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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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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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