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 Releases Exchange Server 2010
Microsoft reported the release of Exchange Server 2010. With a new structure that enhances availability, solidifies security and compliance, reduces deployment costs, and streamlines administration, Exchange 2010 teams with Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Release 2 as members of the next generation of solutions built to improve business productivity.
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Microsoft Makes Available Latest Release of Office Communications Server
Microsoft began shipping the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for managing presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The Release 2 edition of Office Communications Server 2007 features improvements that offer IT organizations additional control for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an extensible architecture for collaborative work activity.
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Cisco Introduces Security and Networking Solutions for Small Companies
Cisco announced innovative products targeted especially for small company networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of security and collaboration for an affordable cost. Products announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the Smart Business Communications System.
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Microsoft's Steve Balmer Previews Windows 7
During an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The beta edition of Windows was offered temporarily for evaluation at select Microsoft sites. During the address, CEO Balmer showed innovative features and key enhancements built into the new OS and driven by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include performance, security, dependability, functionality, extended battery life, and simplicity. Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and recovery from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized peripherals management; as well as advanced multitouch support.
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Microsoft Introduces 2008 Edition of Windows SBS
Microsoft made available the 2008 edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These products deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to small organizations in an economical package. Targeted for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server platform created to help companies make their data more secure and make their network more productive. Windows Small Business Server provides many of the technologies utilized by major enterprises, including Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, and SQL Server 2008, as well as additional Microsoft products.
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Microsoft Unveils Latest Version of Dynamics NAV Software
Microsoft debuted the 2009 release of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV package for Enterprise Resource Planning. Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers integrated financial, supply chain management, and customer relationship management capabilities to allow you to simplify operations across your business to boost productivity and throughput and promote growth. The 2009 version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP includes several innovations such as specialized Role Centers, improved analytics and reporting capabilities, and .NET Web Services.
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