Windows Server 8 has hit build 8180. It seems to have a beta build date of January 9 as indicated by the full build string: 8180.0.WINMAIN.120109-1245_X64FRE_SERVER. The metro style interface is a little more refined but not much is know about the new features of this Operating System. We’ll have to wait until the...

Microsoft release a press release today talking about their significant security achievements with Office 365. It reads as follows: REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 14, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service, is the first and only major...

Another video from Microsoft. Building a great social gaming experience for your users can be a challenging task. Your game has to be well designed, have a great user interface and perform under the most demanding conditions. This session will show how Windows 8 empowers you to build great user experiences with...

Another Windows Azure video. Learn how to harness the power of both the modern browser and the cloud to build a lightning fast Web app. Microsoft go in depth into the architecture of a highly scalable Web app built on Windows Azure and you will learn how to effectively use various scaling techniques such as...

Another video from the Microsoft library. This time it’s related to Windows Server and deals with high availability systems. Customers demand continuous availability from their Hyper-V deployments. In Windows Server 8, Hyper-V delivers better availability and scalability to customers. This video session will cover the...

A new Microsoft training video. This one discusses the fundamental concepts of Windows Azure and how they can be applied to provide connected experiences for Windows 8 users. Also, Microsoft demonstrate how to use the development environment, consume Windows Azure compute and storage and ultimately the various app...

Microsoft are talking about the next version of RDP and RemoteFX in Windows. These tools extend the rich experiences for the remote desktop user, be it Terminal Server (RDSH), VDI or MultiPoint Server. Customers will be asking their vendors to extend these experiences to new devices and form factors that will lower...

Another video from Microsoft. This one deals with the tradeoffs and technologies that must be considered when building servers, networks and storage for cloud scale data centers. Some of the tradeoffs will include performance, reliability, security, flexible virtual machine deployment, storage architecture selection...

These days just about every computer on the market features at least two cores, even many Atom netbooks and even some tablets. The great thing about multiple core processing is the ability to do certain tasks more efficiently, but this only works if programs are designed to take advantage of multi-core setups, right?...

According to Larry Dignan at ZDNet, IBM is planning to combine Windows applications and it’s zEnterprise mainframe. Basically, the move is seen as a play by IBM to become more attractive to datacenter managers looking to consolidate more data center infrastructure i.e make more space in the data center. IBM is also...