- October 03, 2012
After ten months of silence, the public finally has a glimpse of what Microsoft has been up to with Hadoop. Hadoop for Windows Server is in the private preview stage, Mary Jo Foley reported. It ...
- October 03, 2012
In our new feature, we'll round up the most popular content of the previous month and share it with you. For September, our most popular pieces had to do with (surprise!) the Sept. 4 general ...
- September 28, 2012
In recognition that server upgrades can be glacially slow, Microsoft extended Windows Server 2008 support as it rolls out the OS' heir apparent.
- September 24, 2012
We’ve heard it from plenty of IT pros in the last year: they like what they see in Windows Server 2012, but they’re just not ready to jump ship. If they needed another reason to stay within the ...
- September 18, 2012
IT pros itching to manage Windows Server 2012 with System Center 2012 can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but will still have to wait a bit.
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- September 17, 2012
Since the general availability of Windows Server 2012, companies have revealed new products that will run with the support of this Windows Server version and its cloud capabilities. We compiled a ...
- September 12, 2012
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 receives a patch, plus Microsoft delivered a beta version of a service pack for the 2012 edition of the product.
- September 10, 2012
User Experience-Virtualization will hit general availability in the fourth quarter when Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 ships, Microsoft said last week. According to a blog post by Karri ...
- September 06, 2012
September will be a light month for Patch Tuesdays with a mere two bulletins and nothing ranked at a "critical" level, according to an advance security bulletin Microsoft released Thursday. The ...
- August 31, 2012
Server sales have been down in recent months but the new Windows Server launch may restart x86 server hardware purchases -- as soon as IT gets done testing it.
- August 23, 2012
Not satisfied with releasing 2012 editions of Windows Server and desktop Windows to manufacturing, Microsoft has revamped its logo for the first time in 25 years. In a post on Microsoft's corporate ...
- August 17, 2012
Microsoft reorganized the Server and Tools unit of the company this week, after completing the final code of that unit’s marquee products earlier this month. The changes, first reported by Mary Jo ...
- August 15, 2012
Microsoft patches addressed vulnerabilities across its Internet Explorer, Exchange and Office applications this Patch Tuesday.
- August 01, 2012
Microsoft said Wednesday Windows Server 2012 has hit the release-to-manufacturing stage of development and that it will be generally available on September 4. All code is complete and being ...
- July 12, 2012
Windows news made big headlines this week, but the most significant story had to do with downsizing.