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 Makes Available Exchange 2010
Microsoft announced the release of Exchange 2010. Engineered with a new structure that enhances uptime, solidifies security and compliance, reduces installation expenses, and simplifies management, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 teams with Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Release 2 as members of a new generation of solutions built to bolster business profitability.
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Microsoft Introduces Release 2 of Communications Server
Microsoft debuted the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The R2 edition of Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that give network administrators more flexibility for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible architecture for collaborative work processes.
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Cisco Introduces New Products for Small Companies
Cisco unveiled innovative products targeted specifically for small business networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of security and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Products unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco SBCS.
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Microsoft's Chief Executive Previews Windows 7 Beta
During a presentation at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation version of Windows was available for a limited time for assessment at select Microsoft sites. During the CES talk, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and key improvements incorporated into Windows and inspired by market feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, security, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and simplicity. Windows 7 features faster initialization, power off, and wakeup from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized device administration; as well as sophisticated touch-screen support.
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Microsoft Introduces New Edition of Windows Small Business Server
Microsoft made available the newest edition of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's software platforms deliver the capabilities of Windows high-end server technologies to smaller companies in an economical package. Designed for companies with up to 75 workstations, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server platform created to help businesses make their data safer and make their network more productive. Windows SBS 2008 provides many of the technologies used by larger companies, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, and SQL Server 2008, as well as additional popular Microsoft platforms.
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Microsoft Announces 2009 Edition of MS Dynamics NAV ERP Solution
Microsoft debuted the most recent release of the MS Dynamics NAV package for for midsize business ERP. MS Dynamics NAV 2009 offers built-in accounting, supply chain, and customer relationship management capabilities to allow you to automate processes throughout your entire company to boost productivity and performance and facilitate success. The 2009 version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP includes several new features such as Personalized Role Centers, improved analytics and reporting capabilities, and .NET Web Services.
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