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Amazon Web Services Adds Windows Server to AWS Free Usage Tier

Amazon Web Services Adds Windows Server to Free Usage TierAmazon Web Services Adds Windows Server to Free Usage TierAmazon customers can now run their Microsoft Windows Server applications within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) “Free Usage Tier,” a program designed to help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, Amazon announced.

“The AWS Free Usage Tier addition joins a number of recent AWS service extensions to support Windows …

Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Roadmap for 2012 – Persistent VM Support for Linux on Windows Azure Coming this Spring!

Microsoft quitely shared some details about the 2012 roadmaps for its Windows Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. In a January 3, blog post MJF writes that Microsoft is using “Start, Build, Manage” to describe for customers and partners its path to the cloud.

Windows Azure Cloud Raodmap of 2012Windows Azure Cloud Raodmap of 2012

Here are a few of …

SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux Now Available!

Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for LinuxMicrosoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for LinuxThe first beta of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux is released. The ODBC for Windows driver (a.k.a. SQL Server Native Client, or SNAC) to the Linux platform provides a Microsoft-supported solution for C and C++ applications that target SQL Server.

It also provides a mechanism for applications and runtimes …

Revision 7 of Android 4.0 NDK for Windows, Mac and Linux Released

Android Developers team today released an updated “version 7 of the Android 4.0 NDK.” Now revision 7 of the NDK lets developers who are using native code get started with the new native APIs available in Android 4.0, announced Xavier Ducrohet, Android SDK Tech Lead.

“The Android NDK is a companion tool to …

System Center Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate (RC) Now Available!

System Center Operations Manager 2012System Center Operations Manager 2012The Release Candidate of System Center Operations Manager 2012 is now available!

“SCOM 2012 provides deep application diagnostics and infrastructure monitoring that can help you ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications and offers a comprehensive view of your datacenter, private, and public clouds,” stated Microsft.

SCOM 2012 Diagram

Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux Announced, First CTP Releasing in Mid-November

At the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2011, Microsoft’s cvp Quentin Clark announced a preview of the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux will soon be widely available to customers.

“Many of our developers who rely on native connectivity to SQL Server primarily use ODBC for their connectivity needs. We …

Windows Server Hyper-V Now Support Hypervisor for OpenNebula Clouds

Microsoft’s Open Solutions Group announced that Windows Server Hyper-V is now an officially supported hypervisor for “OpenNebula”.

“This open source project is working on a prototype for release next month and it will soon be possible for customers to build and manage OpenNebula clouds on a Hyper-V based virtualization platform,” Microsoft stated.

Nokia Developing ‘Meltemi’ Linux-based Mobile Operating System

After getting into partnership with Microsoft Windows Phone handsets, the Finish company abandoned its ambition to develop a high-end operating system, is shifting its programming efforts toward creating software for its low-end phones. According to people familiar with the matter, Nokia is readying another mobile operating system.

The project code-named “Meltemi,” is a …

Chrome 15 Beta Lands With Revamped New Tab Page On

The Chrome team released Chrome 15.0.874.24 to the Beta channel for Windows, Mac, and Chrome Frame and 15.0.874.21 for Linux. Chrome 15 contains some really great improvements including:

  • A brand new New Tab Page
  • Javascript Fullscreen API is now enabled by default
  • Chrome Web Store items …

Casio Signs Multiyear Linux Patent Cross-licensing Agreement

Microsoft and Casio Computer Co. Ltd. have entered into a broad, multiyear patent cross-licensing agreement that, among other things, will provide Casio’s customers with patent coverage for their use of Linux in certain Casio devices.

“This licensing agreement is an extension of the long-standing relationship between the two companies; Casio utilizes …

Microsoft and CS2C in China Formalizes Cross-Platform Collaboration

Microsoft and China’s leading domestic Linux operating system provider, China Standard Software Co. Ltd. (CS2C), in an event in Beijing, signed an agreement as of August 22, to jointly develop, market and sell solutions for the booming cloud-computing market in China.

“The primary goal of this agreement is to provide public and private …

adCenter Update: Upgrade Now Your Browser To A Fully Supported Version

The next wave of adCenter upgrades is in the works already, wich has been built with the most up-to-date browsers, announced Tina Kelleher on Microsoft Advertsing blog.

“if you haven’t upgraded your web browser since the most recent version came out, there’s no time like the present! If you’d like to stay ahead …

Linux Then and Now: Celebrating 20th Anniversary – Infographic

Following up on 20th Anniversary of Linux, the Linux Foundation today at the third annual LinuxCon released an infographic highlighting some of the remarkable changes in Linux and the larger computer industry over the last twenty years.

“We put the data into a new infographic that includes other key data points, illustrating the …

Microsoft Wishes Linux 20th Birthday With An Animation Video

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Linux kernel, Microsoft wished happy birthday via animation shown this morning during Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin’s opening keynote at LinuxCon.

The video comically depicts the rivalry between Linux and Windows, but concludes with the suggestion that peaceful coexistence is possible. Over the …

Chrome Beta 14.0.835.35 Brings ‘Native Client, Lion Feature, Print Preview on Mac’ and More!

Google Chrome 14 build 14.0.835.35 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame released to the Beta channel as of today August 11, announced Jason Kersey, Google Chrome.

The latest beta release brings big improvements to Chrome’s web platform capabilities, enabling developers to build more powerful and more immersive apps and games for the …