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

Application Appliances from Microsoft and HP save money and time, reduce IT complexity

Today, HP and Microsoft Corp. announced application appliances that will help organizations optimize employee productivity and reduce IT complexity. By fusing applications, infrastructure and productivity tools into a single system, these new appliances deliver business services in a box and replace customized and proprietary appliances that can take up to 18 months to implement. These… Read more

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Released: Converging Desktop Security and Management

Today, many organizations have separate endpoint security and management infrastructures, which requires two sets of maintenance efforts, policies, and incident response procedures.  Microsoft today announced the release of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP), the next generation of Forefront Client Security, to help customers align the disciplines of client security and management.  By taking advantage of… Read more

Microsoft delivers Windows Azure Platform updates

As previously announced at PDC 2010, Microsoft is now delivering updates to the Windows Azure platform to further enable Platform as a service (PaaS), where developers and business will ultimately see the true value of the cloud. Today, Microsoft is delivering: To make it easier to move existing applications and run them more efficiently, Microsoft… Read more

Bringing it all together at PASS Summit 2010

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Server and Tools Business, with announcements at PDC10, TechEd Europe and the PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Summit 2010. At PDC and TechEd Europe, Microsoft launched several new products and updates, including tools and resources to help customers more easily develop and deploy cloud applications and… Read more

Announcing Windows Small Business Server 2011

Since we announced the availability of the beta version of Windows Small Business Server Code name “Aurora” and Windows Small Business Server “7”, both products have been downloaded more than 9000 times through bout our partner and customer community. Today as we move forward with these new releases, Microsoft is announcing the final names, pricing,… Read more

October 14th, 2010 News Thursday: System Center Configuration Manager R3 released, Wipro partners with Citrix and Microsoft… and more Server and Tools news.

Microsoft releases System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Today Microsoft announced the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3. Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now, R3 brings a complete set of… Read more

Server and Tools Business makes as splash at Microsoft’s 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference

Today kicked off the first day of Microsoft’s 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C.    Top on the agenda is cloud computing. Cloud computing is creating a transformative change and opportunity for customers and partners, enabling what is called IT-as-a -Service. Microsoft is working with its partners to lead the way for customers to… Read more