January Newsletter – Cloud Computing and the New Decade

We have left the century’s introductory decade behind us. Will the Cloud be massively adopted during the 2010s? Let’s take a look what industry experts have to say. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Cloud Computing January 2010   Cloud Computing and the New Decade Dear Architect, Greetings and happy…


[Network World] Microsoft Begins Paving Path for IT, Cloud Integration

Microsoft launched at PDC a serious effort to build IT into its cloud plans by introducing technologies that help connect existing corporate networks and cloud services to make them look like a single infrastructure. "Azure is looking at the second wave," says Ray Valdes, an analyst with Gartner. "That wave is what happens after raw…


Exchange Server 2010 Available

At the Microsoft Tech•Ed Europe 2009 conference in Germany, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop announced that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide to help businesses reduce costs, protect communications and delight e-mail users. Along with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010 is part of a generation of solutions…


System Health: Windows 7 First ‘Self-Healing’ OS

Wouldn’t it be nice if the software could fix itself, or at least point to the problem and suggest how you can fix it? Increasingly, it can. And with the launch last week of Windows 7, Microsoft customers are finding a whole new world when it comes to getting software support at their fingertips. Lori…


The Economist on How Win7 Marks the End of an Era and the Beginning of a Battle in the Clouds

Much of computing will no longer be done on personal computers in homes and offices, but in the “cloud”: huge data centres housing vast storage systems and hundreds of thousands of servers, the powerful machines that dish up data over the internet. Web-based e-mail, social networking and online games are all examples of what are…


[NetworkWorld] Microsoft, Red Hat Seal the Deal on Interoperability

Operating systems, hypervisors now can be mixed and matched. Eight months after announcing they would make their virtualization wares interoperable, Microsoft and Red Hat delivered the goods Wednesday on their first major collaboration. The two companies announced they have completed testing and validation and that they now fully support virtualization environments that combine Microsoft Windows…


Design Microsoft Infrastructure Using a Prescriptive Architectural Approach

The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides complement Microsoft’s step-by-step product documentation, with an architectural design approach. The guides lead you to an infrastructure design that is optimized for your performance and fault tolerance requirements and is right for your business.   Microsoft provides extensive documentation for its infrastructure products, including the newly-released Windows Server 2008…


[ComputerWorld] Enterprise early adopters start commenting on Windows 7

Microsoft Corp. today touted the experience of enterprises that have already started to deploy its coming operating system, Windows 7. The software maker also released a study it commissioned to Forrester Consulting, an arm of analyst firm Forrester Research Inc., that looks at the coming needs of large enterprises — needs that Microsoft believes Windows…


Collaboration: Enhanced Auditing and Other Improvements in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

FROM THE EXCHANGE CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCE TEAM- We are pleased to announce the release of Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2007. This marks an important milestone in the development process for Exchange Server 2007. Our team has provided a couple of blog posts here and here outlining what is available in this service pack release. During…