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  • Blog Post: BranchCache Streamlines Remote Office Experience

    Hello everyone - my name is Vikram Ghosh, and I am Product Manager for Branch Office Solutions on the Windows Server Team. I am writing to you from, TechED EMEA here in Barcelona Spain, to describe one of my favorite new features in Windows Server 2008 R2, BranchCache TM . (Yes, we've already got a trademark...
  • Blog Post: SBS myths dispelled...by "Tom"

    In the course of talking to many Microsoft partners and customers, the Windows Small Business Server team has learned that there are sometimes misperceptions about the product, in many cases based on experiences with the earlier versions of SBS. In hopes of dispelling some of these "myths," the team...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partnership with RSA for Information Protection

    Hi all – I’m David Hastie, senior product manager in the Identity and Security Business Group here at Microsoft. I wanted to flag an announcement Microsoft made today in the area of information protection and data loss prevention. It involves Rights Management Services in Windows Server 2008. In...
  • Blog Post: Check out the latest branch solution – powered by Windows Server 2008

    As we ramp up for the largest enterprise launch in Microsoft history , Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, this is a great time to share some additional big news. In August of 2007, when Microsoft and Cisco made an announcement that we were committed to working together, there...
  • Blog Post: Need Feedback on Microsoft Technologies for Branch and Mid-Market IT

    We want to hear from you and get your feedback. What are the challenges that you face – technology, business, and environmental – in managing your Branch Office and/or Mid-Sized business IT infrastructures? Use the comments below and join the discussion! From our research we have identified...
  • Blog Post: NuStar Energy: IT for growth

    Yesterday the marketing team published a case study about NuStar Energy , a crude-oil transportation and storage company that has grown rapidly through acquisitions and recently joined the Fortune 500. NuStar relies on Windows Server, System Center and Forefront solutions to integrate new people and...
  • Blog Post: Essential Business Server at Convergence

    Lots happening in Orlando at Convergence 2008 - the Microsoft Dynamics users' conference. Steve Ballmer and vice president Kirill Tatarinov are speaking and the Dynamics team is making a number of announcements , including a partnership with EDS to extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments, a preview...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Independent research firm recognizes Microsoft NAP as a leader in Network Access Control

    Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) solution was cited as a leader (the top category) in a recent independent report, “The Forrester Wave: Network Access Control, Q3 2008.” Microsoft was one of the many network access control (NAC) vendors invited to participate in the report. Forrester placed...
  • Blog Post: 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 is available now, SBS will be up within a few weeks...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

    Excerpt from the post on the SBS blog by group program manager Dean Paron: On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized! Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin...
  • Blog Post: Secure, cross-company collaboration

    Below is a new Microsoft video about a company called Exostar . Using Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services, Certificate Server, and Forefront Security, Exostar enables global aerospace companies, such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce, to securely collaborate...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2: Ready to Rock and Roll

    Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM is here. Programming done. Code frozen. That means for organizations looking to take advantage of the significant performance, productivity and cost-saving features inherent in the new Windows Server and Windows 7, the time to start planning, testing and deploying is now ....
  • Blog Post: What a launch!! Thank you IT Pros!!! And some Cool Stuff....

    What a Launch Wave it has been! I've just returned from celebrating Windows Server 2008 with many of you all over the world. It was great to hear your stories and see how Windows Server 2008 will fit into many of your organizations. For those of you who were not able to attend a launch event, check out...
  • Blog Post: Video: Branch Infrastructure Optimization

    In the video below Microsoft introduces three best practices that can help organizations cut branch and remote infrastructure costs. 1. Use virtualization technology to more efficiently use hardware and save money on energy 2. Centralize branch infrastructure monitoring and management 3....
  • Blog Post: Mark your calendar: Watch the MMS keynotes on the web

    Next week on Tuesday and Wednesday be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web! Don’t miss this opportunity to see our top executives discuss the latest IT Management news, strategies, and solutions from Microsoft, and how to apply...