! Hyper-V available to download

Hi all,

Last week Virtualization Team make available to download the final version, RTM, of Hyper-V.

A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release.

TechNet and MSDN Sites it’s already running under Hyper-V and 25% of Microsoft.com is running :)

Official site: www.microsoft.com/hyperv

Bye,

Eduardo Petizme
MVP Forefront Security
Site: http://petizme.com
Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( USA | BRA )

! FCS support for: …

Hi,

Since last month (June/2008) FCS Team announced support for:

·     Agent protection of Windows Server 2008 – Server and Core.

·     NAP integration.

·     Hyper-V, upon its release.

·     Agent protection of cluster servers.

·     Agent protection of Home editions of Vista, XP Sp2 and XP Sp3.

·     Agent protection of Vista Sp1.

More information and source here.

Bye,

Eduardo Petizme
MVP Forefront Security
Site: http://petizme.com
Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( USA | BRA )

! Microsoft to start selling Office programs by subscription later this month

Hi,

“Microsoft Corp. will begin selling its Office programs to consumers on a subscription basis starting mid-July, in a bid to reach thrifty PC buyers who would otherwise pass on productivity software.

The software bundle, which also includes Microsoft’s Live OneCare computer security software, will be sold at nearly 700 Circuit City stores for $70 per year.

Bryson Gordon, a group product manager for the Office group, said in an interview that the agreement with Circuit City Stores Inc. is not exclusive, and that the bundle will be available at other retailers and on PCs sold by the likes of Dell Inc. in the future.

Subscription pricing for software has become commonplace in businesses but is a relatively new concept for consumers. The Microsoft Equipt bundle – formerly code-named “Albany” – includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, plus OneCare and a handful of existing free Windows Live applications.

Buying those programs the traditional way would cost about $200; consumers who want to replace Office 2007 with “Office 14,” rumored to be set for a 2009 release, would have to pay full price.

Under the subscription model, upgrading to a new version is included in the annual cost.

Gordon said Equipt is aimed at people who wouldn’t ordinarily buy Office at the same time they purchase a new computer. Instead, they’d repurpose their old Office disks or pirate a friend’s copy, he said. …”

More information and source here.

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Eduardo Petizme
MVP Forefront Security
Site: http://petizme.com
Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( USA | BRA )

! ISA Server 2006 – SP1 – Available to Download

Hi All,

After some time of beta, this week ISA/TMG Team make available SP1 for ISA Server 2006.

As Forefront (ISA Server) MVP I recommend you to backup your ISA configuration, download and install this SP.

To know more about the features of this SP, you can read this great post of Jim Harrison at ISA Server Blog.

You can download here. This update will be available at Microsoft Update late this month.

Eduardo Petizme
MVP Forefront Security
Site: http://petizme.com
Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( USA | BRA )