General Availability of BizTalk Server 2009

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of BizTalk Server 2009. BizTalk Server 2009 is available now to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) customers and will be made available broadly in nine languages — Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish — on May 1. With this release, Microsoft has made substantial… Read more

Several Microsoft Products Receive Awards from Info Security Products Guide

Earlier this week, Info Security Products Guide, a leading publication on security-related products and technologies, announced the winners of the 2009 Global Excellence Awards. Three Microsoft solutions took first place in the following award categories: Category: Document Protection.  Winner: Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Category: Firewall Solution.  Winner: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006… Read more

Microsoft comments on VMware vSphere announcement

Today, David Greschler, director of Microsoft virtualization and management, commented on the announcement by VMware of their new “Cloud OS,” called vSphere.  Greschler outlined Microsoft’s streamlined approach to virtualization – in which virtualization is included as a component of the operating system, as opposed to an additional layer – and how it enables a dynamic… Read more

Microsoft Virtualization Software Helps Kroll Factual Data Reduce IT Costs and Energy Consumption, and Stay Agile

Kroll Factual Data was able to create a private cloud computing environment to meet stringent customer requirements while it helped reduce costs and energy consumption for its datacenter, Microsoft Corp. announced. Kroll Factual Data was able to create this dynamic datacenter through a combination of virtualization, services-based management tools, and scalable applications and application development… Read more

Microsoft releases IIS Smooth Streaming, announces industry momentum at NAB

Today, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, NV, Microsoft took another step in furthering its vision to offer superior online media experiences to consumers around the world. This morning, Microsoft announced:  The release of Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS) Smooth Streaming for powering high quality, true HD (1080p) online media experiences,… Read more

Microsoft Announces Business Ready Security for Enterprises

Today, the Identity and Security Business Group unveiled its Business Ready Security strategy and disclosed product and service updates, including the introduction of Forefront Online Security for Exchange, “Stirling” beta 2 availability and expansion of the Forefront brand.  We are also announcing a broad group of companies supporting and extending the capabilities of Forefront “Stirling.”… Read more

Is There a Cloud in Your Future?

On Tuesday, April 28 at 11:00am PDT, Microsoft will continue its webcast series on ‘How to Invest in the IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow’ with Part 2: “Is There a Cloud in Your Future?” Register here In the current economic climate, businesses are being challenged more than ever to make the most… Read more

.NET Services M5 Release

Microsoft released the 5th coding milestone of .NET Services, a component of the Azure Services Platform. This release further enhances support for web standards and interoperability, making it simpler for developers to connect cloud applications and services across platforms. Specifically, .NET Services M5 includes improved support for web standards such as REST, ATOM, SOAP, and… Read more

Webcast Series: ‘How to Invest in the IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow’

Part I of the webcast series is only 6 days away!   Microsoft is pleased to announce that Al Gillen, program vice president, IDC will be moderating this event; allowing for an open and informational dialogue.  Bill Laing, Microsoft CVP Windows Server Division, Al Gillen, program vice president, and Microsoft customer Earth Class Mail will… Read more

SQL Server 2008 SP1 Available Today

Today, Microsoft made available the  SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 via free download to current SQL Server 2008 customers. Microsoft recommends that customers currently running SQL Server 2008 should download SP1 via the SQL Server 2008 Web site to take advantage of these improvements.   With SQL Server SP1, Microsoft has made investments to ease deployment… Read more