Microsoft's partner community got new marching orders today as Microsoft unveiled its hosted service offerings and pricing -- something that has been deferred, to partner unease, for about two years or so.
Microsoft used the occasion of its 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference today to announce that November 12 will be the official launch date of Windows Essential Server Solutions, which are all-in-one software solutions for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) based on Windows Server 2008 and other Microsoft server technologies.
At the NECC 2008 conference in Texas this week, Microsoft unveiled an addition to its SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK), a suite of tools deigned for helping developers build education solutions.
Microsoft updated documentation on protocols used in some of its core applications today.
The Burton Group put the spotlight on Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2007 product on Thursday at its Catalyst Conference 2008 event.
Microsoft's Tech-Ed North America event for IT professionals kicked off today with a keynote address on enabling "dynamic IT."
SharePoint Deployment Planning Services is available now for customers with Volume Licensing Software Assurance through partners with an SDPS certification.
A preview version of the server for small-to-medium businesses is now available, according to a Microsoft announcement that included pricing and licensing details.
Microsoft had flat revenue results as reflected in its third-quarter 2008 report.
Microsoft rolled out its Dynamics CRM Online platform today as a generally available service.
Microsoft's latest tally of MCPs shows MCTS: Vista-Configuration to be one of the hotter certifications.
- By Michael Domingo
Microsoft rolled out five "critical" and three "important" patches for Windows Server 2008, Vista, Office, IE and other software.
- By Jabulani Leffall
This week, Microsoft offered its first public glimpse of the next release of Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), Redmond's next-generation integrated application lifecycle management suite, though the company is still not committing to any deliverables.
- By John K. Waters
Redmond is poised to release eight security bulletins for its April patch release, with five designated as "critical" and three deemed "important."
- By Jabulani Leffall
In a rare display of contrition, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday acknowledged frustration with the acceptance of Windows Vista and the company's failure to upgrade its Internet Explorer browser more routinely, as well the questionable decision to pursue separate development paths for Internet Explorer and the .NET Framework.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz