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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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.
Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Division (STB) at Microsoft, took the stage this morning on Day 2 of the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, Canada. Speaking to more than 16,000 attendees, he discussed new ways that partners can benefit in the era of the cloud OS.
Today at 9:40 AM PDT, Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB), will participate in an onstage fireside chat moderated by Derrick Harris, GigaOm senior writer, at the GigaOm Structure event.
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.
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 their applications in the era of the cloud OS for infrastructure.
SUSE Announces SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center
At the Open Source Business Conference this week, during a keynote from Microsoft Open Solutions Group, Sandy Gupta, Microsoft, introduced the SUSE announcement of the delivery of a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center. This management pack connects the Linux server management capabilities provided by SUSE Manager to Microsoft’s System Center management platform.
The Bing Search API is now available on the Windows Azure Marketplace! With this service, you can embed web, image, news, and video search results, as well as related searches and spelling suggestions, to create unique applications and services.
Security is often reported as one of the top concerns or barriers to cloud adoption for businesses. To help dispel this perception, today Microsoft released research that shows that small and medium sized businesses (SMB) are gaining significant IT security benefits from using the cloud.
Essar Group Unleashes Power of the Cloud with Windows AzureIn an effort to offer its customers Web-based applications with high performance and scalability while maintaining low infrastructure and management costs, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has announced it has selected Windows Azure to deliver some of its applications.
Ever wonder why some events you attend are run much more smoothly than others? Well some event management companies are using the cloud to make life much easier for attendees, sponsors and organizers.
by Brian Goldfarb
Our friends over at Twilio have been working to make it easier for developers to integrate text message and phone services into applications hosted on Windows Azure using native libraries for Java, PHP and .NET. To sweeten the pot, Twilio and Windows Azure have teamed up to offer 1000 free text messages or inbound voice minutes when you activate your new Twilio account.
On day two of the Microsoft Management Summit, Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division, took the stage again to discuss the world of connected devices. Anderson highlighted how Microsoft’s latest enterprise client management solutions (Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager) can help customers address the consumerization of IT.
Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft, took the stage this morning to kick-off the first day of the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
New tools to support interoperability with SQL Server 2012
Microsoft has introduced a variety of tools that allow consistent data access to SQL Server 2012 across multiple platforms. These allow developers to build secure, highly available and high-performance applications for SQL Server in .NET, C/C++, Java and PHP, both on-premises and in the cloud.