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. Designed with a new structure that enhances uptime, strengthens security, reduces installation costs, and streamlines administration, Microsoft Exchange 2010 teams with Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Release 2 as part of the next wave of technologies intended to improve business profitability.
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Microsoft Ships New Edition of Communications Server
Microsoft unveiled the Release 2 edition of Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The next version of Microsoft Office Communications Server includes enhancements that give network administrators additional flexibility for supporting their communications system efficiently while representing an expandable platform for collaborative work processes.
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Cisco Introduces New Solutions for Small Companies
Cisco unveiled new solutions intended specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to provide high levels of security and connectivity for an affordable price. Solutions introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
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Microsoft Previews Windows 7 Beta
During a presentation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The next edition of Windows was offered for a limited time for assessment at select sites. During the CES talk, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and key enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by market feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster startup, power off, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and file and printer access; centralized peripherals management; as well as advanced multitouch technology.
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Microsoft Delivers New Version of Small Business Server
Microsoft debuted the latest edition of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms bring the power of Microsoftís enterprise-class server technologies to small businesses in an cost-effective bundle. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 workstations, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server platform engineered to enable businesses make their information more secure and make their network more productive. Microsoft Small Business Server provides most of the technologies used by major enterprises, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, plus other Microsoft products.
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Microsoft Unveils Latest Version of Dynamics NAV ERP Solution
Microsoft made available the 2009 release of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution for for midsize business ERP. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 provide built-in accounting, supply chain, and CRM features to allow you to automate processes throughout your entire company to increase productivity and performance and facilitate success. The latest edition of MS Dynamics NAV offers several innovations including specialized Role Centers, enhanced management information and reporting capabilities, and .NET Web Services.
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