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  • September 14, 2011 14 Sep'11

    Microsoft showcases Windows Server 8 with new sense of purpose

    Can Windows Server 8 bring Microsoft into the cloud era? With development of the new OS, the company aims to change the way IT shops deliver apps.

  • September 08, 2011 08 Sep'11

    Windows Server 8 should be full of surprises

    Microsoft has been ramping up the hype machine, looking to promote Windows 8 (server and client) as the next operating systems of choice for both the desktop and the enterprise.

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Microsoft's BUILD agenda remains under wraps -- but here's a guess

    Microsoft kicks off its sold-out BUILD Conference in Anaheim next week with…well, we're not sure exactly with what. The company has been particularly stingy with details on the event, failing to ...

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    SCOM 2012 beta: Improved, but not revolutionary

    The latest beta of System Center Operations Manager 2012 from Microsoft is out and testers are weighing in: think evolutionary not revolutionary.

  • July 21, 2011 21 Jul'11

    Microsoft focuses on virtualization with Windows Server 8

    The first public showing of Windows Server 8 indicates Microsoft plans to significantly pump up its virtualization capabilities, but it must avoid licensing landmines ala VMware.

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  • June 20, 2011 20 Jun'11

    Will Microsoft's messaging monopoly devolve into a mere utility?

    Microsoft has an iron grip on the desktop and now the messaging-collaboration market, but its fortunes could fade if it can't generate new services based on those products.

  • June 14, 2011 14 Jun'11

    Microsoft’s June patches fix Windows Server 2008 flaws

    Windows administrators keep their jobs this month thanks to a hefty 34 security fixes to some mainstay products, including Windows Server 2008 and R2.

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Can Windows Server HPC broaden Azure's appeal?

    Microsoft's Azure platform has generally received good reviews from many IT shops and third party developers and appears to be gaining mindshare despite a band of fierce competitors including ...

  • May 19, 2011 19 May'11

    Data off premise no longer taboo for change averse Microsoft shops

    As Microsoft shops take their first steps toward the cloud, many feel more comfortable putting critical data in the hands of third party providers.

  • May 17, 2011 17 May'11

    Can SCUPdates survive VMware's Shavlik buy?

    Though many IT shops use products from both VMware and Shavlik Technologies, some worry that VMware may not care to keep SCUPdates, a third-party patch tool that extends SCCM.

  • May 11, 2011 11 May'11

    IT pros seek details on Microsoft cloud computing strategy

    Windows managers want Microsoft to pull together its cloud story into a cohesive whole. The company is expected to flesh out its plans at this year’s TechEd conference.

  • May 02, 2011 02 May'11

    Microsoft hopes storage spec gets a boost under SCVMM 2012

    Microsoft believes its SMI-S specification can address the needs of Windows shops with multi-vendor storage needs, but it will need support from storage vendors to make it happen.

  • April 19, 2011 19 Apr'11

    Microsoft's next major threat could be its own cloud computing strategy

    We have heard this talk before, of course: Microsoft's power and influence has peaked and the company is on a slow slide into irrelevancy. The latest chatter about this started late last week with ...

  • March 09, 2011 09 Mar'11

    A few more Opalis tidbits before MMS 2011

    For a recent article on Opalis and third-party integration, I spoke with Microsoft director Robert Reynolds to learn about the company’s strategy for the automation technology going forward. The ...

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    With Opalis, Microsoft bids for cross-platform credibility

    Big enterprises are not pure Windows shops. Microsoft hopes its investment in Opalis Software will extend its reach in systems management and boost integration across platforms.

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