Microsoft Releases Lync Server 2010 for Unified Communications
Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Lync Server 2010, the newest version of Microsoft's unified communications software formerly called Office Communications Server, Live Communications Server, and Microsoft Communicator. In addition to centralizing the management of Instant Messaging and Presence, the Lync platform allows local, remote and mobile computers or smartphones to escalate a simple interaction between users to include IM, Presence, video and audio conferencing, as well as sharing of images, files, applications, and desktops. Lync Server 2010 also combines IM and Presence with advanced voice management and conferencing features to allow companies to enhance or replace core communications solutions including PBX and video conferencing systems, which can dramatically accelerate return on investment in Lync technology.
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Microsoft Releases DPM 2010 Backup and Recovery Solution
Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for Windows file and application servers. DPM 2010 allows ongoing, transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disks and tape, and enables fast, easy recovery of entire servers or individual files. DPM's disk support lets you preserve your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies compliance with data retention mandates.
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BlackBerry Releases BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express - For FREE!
BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core mobility, security, and manageability features of BlackBerry Enterprise Server including wireless sync and remote access to files and applications. But the cost savings don't stop at free server software and CALs. You now have the option to choose BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) rather than the Enterprise Server carrier plan, saving you $10-$20 a month for each of your BlackBerry users!
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Microsoft Ships Exchange 2010
Microsoft reported the release of Exchange 2010. Designed with an innovative structure that improves availability, strengthens protection, slashes installation expenses, and streamlines management, Microsoft Exchange 2010 joins Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 as part of a new generation of technologies intended to improve business productivity and profitability.
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Microsoft Unveils New Edition of Communications Server
Microsoft began shipping the newest edition of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for managing presence awareness, instant messaging, video conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The latest version of Office Communications Server includes enhancements that offer IT managers more control for managing their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an expandable platform for communications-enabled business processes.
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Cisco Announces Security and Networking Solutions for Small Businesses
Cisco announced new solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to deliver high levels of security and connectivity at a budget-friendly cost. Solutions announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco SBCS.
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Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta
During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The new edition of Windows was available temporarily for evaluation at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the address, Balmer showed new features and key enhancements incorporated into the new OS and driven by market feedback. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover performance, security, reliability, functionality, energy efficiency, and simplicity. Microsoft Windows 7 features faster startup, power off, and recovery from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer access; consolidated device management; as well as sophisticated multitouch support.
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Microsoft Unveils New Edition of Windows SBS
Microsoft debuted the newest edition of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions deliver the power of Microsoft’s advanced server technologies to smaller businesses in an economical package. Intended for businesses with up to 75 PCs, MS Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform engineered to help companies make their information safer and their organization more productive. MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 provides most of the technologies used by larger companies, such as Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, plus other Microsoft products.
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Microsoft Delivers New Release of Dynamics NAV ERP Package
Microsoft unveiled the most recent edition of the MS Dynamics NAV package for for midsize business ERP. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 offers integrated financial, supply chain management, and customer relationship management capabilities to allow you to automate operations across your entire company to increase efficiency and speed and facilitate success. The latest edition of MS Dynamics NAV ERP offers several new features such as specialized Role Centers, enhanced BI and reporting capabilities, and .NET Web logic.
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