I learnt about Microsoft server technology

I was looking for a summary of all the Microsoft server technologies and wasn’t able to find a single list that summarised what each of the different servers do. So, I produced one:

Antigen - Server-level antivirus, anti - spam, and content - filtering

Application Centre - Simplified application management

BizTalk Server - Business processes and integration

Commerce Server - E-commerce solutions

Content Management Server (CMS) - Mission critical content rich websites

Data Protection Manager (DPM) - Optimize disk based backup and recovery

Exchange Server - Access to critical business communications

Host Integration Server - Integrate IBM systems

Identity Integration Server (MIIS) - Integrate identity information from multiple directories

Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) - Firewall, VPN and web cache

Live Communications Server - Instant messaging and presence

Operations Manager (MOM) - Handle issues processes

Project Server - Co-ordinate and standardize projects

SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) - Collaboration across an organization

Speech Server - Pervasive speech access for devices

SQL Server - Database platform

System Centre - System management products

Systems Management Server (SMS) - Change and configuration management

Virtual Server - Virtualization platform

Windows Compute Cluster Server - High performance computing solution

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) - Integrated solution of small business products

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) - Deploy Microsoft updates

Windows Storage Server - Dedicated file and print server

Obviously this will change over time but it will provide a starting point.