPA-DATA on Innovating with the ‘Internet of Things’
Posted by Parul Bhandari Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public The “Internet of Things” is one of biggest buzz words of 2014, and the year isn’t half over. Today, automating the connection between many data sources and IT is more important than ever, and COPA-DATA...
2 Jun 2014
Solve the Big Data Problems of the Future: Join Microsoft Research’s Naiad Project
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In this decade we will collect more scientific data than we’ve collected in human history. Soon it will be impossible to do any kind of analysis without access to powerful computational tools, which can make sense of the...
28 May 2014
CEO Satya Nadella and Others Discuss How to Transform Data into Action
Posted by Openness Team Big data. Small data. All data. There is an ever-expanding volume of data inside enterprises and across the web. The potential is endless – from predicting election results to preventing the spread of epidemics. The trick is how to harness data to drive business advantages...
14 Apr 2014
Available Today: Windows Azure HDInsight with Hadoop 2.2
Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure HDInsight with support for Hadoop 2.2. HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows Azure . It allows customers to dynamically provision Hadoop clusters to process...
19 Mar 2014
International Open Data Day Supports Government Transparency and Local Economic Growth
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Citizens around the world are gathering for International Open Data Day to encourage government transparency and adoption of open data policies. The events welcome anyone with a passion to make their cities better, from developers...
21 Feb 2014
Making Big Data Work for All
Posted by Openness Team Big week for big data. Microsoft announced the general availability of Power BI for Office 365 , and that support for Hadoop 2.2 clusters is now in preview for Windows Azure HDInsight , our cloud-based Hadoop service. These are the latest examples of how Microsoft is...
13 Feb 2014
Expanded Hadoop Preview for Big Data Customers
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this month, Microsoft announced plans to release an additional limited customer preview of the Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure in the first half of 2012. Since the first limited preview was released in...
19 Mar 2012
Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz Talks Big Data in the Open World
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, Microsoft Research (MSR) held the 2012 edition of its Faculty Summit (now in its 13th year), which aims to bring together the forces of academic researchers and educators with Microsoft’s own team of researchers...
24 Jul 2012
Navigating the New World of Data
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Just ten years ago, most business data was locked up behind big applications. We are now entering an era when unlocking this data and its potential to drive new knowledge and insights is becoming a key success factor for many...
1 Mar 2012
Available Today: Hortonworks Brings Open Source Apache Hadoop to Windows
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Today Hortonworks announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows, the industry’s first 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows. This marks an important...
21 May 2013
Opening Doors To Real Big Data Value: Hadoop On Windows Azure And Windows Server
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Organizations are constantly in search of solutions that can help them manage, analyze and understand the vast amounts of data generated through today’s technology. Traditionally this required hiring business intelligence...
25 Oct 2012
Data Explorer Connects Big Data to Excel 2013
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The amount of data available to individuals today is powerful and can spark exciting new insights. But it can also overwhelm. Consequently, organizations are challenged to give employees the tools needed to find and access the...
15 Mar 2013
Advancing Interoperability in the Cloud
Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group I’m excited to be at the Open Source Business Conference today and to announce that in collaboration with SUSE , and based on our longstanding alliance , we are releasing a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System...
21 May 2012
Open Door Policy: Big Data at the Crossroads of IT and Telecommunications – Perspectives from Chaesub Lee
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Open Door Policy is a series on the Openness blog that profiles industry thought leaders and individuals within Microsoft who are leading efforts to collaborate more openly, promoting interoperability and making it easier to...
5 Jun 2013
Turning Big Data into Big Insights
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Big data is the term increasingly used to describe the process of applying serious computing power, even the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence, to massive and often highly complex sets of information. This...
13 Feb 2013
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Accessing Usable Environmental Data at the Speed of Thought with FetchClimate
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Sources of data exist all around us, especially when it comes to environmental research. With more sensors and devices than ever capable of capturing robust amounts of data, new technologies are needed to analyze this information...
24 Apr 2013
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Big Data and Open Science
Posted by Tony Hey Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections There is a sea of change happening in science: It’s increasingly being driven by data and computation. The practice of science is now enhanced by collecting and analyzing massive quantities of data rather than small, focused...
4 Jun 2012
Microsoft Brings Together Big Data Experts for “Date Night”
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations As we blogged about earlier this week, Big Data Week at Microsoft is showcasing what customers, partners, and the industry are doing to harness the power of big data to change the way organizations and people do business, discover...
15 Feb 2013
Power BI for Office 365 Brings Self-Service Business Intelligence to the Cloud
Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday at the Worldwide Partner Conference , Microsoft announced Power BI for Office 365 , a new self-service business intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Office 365, which provides businesses with data analysis...
9 Jul 2013
Openness Customer Spotlight: Klout Uses Microsoft BI and Hadoop to Bolster Big Data Insights
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Social networking accounts for 1 of every 6 minutes spent online, generating an enormous amount of content that could be useful to consumers, schools, governments and corporations – almost anyone interested in measuring...
7 Sep 2012
© 2015 Microsoft Corporation.
Privacy & Cookies