Mono Project Announces the Availabity of Moonlight 2

Hot off the heels of the release of Silverlight 4 beta at the Professional Developers Conference last month, Microsoft is pleased to share that today the Mono Project, an open-source initiative sponsored by Novell, announced the availability of Moonlight 2. Moonlight is an open source Linux implementation of Silverlight that enables Linux developers to design… Read more

Microsoft acquires Opalis Software

Today Microsoft announced its acquisition of Opalis Software, a Toronto-based leader in IT process automation software used by customers like Chicos, Dow Chemical, Xerox and Kawasaki.   This acquisition brings together Opalis’ datacenter automation expertise with the integrated physical and virtual datacenter management capabilities of Microsoft System Center. As part of the acquisition, Opalis software… Read more

Microsoft to acquire Sentillion

Today Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group announced the acquisition of Sentillion, a company based in Andover, MA which provides healthcare industry solutions for context management, user provisioning and single sign-on (SSO).   The primary goal of the acquisition is to make it easier for healthcare professionals to deliver better patient care by streamlining access to multiple… Read more

More information on the release of Forefront TMG

Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010.  For more information about the release check out David Cross’, Product Unit Manager, overview on the Because it’s everybody’s business blog and video on Microsoft TechNet.     addthis_pub = ‘wedsg';… Read more

Microsoft announces release of Forefront TMG and UAG 2010

Today Microsoft announced the releases of two new solutions: Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG) and Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (UAG).   Forefront TMG and UAG 2010, the latest progress in Microsoft’s Business Ready Security strategy, address two growing endpoint security challenges: TMG helps companies provide safe employee web browsing, in part through use… Read more

Improve Web User Experience with IIS SEO Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RC

Today, Microsoft announced the releases of IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RC – both extensions for IIS.   The IIS SEO Toolkit helps Web developers, hosting providers, and Web server administrators to improve their Web site’s relevance in search results by recommending how to make the site content… Read more

PowerPivot downloads for Excel and SharePoint now available

Last week, we announced the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP on the Data Platform Insider blog. Today we are excited to share that the SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot downloads for Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are now available!  To download PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint, please go… Read more

PDC 2009: Microsoft Cloud Services Vision Becomes Reality with Launch of Windows Azure Platform

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Windows Azure platform at the Professional Developers Conference.  In his opening keynote, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, described Windows Azure and SQL Azure as core elements of the company’s cloud services strategy.  The company also announced a set of new Windows Azure features, Windows Server capabilities, and… Read more