Web AI: Would You Like Apps with That? 

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Very recently, we announced the availability of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) in Beta. If you remember, this is a tool that allows you to obtain and install Web server components, development tools and database technologies to implement an integrated Web platform for your development or hosting environment, and that provides end-to-end functionality…Read more

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Independent research firm recognizes Microsoft NAP as a leader in Network Access Control 

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Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) solution was cited as a leader (the top category) in a recent independent report, “The Forrester Wave: Network Access Control, Q3 2008.”  Microsoft was one of the many network access control (NAC) vendors invited to participate in the report. Forrester placed a lot of emphasis on different access control scenarios…Read more

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SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing! 

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Excerpt from the post on the SBS blog by group program manager Dean Paron: On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized!  Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions,…Read more

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SBS and EBS @ WPC 

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Lots of activities around the upcoming Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 here in Houston at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.  On top of the many keynotes, sessions and demonstrations to help partners prepare for the Essential Server Solutions, we’re announcing November 12 as the launch date for both products. For real-time updates…Read more

UrlScan 3.0 Beta and Tools to Help Mitigate SQL Injection Attacks 

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Microsoft published a Security Advisory today providing information for developers and Web administrators on ways in which they can mitigate and prevent SQL injection attacks. As you might have seen, there was a spate of such attacks in late April and it caused quite a few headaches for administrators. Remember that SQL injection attacks target…Read more

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SBS and EBS videos on Technet Edge 

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There are new demonstration videos of the upcoming Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 on TechNet Edge. Program manager Bjorn Levidow provides an overview of EBS management, including remote administration, add-in management and license tracking.  Becky Ochs, program manager for SBS, shows setup of SBS 2008, including the new Answer File tool….Read more

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Windows Essential Server Solutions go public 

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Good news. Today we opened up the Public Preview for Windows Essential Server Solutions – Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.  Visit here to find out how to download and evaluate the Release Candidate 0 versions of both.  EBS is available now, SBS will be up within a few weeks – but…Read more

Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 Available 

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We announced the new Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0, and the MOF 4.0 online community. Check out Jeff’s blog post over on the System Center team blog. Here’s an excerpt: So what’s new?  First, where the old MOF talked mainly about operations, the new MOF 4.0 describes the entire IT life cycle, including business planning, project…Read more

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Hyper-V: It’s all coming together 

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I’m really pleased to say that the release candidate of Hyper-V is available for download today. You can read the announcement and Jeff’s more detailed post. This milestone is important to the hundreds of customers and partners in the early adopter programs, and those of you trialing Hyper-V on your own, because it’s feature complete,…Read more

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