IIS Media Services 3.0, including IIS Live Smooth Streaming, has been released!

We just released IIS Media Services 3.0, a set of extensions for Internet Information Services 7 (IIS) that provide an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform.  This includes the new IIS Live Smooth Streaming and the separate IIS Advanced Logging package.  So how did we get here? Well over the last 6 months key broadcasters have…


Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 SP2 Released

You can now download the latest Service Pack (SP2) for Vista and Windows Server. The Service Pack, which is a consolidation of a number of small fixes into one larger downloadable, was uploaded to the Download Center on Tuesday. As before, there is only one service pack which supports both OS’s to make it easier…


Getting Personal with Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification

During the Keynote at TechEd 2009, we announced a few new Windows Server 2008 R2 Features that come in the RC.  One of these features, File Classification Infrastructure, is getting alot of buzz at the event, so Joey thought he should sit down with Nir Ben Zvi, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and go over…


TechED US – Day One Wrapup

Adam from Edge provided a 1.5 min update on the key highlights from day one of TechED straight after the keynote had finished. Key things Holiday Release for Windows 7 File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 Key new things in Windows 7 from an ITPRO perspective


Beta 2 release of “Geneva” Framework, “Geneva” Server and Windows CardSpace “Geneva”

Today we announced the availability of the beta 2 release of the “Geneva” products: “Geneva” Framework, “Geneva” Server and Windows CardSpace “Geneva”. The new beta introduces new features, such as the seamless integration with Visual Studio, which make even easier for developers to take advantage of identity capabilities without being exposed to unnecessary complexity; or…


Announcing the PHP on Windows Training Kit

I want to announced the availability of a “PHP on Windows Training Kit” to the MSDN download center.  The kit includes demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. We will expand the kit over time, but the current version contains the…


The ID Element

Donovan and Vittorio have been putting together an Identity section on Channel9 called “The Id Element”. This will contain all kinds of information about Identity and Access Control such as weekly interviews with product team members, developer how-tos, news, aggregated resources and more. It starts with an interview with Stuart Kwan, who is a Group…


Windows Server 2008 R2 – 5 Minute “HOW TO” Videos

Phil in the team have been recording a pretty extensive set of 5 min Video about developing for certain segments of Windows Server 2008 R2. Areas include Powershell V2, lots of Windows Server 2008 R2 Core development areas such as NUMA support and finally how to develop applications for Server Core. The best place to…


Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Today we announced the final availability of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. SP2 RC is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that, along with improvements delivered to users via Windows Update and via our hardware and software partners, addresses key feedback from our customers….


Windows Server 2008 R2

  One of the key things that got announced yesterday were details about the next release of Windows Server 2008. Called Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, it will build on the features and capabilities of the current Windows Server 2008 release version. The key features are broken down into 5 key areas which are outlined…