Microsoft Web Platform Installer reaches 1.5 Million product downloads

Microsoft announced the Web Platform Installer downloaded over 1.5 Million products since January 2009.   The Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0 and 2.0, and the Windows Web Application Gallery, which has received more than 100,000 application downloads, are all part of the broader Microsoft Web Platform. This includes core, free Web products that help developers,… Read more

Microsoft code-name “Geneva” Beta 2 Now Available

Today Microsoft released beta 2 of “Geneva,” Microsoft’s open platform that dramatically simplifies user access and secure collaboration across organizational boundaries.  “Geneva” is part of Microsoft’s Business Ready Security strategy, particularly in the areas of “protecting everywhere and accessing anywhere” and “integrating and extending security across the enterprise” through support of heterogeneous environments and interoperability… Read more

Tech•Ed: Microsoft Delivers New Wave of Technologies to Help Businesses Thrive in Today’s Economy

Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 2009 kicked off today with announcements of new technologies that enable IT professionals and developers to help their organizations save money and improve efficiencies during difficult economic times. As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company is anticipating that the next version of its client operating system, Windows… Read more

NetApp and Microsoft Virtualization Solutions Help Improve IT Efficiency and Meet Business Growth

Microsoft and NetApp today announced that A & A Contract Customs Brokers Ltd., a fast-growing customs and freight broker, has achieved dramatic IT efficiency gains by using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center with NetApp storage solutions.   As A & A’s business continues to grow, so does its information technology environment and… Read more

Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008

Microsoft announced today the release to manufacturing of Windows Storage Server 2008 to OEM partners. Windows Storage Server 2008 (WSS08) is built upon an optimized and enhanced release of the industry-leading file services of Windows Server 2008. Microsoft customers  are able to get enterprise storage capabilities without sacrificing the flexibility and reliability that Windows Server… Read more

Microsoft Management Summit 2009 Video Roundup

Couldn’t make it to the Microsoft Management Summit 2009 in Las Vegas?  Press releases and full keynotes are available for viewing here: To view the on-demand webcast, “Is There a Cloud in Your Future?”  – part 2 in a series on “How to Invest in the IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow,” – featuring Zane… Read more

WebSphere and Windows together….who knew?

Today Microsoft announced the results of a recent study comparing cost performance on Windows vs. IBM’s Power6, both with WebSphere and the .NET Framework.  The study, conducted using publicly available testing applications based upon industry best practices, showed that customers can achieve significant system cost savings as well as improvements to load handling capability by… Read more

MMS Day 2: Microsoft Showcases the Today and Tomorrow of Datacenter, Client and Cloud Management

This week at the 10th annual Microsoft Management Summit 2009, Microsoft Corp. showcased solutions for managing the complexity of today’s diverse IT environments, which include highly virtualized systems, a mix of software and online services, cloud-based computing, and an explosion of mobile devices. As part of the conference keynote addresses, Microsoft executives announced and demonstrated… Read more

News from Day 1 of the Microsoft Management Summit

Today at Day 1 of the Microsoft Management Summit, Bob Kelly, corporate vice president, outlined in his keynote how Microsoft would enable customers to get real value from cloud environments through many technologies they already have and are familiar with today, while building the cloud enabled applications of tomorrow.  This value will be delivered across… Read more

Microsoft Management Summit 2009 Begins Tomorrow – Watch the Keynotes Live

Tomorrow marks Day 1 of the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas.  Can’t make it this year?  Along with other event information and content, keynotes will be available for live and on-demand viewing here:   As part of the conference keynotes, Microsoft executives will announce and demonstrate current and future solutions that help reduce… Read more