Category Archives: Product and manufacturer news [Old]

Information on new products and manufacturers. Here you’ll find the anouncements of new products, new servicepacks and new featurepacks. I’ll also put interesting information on manufacturers here.

Windows Server 2008 RC 1 ready

Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1 publicly today, along with Release Candidate 1 for Windows Vista Service Pack 1. This means the teams are definitely on schedule for a Q1 2008 release date for both products!

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Exchange Server 2007 SP 1 is here

Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2007 today, after formally announcing it yesterday.

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Windows Server 2008 November 2007 CTP

Microsoft released the November 2007 Community Technology Preview of Windows Server 2008 on the Connect website, which makes it available to beta testers. Note: This build is not Release Candidate 1.

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Lifting the shroud off MinWin

Windows 7 isn’t due for a very long time, but one of the most interesting things from the next version of Windows Operating System was publicly shown by Eric Traut on October 13th, 2007 at a presentation at the University of Illinois. (view links below) The feature I’m talking about is MinWin. It’s basically a highly efficient Windows kernel […]

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Windows Server 2008 RC0

Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 was officially announced today and will be available for everyone interested in the bits, through the Community Technology Preview program.

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Windows Server 2008 June CTP Available

Wondering what Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 looks like on Windows Server 2008 Server Core? Wondering if your specific bug was one of the (almost) thousand bugs that were fixed in the last two months? Wondering what Windows Server Codename “Longhorn” looks like nowadays? Do you want your Windows Server 200 Beta test server to display […]

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Longhorn April CTP on MSDN

When I checked into my MSDN subscription this morning I found a nice little download called “Windows Server Longhorn Standard Beta 3 Escrow”. Despite its appearance this is the April 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP). Robert McLaws already predicted last week this download would be available this week.

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Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 is here

Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 today. If you don’t know what I’m on about, than please read one of my previous posts.

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Deploying Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft today released a couple of documents to aid in the deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. These Microsoft Word compatible documents (no XPS documents this time) provide descriptions and overviews of features, guidelines for planning, and steps for deploying an Exchange 2007 organization. They correspond with the predefined four supported deployment scenarios.

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Using Service Pack 1 as a marker

Microsoft today sent an e-mail today to Technology Adaptation Partner (TAP) testers announcing to release ServicePack 1 for Windows Vista in the second half of 2007 (H2 2007) to collide with the launch of Microsoft Windows Server codename “Longhorn”. (rumored to be named Windows Server 2007) As Mary Jo Foley pointed out there are still a lot of […]

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