Microsoft announces improvements to Dynamics ERP

Data Management
Microsoft extends Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions
Microsoft Corp. transforms the business applications landscape by helping customers focus on building a “connected” business that delivers company-wide productivity. Microsoft announced that this strategy includes:

  • The release of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step – a tool set for implementation, migration and upgrades
  • Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office and SharePoint Server – a licensing package that makes Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions available to employees via familiar tools
  • RoleTailored – an user experience design approach that builds on the next-generation look and feel of Windows Vista
  • 2007 Microsoft Office system – an online finance community for finance professionals  

For more information please visit: https://ms.helifan.net/presspass/press/2007/mar07/03-12ConvergenceDayOnePR.mspx

Microsoft Corp. also announced the upcoming availability of Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office and SharePoint Server that contains up to 12 self-service applications that are built into the Microsoft Office release and SharePoint products and technologies, as well as a licence for the Office SharePoint Server 2007.

For more information please visit: https://ms.helifan.net/presspass/press/2007/mar07/03-12Day1DynamicsOfficePR.mspx

Networking

Exinda introduces unified performance management appliance

Exinda Networks announced the introduction of the UPM compatible wide area network (WAN) acceleration appliance.

The Exinda 2800 combines WAN traffic optimization, WAN application and TCP acceleration technologies onto a single platform.

Designed for locations with up to 30 workstations, the Exinda 2800 will support optimization and acceleration options from one Mbps. up to 10 Mbps. The platform delivers TCP acceleration, policy-based QoS, WAN memory (acceleration), CIFS protocol optimization (WAFS), cross-flow compression, comprehensive Layer 2 to Layer 7 monitoring and reporting, Adaptive Response, policy controls (P2P control, etc.) and Application Response Measurements. Application Specific Analysis Modules (ASAM) for VoIP and Citrix are also included.

The Exinda 2800 pricing starts at US$2,490 for the integrated one Mbps. model, ranging up to US$6,990 for the integrated 10 Mbps. platform, and will be commercially available as of March 31, 2007.

Infrastructure
HP delivers PCs to meet Energy Star 4.0 hardware requirements
HP announced business PCs configurable to meet the hardware standards of Energy Star 4.0

The HP Compaq dc5700, dc5750 and dc7700 desktop PCs are designed to meet business customers’ growing requirements for power management and cooling.

HP Compaq dc5700 and dc7700 business desktop PCs meeting the Energy Star 4.0 hardware specifications are available now and feature Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Microsoft Windows XP Pro, 80 GB hard drives, one GB of memory and DVD/CD-RW combo drives, starting at $1,129. 

In addition, the HP Compaq dc5750 business PC introduced late last year was to offer customers a processor option that consumed less power, with the help of AMD 35-watt processors and its Cool “n” Quiet technology, which reduces processor heat and results in an overall cooler PC and a quieter work environment.

Additional information on the energy-efficient HP products is available at www.hp.com/go/energy.

Storage

WinMagic protects sensitive data

WinMagic Inc. announces the release of SecureDoc v.4.3. This version incorporates a user friendly Graphical User Interface for administrators to manage all communications between SecureDoc clients and the SecureDoc Enterprise Server in real-time. Other functionality includes a log system to provide administrators with enhanced system feedback, and a quarantine system to expedite the trouble shooting of communication problems.

SecureDoc v4.3’s functionality enables the system to determine whether communication with the server should be postponed to lower potential network traffic. SecureDoc v4.3 also provides administrators and users with the ability to encrypt different partitions with respective encryption keys during the initial full-disk encryption process.

SecureDoc v4.3 provides improved Removable Media Encryption (RME) functionality. Regardless of whether an endpoint device is running SecureDoc full-disk  encryption software or not, USB thumb drives can now be read with WinMagic’s DiskViewer – a free download utility from the www.winmagic.com.  

Compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and all editions of Vista, SecureDoc v4.3 enables organizations to protect any existing investment in encryption technology. SecureDoc v4.3 expands its support for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to include support for TPM v1.2.  Building on the TPM chip, SecureDoc assists in adding an extra layer of security in seamlessly supporting the authentication of the disk drive to the computer.

The tokens supported by SecureDoc v4.3 include the Department of Defense’s Common Access Card (CAC), Oberthur CosmopollC Card, ActivIdentity V3 Support, Micro USB Reader that comes built in with Dell Latitude 620 and 820, Omnikey ExpressCard 4321 reader, Thales TVPN-08, added support for the onscreen keyboard of the Motion Computing LE1600, IBM JCOP41 card with Fingerprint recognition, Fujitsu STYLISTIC 5000 Series and NTT reader.

Administrator, user, and system friendly, SecureDoc v4.3 installs transparently and silently in the background encrypting the entire physical hard drive, and does not require its own partition. SecureDoc v4.3’s versatile capabilities also include:

  • Full support for Spyrus Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
  • Full support of certificates from local store
  • Additional support of third party softwared
  • Support for Microsoft SQL 2005 as the database backende
  • Full support for Absolute’s Computrace software

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