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May, 2008

  • Windows HPC Server 2008 Beta 2 is Here

    Whew! Friday at 2:18PM we signed off on Beta 2 of Windows HPC Server 2008. It’s a good thing too since the Redmond team is looking at the first sunny and hot Northwest weekend this year. Mother nature usually gives us these days on weekdays. It’s been...
  • Windows server 2003 sp2 blocker tool to be removed from windows update and automatic update

    Just a reminder - It has been a little over a year since we released Windows Server 2003 SP2 .  When we release a Service Pack at Microsoft, we want to make sure that IT professionals and system administrators have ample time to assess the service...
  • New branch office appliance from Citrix

    We've blogged about the use of Windows Server within branch offices several times here and here. Many of them kicked off with the introduction of Windows Server 2003 R2. Today Citrix announced Branch Repeater, which they say is a new line of branch office appliances. Here's a description I received from Citrix: Citrix Branch Repeater debuts with the ability to stage, cache, or pre-position content at the branch using technologies such as Microsoft Windows file services and Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS). These technologies allow Citrix Branch Repeater to pre-position XenApp “Portable Application” installation files for rapid update and delivery to branch employees. The Citrix Branch Repeater also uses Microsoft ISA Server 2006 Web caching to accelerate delivery of web content to the branch. But the repeater goes much further. It can accelerate all TCP-based network traffic to and from the branch using Citrix WANScaler technology. And through integration with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, local branch services are consolidated and delivered locally for optimal performance and availability. In essence, Citrix Branch Repeater does three things that can help you provide better services to your remote or branch offices: (1) it stages streamed apps closer to the branch-based employees by using Citrix XenApp; it consolidates Windows-based branch services; and accelerates WAN app delivery. There are three models to choose from: Citrix Branch Repeater 100 - 1 Mbit appliance, $5,500 list Citrix Branch Repeater 200 - 2 Mbit, $7,500 list Citrix Branch Repeater 300 - 10 Mbit, $11,500 list Patrick
  • Announcing Small Business Server 2008 RC0 Public Preview

    After extensive development and private evaluation, I’m pleased to announce that a public preview of Windows Small Business Server 2008 RC0 is now available. Windows SBS 2008 is the next major release in the Windows Small Business Server product family...
  • Windows Server 2008 in Action - HostMySite.com

    Since the launch of Windows Server 2008 on February 27th, I have had a phenomenal opportunity to hear a lot of positive feedback from IT Pros, developers and our partners. I truly have enjoyed talking with customers from around the globe to hear their...
  • Windows Essential Server Solutions go public

    Good news. Today we opened up the Public Preview for Windows Essential Server Solutions - Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 . Visit here to find out how to download and evaluate the Release Candidate 0 versions of both. EBS...
  • SBS and EBS videos on Technet Edge

    There are new demonstration videos of the upcoming Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 on TechNet Edge. Program manager Bjorn Levidow provides an overview of EBS management , including remote administration, add-in management...