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 reported the availability of Exchange Server 2010. With an innovative architecture that enhances availability, strengthens security, slashes deployment expenses, and streamlines management, Exchange 2010 teams with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as part of the next generation of technologies intended to bolster business profitability.
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Microsoft Introduces New Edition of Communications Server 2007
Microsoft began shipping the most recent version of Office Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence awareness, IM infrastructure, web conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that offer IT managers additional versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an extensible platform for collaborative work processes.
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Cisco Announces New Network Solutions for Small Companies
Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small business networks and engineered to deliver outstanding protection and connectivity for an affordable price. Products unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
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Microsoft's Steve Balmer Introduces Microsoft Windows 7
During a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta edition of Windows was offered for a limited time for downloading at several web sites. During the presentation, Balmer showed new features and key enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by market demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and recovery from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized device management; plus multiple finger multitouch support.
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Microsoft Unveils Latest Release of Windows SBS
Microsoft introduced the newest release of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These solutions offer the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade server platforms to small and midsize companies in an cost-effective bundle. Intended for organizations with as many as 75 PCs, Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server platform engineered to help companies make their data safer and their workers more efficient. Microsoft SBS offers many of the tools used by larger companies, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, and SQL Server 2008, plus additional Microsoft platforms.
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Microsoft Introduces Latest Edition of Dynamics NAV ERP Package
Microsoft debuted the latest edition of the MS Dynamics NAV package for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). MS Dynamics NAV offers built-in financial, supply chain management, and CRM features to enable you to automate processes across your business to boost efficiency and performance and promote business growth. The most recent version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV includes powerful new features such as Personalized Role Centers, improved business analytics and reporting options, and .NET Web Services.
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