Microsoft Announces A New Wave Of New Enterprise Products And Services


Microsoft yesterday announced a wave of new enterprise products and services to help enterprises realize their full potential. The updates are from Windows Azure to CRM Online. Satya Nadella, Cloud and Enterprise executive vice president at Microsoft said the following,

“As enterprises move to the cloud they are going to bet on vendors that have best-in-class software as a service applications, operate a global public cloud that supports a broad ecosystem of third party services, and deliver multi-cloud mobility through true hybrid solutions. If you look across the vendor landscape, you can see that only Microsoft is truly delivering in all of those areas.”

New updates that are coming,

· Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and the Windows Azure Pack will be generally available on October 18, 2013.

· A new release of the Windows Intune service, along with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager on October 18, that combined deliver our unified device management solution.

· New Microsoft Remote Desktop apps for iOS, Mac OS X and Android coming later in October

· Visual Studio 2013 and the new .NET 4.5.1 will be available on October 18, 2013.

· SQL Server 2014 second community technology preview (CTP2) will be available next week and HDInsight Service later this month.

· Updates to the Power BI for Office 365 Preview

· Release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ’13 will be available later this month.

· Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 is available today, October 7, 2013.

· Windows Azure:

o On November 1, Microsoft will offer all Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers access to the best Windows Azure prices, regardless of upfront commitment, without overuse penalties, and with the flexibility of annual payments.

o A new strategic partnership with Equinix will allow customers to connect their networks with Windows Azure at Equinix exchange locations for greater throughput, availability and security.

Read more about it here and here.

  • Yuan Taizong

    As planned these updates will be at-par with Windows 8.1 (Blue) 😀
    Honestly I’ve compared Microsoft enterprize Cloud solutions to Amazon’s a lot prior to //Build/ and Microsoft is no longer playing catch-up, Amazon will soon play that role, Microsoft turned from an archaic company to a 100% Cloud company in matter of a year and is now leading this market, not just in services but also in servers, Windows Azure powers the Xbox, many features of Windows 8.1 (Blue) that are not powered by Microsoft SkyDrive will be powered by Windows Azure :-) (at-least, that’s what I’ve read on some sites, and I have yet to belie… I think they might’ve been referring to Windows Server 2012 R2 and not regular Windows :- ). Microsoft needs to implement new features A.S.A.P. and not wait for the so-called ”3-4 years cycle”, Microsoft has the potential and the ability to make these A.S.A.P. so they should make these A.S.A.P. and update Windows Phone to integrate better with Windows Server and Remote Desktop A.S.A.P.

    • Bugbog

      I think this shows that they aren’t!

  • tomakali

    Ok, Sorry… this will sound insane… and against Microsoft’s ethics…

    still, it would be fair in my opinion to run ads on unlicensed/pirated versions of Windows OS[as attached]…