Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTMs today!

Today, Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing and announced that it will be available to customers on February 22, 2011. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 enables sophisticated desktop virtualization capabilities that build on the comprehensive virtualization functionality already included in the Windows Server operating system. Specifically… Read more

Microsoft Certified Masters for Windows Server 2008 R2

Building off of the Microsoft Certified Masters (MCM): Directory training and certification, this new certification includes 11 days of training,  two written exams and one 8-hour certification lab exam.  Slight tweaks to the program format reflect a decision to focus on core directory services, based on MCM feedback.  Greater emphasis on targeted pre-reading and prerequisites… Read more

Microsoft announces official name for “Geneva”

Today, at the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, Microsoft announced the official name for Microsoft “Geneva” the upcoming open platform enabling simplified user access and single sign-on for cloud and on-premises applications:   Official name for “Geneva” ·         Active Directory Federation Services  –  formerly known as “Geneva” Server ·         Windows Identity Foundation –… 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

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

Upcoming Webcast: ‘One Server Does Not Fit All’

On April 14, at 9 a.m. PDT , Microsoft will kick off a webcast series on ‘How to Invest in the IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow.’ Part 1 is titled “One Server Does Not Fit All”. During part 1, Bill Laing, Microsoft CVP Windows Server Division, Al Gillen, program vice president, IDC,… Read more

MIX 09: New IIS Extension Releases

Today at the Microsoft event MIX09, we are announcing the availability of a number of new IIS Extension releases in addition to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta and the Windows Web Application Gallery. IIS Extensions add value to the Microsoft Web Platform by enabling Web developers, server administrators, and hosting providers to more… Read more

Microsoft Partners With Cisco on New Unified Computing System

Today, Microsoft Corp. announced its support of Cisco’s Unified Computing System entrance into the server datacenter market as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Through this agreement, Cisco will pre-package, resell and support Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. In addition, Microsoft is working closely with Cisco to… Read more

Microsoft, Red Hat to Offer Joint Technical Support

Microsoft and Red Hat announced this morning that they have signed agreements to test and validate their server operating systems running on one another’s hypervisors.  In short, this means that customers with valid support agreements will be able to run validated configurations and receive joint technical support for running Windows Server on Red Hat Enterprise… Read more

Enterprise Customers Choose Microsoft Platform to Run SAP Apps

Today, Microsoft announced the recent certification of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 to fully support SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and the newly released SAP Business Suite 7. Microsoft remains committed to delivering world-class enterprise capabilities to help customers take advantage of the latest innovations through joint Microsoft and SAP development.    Customer’s realizing… Read more