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Jun 11, 2012

TechEd 2012: Microsoft Touts Windows Server 2012, InTune, and Azure Improvements

Delivering the keynote address at the sold-out Microsoft TechED conference here in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft's President of the Server and Tools Business unit, Satya Nadella, told attendees that the IT industry is entering a "new era of connected devices and continuous services."...More
May 14, 2012

Microsoft Study Attempts to Dispel Cloud Security Concerns 2

Concerns about cloud security have helped dampen enthusiasm for cloud computing among some IT professionals, a perception that Microsoft hopes to reverse with some findings from a study it commissioned....More
Apr 24, 2012

VMware Acquires Big Data Startup Cetas Software

VMware seems to be on a roll these days, having announced impressive earnings last week that included a hefty $1.06 billion in revenue for Q1 2012, a more than 25% increase over Q1 2011 revenue figures. VMware is putting that extra revenue to use, in part, by acquiring big data analytics firm Cetas Software (@CetasAnalytics), a deal that the virtualization giant announced earlier this morning....More
Apr 23, 2012

MMS 2012: Will MMS 2013 Be Colocated with TechEd 2013? 1

Microsoft announced that MMS 2013 will be held June 2013 in New Orleans. Given that TechEd normally falls in June, is it possible that both shows will share the same dates and location?...More
Apr 18, 2012

MMS 2012: Secret MMS 2013 Planning Document Revealed

In one of the lighter moments of today's MMS keynote, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson was telling keynote attendees about the time and effort Microsoft went through in determining what venue MMS 2013 would be held at....More
Apr 18, 2012

MMS 2012: Windows Intune Gets Enhanced Mobile Device Support

Brad Anderson once again took the keynote spotlight at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas this morning, this time focusing primarily on Microsoft's approach to cloud-connected devices and on the enhanced support for tablets and smartphones in a forthcoming version of Windows InTune....More
Apr 17, 2012

MMS 2012: System Center 2012 Released, Windows Server '8' Now Windows Server 2012 1

Speaking in front of 5300 attendees at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) here at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson used his keynote session to announce that System Center 2012 has been released, and that Windows Server '8' has been officially renamed to Windows Server 2012....More
Apr 16, 2012

MMS 2012: Revamped Microsoft Certifications Reflect Demand for Cloud Skills

It's the first day of the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2012 in Las Vegas this week, and we're expecting to hear more about Microsoft's plans for System Center 2012 and the private cloud in the days to come....More
Apr 13, 2012

Windows IT Pro at MMS 2012

Like every MMS that has preceded it, this year's show will focus on Microsoft's System Center product family, which has gone through a significant transformation over the last year. As I've blogged about previously, System Center 2012 helps lay the foundation for Microsoft's private cloud strategy....More
Apr 10, 2012

HP Details Cloud Strategy, Opens Public Cloud Beta in May 1

It may be late to the public cloud computing party, but HP definitely made a grand entrance today by taking the wraps off of its HP Converged Cloud initiative, which includes a host of new and updated cloud offerings....More
Apr 2, 2012

Cisco, EMC Join Forces to Offer Cloud, Virtualization Training 1

With demand for IT professionals with virtualization and cloud computing skills booming, Cisco and EMC announced this morning that they've partnered to develop and offer educational programs and certifications centered around "cloud architecture, virtualization, storage, data center networking and data science."...More
Mar 19, 2012

Google Plans to Punish Sites "Overoptimized" for SEO 2

Getting good placement in Google search results can be a matter of life and death for many companies these days. Given that Google is constantly tweaking their search algorithm to improve their search results -- and to fend off threats from search rivals like Bing and Apple's Siri -- keeping tabs on how those changes in Google search impact content creators can be a full-time job....More
Mar 16, 2012

Cloud Computing Hiring Demand Surges

Demand for IT professionals with cloud computing skills and experience seems to be surging, with several recent reports highlighting increasing employment opportunities for cloud-savvy job seekers....More
Mar 9, 2012

Colorado Goes Google, Moves to Google Apps for Government 3

Yet another battle has taken place in the ongoing war between Microsoft and Google over cloud-based office applications, with this latest round going decisively to Google: The State of Colorado -- home to the Windows IT Pro editorial offices -- announced yesterday that it was moving all 26,000 state employees to Google Apps for Government....More
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B. K. Winstead

B. K. Winstead is a former editor for Windows IT Pro specializing in Exchange Server, messaging, mobility, unified communications, and cloud computing.

Jeff James

Jeff James is a former editor for Windows IT Pro.
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