Cloud infrastructure market leader Amazon Web Services upgrades its tools so that Windows Server 2012 virtual-machine images can move between on-premise systems and EC2.
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Redmond has joined the Facebook-led datacentre infrastructure and offered up its designs for a 12U shared server chassis used in its Windows Azure, Bing, and Office 365 services.
Could moving to software or infrastructure as a service help small businesses get teams focused more on their "real" jobs?
After slashing a number of IT jobs in January, the construction materials company has recruited HP to provide IT infrastructure services.
A new Microsoft job posting verifies that Windows Blue will include user experience improvements, not just under-the-covers interface tweaks. Bonus: There's a reference to 'Windows Phone Blue' on Microsoft's job site, too.
Can you run existing Windows apps on Surface RT and other Windows RT devices? If you have the right back-end infrastructure and licenses, Remote Desktop may provide a way.
As Apple sweeps up the dust from their latest launch event, Microsoft expects to reach 2.1 billion people with its Windows 8 marketing launch over the next several months. What does the state of the Windows tablet landscape mean for infrastructure and operations professionals?
Windows 8 is out for enterprises, Chinese smartphone makers are in, big data jobs will outnumber qualified candidates around the world and Western economy IT pros will work for fast-growing Asia firms, according to Gartner.
Creating the infrastructure to provide funding and scalability for local startups will provide a boost for the domestic IT scene in terms of jobs created and revenue, but too much structure could stifle innovation.
Windows Server 2012's new features for managing multiple machines will undoubtedly make life easier for systems administrators, but they're also one more nail in the coffin of small IT consultancies.
The same forces that are eroding some jobs will fuel new ones. Taking a page from Forrester's Service Management and Automation Playbook, Stephen Mann outlines what the hottest infrastructure and operations (I&O) jobs of the next five years will be.
Google and Microsoft's cloud revamps look set to dramatically change the competitive marketplace for infrastructure-as-a-service, but people are sceptical of their ability to dethrone Amazon
Version 3.0 of Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform is now available, adding support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android.
The semiconductor maker, which has Nokia as a major customer, will try to reverse deepening losses by trimming down its R&D efforts and focusing on bundled systems for mobile manufacturers
Accenture will expand its infrastructure outsourcing options as they become available from Windows Azure.
One of Android's besetting sins is fragmentation, creating an uncertain market and confused users. At least, that's the argument: as history demonstrates, the truth is rather different
Windows 8 Server will offer three Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) options: Pooled Desktops, Personal Desktops, and Remote Desktop Sessions (formerly Terminal Services). Meanwhile, Citrix-Dell will ship this spring a turnkey VDI-In-A-Box. Gartner Group says next gen Personal Cloud will replace PC desktop by 2014
Today, Microsoft is releasing a Consumer Preview version of Windows 8, but don't be misled by the "Consumer" name. This is a beta of what will eventually become a major platform in business computing, with WinRT, and it's therefore an essential download for any company that has an IT infrastructure.
By melding mainframes and Microsoft Windows, IBM is looking to consolidate more data center infrastructure.
Virtual Computer wants users of server-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to know about what it thinks is a better way to offer secure, managed Windows desktop environments, the use of Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV.) Virtual Computer feels so strongly that IDV is a better approach that is it offering free NxTop licenses as a way to introduce the concept to IT decision-makers.
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