This session focuses on the benefits realized from refreshing client and server infrastructures with the latest processor technology from Intel and latest software from Microsoft. We examine the benefits of this new platform, rooted in new technologies from both Intel and Microsoft, and how our joint technical collaboration is extending these benefits for IT managers. On the client side, we explore the new capabilities of the new 2010 Intel Core processors with vPro technology together with Windows 7 and how this combination helps deliver IT efficiency and streamlining of IT Costs. Examples of these benefits realized from a client refresh, are provided based on Intel’s own internal Windows 7 deployment and other customers. On the server side, we look at the enhancements made in the latest Intel Xeon processor-based servers together with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 delivering new opportunities for IT manager to build a solution foundation for data-intensive business applications by helping to deliver new levels of performance, reliability, energy-efficiency, and security.