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  • Blog Post: New Windows Dev Center Goes Live

    Yesterday we launched a new Windows Dev Center . You might ask “Why are you telling us about that, Brian?” Well, the answer is that my team is responsible for MSDN and much of the infrastructure behind it. We partner very closely with the Windows team team produce an awesome Windows Dev Center...
  • 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: Windows 8.1 First Look

    Windows 8.1 will advance the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of PCs, tablets, and a range of industry devices, and the experiences customers — both consumers and businesses alike — need and will just expect moving forward. It’s Windows 8 even better...
  • 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: Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) now available for Windows 8

    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server 2012. In limited cases, the tools can be used to...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview now available for download

    Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview is now available for download so customers can start testing the operating system in their environments. Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview builds on the Window 8.1 Preview, adding premium features designed to address the mobility, security, management and virtualization needs...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available!

    We are excited to announce Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, is now available. You can install it either from the download page (see "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" under the "Additional software" section) or via the Extensions and Updates dialog in Visual Studio 2012. With this and future updates, we’re...
  • Blog Post: The New Office - Developer and IT Pro Resources

    Last week we unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at http://office.com/preview . Be sure to read the press release when you get a moment. There is an on-demand recording of the event webcast that is a little over an hour in length that is very informative. We also wanted...
  • 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: Top Picks from TechEd 2013: Windows 8 Security Combo

    When we started this series, we planned to do one episode a week and highlight a single session. However, if we did that it would take us well into the fall season and there is some risk the content would be effectively obsolete or dated by then. Therefore, we are going to double up and highlight two...
  • Blog Post: Making your application media playback shine in Windows 8

    You’re listening to your favorite band in a Windows music app, and a friend sends you an mp3 of a sweet live version of a song by his favorite band. When you open the mp3, Windows Media Player opens and starts playing the song. Now both your favorite band and his favorite band are playing at the...
  • 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: Windows 8 and Windows 8 PC Pre-orders Begin

    Microsoft’s hardware partners are about to unleash a wave of new Windows 8 devices in all shapes and sizes. For consumers and businesses, that breadth offers the chance to find just the right PC no matter their needs. “REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 12, 2012 — With the launch of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Inside PowerShell with The Scripting Guys

    It’s fascinating to watch how quickly PowerShell has been embraced by the community. It is a language and technology beloved by developers and information technology professionals. The Scripting Guys are a driving force behind this community engagement and you really need to take notice of their...
  • Blog Post: Watch the 2013 CIO Summit From Your Desk - Register now for this free webcast

    Microsoft’s 2013 Spring CIO Summit takes place April 9-10 and will host more than 200 CIOs from companies across the US. Registration for the in-person CIO Summit is at capacity, but that doesn’t mean any of Microsoft’s customers have to miss out. This year the virtual CIO Summit is...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Preview Arrives - download now available

    A couple of weeks ago, Antoine Leblond talked about continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1. It continues to push ahead with our bet that the PC industry is going through a shift that is driven by mobility. We previously announced that Windows 8.1 will be a free update for Windows 8 consumers...
  • Blog Post: Platform Delivered. Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing (RTM)

    Today is another exciting day for Developers and IT Professionals as we mark a new milestone for the Visual Studio and Windows product families. Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have reached the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) phase and will soon be available for download. The new...
  • Blog Post: IPv6 Fundamentals for Windows Administrators

    The last post we talked about why you should care about IPv6. In this next installment Ray Zabilla and I are going to demystify these IPv6 addresses you keep seeing and give you a better understanding of the IPv6 address space and syntax. We’ll also compare different addressing concepts between...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Rocks 40 Million Licenses !

    As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology...
  • Blog Post: Time to Create - Visual Studio 2012 is officially launched!

    It’s an amazing time for developers. The number of platform choices they have is outstanding. From smartphones to slates, to big iron in the data center, Visual Studio has your creative needs covered. Today we officially launch the development environment, Visual Studio 2012. You can head over...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Preview Coming June 26

    Yesterday at the JP Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference, Microsoft Windows CFO Tami Reller shared that the next version of the Windows client OS will be Windows 8.1. In addition, the Windows product group shared that there will be a public preview on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. For more...
  • Blog Post: Top Picks from TechEd 2013 - Windows Server Active Directory (AD) Sessions

    Active Directory (AD) still continues to be a topic of interest for new and seasoned IT Professionals. Directory services provide the core for organization, security and management of many type of principles. With that in mind we wanted to highlight a couple of the top rated sessions from TechEd 2013...
  • Blog Post: OData for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 application developers

    Which is more important, hardware or software? We have had this debate for years and with the proliferation of smart phones or slate devices, many would say hardware. Application developers would refute that and say those devices would not be popular without their applications. Database administrators...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM - Available for download to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers

    A few moments ago we announced availability of the Windows Server 2012 R2 download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. See all of the resource links on the Windows Server blog post! MORE
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - SP1 Beta Now Available for Download

    We are very pleased with the reception System Center 2012 has had since its release in April. Many organizations are in the process of deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to help embrace consumerization while still maintaining corporate compliance and control. Over the past few months...