Mobile Information Server
Mobile Information Server 2002 extends the reach of Microsoft .NET–based enterprise applications, data, and intranet content into the realm of the mobile user. Mobile Information Server 2002 brings the power of the corporate intranet to the latest generation of mobile devices, so no matter where you are, you can securely gain access to your e-mail messages, contacts, calendars, tasks, or intranet line-of-business applications.
Make Your Organization Mobile
Microsoft’s goal is to help bring information and mobile users together—any time, any place, and on any device. Mobile Information Server 2002 is the unifying technology to accomplish this goal. Through integration with Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers and Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server, Mobile Information Server 2002 extends applications to multiple mobile devices and wireless applications from multiple vendors and wireless carriers.
Organizations demand carrier-class performance with high levels of reliability, scalability, and performance. In Mobile Information Server 2002, this is achieved using clustering, replication, load balancing, and content delivery. Additionally, Mobile Information Server 2002 delivers secure and private wireless communications and data exchange by offering end-to-end security features for all wireless solutions.
Outlook Mobile Access
The business e-mail application, Microsoft Outlook®, is in constant demand. Now, by using the Outlook Mobile Access 2002 application that ships with Mobile Information Server 2002, users can stay more productive and efficient by combining the freedom and convenience of wireless devices with the power of key enterprise information.
Outlook Mobile Access is the mobile device and telephone portal operating environment for browsing and receiving notifications from Outlook e-mail messages, calendars, tasks, and contacts. With secure, real-time access to live information from Outlook, you can easily control the communications and information sent through your cellular phone. By using Pocket Outlook in Pocket PC 2002, you can synchronize directly with your Microsoft Exchange 2000 data through Outlook Mobile Access 2002.
Mobile Services and Solutions
For Mobile Information Server 2002 users, Outlook Mobile Access is only the beginning. Developers can use Mobile Information Server 2002 to extend the existing investment in the corporate intranet or a wire-line computing solution when building connectors and services for any data server type or application. Developers can also take advantage of their existing skills and tools to create new wireless applications and content based on the highly extensible Mobile Information Server 2002 architecture. Most importantly, the mobile device you already own becomes immediately more useful—Mobile Information Server 2002 offers broad support for multiple devices plus flexibility for new generations of devices.
Windows Server 2003
Run Your Business on the Most Solid Server Operating System Microsoft Has Ever Released
Today’s organizations expect technology to be a consistent enabler of business value. They want systems that are always up and always responsive, and they demand a level of security able to meet today’s challenges. Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, includes new features and improvements that make it the most dependable small business and departmental server operating system Microsoft has ever created.
Windows Server 2003 improves on many technologies introduced in Windows 2000 Server, such as support for smart cards, bandwidth throttling, and Plug and Play support. New technologies, such as the common language runtime, strengthen security to help safeguard networks from malicious or poorly designed code. In addition, improvements to Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, public key infrastructure (PKI), and Kerberos make it easier to secure Windows Server 2003.
Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server
With the Windows 2000 Server operating system, Microsoft has accomplished a goal rarely achieved in the software industry, a delivered product that is evolutionary and revolutionary at the same time. Evolutionary, in that Windows 2000 builds on the best features of the Windows NT Server 4.0 operating system. Revolutionary, in that Windows 2000 Server sets a new standard in integrating Web, application, networking, communication, and infrastructure services.
Windows NT Server 4.0 is the fastest selling server operating system product in the world today-and it’s worth remembering why. Windows NT achieved this position by solving business problems-in a way that gave an unprecedented level of hardware and application choice, cost effectiveness, and ease of use. Windows 2000 Server is capable of handling virtually any server task with ease.
Microsoft believes that Windows 2000 is revolutionary in the way it integrates technologies that will define computing on the Business Internet-and puts them to use for businesses of all sizes. Where other vendors have Web technologies that run on their operating systems, Windows 2000 Server has Web technologies that run in the operating system for greater ease of use, security, and functionality. Other innovations include unprecedented support for the latest hardware and devices, integrated Terminal Services, and built-in and Virtual Private Network (VPN) support.
Successful organizations rely on messaging and collaboration to manage communication and information to enhance knowledge worker productivity. Microsoft Exchange advances the state-of-the-art in messaging and collaboration with reliability, scalability, and performance, while lowering the total cost of ownership. Innovative new technologies, such as the Web Store, combine the reliability and scalability of Exchange with the openness and accessibility of the Web to provide a complete repository for Web-based messaging, information management, collaboration, and applications. Advanced technologies, such as real-time data and video conferencing, instant messaging, and enhanced chat server, along with support for wireless access and unified messaging establish foundation for new avenues of collaboration.
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Professional is the Windows operating system for business desktop and laptop systems. It is used to run software applications, connect to Internet and intranet sites, and access files, printers, and network resources.
As Microsoft’s 4th generation 32-bit desktop platform, Windows XP Professional gives business users increased flexibility, stability and security. The integrated Web and Wireless Networking capabilities let you connect to the Internet from anywhere, at anytime-giving your company access to host of flexible, cost-effective communications options. In addition, broad peripheral and mobile computer support make Windows XP Professional an ideal operating system for a workforce that increasingly relies on notebook computers. Further, your support and administrative staff will particularly appreciate the reliability and manageability enhancements that make desktop management simpler and more efficient.
Microsoft ISA Server
Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 provides secure, fast, and manageable Internet connectivity. ISA Server integrates an extensible, multilayer enterprise firewall and a scalable high-performance Web cache. It builds on Microsoft Windows® 2000 security and directory for policy-based security, acceleration, and management of internetworking.
ISA Server comes in two editions, Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. Both have the same rich feature set, although Standard Edition is a stand-alone server supporting a maximum of four processors. For large scale deployments, server array support, multi-level policy, and computers with more than four processors, you will need ISA Server Enterprise Edition.
ISA Server provides secure Internet connectivity, fast Web access, and unified management.
Microsoft SQL Server
SQL is the best database for the Microsoft Windows platform and the relational database management system of choice for a broad spectrum of corporate customers and independent software vendors (ISVs). SQL Server delivers a flexible, powerful platform that scales up to terabyte-size databases and down to small business servers and laptop databases. It fits seamlessly with existing applications and provides the most cost-effective environment for customizing and building new applications tailored to unique business needs.
Sharepoint Portal Server
Microsoft Sharepoint Portal ServerSharePoint Portal Server is the flexible portal solution that lets you find, share, and publish information easily. With SharePoint Portal Server, you are able to utilize existing information effectively, and to capture information in new ways that make sense for your business. In addition, you can rapidly deploy an out-of-the-box portal site and easily use Web-Parts technology to customize a Web-based view of your organization.
Customized Portal Solution
A portal needs to be easy to set up, and for maximum benefit needs to be tailored to an organization’s specific needs. With SharePoint Portal Server, you have the ability to quickly deploy an out-of-the-box portal solution that facilitates finding, creating, and sharing all of your mission-critical data from a browser-based interface. And because the SharePoint Portal is comprised fully of Web Parts, it can be easily customized for your business needs. With Web Part technology, you can also customize this interface, managing common resources, such as your contacts, calendars, and messages.
Customers can also extend SharePoint Portal Server and add additional Web application functionality. SharePoint Portal Server is designed around industry and Internet standards, such as OLE DB, Microsoft ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO), Extensible Markup Language (XML), and HTTP, making it easy for developers familiar with these standards. Due to this support of standards, the use of tools like Microsoft Visual Studio® allows you to integrate Active Server Pages (ASP) functionality into the portal.
Integrated Document Management
Everyone works with documents, but not everyone has the ability to use technology to structure how they work with their colleagues on these documents. The process from document creation through intranet publishing can be a string of disjointed actions, unconnected with business processes. SharePoint Portal Server includes features like document locking, versioning, and publishing and makes these features accessible to the average user. It delivers easy-to-use, document-management features that are integrated with the tools and applications that are used to create and manage documents, with Microsoft Windows® Explorer and Microsoft Office 2000 applications like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint®.
Using SharePoint Portal Server, you can also save and check documents into the document store, capturing business-relevant metadata in Document Profile forms. You can also tailor forms to your organization. Tracking changes though multiple drafts as a document is edited, reviewed, and approved is accomplished using integrated approval routing. This occurs prior to publishing for public viewing on the intranet dashboard site. You can also roll back to a previous version of a document. Look for features like Document Collaboration, Profiling, Lifecycle Management, and Web-based document management through a browser.
Microsoft Operations Manager
Microsoft Operations Manager delivers enterprise-class operations management by providing comprehensive event management, proactive monitoring and alerting, reporting, and trend analysis. The Application Management Pack-the extensive product support knowledge base included in Microsoft Operations Manager-is the key to helping reduce the day-to-day support costs associated with running applications and services in a Microsoft Windows®-based IT infrastructure. As a key part of any successful Windows 2000 Server or Microsoft Server 2003 deployment, Microsoft Operations Manager management packs provide the operational knowledge necessary to keep mission-critical applications and systems running smoothly
Microsoft Systems Management Server
Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 includes detailed hardware inventory, software inventory and metering, software distribution and installation, and remote troubleshooting tools. These integrated features make Systems Management Software 2.0 the most scalable way to reduce the cost of change and configuration management for Windows-based desktop and server systems. Systems Management Server 2.0 is built on industry-standard management protocols, ensuring compatibility with complementary management tools. SMS 2.0 is tightly integrated with Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Windows NT and 2000 Server operating systems, making it easier than ever to install, configure, and maintain in any size network.
Microsoft Office XP
Microsoft Office 2000 / XPBusiness competitiveness today is increasingly connected to the Web and to the ability of teams to collaborate worldwide. To keep costs down, applications need to be easier to deploy and use. Office XP provides tools for IT professionals to better manage their Office environment and Web-based capabilities to streamline how people work together and share information. The newest version of Office reduces the total cost of ownership, enhances Office integration, and simplifies the user experience.
The true strength of Office XP is its ability to connect people, content, and data seamlessly in enterprise systems. The capability to span from an individual team to the enterprise with a single set of familiar tools makes Office XP key to building successful solutions.
Office enables teams to build and deploy collaborative workspaces using a web-based infrastructure combined with the familiar Office XP personal productivity applications. These “Workgroup Webs” provide a dynamic, centralized repository for knowledge where workers can easily share information and ideas, resulting in true collaboration, higher quality work product, and improved productivity