Microsoft Windows’ Most Utilized Servers

by: Shannon Margolis

The Windows Server System represents an integrated set of server software developed by Microsoft, forming a solid infrastructure required for operating with various network systems. Microsoft divides its server offerings into four major categories: "Security", "IT Operations", "Applications", and "Collaboration". The majority of Microsoft Server releases provide support for Visual Studio, thus helping IT developers and designers in the process of building effective solutions by using their own set of tools.

Windows Server 2003 is a very reliable network server that has been recently released by Microsoft and introduced in the front line of server operating systems. The server was first released in April 2003, being regarded as a more competitive and powerful successor of Windows 2000 Server. For a considerable period of time, Windows Server 2003 was referred to as “the .Net Server”.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 improves identity and access management, acting to reduce storage management costs in the same time. It also includes a competitive Web platform, offering cost-effective server organization solutions to businesses. Microsoft Windows 2003 Server incorporates the technology and the features characteristic to many previous releases into a single system, thus offering users an extensive package of tools for data development, data management and data security. With the release of Windows Server 2003, Microsoft has greatly simplified the process of network management, also including improved data security solutions for many different network environments.

Released in November 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is also considered to be an effective and powerful server, equally appropriate for small and large enterprises. Microsoft SQL Server was built as a relational database management system (RDBMS) that uses Transact-SQL as the main query language. While most previous Microsoft SQL Server versions were generally used for small and medium-sized databases, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is nowadays commonly utilized by businesses that work with larger databases as well.

This new version of Microsoft SQL Server accounts for improved data management solutions, the latest security tools and enhanced access to enterprise data. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 has a solid, state-of-the-art integrated data management system, nowadays utilized by organizations and business worldwide. The x366 and x460 technology integrated within Microsoft SQL Server 2005 has proved to be exceptionally effective in four, eight, as well as 16-way configurations. Along with Windows Server 2003, Windows SQL Server 2005 is a powerful networking tool for businesses that work with simple or complex databases.

Access to expert information on the Windows Server family of products can be found in the Microsoft Practice area of