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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: Tech support for all those different VMs

    Arrived back to Redmond late yesterday from Reno where I was attending Supercomputing 2007 conference . I suspect SC07 will be best remembered for the power outage that hit the convention center and most of downtown Reno, and Ashlee's stellar headline . While I was in Reno, there were lots of colleagues...
  • Blog Post: Berlin 2009: Old Walls, New Platforms

    My bags are packed and the U.S. Government has graciously admitted my existence, providing me with a brand new passport to prove it. Now I’ve just got to nurse my spine through 10 hours in a coach aisle seat, and I’ll be at TechEd Europe 2009 in Berlin. This will be an exciting week to be there with...
  • Blog Post: MSD evolution and leadership

    Hi, my name is Brad Anderson and I’m the General Manager, leading product development and engineering for Microsoft’s Management and Solutions Division. Many of you have heard that I recently assumed leadership for MSD after Kirill Tatarinov moved over to lead MS Business Solutions Division. Looking...
  • 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: Windows Powershell - 1 million served

    Jeffrey has a good, lengthy post about PowerShell here . Of note is the fact that there's been 1 million downloads in 6 months. His post includes references and links to MS products and partner using PowerShell, books, and community sites. PowerShell is the new command-line shell with tools and a...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe Days 2-4: Blogs, Tweets, and Videos

    The first day’s keynote out of the way, online chatter about TechEd Europe 2010 turned to session reporting, the announced naming of Configuration Manager 2012 (formerly “v.Next”), and continued absorption of Microsoft’s initiatives in cloud computing, Hyper-V Cloud in particular. To give you a kind...
  • 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: TechEd EMEA: Terminal Services renamed Remote Desktop Services

    Hi, Manlio Vecchiet here. I'm director of product management on the Windows Server marketing team, focused on Windows Server networking, terminal services and VDI. I'm in Barcelona right now attending Microsoft TechEd EMEA conference . Whether you are one of the many IT Pros that have successfully...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2010 Day 1: Voices from the Community

    We’ve been seeing quite a bit of chatter on the “internets” about the goings-on at TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin, and it’s great to see the diverse impressions of attendees as the event happens. Net Noteworthies The announcements and news about a range of things—including Hyper-V Cloud , the VMM SSP 2...
  • Blog Post: Increase Web Application Scalability and Reliability with ARR 2.0 RTW

    Today, Microsoft announced the final release of IIS Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.0 RTW . Customers - such as hosting providers, Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers, and IT Professionals are changing the way they do business as a result of ARR 2.0. ARR 2.0 delivers cost savings, elastic...
  • 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: IT Forum: Virtual Video Stars

    As Patrick mentioned, many of the Windows Server team are here in Barcelona for TechEd: IT Forum this week and we're gearing up for a great set of breakout sessions, lightning demos, hands-on lab and chalk-talks around Windows Server "Longhorn" and Virtualization. One of the features of the conference...
  • 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: Download beta of new Windows HPC Server 2008

    For those of you interested in parallel computing and high performance computing, you'll take note that today we released the first public beta of V2 of Windows Server 2008 for HPC clusters. The V2 product is called Windows HPC Server 2008. The product currently in the market is called Windows Computer...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2007: IIS7 is Core and look for the logo

    The usual news items are coing from Orlando's TechEd 2007 location. One of the biggies yesterday was IIS7 - the new web server in Windows Server 2008 - will be added to the list of roles in the Server Core installation of the OS. Volker blogged about it, and see the Q&A here . This is a recent...