Microsoft Launches 20th TechEd With Cloud and Tools Push

The company kicked off its annual conference by highlighting Windows Server 2012, Azure, Windows Intune, Team Foundation Service and Lightswitch.

eWeek: On Monday, Microsoft began its 20th annual TechEd North America conference by spotlighting several IT tools designed to help improve agility and lower costs. First up was Windows Server 2012, the next version of the company's flagship operating system. Microsoft described the update as "cloud-optimized," and emphasized the way it complements Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform.

In addition, Microsoft touted new features for Azure, a new release of the Windows Intune management software, new capabilities for the Microsoft Team Foundation Service application lifecycle management tool and the addition of HTML5 support to the Microsoft LightSwitch development tool.

Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, Intune, Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012, LightSwitch, Tech Ed

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