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Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable organizations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. Powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.5, updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms and Windows PowerShell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency, and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before.

People are at the center of the Information Platform – IT and Database professionals who support the expanding needs of the business, Developers who build solutions quickly to capture business opportunities and End users who are looking to quickly mine volumes of data for business insights. SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers something unique and empowering to each of these contributors.

Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, the next generation release of ISA Server 2006, enables business by allowing your employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats.

Whether you’re creating a newsletter, an annual report, or a compelling presentation, Expression Media for Mac helps you organize all your documents, images, fonts, and more into a searchable catalog of reusable digital assets. Paired with Office 2008 for Mac, you’ll spend less time searching and more time getting your work done.