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Microsoft India launches Windows Server 2008 Foundation

Partners with HP and Dell to provide Windows Server 2008 Foundation preinstalled on servers

By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft India has expanded its Windows Server family of operating systems with the launch of Windows Server 2008 Foundation.

According to the company, Windows Server 2008 Foundation delivers the reliability, security and manageability of the Windows Server platform at a price affordable and within the reach of small businesses. It is expected to enable small businesses with the ability to run business applications and databases, host websites and will also offer basic server functionality such as file and print sharing and remote access.

In India, Microsoft has already partnered with HP and Dell in the first rollout phase to provide Windows Server 2008 Foundation preinstalled on servers for customers. In the coming months, the company said that it will establish similar partnerships with multiple OEMs to further strengthen its distribution channel for Windows Server 2008 Foundation.

Bob Muglia, president of server and tools business for Microsoft Worldwide, said: Microsoft’s goal is to provide a Windows Server-based solution for every customer need, size and budget. We are proud to announce the India launch of Windows Server 2008 Foundation, our new low-cost server platform.

This platform will empower small businesses with access to the power of server based business software at an affordable price – in the all-familiar Windows environment. As businesses grow, customers can upgrade to other members of the Windows Server family, which provide additional functionality such as integrated e-mail, simplified management, virtualization and other advanced features.

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