The Windows Server Notebook:

October, 2012

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October 24, 2012  2:29 PM

Microsoft rolls out third Hadoop preview for Azure and Windows Server

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

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’

Jeremy Stanley Stuart Johnston Profile: Stuart Johnston

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

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October 10, 2012  3:19 PM

Azure services for Windows Server 2012 hit beta

Jeremy Stanley Stuart Johnston Profile: Stuart Johnston

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

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

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

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October 4, 2012  7:19 PM

October brings one critical, six important fixes for Patch Tuesday

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

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

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

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

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October 3, 2012  4:01 PM

September in review: top news, reviews and tips

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

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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