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  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate (RC) Released

    The System Center Operations Manager team today announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) of Operations Manager 2007 R2, which is ready for download through Microsoft Connect . Operations Manager 2007 R2 delivers key improvements including non-Microsoft system and workload monitoring,...
  • Blog Post: July 14, 2011 News Thursday: SBS 2011 Essentials and “Project Concero” News

    by STB Blogger Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Now Available In All Channels On July 7, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS 2011 Essentials). SBS 2011 Essentials is an easy-to-use, first-server solution designed and...
  • Blog Post: RTM of System Center Essentials and System Center DPM 2010

    Today Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of two IT management products for midsize businesses: System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010. · SCE 2010 provides IT professionals with a unified physical and virtual management experience...
  • 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: Brad Anderson promoted to Corporate Vice President of Management and Services Division

    Today Microsoft announced that Brad Anderson has been promoted to Corporate Vice President, Management and Services Division (MSD). Brad took over the helm of MSD about two years ago – and has led the division on a path of continual growth since then. Brad’s leadership skills, business knowledge and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft acquires Opalis Software

    Today Microsoft announced its acquisition of Opalis Software, a Toronto-based leader in IT process automation software used by customers like Chicos, Dow Chemical, Xerox and Kawasaki. This acquisition brings together Opalis’ datacenter automation expertise with the integrated physical and virtual...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners With Cisco on New Unified Computing System

    Today, Microsoft Corp. announced its support of Cisco’s Unified Computing System entrance into the server datacenter market as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Through this agreement, Cisco will pre-package, resell and support Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 reaches RTM milestone

    Today, Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM08 R2), with general availability through volume licensing starting on Oct. 1. One key additional feature of SCVMM08 R2 is the ability to manage VMs running on VMware vSphere 4.0...
  • Blog Post: Frugal Fridays Podcast: Microsoft Technical PM, Kenon Owens

    Checkout this week's installment of the Frugal Friday's Tech Show podcast with Jason Perlow and Ken Hess featuring Kenon Owens, Technical Product Manager on the Integrated Virtualization Team at Microsoft. Click here and learn about System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2 now.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Technologies Mean Business, From Client to Cloud

    by STB Blogger This morning at TechEd North America in New Orleans, Microsoft Server and Tools (STB) Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson delivered the opening keynote, demonstrating how Microsoft’s new portfolio of solutions will help businesses thrive in the era of cloud computing and connected...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 SP1 beta released for datacenter and client management

    by STB Blogger Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), which offers integrated solutions for datacenter, cloud and client management. The SP1 is now available for download and evaluation on the Microsoft Download Center . For datacenter and cloud management...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager R3 will be available to customers in Q2 2010

    Microsoft announced today that System Center Configuration Manager R3 will be available to customers in Q2 2010. They are currently taking nominations for TAP customers. For more information on what capabilities will be included in the R3 version check out the System Center blog .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Day 1: From Virtualization to Private Cloud With System Center 2012

    Microsoft’s Management Summit 2011 begins in full force this morning at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. During today’s keynote, corporate vice president Brad Anderson introduced the new System Center 2012 to enable enterprise IT organizations to which will enable IT managers to deliver...
  • Blog Post: December 23rd, 2010 News Thursday Holiday Edition: Client Technology Preview of Server Application Virtualization on Windows Azure, AVIcode 5.7, Silverlight Enhanced Movies and more Server & Tools news.

    Microsoft Releases Client Technology Preview (CTP) of Server Application Virtualization on Windows Azure As previously announced at PDC 2010 , Microsoft is now delivering the final Community Technology Preview (CTP) promised by the end of CY2010. This week, Microsoft is making available an invitation...
  • 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: 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: Microsoft and Partners Optimize Midsize Business IT With Virtualization and Systems Management

    Today at VMworld Microsoft announced a new solution for mid-market organizations that are looking to efficiently deploy and manage technology with limited IT resources. Microsoft and its OEM partners Fujitsu and Lenovo will offer customers a new software license, Microsoft System Center Essentials...
  • Blog Post: System Center Service Manager Beta 2 Now Available

    Today, Microsoft announced the release of System Center Service Manager Beta 2, with over 300 customers participating in the product’s Rapid Deployment Program. In their early evaluations, these customers have seen how through the power of Service Manager’s integrated platform they can easily adapt and...
  • Blog Post: Businesses Save Thousands Moving to Microsoft Virtualization

    Today Microsoft announced that business customers are saving on average $170,000 (U.S.) when they switch to Microsoft virtualization software from VMware software. Customers are turning to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management tools to reduce energy consumption, hardware...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 beta now available

    Today, Microsoft announced the first beta release of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2). With feedback from our customers, Microsoft has made a number of new feature enhancements in R2 that support using a Windows platform including: o Support for Live Migration: With Windows...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Leads the Way to the Era of the Cloud OS!

    by STB Blogger This morning at TechEd North America in Orlando, Microsoft Server and Tools president Satya Nadella took the stage to deliver the opening keynote . Nadella highlighted how customers can leverage Microsoft’s comprehensive cloud solutions to transform their datacenters and modernize...
  • Blog Post: Core Infrastructure at WPC 2009

    Today begins Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, and there’s a lot of buzz around what partners can look forward to in the coming year. Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of Infrastructure Server Marketing, will be giving updates on some of the upcoming innovations...
  • Blog Post: NetApp and Microsoft Deliver on the Cloud Promise

    by STB Blogger As we enter 2013, the cloud is at the forefront of every organization, and IT departments want to understand the true value a Private Cloud brings to their company and the requirements to architect the right solution. In the “Delivering on the Cloud Promise” live webcast...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on Cost

    Microsoft re-launched their Spotlight on Cost site which touts a free downloadable whitepaper titled, Server Infrastructure Optimization: Best Practices to Reduce IT Operational Costs . The whitepaper shows that businesses can often realize immediate savings just by operating their existing datacenters...