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 availability of Microsoft Exchange 2010. Designed with an innovative architecture that enhances uptime, solidifies security, reduces deployment expenses, and simplifies management, Microsoft Exchange 2010 teams with Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 as members of the next wave of solutions built to improve business productivity.
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Microsoft Announces R2 Release of Communications Server 2007
Microsoft announced the newest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, instant messaging, web conferencing, and Voice over IP. The latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that offer IT managers additional control for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an expandable platform for communications-enabled business processes.
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Cisco Announces New Network Products for Small Businesses
Cisco introduced new solutions intended especially for small company networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of security and collaboration for an affordable price. Solutions announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Cisco SBCS.
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Microsoft's Steve Balmer Previews Windows 7 Beta
In a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of Windows 7. The beta edition of Windows was made offered for a limited time for evaluation at select Microsoft sites. During the address, Balmer showed innovative features and important improvements built into the new OS and driven by market demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, protection, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier networking and file and printer access; centralized peripherals management; as well as sophisticated touch-screen support.
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Microsoft Introduces New Edition of Small Business Server
Microsoft announced the 2008 release of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-level server technologies to small and midsize companies in an economical bundle. Designed for businesses with up to 75 workstations, Microsoft SBS is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable businesses make their information safer and make their network more productive. Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 offers most of the tools used by larger enterprises, such as Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and SQL Server 2008, as well as additional Microsoft platforms.
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Microsoft Unveils New Edition of Dynamics NAV ERP Software
Microsoft introduced the latest edition of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution for Enterprise Resource Planning. Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers integrated accounting, supply chain, and customer relationship management capabilities to enable you to simplify processes throughout your company to boost efficiency and speed and promote growth. The most recent edition of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP offers powerful innovations including tailored Role Centers, improved management information and reporting options, and .NET Web logic.
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