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  • 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: Converging on Microsoft: Essential Steps for Securing Hyper-V Podcast

    Security in a virtual world is not an oxymoron - You don’t have to compromise security to get the benefits of virtualization. Check out Mike Schutz, Director of Product Management for the Microsoft Windows Server Division, speaking to Converging on Microsoft’s Mitchell Ashley in a podcast interview on...
  • 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: Target Running Hyper-V in All 1,755 Stores; Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Begins Today

    Microsoft’s annual Management Summit kicks off today and approximately 4,000 attendees are arriving in Las Vegas for the event. As the show begins, today Microsoft highlighted the experiences of retailer Target Corp. using Microsoft virtualization and management technologies. Target...
  • Blog Post: December 8, 2011 News Thursday: BizTalk Server 2010 R2, Data Solutions for Small Business Webcast, and more Server and Tools News

    by STB Blogger Microsoft announces BizTalk Server 2010 R2 Today Microsoft has announced the next release of BizTalk Server: BizTalk Server 2010 R2. BizTalk Server 2010 R2 will be delivered approximately 6 months following the release of Windows Server 8. Release timing for Windows Server 8 is yet...
  • 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: 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: May 23, 2013 News Thursday: General Availability of AMQP Support in Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News...

    by STB Blogger AMQP 1.0 Support in Windows Azure Service Bus Reaches General Availability Microsoft demonstrated its commitment to an open, interoperable ecosystem for AMQP, a secure, reliable, and open binary protocol for business messaging, with the transition of AMQP 1.0 support in Windows...
  • Blog Post: Get Virtual Now

    Today at 9 AM PDT, Bob Kelly will take the stage at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, officially kicking off Microsoft’s five-month long worldwide event series to “‘ Get Virtual Now .” Product milestones will be announced through two live webcast keynotes, available for viewing at the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: March 7, 2013 News Thursday Microsoft VDI vs. VMware View: Freedom of Choice...

    by STB Blogger Business Intelligence Templates for SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2012 Available for Download Today, Microsoft released the Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012, which are now available for download . The tools include project templates...
  • Blog Post: Frugal Fridays Podcast: Jeff Woolsey talks Hyper-V 2.0

    Checkout this week’s installment of the Frugal Friday’s Tech Show podcast with Jason Perlow and Ken Hess, featuring Jeff Woolsey, Principal Group Program Manager in Windows Server Division, focused on Microsoft Virtualization. Click here to listen now and read the Geek Sheet: Virtualizing Free Linux...
  • Blog Post: "Windows Server 8" Sneak Preview

    by STB Blogger If you’re in IT you are likely pulled between an almost infinite need for more computing power to deliver business solutions and the ever increasing demands for greater agility, higher efficiency and lower costs. Fortunately, you can now deliver on these seemingly contradictory...
  • Blog Post: RTM of Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 for Hyper-V

    Today Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 for Hyper-V. Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization feature included in select versions of Windows Server 2008, was released last week . The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1...
  • Blog Post: November 8, 2012 News Thursday: Beta Release of BizTalk Server 2013, News from PASS 2012, and more Server and Tools News!

    by STB Blogger BizTalk Server 2013 Beta Unveiled Earlier this week, the BizTalk Server team announced the Beta release of BizTalk Server 2013. Since the Community Technology Preview (CTP) in August, the team added several capabilities, including SFTP support, ESBT integration, better SharePoint integration...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Dell Streamline Virtualization and Management

    Today, Microsoft and Dell are announcing a strategic partnership expansion to help customers more quickly deploy and manage virtualization technologies. This partnership will bring together the strong hypervisor technology of Hyper-V with integrated management solutions from Dell and Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTMs today!

    Today, Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing and announced that it will be available to customers on February 22, 2011. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 enables sophisticated desktop virtualization capabilities that build on the comprehensive virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at VMworld Europe 2010

    Following a great week at Citrix Synergy in Berlin, the jet-setting Microsoft Virtualization team headed to Copenhagen for VMworld Europe 2010. Lucas Searle, virtualization product manager at Microsoft-UK, and Dave Austin, director of product marketing for Citrix-EMEA, took a moment to share their...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft expands its contribution track record

    This week in San Jose, CA, Microsoft will participate in the 11 th annual O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), where we will announce several open source strategy milestones that highlight the company’s growing contribution to open source projects. Today, Sam Ramji, senior director, Platform Strategy...
  • Blog Post: June 23, 2011 News Thursday: Windows Azure AppFabric CTP, SQL Server JumpIn! Developers' Camp, and more Server and Tools news.

    Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP is Announced As announced at TechEd North America 2011, this week we released the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP, which includes capabilities that make it easy for developers to build, deploy, manage and monitor multi-tier applications across web, business logic...
  • Blog Post: October 10, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Partners Announce Support for New Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Solutions

    by C&E Blogger Partners Announce Support for New Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Solutions This week, Microsoft unveiled a wave of new enterprise products and services to help companies seize the opportunities of cloud computing and several Microsoft partners announced their support. Equinix...
  • Blog Post: July 28th, 2011 News Thursday: “Daytona” Announcement, Hyper-V Updates, and more Server and Tools News…

    by STB Blogger “Daytona” now available for download, brings cloud to scientists’ fingertips On July 18, at the 12th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit , Microsoft Research announced details of a new platform for Windows Azure, code-named “ Daytona .” “Daytona”...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Private Cloud News

    by STB Blogger Today, during an online webcast, “ Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud ”, Satya Nadella, Microsoft Server & Tools Business president and Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division, discussed how Microsoft is making the private...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft vs. VMware – You Vote for the Winner!

    In a head-to-head challenge not seen since the original Rocky , Microsoft takes on VMware in NetworkWorld’s latest installment of its popular TechDebate series . In Microsoft’s corner, David Greschler discusses how customers and Microsoft increasingly view virtualization as a stepping...