“Centro” = Windows Essential Business Server 

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Today we announced Windows Essential Business Server as the official name for Windows Server codename “Centro,” our upcoming IT solution designed for mid-sized organizations.  We unveiled details about the product, available here, as well as an initial set of hardware and software partners supporting the solution. Check out more about applying for the private beta. Microsoft Read more


MSD evolution and leadership 

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Hi, my name is Brad Anderson and I’m the General Manager, leading product development and engineering for Microsoft’s Management and Solutions Division. Many of you have heard that I recently assumed leadership for MSD after Kirill Tatarinov moved over to lead MS Business Solutions Division. Looking back at my four years with Kirill, I feel Read more


Windows Powershell – 1 million served 

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Jeffrey has a good, lengthy post about PowerShell here. Of note is the fact that there’s been 1 million downloads in 6 months. His post includes references and links to MS products and partner using PowerShell, books, and community sites. PowerShell is the new command-line shell with tools and a scripting language. See more here. Patrick Read more

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IT Forum: Virtual Video Stars 

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As Patrick mentioned, many of the Windows Server team are here in Barcelona for TechEd: IT Forum this week and we’re gearing up for a great set of breakout sessions, lightning demos, hands-on lab and chalk-talks around Windows Server “Longhorn” and Virtualization. One of the features of the conference this year is “The Virtual Side” Read more