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Microsoft DirectAccess impresses

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Available since Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsofts DirectAccess server role became fully integrated with the OS in Windows Server 2012. DirectAccess is designed to connect a VPN-type session automatically as soon as a compatible Windows client is connected to the Internet....
Microsoft DirectAccess impresses

Microsoft finalizes Windows Server Essentials 2012 small-business server

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Microsoft's Windows Server Essentials 2012 will be preloaded on servers from OEM partners before the end of the year....
Microsoft finalizes Windows Server Essentials 2012 small-business server

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 to Manufacturing, Opens Online Windows Store

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Microsoft said Wednesday that it has released Windows 8 to manufacturing, meaning that the world should get its first look at the final version of the company's next generation operating system in about two weeks, when developers will be able to download the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. Microsoft also...
Microsoft Releases Windows 8 to Manufacturing, Opens Online Windows Store

Microsoft intros System Center 2012, names Windows Server 8

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Microsoft at its Management Summit in Las Vegas on Tuesday introduced the latest version of its system management environment, System Center 2012. Microsoft Corporate VP Brad Anderson said the new software would let system administrators launch a private cloud infrastructure in about 30 seconds. It will offer two console views:...
Microsoft intros System Center 2012, names Windows Server 8

Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant

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Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant: Larry Dignan for ZDNet: Microsoft's second quarter results were a mixed bag relative to estimates as its enterprise products fared well, but details about Surface units, hidden within the Windows division, were largely missing in action. The second quarter was all about Windows...
Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows Server 2012

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It’s been Windows Week this past seven days, with a plethora of Microsoft products that share that title making the news. I hope that you are ready for a very firm dose of Windows. Now, like every week, I encourage you to hit the archives for a full look at...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows Server 2012

Where's Hadoop for Microsoft's Windows Server?

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Microsoft and Hortonworks’ implementation of the Hadoop big-data framework for Azure is in the midst of testing. But where’s the promised Windows Server implementation?...
Where's Hadoop for Microsoft's Windows Server?

Partition Wizard is a Magic Server Partition Manager Software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7.

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Partition Wizard is a Magic Server Partition Manager Software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7.

Post-RTM fixes improve Windows 8's performance and battery life

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We're less than three weeks away from the general availability of Windows 8, and Microsoft is preparing for the launch with a set of patches it says will improve the operating system's performance, battery life, and compatibility with applications and drivers. The Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 General Availability...
Post-RTM fixes improve Windows 8's performance and battery life

VMware's Amazon-style compute cloud will live in four US data centers

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Virtual reality is sorta like virtualization, right? Plus, this picture has clouds. No, we couldn't come up with a better image for virtualization and cloud computing. Sorry about that. Ruslan Rugoals VMware today unveiled its first public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud product, putting the virtualization software vendor into direct competition with...
VMware's Amazon-style compute cloud will live in four US data centers

Block rogue apps with Windows Server -- for free

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It is a lot of work to set up policies; it takes trial and some error, too. But the payoffs are huge....
Block rogue apps with Windows Server -- for free

A look back at Microsoft's 2012, and what's next for the evolving giant

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It’s difficult to state how large, and impactful, 2012 has been for Microsoft. The company has laid a new course for its key platforms, repositioned itself squarely in the middle of a new business model, and has set the stage for product unification and integration on a scale that it...
A look back at Microsoft's 2012, and what's next for the evolving giant

Amazon Web Services lands more SAP certifications

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AWS is now certified for SAP Business All-in-One for Linux and Windows and SAP Rapid Deployment and Business Objects software for Windows Server 2008 R2....
Amazon Web Services lands more SAP certifications

Microsoft's New Plan To Raise Prices Is Scaring Some Enterprise Customers, Expert Says (MSFT)

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Microsoft rolled out a new pricing scheme on an enterprise product called BizTalk that could cost some of its biggest customers a lot more money, licensing consultant Cynthia Farren told Business Insider. Microsoft changed the way it calculates how much to charge for this product, reports Microsoft reseller SHI International....
Microsoft's New Plan To Raise Prices Is Scaring Some Enterprise Customers, Expert Says (MSFT)

Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

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Microsoft revealed full details of its annual BUILD developer conference a couple of weeks back, with the 2012 event running from October 30 – November 2 at its campus in Redmond, Washington. If you’re keen to attend and can stomach the $1595 fee (rising to $2095 if you’re not an...
Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

Critical zero-day exploit in IE 6, 7, and 8 allows complete takeover

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Update your browser! On Saturday, Microsoft posted a security advisory that warns that Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 are vulnerable to a remote code execution bug. It even notes that an attempt to exploit this bug in IE 8 has already been found in the wild. Luckily, IE 9...
Critical zero-day exploit in IE 6, 7, and 8 allows complete takeover

Microsoft touts Windows Server 2012, Azure for data center 'cloud OS'

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Microsoft kicked off its TechEd North America conference with a wide-ranging keynote session that was short on "wow" news but heavy on positioning for Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and server-side products as key components of what the company is calling "the era of the cloud OS."...
Microsoft touts Windows Server 2012, Azure for data center 'cloud OS'

Amazon Courts Windows Developers by Adding .Net to its Elastic Beanstalk

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Microsoft's Azure just got a little more competition from Amazon. The cloud giant announced yesterday that it was adding support for SQL Server to its Relational Database Service (RDS) and added .Net support to the Elastic Beanstalk cloud app deployment and management service. The addition of .Net to Beanstalk follows...
Amazon Courts Windows Developers by Adding .Net to its Elastic Beanstalk
New Mac minis get first tear down and Geekbench scores

Windows RT and Server 2012 updates mentioned in recent 8.1 leak

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Windows Blue, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 SP1... whatever Microsoft wants to call it, it's coming soon. And along with it there will be updates to its RT and Server products too. References to Windows RT 8.1 Preview and Windows Server 2012 R2 were found buried in a DLL of...
Windows RT and Server 2012 updates mentioned in recent 8.1 leak

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Outlook.com, and Metro's demise

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Happy Friday, dear friends. As we do every week, this post is a short look back at TNW’s coverage of Microsoft’s last seven days. Often, the post is light, as the Redmond-based software giant may have had a quiet week. Not this time. That in mind, and as always, check...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Outlook.com, and Metro's demise

New Internet Explorer Security Bug Could Affect Millions

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Microsoft said it was investigating a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could affect millions of users, running the latest versions of Internet Explorer on Microsoft's most popular operating systems. Specifically, Microsoft warned that the bug could affect users running Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and 9, using the...
New Internet Explorer Security Bug Could Affect Millions
Microsoft offers free cloud backup beta for Windows Server "8"

Microsoft builds toward Windows Blue releases

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There's more confirmation (if you needed/wanted it) that Microsoft is readying Blue builds of Windows RT and Windows Server. [Read more]...
Microsoft builds toward Windows Blue releases

First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

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There's a lot to like in Windows Server 2012 R2, but the key question centers around how Microsoft will handle licensing, our reviewer says. That alone might be the gating factor for the eventual success of this OS release....
First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements
First look: Hyper-V 2012 targets VMware's air supply

Microsoft reveals versions, licensing for Windows Server

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In the 2012 edition, Enterprise and Small Business Server are both going away. Four new versions of Windows Server remain with the new release, which could be released to manufacturing real soon now. [Read more]...
Microsoft reveals versions, licensing for Windows Server

Microsoft delivers Windows Server 2012, puts the enterprise on cloud 8

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Forget Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 is where it's at... if you're a corporate IT manager, that is. Microsoft has just posted the finished version of its suit-and-tie OS for immediate sale in download form. Not surprisingly given Microsoft's big cloud push, the emphasis with the upgrade is on...
Microsoft delivers Windows Server 2012, puts the enterprise on cloud 8

That was fast: The RTM build of Windows 8 has leaked onto a file sharing site near you

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According to The Verge, the final build of Windows 8 has leaked. Yes, it only took about 12 minutes. The build itself is an ‘N’ build which means that it does not contain Windows Media Player. For more on that, run a search for decisions of the European Union against Microsoft....
That was fast: The RTM build of Windows 8 has leaked onto a file sharing site near you

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out: here's how to get it

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now ready for download. There are two ways to get it. You can grab ISO images here, and a 5 MB installer that'll also check your system's compatibility here. The executable installer should result in a smaller download, but the ISO will be...
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out: here's how to get it
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