Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1 released to Market!

What are you doing to get you and your hosting operations team ready to support the BEST Windows Server OS release EVER? You can start by downloading RC1 and start testing! I guess this one should one of the last (if not the very last) public release before release to manufacturing, so if you’ve been…

2

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 – Released To Market!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any hosting provider businesses that delivery rich email and collaboration services. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information anywhere and anytime while providing a…

0

The Windows 2008 Road Show is coming to a city near you!

Microsoft is hosting a World Wide Windows Server 2008 Road Show.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about and gets hands-on experience with our latest Web server technology-Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Internet Information Services 7.  Myself and my teammates will be at these road shows and hope you can come out and join…

0

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Version 4.0 Migration Kit

For all of the Service providers and Hosting Providers that have deployed HMC 3.5 and are waiting for guidance on how to migrate to HMC 4.0, the migration kit was released on July 31st.   The migration kit provides guidance on 2 migration scenarios, Side-by-Side and Coexistence.   From the included white paper – “This…

1

Hosted Backup Solution

It seems that at ever conference I attend there is always a conversation with some Service Provider or Hosting provider about providing a value add service based on “Remote Backup” of customer data, especially for the SMB market. Well, if you are one of those Managed Service providers looking to add such a service, I…

0

Hosting Chatter – Tell us what you think!

The Hosting Technology Specialist blog has been a excellent source of information over the last year, now it is time to get more of an active involvement and feedback on hosting industry! This will center around a topic a week we will submit. This topic hopefully will create great dicussion on issues, technology trends, thoughts and perspecties on the issues and ideas that…

1

IIS 7 Go Live

After months of preparing IIS7 for the release of Windows Server 2008 Beta 3, the IIS team is proud announce that IIS7 has reached a very high level of quality and is now ready for broad customer testing. To facilitate rigorous testing under real conditions, Microsoft is now offering Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 under…

0

WSUS 3.0 – Now Available for download!

For all of the hoster’s out there looking for a low cost patch-management solution for your Windows platform, Microsoft’s has released the third edition of its patch management tool Windows Update Services.   Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 provides a number of new features, making WSUS easier to use, deploy, and support. Specifically, WSUS…

1

System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 2 Released

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2007 Beta 2 is here!  SCVMM provides centralized administration of Virtual Server installations.  It also supports provisioning new instances across multiple virtual servers both by administrators and authorized end-users.      Here are the top 10 benefits of SCVMM:   Maximize datacenter resources through consolidation A typical physical server…

0

The WSS Solution Kit is Now Available on the Codeplex Site!

  For those Hosters who have WSS offerings or are considering them you’ll want to check out the WSS Solution Kit.  This solution kit was released a few days ago and is available to Hosters and SharePoint Developers as part of Microsoft’s Shared Source Initiative,  Codeplex.   The  WSS Solution Kit alongside the SQL Server…

1