Red Hat and Microsoft Expand Virtualization Interoperability Options

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that customers can now deploy fully supported virtualization environments that combine Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In response to customer demand for interoperability in their IT environments, Red Hat and Microsoft have completed testing and validation for mutual customers using… Read more

Microsoft Security Essentials Available Today

Microsoft Security Essentials, the new no-cost, anti-malware service that helps protect consumers against viruses, spyware and other malicious software, is available today.  It requires no registration, trials or renewals and will be available for download directly from Microsoft at   For more information about this release check out the Forefront Team Blog.   addthis_pub… Read more

New Efficiency Launch Event

Today Microsoft is hosting a customer event for commercial customers in San Francisco. The morning will consist of a panel of customers deploying Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010, a presentation by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and an open pavilion for commercial partners.   You will be able to watch the… Read more

Six Ways to Help Customers Extend their Web Sites

Today, Microsoft announced updates to six important IIS Extensions: ·         IIS Application Request Routing 2.0 RC adds support to enhance disk based cache and cache proxy for content delivery networks while increasing Web application reliability and scalability through rule-based routing and load balancing of HTTP server requests. ·         IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit Beta2 helps… Read more

Microsoft Ignites New Opportunities for Web Professionals with the WebsiteSpark Program

Today in Amsterdam, Microsoft is making a couple of exciting announcements about the Web platform. First, Microsoft announced the launch of the WebsiteSpark Program, a new program designed to help business development for Web professionals. As the latest program in the ‘Spark’ family, including BizSpark and DreamSpark, the WebsiteSpark Program provides eligible Web professionals with… Read more

Microsoft and Intel announce Silverlight for Moblin

  Furthering Microsoft’s commitment to deliver interactive, high quality user experiences with Silverlight to not only your computer, but a range of devices and platforms, Microsoft and Intel announced this morning their plans to work together to bring support for Silverlight 3 to Intel’s Atom-based Mobile Internet Devices (MID). The agreement, announced at the Intel… Read more

Microsoft announces latest Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customer value findings; features to come in MDOP 2009 R2 late October

As part of its efforts to help customers evaluate their existing IT infrastructures and begin readying themselves for deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft announced today that it will be releasing the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 in late October, as well as detailed the features that will be… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager R3 will be available to customers in Q2 2010

Microsoft announced today that System Center Configuration Manager R3 will be available to customers in Q2 2010. They are currently taking nominations for TAP customers.    For more information on what capabilities will be included in the R3 version check out the System Center blog.   addthis_pub = ‘wedsg’;… Read more

Microsoft announces new Smooth Streaming customers, plans to release IIS Media Services 3.0

This morning, in advance of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam on September 11 – 15, Microsoft made a series of announcements about Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming. Today’s announcements, which will be highlighted in the Microsoft booth at IBC, include:   ·         Plans to release Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 3.0, enabling… Read more

Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta

Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta   Today, Microsoft is announcing the Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta – a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server. Once the Windows Cache Extension for PHP is enabled and loaded by the PHP… Read more