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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.


Editor's Note: Beyond the Keynotes and into the Cloud

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.


Day 1 Keynote: Satya Nadella on the Era of the Cloud OS

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.

TechEd Video: Engineering Windows Server 2012


Microsoft Shows Windows 8 for Business

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: Q&A with Antoine Leblond 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.


Windows 8 ARM Development News from TechEd

During his TechEd keynote, corporate vice president Jason Zander annnounced HTML5/JavaScript client development support within LightSwitch to support the creation of companion applications that can run on multiple heterogeneous devices; a new System Center 2012 SP1 capability codenamed “Global Service Monitor”, which allows you to monitor your application’s functionality, performance, and uptime from multiple endpoints around the world; and more.

What you Need to Know about Developing for Windows on ARM

Public Preview of Team Foundation Service


Inside Windows Azure with Mark Russinovich

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.

New Services and Enhancements to Windows Azure

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Windows Server "8," a Cloud-Enabled OS

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.


Meet the New Windows Server Platform

The Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate milestone marks the feature-complete stage, and the new features are plentiful in this new cloud-optimized platform.