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  • Blog Post: Beta for Hosting Providers Offers Windows Azure Services for Windows Server

    Microsoft is bringing Windows Azure Web Sites, Virtual Machines, the Service Management Portal and API to Windows Server, enabling Hosting Service Providers to easily deliver high density website hosting and Infrastructure as a Service scenarios in a Windows Server-based environment. The beta has just...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Powers the Cloud OS

    Today in a global online launch event Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012. The new server is built from the cloud up for the modern datacenter. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server operating system and introduces...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Launch Event Coming Online September 4

    Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing. That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week. We will also make the software available to our volume licensing customers in the next couple of weeks. Windows Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: How to Sign up for the New Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    My colleague Hanu Kommalapati provides the step by step instructions on how to go from your Windows Azure account and add the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines features. See Sign-up Process for Azure Virtual Machines Preview . About Windows Azure Virtual Machine Windows Azure Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: PC Celebrates 30 Years Today

    Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Corporate Communications, Frank Shaw, wrote a blog post on Wednesday looking back on the past 30 years of personal computing. The IBM 5150 personal computer was unveiled August 12, thirty years ago. In the post, The IBM PC is 30 Years Old – And...
  • Blog Post: Learn to Build Your Private Cloud at TechNet Sessions in Western US

    Cloud Power! What are the options? Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud? Which one is right for your business? Join us as we discuss the basics of cloud infrastructures and the details of how to build your own private cloud. In 4 hours we will build a private cloud with you! We will talk about...
  • Blog Post: New Sales Incentives Offered Through Microsoft Partner Network

    The Microsoft Partner Network announced new incentive programs for Gold partners. The announcement made at Worldwide Partner Conference provides incentives for partners to help customers move to the public cloud on Windows Azure, private cloud on Windows Server Hyper-V, and SQL Server “Denali”...
  • Blog Post: Roadmap to Transition to the Cloud, Windows Server 8, System Center Beta Announced

    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...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Ships

    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...
  • Blog Post: Roadmap – Updates Announced for Data Center at Tech•Ed

    Announcements this week at Tech•Ed included new products for System Center, Forefront, and new support for Linux-based CentOS in Hyper-V. The announcements include: System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis) provides an IT process automation platform that orchestrates workflows across...
  • Blog Post: SP For High Performance Computing Provides Massively Parallel Programs in Azure

    The beta for the second service pack (SP2) of Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 software and the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 is now publicly available. The service pack provides improved reliability as well as an enhanced feature set including: The service pack provides improved reliability as well...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack for the Free Hyper-V Server Ships with Dynamic Memory, RemoteFX

    The free standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 has shipped with two features that enhance your virtualization scenarios: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. These features help you better utilize memory resources of Hyper-V hosts and provide rich end user experience for VDI and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Roadmap

    Microsoft is announcing the final names, licensing and estimated availability for the next generation of the Small Business Server family currently in public preview. Pricing and additional user information can be found at the team’s announcement Announcing Windows Small Business Server 2011 ....
  • Blog Post: Windows Server AppFabric Training Kit Online, Downloadable

    We have just released a full online (and downloadable) training kit for Windows Server AppFabric . This kit is comprised of the 4-day technical training course that explains all about the new capabilities in Windows Server AppFabric. It includes the lab exercises and the full HD streaming of recordings...
  • Blog Post: High Performance Computing Adds Cloud with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

    Microsoft announced the availability of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 today at High Performance Computing Financial Markets Conference. Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite is the third version of Microsoft’s solution for high performance computing (HPC). Built on Windows Server® 2008 R2 64-bit...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server AppFabric Candidate Ships

    Windows Server AppFabric Release Candidate was announced today at Application Infrastructure Virtual Launch Event . The final availability will follow in June. Windows Server AppFabric provides improved speed, elastic scale and high availability for Web applications through new, distributed caching...
  • Blog Post: Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 Supports Visual Studio 2010

    Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 package has been released. The updated WIF works with .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. The announcement was made on the Federated Identity and the Identity Metasystem Team 's blog at Announcing the Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 targeting Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Single Sign-On Simplified With AD FS 2.0

    Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) has been finalized and is now available for download. This is the server part of how you can handle identity in your applications. AD FS 2.0 is a role in Windows Server that simplifies access and single sign-on to both on-premises and cloud-based...
  • Blog Post: See How to Call PowerShell Scripts From Your Application

    Join James Brundage, Tester from the Windows PowerShell team, and me for a quick introduction to how embed PowerShell within your C# application. See how you can easily reference the PowerShell assembly and start embedding PowerShell cmdlets inside of a C# application with PowerShell V2. C# Sample Code...
  • Blog Post: Computational Apps Scale with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

    Scientists, engineers and analysts tackling complex, data-intensive problems need more computational power to be successful. Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 provides the answer. HPC is designed for high-end applications that require high performance computing clusters. The second beta for Windows HPC Server...
  • Blog Post: PHP on Windows Training Kit Updated

    The PHP on Windows Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. This release includes: PHP & SQL Server Demos Integrating SQL Server Geo-Spatial with...
  • Blog Post: Build, Distribute Demos on VHD

    The VHD Test Drive Program provides ISVs with the opportunity to build virtual appliances that contain Microsoft and partner software and distribute the software stack as a virtual hard disk (.vhd) to customers and channel partners. You can provide your customers with an enhanced Windows Server-based...
  • Blog Post: Simplify Your URLs with IIS URL Rewriter 2.0

    Microsoft just announced the final release of IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RTW . URL Rewriter is an extension for IIS that makes Web addresses simple for customers to remember and search engines to find. URL Rewriter will help Web administrators implement simple and consistent Web addresses, generate customer...
  • Blog Post: Essential Business Server Development Ending

    Microsoft will be ending development of our midmarket-focused Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) on June 30. The announcement was made by the Windows Essential Business Server Team Blog, New IT Trends Bring Change to Mid-Market Product Line . Essential Business Server combined several Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server AppFabric CTP Updated

    Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 is available at the Microsoft Download Center at Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 . First publicized at PDC 2009, Windows Server AppFabric is a set of application services focused on improving the speed, scale, and management of Web, Composite, and Enterprise applications...
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