New Efficiency Launch Event

Today Microsoft is hosting a customer event for commercial customers in San Francisco. The morning will consist of a panel of customers deploying Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010, a presentation by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and an open pavilion for commercial partners.   You will be able to watch the… Read more

Microsoft announces latest Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customer value findings; features to come in MDOP 2009 R2 late October

As part of its efforts to help customers evaluate their existing IT infrastructures and begin readying themselves for deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft announced today that it will be releasing the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 in late October, as well as detailed the features that will be… 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 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

Tech•Ed: Microsoft Delivers New Wave of Technologies to Help Businesses Thrive in Today’s Economy

Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 2009 kicked off today with announcements of new technologies that enable IT professionals and developers to help their organizations save money and improve efficiencies during difficult economic times. As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company is anticipating that the next version of its client operating system, Windows… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 beta now available

Today, Microsoft announced the first beta release of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2).  With feedback from our customers, Microsoft has made a number of new feature enhancements in R2 that support using a Windows platform including:   o   Support for Live Migration: With Windows 2008 R2 adding support for Live migration,… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 at CES

In conjunction with the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, (CES), Microsoft today released the public beta of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.   Windows Server 2008 R2 is an update release and the next version of the Windows Server operating system. The major technology investment areas for WS08 R2 are virtualization, web and… Read more

Microsoft Kicks Off WinHEC 2008

Today in Los Angeles, CA, Microsoft kicked off the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference with Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, and Jon DeVaan, senior vice president, Windows Core Operating System Division highlighting details about Windows 7 features specific to hardware engineers, as well as hardware ecosystem opportunities with Windows 7. … Read more

TechEd EMEA- IT Adds Even More Business Value in Tough Economic Times

Today at TechEd EMEA Microsoft made several announcements to help customers evolve their IT infrastructure for the next generation of Dynamic IT environments: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 beta. Microsoft’s new platform includes cross-platform monitoring for Windows, Unix and Linux servers and improved service level monitoring. For more information on this release please visit… Read more

PDC 2008- Microsoft Delivers Pre-Beta Release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Developers

Today at its Professional Developer Conference 2008 (PDC2008), Microsoft Corp. rallied software developers by sharing the first full public demo of Windows 7. Windows 7 extends developers’ investments in Windows Vista and encourages the creation of new applications and services for the Windows platform. The company also delivered a pre-beta build of Windows 7 to… Read more