TechEd North America 2012 Highlights
TechEd 2012 featured the official unveiling of Microsoft’s “Era of the Cloud OS,” pulling together the cloud-optimized Windows Server 2012, an enterprise-ready Windows 8, and new services and features to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service capabilities.
For the first time since previewing Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and the Windows Azure improvements, Microsoft pulled it all together and detailed how it will facilitate the new world of connected devices and continuous services.
Server and Tools Business president Satya Nadella described “the world of connected devices and continuous services,” the beginning of another inflection point for server operating systems, driven by a new application architecture.
Antoine Leblond, Microsoft corporate vice president of Windows Web Services, showed a wide range of applications and Visual Studio demos. Watch his TechEd Day 2 Keynote.
CIO.com caught up with Windows corporate VP Antoine Leblond, who discussed why CIOs should test Windows 8, why developers should love it, and why we'll all be touching our laptop screens sooner than we think.
In this Channel 9 interview from TechEd, Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich discusses the latest capabilities of Windows Azure, including virtual machines, IaaS, networking and more.
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The capabilities introduced in the upcoming Windows Server "8" go well beyond virtualization to deliver a dynamic, multi-tenant infrastructure and provide users with flexible access to data and applications while simplifying management and maintaining security, control, and compliance.
The Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate milestone marks the feature-complete stage, and the new features are plentiful in this new cloud-optimized platform.