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    VARs Eye Boom in Hosted Microsoft Exchange Business

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    http://www.channelinsider.com/c/a/Microsoft/VARs-Eye-Boom-in-Hosted-Microsoft-Exchange-Business/ Interesting article from the VAR perspective of Microsoft's move into delivering services to customers. " they said, the fact that Microsoft was getting...
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    HMC 4.5 release imminent

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    Folks, I hear that the release of HMC 4.5 is very close. In fact potentially hours away. Keep checking back on the MS website www.microsoft.com/hosting and http://www.microsoft.com/technet/serviceproviders/default.mspx for the bits. I will post...
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    HMC 4.5 Released and Available to Download

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    The Business Applications Services Enablement (BASE) Team is proud to announce the official release of the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) 4.5 HMC 4.5 brings together powerful Microsoft enterprise products such as Microsoft...
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    UK hoster’s... having trouble getting support for HMC?

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    Following up on the news that the support policy has changed for hosters using the HMC solution: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/solutions/hmcpremiersupport.mspx If any hoster in the UK has trouble contacting PSS for support post this change...
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    WebDAV for IIS 7 is Live!

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    Microsoft WebDAV Extension for IIS 7.0 (x86) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=036269fa-0040-4ccd-ad3d-78da1ee132fb Microsoft WebDAV Extension for IIS 7.0 (x64) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=13e97aaa...
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    Microsoft Web Deployment Tool - Tech Preview 1 - x86

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    So it's been out a few weeks but this is great tool for hoster's migrating between IIS 6 and IIS 7 (still in Tech Preview) http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1602 Blurb: Microsoft has created the Microsoft Web Deployment...
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    Whats your view of the S+S world?

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    Our friends over in DPE have released a new section on the MSDN site dedicated to S+S Here's a snippet from Gianpaolo's blog on the topic: http://blogs.msdn.com/gianpaolo/archive/2008/02/15/s-s-architecture-site-on-msdn.aspx Yesterday, we released...
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    Recap of hosted SharePoint guidance available

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    I get a lot of questions about how to find out more about SharePoint hosting. So here's a shortlist of links to some content that should go a long way to helping you build Multitenant Hosted WSS platforms... http://www.microsoft.com/technet/serviceproviders...
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    CRM Online Launches in North America

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    Launch site with keynotes from Balmer and Brad Wilson: http://offers.crmchoice.com/webcastofferlanding Live Site: http://crm.dynamics.com/
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    Microsoft UK Hosting day is nearly upon us!

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    Any last people who want to attend the UK hosting day tomorrow please register!! http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032375241&Culture=en-GB
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    Thanks for everybody who attended the hosting day in London yesterday!

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    Hopefully you all walked away having learned something and met some new partners and formed some new relationships that will enable the whole industry in the UK to grow! We will be sending out an email shortly that will include a link to all the decks...
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    Free Control panel for HMC...!

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    That got your attention! Our friends over at Planet technologies are offering their EAF control panel for free. Here are the caveats... "We offer a free version of our EAF product for use in a poc environment, only limited to 1 reseller, 5 customer orgs...
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    Important changes to Support for Hosting Solutions

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    Premier Support for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/solutions/hmcpremiersupport.mspx MS Support Contract is Strongly Recommended for all Exchange Service Providers – Notice of elimination of "Microsoft...
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    Hosting Day 08 Presentation decks online!

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    Hi to keep the momentum going and until the "Official" email comes out with links to the presentation files. I am attaching a link to my skydrive that includes links to download the powerpoint decks of the day.
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    Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 has RTM’d

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    Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualisation was "released to manufacturing" today - i.e. its done! Expect a lot more resources on Microsoft.com to be updated overnight as the sites become live with info. For now please see the press release: http...
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    Hyper-V and Exchange support

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    I caught this post up on my colleague's blog on Hyper-V and support for Exchange. http://blogs.technet.com/jkruse/archive/2008/06/27/hyper-v-is-here-what-about-exchange.aspx For those hosters who are considering delivering a Hyper-V based solution...
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    What a week of acronyms! SaaS, S+S, WPC, MSOnline...

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    So I was fortunate to attend this year's worldwide partner conference over in Houston, Texas For those of you who don't know what this event is all about it's basically the big show of the year for Microsoft partners, 12000 of them in fact I believe...
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    Reasons why IIS 7 Rocks!

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    All details relocated from the IIS.NET website: IIS7 is faster and more efficient than any other version of IIS. With IIS7 you can manage whole Web farms from one place . IIS7 allows you to delegate management workload with site owners . Site...
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    Calling all CRM ISV’s!

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    I was having a chat with the guys over at Mural Consulting about some activities they have been doing with Microsoft in enabling ISV's for CRM in the S+S world. Check out the landing page here: http://crm.dynamics.com/microsoft_ISV_readiness/index.html...
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    New Exchange Whitepapers

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    Found this posted on the MS Exchange team blog : White Paper: Continuous Replication Deep Dive : Continuous replication is a key feature of Exchange Server 2007. Read about the technical details and inner workings of continuous replication technology...
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    The Mojave Experiment

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    http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ What is your perception?
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    Microsoft.com Performance experiences with IIS 7

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    Missed this a few weeks ago, but the Microsoft.com team have published performance data on their experiences with IIS 7. All found here: http://blogs.technet.com/mscom/archive/2008/06/09/microsoft-com-operations-performance-analysis-of-iis-7-0-windows...
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    Technet article on IIS 7 Top 10 Performance Improvements

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    Mike has written an article that's been posted on Technet on the above topic found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc745952.aspx
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    SQL server 2008 has Released to Manufacturing (RTM’d)!

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    MSDN downloads are available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx More details here: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/default.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/aug08/08-06SQLServer2008PR...
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    Get Along to REMIX UK 18th and 19th of September

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    A 48 hr conversation all about the 'Next Web', what it means today and the potential impact of technologies, tools and techniques for the future. Inspiring designers and developers to take the media they love to new levels of user experience. http...
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