Infrastructure Development & Operations

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation

· Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

· Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8 Beta

· Windows HPC Server 2008 Overview Datasheet

· Update for Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (KB945367)

· Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1

· Windows Server 2008 Message Queuing Management Pack for Microsoft OpsMgr 2005

Solutions & Solution Development

· .NET Rocks! - Daniel Simmons on Entity Framework v1!

· .NET Rocks! - Stacy Harris Does Home Automation!

· ADO.NET Data Services Silverlight 2 B2 Client Refresh

· Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0

· Web Hosting Provider Enables Unprecedented Access to Services, Wows Customers

· Mix it up (Build it up) Experience the new web: Developing Next Generation Websites with Microsoft Tools

· .NET Rocks! - Udi Dahan Scales Web Applications!

· .NET Rocks! - Eric Swedin Looks Back in Time

· BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

· ASP.NET Hosting Deployment Guide

· Windows Home Server Developer Guidelines

· Internet Explorer Application Compatibility

· .NET Rocks! - Steve Smith on the Transition to Entrepeneur

· .NET Rocks! - Dan Simmons and Stephen Forte on the EF Advisory Council

· Creating OpenType Fonts Using the Visual OpenType Layout Tool (VOLT)

· Composite UI Application Block in C#

· .NET Rocks! - Soma!

· Open XML Format SDK 2.0

· Microsoft F#, September 2008 Community Technology Preview

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with SP1 Documentation

· Microsoft Antigen 9 with SP1 Readme

· Podcasts: How Microsoft IT Manages Physical Security through Strategic IT Convergence

· Visio 2007 Connector for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.1

Other

· HP Business Products and Offerings with Vista Business by Kevin Yap, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific (Presentation Decks)

· The Art of Manageability and Security Technology: Intel vPro by Davis Hong, Regional Business Development Manager, Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd (Presentation Deck)

· Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Demonstration By Christopher Perez Estonina, MDOP Specialist, Microsoft Asia Pacific Presentation Deck

· Realize Value - Microsoft 2007 Office Deployment and Adoption by Alan Dias, Solution Specialist, Information Worker, Microsoft Singapore (Presentation Deck)

· Vista with the TCS Difference Rajesh R. Bharthi Tata Consultancy Services (Presentation Deck)

· Straight From the Source - Optimized Desktop Deployment by Microsoft Services Lutz Seidemann, Lead Architect, Microsoft Asia Pacific (Presentation Deck)

· Lap top selector downloadable help guide

· Top 10 Questions to Ask

· Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

· The Microsoft Optimized Desktop Strategy by Jeff Johnson, Enterprise Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

· Welcome Address & Keynote - Haresh Khoobchandani, Director, Business and Marketing Organization, Microsoft Singapore

· EMEA case study resources

· Downloadable Help Guide

· Windows Media® Components for QuickTime

Infrastructure Development & Operations

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol technical documentation set provides technical specifications for Microsoft protocols, and Microsoft extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol technical documentation set provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft protocols and extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to interoperate or communicate natively with Microsoft Office client and other server products.
The documentation set 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=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool

Brief Description

for Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007
The Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration tool is designed for administrators who want to manage the process of remotely erasing lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised mobile devices.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration tool enables administrators to manage the process of remotely erasing lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised mobile devices.
By using the Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration tool, administrators can perform the following actions:
• View a list of all devices that are being used by any enterprise user
• Select/De-select devices to be remotely erased
• View the status of pending remote erase requests for each device
• View a transaction log that indicates which administrators have issued remote erase commands, in addition to the devices those commands pertained to
The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool is designed for use with Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Exchange Server 2007 RTM and SP1 and compatible mobile devices.
Download Guidance
There are three versions of the Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Adminstration Tool that you may download depending on the version of Exchange deployed in your organization.
First, for Exchange Server 2003 SP2 only deployments, please select the downloadable file named "MobileAdmin (Ex2003).exe".
Second, for Exchange Server 2007 only or mixed Exchange environments (Exchange Server 2007 and 2003 SP2) where this tool will be installed on a 32-bit Windows Operating System, please select the downloadable file named "MobileAdmin (32-bit).msi".
Third, for Exchange deployments similiar to the second deployment scenario above, but this tool will be installed on a 64bit Windows Operating System, please select the downloadable file named "MobileAdmin.msi".

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e6851d23-d145-4dbf-a2cc-e0b4c6301453&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

Brief Description

This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help.

Overview

The Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help can help you in the day-to-day administration of Exchange. Use this information to guide you through Exchange Server 2007 SP1 features, tasks, and administration procedures.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5eb0f9a0-2c49-4f2a-8a09-b981ed667821&DisplayLang=en

Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8 Beta

Brief Description

The Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8 Beta simplifies the creation, deployment and management of customized Internet Explorer 8 packages. IEAK 8 can be used to configure the out-of-box Internet Explorer 8 experience or to manage user settings after Internet Explorer 8 deployment.

Overview

Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8 Beta enables the most efficient way to deploy Internet Explorer 8 and manage Web-based solutions. Learn how to tailor a custom browser to meet your customers' needs. Visit the IEAK 8 Beta site on TechNet for more information on the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8 Beta.
Please note: You must have Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 installed on your computer in order for IEAK 8 Beta to run successfully.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=65033653-2721-4232-84e1-bf863631ba47&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server 2008 Overview Datasheet

Brief Description

Learn more about Windows HPC Server 2008, and how it brings the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to mainstream while enhancing end users' and cluster administrators' productivity.

Overview

Windows HPC Server 2008, the next generation of high-performance computing (HPC), provides enterprise-class tools for a highly productive HPC environment. Built on Windows Server 2008, 64-bit technology, Windows HPC Server 2008 can efficiently scale to thousands of processing cores and includes management consoles that help you to proactively monitor and maintain system health and stability. Job scheduling interoperability and flexibility enables integration between Windows and Linux based HPC platforms, and supports batch and service oriented application (SOA) workloads. Enhanced productivity, scalable performance, and ease of use are some of the features that make Windows HPC Server 2008 best-of-breed for Windows environments.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=360b83fb-4000-43e2-b6e8-be4373ad9c94&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (KB945367)

Brief Description

Software update for WinFLP running IE7
Software update to correct autocomplete failure in IE7 running on WinFLP

Overview

There is a missing file dependency on WinFLP without Local Management installed required for IE7 Autocomplete. This update provides the missing dependency needed to support Autocomplete functionality in IE7.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=76651135-9390-4168-9c9f-a08d6f783279&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1

Brief Description

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment.

Overview

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1 unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. The fourth generation deployment accelerator adds integration with recently released Microsoft deployment technologies to create a single path for image creation and automated installation. MDT’s tools and end-to-end guidance reduce deployment time, standardize desktop and server images, limit service disruptions, reduce post-deployment help desk costs, and improve security and ongoing configuration management.
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit technologies eliminate interaction time required to install desktop and server operating systems. Interaction at the targeted computer may take a few moments using the Lite Touch Installation (LTI) method or it can be completely automated using Zero Touch Installation (ZTI). Zero Touch Installation utilizes Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 or Systems Management Server 2003 with the Operating System Deployment Feature Pack. Lite Touch Installation can be used when software distribution tools are not in place.
Microsoft Deployment Tookit 2008 Update 1 also uses Configuration Manager 2007’s stand-alone media-initiated operating system deployment feature. This release offers project management guidance for all deployment roles and separates technical documentation for the products and technologies to facilitate automation tasks.
What’s New in MDT 2008 Update 1?
MDT 2008 Update 1 includes new capability for OEM preload scenarios, a revised System Center Operations Manager Management Pack, bug fixes, and revised documentation. The installer package of this updated version provides guidance only in the .chm help file format.
MDT 2008 Update 1 enables deployment of the following Microsoft products:

  • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate (32 and 64 bit) RTM and SP1
  • Office Professional, Professional Plus, Enterprise, and Ultimate 2007
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3 (32 and 64 bit) or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Choosing the Right Version
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1 is offered in two versions to support Solution Accelerator component installation on x64 or x86 hosts. Select the version that corresponds with your host hardware type. Both versions of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit support deployment of x86 and x64 Windows operating systems.
The Quick Start and Getting Started guides for MDT 2008 Update 1 are available as a separate download on this page for those who want to quickly evaluate MDT by viewing condensed, step-by-step instructions for using it to install Windows operating systems.
Note If you are upgrading from a previous version of Microsoft Deployment, follow the instructions available here in order to preserve the deployment point configuration.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at SATfdbk@microsoft.com

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Message Queuing Management Pack for Microsoft OpsMgr 2005

Brief Description

The Message Queuing MP monitors core Message Queuing components in the Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Overview

The Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Message Queuing Management Pack for Operations Manager 2005 collects the events that the Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) product places in the Windows Server 2008 event logs and the performance data that is available through the performance counters. This management pack allows administrators to monitor the health of the Message Queuing deployment and address events that might indicate possible service outages or configuration problems. The management pack monitors the following components of Message Queuing:

  • Message Queuing Service
  • Message Queuing Triggers
  • Message Queuing Windows 2000 Client Support

Release History

  • 9/5/2008 - Original release, version 05.0.5101.0000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3264d7d9-80be-4552-b2c3-c0b738255aa5&DisplayLang=en

Solutions & Solution Development

.NET Rocks! - Daniel Simmons on Entity Framework v1!

Brief Description

Dan Simmons is back this time to announce the release of the Entity Framework, and to answer some questions about it's architecture and use. Version 1 will ship around August 11th.

Overview

Daniel Simmons is dev manager for the Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL team where his mission is to build a team and a product that will fundamentally change the way we build data-centric software. He has been at Microsoft for 10 years working on a variety of products. Before coming to Microsoft he worked as a consultant, founded an ISP and engaged in various other software pursuits.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b896f002-8605-4082-996d-a5b6b23a2081&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Stacy Harris Does Home Automation!

Brief Description

Charles Stacy Harris talks about technologies used to automate his home using .NET interfaces. Geek out!

Overview

Charles Stacy Harris III - Is a Senior Software Architect with Microsoft Services. Stacy has been part of Microsoft's field services organization since 1992. In that time he has developed a wide range of software including device drivers for custom hardware, customer service applications, e-commerce web sites, prototypes for advanced aircraft instrumentation and was even on loan to the Microsoft Cluster Server development team for a short time.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb7979d3-7d56-4cf8-8cbd-c9eef1ab8b64&DisplayLang=en

ADO.NET Data Services Silverlight 2 B2 Client Refresh

Brief Description

Refresh to enable the Data Services client in Silverlight 2 Beta 2 to interoperate with Data Services in .NET 3.5 SP1 RTM

Overview

This refresh consists of an updated version of System.Data.Services.Client.dll for Silverlight 2 Beta 2 that enables the Data Services client in Silverlight 2 Beta 2 to interoperate with Data Services in .NET 3.5 SP1 RTM.
Note that this refresh is only a temporary release to allow continued interoperability between the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 data services client and server. It's an unsupported release and still a Beta release. Once Silverlight 2 RTM is released, all developers should stop using this release and use the Data Services library included in the Silverlight 2 SDK RTM release.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cf8f88c3-d869-46de-a7bf-fb7712c791b7&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0

Brief Description

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.0 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Microsoft® Windows Vista, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows® Internet Explorer® in your environment.

Overview

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.0 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Microsoft® Windows Vista® operating system and which require further testing. ACT helps customers lower their costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize their applications, and deploy Windows Vista more quickly.
You can use the ACT features to:

  • Verify an application's compatibility with a new version of the Windows operating system, or a Windows Update, including determining your risk assessment.
  • Become involved in the ACT Community, including sharing your risk assessment with other ACT users.
  • Test your Web applications and Web sites for compatibility with new releases and security updates to the Windows® Internet Explorer® Internet browser.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971&DisplayLang=en

Web Hosting Provider Enables Unprecedented Access to Services, Wows Customers

Brief Description

DiscountASP.NET has begun offering shared hosting services based Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Internet Information Services 7.0, and ASP.NET 3.5

Overview

No shared hosting service provider would agree to provide full server administrator privileges directly to customers—yet increasing numbers of customers at DiscountASP.NET wanted to modify their Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0-based Web sites using parameters that required such privileges. DiscountASP.NET had built a set of tools accessible through a control panel that enabled indirect access to some of these parameters, but developing those tools was a complex and costly process. Under Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0, though, DiscountASP.NET officials have found that they can use the Web server’s feature delegation capabilities and ASP.NET enhancements to enable customer access to key Web service parameters quickly, securely, and more cost-effectively than ever.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ed516f5c-8ef5-4d25-a6ad-bf203480c47d&DisplayLang=en

Mix it up (Build it up) Experience the new web: Developing Next Generation Websites with Microsoft Tools

Brief Description

This website is a site for customers to download the past events resources e.g. powerpoints and view video. For each series of mix it up, there will be posting of speaker powerpoint slides for customers to download.

Overview

This website is a site for customer to download the past events resources e.g. powerpoints and view video. For each series of mix it up, there will be posting of speaker powerpoint slides for customers to download. The powerpoints include

  1. Keynote: Creating applications and mash-ups on the web.
  2. Mix 01: Building facebook applications with visual studio 2008.
  3. Mix02: Enhance your web applications with Windows Live.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=20cb2802-5fd8-4f0f-a419-e3fd19ea7512&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Udi Dahan Scales Web Applications!

Brief Description

Udi Dahan is back to talk to the guys about scaling web applications. This is an area of expertise for Richard as well as Udi, so you know you'll get your money's worth out of this one!

Overview

Udi Dahan is The Software Simplist, recognized by Microsoft Corporation with the coveted Most Valuable Professional award for Solutions Architecture now 3 years running. Udi is a Connected Technologies Advisor working with Microsoft on WCF, WF, and Oslo. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Microsoft Software Factories Initiative and the Patterns & Practices’ Prism Project. He provides clients all over the world with training, mentoring and high-end architecture consulting services, specializing in Service-Oriented, scalable and secure .NET architecture design. Udi is a member of the European Speakers Bureau of the International .NET Association, a founding member of the Architect Training Committee of the International Association of Software Architects, a Dr. Dobb’s sponsored expert on Web Services, SOA, & XML, a frequent conference presenter, and a regularly published author.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4dad5ed8-86c3-4399-aca7-fa55d6d4ce3e&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Eric Swedin Looks Back in Time

Brief Description

Mark Dunn joins Carl for this fun look back at the history of computers with Eric Swedin, author of Computers: The Life Story of a Technology.

Overview

Eric G. Swedin is an associate professor at Weber State University in the Information Systems and Technologies department, specializing in information security and interdisciplinary studies. He teaches students how to be hackers so that they may defend against hackers. His doctorate is in the history of science and technology and he regularly teaches history classes at Weber State. His publications include numerous articles, three history books, and a historical mystery novel, The Killing of Greybird (2004). Eric lives in a 125 year old house with his wife Betty and four children. His web site is www.swedin.org.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=76bd2f46-2596-43b9-b32c-65c129ff9823&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

Brief Description

Newly released documentation for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 in two formats: CHM and HxS.

Overview

This download includes updated and new content for BizTalk Server 2006 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4e6a9d40-dbfc-4474-826a-ddeca287e57d&DisplayLang=en

ASP.NET Hosting Deployment Guide

Brief Description

The ASP.NET Deployment Guide is a reference for web hosters who are interested in adding ASP.NET 3.5 to their existing Windows hosting service.

Overview

This white paper provides an overview of the features and benefits of Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5. Hosters who offer ASP.NET hosting will be able to use the setup and configuration recommendations to integrate ASP.NET into their hosting solution. This whitepaper also includes information that enables hosters who have not yet implemented ASP.NET to evaluate requirements for implementing ASP.NET 3.5 into their hosting environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9e33ea25-666c-47fa-ac52-8d04785c4bd2&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Developer Guidelines

Brief Description

This document provides guidelines for developers who are writing applications for Windows Home Server.

Overview

This document is a supplement to the Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows Home Server, and it provides guidelines for developers who are writing applications for Windows Home Server. Follow these guidelines to improve the user experience of your applications.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fd907752-0db0-4a6f-846d-974c19cd08fe&DisplayLang=en

Internet Explorer Application Compatibility

Brief Description

The Internet Explorer Application Compatibility article describes in detail the application compatibility events that are logged by Windows Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 7.

Overview

The Internet Explorer Application Compatibility article describes in detail the application compatibility events that are logged by Windows Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 7. These events are used by the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 7 and which require further testing. This article describes the application compatibility events, when the events are triggered, and workarounds to fix the application compatibility issues.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=12eb7b94-3a05-4a0b-945c-14362a188901&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Steve Smith on the Transition to Entrepeneur

Brief Description

Steven Smith talk with Carl and Mark Dunn about changing careers from software developer to small business owner. All three have made the jump and share their experiences.

Overview

Steven Smith is president of AspAlliance.com and AspAdvice.com. He is a Microsoft Regional Director, an ASP.NET MVP, and an ASPInsider Board Member. He is an INETA Speaker Bureau member, and author of two books on ASP.NET. Steve is also an Army Reserve officer, and spent most of 2004 in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=af3c9b51-eaca-4f94-b032-a90ef84f1aec&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Dan Simmons and Stephen Forte on the EF Advisory Council

Brief Description

Dan Simmons is back with Stephen Forte, a member of the EF Advisory Council, a group of outsiders who were brought in to help shape future direction for the EF. You might be surprised at who else was on the council, and what they are thinking about for the next version.

Overview

Daniel Simmons is dev manager for the Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL team where his mission is to build a team and a product that will fundamentally change the way we build data-centric software. He has been at Microsoft for 10 years working on a variety of products. Before coming to Microsoft he worked as a consultant, founded an ISP and engaged in various other software pursuits.
Stephen Forte is a partner in the Accord Advisory Group, a global strategic consulting group. Prior he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Corzen, Inc, a New York based provider of online market research data for Wall Street Firms. Corzen was acquired by Wanted Technologies (TXV: WAN) in 2007. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the CTO of Zagat Survey in New York City and also was co-founder and CTO of the New York based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group. He currently an MVP, INETA speaker and is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group. Stephen has an MBA from the City University of New York (Baruch College). Stephen is training for a return to Mt. Everest this fall.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6f3c25d7-5718-4b0a-a508-328ba1954538&DisplayLang=en

Creating OpenType Fonts Using the Visual OpenType Layout Tool (VOLT)

Brief Description

Microsoft Font Development Training Series
This step-by-step tutorial will help you learn more about the Microsoft Visual OpenType Layout Tool (VOLT)

Overview

This step-by-step tutorial will help you learn more about the Microsoft Visual OpenType Layout Tool (VOLT). VOLT provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface to add OpenType layout tables to fonts with TrueType outlines.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fc5802b7-f78b-43cf-98bd-ddedea3fcad1&DisplayLang=en

Composite UI Application Block in C#

Brief Description

The Composite UI Application Block provides proven practices to build complex smart client user interfaces based on well known design patterns such as the Composite Pattern.

Overview

The Composite UI Application Block is a reusable, source code-based component based on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. It provides proven practices to build complex smart client user interfaces based on well known design patterns such as the Composite Pattern in which simple user interface parts can be combined to create complex solutions, but at the same time allowing these parts to be independently developed, tested, and deployed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b9ba1a7-dd6d-4144-8ac6-df88223aee19&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Soma!

Brief Description

Richard and Carl talk to Microsoft Executive S. Somasegar about his experiences at Microsoft from his early days working on systems like OS/2, NT, Windows 2000 to overseeing the Developer Division of Microsoft.

Overview

As senior vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, S. Somasegar leads the teams responsible for providing tools and developer platform technologies targeted at developers, designers and teams involved in software development. This includes Visual Studio for professional developers, Visual Studio Team System for software development teams, Visual Studio Express and Popfly for non-professional developers and hobbyists, and Expression Studio for designers. On the developer platform technologies, this includes providing a consistent programming model in .NET that spans the client, Web, servers, devices and services platform continuum via the Common Language Runtime, .NET Framework, Windows Presentation Framework, Silverlight and .NET Compact Framework.
Somasegar is also responsible for the Web server platform including IIS, Media Server and Commerce Server. His team also owns the key Microsoft Web properties, specifically Microsoft.com, MSDN and TechNet that provide a communication channel to connect with Microsoft customers including the developer and IT Pro audience and help them be successful using Microsoft technologies. Somasegar's group also drives the cross-company parallel computing initiative.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8a094f87-e4da-4210-80d9-28a8d78bc4fa&DisplayLang=en

Open XML Format SDK 2.0

Brief Description

September 2008 Community Technical Preview (CTP)
This download provides strongly typed part classes for use with Open XML documents.

Overview

Open XML is an open ECMA 376 standard and is also approved as the ISO/IEC 29500 standard that defines a set of XML schemas for representing spreadsheets, charts, presentations, and word processing documents. Microsoft Office Word® 2007, Microsoft Office Excel® 2007, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007 all use Open XML as the default file format.
The Open XML file formats are useful for developers because they use an open standard and are based on well-known technologies: ZIP and XML.
The Open XML Format SDK 2.0 is built on top of the System.IO.Packaging API and provides strongly typed part classes to manipulate Open XML documents. The SDK also uses the .NET Framework Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) technology to provide strongly typed object access to the XML content inside the parts of Open XML documents.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6e744e5-36e9-45f5-8d8c-331df206e0d0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft F#, September 2008 Community Technology Preview

Brief Description

F# is a type-safe, scalable language for the .NET platform that supports both functional and object-oriented programming. This CTP release includes the F# compiler and tools, as well as Visual Studio 2008 integration for F# development.

Overview

The F# September 2008 CTP provides all the tools and resources needed to develop applications with the F# programming language.
F# is a functional programming language for the .NET Framework. It combines the succinct, expressive and compositional style of functional programming with the runtime, libraries, interoperability, and object model of .NET.
F# is well suited to a spectrum of development tasks - from interactive, explorative scripting to component and large-scale software development. The CTP release of F# provides further support for explorative development using F#, as well as improved Visual Studio integration to enable large-scale, tool-based software development.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=61ad6924-93ad-48dc-8c67-60f7e7803d3c&DisplayLang=en

Security, Policy & Compliance

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with SP1 Documentation

Brief Description

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with SP1 Documentation

Overview

Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 integrates multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms into a comprehensive, layered solution, helping protect your Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments from viruses, worms, spam, and inappropriate content.
This new release provides support for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and Windows Server 2008, as well as content filtering and manageability enhancements. These enhancements include:

  • Seamless support for organizations running IPv6.
  • Improved content filtering with installable keyword lists that can be used to eliminate email containing profanity in eleven supported languages.
  • Improved integration with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager through new management packs that allow administrators to proactively monitor the state of their Exchange 2007 protection.
  • Increased flexibility for scanning or blocking high compression zip files and RAR archives.

Note: Forefront Security for Exchange users who are running Exchange 2007 RTM and wish to upgrade to Exchange 2007 SP1 must first upgrade to Forefront Security for Exchange SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5cd4e36e-2dab-44d6-990e-3b8184b1cb1b&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Antigen 9 with SP1 Readme

Brief Description

The Messaging Security Suite includes Antigen for Exchange, Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Antigen Spam Manager, and provides server-level protection against the latest e-mail threats.

Overview

The Messaging Security Suite includes Antigen for Exchange, Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Antigen Spam Manager, and provides server-level protection against the latest e-mail threats.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7793ba73-50c0-4e07-9cd9-211558cbd890&DisplayLang=en

Podcasts: How Microsoft IT Manages Physical Security through Strategic IT Convergence

Brief Description

The purpose of World Wide Security Operations is to protect Microsoft’s assets in a manner consistent with corporate culture.

Overview

The purpose of World Wide Security Operations is to protect Microsoft’s assets in a manner consistent with corporate culture. Through the strategic deployment of security systems, Corporate Security is improving the way that they protect Microsoft assets, information, and employees. The goal of this story is to describe the MS and partner “secure by design” technologies that support access control, monitoring solutions, and incident response and real-time communication solutions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b72ea3fb-6905-48b6-a987-cc4c032de7e1&DisplayLang=en

Visio 2007 Connector for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.1

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Connector for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) lets you view the results of an MBSA scan in a clear, comprehensive Microsoft Office Visio 2007 network diagram.

Overview

The Visio 2007 Connector for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.1 lets you view the results of an MBSA scan in a clear, comprehensive Visio 2007 network diagram. You must have both Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional and MBSA 2.1, a free security tool from Microsoft, for this connector to work properly.

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HP Business Products and Offerings with Vista Business by Kevin Yap, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific (Presentation Decks)

Brief Description

HP Business Products and Offerings with Vista Business by Kevin Yap, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific (Presentation Decks)

Overview

HP Business Products and Offerings with Vista Business by Kevin Yap, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific (Presentation Decks)

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The Art of Manageability and Security Technology: Intel vPro by Davis Hong, Regional Business Development Manager, Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd (Presentation Deck)

Brief Description

The Art of Manageability and Security Technology: Intel vPro by Davis Hong, Regional Business Development Manager, Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd (Presentation Deck)

Overview

The Art of Manageability and Security Technology: Intel vPro by Davis Hong, Regional Business Development Manager, Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd (Presentation Deck)

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Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Demonstration By Christopher Perez Estonina, MDOP Specialist, Microsoft Asia Pacific Presentation Deck

Brief Description

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Demonstration By Christopher Perez Estonina, MDOP Specialist, Microsoft Asia Pacific Presentation Deck

Overview

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Demonstration By Christopher Perez Estonina, MDOP Specialist, Microsoft Asia Pacific Presentation Deck

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Realize Value - Microsoft 2007 Office Deployment and Adoption by Alan Dias, Solution Specialist, Information Worker, Microsoft Singapore (Presentation Deck)

Brief Description

Realize Value - Microsoft 2007 Office Deployment and Adoption by Alan Dias, Solution Specialist, Information Worker, Microsoft Singapore

Overview

Realize Value - Microsoft 2007 Office Deployment and Adoption by Alan Dias, Solution Specialist, Information Worker, Microsoft Singapore (Presentation Deck)

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Vista with the TCS Difference Rajesh R. Bharthi Tata Consultancy Services (Presentation Deck)

Brief Description

Vista with the TCS Difference Rajesh R. Bharthi Tata Consultancy Services (Presentation Deck)

Overview

Vista with the TCS Difference Rajesh R. Bharthi Tata Consultancy Services (Presentation Deck)

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Straight From the Source - Optimized Desktop Deployment by Microsoft Services Lutz Seidemann, Lead Architect, Microsoft Asia Pacific (Presentation Deck)

Brief Description

Straight From the Source - Optimized Desktop Deployment by Microsoft Services Lutz Seidemann, Lead Architect, Microsoft Asia Pacific (Presentation Deck)

Overview

Straight From the Source - Optimized Desktop Deployment by Microsoft Services Lutz Seidemann, Lead Architect, Microsoft Asia Pacific (Presentation Deck)

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Lap top selector downloadable help guide

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Lap top selector downloadable help guide

Overview

Lap top selector downloadable help guide

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Top 10 Questions to Ask

Brief Description

Top 10 Questions to Ask

Overview

Top 10 Questions to Ask when selecting new pcs

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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.

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The Microsoft Optimized Desktop Strategy by Jeff Johnson, Enterprise Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Brief Description

The Microsoft Optimized Desktop Strategy by Jeff Johnson, Enterprise Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation Presentation Deck

Overview

The Microsoft Optimized Desktop Strategy by Jeff Johnson, Enterprise Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation Presentation Deck

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Welcome Address & Keynote - Haresh Khoobchandani, Director, Business and Marketing Organization, Microsoft Singapore

Brief Description

Welcome Address & Keynote - Haresh Khoobchandani, Director, Business and Marketing Organization, Microsoft Singapore Presentation Deck

Overview

Welcome Address & Keynote - Haresh Khoobchandani, Director, Business and Marketing Organization, Microsoft Singapore Presentation Deck

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EMEA case study resources

Brief Description

EMEA case study resources

Overview

Word and PowerPoint for GCRP programme

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Downloadable Help Guide

Brief Description

Downloadable Help Guide

Overview

Downloadable Help Guide

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Windows Media® Components for QuickTime

Brief Description

With Windows Media® Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac™, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser.

Overview

With Windows Media® for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac™, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser.
Optimized for High-Definition Playback:
Windows Media® Components for QuickTime has been highly optimized for Power Mac G4 and G5 and Intel computers and supports playback of high-definition Windows Media video files.
Upgrade to Advanced Features:
Windows Media playback is provided for free. By upgrading, you can import Windows Media files for editing and create Windows Media files for distribution. To learn more about these advanced features, visit the Flip4Mac Web site.

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