Monday, June 10, 2013

TechEd 2013 North America announcements

Last week TechEd 2013 North America was held in New Orléans. Instead of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) this year, there were a lot of announcements to make. In this blogpost I will mention the highlights, and what to expect for the next months. It will be a great year with lot's of new functionality!

What can we expect later this year?
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • System Center 2012 R2
  • Windows Intune 5.0 (Wave E)
  • SQL Server 2014 (wow, that's fast!)
  • Windows 8.1 (with Outlook RT)
  • Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013

There will also be new features available:
  • Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server
  • Intune: Workplace join, Selective wipe, Android support
  • Azure: No charge for stopped VM's, per minute billing
  • Azure: Live migration Compression (faster then default)
  • Azure: Live migration RDMA (faster then Compression)
  • Hyper-V recovery manager (site by site replication)

Hope you are as excited as I do!


  1. Were you in attendance?? I missed you if you were.

    1. No, cannot attend both events unfortunately. Otherwise you had seen me ;)