May 12, 2014 Microsoft kicks off TechEd North America 2014

This morning in Houston, Microsoft kicked off its annual TechEd North America Conference, where more than 11,000 IT professionals and developers gathered to experience the company’s latest enterprise tech offerings. During the keynote, Brad Anderson, CVP, Cloud & Enterprise; Julia White, GM, Microsoft Office Division; and Brian Harry, CVP, Developer Division demonstrated onstage how new… Read more

June 13, 2013 News Thursday: Multi-Factor Authentication Comes to Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Multi-Factor Authentication Comes to Windows Azure Microsoft has announced the preview of a new service, code named Active Authentication, that enables multi-factor authentication for Windows Azure Active Directory identities. The new service will help secure access to Office 365, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, and Dynamics CRM Online, as well as many… Read more

February 21, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Helps Customer After an Earthquake and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Windows Azure Helps Bring Customer Back Online Amid Crisis When disaster struck the picturesque nation of Costa Rica in the form of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in September 2012, the population was in shock and the nation’s infrastructure was damaged. The website of Teletica, one of the nation’s largest and most… Read more

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 public beta announced

Today Microsoft announced the eagerly anticipated Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) public beta to customers. The successor of Forefront Client Security, FEP 2010 is built on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R2, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection. Customers can download the beta now, and… 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

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

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

Core Infrastructure at WPC 2009

Today begins Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, and there’s a lot of buzz around what partners can look forward to in the coming year.   Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of Infrastructure Server Marketing, will be giving updates on some of the upcoming innovations and partner opportunities coming out of Core Infrastructure… Read more

Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” Schedule Update

Microsoft is providing an update on the timing of the ILM “2” release. The solution is now on target for release in the first quarter of 2010 and we will deliver a new Release Candidate (RC1) in the third quarter of this year.   Our current Release Candidate program has been successful with thousands of… Read more

Microsoft and RSA announce their plans to expand an existing partnership

Today, RSA, the security division of EMC, and Microsoft Corp. announced their plans to expand an existing partnership that will offer companies a better way to protect their sensitive information and share it in a secure manner. The partnership will take advantage of resources and technology from both Microsoft and RSA, offering their joint customers… Read more