Fire Side Chats

Hi All, We recently started running a series of Live Meeting sessions where senior Microsoft executives talk about the areas they are working on and where you get the opportunity to pose questions to them. You can pre-submit your questions when you register or ask them live during the chat. The chats are specifically designed…

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Windows Home Server – Power Pack 3 Arrives

Hi All, The next major update for Windows Home Server, Power Pack 3, was set to roll out starting November 24th. The new update will deliver support for the newly launched Windows 7 operating system as it will allow WHS computers to back up and restore Windows 7 PCs. It will also offer Windows 7…

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Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Hi All, Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (KB 971534) to the download center. The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update will happen on November 24 (US Pacific Time). While the bulk of the changes in this rollup are bug fixes, there have also been some great…

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Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Released

Hi All, It is our pleasure to announce that Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 was released to manufacturing after completing 3 Beta releases and receiving extensive customer feedback. The trial version is available for download today, and the product will be widely available for purchase soon. We encourage you to download the new release…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 November – Now available

Hi All, The latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) for SQL Server 2008 R2 available to the general public. The new capabilities in the latest CTP include support for Windows Server 2008 R2 – including Hyper-V with Live Migration – as well as enhanced data compression with support for Unicode UCS-2.  Also included are new visualization…

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Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update – December 2009

Microsoft UNPLUGGED brings you a series of technical updates which provide in-depth coverage of Microsoft software and technologies. Join us in December 2009 for the latest Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update. Come to TechNet morning for IT Pros and/or afternoon MSDN sessions for Developers. TechNet Sessions for IT Pros: 9am – 12.30pm • Migrating Windows XP to…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

Hi All, The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments, this tool provides a quick and complete inventory of the current…

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Microsoft Announces Exchange Server 2010 Availability

Hi All, Today at the Microsoft TechEd 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 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010 is part of a…

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Windows Server 2008 R2, “Not your average R2!”

Hi All, Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   Learn about developing applications for “many-core” scale, enable efficient “trigger-started” services, explore new Windows PowerShell features, create integrated solutions with the File Classification Infrastructure, build Web…

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Windows Management Framework is here!

Hi All, Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, was officially released to the world this morning. By providing a consistent management interface across the various flavours of Windows, we are making our platform that much more attractive to deploy. IT Professionals can now easily manage their Windows XP,…

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