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Amazon Continues to Dominate Cloud Infrastructure Market

Rivals are gaining fast, but AWS has a big head start and isn't giving up its perch at the top anytime soon.

Microsoft Releases Third and Final Azure Stack Technical Preview

The software giant reveals Azure Stack's pricing model and adds new features as the solution approaches general availability.

Azure Command Line Extends Its Cloud Services Reach

The version 2.0 release of the Azure Command Line tool allows administrators to configure and manage more Azure cloud services, including SQL Server and Redis.

Citrix to Launch Virtual Windows 10 Desktops Through Microsoft's Cloud

At its annual Citrix Summit conference the company announced XenDesktop Essentials, a service that uses Microsoft Azure to deliver Windows 10 workspaces to devices. 

Microsoft Plans to Build a Quantum Computer

Microsoft has appointed Veteran executive Todd Holmdahl to lead the company's efforts to build a scalable quantum computer.

Microsoft Lowers Azure VM Prices

The company lowered the cost of spinning up Azure virtual machines and announced the general availability of encryption at rest for its cloud disaster recovery solution.

Microsoft Launches Windows Server 2016 at Ignite

Among the highlights, Microsoft officially launches the server software during its Ignite conference and scores a major new cloud partner.

Windows Server 2016 to Launch in Early Fall

Microsoft will use its upcoming Ignite conference as a launch pad for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.

Microsoft Releases FreeBSD Virtual Machine Image for Azure

The new image, based on FreeBSD 10.3, is intended to help make Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform more welcoming to virtual appliances.

Server Virtualization Market Is Peaking: Gartner

While revenues may be up this year, fewer new software licenses are being issued.

Cisco Acquires Hybrid-Cloud App Management Specialist CliQr

The networking giant spends $260 million to help enterprises cloudify their application workloads.

Hyper-V, PowerShell Top IT Pros' Windows Server 2016 Wish List

Container support is nice, but most IT pros are looking forward to Hyper-V virtualization updates and new PowerShell capabilities.  

Microsoft Previews Hyper-V Containers for Windows Server 2016

Wondering how Hyper-V containers work in Microsoft's upcoming server software release? Intrepid administrators and developers can get an early look today.

Microsoft Ups Its Ante in Containers

Microsoft is retooling Windows Server and Azure as enterprises flock to application container technologies like Docker.

Microsoft Azure Supports Bigger Backups

The latest round of cloud updates include support for massive data stores, expanded CDN controls and new Azure Files capabilities.

Windows Server 2003 Meets the Zombie Apocalypse

Don’t create zombie Windows Server 2003 systems. Running a server with the out-of-support operating system can attract hackers and land small businesses in legal hot water.

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Server 2003

After today, the long-lived server operating system will no longer receive updates. Microsoft urges dawdlers to migrate before their data is placed at risk.

Managing Windows Server 2003 Migration Risks, Reaping Rewards

There are only a few short months before Microsoft stops supporting Windows Server 2003. IT experts share some insights on managing and surviving the transition.

Say Good-Bye to Windows Server 2003

Time is running out. This summer, Microsoft will close the book the Windows Server 2003. Start planning a replacement strategy today to keep your business data safe and secure.

Microsoft to Pull Windows Server 2003 Support Next Year

Microsoft warns data center operators that hanging onto the long-lived server OS is potentially endangering their IT infrastructures.

Microsoft Says Azure Cloud Services Safe From Heartbleed SSL Flaw

The company assures users Azure is immune to the OpenSSL flaw that affects much of the Internet. Customers running Linux images should remain on alert.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 Arrives April 1

The newest edition of Microsoft's database platform helps complete the software giant's "cloud-first" vision by reaching RTM and launching in less than 2 weeks.

IBM Adopts Flash DIMMs for New X Series Servers

Big Blue turns up the heat in the enterprise server market with DIMM-based flash tech from a devilish storage partner.

Microsoft Releases Linux Integration Services 3.5 for Hyper-V

The software giant continues to court Linux-based workloads with a new driver package that enables support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.5 and 5.6.

Microsoft Buys Land for Massive Data Center Expansion in Quincy, Wash.

Microsoft scooped up an additional 200 acres in the tech giant's native home state halfway between Seattle and Spokane to construct a massive new data center.

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