I wanted to first introduce myself to the Windows Server community as an upcoming contributor in my new role as the Director of Program Management for Windows Server. Some of you may know me from my previous role as the Product Unit Manager for Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010. I wanted to take a moment today and highlight our re-launch of our Common Engineering Criteria web site for all Microsoft server products. The Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria (CEC) program establishes a set of engineering requirements across all Microsoft server products with our goal to reduce the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) through improved integration, manageability, security, reliability, and other critical infrastructure attributes that are expected by our customers. You can get a short overview of CEC and the scorecards for all currently evaluated products from our main page. I hope you will find not only the site content appealing and easy to navigate, but also the data on all the evaluated products helpful in making purchasing and product decisions for your environment.
I hope you find the new site valuable, for more details you can download the CEC whitepaper. I look forward to more posts and interesting content in the future.
David B. Cross
Director of Program Management