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  • Blog Post: News Thursday: BizTalk Server RTM, Visual Basic CTP and more of the week’s Server and Tools news

    Microsoft announces BizTalk Server 2010 RTM and General Availability date Today Microsoft has announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of BizTalk Server 2010 and general availability for purchase starting October 1 st , 2010. BizTalk Server 2010 is the seventh major release of Microsoft's flagship...
  • 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: Microsoft Virtualization Software Helps Kroll Factual Data Reduce IT Costs and Energy Consumption, and Stay Agile

    Kroll Factual Data was able to create a private cloud computing environment to meet stringent customer requirements while it helped reduce costs and energy consumption for its datacenter, Microsoft Corp. announced. Kroll Factual Data was able to create this dynamic datacenter through a combination of...
  • Blog Post: February 10, 2011 News Thursday: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM, Expression Encoder 4 SP1, Windows Azure Extra Small Instances Public Beta, and other Server and Tools News

    Release to Manufacturing of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 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...
  • Blog Post: Tech•Ed: Microsoft Delivers New Wave of Technologies to Help Businesses Thrive in Today’s Economy

    Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 200 9 kicked off today with announcements of new technologies that enable IT professionals and developers to help their organizations save money and improve efficiencies during difficult economic times. As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company...
  • 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: Microsoft Expands Virtualization Initiatives With HP

    In support of HP's Virtual Connect announcement, this morning Microsoft announced product, sales and services initiatives with HP designed to help businesses more easily adopt and deploy virtualization to help lower IT costs and make IT more efficient. Microsoft and HP have expanded their work together...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 IT Pros: News and Announcements

    Today at Tech Ed 2008 IT Pros in Orlando, FL Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Server and Tools business at Microsoft, delivered a keynote address about how Microsoft is delivering against the Dynamic IT initiative. To read the press release, view the keynote, and get more information about the...
  • 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: 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: New Microsoft Licensing and Support Eases Path to Virtualization

    Today Microsoft announced new licensing, expanded product support policies and a worldwide series of events to help business customers create more dynamic datacenters and enterprise IT systems with virtualization software. Beginning Sept. 1, 2008, customers will be able to move any of 41 Microsoft server...
  • Blog Post: January 24, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start and more Server and Tools News…

    by STB Blogger 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 24 th and Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases SMB and Hosted IT Index 2010 Research

    Microsoft today released its global Small and Midsize Business (SMB) IT and Hosted IT Index 2010, which surveyed 3,193 small and midsize businesses in 15 countries to investigate how they use technology especially during the recession. Overall, the survey results showed greater awareness of the...
  • 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: Get Virtual Now- Continued

    Microsoft kicked off the “‘ Get Virtual Now ” event this morning in Bellevue, Washington. The event series is designed to educate more than 250,000 IT professionals on Microsoft virtualization products, deployment tools and partner solutions, helping customers to virtualize from the datacenter to the...
  • 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: Hyper-V RC Released

    Today Microsoft delivered the Hyper-V release candidate (RC) code broadly to customers and partners. This is a key milestone signaling that Microsoft is on track to deliver Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization by August 2008. Hyper-V RC is a feature-complete version and has three main enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Fortune 500 Company CH2M HILL Switches to Microsoft from VMware to Save Millions

    Microsoft today announced that CH2M HILL switched to Microsoft virtualization and management software from VMware Inc. software, projecting cost savings of more than $3.2 million during the next three to five years. The company also expects to reduce server administration work by 30 percent so it can...
  • 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: Virtualization Feed Launches

    Today, Microsoft launched a tool that aggregates blog post excerpts from the most knowledgeable bloggers on the topic of virtualization into a single property, VirtualizationFeed.com . A list of influential bloggers’ RSS feeds are monitored for key vendor agnostic virtualization topics and the tool will...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Sun Expand Strategic Alliance

    Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced that Sun has signed on as a Windows Server ® OEM. Additionally, Sun and Microsoft will collaborate to further enable deployment of Windows Server on Sun x64 systems. Key components in today’s announcement include: • Windows...
  • 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: TechEd EMEA- IT Adds Even More Business Value in Tough Economic Times

    Today at TechEd EMEA Microsoft made several announcements to help customers evolve their IT infrastructure for the next generation of Dynamic IT environments: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 beta. Microsoft's new platform includes cross-platform monitoring for Windows, Unix and Linux servers...
  • Blog Post: How to Virtualize Servers: Operating System vs. Dedicated Software

    For most users, the question isn’t whether to introduce virtualization in their networks, but how to virtualize so as to cause the least disruption. A new white paper from IDEAS International, a leading supplier of IT market research, considers the question of whether enterprises would do better virtualizing...
  • Blog Post: IDC Announces Q2 Worldwide Server Virtualization License Shipments

    Industry analyst firm IDC today announced worldwide virtualization license shipments in the second quarter of 2008 (2Q08) increased 53% year over year, compared to a 72% year-over-year increase the previous quarter. The x86 server market led the way with 60% year-over-year growth followed by the EPIC...