September, 2005

  • Microsoft Business Summit 2005

    Yesterday, Microsoft held it's first ever Business Summit on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. At the Event several key announcements were made. A summary of the two most important ones according to my oppinion can be found in this blog. Microsoft announces...
  • FlexWiki Shared Source Licensing Program

    Wikis are becoming increasingly popular. But what is it? A definition found on http://www.webopedia.com states the following: "A collaborative Web site comprises the perpetual collective work of many authors. Similar to a blog in structure and logic...
  • Orange launches SPV M5000 3G smart phone

    September 21, 2005 Orange launched the new SPV M5000 3G Smart Phone featuring Windows Mobile 5.0. According to The Register the phone will be offered in the UK, France and Switzerland from October 2005. The M5000 is Orange first 3G-enabled PDA and...
  • TechNet Roadshow - Get the latest technical product updates

    The TechNet Roadshow for It Professionals is approaching fast and will start in a couple of days. We are preparing ourselves to travel around Switzerland and bring to you the latest technology news. Take the chance to be part of it. I'm looking forward...
  • First glimpse of ASP.NET "Atlas"

    ASP.NET "Atlas" is the codename for a set of technologies to add Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) support to ASP.NET. It consists of a client-side script framework, server controls and more. You can get more information on following pages: ...
  • “Monad” Shell – Publicly available on Microsoft Download Center

    Windows "Monad" Shell is a new interactive command-line and task-based scripting technology for Windows that enables administrators to more efficiently and securely automate and control system management tasks on both desktops and servers. "Monad" Shell...
  • Next Generation TCP/IP Stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn"

    Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 1 and Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 1 include a new implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite known as the Next Generation TCP/IP stack. The TCP/IP protocol stack provided with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 was originally...
  • Now available: SQL Server September 2005 Community Technology Preview

    SQL Server September 2005 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is the second version of SQL Server 2005 made available for general testing. The previous CTP was available only in English and Japanese. SQL Server 2005 September Community Technical Preview...
  • Software Assurance - New and Enhanced Benefits Coming in March 2006!

    Microsoft Software Assurance is a comprehensive maintenance program that can help you gain control of your technology strategy, improve IT staff skills, decrease support spending, and effectively plan for new software deployments. It isn’t just about...
  • Enhanced Exchange Support for Mac: Office 2004 Service Packs 2

    The Service Pack 2 provides numerous performance and security updates to Office Mac 2004, along with significant enhancements to Exchange Server support in Entourage 2004. It also contains previously released updates to all Office 2004 programs. Details...
  • SyncToy v1.0 for Windows XP now available

    SyncToy is a free PowerToy for Microsoft Windows XP. The beta program was launched in August 2005 and was also mentioned on this blog ( http://blogs.technet.com/chitpro/archive/2005/08/06/408757.aspx ). Now version 1.0 download is available for free...
  • TechNet DeepDive: Best of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS)

    26.10.2005, 09:30 – 17:30 Zurich-Airport, Eventdock The “Best of MMS” offers highlights of Microsoft’s Management Summit 2005. With top-rated presentations delivered directly by the Windows and Enterprise Management Division, you will not want to...
  • TechNet DeepDive: Active Directory – Maximizing Performance and In-Depth Replication Troubleshooting (Includes 64-Bit Windows)

    27.10.2005, 08:30 – 17:00 Zurich-Airport, Eventdock This seminar provides a detailed technical drilldown on the internals of the Active Directory. It will show you how to optimally retrieve data from the directory and troubleshoot data storage and...
  • Microsoft Acquires Identity and Access Management Solutions Provider Alacris

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Alacris Inc., a global provider of certificate management and identity assurance software products. The acquisition enhances Microsoft’s strategy of providing easily administered identity and access management...
  • Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Solution Beta Program

    Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Solution brings together the power of commodity x64 (64-bit x86) computers, the ease-of-use and security of Active Directory, and the Windows operating system to provide a secure and affordable high performance computing...
  • Try Virtual Server 2005 without time limits

    Virtual Server 2005 Standard Edition will ship to TechNet Plus subscribers in November. With TechNet Plus evaluation software, there are no time limits so you can make informed decisions about new technologies and test server consolidation or application...
  • Win a complimentary ticket to the IT Forum 2005

    Participate in the "IT Forum 05 - The Game" and win a complementary ticket to the IT Forum 05 in Barcelona. All you have to do is enter your email address and then chose a seat in our online auditorium. If your chosen seat and the assigned seat (by the...
  • SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver Beta 2 Now Available

    In our continued commitment to interoperability, we will release and support a new Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver for SQL Server 2005. The SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver beta download is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge...
  • Microsoft Codename Max - Free photo sharing tool based on WinFX

    Last evenening I was looking for a solution to share photos free of charge with my friends. In the results list of the search engine I came across an interesting result called "Microsoft offers free photo-sharing tool". Curious as I am I clicked on the...
  • Office 2003 Service Pack 2 now available

    Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 contains significant security enhancements, in addition to stability and performance improvements. Some of the fixes included with SP2 have been previously released as separate updates. This service pack combines them...
  • System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) released

    DPM, the newest member of the Microsoft Windows Server System, focuses on disk-based data protection and recovery. DPM works with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and Windows Storage Server 2003 to deliver best-in-class data...
  • Windows Mobile Treo debuts

    Palm officially announced the newest Treo on September 26. The new device is based on Windows Mobile and is Palm's first 3G device. Now users can get a Windows Mobile end-to-end experience also on the Treo handhelds. More information and a product introduction...
  • The future of Office - Be the first to know

    As you may know we host PDC '05 in Los Angeles this week. Office 12 - the next version of Microsoft Office - was a big topic at the conference yesterday and today you might read a lot about it in the press, especially the new interface that will be shipped...
  • Complete the SQL Server 2005 QuickQuiz and get a free gift

    Proof your knowledge with the SQL Server 2005 QuickQuiz and answer the question at the end of each webpage. There are 5 questions to answer - a blob for you. Take the test until the end of October 2005 and get a free gift. (Gift will be shipped within...
  • Next Generation of Software Assurance

    On Wednesday, September 15, 2005 we will announce the next generation of Software Assurance. You can attend the announcement webcast to learn first hand about enhancements being made to Software Assurance. The webcast will boradcast at 4 different times...