Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization

Two years ago Microsoft unveiled their virtualization vision and has since spoken frequently about server virtualization. Today they rounded out the other side of the equation and provided more details on their desktop virtualization offerings. There is a lot to digest and Microsoft has posted a good deal of content on each part of today’s… Read more

SQL Server 2008 SP1 Available Today

Today, Microsoft made available the  SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 via free download to current SQL Server 2008 customers. Microsoft recommends that customers currently running SQL Server 2008 should download SP1 via the SQL Server 2008 Web site to take advantage of these improvements.   With SQL Server SP1, Microsoft has made investments to ease deployment… Read more

Release of Forefront Client Security Service Pack 1

Today Microsoft is releasing Microsoft Forefront Client Security Service Pack 1 (SP1), which supports: ·         Agent protection on Windows Server 2008 – Server and Core ·         Server role support and protection for Windows Server 2008 (except Core, which is Client only) ·         Agent protection and server roles on Hyper-V ·         Agent protection on cluster servers… Read more

System Center Essentials SP1 Released

Today, Microsoft announced the availability of service pack (SP) 1 for System Center Essentials 2007. Today’s SP1 addresses critical customer-initiated issues, including improved setup, performance, and feature enhancements, including: ·         Support for Windows Server 2008 90 days after SP1 releases ·         Improved, more resilient setup with new disaster recovery tools ·         New user interface features… Read more

RTM: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Microsoft announced this week that that System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 has Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM), and is now available for download.  This release of SP1 marks an important milestone for the System Center Operations Manager 2007, making the product easier to support, easier to use, and easier to deploy.   The SP1 Release Candidate (RC)… 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