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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Availability & KMS Updates

I wanted to give you an update on the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 release timelines. The following dates are 99% firm, but please remember the Windows product teams always reserve the right to make last minute changes. Finally, the prescriptive guidance has been updated on TechNet and IT Springboard, so mark these…

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Bing Content Filtering

Hopefully, by now you have checked out Microsoft’s new web search/decision engine, Bing.com.  In short, Bing is a decision engine that goes beyond what people have come to think of as search — it will help people use the Web to accomplish more complicated decision-based tasks, rather than simply navigating the Web.  If you’d like…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Arrive October 22, 2009

Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM (Release to Manufacture) code is on track to be available to Microsoft partners sometime in the 2nd half of July. Windows Server 2008 R2 will also be broadly available about the same time as the Windows 7 “General Availability” date of October 22, 2009. For more information on these great…

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Check Out Bing!

Microsoft has just released a great new search service called Bing. Here’s some cool things you can try: BETTER RESULTS Get hard to find information, like customer service numbers, with authoritative results. Save time with a 5 day weather forecast for your location. Find instant real time traffic for your area. ORGANIZED RESULTS Categorized search…

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Free eBook “Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008”

Right now is the perfect time to begin to enhance your skills on business intelligence with Microsoft Business Intelligence technology by checking out the new training resources, including an offer for a free licensed copy of SQL Server 2008 with training, a free eBook “Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008”, and a 35% discount on books…

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Microsoft Partner Resources

There is significant momentum behind IT infrastructure and application platform Optimization that Microsoft partners often evangelize to help institutions be successful in their administration and deployment challenges.  To support this effort Microsoft maintains a partner resource site that anyone can access if they know where to look.  Check out “Microsoft Optimization Partner Resources”.  There you…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 RC Releases!

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system from Microsoft. Building on the features and capabilities of the current Windows Server 2008 release version, Windows Server 2008 R2 allows you to create organization solutions that are easier to plan, deploy, and manage than previous versions of Windows…

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2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 Released

The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides customers with the latest updates to the 2007 Office suite. Today’s download includes two types of fixes: Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack. All of the Public Updates, Security Updates, Cumulative Updates, and Hot Fixes released through February 2009. In…

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Forefront Security for Office Communications Server RTM Available

I just received this update from the Forefront Security Blog. Forefront Security for Office Communication Server (FSOCS) provides fast and effective protection against IM-based malware for OCS 2007 and OCS 2007 R2 environments by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners. FSOCS also helps reduce corporate liability by blocking instant messages containing inappropriate content….

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