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Cloud Computing Reality Check: Microsoft Servers Crushed By Windows 7 Downloads

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You could consider this a positive sign for Microsoft (MSFT): Interest in the recently announced public availability of Windows 7 Beta has been so strong that Microsoft’s servers failed under the load, leaving Windows engineers scrambling to add capacity. Microsoft has been actively stoking interest in Windows 7 Beta, and they must have known interest […]

Microsoft’s 2009 To-Do List Includes Services, Virtualization

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Microsoft has a lot on its plate for 2009, including establishing Windows 7, Windows Azure, and Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 It has been a year of transition for Microsoft in 2008, with the biggest being co-founder and company icon Bill Gates stepping aside and Ray Ozzie assuming the role of chief software architect. On […]

What’s New with Microsoft Virtualization, and Cloud Computing Podcast with Microsoft’s David Greschler

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In episode 66, Douglas Brown interviews David Greschler, Director of Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft.   Doug and David discuss what’s new with Microsoft Virtualization and Microsoft Cloud Computing!   David and Doug also discuss the following subjects: What’s New with Microsoft Virtualization, App-V, and Hyper-V System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (formally known […]

Windows Azure Is Much More Important Than Windows 7

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If you were to base your opinion on what was the most important announcement at Microsoft’s Professional Developers’ Conference last week in Los Angeles, you might conclude that it was Windows 7. To a certain extent, that makes sense. If Windows Vista proved a difficult operating system for customers and reflected negatively on Microsoft, then […]

VMware: Windows Azure More Smoke than Cloud

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Now that Microsoft has finally embraced the concept of cloud computing with the unveiling of the Windows Azure platform, a new battleground is emerging for the hearts (and wallets) of IT professionals. After ridiculing cloud-based applications like Google Apps, Microsoft has had a change of heart and clambered aboard the cloud computing bandwagon. Microsoft CEO […]

Microsoft’s Azure: Cloud Computing, The Internet, and You

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There has been some discussion of cloud computing recently as Microsoft revealed Azure, their attempt to chip away at Google’s unyielding grasp on the hosted services sector. Centralized computing changes the way people compute their data, simplifying the process and reducing the need for desktop software. Is this the new model for generating revenue in […]

Dell Will Build the Microsoft Azure Cloud

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Cloud computing means a lot of things to a lot of people these days, but if this catch-phrase-of-the-moment has one goal, it’s to make huge numbers of independent servers and related storage to support millions of users in such a way that they neither know nor care about how the underlying iron and its software […]

Microsoft Interoperability and Cloud Computing

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Last week at our semi-regular Professional Developer’s Conference, several announcements have been made regarding Microsoft’s newest foray into cloud computing, Microsoft Azure. From the announcement: "The Azure Services Platform has been built from the ground up with interoperability in mind. With its standards-based and interoperable approach, the services platform supports multiple Internet protocols, including HTTP, […]

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure: Cloud Computing

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Microsoft on Monday announced a version of Windows that runs over the Internet from inside Microsoft’s own data centers. Dubbed Windows Azure, it’s less a replacement for the operating system that runs on one’s own PC than it is an alternative for developers, intended to let them write programs that live inside Microsoft’s data centers […]

Microsoft and Dell Extend Hybrid Cloud System Family with CPS Standard

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One year and one day from the announcement of the Microsoft Cloud Platform System, we are happy to expand the CPS family of hybrid cloud systems. Today at Dell World, Satya Nadella joined Michael Dell on stage to talk about new solutions and investments Microsoft and Dell are jointly making to bring customers into the […]

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