Final Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Australia, Serbia, and Thailand!

Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group. As we wrap up the Windows Server 2012 Community roadshow this month, I’d like to thank our many MVPs who supported it. They’re great speakers and very knowledgeable, and through their continued efforts this roadshow reached every continent but Antarctica…. Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Austria and Spain!

Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group. Next week, we’re running two events: one in Vienna (presented in German) and one in Albacete (presented in Spanish). Register now for an event in Vienna, Austria on January 29 Register now for an event in Albacete, Spain on February… Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Turkey, Australia, Egypt, and Spain!

Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group. Now that the holidays have passed, the roadshow continues along: Register now for an event in Iskenderun, Turkey on January 15 Register now for an event in Adelaide,Australia on January 18 Register now for an event in Cairo, Egypt,on January… Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Serbia, Sweden, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group, back with this week’s updates on the next stops in the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow. It’s interesting: although all events are instigated by local MVPs (Microsoft doesn’t set the schedule except to help avoid conflicts) the events seem to… Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: United States, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan! (And we’ve added dates in February!)

Hi, this isChrista Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group, back with this week’s updates on the next stops in the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow. This time, I’m happy to announce we’ve got four more events in the United States, new cities in Australia, and events in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur… Read more

Mark your calendar: Watch the MMS keynotes on the web

Next week on Tuesday and Wednesday be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web!  Don’t miss this opportunity to see our top executives discuss the latest IT Management news, strategies, and solutions from Microsoft, and how to apply them in your organization. ·        … Read more

NuStar Energy: IT for growth

Yesterday the marketing team published a case study about NuStar Energy, a crude-oil transportation and storage company that has grown rapidly through acquisitions and recently joined the Fortune 500.  NuStar relies on Windows Server, System Center and Forefront solutions to integrate new people and systems in days.  Their IT department can respond to new business… Read more

R2: How Would You Manage Without It?

As many of you know, Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC) is made available today to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with broader availability from Microsoft.com on May 5th. As our final broad test milestone before RTM, this really is the best chance for you to download Windows Server 2008 R2 and put it through… Read more

Video: Branch Infrastructure Optimization

In the video below Microsoft introduces three best practices that can help organizations cut branch and remote infrastructure costs.   1.       Use virtualization technology to more efficiently use hardware and save money on energy 2.       Centralize branch infrastructure monitoring and management 3.       Improve networking efficiency Controlling Costs in Your Branch Infrastructure Visit the new Branch… Read more

Secure, cross-company collaboration

Below is a new Microsoft video about a company called Exostar.  Using Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services, Certificate Server, and Forefront Security, Exostar enables global aerospace companies, such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce, to securely collaborate via hosted SharePoint Server 2007.  This is a good example of what we are calling "Business Ready Security."… Read more