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Acknowledging the continued need for on-premises deployments, Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, outlined how partners can use Microsoft’s private cloud solution and announced roadmaps for products to bridge private to public cloud.
The private cloud solution is built on Windows Server, Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center to help customers transition to cloud, on your terms.
Announcements were made at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) and at the server tools blog Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Tools and Solutions at the Worldwide Partner Conference.
Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, announced the availability of a community technology preview of the new Microsoft SQL Server, currently SQL Server codename “Denali”. The announcement was made at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 (WPC) and on the team’s blog at SQL Server codename "Denali" CTP3, including Project "Crescent" is now publically available.
You can download the release at SQL Server Code Name "Denali" CTP3.
Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 tool for cloud and desktop development is coming July 26. The tool is a rapid-application-development (RAD) tool for building business applications.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today thanked partners at Microsoft Corp.’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) for helping make Windows 7 the fastest-selling operating system in history and indicated that with future versions in development, partners can be confident in their bets on Windows for phones, PCs, servers and the cloud.
Ballmer said more than 400 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold in less than two years, and that the best way to prepare customers and prospects for the future is to move all customers to Windows 7.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is now available through all channels. You and your customers will able to purchase a copy of the server through Volume Licensing, Retail, and from most of our OEM partners, with more offers and OEM products becoming available in the next few months.
ISVs build on Windows Small Business Server to add value for small businesses who have up to 25 users.
The second ‘service pack’ (SP2) for Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 focuses on providing customers with a great experience when expanding their on-premises clusters to Windows Azure, and we’ve also included some features for on-premises clusters.
Microsoft has updated our Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone. The Ad SDK June Update makes it easier for developers to earn money and build ad-enabled mobile apps using either Silverlight or the XNA Framework.
Developers will be able to update your retail Windows Phone to Windows Phone Mango pre-release to test your applications.
Coinciding with the update Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools release comes the new beta Windows Phone SDK, a new program via Microsoft Connect will allow you to upgrade your Windows Phone retail device to a pre-release build of Mango.
June 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course. The kit adds new courses on application lifecycle management (ALM).
The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies.
We are happy to announce that the new beta release of the Windows Phone SDK (renamed from 'Windows Phone Developer Tools') is available for download now.
The Windows Azure team has announced change in pricing for the Windows Azure platform that will provide significant cost savings for customers whose cloud applications experience substantial inbound traffic, and customers interested in migrating large quantities of existing data to the cloud.
For billing periods that begin on or after July 1, 2011, all inbound data transfers for both peak and off-peak times will be free.