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 Server 2010
Microsoft reported the release of Microsoft Exchange 2010. Engineered with an innovative architecture that enhances availability, strengthens security, lowers installation expenses, and simplifies management, Exchange 2010 teams with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as part of the next wave of solutions intended to improve business profitability.
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Microsoft Announces Release 2 of Office Communications Server 2007
Microsoft began shipping the most recent version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for managing presence awareness, instant messaging, web conferencing, and IP-based calling. The Release 2 edition of Office Communications Server includes improvements that offer network administrators additional versatility for maintaining their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible platform for communications-enabled work processes.
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Cisco Announces Security and Networking Products for Small Businesses
Cisco announced innovative products targeted specifically for small business networks and designed to deliver exceptional levels of security and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
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Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Availability of Windows 7
During a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The new incarnation of Windows was offered for a limited time for downloading at several sites. During the CES talk, CEO Balmer showed new capabilities and important enhancements incorporated into the new OS and driven by market feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, security, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; easier networking and file and printer sharing; consolidated peripherals management; plus advanced multitouch support.
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Microsoft Announces 2008 Edition of Small Business Server
Microsoft debuted the most recent edition of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These software platforms offer the capabilities of Microsoftís enterprise-level server technologies to smaller companies in an cost-effective package. Intended for businesses with up to 75 PCs, Microsoft SBS 2008 is an integrated server platform created to help companies keep their information more secure and make their workers more efficient. Microsoft Windows Small Business Server provides most of the technologies utilized by major companies, such as Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, and SQL Server 2008, as well as other Microsoft products.
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Microsoft Introduces New Release of Dynamics NAV ERP Package
Microsoft debuted the 2009 version of the MS Dynamics NAV package for Enterprise Resource Planning. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 provide built-in financial, supply chain, and CRM features to enable you to simplify operations across your entire company to boost efficiency and throughput and facilitate success. The updated version of MS Dynamics NAV ERP offers several innovations including specialized Role Centers, enhanced analytics and reporting capabilities, and .NET Web Services.
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