Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess (Beta) Released!

Today, in support of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 joint launch, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is pleased to announce the beta release of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess that offers Microsoft customers and partners the best practice to streamline the planning and design process of a DirectAccess infrastructure. DirectAccess is one of the… 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

SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

Excerpt from the post on the SBS blog by group program manager Dean Paron: On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized!  Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions,… Read more

Essential Business Server at Convergence

Lots happening in Orlando at Convergence 2008 – the Microsoft Dynamics users' conference.  Steve Ballmer and vice president Kirill Tatarinov are speaking and the Dynamics team is making a number of announcements, including a partnership with EDS to extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments, a preview of Dynamics AX 2009 (part of the ERP product portfolio),… Read more

Forefront security blog launched

The Forefront Security Team just launched a new blog about all things Forefront, including: Forefront Client Security, Internet Security & Acceleration Server, Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Intelligent Application Gateway, and Forefront Sever Security for SharePoint.   Find news about product updates, what the Forefront team is seeing in the latest security threats, and deployment tips… Read more

Summer's Here and So Is the June 2007 CTP

MSDN and TechNet subscribers – get your shorts on and your skateboards out!! Windows Server 2008 Technical Beta participants – slip into those bikinis and hit the pool!! That's right – the June 2007 Community Technology Preview of Windows Server 2008 is here! Okay, so maybe the sunshine has had an effect on me, but… Read more

Boosting the Branch

Good news for the many IT pros that support branch office systems.  Today Microsoft and Packeteer jointly announced a new Windows-based branch office box:  the Packeteer iShaper. iShaper builds on an ongoing partnership between MS and Packeteer, combining Packeteer's WAN optimization and application acceleration with Windows Server and ISA technology.  That means customers can better ensure reliable,… Read more

Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 May Webcast Series

Please join us for this 8-part series webcast for Windows Server “Longhorn" Beta 3 in May.  Webcasts will kick off with an overview of what is new in Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3.  In addition, this Windows Server “Longhorn” series includes webcasts on Cluster Validation, Internet Information Services 7.0, Network Security, Branch Office, Centralized Application Access,… Read more