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  • Blog Post: June 5, 2014 News Thursday: Microsoft Azure generally available in Brazil South Region

    by C&E Blogger Microsoft Azure now generally available in Brazil South Region Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of its Brazil South Region – just weeks after the public preview was released. With over 1,000 customers signing up for Azure every day, this expansion demonstrates...
  • Blog Post: May 29, 2014 News Thursday: Microsoft Acquires France-based Mobile Analytics Company, Capptain and more Cloud and Enterprise News...

    by C&E Blogger Microsoft Acquires France-based Mobile Analytics Company, Capptain On Wednesday , Microsoft announced the acquisition of France-based company, Capptain. Capptain’s mobile push analytics solutions will be integrated into Microsoft Azure suite of services. With Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: May 12, 2014 Microsoft kicks off TechEd North America 2014

    This morning in Houston, Microsoft kicked off its annual TechEd North America Conference, where more than 11,000 IT professionals and developers gathered to experience the company’s latest enterprise tech offerings. During the keynote, Brad Anderson, CVP, Cloud & Enterprise; Julia White, GM...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft takes technical computing to the clouds at Supercomputing 2010!

    Today Microsoft’s Technical Computing and eXtreme Computing groups kick off the company’s presence at Supercomputing 2010 in New Orleans. Technical computing, or supercomputing, harnesses massive computing power and enormous data for advanced modeling and simulation, which can be a...
  • Blog Post: OpenStack is now open for Microsoft’s Hyper-V

    Microsoft is partnering with Cloud.com and Rackspace to provide support of its virtualization platform, Hyper-V, to the OpenStack project. This allows customers and service providers to use Windows Server R2 2008 Hyper-V virtualized environments running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: October 28, 2010 News Thursday: PDC Edition

    Platform as a service is where developers and businesses will ultimately see the true value of the cloud, and the OS for Platform as a service is Windows Azure. The Windows Azure platform, comprised of Windows Azure and SQL Azure, is supported by a rich set of development tools, management, and services...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server “8” Beta is Here!

    Today on the Windows Server blog , corporate vice president Bill Laing writes about the Windows Server “8” beta . IT professionals and software developers worldwide can now download, evaluate and provide Microsoft with feedback on the new platform. The new server dramatically improves...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2

    by C&E Blogger Microsoft Announces Availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Today, Microsoft CVP Quentin Clark delivered the keynote to the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina where he announced the availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2 , a near...
  • Blog Post: Cloud computing enables job growth, according to IDC study

    by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft Corp. released a commissioned study from analyst firm IDC suggesting that cloud computing will be a major source of job growth. IDC’s research indicates that by 2015, cloud computing will generate 14 million new jobs globally and revenues from cloud innovation...
  • Blog Post: Newvem Analytics Available for Windows Azure

    by STB Blogger Today, Newvem launched their SaaS-based analytics service for Windows Azure, offering customers visibility into Windows Azure usage and consumption. With Newvem Analytics, Windows Azure customers can now add an additional layer of cost analysis and improve cloud operations to align...
  • Blog Post: Research Shows Cloud Computing Reduces Time and Money Spent Managing Security

    by STB Blogger Security is often reported as one of the top concerns or barriers to cloud adoption for businesses. To help dispel this perception, today Microsoft released research that shows that small and medium sized businesses (SMB) are gaining significant IT security benefits from using the cloud...
  • Blog Post: November 11, 2010 News Thursday: PASS Summit and Tech•Ed Europe Special Edition

    Q&A: Muglia Discusses the Latest News for Server and Tools For a snapshot of Server and Tools news over the last few weeks, take a look at the Executive Q&A with Bob Muglia on Microsoft News Center. PASS Summit 2010 PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Summit 2010 kicked...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at VMworld 2010: Observations from Day 1 and on to Day 2

    For those of you wondering how things are going for the Microsoft Virtualization team in San Francisco this week, Patrick O'Rourke shares his thoughts and observations on day 1 at VMworld 2010 on the Virtualization Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2010/09/01/items-of-interest...
  • Blog Post: March 21, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Wins 17 CRN Channel Champion Awards and more Server and Tools News…

    by STB Blogger Microsoft Wins 17 CRN Channel Champion Awards Microsoft’s commitment to working with partners to deliver solutions that meet joint customers’ needs was acknowledged as CRN announced the winners of its annual Channel Champions survey. The survey included over 4,000...
  • Blog Post: VMblog Guest Post: Diving Into Cloud Computing with Virtualization

    In honor of Cloud Connect 2011 taking place this week, Microsoft’s David Greschler considers the cloud readiness continuum in a guest post on VMblog, using examples of Microsoft virtualization customers to illustrate when and how to dive in: “ Customers I’ve talked to see the potential...
  • Blog Post: February 21, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Helps Customer After an Earthquake and more Server and Tools News…

    by STB Blogger Windows Azure Helps Bring Customer Back Online Amid Crisis When disaster struck the picturesque nation of Costa Rica in the form of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in September 2012, the population was in shock and the nation’s infrastructure was damaged. The website of Teletica...
  • Blog Post: Global “Cloud Power” Campaign Kicks Off Today

    Hot on the heels of last Week’s Professional Developer’s Conference , Microsoft continues its heavy focus on cloud computing by kicking off a new, global “Cloud Power” campaign. Based on the notion that the cloud has the power to fundamentally change the way people do business, the campaign will give...
  • Blog Post: October 3, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: SUSE Cloud 2.0 with Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Now Available and more Server and Tools News...

    by STB Blogger Last week SUSE announced the general availability of SUSE Cloud 2.0 , an enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution for building private clouds. This release includes full support for Microsoft Hyper-V , helping customers set up mixed hypervisor private clouds that can be rapidly deployed...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Shares Cloud Technology with Top Australian Research Organizations

    Microsoft has announced new partnerships with three of Australia’s top research organizations as part of the company’s Global Cloud Research Engagement Initiative launched earlier this year. Partnerships with National ICT Australia (NICTA), The Australian National University (ANU), and the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Advances Cloud for the Enterprise

    by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft announced enterprise products and services to help companies overcome today’s top IT challenges and seize the opportunities of cloud computing. More information can be found in today’s press release . In addition, Satya Nadella, head of Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services

    by STB Blogger Introducing Windows Azure Media Services At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas today, Microsoft announced Windows Azure Media Services, a new set of Windows Azure-based services that is designed to make creating, managing and delivering media to any...
  • Blog Post: News from Day 1 of the Microsoft Management Summit

    Today at Day 1 of the Microsoft Management Summit, Bob Kelly, corporate vice president, outlined in his keynote how Microsoft would enable customers to get real value from cloud environments through many technologies they already have and are familiar with today, while building the cloud enabled applications...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft introduces Cloud Guide for IT Leaders

    Today, Microsoft launched its Cloud Guide for IT Leaders, an online digital resource for information technology and business leaders interested in cloud computing. Wondering how the roles of IT staffers will change with cloud computing? Curious why organizations have left Google Apps? The Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Beta Release: Bringing Windows Azure Services to Windows Server for Hosting Service Providers

    Today, Microsoft announced the beta release of new technologies that allow hosting service providers to deliver turnkey cloud services to customers, including high-scale websites and virtual machine hosting with an extensible self-service portal experience. These technologies run on Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: What's Next in Tech? NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure

    As the Microsoft Technical Computing and eXtreme Computing groups close out their week at the Supercomputing 2010 event in New Orleans, the Next in Tech takes a look at how NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure is helping take cloud advancements out of Microsoft’s labs and into the labs of the scientific...