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  • Blog Post: What diagnostic tasks wouid you want at your fingertips for Windows Server "Centro"?

    For those of you that have used Microsoft's Operations Manager 2005 you know that you can access some basic server diagnostic tasks in the right hand pane including Computer Management, Event Viewer, IP Configuration, Ping, and Remote Desktop. If you could force your will on the Windows Server "Centro...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Server "Centro" !

    I'm pleased to finally be able to write about a new currently under development integrated product, code-named Windows Server "Centro." Windows Server "Centro" brings together Windows Server, next-generation Exchange and security technologies, and a new integrated management experience designed specifically...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "Centro" has a New Name

    I'm happy to announce that my product, after being called Windows Server code name "Centro" for over two years, finally has a name-- Windows Essential Business Server !  Essential Business Server will be in Beta 2 in the next couple of months and as a daily dogfooder I have to say the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "Centro" Technical Beta and Technology Adopter Program is looking for a few good testers...

    We are looking for a few good testers (OK, lots of) to help give us feedback on Windows Server “Centro”. If you have three 64 bit (x64) machines that you can use to test some next generation technology we’re working on then we can use your help. I know three spare x64 servers is not a trivial request...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "Centro" Community Technology Preview (CTP) has RTMed!

    Another milestone for Windows Server code name "Centro" occurred this afternoon with the official signing off of the CTP (5241) build. The CTP builds on the foundation established in Beta 1 while moving into new areas such as enabling legacy Active Directory domain joins, including Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "Centro" Beta 1 has shipped!

    I'm happy to announce that we posted the first beta of Windows Server "Centro" to Microsoft Connect this past weekend. The team (developers, testers, user experience designers, user assistance writers and editors, program managers and product planners) have worked long hours (especially the testers who...
  • Blog Post: What do YOU want in Windows Server "Centro"?

    I'd to get your opinions on the types of functionality and features you'd like to see in Windows Server "Centro". The skies the limit! Please note: I won't reply to your comment unless I need clarification (we might already plan on doing the feature). I'd like to understand better what are the kinds...