Here you will find a quick synopsis of all news from Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise organization as it is released with links to additional information.
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Today, Microsoft announced a new set of Windows Azure capabilities for Big Compute, a term that applies to applications that require large amounts of compute power. Examples of Big Compute applications include modeling complex engineering problems, understanding financial risk, researching disease, simulating weather, transcoding media, or analyzing large data sets.
This morning, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Ted Kummert, will take the stage at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2012 in Seattle to announce new capabilities for Microsoft’s data platform that will help businesses accelerate their time to insights with any type of data.
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Expanding on the company’s commitment to help customers manage any data, any size, anywhere, Microsoft today announced that new previews are available for the company’s Hadoop-based solutions for Windows Server and Windows Azure, Microsoft HDInsight Server and Windows Azure HDInsight Service.
Windows Azure Mobile Services: New support for iOS apps and renewed alliance with Twilio
This week, Microsoft announced a number of new improvements to Windows Azure Mobile Services, including how developers can now use Mobile Services to develop native iOS apps.
Today, Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been released to manufacturing, and is now available for download and evaluation. The product will be generally available for purchase on November 1, 2012 and we expect hardware partners to be shipping systems by the end of the year.
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.
Windows Azure Mobile Services releases SDK
As of last week, the Windows Azure Mobile Services SDK is available on GitHub for C# developers.
Windows Server Hyper-V momentum
For organizations looking to migrate virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere to the Hyper-V host in Windows Server 2012, the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) and a beta release of the VMware console plugin are now available to download.
Windows Azure announces enhancements to SQL Data Sync
Windows Azure has announced new service updates to SQL Data Sync now available across all Windows Azure datacenters. SQL Data Sync now creates and schedules routine synchronizations between Windows Azure SQL Database and either SQL Server or SQL Databases. This marks the second service update for SQL Data Sync in the last two months, as the service continues to approach General Availability.
by Windows Azure Team
The London Olympics were a massive orchestration of 302 gold medal events squeezed into just 19 days. Content providers were challenged to deliver flexibility to viewers in just about every time zone worldwide. As viewers wanted to choose what, when, and how they’d watch the events, be it live, mid-event and rewound to the beginning or on-demand after the fact. The rise of smartphones and tablets has fed this need for anytime, anywhere, any device viewing.
Great news! We reached another important milestone on the road to the final release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials: the Release Candidate (RC) is available now for download and evaluation.
FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V available today
Today, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix announced the availability of FreeBSD support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
Microsoft is pleased to announce that Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing, and will be generally available for evaluation and purchase to customers around the world on September 4, 2012.