Final Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Australia, Serbia, and Thailand! 

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Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group. As we wrap up the Windows Server 2012 Community roadshow this month, I’d like to thank our many MVPs who supported it. They’re great speakers and very knowledgeable, and through their continued efforts this roadshow reached every continent but Antarctica. Read more

Windows Server 2012 is here — and so is the Cloud OS 

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Today’s launch of Windows Server 2012 puts a spotlight on the transformational shift underway across the entire IT ecosystem.  This transformation is being driven by an exponential growth of devices used for smarter, more personalized applications, which in turn create an explosion of data and the need for more computing power.  It is a world Read more


Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 

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The other day I was in a conversation where I drew the distinction between reliable and robust.  I hadn’t really thought about it precisely but when asked to articulate the distinction I said that robust was “reliable across a wide range of conditions”.  A lot of what Klaas describes in his blog about RDS reminds Read more


Building Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 

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Operating Systems are platforms delivering experiences, features, and APIs that developers can build upon. Today, many developers take already shipping versions of Windows and deliver cloud computing solutions. Windows Server 2012 is a cloud-optimized OS, which means that developers can deliver much better cloud computing solutions with much less effort. System Center 2012 already delivers Read more


Check out the New Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Website! 

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platformwebsite (   The new site is a comprehensive source for information relating to our private cloudand virtualization solutions, as well as other solutions based on WindowsServer, System Center, Forefront and related products.  It is designed tohelp connect you to relevant information across Read more

The Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest – Begins August 30th, 2011! 

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Your opportunity to win one of two Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Game Console Bundles! Starting next week on August 30th at 9:00 a.m. PST, we’re kicking off ourMicrosoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest. During the contest you’ll have theopportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of Microsoft virtualization, systemsmanagement and private cloud offerings by being the Read more

“Windows Server 8” sneak preview 

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If you’re in IT you are likely pulled between an almost infinite need for more computing power to deliver business solutions and the ever increasing demands for greater agility, higher efficiency and lower costs.  Fortunately, you can now deliver on these seemingly contradictory demands by leveraging the benefits of cloud computing with our public and Read more