Here you will find a quick synopsis of all news from Microsoft’s Cloud Platform organization as it is released with links to additional information.
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Economic Impact of Windows Server 2012: 3-year ROI of 195% and payback in just 6 months
Since the September launch of Windows Server 2012, there have been over 1 million evaluation downloads and the product was a key contributor to strong Q2 earnings.
Today, Microsoft announces integration of Git, today’s most popular distributed version control system, into Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and Team Foundation Service giving developers more choice with its version control and ALM solutions.
Join Microsoft and get a Jump Start on Virtualization
The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start courses! Join us for Introduction to Hyper-V on Thursday, January 24th and Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals on Wednesday, January 30th.
Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure Media Services. Now, customers have everything they need to quickly build great, end-to-end media services for streaming on-demand video to consumers on any device.
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced HelpBridge, a new mobile app designed to help customers connect with the people that matter to them during a natural disaster. The app also enables customers to give money, time and resources to support relief and rebuilding efforts.
Microsoft helps Costa Coffee brew sales data solution
Last week, Microsoft announced an exciting (and tasty) example of its work in intelligent systems, business analytics and cloud computing. Costa Coffee’s iconic red Costa Express vending machines are the UK’s leading self-service bar, with more than 2,500 machines in the UK since launching 18 months ago. When Costa decided to build its next-generation coffee-serving machine, they wanted a flexible, end-to-end solution. Windows Embedded, Windows Azure and SQL Server helped Costa meet their exact needs, allowing them to track all aspects of the machine including diagnostics and sales data.
Read the full Windows Embedded blog post to learn how Microsoft and Costa are delivering a better cup for coffee lovers.
Today Microsoft announced the release of new products and services available that further deliver against the company’s Cloud OS vision. Both customers and partners can capitalize on cloud opportunities with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the new Windows Intune, and Windows Azure services for Windows Server.
Research on Multiple Hypervisor Usage Shows Need for Consolidated Heterogeneous Management SolutionNearly two-thirds of survey respondent organizations from Enterprise Strategy Group’s recent research on Multiple Hypervisor Usage Trends reported using more than one hypervisor.
“Hekaton”: Microsoft’s new in-memory technology delivers significant performance improvements
Microsoft Research recently published a feature chronicling the development of “Hekaton,” a new in-memory technology introduced at PASS Summit 2012 that will be included in the next major release of SQL Server.