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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Manufacturers

    Today Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems. With the completion of this development phase, PC makers can now complete new Windows 7-based PCs, independent software vendors...
  • Blog Post: Tech•Ed: Microsoft Delivers New Wave of Technologies to Help Businesses Thrive in Today’s Economy

    Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 200 9 kicked off today with announcements of new technologies that enable IT professionals and developers to help their organizations save money and improve efficiencies during difficult economic times. As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company...
  • Blog Post: Target Running Hyper-V in All 1,755 Stores; Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Begins Today

    Microsoft’s annual Management Summit kicks off today and approximately 4,000 attendees are arriving in Las Vegas for the event. As the show begins, today Microsoft highlighted the experiences of retailer Target Corp. using Microsoft virtualization and management technologies. Target...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 at CES

    In conjunction with the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show , (CES), Microsoft today released the public beta of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 is an update release and the next version of the Windows Server operating system. The major technology investment...
  • Blog Post: Provide a Better Web Site Experience with Faster Response Times

    Today, Microsoft announced the beta release of IIS Application Warm-Up – an extension for IIS 7.5 that enables IT Professionals to improve the responsiveness of their Web sites by loading the Web applications before the first request arrives. By proactively loading and initializing all the dependencies...
  • Blog Post: OpenStack is now open for Microsoft’s Hyper-V

    Microsoft is partnering with Cloud.com and Rackspace to provide support of its virtualization platform, Hyper-V, to the OpenStack project. This allows customers and service providers to use Windows Server R2 2008 Hyper-V virtualized environments running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft STB Products Recognized as Industry Winners in 2010

    Looking back at 2010, the Server and Tools Business yielded numerous product announcements throughout the year. As a result, several publications have identified Server and Tools products as industry winners in annual product awards. Check out the great accomplishments STB products earned in a handful...
  • Blog Post: TechEd EMEA- IT Adds Even More Business Value in Tough Economic Times

    Today at TechEd EMEA Microsoft made several announcements to help customers evolve their IT infrastructure for the next generation of Dynamic IT environments: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 beta. Microsoft's new platform includes cross-platform monitoring for Windows, Unix and Linux servers...
  • Blog Post: New Efficiency Launch Event

    Today Microsoft is hosting a customer event for commercial customers in San Francisco. The morning will consist of a panel of customers deploying Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010, a presentation by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and an open pavilion for commercial partners. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTMs today!

    Today, Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing and announced that it will be available to customers on February 22, 2011. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 enables sophisticated desktop virtualization capabilities that build on the comprehensive virtualization...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008- Microsoft Delivers Pre-Beta Release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Developers

    Today at its Professional Developer Conference 2008 (PDC2008), Microsoft Corp. rallied software developers by sharing the first full public demo of Windows 7. Windows 7 extends developers' investments in Windows Vista and encourages the creation of new applications and services for the Windows platform...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready for TechEd Europe 2009

    TechEd Europe 2009 is just a few days away - one of the world’s leading IT Pro and Developer education and networking events. We hope to see you at TechEd Europe 2009, but if you are not able to make it to Berlin, we would like to invite you to watch Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization

    Two years ago Microsoft unveiled their virtualization vision and has since spoken frequently about server virtualization. Today they rounded out the other side of the equation and provided more details on their desktop virtualization offerings. There is a lot to digest and Microsoft has posted a good...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 beta now available

    Today, Microsoft announced the first beta release of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2). With feedback from our customers, Microsoft has made a number of new feature enhancements in R2 that support using a Windows platform including: o Support for Live Migration: With Windows...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces latest Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customer value findings; features to come in MDOP 2009 R2 late October

    As part of its efforts to help customers evaluate their existing IT infrastructures and begin readying themselves for deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft announced today that it will be releasing the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 in late October, as well...
  • Blog Post: 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 to focus on core directory services, based...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Kicks Off WinHEC 2008

    Today in Los Angeles, CA, Microsoft kicked off the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference with Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, and Jon DeVaan, senior vice president, Windows Core Operating System Division highlighting details about Windows 7 features...
  • Blog Post: Server and Tools Business makes as splash at Microsoft's 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference

    Today kicked off the first day of Microsoft’s 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. Top on the agenda is cloud computing. Cloud computing is creating a transformative change and opportunity for customers and partners, enabling what is called IT-as-a -Service . Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Exchange Server 2010 Availability and Wave of Innovations at Tech•Ed Europe 2009

    Today at the Microsoft Tech•Ed Europe 2009 conference in Germany, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop announced that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide to help businesses reduce costs, protect communications and delight e-mail users. Along with Windows 7 and Windows...