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 advanced storage, networking, virtualization, automation and end user…


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 will be generally available for…


Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing

Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions on August 15. “Release to Manufacturing” means product development and testing of the product is complete and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now…


What’s New for Developers with Office 2013

This week Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social and unlocks modern scenarios in reading, note-taking, meetings and…


Windows 8 Milestones Announced at WPC

Yesterday in Toronto, Canada, at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August. Enterprise customers with Software Assurance benefits will have full access to Windows 8 bits as early as August….


Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

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. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America in Orlando. Experience four days of hands-on training from Microsoft experts. I have put together…


Windows Phone 8 Team Announces Developer Roadmap

Developer tools for the new Windows Phone 8 are coming later this summer and will include a Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 8 and new Visual Studio 11-based development tools. In addition, game developers will profit from supports from popular gaming middleware New features for the developer tools include: Native code support: Windows…


Windows Phone 8 Built on Windows 8

The next release of Windows Phone on the rock-solid technology core of Windows 8, according to the announcement made on the Windows Team Blog, Announcing Windows Phone 8. This new shared core—along with all the extra work we’ve done on top of it—opens up a new world of capabilities, which you don’t have to be…


Partners Offer Data-as-a-Service, Open Source Applications, Linux on Windows Azure

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. has been working closely with the Windows Azure team to explore openness and taking interoperability to a new level. Gianugo describes several announcements in his Port 25 blog post: You can now use software from a new set of data services such as MySQL, CouchDB, and Apache Solr. Microsoft is partnering…


Move Existing Apps to Windows Azure Using New Features Announced

Windows Azure you choice and flexibility to move existing applications or develop new ones using the language and platform of their choice with announcements made today.  This means you can bring your server applications and run them on Windows Azure. ASP.NET, Java, and more. Without you having to make changes to your app. Bill Lang,…