Exchange Server SP1 and Forefront Security for Exchange SP1 Released

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be available to customers on Thursday, November 29th. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 features anticipated enhancements such as support for Windows Server 2008, better integration with Office Communications Server 2007 and improved mobile device security and management.   Additionally, the final release of Forefront Security for Exchange… Read more

Microsoft Unveils Windows HPC Server 2008

Microsoft today released the first public beta of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, a server operating system and tools designed for the fast-growing high-performance computing (HPC) market. Microsoft also kicked-off the Parallel Computing Initiative, a program creating a set of common development tools across multi-core desktops and clusters.    Windows HPC Server 2008, the successor… Read more

Network Access Protection extended to Linux and Mac

Also at IT Forum, Microsoft announced three new third party products that will extend Network Access Protection (NAP) to Linux and Mac Desktops as well as the first NAP-powered appliance.  The new products will extend NAP, a policy enforcement platform built into the Windows Vista operating system and the upcoming versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows… Read more

General Availability: Forefront Server Security Management Console

Today at IT Forum in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the General Availability of Forefront Server Security Management Console. The Forefront Server Security Management Console is a centralized, Web-based management solution for onsite and remote administration of Microsoft messaging and collaboration solutions.  With Forefront Server Security Management Console, customers can centrally manage and configure servers remotely, automatically… Read more

TechNet, MSDN Revamped to Provide Stronger Community Connections

Today Microsoft unveiled a series of improvements to the TechNet and MSDN online experiences, which provide comprehensive tools to help IT professionals and developers evaluate, plan, deploy and maintain complex systems and develop advanced software solutions. The enhancements include the following: • New online Developer TechCenters increase visibility of key members of the technical community…. Read more

System Center Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager General Availability

Today, Microsoft announced the General Availability of three Microsoft System Center products: Configuration Manager 2007, Virtual Machine Manager 2007 and Data Protection Manager 2007, expanding Microsoft’s management offerings which also include System Center Operations Manager 2007 released earlier this year.  The announcement was made at IT Forum in Barcelona today and can be found at  … Read more

Windows Server News from IT Forum

Today at IT Forum, Bob Kelly, corporate vice president in the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, announced pricing, packaging and licensing for Windows Server 2008 and introduced a new product, Microsoft Hyper-V Server.  Specifically: The Windows Server 2008 lineup includes the following familiar editions — Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web and Itanium. Microsoft Hyper-V was… Read more

MIX08 Registration Now Open

Microsoft’s MIX event is back and registration is now open.  MIX08 is the event for professionals in the consumer Web space – Web developers, designers, business and digital marketing professionals – to come together to explore new ways to build next generation Web experiences with Microsoft’s platform and create more dynamic customer connections that drive business… Read more

Microsoft Announces Official Name for ‘Centro,’ Windows Essential Business Server; Product Details Revealed

There are approximately 1.4 million midsized businesses in the world and their IT needs are unique. But, in order to maintain growth, they require the same powerful technology solutions used by large companies. That was the thinking behind ‘Centro,’ Microsoft’s integrated IT solution for midsize organizations.   Today, Microsoft announced its official name: Windows Essential… Read more

Developer News from TechEd

Today at TechEd Developers in Barcelona, Spain, S. “Soma” Somasegar, Corporate Vice President in Microsoft’s Developer Division, announced Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will  be released by the end of November 2007. Soma also unveiled a number of resources for developers enabling them to make the most of out of their Microsoft… Read more