Explore Azure Stack—and much more—at Microsoft Ignite

What do you want to learn at Microsoft Ignite 2016? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of Azure Stack? Strengthen your defenses against hackers? Make better use of PaaS? Discuss real-world questions with product experts, in person? Challenge your strategic thinking? Perfect. All of that—and more—is waiting for you in Atlanta. The full session…

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Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner’s Server Virtualization Magic Quadrant for Fifth Consecutive Year

Microsoft’s datacenter platform technology is critical to IT. Windows Server is the most broadly deployed server OS on the planet and 2 out of every 3 enterprise seats are covered with System Center. We believe that cost savings and the ability to simply modernize IT assets continually bring customers such as King County and UConn…

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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…

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Available now: The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

Today we are releasing the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 2.0, 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). Did you know that Hyper-V has had four times the growth of VMware’s ESX over the past three years? In fact, in…

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Hyper-V Leads the Virtualization Market in Latin America

Hyper-V is now ranked number one in Latin America for x86 virtualization, with 44.10% of the market share for Q3 2013, according to the IDC study “Latin America Server Virtualization Tracker Q3 2013.” During this period, Microsoft has for the first time closed the gap with its closest competitor. The IDC study also shows that…

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Analyst Recognition for Microsoft Virtualization Tools

Hardware and software virtualization is core to building modern datacenters. In order to fully take advantage of the Cloud OS vision, we have continued to invest in Windows Server, Hyper-V and System Center.  It’s great to see we are getting recognition for that hard work. See Brad Anderson’s recent blog post, “New Magic Quadrant from…

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Lufthansa Systems Boosts Customer Satisfaction with Private Cloud

Cloud computing is catching on like wildfire. Indeed, the global cloud computing market is expected to grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester Research. As interest in cloud computing increases, a key challenge hosted service providers face is keeping up with the skyrocketing number of customers. Lufthansa Systems,…

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Dear Windows Server 2003 – It’s Not Me, It’s You

Dear Windows Server 2003, Ten years ago, Microsoft brought you into my life.  You were new, fresh, interesting – the server OS of my dreams.  You dramatically improved Active Directory to truly enable single sign-on within my enterprise, and introduced me to Hyper Threading, IPv6, the Microsoft .NET Framework, and the key technologies that have…

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Are you betting your datacenter on a wooden racquet?

I’m an avid tennis fan, and with the Australian Open into its second week, it will come as no surprise (least of all to my wife) that tennis is top of mind for me right now. I recently read an article on the evolution of tennis racquets over the history of the game. It turns out…

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Q & A – Featured Guest Aidan Finn

As a follow up to his first conversation with guest Rand Morimoto of Convergent Computing, Joel Sider, Senior Marketing Manager, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, continues his discussion of best practices when implementing virtualization and private/hybrid cloud solutions with MVP and long-time industry consultant, Aidan Finn.  Aidan Finn Bio: Aidan Finn, MVP, has been working…

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