More articles by Stuart J. Johnston

IDC Reports Strong Server Sales

IDC says server sales, especially for non-x86 platforms, continued to grow but how long can it keep up?

Microsoft Partners With Fujitsu on Azure Middleware

Fujitsu announced it will ship four middleware products for Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform.

Server Shipments and Revenues Jump in Q1: Gartner

Global server shipments and revenues grew at a healthy clip in the first quarter, according to a new report.

Intel Delivers New Xeon Multicore Server CPUs

Two new families of server CPUs provide what Intel calls dramatic performance improvements for multicore systems at the high end and low end of the market.

New Windows Record Shattered by SGI

SGI stands to benefit from a new round of Microsoft certs as the company looks to run hundreds of physical cores on Windows Server.

Microsoft Tests Updated System Center Tools

Microsoft shows off new and updated tools to meld public and private cloud management at its annual management summit.

Gartner Reports Server Sales Up 17 Percent

It may not be time to sing ‘happy days are here again’ quite yet, but server sales were up significantly in 2010, the analyst firm reports.

Migrations to Exchange 2010 Heating Up

A new survey of IT professionals finds Exchange 2010 migrations entering a growth phase.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 'Denali' Preview

When Microsoft showed off "Denali" at the PASS conference in Seattle this week, it wasn't the Alaskan mountain they were talking about. Instead, it was about a mountain of data.

Final Test for Windows Server 2008, 7 Service Packs

Microsoft is nearly ready to release the first service pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

Microsoft Bows Self-Service Virtual Machine Tool

New release of Microsoft's self-service portal aims to improve data center administrators' ability to quickly provision virtual machines for internal customers.

Microsoft Working on IIS 'Express' Web Server

Developers may have an easier time building websites with a streamlined offering that combines the best features of IIS 7.x and ASP.NET Developer Server.

Latest Windows OS Starting to Penetrate Corporate IT Shops

If you work in a corporate IT shop, then Windows 7 is mostly likely in your future, and it may come sooner rather than later, according to a panel of financial and technology analysts queried by InternetNews.com.

Microsoft, Citrix Partner in Virtualization Technology Blitz

New virtualization technology offerings and marketing promotions help Microsoft and partner Citrix kick off a 100-city tour to convince customers that flexibility in virtualization is the winning strategy.

Microsoft Elaborates on Long-Term Cloud Computing Play

In a presentation to financial analysts, Microsoft's head of server and tools, Bob Muglia, admits the Azure computing cloud initiative is still years from making a profit.

Opalis Finds New Home

Microsoft makes a move to expand its datacenter management capabilities with the acquisition of the IT process automation firm.

Microsoft Plugs IIS FTP Hole

A Security Advisory issued late Tuesday from Redmond warns users of a critical zero-day flaw in the FTP capability of older versions IIS Web server software.

No More Windows 7 Release Candidate Downloads

Microsoft has pulled the plug on early downloads of the upcoming OS.

Windows 7 'Release Candidate' Approaching

The next stage of the Windows 7 beta may be coming sooner than you think.

Windows 7 May Spark 64-bit Adoption

The key to the PC's future may be the upcoming 64-bit edition of Windows 7.

Microsoft Refines Low-Cost Supercomputing Option

The latest beta of Windows High-Performance Computer Server 2008 seeks to shore up Microsoft's offering as a less-expensive HPC alternative.

Microsoft Updates Tools to Manage Linux, VMware

Microsoft kicked off its annual management conclave touting public betas of three management products.

Hyper-V 'Release Candidate' Arrives

As Hyper-V earns release candidate status, Microsoft takes another step toward being a virtualization player.

Microsoft Pursues a Virtual Desktop

Microsoft Wednesday announced plans to buy Kidaro with the intention of incorporating its desktop virtualization technology into the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.

Virtualization Battle Heats Up

Windows Server 2008 is shipping without Hyper-V, but the virtualization component is still very much felt.