Available now: The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Today we are releasing the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 3.0, a supported, freely available solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard disks (VHDs). With the latest release, MVMC 3.0 adds the ability to convert a physical computer running Windows Server 2008 or above, or Windows Vista…


Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Intune Update Available October 18th

Today, Microsoft is excited to announce that on October 18th, eligible customers will able to download Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and use the latest update to Windows Intune. Also on this same day, Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide.  You can find more details on this news…


Windows Azure Service Bus Comes to Windows Server

As you have likely seen by now, every group at Microsoft that touches aspects of our datacenter solutions has been asked to optimize for our new Cloud OS strategy.  Specifically, this means delivering a common set of technologies across a variety of deployment platform.  This can be a customer’s datacenter, their hosting partner’s datacenter or…


Announcing the Public Availability of Workflow Manager 1.0

Today is a great day in my organization as we’re able to publically announce the release of Workflow Manager 1.0, which is now available for download.  Workflow Manager 1.0 allows you to host and manage long-running Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) applications.  Workflow Manager was designed to meet the scale and multi-tenant needs of your modern…


System Center 2012 SP1 Beta available – evaluate with Windows Server 2012

Microsoft’s Private Cloud is built on the industry leading foundation of Windows Server and System Center. The System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) update enables System Center to run on and manage the final version of Windows Server 2012, released earlier this week. System Center 2012 SP1 brings System Center manageability to many new…


Windows Server 2012 Facts and Figures

With the the launch of Windows Server 2012 this week, customers are already using Windows Server 2012 to realize the promise of cloud computing. Our team developed this infographic showcasing just some of the success. We hope you enjoy!   The Server & Cloud Platform Team  


Windows Server 2012 is here — and so is the Cloud OS

Today’s launch of Windows Server 2012 puts a spotlight on the transformational shift underway across the entire IT ecosystem.  This transformation is being driven by an exponential growth of devices used for smarter, more personalized applications, which in turn create an explosion of data and the need for more computing power.  It is a world…


The Evolving Role of IT as Cloud Innovator

This year I have the honor of delivering two keynotes to nearly 5,000 IT professionals at the annual Microsoft Management Summit (MMS).  I’m excited, not just because this is the largest gathering we’ve ever had at MMS, but because of the opportunities the future holds for all of us in the IT business. At last…


Storage and Continuous Availability Enhancements in Windows Server 8

Greetings from the Storage Developer Conference, where I had the opportunity to introduce attendees to some of the new storage capabilities in “Windows Server 8.”  Following Bill Laing’s post introducing the product, I would like to share more about our investments to give customers more unified, flexible, and cost-efficient solutions that can deliver enterprise-class storage…