Want to Spend a Day Learning About Azure? For Free?!

On October 21st, 2014, Microsoft will be hosting AzureConf 2014, a free event for the Azure community, as well as any developer or IT decision maker who simply wants to learn more about Azure and cloud computing. If you haven’t heard by now, Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you…

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An early look at the future of the datacenter from Microsoft

At a Microsoft event earlier today, the Windows team shared new information on the direction of Windows in the enterprise. Likewise, we in the Cloud + Enterprise team would like to start sharing the direction for our datacenter products, anchored on Windows Server and System Center, as we continue to deliver against our Cloud OS…

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Gartner names Microsoft a leader in Four Magic Quadrants

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve shared with you our vision for the software defined datacenter and talked about how our approach to hybrid cloud can help you transform your business into a more flexible enterprise of the future. It is our belief that our Cloud OS vision, built on the foundation of Windows…

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Microsoft Invites You to Join the Cloud Conversation!

The 4th annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey has just been launched by North Bridge and GigaOM Research. We are participating in this survey because your feedback on cloud computing is important to us and the industry.  Microsoft and 60 other collaborators want to hear from you on your plans for cloud implementation, your move…

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Cloudy with a Chance of Confusion

I was reading a magazine last week when I stumbled upon ads from three different IT vendors, all promoting their cloud solutions. I had a pretty hard time telling them apart – they all used similar language, and seemed to be making more or less the same promises. I’m pretty sure that if you swapped…

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One Stop Shopping for Microsoft Server and Cloud Community Resources

Providing information to our community is important to us.  There are a number of channels we use to get the word out on promotions, great technical content, and fun contests. The Microsoft Server and Cloud business is growing, as is the community of developers and IT professionals. We recently launched a number of new areas on…

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Private, Public or Hybrid – Why Not Let Customers Decide?

As competition in the cloud space heats up, things are looking better than ever for customers, as they have access to increasingly better solutions and hence, more choice. However, this competition is making at least one vendor uncomfortable – how else does one explain recent comments from an AWS executive that private clouds are “ill-advised”…

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Building Quality at Scale with Brad Anderson

Microsoft products are being developed and delivered in a shorter period of time than ever before.  The business demands that, and you might be wondering just how we are getting this accomplished. Microsoft VP Brad Anderson is going to answer many of these questions and more over the next few weeks.  We’re starting today with…

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TechEd Europe 2013 Launches with Cloud OS Product Previews, Partner Announcements, and Customer Case Studies

Welcome to TechEd Europe 2013 being held in Madrid, Spain June 25-28, 2013.  We have a lot of information to share this week on Microsoft products and services that comprise our Cloud OS vision. In addition to the great session content, we also have announcements as well as partner and customer information we think you…

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Imitation, Flattery and the Real Cloud OS

It has been said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If that is true, then we are certainly feeling flattered, but that feeling is vying neck and neck with a feeling of confusion. Earlier today, HP announced their foray into the “CloudOS” space with an OpenStack-based offer that purports to be a…

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