The Windows Server Notebook:

October, 2012


October 24, 2012  2:29 PM

Microsoft rolls out third Hadoop preview for Azure and Windows Server

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Azure, big data, System Center, Windows Server

Microsoft's big data products inched closer to a public release today, as the company released refreshed previews of Hadoop products. They also gained new names:

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October 10, 2012  10:52 PM

Ballmer: Microsoft ‘a devices and services company’

Posted by: Stuart Johnston
Cloud Computing, windows server 2012

By Stuart J. Johnston, Senior News Writer It's not as though it wasn't already apparent, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has made it official: Microsoft's future lies beyond Windows in the realms of devices and services. That was the message Tuesday when

October 10, 2012  3:19 PM

Azure services for Windows Server 2012 hit beta

Posted by: Stuart Johnston
Windows Azure, windows server 2012

By Stuart J. Johnston, Senior News Writer Microsoft this week began beta testing a set of cloud features designed to give Windows Server 2012 customers the ability to provide Windows Azure services to users. The additions for Azure, first announced  last spring, will enable...

October 9, 2012  6:22 PM

Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Small Business Server replacement, hits RTM

Posted by: Toni Boger
windows server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Essentials was released to manufacturing and will be generally available in less than a month, Microsoft said Tuesday. Sinead O'Donovan, director of program management for Windows Server Essentials, said Essentials will be

October 4, 2012  7:19 PM

October brings one critical, six important fixes for Patch Tuesday

Posted by: Toni Boger
Microsoft Office, Patch Tuesday, SharePoint, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Halloween entails kids trick-or-treating for candy, but administrators will get some treats from Microsoft in this month's Patch Tuesday to avoid potentially harmful tricks. According to an advance security...

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October 3, 2012  6:54 PM

On-premises Hadoop for Windows Server resurfaces

Posted by: Toni Boger
big data, Windows Azure, Windows Server

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

October 3, 2012  4:01 PM

September in review: top news, reviews and tips

Posted by: Toni Boger
PowerShell, System Center 2012, windows server 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 release of Windows Server 2012. Here are last month's most popular pieces. Windows Server...


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