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    Announcement! Windows based hosting for Applications!

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    Its out! and on the Microsoft web site: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/solutions/applicationhosting.mspx This is great news for ISV's out there ready to take the Software as a Service (SaaS) plunge! Hosters should start looking into...
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    want to know more about live?

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    Whats it all about? Well you should check out http://inside.live.com Gavin
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    Convergence in the UK telco market exciting times!

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    We are definitely at an interesting point in the UK Telco market. Orange are moving towards Quad play with the Wanadoo tie up, Carphone warehouse is on the path to free broadband Vodaphone has been rumoured to be buying Tiscali http://www.timesonline...
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    Live gaining momentum

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    Wow hasn't Windows Live really started gaining in momentum - I can't seem to avoid it on News and Blog sites these days! Here's just a spattering so far:: http://www.mstechtoday.com/ New site dedicated to the development side of Live Services...
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    Great Blog Post up on ZDNET about Hosted Exchange

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    Hosted Exchange solves the multiple device syncing balancing act by ZDNet 's Matthew Miller -- If you have multiple devices and/or multiple computers and you want to keep your calendar, contacts, and email in sync then a hosted Exchange service may be...
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    Trying to sell Hosted Exchange to your end customers?

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    From a lot of the research we have done with various partners there are 3 messages that seem to connect with business customers when buying a hosted email service for their company. Peace of Mind Get more done Anywhere Access Don't get...
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    well its been a couple of weeks and I have some news

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    Well its been a crazy few weeks. I have just come back from our US hosting summit held in Redmond WA. We have a few solution updates worth noting at the moment. Windows based hosting version 4.0 has been announced and will be released this summer...
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    Licencing - yes its not techy but its important in the SaaS world...

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    I just wanted to posted up some content around the specific licencing program that can be used for Software as a Service and Hosting. The main licencing program is SPLA - or the Service Provider Licencing Agreement . From: http://www.microsoft.com...
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    Are you an ISV looking for new revenue opportunities?

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    Do you create software applications today that require you to install and manage software at your customers site? Have you considered hosting the same application over the internet delivered as a service? Would the same application delivered as...
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    Slide deck from our HMC 3.5 event

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    Attached should be our slides from the Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 3.5 event ran earlier in the year. I decided to put the slides up on here as we are experiencing a delay in getting the content up on the other site. The presentation has...
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    Office Live in Beta (us only)

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    http://officelive.microsoft.com/ Check it out if you are in the US!
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    Information on IIS 7?

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    (There is a lot of content still missing here but it will get updated going forward) IIS 7 feature reference: The Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Feature Reference helps you effectively plan, deploy, operate, and troubleshoot your IIS 7...
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    Need more information on Hosting SQL 2005?

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    A new guide has been released that details how to offer SQL 2005 in hosting environments. More documentation will be made available shortly on SQL 2005 upsell and the versions of SQL 2005 for hosting. The first document can be found here: http:...
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    Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview

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    The Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Beta 2 Preview for Microsoft Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will be available Tuesday, January 31, 2006 via free download at www.microsoft.com/ie . This preview release showcases many exciting new features expected...
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    HMC 3.5 Feature Pack has shipped

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    What happened? HMC 3.5 Feature Pack One was released to the web this evening. What is it? HMC 3.5 Feature Pack One includes additional resource management feature capabilities and some partner-requested solution fixes for the Hosted Messaging...
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    64 bit and hosting

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    Are you planning to purchase hardware for implementation of the Hosted Messaging and Collaboration solution? Microsoft strongly recommends that you select servers with 64-bit processors for the hosting services platform servers. The large memory access...
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    HMC 3.5 Shipped

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    The new version of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration has shipped! This is version 3.5 and is a point release for HMC. It is the solution to use for Exchange SP2 which offers Push email and remote device wipe amongst other things. There are also...
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    recognise this???

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    http://www.live.com/ similar to the www.start.com post earlier... Microsoft and Software as a Service
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    www.start.com

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    One of the incubation projects coming our of MSN... www.start.com Why not have gadgets that call into business applications and display rich live data about your business, customers and opportunities?
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    The Microsoft Hosting Webcast Series

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    There is a new webcast series dedicated to Hosting on the Microsoft Website. http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/solutions/hostingwebcasts.mspx Learn how to meet the growing demand for Windows-based hosting. Discover how deploying Microsoft...
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    Have you registered for this HUGE launch event?

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    US cities launch information for SQL 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and Biztalk 2006: http://www.microsoft.com/events/2005launchevents/default.mspx For the UK specific launch dates and venues etc please see the following: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windowsserversystem...
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    Windows web hosting forums

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    http://forums.asp.net/default.aspx?ForumGroupID=29
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    MSN community for Provisioning

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    http://groups.msn.com/Provisioning
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    IT Forum 05 - Europe

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    Have you registered for IT Forum 05 in Europe? http://www.mseventseurope.com/msitforum/05/pre/content/default.aspx IT Forum is our European conference for IT professionals on planning, deploying and managing the secure connected enterprise. You...
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    ADS 1.1 is now available on Microsoft.com

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    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D99A89C9-4321-4BF6-91F9-9CA0DED26734&displaylang=en Key features include support for deploying Windows X64 servers, as well as bundling the Virtual Server Migration Toolkit into the package...
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