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  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Data Privacy Day: Helping You Take Control

    To mark Data Privacy Day 2013 , Microsoft commissioned research to help better understand people’s online privacy perceptions and expectations. One big takeaway from this study is that people need and want more information about their privacy options and help controlling their personal information...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Brings Big Data to Windows Azure

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows Azure HDInsight Service – the company’s cloud-based distribution of Hadoop – is now available as a standard preview service through the Windows Azure Portal. Windows Azure HDInsight Service builds on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Server and Cloud Community Resources - One Stop Shopping

    Providing information to our community is important to us. There are a number of channels we use to get the word out on promotions, great technical content, and fun contests. The Microsoft Server and Cloud business is growing, as is the community of developers and IT professionals. We recently launched...
  • Blog Post: Create a Game Using F# and C# in a Windows Azure Cloud Service

    The Visual Studio F# Team has released a new tutorial that demonstrates how to use F# and C# in a Windows Azure cloud service to create an Internet game. The sample is a crossword game — called WordGrid, which is reminiscent of Scrabble or Words with Friends. This is an excellent primer if you...
  • Blog Post: Texas Adopts Office 365 for More Than 100,000 Employees

    The Texas Department of Information Resources is adopting Office 365 for more than 100,000 employees in the largest state-wide deployment of e-mail and collaboration services in the U.S. The state will consolidate systems in an effort to improve its communication and collaboration capabilities across...
  • Blog Post: Bing Pulse and the Bing Interactive State of The Union Experience

    "Tuning in" to the State of the Union means more than just sitting down in front of the television. The way we consume and interact with the news is undergoing an unprecedented transformation and Search can do even more at pivotal moments where customers need a deeper level of information. So Bing is...
  • Blog Post: Introducing modern.IE: Test Your Sites for Internet Explorer Compatibility

    Today, Microsoft introduced modern.IE, a free set of tools and resources that make it easier for developers to test their sites on various versions of Internet Explorer. Additional tools are also available through a partnership with BrowserStack, a service that lets developers test their sites on any...
  • 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: 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: VMware Zigs then Zags

    Today’s news from VMware about a “hybrid cloud” future is just another example of how IT vendors have been rearranging the furniture to more effectively deliver what they already have on the shelf. You don't want to place your bets – and the future of your IT department –...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: The enterprise cloud and our Partners

    As longtime competitors, partners and industry leaders, Microsoft and Oracle have worked with enterprise customers to address business and technology needs for over 20 years. Many customers rely on Microsoft infrastructure to run mission-critical Oracle software and have for over a decade. Today, we...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available

    Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. This is a new set of tools that enable developers to build powerful apps for all current versions of Microsoft Office and SharePoint, including Microsoft Office 365. This new offering includes an...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer on Office 365: The Next Bold Step

    In October 2012, I wrote a letter to shareholders outlining how the full value of our software will be seen and felt in how people use devices and services at work and in their personal lives. This is a fundamental shift in our business that began several years ago and continues today with the release...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Upgrade Prices Increase on February 1st

    Microsoft is currently offering promotional pricing for users upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Through January 31st, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 ERP (U.S.) via Windows.com using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant or pick up a DVD copy at a local...
  • Blog Post: Your One-Stop Shop for Microsoft Tech Insight

    The Server & Tools Blogs network , what you're reading right now, is designed to give you a morning- or afternoon-briefing that you can use to catch up on the news and technical information from Microsoft and its blogging community. Give us five to ten minutes, and we'll keep you up on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Get Started with System Center 2012 SP1

    Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of System Center 2012 SP1. This release is full of new features that light up the new functionality found in Windows Server 2012. The combination of System Center 2012 SP1 with Windows Server 2012 provides the foundation of what we call the ‘ Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Symantec Take Down Harmful Bamital Botnet

    Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit , in collaboration with Symantec, has taken down the harmful Bamital botnet. In the last two years, more than eight million computers have been attacked by Bamital, and its search hijacking and click fraud schemes have affected major search engines and browsers, including...
  • Blog Post: Using Intelligent Placement in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012

    Hilton Lange, a Software Development Engineer on the Virtual Machine Manager team, has been working on a three-part series covering Intelligent Placement in Virtual Machine Manager 2012. He has just published the final installment, in which he delves into custom rules that help you control where your...
  • Blog Post: Free Business Analytics Training and Prizes with 24 Hours of PASS

    Join us on January 30th for 24 hours of free training when industry experts take to the virtual stage to cover business analytics. We'll cover data analytics and visualization, big data innovations and integration, information delivery, advanced analytics and more. If you’re a business analytics...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview is ready for download!

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 enables you to maintain control, increase user productivity, and keep your organization safe. You can move to the cloud on your terms with flexible migration options. Your users can do more on any device, helping them manage increasing volumes of email and work together...
  • Blog Post: New Online Training Sessions now Available for System Center

    Microsoft Virtual Academy has released a new training series that delves into System Center 2012 SP1 Service Manager. Topics covered include: - Import Data and Runbooks - Build and Publish Request Offerings - Create, Invoke & Monitor - Chargeback These sessions are now available to view online...
  • Blog Post: Outlook.com Leaves Preview, Gains 60 Million Users in 6 months

    Last summer, Microsoft released a preview of Outlook.com . It was a bold step for Microsoft, as the company built a brand new, modern e-mail service from the ground up. Since then, the adoption rate has been incredible with over 60 million people already actively using Outlook.com. This week, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Communications from the Living Room to the Boardroom

    Tony Bates, President of the Skype Division at Microsoft, delivered the keynote address yesterday at the Lync Conference . He wrote an accompanying blog post that outlines Microsoft's vision for the future of communications stating: "It’s about re-humanizing communications 'from the living room...