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 announced the availability of Microsoft Exchange 2010. Engineered with an innovative architecture that improves uptime, strengthens security, slashes deployment costs, and simplifies management, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 teams with Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 as members of the next generation of solutions intended to improve business profitability.
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Microsoft Unveils New Edition of Office Communications Server 2007
Microsoft introduced the R2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence, IM infrastructure, video conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The R2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 features improvements that offer IT organizations additional flexibility for maintaining their communications system effectively while representing an expandable architecture for collaborative business activity.
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Cisco Announces Security and Networking Products for Small Businesses
Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended especially for small company IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of protection and connectivity at an affordable cost. Products unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the Smart Business Communications System.
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Microsoft's CEO Introduces Windows 7
During a talk at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The new version of Windows was made available for a limited time for testing at select web sites. In the course of the address, Balmer demonstrated new features and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include speed, security, dependability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and simplicity. Windows 7 features quicker initialization, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and file and printer access; consolidated device administration; as well as advanced touch-screen technology.
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Microsoft Delivers Latest Release of Small Business Server
Microsoft introduced the most recent version of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to small businesses in an cost-effective package. Targeted for organizations with as many as 75 workstations, Microsoft SBS 2008 is a cohesive server platform engineered to help businesses keep their information safer and make their network more productive. Microsoft Small Business Server offers most of the technologies used by major companies, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, and SQL Server 2008, plus additional Microsoft platforms.
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Microsoft Delivers 2009 Version of MS Dynamics NAV Solution
Microsoft made available the next edition of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV package for for midsize business ERP. MS Dynamics NAV 2009 offers integrated accounting, supply chain, and CRM capabilities to help you to simplify processes throughout your company to increase productivity and speed and facilitate business growth. The updated release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP includes powerful new features such as specialized Role Centers, improved analytics and reporting capabilities, and .NET Web logic.
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