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  • Blog Post: Migrating Parallel Applications

    This paper provides an overview of the effort and steps required in migrating UNIX HPC applications to Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS). In particular, it discusses the two migration paths available to the UNIX programmer. Download the paper...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the 2007 Microsoft Office System: Amplify the Impact of Your People, On It’s Showtime!

    This strategic briefing provides an overview of the new 2007 Microsoft Office system, an integrated system of programs, servers, and services. In particular, the session covers innovations in the client-side user interface and XML-based file formats, as well as investments in new SharePoint server-based...
  • Blog Post: Boosting Data Transfer with TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) Technology

    In May we announced the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Scaleable Networking Pack that adds new architectural enhancements and application programming interfaces to support the next generation of network acceleration and hardware-based offload technologies (see Blog entry ) Dell now published a Whitepaper...
  • Blog Post: Now Launched Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2

    Small Business Server 2003 R2 was launched at our world wide partner conference. SBS 2003 R2 will be available for purchasing in August (English and German versions; additional languages will be available in following months.). It is offered in two editions: standard and premium. With the update...
  • Blog Post: March/April 2006 issue of TechNet Magazine now online

    This month’s issue includes feature articles on desktop deployment , systems management , and virtualization . There are also a number of exciting columns, including Blog Tales (on how Microsoft “does” blogging), Hey, Scripting Guy , Security Watch from Steve Riley, Raymond Chen’s Windows Confidential...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.1 Community Technology Preview June 2006

    Download the Community Technology Preview (CTP) version of the SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.1, a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in J2EE (Java2 Enterprise Edition). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
  • Blog Post: Release of New Product Based Solutions for SMS 2003 and MOM 2005

    In an effort to provide you with functionality that will be built into the next versions of MOM and SMS, we released the following ITIL-based Microsoft Operation Framework (MOF) solutions for SMS 2003 and MOM 2005. SMS 2003 Desired Configuration Monitoring : This solution helps enable you to easily...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack

    The Scalable Networking Pack adds new Windows Server 2003 (Server Pack 1 or later) architectural enhancements and application programming interfaces (APIs) to support the next generation of network acceleration and hardware-based offload technologies. These Scalable Networking innovations help optimize...
  • Blog Post: Step into a New 2007 Office System Virtual Lab for Free!

    The Microsoft Office system has evolved from a suite of personal productivity products to a more comprehensive and integrated system. Building on the familiar tools that many people already know, the Microsoft Office system includes programs, servers, services, and solutions designed to work together...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 ready for download

    The next pre-release of the Internet Explorer 7 is available for download. Check this page to get an overview of the available versions and to download it. More information can be also be found on these pages: - About Internet Explorer 7 - Technology Overview - Internet Explorer Community...
  • Blog Post: Scorecards Provide a Foundation for Business Performance Management at Microsoft

    Learn about how Microsoft IT integrates Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 into its business performance management system, making IT performance information easy to find and deliver, clearly associated with supporting contextual data, and shared across the enterprise. Download
  • Blog Post: Introducing System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2006 exclusively available via TechNet Plus Subscription

    SCCP 2006 employs state of the art modeling technology to bring unprecedented functionality and flexibility to performance analysis and planning of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 deployments. SCCP provides you with guidance to plan an effective deployment, while...
  • Blog Post: ISA Server 2004 Best Practices Analyzer

    The Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their ISA Server computers and to diagnose current problems. The tool scans the configuration settings of the local ISA Server computer...
  • Blog Post: Security and critical updates available on ISO-9660 CD image files

    We will now release ISO-9660 CD image files that contain all the security and critical updates that are released on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site. The ISO image files are released at the same time as security and critical updates are released on the Windows Update Web site. With the ISO images...
  • Blog Post: Server Clusters: Storage Best Practices for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003

    This document describes storage topologies, storage features in Windows Server 2003 and clustering, hardware-based storage features, storage tools and services, backup and restore, and storage management. Download
  • Blog Post: VOIP Security Whitepaper

    On the Microsoft Switzerland Security Blog you find a referral to a Whitepaper about VOIP security. According to our security specialists it is worth reading and very interesting. Go to Security Blog
  • Blog Post: 2007 Microsoft Office System Packaging

    New suites, servers, and services in the 2007 Microsoft Office release will deliver additional functionality and new solutions. With updated packaging options, you will have more flexibility than ever before to adopt the specific technologies and solutions that best meet your business and personal needs...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Script Center

    If your are interested in scripts for group policies than this is the resource for you. Browse for Group Policy scripts or find detailed articles about how to script Group Policy for yourself.
  • Blog Post: E-Learning: What's new in Microsoft Office Excel 2007

    This online course introduces the new features and functionality in the latest version of Microsoft Office Excel. There have been substantial changes to the user interface in this spreadsheet application, and this course can help you get up-to-speed quickly. This course covers the new features that enable...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP

    The Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet adds a new 'Color' item to the Windows control panel, providing a single place to view and edit color management settings in Windows XP. Using it, you can install and uninstall color profiles, change color profile associations for displays, printers and scanners...
  • Blog Post: Windows "Monad" Shell Beta 3 - The next generation command-line and scripting environment

    "Monad" is the next generation command-line and scripting environment. The Windows "Monad" Shell Beta 3 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista and Windows "Longhorn" Server is available for downloading . Use following resources to further familiarize...
  • Blog Post: ISA Server 2006 Resources on TechNet

    ISA Server 2006 is the integrated edge security gateway that helps protect your IT environment from Internet-based threats while providing your users with fast and secure remote access to applications and data. Learn how to deploy and use ISA Server 2006 with these resources.
  • Blog Post: Exchange “12” Beta 1 is Released

    Today we announced the release of Exchange "12" Beta 1, the first technical beta for Exchange “12”, the next version of Exchange Server. This is a limited beta release to a select group of customers and partners. However, with this first Beta release we also published the first information about Exchange...
  • Blog Post: “Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server with 80% Less Effort” on IT’s Showtime!

    This session covers the issues that are faced with migrating an Oracle based application to a SQL Server based application with a deep dive into the differences in database structure. We'll look into the many options available to you help you migrate your existing Oracle databases to SQL Server 2005...
  • Blog Post: Beta 2 Reviewers Guide for the Distributed File System Solution in Windows Server 2003 R2

    This guide provides system requirements, installation instructions, and step-by-step walkthroughs for deploying namespaces and DFS Replication using the Beta 2 release of Windows Server 2003 R2. Download the Guide