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January, 2008

  • IDC Study: Microsoft security partner programs succeed in making partners more profitable

    IDC and Microsoft released, today, a study that shows that the Microsoft Partner Program is enabling security partners to be more successful compared to programs from other vendors. The study finds that partners participating in Microsoft’s SSA and SSC...
  • Microsoft positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008

    Microsoft has been positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008. Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server is an integrated...
  • Microsoft Announces Vision and Strategy to Accelerate Virtualization Adoption

    Microsoft Corp. today articulated an expanded role for virtualization as a key enabler of its Dynamic IT vision and outlined a companywide strategy to help accelerate the broad adoption of virtualization. To help drive its strategy, the company also announced...
  • Microsoft's First and Best Customer

    Input from customers was crucial to the design and features of Windows Server 2008 - customers including Microsoft itself. Since last June, the pre-release version of Windows Server 2008 has been running every server on microsoft.com -- handling every...
  • Scott Guthrie: Changes to .NET Framework Reference License

    On January 16, 2008, Scott Guthrie, General Manager within the Microsoft Developer Division, announced on his blog that the .NET Framework Reference Source will be updated from the standard Microsoft Reference License to the .NET Framework Reference License...
  • Microsoft positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, 2007

    Microsoft has been placed in the Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report. Gartner finds that “Point products for antivirus, anti-spyware, personal firewalls and host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) are...
  • Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

    Last night at CES Microsoft announced a new update for Windows Home Server. The update, called Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 (formerly code named UR1) will ship in the first half of 2008 and hit servers via Windows Update. This update will include...
  • Microsoft positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis, 2007

    Microsoft has been positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis, 2007. Launched in March 2007, Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager provides intelligent monitoring and reporting...
  • IT Pros and Developers are Heroes in New Comic by Celebrated Cartoonist

    A brand new daily Web comic for IT developers and pros debuted today at http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/cool-stuff/comic/default.mspx . Created by veteran comic book editor and writer Jordan B. Gorfinkel, the Web comic follows a cast of information...
  • NBC Universal to use Microsoft Silverlight for online 2008 Summer Olympic coverage

    During his keynote at CES in Las Vegas on January 6 th , Bill Gates announced that NBC Universal has chosen to partner with Microsoft to make “NBCOlympics.com on MSN” the official online home of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. NBCOlympics...
  • Microsoft Acquires Calista Technologies, Expands Alliance with Citrix

    As reported today, Microsoft has completed the acquisition of Calista Technologies, a leading provider of graphic technologies for next-generation desktop and presentation virtualization solutions. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Calista provides technology that improves end-user experience of 3-D and multimedia delivery for Microsoft multimedia applications, virtualized desktop deployments, and server-hosted virtualized desktops or applications using Windows Terminal Services. The addition of Calista technology to future Microsoft presentation and desktop virtualization products will enable remote workers to receive a full-fidelity Windows desktop experience without the need for high-end desktop hardware, while enabling software vendors to deliver additional capabilities. Calista Technologies is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft. Financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Microsoft also has expanded its alliance with Citrix Systems to deliver a comprehensive set of virtualization solutions to address the desktop and server virtualization needs of customers. The two companies will work together to deliver and market joint virtualization solutions with Windows Server 2008 to help customers achieve a flexible and dynamic client computing infrastructure. Microsoft issued a media alert today as advance notice to a live webcast tomorrow in which Microsoft will outline its companywide strategy to accelerate broad adoption of virtualization by customers and the industry.