Windows Storage Server 2008 is here!

Hi, my name is Bala Kasiviswanathan, director of Storage Solutions Marketing here at Microsoft, and I’m pleased to announce the release of Windows Storage Server 2008 (WSS08) to our OEM partners. WSS08 is built upon Windows Server 2008 – the industry-leading file services platform. WSS08 includes additional advanced storage capabilities such as file de-duplication and… Read more

Microsoft Partnership with RSA for Information Protection

Hi all – I’m David Hastie, senior product manager in the Identity and Security Business Group here at Microsoft.  I wanted to flag an announcement Microsoft made today in the area of information protection and data loss prevention.  It involves Rights Management Services in Windows Server 2008.    In short, Microsoft and EMC’s security division,… 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

Data protection manager 2007 — now backing up windows server 2008

The Windows Storage Solutions team that manages DPM 2007 is very excited to announce that the ‘Rollup Update’ for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 is now available for download.   The biggest new workload that DPM now has supported protection for is, of course, Windows Server 2008. While DPM2007 has actually been protecting “Longhorn” since… Read more

Windows Essential Server Solutions go public

Good news. Today we opened up the Public Preview for Windows Essential Server Solutions – Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.  Visit here to find out how to download and evaluate the Release Candidate 0 versions of both.  EBS is available now, SBS will be up within a few weeks – but… Read more

Windows Storage Solution Updates at SNW

In the spirit of keeping you updated on Windows Storage Solutions, this week members of our team are off to Orlando, Florida for the bi-annual Storage Networking World (SNW) conference.  You may recall that last October at SNW, we announced the RTM of Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 as part of Microsoft’s Universal Distributed Storage… 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

Building a host cluster with Hyper-V beta

Hyper-V is a cluster-aware feature within Windows Server 2008, offering native support for VM high availability. And now that beta 1 is available, you can check it out yourself. So what are the 10 steps you have to go through to build a host cluster using iSCSI shared storage? Read Robert Larson's post. Screen captures included… Read more