RTM of System Center Essentials and System Center DPM 2010

Today Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of two IT management products for midsize businesses: System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010. ·         SCE 2010 provides IT professionals with a unified physical and virtual management experience.   A  key addition is the integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager… Read more

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Manufacturers

Today Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems.   With the completion of this development phase, PC makers can now complete new Windows 7-based PCs, independent software vendors can complete testing and certification of new and… Read more

RTM of Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server

Today, Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS). Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server provides fast and effective protection against IM-based malware for OCS 2007 and OCS 2007 R2 environments by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners. FSOCS also helps reduce corporate liability by… Read more

It All Comes Together: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs

Microsoft’s virtualization solutions span the desktop to the data center including the management tools required to ensure that virtualization remains an asset and doesn’t become an unwieldy burden.  On the server Microsoft has Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and also Hyper-V Server, our standalone hypervisor, recently released in September.  On the desktop Microsoft has application, desktop… Read more

Microsoft Takes its Newest High Performance Computing Platform to Wall Street

  Today, at the 2008 “High Performance on Wall Street” event in New York City, Microsoft announced it has released to manufacturing its newest server — Windows HPC Server 2008. Today’s event kicks off a series of global launch activities in the coming weeks to support the new product.   Windows HPC Server 2008 gives… Read more

Release of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2

Management is the key application for virtualization and the recent release of System Center Configuration Manager R2 along with System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack for App-V 4.5 severs eliminate the need for separate tools to deploy, manage and track licenses for App-V 4.5 applications.   The R2 release of Configuration Manager includes key enhancements… Read more

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Standard and Premium editions released to manufacturing

Today Microsoft has released to manufacturing both Standard and Premium versions of Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008. SBS 2008 is part of the Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS) family of products, which will be widely available and formally launched on November 12, 2008.   SBS 2008 is an integrated IT solution designed to help… Read more

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 RTM

Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the new version of the company’s acclaimed data management and business intelligence platform. This version of SQL Server provides powerful new capabilities such as support for policy-based management, auditing, large-scale data warehousing, geospatial data, and advanced reporting and analysis services. SQL Server… Read more

Microsoft Releases Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 to Manufacturing

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released to manufacturing today and will start being available to customers in March, starting with Volume Licensing customers. Windows Server 2008 was also released to manufacturing today and will be available for purchase to new customers on March 1st. Volume Licensing customers with active Software Assurance coverage or an… Read more