Microsoft launches servers for business success
In one of its largest enterprise launch ever, Microsoft India has launched Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. These products promise to deliver greater security, web, virtualization and enhanced business intelligence capabilities.
Bangalore: Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited has launched three major server and tools offerings that will revolutionize the technology infrastructure in organizations. The new offerings, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, help customers drive greater business continuity with improved security, enable innovation while controlling costs, and empower people to make better decisions with data.
The three products enable Dynamic IT - a platform for core IT infrastructure and application infrastructure technologies that can easily adapt to changing business conditions. To begin realizing the benefits of Dynamic IT, customers can deploy the new products to power next generation web applications, enable better business decisions and return savings to the business by using technologies, such as virtualization.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 are key products in the company’s strategy to promote greater interoperability, opportunity and choice for customers and developers throughout the industry. Microsoft recently announced a set of broad-reaching changes to its technology and business practices to increase the openness of its products. The interoperability principles and actions apply to high-volume Microsoft products - Windows Vista (including the .NET Framework), Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Office 2007, Exchange Server 2007, and Office SharePoint Server 2007, and future versions of all these products.
Microsoft Learning partners will offer free day-long training sessions on each of these products at over 80 cities across the country. Additionally, in April, Microsoft will also be offering live online learning sessions to help Developers and IT Professionals across the country get skilled on these products.
“Organizations currently spend more than 70 percent of their IT budgets and resources on maintaining existing infrastructure – this is clearly less than optimal and a huge drain on resources. The focus for this launch is to allow businesses to provide them with powerful tools to focus on acquiring and leveraging new capabilities, rather than straining to maintain existing infrastructure,” said Mr. S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Corporation. He further added, “We have received very positive feedback from our early adopter customers as well as IT professionals and developers who interface with these technologies on a daily basis. We are very excited to be delivering these solutions and capabilities today to a broad set of audiences.”
Doug Hauger, Chief Operating Office, Microsoft India said, “Microsoft's launch is a milestone in our commitment to businesses, developers and IT professionals and heralds the new era of enterprise technologies. We are positive that our customers in India will benefit tremendously from Microsoft’s new infrastructure and application platform, thereby allowing them to improve their business continuity.”
Continuing this wave of server innovation from Microsoft, later this year, the company will release the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products for small and midsize companies built on Windows Server 2008 and the newest Microsoft server technologies and services.