System Center 2012 Ships for Your Private Cloud

Microsoft System Center 2012 is now available for evaluation and purchase, to create private clouds. The announcement was made by Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson at Microsoft Management Summit this week. He discussed how IT professionals can evolve their roles with cloud computing to help their businesses be more competitive. More information about System Center…

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New IT Pro, Developer Certifications Reflect Career Moves to the Cloud

New Microsoft certifications offer IT Pros and developers a way to move your career to the cloud. In particular, a new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) is a reinvented certification for today’s technology solutions. Microsoft has reinvented its certification program by building a broader and deeper set of technology solutions skills validation, starting with cloud-enabled…

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Last Chance TechEd North America Early Bird Discount Expires Tomorrow

The $200 Early Bird Savings will expire in only a few more days (February 29) for TechEd North America.  Please help us capitalize on our biggest registration driver by reminding your customers of the substantial savings. Take advantage of the $200 Early Bird Savings ending February 29. Join in the Pre-Conference Seminar to help get…

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Register Today for TechEd -- Discount Available Through February

Microsoft TechEd North America 2012 is a unique opportunity for you to gain comprehensive knowledge across the breadth of Microsoft products, solutions, and services.  The event is in Orlando, FL June 11 –14. Save $200 if you register for TechEd before February 2012. TechEd also offers you an invaluable opportunity to exchange ideas with your…

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New Wiki Provides SQL 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book

A new Wiki serves as a launching point for the many offerings for developers and IT Pros to discover and learn the new features of SQL Server 2012. Rather than announcing new bits of content on various blogs, we will simply update the SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cookbook wiki so there is one place…

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Release Candidate for System Center 2012 Key Building Block in Your Private Cloud Strategy

System Center 2012 Release Candidate (RC) joins Hyper-V and Windows Server as key building blocks for Microsoft’s private cloud strategy. ISVs are building out their cloud strategy by selling software for deployment to on premises or cloud customer sites, selling subscriptions through their own hosted solution, or by using Platform as a Service offering of…

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ISV Case Study: Security-Enhanced, Cost-Effective Hybrid Storage with Windows Azure Storage

Enterprises need cost-effective primary storage for a SharePoint, Fileservers, and Virtual machines. And they are turning to a combination on premises storage solutions with Windows Azure storage. StorSimple’s appliance dramatically reduces storage and maintenance costs while helping organizations simplify data storage environments. The Problem How do you store the data you need most often so…

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Microsoft IT Showcase Shows How Microsoft Is Using Windows Azure

Many times, ISVs ask me about how Microsoft is using Windows Azure. A recent blog post shares best practices and cost saving scenarios is to help customers make decisions about how best to plan for, deploy, and manage Microsoft solutions in their own environment. The post, New Microsoft IT Showcase Articles Detail How Windows Azure…

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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 is built on Windows Server, Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center to help…

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Greatest Hits for Office 365 at TechEd 2011, Getting Started with Office 365

Now that Office 365 is in Beta, we’ve seen increased demand for information about the service and the platform.  TechEd North America 2011 was no exception, with packed sessions that covered both IT Pro and Developer topics on SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online. Below you’ll find links to the hot Office 365 sessions…

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