Infrastructure Development & Operations

· Troubleshooting Windows Home Server Connector Installation

· Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Administrator's Guide - English

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB954366) - English

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB954366) - English

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB954366)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB954366)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB955302)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB955302)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB955302)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB955302)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB955302)

· System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB947821) [August 2008]

· System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Server 2008 (KB947821) [August 2008]

· System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB947821) [August 2008]

· System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista for x64-based systems (KB947821) [August 2008]

· System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista (KB947821) [August 2008]

· Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.1 Update

· Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update

· Microsoft Office Outlook Tool: Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook

· Windows Server 2008 Operating System Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005

· Windows HPC Server 2008 Getting Started Guide

· Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes

· Update for Windows XP (KB951978)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB951978)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB951978)

· Windows Server DNS 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB953631)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB953631)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB953631)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB953631)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB953631)

· Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5

· Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer

· Response Point Service Pack 1 Fact Sheet

· Microsoft Windows Server DHCP 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Systems Management Server 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update

· Windows Server 2008 Technical Overviews

Solutions & Solution Development

· eScrum for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

· Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)

· Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)

· Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (ia64)

· Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1

· Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Stand-Alone Profiler

· Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1

· Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Remote Debugger

· Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Installer)

· Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1

· Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (iso)

· Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) with Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package

· Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1 Language Pack

· Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Sample Library

· Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Version 3.0 Runtime) SP1 Language Pack

· Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (version 3.0 Runtime) Service Pack 1 (x86)

· Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 Rc.exe and RcDll.dll Update

· Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office system (version 3.0 Runtime) (x86)

· Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008

· .NET Rocks! - Jim Webber on Guerilla SOA!

· .NET Rocks! - Marc Mercuri Unveils RoboChamps!

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Pack

· MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 SP1

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

· Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) with Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package

· .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit

· Administration Guide for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server

· Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET 1.0 SP1 Documentation

· PerformancePoint 2007 Planning and Management Reporter Language Settings

· PerformancePoint 2007 Planning Clients and Management Reporter Language Packs

· Outlook 2007: Auxiliary Reference Code Samples and Redistributable Installer

· DirectX End-User Runtimes (August 2008)

· Microsoft Sync Framework v1.0 CTP1 - Devices

· .NET Rocks! - Phil Haack on Model View Controller

· .NET Rocks! - Mark Miller on the Science of Good UI

· Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (July 2008)

· Windows Embedded NavReady Monthly Update (July 2008)

· Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (July 2008)

· WSUS 3.0 API Samples and Tools

· Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Version 3.0 Runtime) Language Pack

· Microsoft Dynamics AX Drive Greater Success with Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility

· Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Internet Facing Deployment Scenarios

· Microsoft ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3.Evaluation

· Microsoft ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3.2216 Hotfix

· .NET Rocks! - Brad Abrams and Omar Khan Announce .NET 3.5 SP1 and VS2008 SP1

· .NET Rocks! - 64-Bit with Brian Peek

· Team Foundation Installation Guide for Visual Studio Team System 2008

· Microsoft FxCop 1.36

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Installation Guide

· SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer (August 2008)

· Outlook 2007: Auxiliary Reference

· Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

· Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1

· Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool

· .NET Rocks! - Jeffrey Richter on the Direction of Hardware

· .NET Rocks! - Dan Wahlin on Silverlight 2.0 and WPF

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) SDK August 2008

· Overview of Service-Oriented Architecture Programming Model and Runtime System for Windows HPC Server 2008

· Microsoft Provisioning System SDK - June, 2008

· SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

· Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

· Microsoft Office File Formats Documentation

· Office SharePoint Server 2007

· ACF Contact Sheet

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner Sogeti

· .NET Rocks! - Dmitri Ossipov on Enterprise Service Bus

· .NET Rocks! - Building Communities at Dallas TechFest

· Release Notes for SQL Server 2008

· SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) SDK (Beta)

· Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Readme and Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Installation Guide

· Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Identity Selector Interoperability Profile specification and companion guides

· Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)

· Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) x64

· Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB955428)

· August 2008 Security Releases ISO Image

· Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

Other

· Windows Messenger 5.1

· Multilingual User Interface Package for Windows Messenger 5.1

· Office Live Update 1.2

· Customer Connections (People Ready) Brochure

· Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

· Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

· Windows HPC Server Debuts in Top25 of World’s Top500 Largest Supercomputers

· Synchronizing Images and Files in Windows Vista and XP Using Microsoft SyncToy

· SyncToy v2.0

Infrastructure Development & Operations

Troubleshooting Windows Home Server Connector Installation

Brief Description

Read this document to help troubleshoot Windows Home Server Connector installation problems.

Overview

Use this document to help troubleshoot problems if you see "An unknown network error has occurred," "Configuring computer backup failed," or some other error during Setup of the Windows Home Server Connector software.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42426d83-2c54-446e-86ed-e3e9e7e33a98&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Administrator's Guide - English

Brief Description
Overview

This guide provides the information administrators need to deploy Microsoft Office Live Meeting clients, configure their conference center, and manage the Microsoft Office Live Meeting service within their organizations. It includes information about deploying Live Meeting clients and the Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook, using Live Meeting Web Access, and configuring settings for your conference center.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=824a55c8-809a-4224-a8cd-f37b348b7481&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB954366) - English

Brief Description
Overview

Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Server 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=95c80c21-cf92-4d61-919a-38a55dbb9c17&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB954366) - English

Brief Description
Overview

Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Server 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7eec38e1-5e1c-494d-8c8f-865ae751802f&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB954366)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Server 2008.

Overview

Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Server 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0e8a4613-de60-4ee2-831c-33c197131694&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.

Overview

Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2212e66c-b548-47cb-be0f-fb9bb7f17b56&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB954366)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.

Overview

Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=21af3cf2-06bd-48c0-a691-6c7f48a8b24e&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB955302)

Brief Description

This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Server 2008.

Overview

This is a reliability update. This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Server 2008. By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=170386ee-c2e7-49d5-8572-1ba05718eff0&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB955302)

Brief Description

This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Server 2008.

Overview

This is a reliability update. This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Server 2008. By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e1764790-29eb-47b5-bbca-d827675f5815&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB955302)

Brief Description

This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Server 2008.

Overview

This is a reliability update. This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Server 2008. By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0026948c-6f39-4b76-9cf0-394edce6de15&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB955302)

Brief Description

This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Vista.

Overview

This is a reliability update. This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fac68cee-ca08-4a0e-a50b-f6f6c4d6b437&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB955302)

Brief Description

This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Vista.

Overview

This is a reliability update. This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f052b9a2-59be-49cf-bfae-2f1b2a2a18cb&DisplayLang=en

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB947821) [August 2008]

Brief Description

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Overview

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and attempts to resolve issues if found.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=32978546-8108-408f-b78e-0e95eff14c92&DisplayLang=en

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Server 2008 (KB947821) [August 2008]

Brief Description

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Overview

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and attempts to resolve issues if found.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6d9ece65-3820-4583-85f5-7e2a5799b3ba&DisplayLang=en

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB947821) [August 2008]

Brief Description

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Overview

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and attempts to resolve issues if found.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c1faaf23-1b60-458e-916d-ec835fc8955e&DisplayLang=en

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista for x64-based systems (KB947821) [August 2008]

Brief Description

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Overview

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and attempts to resolve issues if found.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=14f76773-007c-493f-bece-243bc21ac73d&DisplayLang=en

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista (KB947821) [August 2008]

Brief Description

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Overview

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and attempts to resolve issues if found.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2889489c-ee87-4607-8aa5-812e8078ab27&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.1 Update

Brief Description

This update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance. In addition, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.

Overview

This update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance. In addition, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. For more information about this update, please visit the Microsoft Web site.
Applies to: Office 2004 Standard Edition, Office 2004 Student and Teacher Edition, Office 2004 Professional Edition, Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Entourage 2004.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ebd3af0c-3f62-4d18-bf45-881655683bd5&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update

Brief Description

This update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance. In addition, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.

Overview

This update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance. In addition, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. For more information about this update, please visit the Microsoft Web site.
Applies to: Office 2008, Office 2008 Home and Student Edition, Office 2008 Special Media Edition, Word 2008, Excel 2008, PowerPoint 2008, Entourage 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9515c70d-be80-4ade-856a-ea542f7d84e1&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Outlook Tool: Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook

Brief Description

This tool adjusts Microsoft Office Outlook calendar items when there has been a change in time zone definitions (saved in Microsoft Windows) or if the user is making a permanent move to another time zone.

Overview

In order to address time zone changes, this tool will help adjust calendar items in Outlook after the operating system has been updated with new time zone definitions. This tool can be used for general adjustments of calendar items based on changes in time zone definitions saved in Windows or by the user making a permanent move to another time zone. Version 3 addresses several issues reported by customers while using the previous version of the tool. It also allows to access the tool via the Microsoft Windows Start menu.
Specifics:

  • In existing recurring appointments, Outlook has encoded the current DST rules. Instances of recurring appointments that occur during the delta period will appear one hour earlier than they should.
  • For existing single-instance appointments and reminders, Outlook already calculated the universal time coordinate (UTC) value upon appointment creation: If a user creates an appointment while Windows is configured for the old DST rules and the appointment itself occurs during the "new" DST weeks, the appointment will appear one hour earlier than it should.
  • Existing all-day events are associated with 24 specific hours instead of a given date: For the reasons described above, all-day events will appear to shift and thus span two days during the "new" DST weeks.

For addtional information about the time zone changes and Microsoft Office Outlook, refer to the Addressing daylight saving time using the Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool Support article.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e343a233-b9c8-4652-9dd8-ae0f1af62568&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Operating System Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005

Brief Description

The Windows Server 2008 Operating System Management Pack provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows Server 2008 Operating System.

Overview

The Windows Server 2008 Operating System Management Pack provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows Server 2008 Operating System. By detecting, alerting on, and automatically responding to critical events and performance indicators, management packs reduce resolution times for issues and increase the overall availability and performance of your Windows Server 2008 operating system, thereby helping to reduce the total cost of ownership.
Feature Summary

  • Availability
    • Key Operating System Services: Required services are checked for status (for example, running, not running, or paused).
    • Storage: Logical hard drives are checked for availability, sufficient free space, and integrity of the NTFS partition.
    • Network: Network adapters are checked for connection health, name, and IP address conflicts.
  • Performance
    • System processor(s) performance is checked system-wide. Processors can optionally be monitored on a per processor basis.
    • Memory: Memory consists of physical memory and virtual memory (also known as page files) is monitored using the following performance indicators:
      • Available memory (in MB)
      • Pages per second
      • Page file percent usage
    • Disks and Partitions: Logical disks/partitions and physical disks are monitored, and performance data is collected for average disk seconds per read, disk seconds per write, and disk seconds per transfer. Depending on which version of the operating system is being monitored, either logical or physical monitoring is enabled by default. Refer to the MP guide for more detail.
    • Network Adapter: Network adapters are monitored for the number of bytes received per second, and the total bytes per second. In addition, the health state of the network adapter is evaluated and is set to healthy if connected and Critical if disconnected.

Release History

  • 8/11/2008 - Original release of the English version, version 1.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c2c4f129-eeb6-41e1-b630-ef5a3e357226&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server 2008 Getting Started Guide

Brief Description

This guide provides basic conceptual information and general procedures for installing a high performance computing cluster using Windows® HPC Server 2008.

Overview

This guide provides basic conceptual information and general procedures for installing a high performance computing cluster using Windows® HPC Server 2008. You can use this guide as a reference when you deploy and configure the head node in your HPC cluster, add compute nodes to the cluster, and verify that your cluster deployment has been successful.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=036ac24c-3128-4722-8751-c15bfd9246e2&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides

Brief Description

These step-by-step guides help IT Professionals learn about and evaluate Windows Server 2008.

Overview

These step-by-step guides help IT Professionals learn about and evaluate Windows Server 2008.
These documents are downloadable versions of guides found in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=86808)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=518d870c-fa3e-4f6a-97f5-acaf31de6dce&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes

Brief Description

The Connector for Lotus Notes/Domino is a tool designed for organizations that need to coexist during a migration from Lotus Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes supports messaging and calendaring interoperability between Lotus Domino R5/R6 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes several updates to support better message fidelity when routing email between Exchange and Domino, support of iNotes and Domino Web Access clients, enhanced Unicode support and reliability.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9f3a35e-1046-47b5-b09b-bda9de60cd9d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes

Brief Description

The Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes is a tool designed for organizations that need to coexist during a migration from Lotus Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes supports the sharing of calendar free/busy schedules between Lotus Domino R5 and R6 and Exchange Server 2003. This tool replaces the Calendar Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and is designed to be used with the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c14932a1-55f4-4256-af7e-617639d46024&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes

Brief Description

The Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes is a tool designed for organizations that are migrating from Lotus Notes/Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes supports the migration of Lotus Domino R5 and R6 mailboxes and associated Domino directory information to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Migration Wizard that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes improved retention of contents and Unicode characters during the migration from Domino to Exchange Server 2003.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c105b3e4-3beb-4f1e-8f52-e345af6c3e50&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows XP (KB951978)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in VBScript/JScript scripts from CScript\WScript hosts, certain built-ins may not function correctly when “Standards and Formats” in “Regional Settings” is changed.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in VBScript/JScript scripts from CScript\WScript hosts, certain built-ins may not function correctly when “Standards and Formats” in “Regional Settings” is changed. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=705e21de-f7dc-4d19-aafc-f22d3fca772f&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB951978)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in VBScript/JScript scripts from CScript\WScript hosts, certain built-ins may not function correctly when “Standards and Formats” in “Regional Settings” is changed.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in VBScript/JScript scripts from CScript\WScript hosts, certain built-ins may not function correctly when “Standards and Formats” in “Regional Settings” is changed. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=84c6b8d8-4628-4e9a-8c9a-48c6fba83569&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB951978)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in VBScript/JScript scripts from CScript\WScript hosts, certain built-ins may not function correctly when “Standards and Formats” in “Regional Settings” is changed.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in VBScript/JScript scripts from CScript\WScript hosts, certain built-ins may not function correctly when “Standards and Formats” in “Regional Settings” is changed. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b925a7b0-d129-45e5-8d85-9996260ab90d&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server DNS 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

This management Pack monitors DNS 2000/2003/2008 infrastructure health, availability and performance.

Overview

The Windows Server DNS 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, tasks and knowledge for the monitoring of your DNS infrastructure. By not only proactively monitoring servers but also DNS zones, DNS global zones and DNS domains, small problems can be detected and corrected before outages occur.
Note: This package includes library MP, 2000 and 2003 MPs, and DNS 2008 MP. DNS 2008 MP can only be installed on System Center OpsMgr 2007 SP1. Others can be installed on either OpsMgr 2007 RTM or OpsMgr 2007 SP1.
Feature Bullet Summary:

  • DNS 2003/2008
    • Native Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 MP
    • DNS Global Zone Support
    • Windows 2008 DNS Server Support
    • Updated Health Logic
    • New context sensitive tasks
    • Updated Knowledge Base Information
    • Coexists with the included DNS 2000 MP
  • DNS 2000
    • Converted Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 MP
    • Coexists with new native DNS 2003 / 2008 MP

Management Pack Release History:

  • 10/23/2007 - Release of DNS 2000/2003 MP for OpsMgr 2007, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 8/14/2008 - Added support for Windows DNS 2008, version 6.0.6278.27

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=633b718f-5fe8-47d5-a395-8203f8ec354f&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB953631)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a223c692-0316-4588-a9ef-9fc829a93a0f&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB953631)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b66c7f33-debf-4f5e-b045-431a46297682&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB953631)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2362eb16-cbaa-4d5d-9db1-f4490c4e0cb8&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB953631)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c783e6c7-7be7-4521-a4c1-d3c416988f87&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB953631)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the system may be in an inconsistent state after you have restarted with the Last Known Good option. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68f8a960-64fa-4a45-89bc-e4fcd78b779f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5

Brief Description

HMC 4.5
Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5 offers Office Communicator Server and enhanced messaging services and

Overview

HMC 4.5 brings together powerful Microsoft enterprise products such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, and now gives you Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, which
manages all real-time communications such as instant messaging (IM) and audio and video conferencing.
Other new features and enhancements:


• Exchange Server 2007 SP1: Web-based OABs and resource mailboxes
• Windows SharePoint Services: multi-tenant People Picker functionality
• Provisioning capabilities have been expanded: Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) cross data store integration procedures and Individual Information Worker (IIW) tenant model

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c9cbbc69-4ae4-450d-af5e-f49e7c701cf4&DisplayLang=en

Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their Office Communications Server 2007 servers and topology.

Overview

The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer Tool is a diagnostic tool that gathers configuration information from a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 environment and determines whether the configuration is set according to Microsoft best practices. You can install the tool on a client computer that runs Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, or on a server that runs Office Communications Server 2007.
Note: Although you can install the Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer directly on the computer that runs Office Communications Server 2007 Server, we recommend that you install and run this tool on a client computer.
The tool uses set of configuration files to gather information from the Office Communications Server 2007 environment. It compares this data against a set of pre-defined rules for Office Communications Server 2007, and reports potential issues. For every issue reported, the tool provides the current configuration in the Office Communications Server 2007 environment, and the recommended configuration.
With the proper network access, the tool can examine your Active Directory and Office Communications Server 2007 servers to do the following:

  • Proactively perform health checks, verifying that the configuration is set according to recommended best practices
  • Generate a list of issues, such as suboptimal configuration settings or unsupported or not recommended options
  • Judge the general health of a system
  • Help troubleshoot specific problems
  • Prompt you to download updates if they are available
  • Provide online and local documentation about reported issues, including troubleshooting tips
  • Generate configuration information that can be captured for later review

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b90993c-072a-4c84-b385-b76d23b2f27c&DisplayLang=en

Response Point Service Pack 1 Fact Sheet

Brief Description

Response Point is delivered on industry-leading hardware from Aastra Technologies Ltd., D-Link Corp. and Quanta Computer Inc. to small-business customers in the U.S. and Canada. Microsoft Corp. has released a significant feature update, Service Pack 1 (SP1), to its Microsoft Response Point phone-system software, available free via download to current customers.

Overview

Microsoft Response Point is advanced phone-system software designed specifically for small businesses that have one to 50 employees. The user-friendly Administrator software empowers an average computer user to set up a phone or make system changes in minutes. The unique voice-activated user interface helps instantly connect employees and customers with the people or information they need. With the entire system in one affordable package and support for both traditional phone service and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), the Response Point phone system is easy to manage and easy to use, and is a great choice for any small business.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=721f424f-6f19-4795-9761-e675909b9258&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Windows Server DHCP 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

This Management Pack Monitors DHCP infrastructure health, availability, and performance.

Overview

The Windows Server DHCP 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, and reports for the monitoring of your DHCP infrastructure. Alerts contain context sensitive knowledge base of useful information to help administrators resolve an issue when DHCP fails to process.
Note: This package includes library MP, 2000 and 2003 MPs, and DHCP 2008 MP. DHCP 2008 MP can only be installed on System Center OpsMgr 2007 SP1. Others can be installed on either OpsMgr 2007 RTM or OpsMgr 2007 SP1.
Feature Bullet Summary

  • DHCP 2003/2008
    • Native Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 MP
    • Windows Server 2008 Support
    • Scope & Superscope Address Availability Health
    • Updated Health Logic
    • New Reports
    • Updated Knowledge Base Information
    • Coexists with the included DHCP 2000 MP
  • DHCP 2000
    • Converted Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 MP
    • Coexists with new native DHCP 2003 / 2008 MP

Release History

  • 10/26/2007 - Release of Windows Server 2000/2003 DHCP MP for OpsMgr 2007, version 6.0.5000.41
  • 8/15/2008 - Added support for Windows Server 2008, version 6.0.6383.0

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Systems Management Server 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update

Brief Description

SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Updates is an add-on to SMS 2003 that enables customers to use the SMS 2003 Software Update Management feature to update their Dell servers.

Overview

SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Updates is an add-on to SMS 2003 that enables customers to use the SMS 2003 Software Update Management feature to update their Dell servers. Customers will be able to deploy BIOS, firmware, and driver updates to their Dell servers using the same process that they use for deploying security and other updates with SMS.
SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update includes the following components:

  • Setup – Windows Installer based setup that allows SMS administrator to install all required components on the SMS site server.
  • Inventory Tool for Dell update (scan tool) – this tool is being built using SDK components provided by Dell Inc. It scans a Dell server for installed and missing updates, just like MBSA scans the computer for Microsoft security updates.
  • Sync tool for Dell update – this tool downloads a catalog from Dell’s website on a recurring schedule. This catalog describes all published Dell updates.
  • Update to Distribute Software Update Wizard (DSUW) – Setup will install an update to DSUW to show new UI that allows to manually import multiple component updates contained within a single system update.
  • Version 3.0 must be installed to coincide with work with the latest Dell catalog.

Notes:
The Inventory Tool for Dell Updates (ITDU) was revised in August 2008 to accommodate new certificates issued by Dell used for signing Dell content associated with the ITDU.
In addition, the SMS 2003 post SP1 hotfixes referenced in the release notes (SMSITDURelNotes.htm) are no longer required as SMS 2003 SP1 is out of support. The hotfixes were not required as of SP2 for SMS 2003. SP3 is the current supported version.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=92a9bb94-1806-487b-a697-92492bf8cc8e&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Technical Overviews

Brief Description

These technical overviews provide IT Professionals with information about how a Windows Server 2008 technology works.

Overview

These technical overviews provide IT Professionals with information about how a Windows Server 2008 technology works. They may also cover design and planning considerations and basic setup and operating instructions.
These documents are downloadable versions of guides found in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=86808).

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Solutions & Solution Development

eScrum for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

Brief Description

eScrum is a Web-based, end-to-end project management tool for Scrum built on the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server platform. This software is released “as is”. Microsoft does not provide support services for it.

Overview

eScrum is a Web-based, end-to-end project management tool for Scrum built on the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server platform. It provides multiple ways to interact with your Scrum project: eScrum Web-based UI, Team Explorer, and Excel or Project, via Team Foundation Office Integration. In addition, it provides a single place for all Scrum artifacts such as product backlog, sprint backlog, task management, retrospective, and reports with built-in context sensitive help.
This software is released “as is”. Microsoft does not provide support services for it.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=55a4bde6-10a7-4c41-9938-f388c1ed15e9&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)

Brief Description

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run 64-bit applications developed with Visual C++ SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 SP1 installed.

Overview

License Terms
PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) licenses this supplement to you. You may use it with each validly licensed copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 software (the “software”). You may not use the supplement if you do not have a license for the software. The license terms for the software apply to your use of this supplement. Microsoft provides support services for the supplement as described at www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run 64-bit applications developed with Visual C++ SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 SP1 installed.
This package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system that support side-by-side assemblies. For more information on supported ways of deployment for Visual C++ applications, click here.

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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)

Brief Description

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 SP1 installed.

Overview

License Terms
PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) licenses this supplement to you. You may use it with each validly licensed copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 software (the “software”). You may not use the supplement if you do not have a license for the software. The license terms for the software apply to your use of this supplement. Microsoft provides support services for the supplement as described at www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 SP1 installed.
This package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system that support side-by-side assemblies. For more information on supported ways of deployment for Visual C++ applications, click here.

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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (ia64)

Brief Description

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (IA64) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run 64-bit applications developed with Visual C++ SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 SP1 installed.

Overview

License Terms
PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) licenses this supplement to you. You may use it with each validly licensed copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 software (the “software”). You may not use the supplement if you do not have a license for the software. The license terms for the software apply to your use of this supplement. Microsoft provides support services for the supplement as described at www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (IA64) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run 64-bit applications developed with Visual C++ SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 SP1 installed.
This package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system that support side-by-side assemblies. For more information on supported ways of deployment for Visual C++ applications, click here.

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Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1

Brief Description

This Service Pack contains bug fixes and new features that address feedback from customers and provide support for recent operating system and database releases. This service pack applies to Team Foundation Server 2008, Team Foundation 2008 Proxy, and Team Foundation Server 2008 Build.

Overview

This release includes the following new features:

  • Support for Windows Server 2008.
  • Support for SQL Server 2008.
  • The Add to Source Control dialogs have been improved to be easier to use and more scalable.
  • Drag & Drop from Windows Explorer to add to Source Control.
  • Support for Version control operations on files not in bound solutions.
  • Right-click access to set Working Folder/Cloak of folders from within Source Control Explorer.
  • Check in date/time column in Source Control Explorer.
  • Editable path field for the Source Control Explorer.
  • Email work items and queries to someone.
  • A new API to download files to a stream.
  • Links to Team System Web Access pages from notifications.
  • Improvements to the number of projects per server.
  • Performance and scale improvements.
  • Improvements to the VSS converter to make it much more robust.
  • Support for creating Team Projects from the command line.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9e40a5b6-da41-43a2-a06d-3cee196bfe3d&DisplayLang=en

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Stand-Alone Profiler

Brief Description

This is the full Stand-Alone Profiler installation for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. This is not an upgrade patch.

Overview

The Stand-Alone Profiler Installation is intended for computers without Visual Studio in order to profile applications executing on these computers. This SP1 version includes fixes and is a full install of the Stand-Alone Profiler. The RTM version must be removed prior to installation. A full installation of Visual Studio 2008 with profiling support must be used to view the generated performance reports.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fd02c7d6-5306-41f2-a1be-b7dcb74c9c0b&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1

Brief Description

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 are a free set of tools that are simple, fun and easy to learn. Continuing the Microsoft tradition of enabling developers of all skill levels, this latest release enables hobbyists, students, experienced and casual developers alike to create cool, fun applications.

Overview

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - enables developers to rapidly create Web applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. This new version enables cool, fun features that build on the latest technologies including AJAX, CSS, LINQ and JavaScript IntelliSense.
Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition with SP1 – enables developers to rapidly create Windows applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. These new versions enable cool fun features that build on the latest technologies including WPF, WCF and LINQ.
Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 – enables developers to rapidly create Windows applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. These new versions enable cool fun features that build on the latest technologies including WPF, WCF and LINQ.
Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition with SP1 – is the development environment for creating native Windows applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. This new version includes an easy installation of the Windows Platform SDK.
SQL Server 2008 – SQL Server 2008 Express is a free full-feature database that is ideal for learning, creating and deploying Windows and Web data-enabled applications.
Also includes:
SQL Server Compact Edition.
IMPORTANT
If you have multiple Visual Studio products installed, you must upgrade all of them to SP1. If you have Visual Studio 2008 and one or more 2008 Express Editions, you cannot upgrade the Express Editions until you have upgraded Visual Studio.
To download MSDN Express documentation, you can find the link below.
For information about the different tools of the Visual Studio Express Editions visit the Visual Studio 2008 Express website.
Additional resources can be found at Beginner Developer Learning Center and the Coding4Fun websites.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f3fbb04e-92c2-4701-b4ba-92e26e408569&DisplayLang=en

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Remote Debugger

Brief Description

This is the full remote debugger installation for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. This is not an upgrade patch.

Overview

The Remote Debugger Installation is intended for computers without Visual Studio in order to debug applications executing on these computers. This SP1 version includes fixes and is a full install of the remote debugger. The RTM version must be removed prior to installation. A full installation of Visual Studio 2008 with remote debugging support must be used to connect to these components.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Installer)

Brief Description

This download installs Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Overview

This download installs Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. SP1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. These service packs offer Visual Studio and .NET Framework users improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance.
Click here for more information regarding about these service packs.
IMPORTANT

  • If you previously installed a Visual Studio 2008 Hotfix or Visual Studio 2008 SP1 pre-release, you must run the Service Pack Preparation tool before installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1.
  • If you have multiple Visual Studio products installed, you must upgrade all of them to SP1. If you have Visual Studio 2008 and one or more 2008 Express Editions, you cannot upgrade the Express Editions until you have upgraded Visual Studio.
  • Prior to installation, you should carefully review the included readme file to be aware of any known issues with this release.
  • The following technologies have been tested and verified to work with SP1:
    • Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 2 & Silverlight Tools Beta 2. (If Silverlight Tools Beta 2 is already installed, you must upgrade it after you install Visual Studio 2008 SP1. To upgrade, use the installer on the Silverlight Tools Beta 2 page on the Microsoft Download Center Web site.)
    • MVC Preview Release #3
    • ASP.NET Extensions/Dynamic Data Preview
    • VC 2008 Feature Pack
    • VB PowerPack Controls (2.0 & 3.0)
    • Expression Studio 2 (RTM)
    • SQL Server 2008
    • .NET Framework 3.5 SDK
    • XSLT Profiler
    • VSTA 2.0 SDK
    • Visual Studio 2008 SDK

If you encounter issues installing SP1, uninstall technologies and/or development add-ins not listed above, and then try SP1 Setup again. When other technologies are verified to be compatible with SP1, they will be added to this list.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1

Brief Description

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 are a free set of tools that are simple, fun and easy to learn. Continuing the Microsoft tradition of enabling developers of all skill levels, this latest release enables hobbyists, students, experienced and casual developers alike to create cool, fun applications.

Overview

The Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 All-in-one DVD includes:
Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - enables developers to rapidly create Web applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. This new version enables cool fun features that build on the latest technologies including AJAX, CSS, LINQ and JavaScript IntelliSense.
Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition with SP1 – enables developers to rapidly create Windows applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. These new versions enable cool fun features that build on the latest technologies including WPF, WCF and LINQ.
Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 – enables developers to rapidly create Windows applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. These new versions enable cool fun features that build on the latest technologies including WPF, WCF and LINQ.
Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition with SP1 – is the development environment for creating native Windows applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. This new version includes an easy installation of the Windows Platform SDK.
SQL Server 2008 – SQL Server 2008 Express is a free full-feature database that is ideal for learning, creating and deploying Windows and Web data-enabled applications.
Also includes:
SQL Server Compact Edition.
IMPORTANT
If you have multiple Visual Studio products installed, you must upgrade all of them to SP1. If you have Visual Studio 2008 and one or more 2008 Express Editions, you cannot upgrade the Express Editions until you have upgraded Visual Studio.
To download MSDN Express documentation, you can find the link below.
For information about the different tools of the Visual Studio Express Editions visit the Visual Studio 2008 Express website.
Additional resources can be found at Beginner Developer Learning Center and the Coding4Fun websites.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3254c868-bcb9-412c-95c6-d100c872ec60&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (iso)

Brief Description

This download installs Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Overview

This download installs Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1). SP1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. These service packs offer Visual Studio and .NET Framework users improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance.
Click here for more information regarding about these service packs.
IMPORTANT

  • If you previously installed a Visual Studio 2008 Hotfix or Visual Studio 2008 SP1 pre-release, you must run the Service Pack Preparation tool before installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1.
  • If you have multiple Visual Studio products installed, you must upgrade all of them to SP1. If you have Visual Studio 2008 and one or more 2008 Express Editions, you cannot upgrade the Express Editions until you have upgraded Visual Studio.
  • Prior to installation, you should carefully review the included readme file to be aware of any known issues with this release.
  • The following technologies have been tested and verified to work with SP1:
    • Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 2 & Silverlight Tools Beta 2. (If Silverlight Tools Beta 2 is already installed, you must upgrade it after you install Visual Studio 2008 SP1. To upgrade, use the installer on the Silverlight Tools Beta 2 page on the Microsoft Download Center Web site.)
    • MVC Preview Release #3
    • ASP.NET Extensions/Dynamic Data Preview
    • VC 2008 Feature Pack
    • VB PowerPack Controls (2.0 & 3.0)
    • Expression Studio 2 (RTM)
    • SQL Server 2008
    • .NET Framework 3.5 SDK
    • XSLT Profiler
    • VSTA 2.0 SDK
    • Visual Studio 2008 SDK

If you encounter issues installing SP1, uninstall technologies and/or development add-ins not listed above and retry SP1 installation. As further technologies are updated and verified to be compatible with SP1 they will be added to this list.

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Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) with Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package

Brief Description

The Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) redistributable SP1 contains the runtime binaries needed to deploy your Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) based application.

Overview

The Visual Studio Shell (isolated mode) provides a foundation on which you can build your own custom-branded tools environment that runs side by side with Visual Studio. By using the Visual Studio Shell (isolated mode), you can accelerate development of your tools environment by reusing the Visual Studio IDE in your application and focus on your core tooling problems.
This download contains the redistributable runtime binaries that you can distribute with your Visual Studio Shell (isolated mode) based application. For development and testing of your Visual Studio Shell (isolated mode) based application, please download the Visual Studio 2008 SDK.
The runtime binaries contained in this redistributable package do not require the binary components in the Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) RTM release. You should redistribute the runtime binaries contained in this redistributable package on all computers that need to run the Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode).
The contents of the Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) SP1 upgrade are:

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Web bootstrapper (dotnetfx35setup.exe)
  • VC++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (vcredist_x86.exe)
  • WebDesigner Core RTM (WebDesignerCore.exe)
  • WebDesigner Core SP1 update (WebDesignerCore_KB945140.msp)
  • Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) runtime components with SP1 (Vs_shell.msi)

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Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1 Language Pack

Brief Description

The Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1 Language Pack includes Windows Forms and ASP.NET Web server controls for viewing reports designed using Microsoft reporting technology.

Overview

The Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1 Language Pack contains the text of the redist user interface elements, such as error messages, for languages other than English. If one or more end users have non-English settings for Windows, you can install the Report Viewer Redistributable language pack to show runtime messages in the same language as Windows.

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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Sample Library

Brief Description

Microsoft Visual C++ provides code samples for applications and tools that use many of the technologies in Visual C++.

Overview

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Sample Library provides code examples for applications and tools showing the capabilities of Visual C++ and the libraries and technologies it supports.
This package downloads as an executable that, when run, copies a .zip file to your local computer containing the samples. You will need to unzip the downloaded file to use the samples.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Sample Library is not localized. In order to use localized samples, please download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Sample Library. Please note that the localized Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Sample Library doesn’t have Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack samples.

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Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Version 3.0 Runtime) SP1 Language Pack

Brief Description

The Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Version 3.0 Runtime) SP1 language pack contains the text of runtime user interface elements, such as error messages, for languages other than English.

Overview

The Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Version 3.0 Runtime) SP1 language pack contains the text of runtime user interface elements, such as error messages, for languages other than English. If one or more end users have non-English settings for Windows, you can install the VSTO 3.0 Runtime SP1 language pack to show runtime messages in the same language as Windows.
Each language pack supports one language. If you deploy a Microsoft Office solution created using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 to multiple computers, and different computers use different language settings for Windows, you will need to include a language pack for each of those languages in your deployment package to have text from the VSTO 3.0 Runtime available in all of the languages.
If no language pack is installed, runtime messages are displayed in English by default.

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Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (version 3.0 Runtime) Service Pack 1 (x86)

Brief Description

This update is required to develop or run solutions for the 2007 Microsoft Office system that are built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Overview

You must install this update on your development computer, and also on client computers, if you use Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to develop Microsoft Office solutions.
This update provides bug fixes and new features, including .NET Framework Client Profile compatibility and the ability to add host controls and smart tags to documents from application-level add-ins.
When you install the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime on a non-English version of the operating system, you should also install the appropriate language pack service pack to see the text of the messages from the runtime in that language, rather than English.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d8eb4921-891a-4b5e-973f-0b96e6ccf376&DisplayLang=en

Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 Rc.exe and RcDll.dll Update

Brief Description

Updated Resource Compiler for Windows Server 2008 SDK.

Overview

This download updates the resource compiler in Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. The update improves the performance and the stability of the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.

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Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office system (version 3.0 Runtime) (x86)

Brief Description

This download (VSTOR30.exe) installs the Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime, which is required to run VSTO solutions for the 2007 Microsoft Office system built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

Overview

This download (VSTOR30.exe) installs the Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime, which is required to run VSTO solutions for the 2007 Microsoft Office system built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
When installing the VSTO runtime on a non-English version of the operating system, you should also install the appropriate language pack to see the text of the messages from the VSTO runtime in that language, rather than English.
Note: VSTO solutions built for use in Microsoft Office 2003 require the Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition Runtime, not this one.

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Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008

Brief Description

Add-on for Visual Studio 2008 for developing applications for Silverlight 2 Beta 2

Overview

Silverlight Tools Beta 2 has been updated to support Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is no longer supported.


WARNING: Before Installing Silverlight Tools Beta 2 it's critical that you manually uninstall KB949325 (this was installed by Silverlight Tools Beta 1)
For Windows Vista:

  1. Open Uninstall a Program from the Control Panel
  2. Click 'View installed updates' in the task bar on the left
  3. Remove KB949325 (it will be listed under your version of Visual Studio 2008)

For Windows XP:

  1. Open the Add/Remove Programs dialog from the Control Panel
  2. Click 'Show updates' at the top of the window
  3. Remove KB949325 (it will be listed under your version of Visual Studio 2008)

Important: Please have Visual Studio installation media available. The uninstallation of KB949325 may propmpt for Visual Studio installation media!


This package is an add-on to provide tooling for Microsoft Silverlight 2 Beta 2. It can be installed either on top of Visual Studio 2008 RTM or Visual Studio 2008 SP1, and it provides a Silverlight project system for developing Silverlight applications using C# or Visual Basic.
This download will install the following:

  • Silverlight 2 Beta 2
  • Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 2
  • KB950630 for Visual Studio 2008 RTM or KB955214 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  • Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008

Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008 includes:

  • Visual Basic and C# Project templates
  • Intellisense and code generators for XAML
  • Debugging of Silverlight applications
  • Web reference support
  • WCF Templates
  • Team Build and command line build support
  • Integration with Expression Blend
  • Enhanced Setup with upgrade support

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=50a9ec01-267b-4521-b7d7-c0dba8866434&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Jim Webber on Guerilla SOA!

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk SOA with Jim Webber, who has a lot to say on the subject.

Overview

Dr. Jim Webber is the Global Architecture lead for ThoughtWorks where he works on dependable Web Services-based systems for clients worldwide. Jim was formerly a senior researcher with the UK E-Science programme where he developed strategies for aligning Grid computing with Web Services practices and architectural patterns for dependable Service-Oriented computing. Jim has extensive Web Services architecture and development experience as an architect with Arjuna Technologies and was the lead developer with Hewlett-Packard on the industry's first Web Services Transaction solution. Jim is an active speaker in the Web Services space and is co-author of the book "Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide." Jim holds a B.Sc. in Computing Science and Ph.D. in Parallel Computing both from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His blog is located at http://jim.webber.name.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3cb6546e-69d9-4809-807e-2cfc1b77324b&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Marc Mercuri Unveils RoboChamps!

Brief Description

Marc Mercuri is back to announce a great new website and program for developers on Microsoft Robotics Studio, RoboChamps!

Overview

Marc Mercuri is an Architect on the Platform Architecture team, where he is both driving RoboChamps project and contributing to content on S+S. Marc has been in the industry for 15 years, the last 5 in senior roles across Microsoft in consulting, incubation, and evangelism. Marc is the author of Beginning Information Cards and CardSpace: From Novice to Professional, and co-authored the books Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed! and Windows Communication Foundation: Hands On!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=129aed35-e067-4aac-b445-632bf9ec14cb&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Pack

Brief Description

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Pack contain translated text, such as error messages, for each language.

Overview

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Pack contain translated text, such as error messages, for languages other than English. Without the installation of a Language Pack, these messages are displayed in English by default. Multiple language packs, each for a different language, can be installed on a single computer.
Note: To download a specific language pack, select the target language from the change language drop-down. For more details on this release of the framework, see the following references: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/default.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8489ed13-b831-4855-96f7-dd35e4c02a20&DisplayLang=en

MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Brief Description

The MSDN® Library is an essential resource of information for developers using Microsoft® tools, products, and technologies.

Overview

MSDN Library provides access to essential programming information, including technical reference documentations, white papers, software development kits and code samples necessary to develop web services and applications. This is an updated version of the MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 and this library contains Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 documentation.
Updated content sets in MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 include:

  • Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 documentation
  • Visual Studio 2008 general documentation updates
  • Windows Developer documentation updates
  • Microsoft Knowledge Base
  • And More...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7bbe5eda-5062-4ebb-83c7-d3c5ff92a373&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Brief Description

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is a full cumulative update that contains many new features building incrementally upon .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and includes cumulative servicing updates to the .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0 subcomponents.

Overview

.NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 provides the following new features and improvements:

  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data, which provides a rich scaffolding framework that enables rapid data driven development without writing code, and a new addition to ASP.NET AJAX that provides support for managing browser history (back button support). For more information, see What’s New in ASP.NET and Web Development.
  • Core improvements to the CLR (common language runtime) that include better layout of .NET Framework native images, opting out of strong-name verification for fully trusted assemblies, improved application startup performance, better generated code that improves end-to-end application execution time, and opting managed code to run in ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) mode if supported by the operating system. Additionally, managed applications that are opened from network shares have the same behavior as native applications by running with full trust.
  • Performance improvements to WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), including a faster startup time and improved performance for Bitmap effects. Additional functionality for WPF includes better support for line of business applications, native splash screen support, DirectX pixel shader support, and the new WebBrowser control.
  • ClickOnce application publishers can decide to opt out of signing and hashing as appropriate for their scenarios, developers can programmatically install ClickOnce applications that display a customized branding, and ClickOnce error dialog boxes support links to application-specific support sites on the Web.
  • The Entity Framework is an evolution of the existing suite of ADO.NET data access technologies. The Entity Framework enables developers to program against relational databases in according to application-specific domain models instead of the underlying database models. For more information, see Getting Started with the Entity Framework. The Entity Framework introduces some additional features, including support for new SQL Server 2008 types, default graph serialization of Entities, and the Entity Data Source. This release of the Entity Framework supports the new date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008. The graph serialization work helps developers who want to build Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services that model full graphs as data contracts. The Entity Data Source provides a traditional data source experience for ASP.NET Web application builders who want to work with the Entity Framework.
  • LINQ to SQL includes new support for the new date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008.
  • The ADO.NET Data Services Framework consists of a combination of patterns and libraries, which enable data to be exposed as a flexible REST (Representational State Transfer)-based data service that can be consumed by Web clients in a corporate network or across the Internet. The ADO.NET Data Services Framework makes data service creation over any data source. A conceptual view model of the underlying storage schema can easily be exposed through rich integration with the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Services created by using the ADO.NET Data Services Framework, and also compatible Windows Live (dev.live.com) services, can be easily accessed from any platform. For client applications that are running on Microsoft platforms, a set of client libraries are provided to make interaction with data services simple. For example, .NET Framework-based clients can use LINQ to query data services and a simple .NET Framework object layer to update data in the service.
  • Windows Communication Foundation now makes the DataContract Serializer easier to use by providing improved interoperability support, enhancing the debugging experience in partial trust scenarios, and extending syndication protocol support for wider usage in Web 2.0 applications.
  • The .NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server (SqlClient) adds new support for file stream and sparse column capabilities in SQL Server 2008

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7&DisplayLang=en

Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) with Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package

Brief Description

The Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) redistributable SP1 contains the runtime binaries needed to deploy your Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) based application.

Overview

The Visual Studio Shell (integrated mode) provides the foundation on which you can integrate tools and programming languages within Visual Studio. By using the Visual Studio Shell (integrated mode), you will not need to make Visual Studio a pre-requisite on your users’ machines. This download contains the redistributable runtime binaries that you can distribute with your tools and/or programming languages that integrate with Visual Studio. This product was previously known as the Visual Studio Premier Partner Edition.
The runtime binaries contained in this redistributable package do not require the binary components in the Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) RTM release. You should redistribute the runtime binaries contained in this redistributable package on all computers that need to run the Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode).
The contents of the Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) SP1 re-release are:

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Web bootstrapper (dotnetfx35setup.exe)
  • VC++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (vcredist_x86.exe)
  • WebDesigner Core RTM (WebDesignerCore.exe)
  • WebDesigner Core SP1 update (WebDesignerCore_KB945140.msp)
  • Visual Studio 2008 Shell (RTM) install package (Vs_ide.msi)
  • Visual Studio Shell 2008 (Integrated) SP1 update (VS90sp1-KB945140-x86-<Language>.msp)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2e9a8c35-eb3d-43eb-9122-a5ec195cd7bb&DisplayLang=en

.NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit

Brief Description

.NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit containing Labs, Demos and PPTs

Overview

The .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, demos, and event materials. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the .NET 3.5 Enhancement features including: ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, ASP.NET AJAX History, ASP.NET Routing, ADO.NET Data Services, ADO.NET Entity Framework, WCF 3.5 SP1, and the .NET Framework Client Profile.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=355c80e9-fde0-4812-98b5-8a03f5874e96&DisplayLang=en

Administration Guide for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server

Brief Description

This download contains a compiled help file (.chm) version of the administration guide for Team Foundation Server.

Overview

Effective administration of Team Foundation Server is important to the success of your team projects. You can use this downloadable version of the administration content available on MSDN for local review of critical administration concepts, procedures, and walkthroughs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=585f0ce7-789e-4c00-b132-6d88c995685c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET 1.0 SP1 Documentation

Brief Description

Download documentation and samples for Synchronization Services for ADO.NET 1.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Overview

Synchronization Services lets you synchronize data from disparate sources over two-tier, N-tier, and service-based architectures. Instead of only replicating a database and its schema, the Synchronization Services application programming interface (API) provides a set of desktop and device components to synchronize data between data services and a local store.

This version of the Synchronization Services documentation contains information about the following new features and capabilities:

  • The ability to synchronize with devices. The first version of Synchronization Services enabled synchronization between a server database and a SQL Server Compact database on the desktop. In service pack 1 (SP1), you can also synchronize between a server database and a SQL Server Compact database on a device.
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 change tracking. If you are using SQL Server 2008, we recommend that you use the SQL Server change tracking feature. This feature addresses many of the issues of custom tracking systems and provides a straightforward way to track changes. SQL Server change tracking is supported if you create synchronization commands manually or if you use the synchronization adapter builder.
  • Support for the new data types that were introduced in SQL Server 2008. New types can be mapped to types that are compatible with SQL Server Compact.
  • Tracing of the synchronization process. In distributed applications, tracing can be crucial because it enables you to troubleshoot issues that might otherwise be difficult to identify. Synchronization Services includes tracing for the client and server synchronization providers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42e26cfb-c70c-498f-b916-a7f6eb1e43cc&DisplayLang=en

PerformancePoint 2007 Planning and Management Reporter Language Settings

Brief Description

PerformancePoint 2007 Planning Clients and Management Reporter Multilanguage User Interface setting tool allows users to change their display languages.

Overview

PerformancePoint 2007 Planning Clients and Management Reporter Multilanguage User Interface setting tool allows users to switch display language to different languages in Planning Business Modeler, PerformancePoint Add-in for Excel, Planning Administration Console and Management Reporter user interfaces, menus and help.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=284f6959-6b72-4735-8aaf-3185b27f67b0&DisplayLang=en

PerformancePoint 2007 Planning Clients and Management Reporter Language Packs

Brief Description

This download provides PerformancePoint 2007 Planning Client language resources.

Overview
  • This download provides language resources of below PerformancePoint 2007 modules:
    • Planning Business Modeler
    • PerformancePoint Add-in for Excel
    • Planning Administration Console
    • Management Reporter
      With these language resources and language setting tool, users can switch to different display language in above modules.

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Outlook 2007: Auxiliary Reference Code Samples and Redistributable Installer

Brief Description

This download accompanies the Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference documentation. It contains four sample projects, a header file, and a redistributable installer that third-party calendar rebasing tools can use to programmatically update calendars displayed incorrectly due to daylight saving time (DST).

Overview

This set of downloads includes a sample add-in, three sample service providers, a header file, and a redistributable installer.

  • Outlook2007AuxRefSamples.exe installs the following three sample service providers:
    • SampleAddressBookProvider implements a basic address book provider that you can use as a starting point for further customization. It implements the required features of an address book provider, as well as more advanced features such as name resolution. For more information, see About the Sample Address Book Provider in the Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference in the MSDN Library.
    • SampleTransportProvider implements a shared network file system transport provider. A transport provider is a DLL that acts as an intermediary between the MAPI subsystem and one or more underlying messaging systems. You can use the code in this sample as a starting point for building a more robust transport provider. For more information, see About the Sample Transport Provider.
    • SampleWrappedPSTStoreProvider uses the PST provider as the back end for storing data. The wrapped PST store provider is intended to be used in conjuction with the Replication API. For more information, see About the Replication API. Most of the functions in the Sample Wrapped PST Store Provider pass their arguments directly to the underlying PST provider. For more information, see About the Sample Wrapped PST Store Provider.
  • SampleOfflineStateAddin.exe installs a COM add-in written in C++. It demonstrates how to receive notifications of connection state changes and how to modify the current state by using the Offline State API. For more information, see About the Sample Offline State Add-In.
  • TZMovelibHeaderFile.exe installs the Tzmovelib.h header file, which is designed to be used with the redistributable installer. This header file contains definitions for flags, constants, enumerations, data structures, interfaces (and their identifiers), macros, and functions for the calendar rebasing APIs. By default, the file is installed in C:\2007 Office System Developer Resources\Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference\Rebasing Calendars.
  • OutlookTimeZoneMoveLibRedist.exe is a redistributable installer that installs the assembly file Tzmovelib.dll in C:\Program Files\MsExTmz. Third-party calendar rebasing tools can use the assembly file to programmatically update calendars that are displayed incorrectly because of daylight saving time. With this assembly, developers can use the same APIs that Outlook and Exchange Server use in their calendar rebasing tools.
    Note Developers can redistribute only the installer, OutlookTimeZoneMoveLibRedist.exe, and must not redistribute the assembly, Tzmovlib.dll, or any other extracted components separately from the installer.

For more information, see the Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference documentation in the MSDN Library. You can also download the documentation from the Microsoft Download Center.

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DirectX End-User Runtimes (August 2008)

Brief Description

August 2008
This download provides the DirectX end-user redistributable that developers can include with their product.

Overview

This download provides the DirectX end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product. The redistributable license agreement covers the terms under which developers may use the Redistributable. For full details please review the DirectX SDK EULA.txt and DirectX Redist.txt files located in the license directory.
This package is localized into Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, and English.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c1367bc3-4676-481a-bfaa-5c15d1d7199d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Sync Framework v1.0 CTP1 - Devices

Brief Description

Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform for enabling collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services and devices

Overview

Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services and devices. Developers can build sync ecosystems that integrate any application, any type of data, using any protocol over any network.
The Microsoft Sync Framework provides a platform for taking web services and databases offline. In addition, it provides optimized P2P sync of any type of file including contacts, music, videos, images and settings. The extensible framework includes built-in support for synchronizing databases, NTFS/FAT file systems, FeedSync compliant feeds (formerly known as Simple Sharing Extensions), devices and web services.
Sync Framework Highlights

  • Add sync support to new and existing applications, services, and devices
  • Enable collaboration and offline capabilities for any application
  • Roam and share information from any data store, over any protocol, and over any network configuration
  • Leverage sync capabilities exposed in Microsoft technologies to create sync ecosystems
  • Extend the architecture to support custom data types including files

Sync Framework for Devices CTP1 Notes
This release contains only the core sync engine you would find in “synchronization.msi” in the PC release. Other features such as the metadata store and file sync provider are not included: some of the omitted features don’t necessarily make sense on devices, others will appear in a future CTP. We are looking for feedback on which are which. In particular, we want to know: what are your scenarios for using the different aspects of the Sync Framework on a device?
We also decided to produce the CTP for a limited platform set: Windows Mobile 5 and 6 for ARM processors. Supporting this subset allows us to give a CTP usable by a very large percentage of mobile developers while still limiting the test matrix for this first CTP. We expect to expand the supported devices and platforms for RTM and we are considering the scope of that as we go forward.
In this CTP we have included the following components:
Microsoft Sync Framework core runtime:

  • Managed (.NET Compact Framework) and unmanaged/native (ARM)
  • Supported platforms are Windows Mobile 5 and 6 (ARM processors only in CTP1)

Installer with Visual Studio integration:

  • Support for adding a reference to the Sync Framework in a mobile project using Visual Studio 2008

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.NET Rocks! - Phil Haack on Model View Controller

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk SOA with Jim Webber, who has a lot to say on the subject.

Overview

Dr. Jim Webber is the Global Architecture lead for ThoughtWorks where he works on dependable Web Services-based systems for clients worldwide. Jim was formerly a senior researcher with the UK E-Science programme where he developed strategies for aligning Grid computing with Web Services practices and architectural patterns for dependable Service-Oriented computing. Jim has extensive Web Services architecture and development experience as an architect with Arjuna Technologies and was the lead developer with Hewlett-Packard on the industry's first Web Services Transaction solution. Jim is an active speaker in the Web Services space and is co-author of the book "Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide." Jim holds a B.Sc. in Computing Science and Ph.D. in Parallel Computing both from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His blog is located at http://jim.webber.name.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ac8d514a-7e1a-427b-b2e1-5d1f40f7117d&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Mark Miller on the Science of Good UI

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk SOA with Jim Webber, who has a lot to say on the subject.

Overview

Dr. Jim Webber is the Global Architecture lead for ThoughtWorks where he works on dependable Web Services-based systems for clients worldwide. Jim was formerly a senior researcher with the UK E-Science programme where he developed strategies for aligning Grid computing with Web Services practices and architectural patterns for dependable Service-Oriented computing. Jim has extensive Web Services architecture and development experience as an architect with Arjuna Technologies and was the lead developer with Hewlett-Packard on the industry's first Web Services Transaction solution. Jim is an active speaker in the Web Services space and is co-author of the book "Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide." Jim holds a B.Sc. in Computing Science and Ph.D. in Parallel Computing both from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His blog is located at http://jim.webber.name.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2a1beb49-1d0b-4336-b4a4-324905d3a1cb&DisplayLang=en

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (July 2008)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2008. These updates are fixes for Windows Embedded CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows Embedded CE released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2008. These Microsoft Windows Embedded CE updates are fixes for Windows Embedded CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.
For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the Windows Embedded CE 6.0_Update_080731_2008M07.htm file below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=991a6ef3-7035-4d71-b424-1fb393af8a26&DisplayLang=en

Windows Embedded NavReady Monthly Update (July 2008)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded NavReady released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2008. These updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows Embedded NavReady released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2008. These Microsoft Windows CE updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.
For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the Windows Embedded NavReady_Update_080731_2008M07 file below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=10479d0c-43d2-4e31-9bc1-d813a987f830&DisplayLang=en

Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (July 2008)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2008. These updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows CE Platform Builder released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2008. These Microsoft Windows CE updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.
For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the Windows CE 5.0_Update_080731_2008M07.htm file below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fb405fd9-983c-4d3f-91eb-6b58cc504604&DisplayLang=en

WSUS 3.0 API Samples and Tools

Brief Description

API samples and tools for WSUS 3.0

Overview

WSUS 3.0 API samples and tool package

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=805aa009-0c90-4334-a4a1-0c07f9262437&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Version 3.0 Runtime) Language Pack

Brief Description

The Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Version 3.0 Runtime) language pack contains the text of runtime user interface elements, such as error messages, for languages other than English.

Overview

The Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Version 3.0 Runtime) language pack contains the text of runtime user interface elements, such as error messages, for languages other than English. If one or more end users have non-English settings for Windows, you can install the VSTO 3.0 Runtime language pack to show runtime messages in the same language as Windows.
Each language pack supports one language. If you deploy a Microsoft Office solution created using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 to multiple computers, and different computers use different language settings for Windows, you will need to include a language pack for each of those languages in your deployment package to have text from the VSTO 3.0 Runtime available in all of the languages.
If no language pack is installed, runtime messages are displayed in English by default.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Drive Greater Success with Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility

Brief Description

A 17 pager write up on how to drive greater success with Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility.

Overview

A 17 pager write up on how to drive greater success with Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=70ec7ad5-fe6b-46de-a060-66dfb908d798&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Internet Facing Deployment Scenarios

Brief Description

This document covers how to set up the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Web site to make it available from the Internet.

Overview

This document covers the following Internet-Facing Deployment (IFD) scenarios for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
• Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 through the user interface (UI) setup
• Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 with a configuration file
• Upgrade Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 through the UI setup
• Upgrade Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 with a configuration file
This document is intended to cover how to set up the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Web site to make it available from the Internet. This document will not cover the steps that you must complete to make a server available from the Internet.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3861e56d-b5ed-4f7f-b2fd-5a53bc71dafc&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3.Evaluation

Brief Description

Evaluation version for PAS 6.3

Overview

An evaluation version of Microsoft ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=682fde6f-30de-45d1-93d2-25081a142e2f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3.2216 Hotfix

Brief Description

Cumulative hotfix 2216 for ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3

Overview

a cumulative hotfix for ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dc9cbe69-1db1-4f5d-9b48-06b156c0f2c6&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Brad Abrams and Omar Khan Announce .NET 3.5 SP1 and VS2008 SP1

Brief Description

Brad Abrams and Omar Khan from Microsoft officially announce .NET 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1, and detail all the new features and improvements!

Overview

Brad Abrams was a founding member of both the Common Language Runtime, and .NET Framework teams at Microsoft Corporation where he is currently the Group Program Manager for the UI Framework and Services team which is responsible for delivering the developer platform that spans both clients and web based applications as well as the common services that are available to all applications.
Omar Khan is Product Unit Manager at Microsoft corporation responsible for running the Visual Web Developer product team. Since joining Microsoft in 1995, Omar has worked on several product releases, including Visual InterDev 1.0 , Visual InterDev 6.0, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, and Visual Studio 2008. Prior to joining Microsoft, Omar attended the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor from 1992-1995, majoring in a Bachelor's of Computer Science.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=80f00af6-5163-4325-91bd-2dea10b6fd5f&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - 64-Bit with Brian Peek

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk with Brian Peek about the latest and greatest in 64-bit.

Overview

Brian is a Microsoft C# MVP and a recognized .NET expert with over 6 years experience developing .NET solutions, and over 9 years of professional experience architecting and developing solutions using Microsoft technologies and platforms. Along with .NET and its associated languages, Brian is particularly skilled in the languages of C, C++ and assembly language for a variety of CPUs. He is also an expert in a variety of technologies including web development, document imaging, GIS, graphics, game development, and hardware interfacing. Brian has a strong background in developing applications for the health-care industry, as well as developing solutions for portable devices, such as tablet PCs and PDAs. He is also a co-author of the book "Debugging ASP.NET" published by New Riders, and is currently co-authoring his second book, this time for O’Reilly. Brian is also a member of MSDN's Coding4Fun writing team, contributing articles on a monthly basis.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b8e7d73-8d75-4f19-b07e-860b2cf28deb&DisplayLang=en

Team Foundation Installation Guide for Visual Studio Team System 2008

Brief Description

The Team Foundation Installation Guide for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008, which includes Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server Proxy, and Team Explorer.

Overview

This is the most current version of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for Visual Studio Team System 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ff12844f-398c-4fe9-8b0d-9e84181d9923&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft FxCop 1.36

Brief Description

Download the latest version of FxCop, a code analysis tool for .NET managed assemblies.

Overview

FxCop is a code analysis tool that checks .NET managed code assemblies for conformance to the Microsoft .NET Framework Design Guidelines. It uses MSIL parsing, and callgraph analysis to inspect assemblies for more than 200 defects in the following areas:
Library design
Globalization
Naming conventions
Performance
Interoperability and portability
Security
Usage
FxCop includes both GUI and command line versions of the tool and supports analyzing .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.x components.
This version provides support for .NET 3.5 SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9aeaa970-f281-4fb0-aba1-d59d7ed09772&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Installation Guide

Brief Description

This document provides information about and instructions for installing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Overview

The Installation Guide for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 provides step-by-step instructions for installing Microsoft Dynamics AX components. This document also includes instructions for performing initial configuration using the initialization checklist.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b681c44-d944-4b3f-b846-1e2a025569fd&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer (August 2008)

Brief Description

This download is the August 2008 release of SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer.

Overview

The SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) gathers data from Microsoft Windows and SQL Server configuration settings. BPA uses a predefined list of SQL Server 2005 recommendations and best practices to determine if there are potential issues in the database environment.
This download is the August 2008 release of SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=da0531e4-e94c-4991-82fa-f0e3fbd05e63&DisplayLang=en

Outlook 2007: Auxiliary Reference

Brief Description

The Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference contains conceptual, reference, and code sample topics to guide you in developing solutions using MAPI and Outlook APIs that are exposed outside the Outlook object model.

Overview

The Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference contains documentation for twelve sets of APIs, code samples, and a redistributable installer, which allow developers to extend and integrate with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. This documentation contains conceptual and reference materials for the following:

  • Account Management API.
  • Attachment Security API.
  • Data Degradation Layer API.
  • Free/Busy API.
  • Mail Envelope API.
  • MAPI-MIME Conversion API.
  • Offline State API.
  • Outlook Exported APIs.
  • Replication API.
  • Store API.
  • MAPI additions.
  • Named properties used by Outlook.

In addition, it contains sample tasks and descriptions of four sample projects. For more information about the accompanying samples, see Outlook 2007: Auxiliary Reference Code Samples and Redistributable Installer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a2abf783-0d4d-454c-bb9e-6f83be3c193c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Brief Description

Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.1 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access to these APIs

Overview

The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store. Starting with Exchange 2007, Microsoft will distribute the MAPI client libraries and CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94274318-27c4-4d8d-9bc5-3e6484286b1f&DisplayLang=en

Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1

Brief Description

Beginning in Exchange 2007 Beta 2 and Outlook 2007 Beta 2, CDO 1.2.1 will no longer be provided as a part of the install of the product. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend upon. CDO 1.2.1 is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API.

Overview

CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using CDO, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store, including creating and processing calendar items, and resolving and handling mail recipients. Starting with Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007, Microsoft will distribute CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download, separated from the two products.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2714320d-c997-4de1-986f-24f081725d36&DisplayLang=en

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool

Brief Description

The tool is intended to prepare systems that may have previously been updated with SP1 pre-releases.

Overview

The following pre-release programs and updates will prevent Visual Studio 2008 SP1 from installing successfully, so they must be removed prior to installation:

To remove these programs, it is recommended that you run the automated Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool. This tool will remove the specified updates and programs from your system and restore the integrity of any Visual Studio 2008 features that may have been compromized during manual removal of the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta release.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a494b0e0-eb07-4ff1-a21c-a4663e456d9d&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Jeffrey Richter on the Direction of Hardware

Brief Description

Carl and Richard welcome back Jeffrey Richter to the show. Jeff is a consultant for Microsoft with a unique perspective on the evolution of Windows and PC hardware.

Overview

Jeffrey Richter is a cofounder of Wintellect (www.Wintellect.com), an architecture review, consulting, and training firm. He is the author of several books, including Windows via C/C++ (Microsoft Press, 2007) and CLR via C# (Microsoft Press, 2006). Jeffrey is also a contributing editor to MSDN Magazine and has been consulting with Microsoft since 1990.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb17ca4c-6f3c-486c-a651-346921af81fe&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Dan Wahlin on Silverlight 2.0 and WPF

Brief Description

Dan Wahlin chats with Carl and Richard in front of a live audience at DevConnections in Orlando about his experiences with Silverlight 2.0 and WPF.

Overview

an Wahlin (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for ASP.NET and XML Web Services) is a .NET development instructor and architecture consultant at Interface Technical Training (http://www.interfaceTraining.com). Dan founded the XML for ASP.NET Developers Web site (www.XMLforASP.NET), which focuses on using ASP.NET, XML, Silverlight, AJAX and Web Services in Microsoft’s .NET platform and owns http://www.smartwebcontrols.com. He’s also on the INETA Speaker's Bureau and speaks at several conferences. Dan has co-authored/authored several different books on .NET including ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks, Professional ASP.NET AJAX, XML for ASP.NET Developers and is currently working on a new book covering Silverlight 2. Dan blogs at http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1f3dea01-c497-4378-b5db-e24477d9cde1&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) SDK August 2008

Brief Description

This release of the Exchange 2007 SP1 Software Development Kit (SDK) Documentation and Samples provides new and updated documentation and samples for building applications that use Exchange 2007 SP1. Use this SDK to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications for Exchange 2007 SP1.

Overview

The Exchange 2007 SP1 SDK August 2008 Documentation and Samples assists developers who are building applications for Exchange 2007 SP1. This release of the SDK provides new and updated information and sample code to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications for Exchange 2007 SP1.
The README file contains installation instructions for and late-breaking information about the Exchange 2007 SP1 SDK August 2008 Documentation and Samples.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b6dd3f66-0c0c-41b1-b74a-a6eccb30767c&DisplayLang=en

Overview of Service-Oriented Architecture Programming Model and Runtime System for Windows HPC Server 2008

Brief Description

Developers, users, and administrators face increasing challenges in meeting time-to-result goals. Applications must be developed quickly, run efficiently on the cluster, and be effectively managed so that performance, reliability, and resource utilization are optimized. Learn how Windows HPC Server 2008 can help meet these challenges.

Overview

Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) provides a platform for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based applications. The SOA programming model allows solution developers and architects to rapidly develop new high performance computing (HPC) cluster-enabled interactive applications and easily modify existing distributed computing applications. With Windows HPC Server 2008, the developer build/debug/deploy experience is streamlined, the speed of processing is accelerated, and the management of the applications and systems is simplified.
This white paper provides a technical overview of SOA applications and the Windows HPC Server 2008 functions that support the SOA model; including building and deploying SOA applications; their architecture, runtime system, scaling, and performance considerations; and monitoring and troubleshooting.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=99742128-4c8c-4adb-872e-c4099206c78d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Provisioning System SDK - June, 2008

Brief Description

Documentation Update
ISVs and Hosters can use the MPS SDK to develop applications that are enabled for multi-tenancy capability.

Overview

ISVs and Hosters can use this MPS SDK to develop applications that are enabled for multi-tenancy capability. Create providers and namespaces specific to provisioning and hosting that allow your applications to be used by many users simultaneously.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce3fc537-86ae-4802-9a05-43e2a27a4b45&DisplayLang=en

SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Overview

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies to interoperate or communicate with Microsoft products.
The documentation includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Overview

The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server to interoperate or communicate with Microsoft products.
The documentation includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=91ef5106-944a-41e1-b3a0-5bd3f2356f32&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office File Formats Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office file formats documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary file formats that are implemented and used in the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Overview

The Microsoft Office file formats documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary file formats.
The documentation includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of file format relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=33071438-110d-4845-9430-92775eacbee7&DisplayLang=en

Office SharePoint Server 2007

Brief Description

checklist for custom code

Overview

The code acceptance checklist is a sample of the type of issues that you should consider when you evaluate custom code. You can modify the checklist to accommodate the issues that apply to your enterprise.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8841fc88-913d-462b-a932-a1e11aea0c38&DisplayLang=en

ACF Contact Sheet

Brief Description

ACF Partner Contacts

Overview

Application Compatibility Factory Partner Contacts

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d8421a7f-9af1-49f9-948a-077ce33f3665&DisplayLang=en

Application Compatibility Factory Partner Sogeti

Brief Description

Overview of ACF Parnter Sogeti

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Parnter Sogeti

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c1de61ab-2777-4283-a79a-aaa9ebc4bbfd&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Dmitri Ossipov on Enterprise Service Bus

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk to Dmitri Ossipov from Microsoft about ESB architecture and specifically Biztalk.

Overview

Dmitri Ossipov is a Senior Program Manager at Patterns & Practices at Microsoft. He's worked on Service Factory, Service Factory Version 2 and Enterprise Service Bus.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3a11209d-be52-4230-8b00-77cf4ecbc6ee&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Building Communities at Dallas TechFest

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk with three community leaders in Dallas about building communities, and specifically how you can directly benefit from participating locally.

Overview

The Dallas Techfest was held in Addison, TX just outside of Dallas on May 3rd, 2008. For more information go to http://www.dallastechfest.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eee80eef-59a4-4baa-ad8d-3c03a9bd91fa&DisplayLang=en

Release Notes for SQL Server 2008

Brief Description

This Release Notes document contains information for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 that supplements the SQL Server 2008 Readme and Books Online documentation.

Overview

Before installing SQL Server 2008, you should review the Release Notes for information about the components that you will be installing. After installing, refer to the Release Notes for troubleshooting help if you encounter unexpected product behavior. The Release Notes are updated periodically as required until the next release.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=daf00920-7214-418a-a4b0-727f4ce08f81&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) SDK (Beta)

Brief Description

This is a beta version of the Software Development Kit for SSDS including tools and client side components useful to developers building applications against SSDS.

Overview

The .msi installs tools, browser support and documentation. Both the command line and the GUI tool allow you to create/update/delete/query the service. For complete documentation see MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678662.aspx.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0b1fa5c6-ec9d-440b-939e-481dd05f2627&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Readme and Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Installation Guide

Brief Description

Download the latest readme and the installation instructions for the BizTalk Adapter Pack.

Overview

The readme details the contents of the BizTalk Adapter Pack and also contains important, late-breaking information.
The installation guide provides software requirements and detailed instructions for installing the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9f588e9-fa3e-4b81-a598-ddd9f471f382&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack

Brief Description

Documentation for the BizTalk Adapter Pack in CHM format.

Overview

This download includes documentation for each of the three adapters in the BizTalk Adapter Pack in CHM format:

  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle Database
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for mySAP Business Suite
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Siebel eBusiness Applications
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Siebel eBusiness Applications MREF Documentation

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=58bd17c8-8efa-4b69-ab51-9f5b11a962dc&DisplayLang=en

Security, Policy & Compliance

Identity Selector Interoperability Profile specification and companion guides

Brief Description

a.k.a. Information Card profile documents
These documents are intended for people building software that implements any of the roles in the Information Card ecosystem: Identity Providers to issue cards, Relying Parties to accept cards, and Identity Selectors to put the person in control by enabling them to employ Information Cards when and where they choose.

Overview

These documents are intended for people building software that implements any of the roles in the Information Card ecosystem: Identity Providers to issue cards, Relying Parties to accept cards, and Identity Selectors to put the person in control by enabling them to employ Information Cards when and where they choose. And they're also for those of you who want to look under the hood and understand how it all works!
Earlier drafts of “Identity Selector Interoperability Profile V1.0” were called “A Technical Reference to the Information Card Profile V1.0”; “An Implementer’s Guide to the Identity Selector Interoperability Profile V1.0” was formerly known as “A Guide to Interoperating with the Information Card Profile V1.0”; “A Guide to Using the Identity Selector Interoperability Profile V1.0 within Web Applications and Browsers” was formerly known as “A Guide to Supporting Information Cards within Web Applications and Browsers as of the Information Card Profile V1.0”.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b94817fc-3991-4dd0-8e85-b73e626f6764&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)

Brief Description

This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.

Overview

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. The tool creates a log file named mrt.log in the %WINDIR%\debug folder.
To download the x64 version of Malicious Software Removal Tool, click here.
This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product.
Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month. New versions will be made available through this web page, Windows Update, and the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com.
To have the newest versions automatically delivered and installed as soon as they are released, set the Automatic Updates feature to Automatic. The version of this tool delivered by Windows Update runs on your computer once a month, in the background. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, run the version that is available from this Web page or use the version on the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site.
Please review KB890830 for the list of malicious software that the current version of the tool is capable of removing as well as usage instructions. Also, please be aware that this tool reports anonymous information back to Microsoft in the event that an infection is found or an error is encountered. The above KB article contains information on how to disable this functionality and what specific information is sent to Microsoft.
It is strongly recommended that you review KB891716 before you consider deploying this tool in an enterprise environment.
The user must be an administrator to run this tool. This tool will not run on any version of Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows NT 4.0.
Note that this download is now a multi-lingual tool. For all supported languages, the same tool will show the correct language depending on the language of the operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) x64

Brief Description

This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.

Overview

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. The tool creates a log file named mrt.log in the %WINDIR%\debug folder.
Note that x64 version of this tool will only run on Vista x64, Windows XP x64 and Windows 2003 x64 computers.
This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product.
Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month. New versions will be made available through this web page, Windows Update, and the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com.
To have the newest versions automatically delivered and installed as soon as they are released, set the Automatic Updates feature to Automatic. The version of this tool delivered by Windows Update runs on your computer once a month, in the background. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, run the version that is available from this Web page or use the version on the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site.
Please review KB890830 for the list of malicious software that the current version of the tool is capable of removing as well as usage instructions. Also, please be aware that this tool reports anonymous information back to Microsoft in the event that an infection is found or an error is encountered. The above KB article contains information on how to disable this functionality and what specific information is sent to Microsoft.
It is strongly recommended that you review KB891716 before you consider deploying this tool in an enterprise environment.
The user must be an administrator to run this tool. This tool will not run on any version of Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows NT 4.0.
Note that this download is now a multi-lingual tool. For all supported languages, the same tool will show the correct language depending on the language of the operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=585d2bde-367f-495e-94e7-6349f4effc74&DisplayLang=en

Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB955428)

Brief Description

Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB955428)

Overview

A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Works 8 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=458985c3-9c6f-4049-81cd-0d0389c81f11&DisplayLang=en

August 2008 Security Releases ISO Image

Brief Description

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on August 12th, 2008.

Overview

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on August 12th, 2008. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products. This DVD5 ISO image is intended for administrators that need to download multiple individual language versions of each security update and that do not use an automated solution such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). You can use this ISO image to download multiple updates in all languages at the same time.
Important:   Be sure to check the individual security bulletins at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security prior to deployment of these updates to ensure that the files have not been updated at a later date.
This DVD5 image contains the following updates:
KB944338 / (MS08-022)

  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

KB953838 / (MS08-045)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB952954 / (MS08-046)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

KB953733 / (MS08-047)

  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB951066 / (MS08-048)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB950974 / (MS08-049)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB946648 / (MS08-050)

  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad629d05-f2b2-47ab-8ef3-dbee36e8c60b&DisplayLang=en

Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

Brief Description

The Extended Security Update Inventory Tool is used to detect security bulletins not covered by MBSA including MS04-028, February 2005 bulletins, and future security bulletins that are exceptions to MBSA.

Overview

The SMS Extended Security Update Inventory tool is a scan tool built for the sole purpose of helping customers determine SMS client computers that may need security updates that are not detectable using the existing SMS Security Update Inventory Tool built on MBSA. Like the SMS Software Update Inventory tool, this tool also has the instructions for locating each applicable update, downloading it from Microsoft, and deploying it using SMS . The SMS Extended Security Update Inventory Tool is built on Enterprise Scan Tool (EST) detection technology. For more information about the exact detection capabilities of EST and how it differs from MBSA, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 894193. For more information on the SMS Extended Security Update Inventory Tool, please see the included user guide and release notes.
The security bulletins that are currently covered by this tool are as follows:

  • MS04-028
  • MS05-004
  • MS05-006
  • MS05-009
  • MS05-022
  • MS05-023
  • MS05-029
  • MS05-030
  • MS05-031
  • MS05-033
  • MS05-034
  • MS05-044
  • MS05-050
  • MS06-005
  • MS06-014
  • MS06-016
  • MS06-017
  • MS06-020
  • MS06-023
  • MS06-024
  • MS06-033
  • MS06-043
  • MS06-055
  • MS06-056
  • MS06-069
  • MS06-073
  • MS06-076
  • MS06-077
  • MS06-078
  • MS07-004
  • MS07-005
  • MS07-009
  • MS07-012
  • MS07-028
  • MS07-034
  • MS07-040
  • MS07-043
  • MS07-047
  • MS07-049
  • MS07-050
  • MS07-052
  • MS07-053
  • MS07-056
  • MS07-064
  • MS07-068
  • MS08-003
  • MS08-008
  • MS08-017
  • MS08-022
  • MS08-030
  • MS08-033
  • MS08-035
  • MS08-048
  • MS08-050

Note for users of previous versions of the tool: This download can be used to upgrade previous versions of the Extended Update Inventory Tool so that additional security update detection can be added for a given month's security updates.
NOTE: Starting with the July 2006 release, the version field will now reflect the actual version of the binary.

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Windows Messenger 5.1

Brief Description

Microsoft Windows Messenger allows real-time communication with other contacts using instant messaging services.

Overview

Windows Messenger allows real-time communication with other contacts who are using instant messaging (IM) services including those provided by the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) as offered by Microsoft Office Live Communications Server. Windows Messenger also provides connectivity to the Microsoft .NET Messenger service and Exchange 2000 Server Instant Messaging Service.
Windows Messenger 5.1 replaces Windows Messenger 5.0 and is the required version of Windows Messenger to take advantage of certain new features in Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005:

  • Federation (sharing IM and presence between two or more organizations)
  • Advanced architecture (higher availability and failover support)

For a complete list of fixes and changes in this version of Windows Messenger 5.1 please see KB article 899283.
If your organization uses Microsoft Windows XP Multilingual User Interface (MUI), download the Windows Messenger 5.1 Multilingual User Interface Package.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8d9eb73-5f8c-4b9a-940f-9157a3b3d774&DisplayLang=en

Multilingual User Interface Package for Windows Messenger 5.1

Brief Description

For Microsoft Windows XP Multilingual User Interface users. Download the Multilingual UI Pack for Windows Messenger version 5.1.

Overview

For Windows XP Multilingual User Interface users, the Multilingual UI Pack for Windows Messenger 5.1 is available from this page. Windows Messenger allows real-time communication with other contacts who are using instant messaging (IM) services including those provided by the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) as offered by Microsoft Office Live Communications Server. Windows Messenger also provides connectivity to the Microsoft .NET Messenger service and is the IM client of choice for businesses in managed environments.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a4816899-e092-4305-bdd4-290e65f734a4&DisplayLang=en

Office Live Update 1.2

Brief Description

The Office Live Update 1.2 for Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta makes working with Microsoft Office programs faster and lets you access workspaces from Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Overview

The Office Live Update 1.2 installs (1) performance updates to make using Office Live Workspace with Microsoft Office programs faster, (2) the latest Office Live Add-in for Microsoft Office that enables you to access your workspaces directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and (3) the Multiple Document Upload Tool and (4) the Firefox add-in to allow users of the Firefox browser to use Office Live Workspace with Microsoft Office.
The Office Live Update 1.2 auto-detects and installs these necessary updates to ensure optimum performance:

  • MSRC 9x0 Cumulative Security Update
  • Update for Office 2007 (KB 941637)
  • Update for Windows Vista (KB 933860)
  • Update for Windows Vista (KB 945145)
  • Update for Windows Vista (KB 945435)
  • Update for Windows Vista (KB 950759)
  • Update for Windows Vista (KB 948531)
  • Windows Live Sign-in Assistant

The Office Live Add-in adds new menu options in the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite and a toolbar in Microsoft Office XP and Office 2003. You will be able to open documents located in Office Live Workspace directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You will also be able to save files directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to Office Live Workspace.
The Multiple Document Upload Tool lets you add multiple documents to a workspace at once and even allows users to drag and drop files directly from their desktop.
If you use the Mozilla Firefox browser, the Microsoft Office Live Workspace Plug-In for Firefox lets you open, edit, and save Microsoft Office documents in Office Live Workspace directly from the browser using Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Firefox is a registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=db65641d-b71d-4602-a425-11fb187450e0&DisplayLang=en

Customer Connections (People Ready) Brochure

Brief Description

A 6 pager write up on how to Increase the value of customer relationships through sales, marketing and customer service excellence through Microsoft solutions.

Overview

A 6 pager write up on how to Increase the value of customer relationships through sales, marketing and customer service excellence through Microsoft solutions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aacc7dc5-4186-4760-9918-c0a36ab49f6f&DisplayLang=en

Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

Brief Description

Volume Licensing documents, including program guides, datasheets, and FAQs

Overview

The Microsoft Volume Licensing program guides provide comprehensive descriptions of Volume Licensing programs, including information about Microsoft Software Assurance. Download these guides to get details about things such as program features, benefits, requirements, pricing, and agreement structure.
The datasheets provide an overview of Volume Licensing programs. Use these documents to get at-a-glance information about benefits, licensing options, pricing, Software Assurance benefits, and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8798816-b0ba-4337-ba38-8fe2cf32b5d8&DisplayLang=en

Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

Brief Description

Volume Licensing documents, including program guides, datasheets, and FAQs

Overview

The Microsoft Volume Licensing program guides provide comprehensive descriptions of Volume Licensing programs, including information about Microsoft Software Assurance. Download these guides to get details about things such as program features, benefits, requirements, pricing, and agreement structure.
The datasheets provide an overview of Volume Licensing programs. Use these documents to get at-a-glance information about benefits, licensing options, pricing, Software Assurance benefits, and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8798816-b0ba-4337-ba38-8fe2cf32b5d8&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server Debuts in Top25 of World’s Top500 Largest Supercomputers

Brief Description

Ranked at 23, the NCSA ABE cluster performed at 68.5 TFlops and 77.7% efficiency.

Overview

The NCSA used a beta version of Windows HPC Server 2008 to achieve its 68.5 TFlops (teraflops) and 77.7 percent efficiency on 9,472 cores, making this facility one of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world and the fastest Windows cluster.
“This is about a ten percent improvement over the results we achieved running Linux,” said Robert Pennington, deputy director of the NCSA. “What makes these results even more impressive is that when we deployed Windows on our cluster, which has more than a thousand nodes, we went from bare metal to running the LINPACK benchmark programs in just four hours. We’ve never had a software setup on a supercomputing cluster go as quickly or as smoothly as that before.”

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0be6fe1c-f52b-48f2-a0fb-fe2910fcb675&DisplayLang=en

Synchronizing Images and Files in Windows Vista and XP Using Microsoft SyncToy

Brief Description

The Smart Way to Copy Files.
This white paper provides an overview of SyncToy, and explains how it can be used to enhance your file management workflow.

Overview

Increasingly, computer users are using different folders, drives, and even different computers (such as a laptop and a desktop) to store and retrieve files. There are new sources of files coming from every direction: digital cameras, e-mail, cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops. Yet managing hundreds or thousands of files is still largely a manual operation. In some cases it is necessary to move files from one place to another; in other cases there is a need to keep two storage locations exactly in sync. Some users manage files manually, dragging and dropping from one place to another and keeping a mental card catalog in their heads. Others use one or more applications of one sort or another to provide this functionality for them.
Now there is an easier way. SyncToy is a free PowerToy for Microsoft Windows XP that provides an easy to use, highly customizable program to help copy, move, and synchronize different directories. Most common operations can be performed with just a few clicks of the mouse, and additional customization is available without adding complexity. SyncToy can manage multiple sets of directories at the same time; it can combine files from two folders in one case, and mimic renames and deletes in another. Unlike other applications, SyncToy keeps track of renames to files and will make sure those changes get carried over to the synchronized folder.
Note: We've taken great care to ensure that this tool operates as it should, but it is not part of Windows and is not supported by Microsoft Technical Support. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about SyncToy. To speak to other users and contribute feedback about your experiences with SyncToy, please use the SyncToy File Synchronization forums accessible from http://forums.microsoft.com/sync/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=2026&SiteID=75.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=50fa5932-0685-4fe3-9605-536f39bd6c86&DisplayLang=en

SyncToy v2.0

Brief Description

SyncToy helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers quickly and easily.

Overview

Overview
SyncToy 2.0 for Windows is available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center. The easy to use, customizable application helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers.
There are files from all kinds of sources that we want to store and manage. Files are created by our digital cameras, e-mail, cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops. Increasingly, computer users are using different folders, drives, and even different computers (such as a laptop and a desktop) to store, manage, retrieve and view files. Yet managing hundreds or thousands of files is still largely a manual operation. In some cases it is necessary to regularly get copies of files from another location to add to primary location; in other cases there is a need to keep two storage locations exactly in sync. Some users manage files manually, dragging and dropping from one place to another and keeping track of whether the locations are synchronized in their heads. Other users may use two or more applications to provide this functionality.
Now there is an easier way. SyncToy, a free PowerToy for Microsoft Windows, is an easy to use, highly customizable program that helps users to do the heavy lifting involved with the copying, moving, and synchronization of different directories. Most common operations can be performed with just a few clicks of the mouse, and additional customization is available without additional complexity. SyncToy can manage multiple sets of folders at the same time; it can combine files from two folders in one case, and mimic renames and deletes in another case. Unlike other applications, SyncToy actually keeps track of renames to files and will make sure those changes get carried over to the synchronized folder.
We have collected feedback from the discussion forum on the Windows XP Professional Photography web site, from customer feedback surveys, from a large number of professional and hobbyist photographers at Microsoft, and from various world-wide forums, sites, reviews and blogs on the web. Based on your feedback, the following features were added to this release of SyncToy:

  • Dynamic Drive Letter Assignment: Drive letter reassignment will now be detected and updated in the folder pair definition.
  • True Folder Sync: Folder creates, renames and deletes are now synchronized for all SyncToy actions.
  • Exclusion Filtering Based on Name: File exclusion based on name with exact or fuzzy matching.
  • Filtering Based on File Attributes: The ability to exclude files based on one or more file attributes (Read-Only, System, Hidden).
  • Unattended Folder Pair Execution: Addressed issues related to running scheduled folder pairs while logged off.
  • Folder Pairs With Shared Endpoints: Ability for folder pairs associated with the same or different instances of SyncToy to share end-points.
  • Command line enhancements: Added the ability to manage folder pairs via the command line interface.
  • Re-Architect Sync Engine: The SyncToy engine has been rearchitected to provide scalability and the ability to add significant enhancements in future releases.
  • Sync engine is also more robust insomuch that many single, file level errors are skipped without affecting the entire sync operation.
  • Sync Encrypted Files: Sync of Encrypted files works when local folder and files are encrypted, which addresses the common scenario involving sync between local, encrypted laptop PC folder and remote, unencrypted desktop PC folder.
  • 64-Bit Support: SyncToy now has a native 64-bit build (x64 only) for 64-bit versions of Windows.
  • Folder pair rename
  • Sub-folder Exclusion Enhancements: Descendents created under excluded sub-folders are automatically excluded. Usability improvements for the sub-folder exclusion dialog.
  • Folder Pair Metadata Moved: Folder pair metadata removed from MyDocuments to resolve any issues with server-based folder pair re-direction setup.
  • Setup Improvements: Integrated setup with single self-extracting archive file and no extra downloads if you already have .NET Framework 2.0 installed. Enabled silent install for the SyncToy Installer file (see readme.txt file for more information). Removed combine and subscribe actions.
  • Removed combine and subscribe actions.

Please continue to send us feedback about our tool, using the SyncToy - File Synchronization forum (listed below).
Note: We've taken great care to ensure that this tool operates as it should, but it is not part of Windows and is not supported by Microsoft Technical Support. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about SyncToy. To speak to other users and contribute feedback about your experiences with SyncToy, please use the SyncToy forum at http://forums.microsoft.com/sync/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=2026&SiteID=75.

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