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  • Blog Post: Windows Server News from IT Forum

    Today at IT Forum, Bob Kelly, corporate vice president in the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, announced pricing, packaging and licensing for Windows Server 2008 and introduced a new product, Microsoft Hyper-V Server. Specifically: The Windows Server 2008 lineup includes the following familiar...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008

    Microsoft announced today the release to manufacturing of Windows Storage Server 2008 to OEM partners. Windows Storage Server 2008 (WSS08) is built upon an optimized and enhanced release of the industry-leading file services of Windows Server 2008. Microsoft customers are able to get enterprise storage...
  • Blog Post: IDC Publishes 64-bit Windows Server Whitepaper

    IDC has published a new whitepaper, “Understanding the Business Benefits Associated with x86 64-Bit Windows Server” that demonstrates that in addition to increasing performance and efficiency, customers can recoup investment in their x64 transition to Windows Server 2008 within 6 months. “One of the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners With Cisco on New Unified Computing System

    Today, Microsoft Corp. announced its support of Cisco’s Unified Computing System entrance into the server datacenter market as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Through this agreement, Cisco will pre-package, resell and support Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V RC Released

    Today Microsoft delivered the Hyper-V release candidate (RC) code broadly to customers and partners. This is a key milestone signaling that Microsoft is on track to deliver Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization by August 2008. Hyper-V RC is a feature-complete version and has three main enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Get Virtual Now

    Today at 9 AM PDT, Bob Kelly will take the stage at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, officially kicking off Microsoft’s five-month long worldwide event series to “‘ Get Virtual Now .” Product milestones will be announced through two live webcast keynotes, available for viewing at the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Customers Share Experiences with Windows Server 2008

    Since the Heroes Happen Here launch in February, Windows Server 2008 customers are seeing strong results. Over the course of the next few months, product managers from the Windows Server Division will be showcasing, on the Windows Server Blog, multiple customer stories and scenarios that truly demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 to Manufacturing

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released to manufacturing today and will start being available to customers in March, starting with Volume Licensing customers. Windows Server 2008 was also released to manufacturing today and will be available for purchase to new customers on March 1 st . Volume...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2008 Whitepaper Highlighting Energy Efficiency

    Today Microsoft released a whitepaper detailing the “green” benefits of Windows Server 2008. With companies moving to a more “green” infrastructure, energy-efficient servers are a top priority for them as they look to control energy costs and reduce their impact on the environment. This whitepaper...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Series: 'How to Invest in the IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow'

    Part I of the webcast series is only 6 days away! Microsoft is pleased to announce that Al Gillen, program vice president, IDC will be moderating this event; allowing for an open and informational dialogue. Bill Laing, Microsoft CVP Windows Server Division, Al Gillen, program vice president, and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces official name for “Geneva”

    Today, at the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, Microsoft announced the official name for Microsoft “Geneva” the upcoming open platform enabling simplified user access and single sign-on for cloud and on-premises applications: Official name for “Geneva” · Active Directory Federation...
  • Blog Post: 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 web page, every hit, all without a glitch. Every...
  • Blog Post: Cisco and Microsoft Deliver Simplified Branch Infrastructure Solution

    Microsoft and Cisco announced that the Windows Server on WAAS (WoW) appliance is available to order. This appliance brings together Cisco's Wide Area Application Services with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to create a Branch Office Box, meant to help simplify branch office IT. Plans to build this product...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RC1 Available for Download

    If Windows Server 2008 is the brisket, as previously described by group product manager Alex Hinrichs, Hyper-V is the special sauce. And today, the brisket gets even tastier with Hyper-V release candidate 1 (RC 1), which is available for download. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V contains everything...
  • Blog Post: 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 technologists as they write code, fix bugs...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 RC0

    Release Candidate (RC0) for Windows Server 2008 will be available for download within the next 24 hours. With this release, Microsoft’s partners and customers can download and experience a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows Server virtualization. For more information, please see our PressPass...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Official Name for ‘Centro,’ Windows Essential Business Server; Product Details Revealed

    There are approximately 1.4 million midsized businesses in the world and their IT needs are unique. But, in order to maintain growth, they require the same powerful technology solutions used by large companies. That was the thinking behind ‘Centro,’ Microsoft’s integrated IT solution for midsize organizations...
  • 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: Microsoft, Red Hat to Offer Joint Technical Support

    Microsoft and Red Hat announced this morning that they have signed agreements to test and validate their server operating systems running on one another's hypervisors. In short, this means that customers with valid support agreements will be able to run validated configurations and receive joint technical...
  • Blog Post: Meet the new Windows Server 2008

    Over the last few weeks, Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 web and print ads have been unveiled. The ads feature a robot that personifies “ The Server Unleashed .” Like Windows Server 2008, the IT 24-7 robot is strong on self defense, built to handle even the most formidable challenges, and ready and working...
  • Blog Post: Wave of New Microsoft Enterprise Products Bring Big Benefits to IT Professionals and Developers

    Largest enterprise launch in company history includes Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008; focuses on security, Web, virtualization and better business intelligence. Kicking off more than 225 events around the world and joined by more than 4,000 customers...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcast: 'One Server Does Not Fit All'

    On April 14, at 9 a.m. PDT , Microsoft will kick off a webcast series on 'How to Invest in the IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow.’ Part 1 is titled "One Server Does Not Fit All". During part 1, Bill Laing, Microsoft CVP Windows Server Division, Al Gillen, program vice president...
  • Blog Post: 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 the acquisition of Calista Technologies Inc...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the final release of UrlScan 3.0 for Internet Information Services (IIS)

    Today Microsoft released to the web UrlScan 3.0 for Internet Information Service (IIS) which is helping to correct and prevent possible SQL injection attacks. UrlScan 3.0 is a security tool that restricts the types of HTTP requests that IIS will process. By blocking specific HTTP requests, the UrlScan...