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DockerCon 2017: Simplifying Containerization for Enterprises

Since the launch of Windows Server 2016 six months ago, adoption has been nothing short of amazing. Customers like Tyco started adopting Windows containers even before general availability and in day two of DockerCon 2017, Northern Trust highlighted their own success with containers on Microsoft Azure with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE).  The list of customers...

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Microsoft and Docker offer supported Docker Engine to Windows Server 2016 customers

Today, as part of the launch of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft and Docker are announcing an expansion of our partnership to enable customers to run Docker containers on Windows Server. As part of a new agreement, Microsoft and Docker will make the Commercially Supported Docker Engine (CS Docker Engine) available to Windows Server 2016 customers...

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What’s New in 2012 R2: Hybrid Networking Innovations

Networking is at the core of everything most of us use in the office or at home.  Today billions of connections are made with smartphones, slates, notebook computers and servers.  Network diversity is a necessity to support a Cloud OS vision and all of the customer and partner requirements. This week Microsoft VP Brad Anderson...

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Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Intune Update Available October 18th

Today, Microsoft is excited to announce that on October 18th, eligible customers will able to download Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and use the latest update to Windows Intune. Also on this same day, Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide.  You can find more details on this news...

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Top Picks from TechEd 2013: VP Brad Anderson and Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover

In this week’s Top Picks from TechEd 2013, we are going to circle back to the opening keynote Microsoft VP Brad Anderson delivered, and a foundation session delivered by Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover. Despite a sea of changes in cloud computing, device proliferation, and the explosion of data, IT pros and developers still live...

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Focusing in on the New Windows Server 2012 R2 Innovations – Download Now

There are quite a few products that make up the Microsoft Cloud OS vision. Windows Server 2012 R2 is in preview right now and ready for your evaluation.  If you are looking for information on R2, we have been rolling out detailed information though Brad Anderson’s What’s New in 2012 R2 blog series.  That will...

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What’s New in 2012 R2: Brad Anderson on Identity Management for Hybrid IT

Before the internet explosion, directories were important for grouping and managing principles.  Principles came in the form of people, printers, email boxes and a number of other physical and logical device types.  As the internet explosion occurred, building relationships with customers and partners became important so the number of entity types managed in a directory...

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What’s New in 2012 R2: Going Deep on the Microsoft IaaS Service Provider and Tenant Admin Experience

Yesterday Microsoft VP Brad Anderson and Erin Chapple detailed some key Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) scenarios for a High Performance Storage Fabric, Scalable Storage on Commodity Hardware, and End-to-end Storage Management in the post, “What’s New in 2012 R2: IaaS Innovations.”  It’s an excellent read and sets the stage nicely for today’s post. Today...

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What’s New in 2012 R2: Microsoft IaaS Investments and Innovations

The move to a service provider model is one of the most significant shifts we are seeing in data centers around the world. This is occurring as two key developments are afoot:  First, many organizations are making moves to use Service Provider and public cloud capacity, and Second, there is an internal shift within organizations...

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