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Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Ships! 

We have finished version 3 of Windows HPC Server! The verbose, official, and approved name is Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite signaling that we are leveraging Windows Server 2008 R2 as our core operating system but make no mistake, this is the big v3 release, our most ambitious release. It’s like the third stage...

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Available now: Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 

Hi everyone.  Good news:  Active Directory Federation Services 2.0(AD FS 2.0) has been finalized and is now available for download!  AD FS 2.0 is a role in Windows Server that simplifies access and single sign-on to both on-premises and cloud-based applications.  Using “claims-based” identity technology, it helps enable secure business collaboration and productivity within the...

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Windows Server and Windows Azure come together in a new STB organization: the Server & Cloud Division 

Microsoft is announcing today the formation of a new organization within the Server & Tools Business that combines the Windows Server & Solutions group and the Windows Azure group, into a single organization called the Server & Cloud Division (SCD).   This change reflects the alignment of our resources with our strategy, and represents a...

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PDC 2009 – Windows Server and Windows Azure Platform 

Yesterday at PDC, Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia announced the global availability of Microsoft’s new cloud computing service – Windows Azure Platform. In addition, Ray and Bob announced a number of additional announcements related to Windows Server.  I wanted to take a moment and provide some context for all our existing Windows Server customers and...

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Guest Blog: How Information Technology (IT) Can Still Invest in Innovation Today 

Hi- I’m Joe Homnick, principal owner of Homnick Systems and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, located in Boca Raton, Florida.  I am a Microsoft Regional Director Ambassador and trainer for the Microsoft Metro program, which targets early adopters of Microsoft technologies for the last five years.    I believe that as the...

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