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

Announcing Windows Server 2008 R2!

Windows Server 2008 R2 showed its pretty face at the Professional Developers Conference today, here in Los Angeles. Hi there, my name’s Oliver Rist and I’m a new technical product manager on the Windows Server team. I’m down here in La-La Land heaving great sighs of satisfaction as we unveil the first sneak peeks of… Read more

PDC 2008- Azure Services Platform and Windows Server

While I sit here at PDC, Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia are announcing a new cloud computing platform – Azure Services Platform -that runs in Microsoft's network of datacenters. In case you couldn't make it to LA or watch the keynotes today, below is a short video of Bob providing an overview of the Azure… Read more

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 beta

Building off the great work done on Windows Server 2008, I’m happy to share that next week, a small group of Technology Adoption Program customers will be getting their hands on Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta. As we have done in the past, we routinely start testing a service pack release for… Read more

Ferrari Takes Microsoft’s New High-Performance Computing for a Spin

As part of the HPC Pan-European launch event, Microsoft had the honor of launching Windows HPC Server 2008 at the very stable that has spawned the most creative, stylish and did I forget to mention, wicked fast sports cars-Ferrari!. Relying on consistent, breakthrough innovation in all aspects of automotive technology, Ferrari brings to market awe… Read more

Web AI: Would You Like Apps with That?

Very recently, we announced the availability of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) in Beta. If you remember, this is a tool that allows you to obtain and install Web server components, development tools and database technologies to implement an integrated Web platform for your development or hosting environment, and that provides end-to-end functionality… Read more

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer – One click to Install Them All

If you visited the new Microsoft Web Platform site yesterday, you would have noticed that we’ve performed a radical overhaul of the site, with a fresh new look and articles and media content aggregated from popular external and Microsoft sites. This new portal offers a central location for Web professionals to learn about the various… Read more

Cisco and Microsoft Deliver Simplified Branch Infrastructure Solution

  Today Microsoft and Cisco announced that the Windows Server on WAAS (WoW) appliance is available to order. This appliance brings together Cisco’s Wide Area Application Services with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to create a Branch Office Box, meant to help simplify branch office IT. Plans to build this product were announced back in February… Read more