Detailed overview of how Microsoft IT deployed and manages Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 to provide its employees with a real-time communications and instant messaging solution.
Detailed discussion of how Microsoft deployed Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to create an integrated enterprise-wide portal and team collaboration solution.
Microsoft and the Creative Artists Agency have reached a tentative agreement with Universal and Fox for the film rights to the Xbox video game "Halo." The deal was reportedly a major step down for Microsoft from its initial demands for a US$10 million upfront fee and 15 percent of the studio’s first-dollar box-office gross receipts.
Possibly the biggest improvement introduced with the upcoming service pack 2 for Exchange Server 2003 is the lifting of the 16BG store limit for the Standard version. SP2 adds a 75GB limit. This is great news for those of us in the small to medium business market.
Microsoft summarizes the SP2 and its improvements noting the release expected in the second half of 2005.
Other improvements include true push email to mobile devices and the addition of SenderID protocol support.
[Via MS Exchange Blog ]
Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday at Tech Ed that it is planning to launch Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 this year, specifically the week of November 7.
Workshare, a provider of document integrity solutions, has introduced integration between Workshare Professional 4.0 and Microsoft’s SharePoint Products and Technologies, providing single master tracking and enabling the secure sharing of documents inside and outside of the perimeter….
Detailed discussion on how Microsoft IT manages the large quantities of unwanted e-mail (a.k.a. spam) and malware-infected messages in its inbound Internet e-mail traffic.
PUBLISHED May 2004: Discussion of how Microsoft IT created the Employee Productivity Education program to communicate to Microsoft employees the best use of products and technologies.
Microsoft TechNet: IBM Lotus Notes or Novell GroupWise Migration and Coexistence: Frequently Asked Questions: “Puzzled about how to migrate from other messaging solutions to Exchange Server? Got questions about how to get your diverse messaging environments to interoperate? The frequently asked questions (FAQs) on this page can help.”
Computerworld | Nortel readies Outlook multimedia plug-in: "Nortel Networks reached out to enterprises with multimedia communications software on Monday, announcing a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook to let companies integrate voice and other forms of communication with the widely used e-mail client.
The plug-in, called the Multimedia Office Client, is designed to let employees use voice, video and text messaging through Outlook. It will even work with existing analog voice switches in enterprises or analog Centrex systems provided by carriers, said Chris Pallen, senior manager of voice and multimedia services at Nortel. Multimedia Office Client will be offered in parallel with the current Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) client, which is a Windows application with a Nortel user interface.
Nortel is introducing and demonstrating the software at the Supercomm trade show in Chicago, where Microsoft loomed large. The Redmond, Washington, software company announced alliances Monday with AT&T, Sylantro Systems and Amdocs that also were focused on VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) and other communications capabilities.
The Multimedia Office Client works with Nortel’s MCS 5100 and 5200 platforms, which are used in enterprise and carrier networks, respectively, for providing IP multimedia communications. Those servers use SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) for the translation between existing analog voice switches and IP communications applications, Pallen said. "