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Microsoft has a long tradition of tackling tough challenges at a global scale. We have always focused on how our technology can enrich people's lives, build businesses, and inspire and change the world. Working on the issues of energy use and environmental change provides another oppo...
Recently, the Windows Store blog announced that in the next significant Windows 8 preview release they will be expanding their global coverage with 33 additional app submission locales for developers. Our store services are ramping up as planned--and of course the plan includes rampin...
Learn firsthand how Microsoft management solutions can empower you in your cloud computing journey and help you manage a wide range of different devices in your organization. Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft, returns to keynot...
One Place to download everything you need to build out a test Private Cloud using Microsoft Private Cloud software. I get asked all of the time, hey where is that or that software. We are always coming out with new software you want to try, yes "most" (not all) everything we have you ...
In today's Community Corner, John Weston interviews Microsoft SharePoint MVP, John White to the show. Tune in as they discuss the benefits of Office 365 particularly SharePoint and Lync Online as well as how Business Intelligence will be impacted by cloud computing. If you're interest...
On January 9th, Steve Ballmer announced at CES that we would be shipping Kinect for Windows on February 1st. I am very pleased to report that today version 1.0 of our SDK and runtime were made available for download, and distribution partners in our twelve launch countries are starting...
This is a great list of many blogs of IT Pro Evangelist from around the world! This weekend I have been at planning and training meetings with most of the IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft. I thought I would share a bunch of their blogs.
Have you built your first cloud yet? If not, now is a great time to build out a lab. Go ahead, grab a server (or laptop) and setup you proof of concept. If you have not done it already, it is likely because you are worried about what you will do if you get stuck! Well, fret no more. If...
Two days of free training on Microsoft Private Cloud. Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an excit...
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft Office 365, the company's next-generation cloud productivity service, is the first and only major cloud-based platform to offer leading information privacy and security standards for customers operating in the European Union and United Sta...
Today Microsoft made major announcements on the pricing of System Center 2012. It's now one product, just two SKUs. Today during the "Private Cloud Day" live webcast event, Microsoft announced major change in how we think of and purchase the System Center suite. Summary.. it's no long...
This article is about How Kinect and Surface 2.0 will have impact on the retail experience. From Microsoft Press releases. Throughout the retail and hospitality industries one axiom reigns supreme: The customer is always right. Though dating back to the 19th century, it remains a hall...
Microsoft is having an open house January 28th for people interested in working for the company. We will be hosting an Open House at our Las Colinas, TX campus Saturday, January 28, 2012. This will be an opportunity for prospective candidates to mingle with folks on our team as well a...
This new service allows users to get PC apps on iPad. Need to see redlines in Word? Edit Excel graphs? Present PowerPoint animations? Now you can. Based upon OnLive's instant-action cloud gaming technology, OnLive Desktop delivers a seamless Windows desktop experience, with instant-r...
How is Microsoft using Office 365 internally? How can a Hybrid Cloud combined with Office 365 work to your advantage. In part 2 of this 30 part series we introduced the topic of Hybrid Cloud. That is the combining of Public, Private, and or traditional IT into a system that works for ...
How do you download the latest RC of System Center 2012? Are you ready to try the latest on System Center 2012 Betas and Release Candidates? Go to http://aka.ms/syscntr and get the latest downloads.
PC management from the Cloud. Microsoft Intune is a cloud based service that allows you to remotely manage your desktops. Windows Intune simplifies and helps businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows®cloud services and Windows 7. Windows Intune includes both the cloud service for...
Back in September the team I am on got to visit our "Cloud" Data Center in San Antonio, Texas. Now they wouldn't let us take pictures of the insides, but I have to tell you about some of the things I saw. You have all seen Data Centers, raised floor and lots of air conditioning especia...
We learned to remember the simple things when building a Private Cloud. Don't forget partitioning, setting BIOS to enable Virtualization, and other lessons learned while being COLD! Our Monday got off to a slow start, President Obama was in Silicon Valley to give a "LinkedIn" chat (no...
Well, you have heard all the hype, Cloud this, Cloud that, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, etc., etc., how the heck do you get ready? Your organization might not be ready to move 100% of your servers to someone else's data center yet, but still, what should you be doing NOW for that day ...
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Microsoft's end-to-end service-management product, is your best choice for Windows environments. It works seamlessly with Microsoft infrastructure servers, such as Windows Server, and application servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, helping you...
What is a Hybrid Cloud? We keep hearing about "The Cloud" in IT, and how it is supposed to change things in the next few years. People keep using the terms, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud. What do these really mean? First Public Cloud, this is using someone else's Data C...
Welcome to Day 1 of 30 days of Cloud on Your Terms! Brian Lewis, Matt Hester , Kevin Remde and myself are going to take you through 30 days of Cloud discussion, from public to private to hybrid you are going to hear about it all from a technical aspect and stories from our own experien...