Exchange/Messaging

Support GAL Lookup on Mobile Phones

Nokia Enterprise Solutions has released Mail for Exchange (MfE) Client Version 2.0 for its E-series devices and for N73, N76, and N95 devices. The new version features a company directory that lets users perform Global Address List (GAL) searches. Users can also accept or decline meeting invitations and add meetings to their synchronized device calendar. E-series device users can search for content in MfE email synchronized to their phone. Supported servers include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, and Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 SP1 and R2. For more information, call 877-977-9199. A version of MfE 2.0 for North American AT&T customers was unavailable at press time, but T-Mobile customers can download the software at www.businesssoftware.nokia.com/mail_for_exchange_downloads.php.

SharePoint

Replicate SharePoint Content Among Sites

Syntergy Replicator for SharePoint integrates with Microsoft SharePoint technologies to provide multidirectional replication services among SharePoint servers. Replicator uses standard HTTP and HTTP Secure (HTTPS) protocols and data-compression technology to automatically update participating sites. The product supports geographically dispersed SharePoint users, provides custom views and content access to different users or groups, and is useful in failover situations and migrations from earlier versions of SharePoint. No client software is required. For pricing information or to view a demo, call 858-459- 6356 or visit www.syntergy.com.

Storage

AMCC adds SAS Controllers to Product Line

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) recently announced availability of its 3ware 9690SA Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller. The SAS controller includes AMCC’s unified RAID management interface and software suite. For configuration flexibility, the 3ware 9690SA offers three PCI Express low-profile controller choices: eight internal ports, eight external ports, or four internal/four external ports. The 3ware 9690SA is targeted at data center environments that require expanded connectivity and high levels of read and write performance, including databases, NAS, Web servers, cluster servers, supercomputing, nearline backup and archival, security systems, and professional audio- and video-editing appliances. For more information, contact AMCC at 800-840-6055 or visit www.amcc.com.

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Storage

USB Combo Adapter for Hard Drive Configuration

Tripp Lite’s new USB 2.0 to SATA/ IDE Combo Adapter lets users connect computer hard drives to a Serial ATA (SATA) or IDE drive, turning the attached drive into an external USB 2.0 storage device. Data can be transferred from a hard drive to auxiliary drives or between auxiliary drives at speeds of up to 480Mbps. For more information, contact Tripp Lite at 773-869-1111 or visit www.tripplite.com.

Web Development

Web Application Performance Monitoring

Symphoniq has released TrueView Express, a web application performance monitoring system. The software allows IT pros to track and detect Web application performance problems that affect end-user productivity. The application offers customizable alerts that provide admins and site developers detailed information about Web infrastructure performance problems, then helps them isolate and diagnose causes of performance degradation. TrueView Express is $4,995, and can be downloaded from the Symphoniq Web site at www.symphoniq.com.

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Hosted Services

Business Software on Demand

Verio Business Solutions provides a variety of popular applications in the form of hosted services for SMBs. Hosted versions of Microsoft Exchange 2007, McAfee Total Protection for Small Business, SugarCRM Professional, PC Data Backup, and Accrisoft Business Management and Productivity are available. All the applications are patched, managed and updated by Verio, and users pay a monthly fee for use of selected services. According to Verio, using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model reduces infrastructure overhead and minimizes IT support costs. For more information, contact Verio at 303-645-1900 or visit www.verio.com/saas.+

Training

Learn About Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

Written by Robert Larson, Janique Carbone and other members of the Microsoft virtual server team, the Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit provides tips and advice on administering the latest release of Virtual Server 2005. Published by Microsoft Press, the book includes detailed setup information for the Virtual Server COM API, provides a best practices virtualization project methodology, offers extensive troubleshooting advice, and covers other Microsoft and 3rd party applications that can help manage your virtual infrastructure. A companion DVD includes sample scripts, software and other resources. The Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit is available now and retails for $59.99. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/mspress.

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Exchange/Messaging

Increase Exchange Availability and Continuity

Teneros has unveiled Application Continuity Appliance for Microsoft Exchange 2.0, an updated version of their appliance that introduces Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk technology and support for 64-bit VMs. The appliance is available in two form factors: a 1U model supports 50-100 mailboxes, and a 3U model supports 250-2000 mailboxes. Both versions of the appliance have 8 GB of memory and 64-bit processors, allowing the appliance to run the Teneros Exchange Replication Engine and Microsoft Exchange in VMs. According to Teneros, the use of VMs enables updating and patching of the Exchange environment through a snapshot-based process hosted by Teneros. For more information, contact Teneros at 650-641-7400 or visit www.teneros.com.

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Security

Corporate Virus and Spyware Protection

Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus 3.5 provides enterprises with protection against malware, spyware, and viruses. This latest version introduces Windows Vista compatibility, improved real-time threat detection, and enhanced reporting functionality. Other improved features include integration with Active Directory for ease of installation and enhanced detection of and protection from malware. Webroot Antispyware Corporate Edition with Antivirus 3.5 is now available and costs $28.26 per user for 1000-2500 seats. For more information, contact Webroot Software at 866-612-4268 or visit www.webroot.com.

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