Microsoft and Whale Team Up to Offer “First of Its Kind” Edge Security Appliance

On Monday, we announced that Microsoft and Whale Communications are teaming up to deliver an integrated access solution that combines ISA Server 2004 with Whale’s Intelligent Application Gateway.  This integration creates one of the industry’s first edge security solutions to offer both IPsec and SSL VPN capabilities in a single, easy to manage appliance.  At… Read more

Jan. 13 Web chat on High Performance Computing

The first Windows Server exec Web chat of 2006 is set for Friday, Jan. 13. Kyril Faenov will be joined by folks on his dev team to answer questions about Windows Compute Cluster Server and Microsoft’s plans for HPC. Don’t attend if you’re interested in clustering services such as load balancing. Patrick… Read more

Oracle Spreads Fractional Holiday Cheer

I didn’t think I’d have anything to write this week with all the candy canes and holiday cheer about, there’s nothing overly compelling. I know, I know, we shipped another build of “Longhorn” Server to beta partners and TAP customers … but this is business as usual. It went out with a CTP of Windows Vista.  A few… Read more

Product Dev Team's View on Windows Server 2003 R2

Hello everybody.  My name is Eric Kidd.  I’m a director in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft, responsible for leading the product development of Windows Server 2003 R2.  That means I work with marketing in defining the release as a product and I offer leadership in product development and successful release execution across the Windows… Read more

Next Generation of Windows Networking at the IPv6 Summit

Ian Hameroff here; a first-time blogger, long-time reader.  I’m a product manager within the Windows Server Division and am focused on the advanced networking technologies. I wanted to talk about a brand new networking stack coming in Windows Server “Longhorn” (and Windows Vista). Dubbed the “Next Generation TCP/IP stack,” this is a complete redesign of the… Read more

More from the floor of SC'05

Gates’ keynote from Supercomputing 2005 went well based on our un-scientific polls on the show floor.  By well I mean this pro-Linux and non-MS crowd said he hit on good points re: HPC, was interesting and showed good demos. The following comment — from a Beltway national labs guy who runs an all Unix/Linux lab — is a good… Read more

MS Virtual Labs

The team just re-launched the TechNet and MSDN virtual labs running on Virtual Server 2005 R2. Check out these sites if you want to test our new software, such as SQL Server 2005 integration services, Windows Server R2 or Visual Studio Team System, in a sandbox environment. Each session is 90 minutes and comes without install,… Read more