Microsoft and Red Hat partner to deliver more flexibility and choice

The cloud is changing the world, offering enterprises, independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers alike endless scale, speed and agility in a cost-effective way. I’ve been talking with customers about “why cloud” for years. Recently there has been a shift in these conversations, as the benefits have become undeniable. Now, for customers everywhere, the new question is “how cloud.” “How cloud” comes down to customers embracing the cloud on their … Read more »

Microsoft acquires BlueStripe to help customers improve application visibility and management across the datacenter and cloud


I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has completed the acquisition of BlueStripe Software, a leading provider of application management technology. BlueStripe’s solution helps map, monitor and troubleshoot distributed applications across heterogeneous operating systems and multiple datacenter and cloud environments. BlueStripe is commonly used today by customers to extend the value of Microsoft System Center by adding application-aware infrastructure performance monitoring. More and more, businesses are turning to applications to drive … Read more »

An ‘Uber for motorcycle taxis,’ beefed up Microsoft data services and the cloud gets bigger, and more secure — Weekend Reading: Feb. 20 Edition


Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but there’s still love in the air: Love for technology that empowers. From the cloud to the classroom, to the streets of Uganda, this news is worthy of heart-shaped love letters. Read on! Sometimes the best ideas are serendipitous. After getting a lift with app-sourced, ride-sharing service Uber while attending We Day California last spring, Joshua Okello and Aaron Tushabe had an idea: … Read more »

For customers still using Windows Server 2003, now is the time to migrate

It’s hard to believe it has been 12 years since we released Windows Server 2003. Back in 2003, Windows Server 2003 was the first server operating system launched after the Trustworthy Computing Initiative was announced and it introduced server roles. It had a recommended minimum processor speed of 550 MHz, and up to 4GB of RAM supported in the 32-bit version, taking advantage of the new hardware that was then … Read more »

Inspiration, encouragement and hands-on learning drive Microsoft’s efforts during Computer Science Education Week — Weekend Reading: December 12th Edition

Jasmine Lawrence

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we look at how Microsoft helped inspire and train students worldwide during Computer Science Education Week, and how the company plans to keep supporting them, as well as some great new games and apps available for the holidays, and new Microsoft Azure Government and Dynamics CRM Online for Government offerings for U.S. government cloud customers. Microsoft employees from Redmond to Riyadh to Rome helped … Read more »

Microsoft to deliver Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online from Australian datacenters

Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM hosted in Australia

It’s exciting to see organizations around the world harness the power of the cloud to transform their business and increase their productivity so they can do more and achieve more. To help make this possible Microsoft is committed to delivering the cloud services our customer’s need – wherever they need them. Recently we’ve made significant progress against this commitment. In October, we announced the expansion of Microsoft Azure in Australia. … Read more »

Microsoft’s complete cloud helps businesses thrive

Today, Microsoft is hosting c-level executives from around the world to talk about how technology is driving business transformation. The CxO Next event brings together CEOs, CMOs and other c-level business leaders with IT leadership to facilitate a conversation about how their businesses are shifting and the impact cloud is having on their organizational IT plans. I often speak with customers about the ways we are helping companies transform into … Read more »

Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band: Getting in shape has never been so productive — Weekend Reading: Oct. 31st Edition


This week, we’ve got stories about the new Microsoft Health platform and Microsoft Band device, a new partnership with the Special Olympics and new cloud services and mobility solutions announced at TechEd Europe. Microsoft Health, an exciting new platform, includes a cloud service where consumers and industry can store and combine health and fitness data to gain powerful insights using Microsoft’s Intelligence Engine. Those insights include: which exercises burned the … Read more »

Delivering a complete cloud for every business, industry and geography

Cloud OS doodle 6 light version

Today I joined our CEO Satya Nadella onstage in San Francisco to talk about Microsoft’s approach to delivering the industry’s complete cloud – one for every business, every industry and every geography. Cloud is transforming our world today at an accelerated pace and businesses are redefining what is possible with Microsoft’s cloud. From creating an intelligent asset monitoring system that improves business operations in real time, to reaching millions of … Read more »

Azure adds real-time analytics for Hadoop and new machine learning capabilities

Today at Strata + Hadoop World in New York, one of the industry’s premier big data events, we’re announcing the expansion of our Azure data services. These announcements and our participation in the event are part of our commitment to bring big data to everyone by leveraging the power, flexibility and scale of the cloud. We’re announcing support of real-time analytics for Apache Hadoop in Azure HDInsight and new machine … Read more »