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  • Blog Post: 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 Developer Edition and Express Edition are each available...
  • Blog Post: Now Launched Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2

    Small Business Server 2003 R2 was launched at our world wide partner conference. SBS 2003 R2 will be available for purchasing in August (English and German versions; additional languages will be available in following months.). It is offered in two editions: standard and premium. With the update...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.1 Community Technology Preview June 2006

    Download the Community Technology Preview (CTP) version of the SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.1, a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in J2EE (Java2 Enterprise Edition). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 RPC over HTTP Deployment Scenarios

    Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, combined with Microsoft Windows Server 2003, support the use of RPC over HTTP to access Exchange servers. Using the Microsoft Windows RPC over HTTP feature to enable your users to connect to their Exchange mailbox eliminates the requirement for...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 now available as a free download

    Today we announced that Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available as a free download . This policy applies to all users of Virtual Server 2005 R2, and will apply to the forthcoming service pack 1 of Virtual Server 2005 R2. Resource management has always been part of the operating system, and over the...
  • Blog Post: Release of New Product Based Solutions for SMS 2003 and MOM 2005

    In an effort to provide you with functionality that will be built into the next versions of MOM and SMS, we released the following ITIL-based Microsoft Operation Framework (MOF) solutions for SMS 2003 and MOM 2005. SMS 2003 Desired Configuration Monitoring : This solution helps enable you to easily...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Target Workloads for Windows Server “Longhorn” Itanium-based Systems

    The upcoming version of Microsoft Windows Server, code-named "Longhorn," designed for Intel Itanium-based servers, will be optimized for three workloads. One of the key aspects of the Windows Server vision is to simplify the administration and management of every Windows Server workload to increase...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack

    The Scalable Networking Pack adds new Windows Server 2003 (Server Pack 1 or later) architectural enhancements and application programming interfaces (APIs) to support the next generation of network acceleration and hardware-based offload technologies. These Scalable Networking innovations help optimize...
  • Blog Post: New Internet Explorer (IE) 7 Beta 2 Preview

    On March 20 we have released a new IE 7 Beta 2 Preview. This build is for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and shows the current state of IE7. Download and evaluate the newest, layout-complete build of the Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview and explore the improvements in security, user interface, and development...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation Update

    check out the latest and greatest documentation material for BizTalk Server 2006 including an updated .chm file, updated config/install guides, new code samples and links to the BizTalk Dev/Tech Center and to other interesting related content. Core Documentation | Download For this release...
  • Blog Post: ISA Server 2004 Best Practices Analyzer

    The Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their ISA Server computers and to diagnose current problems. The tool scans the configuration settings of the local ISA Server computer...
  • Blog Post: Introducing System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager is the latest addition to the System Center family of management products and provides centralized management of Windows Virtual Machine infrastructure. Virtual Machine Manager enables increased physical server utilization, centralized management of virtual...
  • Blog Post: 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 (HPC) solution. The Beta Version of the product...
  • Blog Post: Download Antigen Virus Protection for Windows SharePoint Services

    Protect Windows SharePoint Services document libraries against viruses, dangerous file types, and undesirable language with a free, extended trial of Antigen for SharePoint. You can download the trial from http://www.sybari.com/WSS_FreeTrial
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" Beta 2 Website launched

    The Windows Server “Longhorn” operating system hit the Beta 2 milestone on May 23rd, 2006. I'm pleased to announce that a new product website has been launched at this stage. The site provides you with high-level overviews and descriptions of Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn". Link to site: http...
  • Blog Post: System Center Reporting Manager 2005 (Beta)

    System Center Reporting Manager 2005 (Beta) delivers a rich platform for enterprise analysis of management data so that IT administrators, managers, and executives can query, report, and forecast IT operations for higher service quality at a lower price. The foundation of System Center Reporting Manager...
  • Blog Post: 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, and provides access to SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Microsoft Office System Packaging

    New suites, servers, and services in the 2007 Microsoft Office release will deliver additional functionality and new solutions. With updated packaging options, you will have more flexibility than ever before to adopt the specific technologies and solutions that best meet your business and personal needs...
  • Blog Post: 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 well. Check it out to get more information.
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 7 - Beta 3 now available for download

    Beta 3 of Internet Explorer is now available for download. You can get it from: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx You also find a host of information on the IE7 webpage: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/technology/default.mspx
  • Blog Post: E-Learning: What's new in Microsoft Office Excel 2007

    This online course introduces the new features and functionality in the latest version of Microsoft Office Excel. There have been substantial changes to the user interface in this spreadsheet application, and this course can help you get up-to-speed quickly. This course covers the new features that enable...
  • Blog Post: Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Launch

    On April 4, 2006 we launched Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 at Storage Networking World in San Diego. Windows Storage Server R2 will be available through NAS appliances built by our OEMs such as HP, DELL and others. The new version of Storage server delivers some new attravtive storage features in addition...
  • Blog Post: “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 provides powerful task-based control (via built...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Forefront - The new brand for our business security products

    The new Microsoft Forefront family of business security products helps provide greater protection and control over the security of your network infrastructure. Forefront’s products easily integrate with each other, with your IT infrastructure, and can be supplemented through interoperable third-party...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Product Line-Up announced

    Now we have officially announced the product lineup for Windows Vista and confirm that the operating system – scheduled for release in the second half of 2006 - will be available in five versions. There will be 2 versions for businesses - Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Enterprise . In...