Dec 21

Microsoft publishes Windows Azure Pack Blog Post Overview

Microsoft has posted an overview of the Windows Azure Pack and its related components. The overview provides a categorised cohesive set of links that enables you to navigate to topics of interest as wells as providing a structured way to become familiar with the technology.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/20/building-clouds-windows-azure-pack-blog-post-overview.aspx.

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Dec 20

Microsoft releases the Lync SDN API

Microsoft has released the Lync Software-Defined Networking (SDN) API, which is available at no charge to customers with a Lync Server deployment. The API provides a REST-ful data stream of information about media flows as they get started. This data can then be fed into an SDN controller to enlighten the network about what needs to happen and where.

Primary use cases for the API are diagnostics, automatically provisioning Quality of Service (QoS) and orchestration.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2013/12/17/lync-and-software-defined-networking.aspx.

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Dec 20

Microsoft releases IE11 virtual machines

Microsoft has released virtual machines for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) for Windows 7 and IE11 on Windows 8.1 to the suite of virtual machines available on modern.IE for testing Internet Explorer across platforms and versions.

http://blogs.windows.com/ie/b/ie/archive/2013/12/18/releasing-ie11-virtual-machines-to-modern-ie.aspx.

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Dec 14

Microsoft releases Windows Azure updates

Microsoft has released Windows Azure updates that include the Windows Azure Scheduler Service Preview, the Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage Option Preview and improvements to Monitoring and Diagnostics for Azure services.

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/12/12/windows-azure-new-scheduler-service-read-access-geo-redundant-storage-and-monitoring-updates.aspx.

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Dec 14

Microsoft release Office 365 Admin app for Android and iOS

Microsoft has released the Office 365 Admin app, which enables administrators to view the service health of their Office 365 environment, for Android and iOS 7. The new app shows server features and health and includes support for iPhones, iPads and iPods.

http://blogs.office.com/b/office365tech/archive/2013/12/12/office-365-admin-app-is-now-on-android-and-ios.aspx.

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Dec 14

Microsoft releases Carbon Fee Playbook

Microsoft has released a “Carbon Fee Playbook” that provides an overview of their approach to creating and implementing an internal carbon price and fee. It is a financial model that puts an incremental fee on the carbon emissions associated with Microsoft’s operations.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft-green/archive/2013/12/11/creating-amp-driving-carbon-accountability-microsoft-releases-carbon-fee-playbook.aspx.

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