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August, 2009

  • Microsoft Certified Masters for Windows Server 2008 R2

    Building off of the Microsoft Certified Masters (MCM): Directory training and certification, this new certification includes 11 days of training, two written exams and one 8-hour certification lab exam. Slight tweaks to the program format reflect a decision...
  • Businesses Save Thousands Moving to Microsoft Virtualization

    Today Microsoft announced that business customers are saving on average $170,000 (U.S.) when they switch to Microsoft virtualization software from VMware software. Customers are turning to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 reaches RTM milestone

    Today, Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM08 R2), with general availability through volume licensing starting on Oct. 1. One key additional feature of SCVMM08 R2 is the ability...
  • SQL Server August CTPs Roll Out Continues – Download SQL Azure Database, SQL Server StreamInsight

    We are excited to announce today that Microsoft has released the next wave of August community technology previews (CTPs), including SQL Azure Database, SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 and SQL Server StreamInsight August CTP for TechNet and MSDN subscribers...
  • Converging on Microsoft: Essential Steps for Securing Hyper-V Podcast

    Security in a virtual world is not an oxymoron - You don’t have to compromise security to get the benefits of virtualization. Check out Mike Schutz, Director of Product Management for the Microsoft Windows Server Division, speaking to Converging on Microsoft...
  • Frugal Fridays Podcast: Microsoft Technical PM, Kenon Owens

    Checkout this week's installment of the Frugal Friday's Tech Show podcast with Jason Perlow and Ken Hess featuring Kenon Owens, Technical Product Manager on the Integrated Virtualization Team at Microsoft. Click here and learn about System Center Virtual...
  • Forefront in the News

    The good news continues to roll in for Forefront this week. Ars Technica and British tech publication V3.co.uk posted articles based on the July tests conducted by independent anti-virus testing organization Virus Bulletin . The results revealed that...
  • Frugal Fridays Podcast: Jeff Woolsey talks Hyper-V 2.0

    Checkout this week’s installment of the Frugal Friday’s Tech Show podcast with Jason Perlow and Ken Hess, featuring Jeff Woolsey, Principal Group Program Manager in Windows Server Division, focused on Microsoft Virtualization. Click here to listen now...
  • Download SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Today

    Today we are excited to announce the availability of the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with the CTP generally available on Wednesday, August 12th. Building on the momentum...
  • Registration is now open for PDC

    Registration is now open for Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference, happening November 17-19, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and strategic architects focused...