Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.
Microsoft on Monday stepped up its services push by announcing a partner-driven effort to deliver hosted Microsoft applications in 19 countries.
- By Herb Torrens
On April 28, Microsoft plans to release SP2 for Microsoft Office 2007, along with SP2 releases for some of its server products.
Microsoft branded some of its best-selling products to come with the "2010" stamp, beginning with the debut of Exchange Server 2010 beta.
Microsoft released a public beta version of Exchange Server 2010, the company's newest e-mail server, which is being rolled out a part of the company's renewed focus on the unified communications market.
Microsoft rolled out eight fixes in its monthly security release, addressing some 23 vulnerabilities.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft Office 2003 moved off "mainstream support" on April 14, which means that those seeking technical support for the product will have to pay for it.
Phase 2 International now offers online IBM Lotus applications to SMBs, adding to its various hosted service offerings which already include a Microsoft solution stack.
Mimosa, Quest and CA provide functionality that Microsoft hasn't added yet.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese
Microsoft announced an online service for IT pros that enables them to test incoming e-mail traffic to Microsoft Exchange Server.
Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS) was released to manufacturing, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.
Microsoft has expanded its online services to 19 countries, the company announced on Monday.
Channel companies who resell PCs reported lower confidence in their business in Q4 2008; services expected to be key to survival.
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft's Exchange Labs is changing its name to Outlook Live and adding new e-mail features, according to a Thursday announcement by Microsoft.
Unified communications (UC) has emerged from the Internet cloud thanks to a partnership that brings together LightEdge Solutions, BroadSoft and Microsoft
- By Jim Barthold