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  • Blog Post: Experience //build/ Live!!!

    Today we kicked off the //build/ Conference in Seattle on the Microsoft campus. If you weren’t aware, you can watch a lot of the action live at Channel9.MSDN.com . Head on over and check out the Keynote sessions from Monday or tune into the Tuesday morning Keynote from Microsoft Server and Tools...
  • Blog Post: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Protecting Corporate Information

    Today Brad Anderson posted, “The modern workforce isn’t just better connected and more mobile than ever before, it’s also more discerning (and demanding) about the hardware and software used on the job. While company leaders around the world are celebrating the increased productivity...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit 2013 - sessions now available

    The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through an intensive week of training led by experts in desktop, device management, datacenter, and cloud technologies. Checkout the ASKCORE listing of selected...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview Now Available for Windows 7

    In Windows 8, we reimagined the browser with IE10. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows. With the IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 consumers can now enjoy a fast and fluid Web with the updated IE10 engine on their Windows 7 devices. The release preview of IE10...
  • Blog Post: Get Going with the Hyper-V Fibre Channel Design Guide

    Virtual Fibre Channel for Hyper-V provides the guest operating system with unmediated access to a SAN by using a standard World Wide Name (WWN) associated with a virtual machine. Hyper-V users can now use Fibre Channel SANs to virtualize workloads that require direct access to SAN logical unit numbers...
  • Blog Post: Kosmos File System (KFS) Released as an Open Source Project

    This is a guest post by Sriram Rao , Principal Scientist Lead in the Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL) at Microsoft. His current research interests are in building storage and compute infrastructure for processing big data. Some of the results of his research have been released as part of two...
  • Blog Post: A Deep Dive into Virtual Machine Manager Services

    Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 had support for Virtual Machine templates (VM templates). At their core, VM templates consist of three main artifacts: one or more virtual disks, a hardware profile (define hardware characteristics of the virtual machine) and a guest OS profile (define Windows Operating...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is Now Available

    Three weeks ago the Exchange Server team announced the RTM of Exchange Server 2013 on their team blog . Since that time the team has been working diligently to get the product ready for general availability via the various channels. We’re happy to say Exchange Server 2013 is now generally available...
  • Blog Post: Linux Support on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

    The ability to provision Linux on Hyper-V and Windows Azure is one of Microsoft’s core efforts towards enabling great Open Source Software support. As part of this initiative, the Microsoft Linux Integration Services (LIS) team pursues ongoing development of enlightened Linux drivers that are directly...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 SP1 Beta - Supporting Windows Server 2012, Azure VM’s and more !!!

    Microsoft’s Private Cloud is built on the industry leading foundation of Windows Server and System Center. The System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) update enables System Center to run on and manage the final version of Windows Server 2012, released earlier this week . System Center 2012 SP1...
  • Blog Post: Brad Anderson Examines People Centric IT in Action – End-to-End Scenarios Across Products

    When you upgrade a notebook computer or a smartphone device, do you really want to think about how that gets accomplished? Most users don’t but we know IT Professionals and Developers do, so we are providing more information on the products we are engineering to support our Cloud OS vision. This...
  • Blog Post: Four Pillars of Identity Management in the Age of Hybrid IT

    Identity management used to be a much simpler matter. But today's architectures have made it a far more complex game. You've got systems tied together using separate identity providers, identities managed both internally and by public identity providers, external partners who need access to data, and...
  • Blog Post: New Administrative Interfaces for Windows Server 2012

    There were two server installation types prior to Windows Server 2012: full and core. Core servers provide a low attack surface by removing the Windows Shell and Internet Explorer completely. However, it presented quite a challenge for many Windows administrators as Windows PowerShell and command line...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Games 2013 Kickoff today!

    It’s here. It’s here. It’s here. Yep, the 2013 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games are finally here, and today is the official kickoff. Launched this morning at the first community organized International PowerShell Summit taking place in Redmond, Washington this week, the 2013 Scripting...
  • Blog Post: RSA Europe Keynote: Risks and Rewards in Cloud Adoption - SIRv13 and Cloud Readiness Tool

    Adrienne Hall, Microsoft General Manager in the Trustworthy Computing group delivered a keynote yesterday at the RSA Europe Conference in London. She started the conference by telling a story about an experience while on a remote island off the coast of Croatia, and hearing the news about Gauss malware...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V: A Platform that Scales out for Building the Largest Public and Private Clouds

    Hyper-V 3.0 in many ways is the crown jewel of our enterprise virtualization and private cloud strategy and is the heart of where many of the improvements in our flagship Server OS reside. So we should probably talk about what has improved since our previous Hyper-V releases, and what you can do with...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Indexing For the Masses

    You may have noticed a steady stream of technical blog posts from the our Premier Field Engineering team covering a variety of Windows Server roles, features and functions. One of the members of that team, Adrian Corona, did an excellent blog post on Active Directory (AD) indexing. The information pertains...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Identity Mapping for Network File Services (NFS)

    The methods Windows and NFS use to represent user and group identities are different and are not necessarily directly interchangeable. Identity Mapping is the process of converting from an NFS identity representation to a Windows representation and vice-versa. This blog post describes the selection...
  • Blog Post: Transforming Our Products, Culture and Practices to be Cloud-first

    Today Microsoft Server and Tools President Satya Nadella posted to the Official Microsoft Blog , an email he sent to employees about the progress we’ve made completely transforming our products, culture and practices to be cloud-first. See his “ The Enterprise Cloud Era ” video to hear...
  • Blog Post: Attack of the Clones

    DFSR – or any proper file replication technology - spends a great deal of time validating that servers have the same knowledge. This is critical to safe and reliable replication; if a server doesn’t know everything about a file, it can’t tell its partner about that file. In DFSR, we...
  • Blog Post: The Contribution of Computing to Improving Our World

    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates shares his thoughts and perspective on computing’s impact on society and fields questions from the audience at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Rick Rashid, chief research officer of Microsoft, moderates the discussion. MORE
  • Blog Post: What’s New in 2012 R2: Your Cloud Partner for Enabling Open Source Software

    Microsoft has become a strong platform company. Customers want interoperability and the flexibility to run work loads in new and interesting ways. We have challenged ourselves to support customer requirements for platforms that aren’t Windows. Our vision regarding other operating platforms is simple...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 Registration Now Open

    The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on training, best-practice sharing, and interaction with innovators in desktop, device, and datacenter management, as well as cloud technologies...
  • Blog Post: Discover Insight Nuggets by Digging in Big Data

    We’ve all heard about “Big Data” by now but what does it really mean? Big Data is the term used to describe the process of applying serious computing power and the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence, to massive and often highly complex sets of information. MORE
  • Blog Post: Migrating 150 Petabytes of Email in 6 Weeks

    Yesterday we announced that we've completed upgrading all Hotmail customers to Outlook.com. Coupled with the growing organic excitement for Outlook.com, this has pushed us to over 400 million active Outlook.com accounts, including 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile...