Need Feedback on Microsoft Technologies for Branch and Mid-Market IT

We want to hear from you and get your feedback.  What are the challenges that you face – technology, business, and environmental – in managing your Branch Office and/or Mid-Sized business IT infrastructures?  Use the comments below and join the discussion!   From our research we have identified 5 areas where our customers have expressed… Read more

Survey says: IT pros weigh in on the role of solution providers

Microsoft recently worked with MarketTools’s Zoom Panel Tech to conduct an online survey of 2000 IT professionals about if, how and why they use solution providers (IT consultants, resellers, system integrators and hosted service providers.)  The results verify what we’ve heard repeatedly from customers and partners:  IT departments want strategic solution providers that truly help drive business… Read more

Remote Access: SMBs Will Continue to Get Enterprise-Caliber Capabilities With SBS and EBS

Windows Server 2008 R2 will soon be fully launched, providing a host of new capabilities that will help dial down costs and improve productivity. A key design tenent, which we’ve discussed in this blog, is how Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 together offer several net-new features, including DirectAccess and BranchCache, for more effective and cost… Read more

Guest Blog: Microsoft’s Core Infra’s Bob Kelly – Closing Thoughts on WPC

Last week, I attended the Worldwide Partner Conference and I came away with a few overall impressions.  First, I enjoyed spending significant face-to-face time with our friends in the industry who have continued to drive success during difficult economic times.  Second, it’s incredible to see how the market for Infrastructure solutions continues to rapidly evolve…. 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