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 Makes Available Exchange 2010
Microsoft announced the worldwide availability of Exchange 2010. Engineered with a new architecture that enhances uptime, strengthens security, reduces installation expenses, and streamlines management, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 joins Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 as members of the next generation of technologies intended to bolster business productivity.
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Microsoft Delivers New Edition of Communications Server
Microsoft unveiled the next version of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for managing presence, instant messaging, video conferencing, and IP-based calling. The newest version of Office Communications Server features enhancements that give IT managers more control for maintaining their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an expandable architecture for communications-enabled work activity.
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Cisco Introduces New Solutions for Small Businesses
Cisco introduced innovative products targeted specifically for small business networks and engineered to provide a high degree of security and collaboration at an affordable cost. Products introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's SBCS.
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Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Windows 7
In a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of Windows 7. The beta version of Windows was made offered for a limited time for evaluation at select sites. In the course of the address, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and key improvements incorporated into the new OS and driven by consumer demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. Windows 7 features faster startup, power off, and resumption from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized device administration; plus advanced multitouch support.
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Microsoft Introduces Latest Release of Small Business Server
Microsoft introduced the 2008 version of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's products deliver the power of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to small businesses in an economical bundle. Designed for businesses with up to 75 PCs, Microsoft Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform engineered to help companies make their information more secure and their network more productive. Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 provides many of the technologies used by larger companies, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and SQL Server 2008, as well as additional popular Microsoft platforms.
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Microsoft Introduces New Release of MS Dynamics NAV ERP Solution
Microsoft began shipping the latest release of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV package for for midsize business ERP. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 provide integrated financial, supply chain management, and customer relationship management features to help you to automate processes throughout your entire company to boost efficiency and throughput and facilitate success. The 2009 release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV includes powerful new features such as tailored Role Centers, enhanced management information and reporting options, and .NET Web logic.
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