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  • Blog Post: [Ars Technica] Windows Server 2008 R2 More a Brand New OS than an “R2”

    Windows Server 2008 R2 may sound a lot like its predecessor, but in many substantial ways it's a brand new product, despite the simple "R2" tacked on the end. Ars takes a detailed look at all the new stuff that's hidden under that "R2" moniker. Read full coverage…
  • Blog Post: November Newsletter - Modeling and SDLC Call for Papers

    For the 23rd issue of the Architecture Journal , we’re looking for interesting, thought-provoking and insightful articles about Architecture Modeling and its role inside a broader Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) . Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Modeling and Processes...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Available

    At the Microsoft Tech•Ed Europe 2009 conference in Germany, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop announced that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide to help businesses reduce costs, protect communications and delight e-mail users. Along with Windows 7 and Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: System Health: Windows 7 First 'Self-Healing' OS

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the software could fix itself, or at least point to the problem and suggest how you can fix it? Increasingly, it can. And with the launch last week of Windows 7, Microsoft customers are finding a whole new world when it comes to getting software support at their fingertips. Lori...
  • Blog Post: October Newsletter – Editor’s Choice

    Scalability, RIA, deployment and trends in October release of the Journal newsletter.   Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Editor's Choice October 2009 Resources for Architects: Editor's Choice   Scalability: 10 Ways to Take your Site from One to One Million Users...
  • Blog Post: [InternetNews] Guess What: Your Corporate PC Has 88% Chances of Being Windows 7 Capable, According to Report

    With Windows 7's official launch next Thursday, one thing that hamstrung Windows Vista's corporate acceptance early on will likely not be a problem this time around. It's the classic problem of needing to upgrade hardware and software to support a new or updated version of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows...
  • Blog Post: [CIO] Gartner: Don’t Wait for Service Pack to Test Windows 7

    With any new OS deployment, IT teams traditionally take the "safe" route and wait for the first service pack. But IT groups that follow that strategy with Windows 7 rollouts will get caught in a support crunch, says research firm Gartner. Read full story… What Gartner had said about Vista prior...
  • Blog Post: Architect Café – Architecture Webcasts. October 2009

    October 27, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology...
  • Blog Post: [NetworkWorld] Microsoft, Red Hat Seal the Deal on Interoperability

    Operating systems, hypervisors now can be mixed and matched. Eight months after announcing they would make their virtualization wares interoperable, Microsoft and Red Hat delivered the goods Wednesday on their first major collaboration. The two companies announced they have completed testing and validation...
  • Blog Post: [InformationWeek] Failover and Load Balancing: Hyper-V Adds Live Migration

    Virtual machine live migration is the top new feature of Windows Server 2008 Release 2, said Bill Laing, Microsoft corporate VP for the Windows Server and Solutions Division, in an interview. Laing highlighted what he considered the prime features of the software, now in the hands of major distributors...
  • Blog Post: [v3] SQL Server Top Choice in Developing Markets, MySQL’s Popularity Growing Too

    Microsoft's SQL Server is the most popular database application in China, India, Eastern Europe and Latin America, but its open-source competitor MySQL is gaining ground. A survey of 400 developers found that more than 50 per cent are running SQL Server, particularly in China and Latin America. MySQL...
  • Blog Post: [NetworkWorld] Federated Identity: Active Directory Federation Services Interoperable with SAML 2.0 Implementations

    Microsoft's federated identity platform passed its first SAML 2.0 interoperability test with favorable marks, signaling the end to the vendor's standoff against the protocol. Read full story…
  • Blog Post: [Bloomberg] Windows 7 Makes Its First Corporate Deals

    Executives of Ford Motor Co., Continental Airlines Inc., Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Intel Corp. will appear with Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer at an event in San Francisco to talk about their use of Windows 7 operating system, according to an e-mail from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Design Microsoft Infrastructure Using a Prescriptive Architectural Approach

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides complement Microsoft’s step-by-step product documentation, with an architectural design approach. The guides lead you to an infrastructure design that is optimized for your performance and fault tolerance requirements and is right for your business.  ...
  • Blog Post: [ZDNet] Microsoft and European researchers deliver a snapshot of multikernel 'Barrelfish' OS

    Barrelfish isn’t a new project; Microsoft Research and ETH Zurich, a university focused on science and technology, have been working on it since at least 2007. But on September 14, the team released an early version of the operating system for those interested in testing it. According to the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: [ComputerWorld] Enterprise early adopters start commenting on Windows 7

    Microsoft Corp. today touted the experience of enterprises that have already started to deploy its coming operating system, Windows 7. The software maker also released a study it commissioned to Forrester Consulting, an arm of analyst firm Forrester Research Inc., that looks at the coming needs of large...
  • Blog Post: Desktop Deployment: a Toolkit for Operating System and Application Deployment Just Released

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010) provides a common console with the comprehensive tools and guidance needed to efficiently manage deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment...
  • Blog Post: Windows for Your Business: Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial

    The Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial is designed specifically for IT Professionals, so that you can test your software and hardware on a final version of the product. In addition, it provides the opportunity for you to become more familiar with the key improvements over previous versions of the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Now Available

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems...
  • Blog Post: Collaboration: Enhanced Auditing and Other Improvements in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

    FROM THE EXCHANGE CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCE TEAM- We are pleased to announce the release of Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2007. This marks an important milestone in the development process for Exchange Server 2007. Our team has provided a couple of blog posts here and here outlining what is available in this...
  • Blog Post: Collaboration: Feature-Completed Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate to Evaluate

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 RC helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility. Learn more… [CIO] As Exchange Grows Up, it...
  • Blog Post: [GigaOM] Wireless Futures: a 1-Mile Wi-Fi Network via White Spaces

    Microsoft researchers have taken the next step toward turning old UHF analog TV spectrum into rural wireless broadband networks that would operate like Wi-Fi but with greater range, bypassing incumbent Internet providers like AT&T in the process. “Imagine the potential if you could connect to your...
  • Blog Post: [TechFlash] Can Windows 7 make PCs green?

    Microsoft's environmental impact isn’t limited to its massive data centers or its commuting employees. With hundreds of millions of PCs draining batteries and tapping into power outlets around the world, even a small tweak in Microsoft Windows can influence global energy consumption. Which explains why...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux Community

    In a break from the ordinary, Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community. Read presspass [Network World] Microsoft stuns Linux world, submits source code for kernel
  • Blog Post: [InfoWorld] Netbooks in the business: Do they make sense?

    With some of the most recognized names in the high-tech industry -- Intel, Arm, Microsoft, Linux, Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and many more -- hyping netbooks as the next big thing, InfoWorld decided to take a look at a category whose exact definition is still in flux to see how and where they...
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