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 been released, with full release along with the System Center 2012…

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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…

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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…

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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 enables you to create a server in the cloud that…

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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 We’re (All) Just Getting Started, Shaw…

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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…

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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”. Partners can drive revenue, expand your customer base, improve your cash flow,…

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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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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 build on Windows Small Business…

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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 systems and tasks. This enables customers to lower their costs while improving datacenter service reliability and predictability….

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