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Need Feedback on Microsoft Technologies for Branch and Mid-Market IT

We want to hear from you and get your feedback.  What are the challenges that you face – technology, business, and environmental – in managing your Branch Office and/or Mid-Sized business IT infrastructures?  Use the comments below and join the discussion!   From our research we have identified 5 areas where our customers have expressed...

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Visit the Windows Server Facebook page and take the IT Geek Quiz

Think you’ve got IT geek chops? Are you 100% geek or only a 50% novitiate? Log into Facebook and check out what folks are saying about our new Geek Quiz and then hit that Go To Application button and take the quiz yourself. Answer 10 questions, check out your score and share with folks not...

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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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Mark your calendar: Watch the MMS keynotes on the web

Next week on Tuesday and Wednesday be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web!  Don’t miss this opportunity to see our top executives discuss the latest IT Management news, strategies, and solutions from Microsoft, and how to apply them in your organization. ·        ...

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NuStar Energy: IT for growth

Yesterday the marketing team published a case study about NuStar Energy, a crude-oil transportation and storage company that has grown rapidly through acquisitions and recently joined the Fortune 500.  NuStar relies on Windows Server, System Center and Forefront solutions to integrate new people and systems in days.  Their IT department can respond to new business...

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Secure, cross-company collaboration

Below is a new Microsoft video about a company called Exostar.  Using Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services, Certificate Server, and Forefront Security, Exostar enables global aerospace companies, such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce, to securely collaborate via hosted SharePoint Server 2007.  This is a good example of what we are calling “Business Ready Security.”...

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Check out the enhanced Migration Solution for Windows Server 2008 R2!

Have you heard the great buzz about Windows Server 2008 R2?  If you’re eager to find out how to migrate your existing servers to this new platform, check out the Windows Server TechCenter Migration Portal for Windows Server 2008 R2.  This one-stop-shop for existing and new migration resources can help you jump start your migration...

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Live: the Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta TechCenter

Have you already downloaded and started kicking the tires on Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta? What, you’re waiting for an engraved invitation? Here’s your chance to read prerelease documentation about how to configure and use technologies available with Windows Server 2008 R2. Some highlights: Get more details about what’s new in Windows Server 2008 R2....

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