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Microsoft announces branding and RC1 availability of "Tahoe" server

As reported earlier in our news section, Microsoft has announced branding and first version release candidate availability for its forthcoming enterprise portal solution.

Formerly codenamed "Tahoe," the product is now called "Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server."

It is touted to provide seamless knowledge portal integration with Office and Windows and give enterprise customers robust document management, search, subscriptions and online discussions for their document collaboration process.

You can download RC1 now from the Microsoft Web site . The final version is due later this year.


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Enhanced version of VERITAS Remote Storage for Microsoft Exchange extends support into the enterprise

This Quick Take takes us to Mountain View, Calif., where VERITAS Software has rolled out version 2.0 of VERITAS Remote Storage for Microsoft Exchange.

Remote Storage is a hierarchical storage management solution designed to minimize storage space on Microsoft Exchange servers while simultaneously allowing more data to be stored.

In a nutshell: More data, less space.

Remote Storage now includes full support for Windows 2000 as well as integration with VERITAS NetBackup.

This news hopefully means your company can seamlessly limit the growth of its Exchange databases.

Version 2.0 will be ready to go January 15th. Visit Veritas' Web site for more information.

SkillSet Software supports Microsoft .Net suite of platform products

Pleasant news out of Pleasanton, CA: SkillSet does .Net.

The software company's Employment Exchange for BackOffice and will leverage the Windows 2000 operating system, SQL Server 2000, Exchange 2000, BizTalk Server 2000 and .Net Enterprise servers to quickly build, deploy and manage integrated, Web-based hiring solutions for companies of all sizes.

SkillSet Software is a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider and Managed Microsoft Alliance Partner. Find out more at

SSA Global Technologies announces BPCS for NT and Windows 2000

SSA Global Technologies' BPCS isn't just for AS/400 or HP-UX anymore.

You can now have it with Windows 2000 and NT.

BPCS (Business Planning and Control System) is the Chicago-based company's flagship. BPCS V6.1.01 delivers multi-mode manufacturing, financial and supply chain management functionality in a fully integrated, rapidly implemented suite.

Click here for more information.

Ghost 6.5 earns logo certification for Windows 2000

This ghost story should make you feel safe, not spooked. Symantec's Ghost 6.5 Enterprise Edition has earned both Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Logo Certification and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Logo Certification.

Ghost 6.5 is a comprehensive PC management tool that provides administrators with a flexible solution for operating system deployment, software and hardware distribution, and disaster recovery.

Most ghosts can pass through things pretty easily � this one didn't. Ghost 6.5 had to pass a battery of VeriTest obstacles to get certified.

Download a trial version at

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