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Novell has extended the support it offers for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

The firm said that it will offer extended global support for SLES running on IBM System z, and released the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 4 (SP4), which bundles together the assorted fixes, patches, and antiseptic plasters released for it in the last few months.

“Our customers have made it clear that the long-term support of their Linux platforms is critical to their business,” said Markus Rex, SVP and general manager

The Long Term Service Pack Support (LTSS) for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server support extension increases extended coverage to three years.


Remember when Telestream merged with Anystream last year? That holy union has finally born magnificent fruit, in the form of a new version of the popular Vantage Enterprise suite of software. Oh, bless this child!

“’Vantage Enterprise system management products are the first major development to evolve from our acquisition of Anystream last year which brought together the best of both companies,’ said Barbara DeHart, vice president of Marketing at Telestream. ‘Vantage now combines Anystream’s proven expertise in large-scale media production and system management with Telestream’s market-leading video transcoding and workflow products to enable companies to capture new markets and optimize video content value.’”

You can snag up the new Vantage right now.

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Well, you knew it was coming and now here it is. Service Pack 1 is now available for download for owners of Office for Mac 2011. It is a 246MB file available direct from Microsoft, and requires that users be running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later.

The suite has tons of improvements, including improved security, stability and the inclusion of alt text. What are you waiting for? Snatch it on up!


Intermedia have recently announced that it has achieved the Microsoft Gold Partner Status for the fifth year in a row. One of the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting providers, the company holds Gold Certifications in Unified Communications and Hosting and this year, acquired Gold Application Integration status as well.

The certification has validated Intermedia’s expertise in delivering Microsoft Products as well as the close working relationship Intermedia shares with Microsoft. The Application Integration status reflected the company’s ability to fully integrate Microsoft solutions for its client base, such as the company’s recent integration of hosted PBX voice service as well as Microsoft Exchange.  Its integrated approach gives businesses access to the best cloud services, but spares them from having to use multiple control panels or pay multiple bills.

The company also offers a full ecosystem of cloud-based business communications solutions that is created especially for small and medium sized enterprises. In addition to the hosted exchange 2010, Intermedia also offers Office Communications Server 2007, SharePoint 2010, hosted PBX, Conference Bridges, policy-based Encryption, mobility support that includes Blackberry, iPhone, Drpoid and a whole slew of other services.


Acer has announced it has extended its line of server and storage solutions for the U.S. market to include a family of storage systems for small- and medium-sized business (SMB) and midmarket applications that deliver enterprise-class features and functionality at SMB and midmarket price points.

Acer’s expanded storage offering is the result of the company’s strategic partnership with Hitachi Data Systems, and includes the AS2040 storage system and the Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 (AMS 2000) family of scalable storage systems.

“Together, Acer and Hitachi Data Systems provide a unique value proposition for end-users who need to solve difficult storage challenges as cost-effectively as possible,” said Gianluca Degliesposti, vice president of worldwide business development for Acer Servers and Storage. ”Thanks to this partnership, we are able to offer one of the industry’s best SMB storage arrays, delivering enterprise-level technology and features at SMB market price points.”

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Viking Modular Solutions, a provider and manufacturer of innovative DRAM technology and Solid State Drive solutions, today announced the release of its next generation SATADIMM.

everaging the form factor of DDR3 DIMMs and the non-volatile capabilities of SSDs, SATADIMM enables enterprise servers to take advantage of its small footprint. Viking Modular showed off  the product at the Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, California this week.

“At Viking Modular we seek to address the real world challenges of system designers and IT departments who need increasing levels of flexibility, power and performance in their server or storage infrastructure,” said Adrian Proctor, Vice President of Marketing for Viking Modular Solutions.  ”Our SATADIMM products were designed with this in mind, allowing increased performance and capacity within the existing footprint.  SATADIMM has the potential to change the way enterprise OEMs design their servers and will greatly influence the overall server market.”


Credant Technologies has announced the release of Credant Manager for BitLocker, a key component of the new CREDANT Enterprise Server 7.1.1, which will be available soon. As part of a series of releases providing centralized management for encryption across all enterprise platforms, CREDANT Enterprise Server 7.1.1 will provide a simple and integrated solution to reduce the work of managing Microsoft BitLocker.

“Gartner clients know that data leakage can cost them money and their reputations, and eventually most companies will make MDP investments, whether they are small or large enterprises, or bound by compliance rules or not,” reports John Gerard, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner. “They will make those purchases faster when the solutions are easy to understand and manage, easy to use, and priced affordably.”

“CREDANT customers have told us they need a more robust, comprehensive approach to manage BitLocker and meet their data protection requirements in an integrated manner,” said Chris Burchett, chief technology officer and co-founder, CREDANT Technologies. “This release, including the CREDANT Manager for BitLocker, helps address security concerns with the minimum impact to end-users, the least workload for IT and security administrators, and the most integrated, secure management capabilities on the market today.”

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Zultys has recently announced the release of their next generation of core software for unified communications products: MX Release 6.0. This new software comes with an enhanced desktop view, new mobility features, and rich integration with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange server as well as, resulting in an all-in-one IP phone system made to deliver high-quality innovation, scalability, and reliability.

The MX Release 6.0 provides several features that businesses find essential. Among them are the MXvideo, providing integrated HD video for Zulty’s MXIE desktop UC client, as well as quality and efficient customer service features. This release extends the operation of Zultys’ current ZIP5-series of desktop phones, while improving electronic fax handling and improving security via Active Directory/LDAP authentication.

“This is a very significant release for Zultys. Among other things, Zultys added high-def video for end users in a very easy, seamless fashion, great mobility enhancements, and seamless integration with and Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. There is more, but they have hit the target with easy to deploy, UC innovations,” says Nancy Jamison President and Principal Analyst at Jamison Consulting.


Microsoft has announced at the Microsoft Hosting Summit in Bellevue, Washington that it is making several enhancements to its Microsoft Services Provider Licensing Agreement program.

The company has introduced a new volume licensing plan that will make it easier for customers to move over to the cloud.

Referred to as license mobility, the changes give customers greater flexibility to deploy application servers on-premises or hosted by service providers in the cloud.

The company will also introduce a new Core Infrastructure Suite, which will include Windows Server Datacenter, System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter and Forefront Endpoint Protection, in the SPLA program to make it more affordable to license infrastructure at their data centers.

According to a Microsoft spokesperson, the new licensing option “enhances business opportunities [for partners] by paving the way for qualified Microsoft customers to take advantage of cloud computing without having to bear the economic burden for products that they already own and have covered through Software Assurance.”

hosted exchange logo for, a division of mindSHIFT Technologies, has announced the immediate availability of its email archiving solution as a standalone cloud-based service.  This service is compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server, IBM Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise, Google Apps, VMware Zimbra and most other email platforms.

“Businesses now have an enterprise-class archiving solution available to them which can be implemented immediately without having to incur the expense of a complete overhaul of their current email infrastructure,” said Joe Croft, mindSHIFT Technologies’ Vice President of Products and Strategy.

Not bad, guys!

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UK’s Simply Mail Solutions has announced that the network wide upgrade of MS Exchange Server 2007 to MS Exchange Server 2010 has been completed. This is great news for their varied customer base.

“For us, it was a logical step to go as the technical changes for the hosted version of MS Exchange 2010 are considerable. Following our mission we are constantly working to keep up with the latest technology and so we decided to upgrade our servers to MS Exchange 2010. This also ensures that our customers can profit from all features that MS Exchange 2010 mailboxes have to offer. We have put a major amount of effort into making the change over as smooth and trouble free as possible and not rushed this upgrade onto the market.” Said Keith Pritchard, CTO.

“Also with constantly increasing message sizes and email traffic storage often becomes an issue. With Exchange 2010 we are now able to offer up to 25GB of storage to our power users on our Executive package still ensuring a reliable and robust service. Another feature that is especially important for mobile users that rely on web access is the highly improved Outlook Web App (OWA). Not only does OWA now fully support all common browsers such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and of course Internet Explorer but it also provides enhanced message search facilities within an interface that is very similar to the Outlook email client. It therefore ensures easy navigation even if a user is away from the office keeping productivity levels high.”

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