Microsoft Partnership with RSA for Information Protection

Hi all – I’m David Hastie, senior product manager in the Identity and Security Business Group here at Microsoft.  I wanted to flag an announcement Microsoft made today in the area of information protection and data loss prevention.  It involves Rights Management Services in Windows Server 2008.    In short, Microsoft and EMC’s security division,… Read more

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Customer Preview Program (CPP)!

Hello everyone! Back in October I made a post about SP2. At that point, we allowed a small group of TAP customers access to the SP2 beta. Today, I am happy to announce our schedule for making SP2 available to everyone for download! Starting today, TechNet and MSDN subscribers will be able to download the… Read more

A Windows cluster claims number 10 of the world's most powerful supercomputers!

The ego cluster is 1950 blades each with 16 cores and 64 GB memory.  4xDDR IB and 1GB/s GigE networks.    Every blade is based on a TYAN motherboard with 4 sockets and AMD Opteron 8347 HE (Barcelona b3) CPUs cadenced at 1.9 GHz (nope, not the fastest by any means).  Dawning, AMD, and Mellanox.  Fat… Read more

Windows Server Solutions Launch Success

Thank you to all who attended the live webcast and launch event for the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line! The event was a great success, and we keep hearing how excited everyone is that Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 are finally out in the market.   Just in case you didn’t get enough of… Read more

URL Rewriter RTW and More IIS Extension Updates

Microsofties are often described as “work hard, play hard” types, and that can be no truer than when applied to the IIS team. Over the last few weeks, we have been out in force to deliver the good word about IIS 7.0 and IIS Extensions at conferences and gatherings around the globe, including TechEd Hong… Read more

WESS Launch: Announcing the availability of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 today to customers worldwide

Today we are proud to invite you to attend the official launch of Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 and Small Business Server (SBS) 2008, making up the Windows Essential Server Solution (WESS) product line, at   Considering how tight the economy is for the approx. 1.2 million mid-sized companies and 32 million small businesses… Read more

BranchCache Streamlines Remote Office Experience

Hello everyone – my name is Vikram Ghosh, and I am Product Manager for Branch Office Solutions on the Windows Server Team. I am writing to you from, TechED EMEA here in Barcelona Spain, to describe one of my favorite new features in Windows Server 2008 R2, BranchCacheTM. (Yes, we've already got a trademark.) If… Read more

DirectAccess Makes Remote Computing Ubiquitous

Hit PDC, WinHEC or any other tech event this month and Windows Server 2008 R2 is going to be a common topic of conversation. And the most common feature discussed in those conversations is likely to be Live Migration, since it's something on which we've received a ton of positive customer feedback. But while LM… Read more

Want a pre-beta build of Windows Server 2008 R2? Needed to attend PDC or WinHEC

Hi there.  Ward here to provide you an update on Windows Server 2008 R2 which we announced last week at the PDC in Los Angeles.    This week at both TechED EMEA and WinHEC, Microsoft provided more details and demos around features and capabilities expected for Windows Server 2008 R2, our release update to Windows Server… Read more

TechEd EMEA: Terminal Services renamed Remote Desktop Services

Hi, Manlio Vecchiet here. I'm director of product management on the Windows Server marketing team, focused on Windows Server networking, terminal services and VDI. I'm in Barcelona right now attending Microsoft TechEd EMEA conference. Whether you are one of the many IT Pros that have successfully deployed Terminal Services over the past decade, or whether… Read more