- January 10, 2012
In a move that could spell change for Microsoft's server marketing strategy, longtime Redmond employee Robert Wahbe, corporate vice president of marketing for the Server and Tools group, will be ...
- January 06, 2012
Microsoft's private cloud plans will soon go public. On January 17, the company will host a webcast, titled "Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud," featuring Server and Tools Division ...
- December 20, 2011
When chip-maker AMD released its latest Opteron server chips, based on the Bulldozer architecture, hopes were high that the powerful processor would launch the company into direct competition with ...
- December 16, 2011
Microsoft announced several updates to Azure, its cloud computing platform, this week.
- December 14, 2011
Microsoft closed out Patch Tuesday for 2011 by issuing 13 security bulletins to fix 19 vulnerabilities, three of which were deemed “critical” for Windows and Windows Server 2003.
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- December 09, 2011
The Windows rumor mill kept turning this week, with talk about the Windows 8 beta and the Windows Store. Admins also got a look at the latest version of PowerShell and a preview of Patch Tuesday.
- December 05, 2011
Windows (Server) 8. Hyper-V 3.0. PowerShell. Cloud. It's not too hard to predict what the hot topics will be for Windows admins in 2012 (they have much in common with what we thought would be big ...
- December 02, 2011
By the time ARM-based Windows 8 tablets arrive, will anyone care?
- November 22, 2011
It's no secret that technology companies will go to great lengths to snag top talent, offering extras that range from free on-site meals to gifts of skinny jeans and bicycles. Last week, CNET ...
- November 18, 2011
Admins frustrated with the Windows Update process will welcome the latest Windows 8 news; users of Windows Embedded operating systems should prepare for changes, too.
- November 11, 2011
Will IBM's addition of mainframe support for Windows servers impact your enterprise? And is Silverlight finally dead? Answer these questions and more in this week's news summary.
- November 08, 2011
Microsoft took it easy on Windows Server admins this month releasing only four fixes for the two platforms, but it only issued a workaround for the Duqu vulnerability.
- November 04, 2011
Get the latest on SQL Server SKUs, learn how the Server 8 team prioritized storage, and get a preview of Patch Tuesday in this week's news summary.
- November 04, 2011
Corporate and third-party developers believe Microsoft’s support of the SMB 2.2 protocol could bolster its competitive chances in the cloud and virtualization markets.
- November 02, 2011
Microsoft is improving storage capabilities in Windows Server 8 as well as adding support for the SMB 2.2 protocol. General Manager Thomas Pfenning explains the importance of these changes to IT shops.