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November 5, 2013  8:07 PM

Ship my drives: Windows Azure import and export service enters preview



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows Azure

If it's stored in the cloud, it ships. Microsoft's Windows Azure Storage team debuted an import/export service for transporting large Azure blobs in to and out of...

November 1, 2013  1:45 PM

October in review: the top Windows Server news and features



Posted by: Toni Boger
Azure, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Patch Tuesday, Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2

In our monthly feature, we highlight the most popular with our Windows Server followers from the previous month. For October, admins kept busy by catching up on things like Microsoft's cloud plans, the company's new schedule for upgrades and Windows Server features trying to impact the tablet...


March 5, 2013  6:04 PM

Windows Azure adds two factor authentication, new features



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Azure platform, Windows Azure, Windows Server

Windows Azure identity management has lagged behind the mature on-premises Active Directory. But Microsoft has made strides to make both access management options equal citizens (and in turn, is making the cloud offering more appetizing to weary administrators). The company


March 1, 2013  2:24 PM

February in review: The top searchWindowsServer news and tips



Posted by: Toni Boger
Patch Tuesday, PowerShell, Windows Azure, windows server 2012

For our monthly feature, we round up the most popular content from the previous month and share it with you. In February, our readers were most interested in the latest batch of Patch Tuesday bulletins, getting around Window Server 2012'S GUI, what the language in Azure's cloud data privacy...


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 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


July 11, 2012  4:16 PM

Windows Server gets access to new Azure services



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Azure platform, cloud computing strategy, Microsoft, Windows Azure, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2, windows server 2012

Weather.com may only be able to give an accurate forecast for the next 10 days, but Microsoft has already given IT pros a hint of what to expect this fall: Clouds. Lots of clouds. When Windows Server 2012 releases in September, it will come with tighter ties to the company's Windows Azure cloud...


June 6, 2012  6:03 PM

What to expect at TechEd North America 2012



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, Microsoft Certification, office 15, office 365, SharePoint, System Center 2012, TechEd, Windows 8, Windows Azure, windows server 2012

As anyone who's been to TechEd will attest, the event is not a sprint; it's a marathon. With hundreds of technical sessions, workshops, labs and vendors, the annual Microsoft event doesn't lack quantity. But what's actually worth paying attention...


February 14, 2012  3:44 PM

Windows IT: Where is the love?



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Hyper-V, Microsoft, Twitter, VMware, Windows, Windows Azure, Windows Server

When it comes to online discussions of Microsoft and Windows, negativity is pretty much the norm. If you've read any articles recently about a new Microsoft feature or product, this should come as little surprise. Typically, within a comment or two you'll find someone predicting how the company...


October 7, 2011  3:03 PM

Windows Server Spotlight: Azure, PowerShell and more in this week’s news



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Cloud Computing, Interop, PowerShell, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Azure, Windows Server, Windows Server 8

You want to know what's happening with the world of Windows Server administration, but you don't have the time to sift through your RSS and

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