August, 2005

  • Microsoft Cleans Up Visual Studio CTPs

    With a number of builds of its upcoming development tools suite out and available for developers to test, Microsoft has developed an uninstall tool to simplify the process of removing old builds from user machines. Microsoft Corp. has created a Visual...
  • Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 Beta for Microsoft .NET

    WSE 3.0 simplifies the development and deployment of secure Web services. It enables developers and administrators to apply security policies to Web services running on the .NET Framework 2.0. Using WSE, Web services communication can be signed and encrypted...
  • WinFS Beta 1 Released to MSDN Subscribers

    So the rumors raised by Microsoft Watch were true. And it did not even take a month to make the Beta 1 of WinFS ready to be released. Last night we announced the availability of the WinFS Beta for MSDN Subscribers. According to the website the beta and...
  • Review the Assumptions: "The Business Value of Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2005"

    "Business Value of Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2005" from CIOView is a business white paper that shows that it makes economic sense to migrate from Oracle to SQL Server. CIOView’s whitepaper is unique because it is based on a detailed financial...
  • Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows Vista

    We have completely redesigned the installation technologies for Windows Vista to meet corporate deployment and OEM requirements. The Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) is designed to help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), system builders...
  • TechNet DeepDives: Save the Date

    I'm pleased to announce that we will offer you two TechNet DeepDives in October 2005. Best of MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) - October 26, 2005 The "Best of MMS" presents the highlights of Microsoft's Management Summit 2005. The presentations will...
  • Windows Server 2003 RS RC0 released to Web

    Yesterday the Windows Server product team signed off on Windows Server 2003 R2 RC0 and it has released to the web. You can download it from following location: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/R2/trial/default.mspx .
  • Commerce Server 2006

    Did you ever wonder what is happening with Commerce Server in the light of all the all other product updates such as SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006. Well, according to Richard Seroter's blog there seems to be a new version in the pipeline as...
  • Swiss Packages for IT Forum available

    The Microsoft IT Forum will take place for the 4th time this year. The IT Forum is our flagship conference for IT Professionals on planning, deploying and managing the secure connected enterprise. It will bring you three days of learning and a year...
  • Microsoft details virtualization plans

    Microsoft on Wednesday detailed changes to its Virtual Server plans, announcing it will shift its next update of the software from a maintenance release to an enriched upgrade. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker, which had earlier announced plans...
  • The SMS 2003 SP2 (Beta) Program Is Open For Enrollment

    Evaluate Systems Management Server 2003 SP 2 (Beta) which is a rollup of hotfixes and new functionality to increase system manageability, security, reliability, and performance. SP2 provides a more complete integration with Microsoft Update, simplifies...
  • TechNet Roadshow: Save the Date

    September 30, 2005 we will once again pack our suitcases and travel around Switzerland with our TechNet Roadshow. Following topics will be covered: Microsoft Roadmap SQL Server 2005 Windows Server 2003 R2 and 64-bit Exchange Server SP2...
  • Update of Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool has been updated with added detection and cleaning capabilities for the following Malicious Software: Zotob.A Zotob.B Zotob.C Zotob.D Zotob.E Bobax.O Esbot.A Rbot.MA Rbot...
  • Swiss IT Pro User Group - Bringing IT Professionals closer together

    On August 1, 2005 a new Swiss user group was founded. It is called Swiss IT Pro User Group . The user group is completly independent and was founded by 5 Microsoft Certified Trainers. The goals of the user group are : Bringing together IT Pros and peers...
  • Patch Tuesday

    Today is another patch Tuesday, and we are releasing six new patches. We are also re-releasing two bulletins. You can read all about it at the following URLs: English: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-aug.mspx German: http...
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Readiness Kit auf DVD

    You can now order the SQL Server 2005 Readiness Kit on DVD in Switzerland on the Microsoft Website: German Order Form on the Business Portal
  • Rumors saying WinFS Is Back on the Redmond Radar Screen

    According to Microsoft Watch the first beta code for WinFS - our next generation Windows File System - should be ready within a month. Read more on Microsoft Watch
  • Microsoft offers tool to combine .Net assemblies

    Microsoft is offering an upgraded version of its ILMerge utility, which merges multiple .Net assemblies into a single assembly. Functioning with both executables and DLLs, ILMerge provides a capability for .Net assemblies that is analogous to combining...
  • Microsoft demos RSS features in IE 7

    Whether the content streams are eventually called RSS, Web feeds, or some other name, a key design goal of the forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 is to let users easily subscribe to blogs and Web sites via RSS (Really Simple Syndication). The new version...
  • Microsoft acquires Teleo Inc.

    Today we announced the acquisition of Teleo Inc., a provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software and services that enable people to place phone calls from PCs to traditional phones while delivering this technology in unique ways through a...
  • MOM 2005 Sizer Configuration Utility Released

    The Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Sizer Tool provides recommendations for MOM server configurations based on modeled workloads. Recommendations include the CPU, memory, disk, and network bandwidth resources required to manage your environment. The...
  • Acrylic - August 2005 CTP Preview

    "Acrylic" (code name) is the professional design program that brings together the richness of pixel-based painting and the performance of editable vector graphics for a more fluid and flexible creative workflow. Create sophisticated designs and graphic...
  • New Version of Messenger for Mac

    This week we released a new version of Messenger for Mac. More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/
  • Swiss Launch Date for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006

    The Swiss launch dates for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 have been set. The three products will all be launched together at one event in the German speaking part of Switzerland and one event in the French Speaking part of...
  • Introduction

    Hello and welcome to my Weblog. Interested in news for IT Professionals and information about the TechNet Program in Switzerland? If this is the case my weblog should appeal to you. My name is Marcel Dorner and I'm the Manager for the TechNet Program...