December, 2005

  • Microsoft Windows Platform Products Awarded Common Criteria EAL 4 Certification

    Several of our Windows Platform Products have received Common Criteria certification of 4+. Issued by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), CC certification is an international standard for ensuring that IT products conform to stringent...
  • Exchange “12” Beta 1 is Released

    Today we announced the release of Exchange "12" Beta 1, the first technical beta for Exchange “12”, the next version of Exchange Server. This is a limited beta release to a select group of customers and partners. However, with this first Beta release...
  • December Security Updates - Available Resources

    Today (PST) we will release our new Security Updates following our release cycle to publish these updates on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. It is recommended that you read the corresponding bulletins and install the updates once they are available on the...
  • Windows Server 2003 Release 2 (R2) launched yesterday

    Yesterday we launched Windows Server 2003 R2 and relased it to manufacturing. Windows Server R2 will be broadly available in Switzerland in February 2006. What is an R2 Release? R2 is a Release Update and is based on the prior Major Release,...
  • Microsoft Releases SQL 2005 Management Pack for MOM 2005

    On December 5th, Microsoft released SQL 2005 Management Pack for MOM 2005. The management pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of SQL Server 2000 and 2005 in an enterprise environment. Availability and configuration monitoring, performance...
  • Great Content in December TechNet Subscription

    This month's TechNet Plus subscription package includes the release of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2005. Both 32 and 64 bit versions are included. Also shipping is the recent Windows Vista Community Technology Preview update . Evaluate the latest beta of...