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May, 2011

  • May 26, 2011 News Thursday: Visual Studio ALM Award Win, A Windows Azure World Record, and more Server and Tools News...

    by STB Blogger

    Code Project announced that Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) won the Team Collaboration Software Award at the Code Project 2011 Members Choice Awards. With approximately 40 categories, these awards were voted on by members of the Code Project, who were asked to rate their favorite development products and tools from across the industry.

  • Microsoft’s Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Accelerates Private Cloud Deployment

    by STB Blogger

    What an exciting week at Tech Ed for Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track!   It started with the announcement of NetApp and Cisco joining the program and bringing their solution to market immediately, joining our previous partners HP, Dell, IBM, Hitachi, Fujitsu and NEC.   Yesterday Fujitsu announced that their Fast Track offering is available, which is based on their PRIMERGY BX900 blade server system and ETERNUS storage systems. To find out more information about work Microsoft has been doing with Hyper V Cloud Fast Track partners, see today’s blog post here http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/

  • TechEd North America Kicks Off today in Atlanta, Georgia!

    This morning, Microsoft kicked off Tech•Ed North America with a keynote from corporate vice presidents Robert Wahbe and Jason Zander, which focused on the benefits its partners and customers are getting from Microsoft’s cloud and development platforms.  Highlights from today’s announcements:

    • Customers HSBC and Travelocity announced they are using Microsoft public and private cloud solutions to grow their business.
      • HSBC, a worldwide financial services firm, announced they will use Hyper-V in combination with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to further simplify management of its infrastructure.
      • Travelocity, a global online travel agency, showcased how they chose Windows Azure to deploy their Java-based critical analytics system in the cloud in just two months.
    • Through the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program, NetApp has teamed with Cisco to develop a private cloud solution, the NetApp Hyper-V Fast Track with Cisco data center architecture. The Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program, introduced at TechEd Europe in November 2010, enables Microsoft and its partners to deliver a broad choice of predefined, validated configurations to accelerate private cloud deployments which help customers improve management and reduce costs.
    • Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) technologies for the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft’s ALM capabilities will help improve the flow of information between key stakeholders involved in planning for, building and managing applications.
    • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 connector for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 CTP1. Released today, the connector enables operations teams to send application performance monitoring and diagnostic information immediately to the engineering team. 
  • SAP and Microsoft Making App Development and Cloud Management Easier

    Earlier today, Microsoft and SAP announced plans to help .NET Framework developers more easily build applications connecting to SAP, as well as help customers harness the power of the cloud.  This news was announced at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18, where Microsoft was also named SAP Global Technology Partner of the Year.  For additional perspective and information about this news, check out today’s post on The Official Microsoft blog by Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the Business Platform Division.

  • May 12th News Thursday: The Appleton Compassion Project on Azure and More Server and Tools News…

    The Appleton Compassion Project on Windows Azure Teaches the Art of Compassion to Local Students Last Week, Microsoft announced that Appleton-based Skyline Technologies has adopted the Windows Azure platform to build a viewer on the Trout Museum...