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2007: The year in tech

Well, here we are folks, the final issue of the year. So many ideas come to mind. Top 10 best tech products of the year? Top 10 worst tech products of the year? 2007 winners and losers? I suppose Read more…

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 now available

If you use Microsoft Exchange (and really, who doesn’t?), I’ve got some good news for you: today the gatekeepers in Redmond have Read more…

How to: Send your Outlook calendar via email

If you’ve got your Outlook synced up with the rest of your company via an Exchange server, you don’t have to worry about sharing your calendar. But what if you want to share your calendar with Read more…

More details on Microsoft’s Forefront emerge

Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft’s desktop security solution, Forefront, had gone Beta. Since then, more details on the security suite have emerged. As expected, Forefront offers application-specific antispyware and antivirus shields, a spam filter and a web filter. In addition to the existing Beta, Microsoft will launch two new versions of Forefront: Forefront Security for …

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Microsoft offers Exchange Server 2007’s second beta

Microsoft today said Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2 is now available, with more security options and wider mobile client support than in the first beta. Looking beyond 2007, the next major release will probably be available in appliance form, officials separately said. A beta version of Forefront Security for Exchange was also announced. Both products have final versions due by early next year.

For more on the new beta:
– check out this IDG News

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Microsoft does unified-messaging dance

Microsoft today is expected to announce details of its upcoming unified-messaging platform. Live Communications Server is being renamed Office Communications Server, which will power various IP-PBX and conferencing tools in tandem with Exchange Server. The actual functionality has existed since the late 1990s, but never with enterprise scalability or a common infrastructure. Microsoft hopes to assume that role by the end of the decade.

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Exchange Server 2007 gets new CAL, features

Microsoft announced some new features and pricing aspects for the upcoming Exchange Server 2007. Beta 2, which is due this summer, will include new tools for email safety and unified messaging, compliance and data protection. There is also a new version of the client access license planned which will focus on bundled pricing for the unified messaging features. Another new pricing plan will include other Microsoft security products.

For more on Exchange:
– read this Network …

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Microsoft venture adds to Blackberry woes

So who needs RIM BlackBerrys anyway? A new upgrade for Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0 gives users push-style email without needing a third-party server. RIM and its competitors will have years to fight over Palm users, older devices and the anti-Microsoft crowd. And who knows? Maybe the DOJ or EU or some patent holder will cry foul. But some say this announcement means it’s game-over for the specialized push email industry.

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