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 worldwide availability of Microsoft Exchange 2010. With an innovative architecture that enhances uptime, strengthens security, reduces installation expenses, and streamlines management, Exchange Server 2010 joins Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 as part of a new wave of solutions intended to improve business productivity and profitability.
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Microsoft Introduces R2 Release of Communications Server
Microsoft announced the next version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 includes improvements that offer IT organizations additional flexibility for managing their communications system efficiently while providing an expandable architecture for communications-enabled work processes.
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Cisco Introduces Security and Networking Products for Small Businesses
Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of security and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Products introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
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Microsoft's CEO Previews Windows 7
During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of Windows 7. The next version of Windows was made offered temporarily for testing at select web sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and key improvements built into Windows and inspired by market feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, security, dependability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and simplicity. Windows 7 features quicker startup, power off, and recovery from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; centralized peripherals management; as well as sophisticated touch-screen technology.
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Microsoft Unveils New Release of SBS
Microsoft debuted the newest edition of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's products deliver the capabilities of Microsoftís enterprise-class server technologies to small organizations in an affordable bundle. Designed for companies with up to 75 users, Microsoft SBS 2008 is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies keep their data more secure and make their network more efficient. MS Windows SBS 2008 offers many of the technologies used by larger enterprises, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, plus other Microsoft platforms.
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Microsoft Introduces 2009 Edition of Dynamics NAV ERP Package
Microsoft made available the newest version of the MS Dynamics NAV solution for Enterprise Resource Planning. MS Dynamics NAV 2009 provide built-in financial, supply chain management, and customer relationship management support to allow you to automate operations throughout your entire business to boost efficiency and performance and promote business growth. The most recent edition of Microsoft Dynamics NAV includes several innovations including Personalized Role Centers, enhanced management information and reporting options, and .NET Web Services.
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