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  • 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: Guest Post: Marathon and Microsoft fault tolerant computing

    Hi, I'm Jerry Melnick, ch ief technology officer at Marathon Technologies. Today we announced an expanded development and marketing agreement with Microsoft that underscores industry recognition of the growing need to eliminate downtime for your most important applications. Working together, Marathon...
  • 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: "Centro" = Windows Essential Business Server

    Today we announced Windows Essential Business Server as the official name for Windows Server codename "Centro," our upcoming IT solution designed for mid-sized organizations. We unveiled details about the product, available here , as well as an initial set of hardware and software partners supporting...
  • Blog Post: Certified value on Windows Server 2008

    Steve Bell here, I'm the product manager who owns the software logo program for Windows Server 2008. I've got great news for ISV partners and the IT community. I know the software certification process has been challenging in the past. We listened to your feedback and designed the certification process...
  • 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: From Citrix iForum: Hypercall API open season

    We announced today that the hypercall API, which hypervisor and OS vendors will use to build on top/integrate with Viridian, will be licensed via the Open Specification Promise (OSP). You'll recall that the Microsoft's VHD image format is available via OSP. This license will be available at the time...
  • 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: Virtualized Servers as the Desktop

    Due to the Martin Luther King holiday in the U.S. on Monday, it was a fairly quiet day on the roads and in the office. But there was a flurry of server virtualization news , news and news out of Redmond. Here are the lightlights: Acquisition of Calista Technologies, whose virtual desktop platform...
  • 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: Upgraded Developer/IT Pro Portal and Tools

    We’ve just launched a major upgrade to http://www.innovateonwindowsserver.com/ , which is an application readiness portal targeting developers of custom and commercial software that also empowers IT Pros to determine application compatibility on Windows Server 2008. The site upgrade contains: Details...
  • Blog Post: Essential Business Server blog

    The team behind Windows Essential Business Server 2008 for midsized companies (part of the newly announced Windows Essential Server Solutions family and formerly known as "Centro") has launched a team blog here . Group Program Manager Eric Watson provides the introduction: In this Blog, key people...
  • Blog Post: Symantec solution available for “Network Path Not Found” and other errors.

    Many folks have been encountering network connectivity issues and other errors when running older versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Antivirus. So I’m writing to let you know that a solution has been available for the past year and is highly encouraged as an upgrade. Context ...