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Brad Anderson, corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Windows Server and System Center Group, took the stage this morning to kick-off the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas.
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Today, HP and Microsoft Corp. announced application appliances that will help organizations optimize employee productivity and reduce IT complexity. By fusing applications, infrastructure and productivity tools into a single system, these new appliances deliver business services in a box and replace customized and proprietary appliances that can take up to 18 months to implement. These quick to deploy appliances help employees make better decisions, communicate with others and improve productivity.
Today Robert Wahbe, STB corporate vice president, posted to the Official Microsoft Blog, writing: “While the path to cloud computing might be different for each customer, the economics, agility and focus the cloud provides will eventually prove irresistible to customers. For our partners, the resulting economic opportunity to work with those customers will, I believe, be equally irresistible.”Following Monday and Tuesday announcements from the Worldwide Partner Conference, today Microsoft announced updates to the Microsoft Partner Network. The company will invest $5.8 billion in tools, training and incentives throughout fiscal year 2012 to better help partners grow their businesses and meet evolving technology needs of customers.
Today Microsoft announced the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3. Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now, R3 brings a complete set of power management tools for Green IT, enabling customers to centrally manage PC power setting and to reduce energy consumption and costs. Configuration Manager R3 also provides the licenses for mobile device management, so administrators can run comprehensive asset inventories, deploy software, manage settings and enforce password policies for Windows phones.
Today, we’re excited to announce the keynote lineup for this year’s upcoming TechEd North America and TechEd Europe events! TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions, tools and services. Every year technology professionals gather to immerse themselves in more than 1,000 learning opportunities that cover an unparalleled breadth and depth of Microsoft technologies.
Download the Beta Release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials Today!Last week, Microsoft disclosed the new Windows Server 2012 licensing model and outlined the future of Small Business Server. This week, Microsoft has made the Windows Server 2012 Essentials beta release available for download and evaluation.
Penton Media has unveiled their annual Best of TechEd Award winners, and we are pleased to announce that System Center 2012 is the recipient of the Best Microsoft Product distinction. Calling it a “compelling combination of capability and value,” the Penton editorial team praised the product for enabling IT to connect to and manage applications across private and public cloud environments.
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).
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 device much easier. Windows Azure Media Services is a comprehensive media platform that offers a set of ready-to-use media technologies to help content providers and media partners provide digital content to customers in the format they want, when they want it.
Dashing through the cloud with Windows Azure scale
Keeping track of Santa is no easy task, but the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) team, Windows Azure, Bing Maps and all of Santa’s helpers have worked to bring you the best ever Official Santa Tracker.