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 Microsoft Exchange 2010. Designed with an innovative architecture that improves uptime, strengthens protection, reduces deployment costs, and simplifies administration, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 teams with Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 as members of a new wave of technologies intended to improve business productivity and profitability.
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Microsoft Unveils Latest Version of Communications Server
Microsoft made available the Release 2 version of Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, instant messaging, teleconferencing, and software-based VoIP. The next edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes improvements that offer IT organizations more flexibility for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an expandable architecture for communications-enabled business processes.
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Cisco Announces New Network Products for Small Businesses
Cisco announced new products targeted specifically for small company networks and engineered to deliver exceptional security and collaboration at an affordable price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco SBCS.
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Microsoft Previews Microsoft Windows 7
During a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of Windows 7. The next edition of Windows was made available for a limited time for testing at select web sites. In the course of the address, CEO Balmer demonstrated new features and key enhancements built into Windows and driven by consumer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and simplicity. Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and recovery from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; centralized peripherals administration; as well as advanced touch-screen technology.
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Microsoft Delivers 2008 Release of Windows Small Business Server
Microsoft made available the next edition of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms offer the capabilities of Microsoftís enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize companies in an affordable bundle. Targeted for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, Microsoft Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies keep their information safer and make their workers more efficient. Microsoft Windows SBS offers most of the tools used by major companies, including Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, as well as additional popular Microsoft platforms.
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Microsoft Introduces Latest Edition of Dynamics NAV ERP Software
Microsoft announced the newest edition of the MS Dynamics NAV solution for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). MS Dynamics NAV offers integrated financial, supply chain, and customer relationship management features to help you to simplify operations across your company to increase efficiency and throughput and promote success. The 2009 release of MS Dynamics NAV ERP includes powerful innovations including tailored Role Centers, improved BI and reporting capabilities, and .NET Web Services.
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