Infrastructure Development & Operations

· Update for Outlook 2003 (KB924423)

· Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Drive Extender

· Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Home Networking

· Windows Home Server Technical Brief for User Accounts and Shared Folders

· Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 International Client Packs

· Windows Home Server Getting Started Guide

· Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Remote Access

· Windows Springboard Series: Windows Vista Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

· Infrastructure Planning and Design

· Windows HPC Server 2008 Reviewers Guide

· Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8 Beta

· Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Media Sharing

· Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Home Computer Backup and Restore

· Windows Essential Business Server Preparation and Planning Wizards

· System Center Essentials 2007 Management Pack for System Center Essentials 2007

· Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Archive

· Microsoft Network Monitor 3.2

· Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Guidance

· Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005

· Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Design and Deployment Guide for Windows HPC Server 2008

· Windows HPC Server 2008: V1/V2 Compatibility

· Installation of Fedora Samba for Windows Active Directory Compatibility

· Installation Instructions for Cluster Corp Rocks+ on the HP Proliant DL145 G2 Based Cluster

· Windows HPC Server 2008 Technical Overview

· Windows HPC Server 2008 Job Scheduler

· Windows HPC Server 2008 System Management Overview

· Windows HPC Server 2008 Job Templates

· Installation Instructions for a Windows HPC Server 2008 Based Cluster on HP Proliant DL145 G2 Hardware

· Installation of Fedora 8 Linux to Access a Windows HPC Server 2008 Cluster

· The Windows HPC Server 2008 Cluster in a Linux Environment

Solutions & Solution Development

· Windows Vista Dictation Resource Kit

· Changed Element List - Microsoft Dynamics AX v4.0 SP2 to v2009 - English

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Virtual PC

· Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Repairing Default OLAP Cubes

· Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image

· Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

· Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows XP

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

· DHTML Behaviors Archive

· Windows Springboard Series: AppV™ Application Virtualization

· Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0 Beta

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

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

· PPTs and Demos for Introductory SharePoint Developer Modules

· Hands on Labs for Developing Applications on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

· Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 Developer Evaluation VPC Image

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Windows Client Springboard Series: BitLocker Drive Encryption

· September 2008 Security Release ISO Image

· Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

· Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for Security Solutions Datasheet

· Microsoft Antigen SP1 Documentation

Other

· Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

· Microsoft Pro Photo Tools version 2

· Microsoft Campus Agreement and School Agreement Program Guides

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Trial Evaluation Software

· Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Collaboration Track

· Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Unified Communications (UC) Track

· Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Enterprise Search Track

· Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Track

· Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Track

· Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Business Intelligence

· Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral

· Sample Flickr Plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery

· Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1 Beta 2

· Visio Educational Shapes

· MSN Toolbar 3.0

· Office 2007 IW Excitement Posters

· Windows HPC Partner Datasheets

· EMEA case study resources

· Ultracam Datasheet

· Zune Client software, version 3.0

Infrastructure Development & Operations

Update for Outlook 2003 (KB924423)

Brief Description

This update provides holidays for the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 calendar for the years 2007 through 2012.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Outlook 2003 (KB924423).
Note: Users of Indonesian, Malay, Urdu, and Vietnamese language versions of Microsoft Office 2003 can download and install office2003-KB924423-fullfile-enu.exe. Refer to the Instructions section below for details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=32c24709-50b5-4698-b5cb-be7d6765fe3a&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Drive Extender

Brief Description

This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Drive Extender.

Overview

This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Drive Extender. Learn about configuring your home server’s storage and adding / removing hard drives.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=40c6c9cc-b85f-45fe-8c5c-f103c894a5e2&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Home Networking

Brief Description

This technical brief provides an in-depth look at home networking and how it applies to Windows® Home Server.

Overview

This technical brief provides an in-depth look at home networking and how it applies to Windows® Home Server. Learn how to protect, connect, and organize your files, photo, music, and videos.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=503dd137-eb82-4a62-92b4-8a3b74e86afc&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Technical Brief for User Accounts and Shared Folders

Brief Description

You can use the Shared Folders and User Accounts features in Windows Home Server to centrally store, protect and access your data on your home server.

Overview

You can use the Shared Folders and User Accounts features in Windows Home Server to centrally store, protect and access your data on your home server. Files can be accessed from both within your home network and remotely from the web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5929ecd3-0050-41d6-ae16-547dea4a0c06&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 International Client Packs

Brief Description

International Client Packs (ICPs) contain international-language clients to use with System Center Configuration Manager (SC Config Mgr) 2007 SP1. ICP downloads contain only the Config Mgr client files, not the English-language SC Config Mgr 2007 SP1, which is required.

Overview

International Client Packs (ICPs) contain international-language clients to use with System Center Configuration Manager (SC Config Mgr) 2007 SP1. ICP downloads contain only the Config Mgr client files, not the English-language SC Config Mgr 2007 SP1, which is required.
ICP1 contains the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

ICP2 contains all languages from ICP1 plus the following:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=76739d39-50a9-436f-9c3b-32a1aafb9154&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Getting Started Guide

Brief Description

Follow these easy instructions to get Windows Home Server quickly set up and configured.

Overview

This document contains information about installing and configuring Windows Home Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=79c0cd3a-5d91-4f7c-b1ce-40eb07a98d54&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Remote Access

Brief Description

This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Remote Access.

Overview

This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Remote Access. Learn about enabling, testing, troubleshooting, and customizing Remote Access.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8505e3a8-bbbc-445d-ba65-13782661dcb0&DisplayLang=en

Windows Springboard Series: Windows Vista Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Brief Description

WWindows Springboard Series: Windows Vista Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Fei Lu describes the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology in Windows Vista, and scenarios where organizations can take advantage of the flexibility this technology offers.

Overview

Fei Lu describes the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology in Windows Vista, and scenarios where organizations can take advantage of the flexibility this technology offers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bf4c9c7d-4028-4801-8e35-d20051b8f245&DisplayLang=en

Infrastructure Planning and Design

Brief Description

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.

Overview

Infrastructure Planning and Design guides share a common structure, including:

  • Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process.
  • Listing of decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.
  • Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.
  • Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.

These guides complement product documentation by focusing on infrastructure design options.
Each guide leads the reader through critical infrastructure design decisions, in the appropriate order, evaluating the available options for each decision against its impact on critical characteristics of the infrastructure. The IPD Series highlights when service and infrastructure goals should be validated with the organization and provides additional questions that should be asked of service stakeholders and decision makers.
IPD consists of the following downloadable packages:

  • New! Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design Series Introduction
  • Internet Information Services 7.0
  • Selecting the Right NAP Architecture
  • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
  • Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
  • Windows Server Virtualization (for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1)

The guides are available as individual downloads or as a single all-in-one package.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at SATfdbk@microsoft.com

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server 2008 Reviewers Guide

Brief Description

Get more details on Windows HPC Server 2008, including a step-by-step guide on how to deploy a Windows HPC cluster.

Overview

Windows HPC Server 2008 brings the power, performance, and scale of high-performance computing (HPC) to mainstream computing. The centralized management and deployment interface in Windows HPC Server helps to simplify deployment for both large and small compute clusters, providing a simple and effective management experience to increase the productivity of cluster administrators, while offering seamless security, storage, and desktop access to cluster resources and management.
Windows HPC Server 2008 comprises Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft HPC Pack 2008. The Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 includes a highly scalable Job Scheduler that provides support for interactive service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications using HPC for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and for parallel jobs using Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MS-MPI). Administrators can set up essential applications from key independent software vendors (ISVs) on the cluster to help meet business needs in a timely, cost-effective, and highly productive manner; users can submit and monitor jobs from within familiar ISV applications without having to become familiar with new user interfaces.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fc84e0ee-a56a-474f-8660-a57fa79e9e08&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 Home Server Technical Brief for Media Sharing

Brief Description

This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Media Sharing.

Overview

This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Media Sharing. Learn about configuring your home server to share photos, music and videos with your home computers and media playback devices attached to your home network.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5a474540-3f02-4e8d-88d7-e9b793a6403f&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Home Computer Backup and Restore

Brief Description

This technical brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Home Computer Backup and Restore.

Overview

Windows® Home Server will automatically backup your home computers to the home server and allow you to easily restore the entire computer or an individual file or folder to a previous point in time. The Windows Home Server Backup solution backs up only the data that has not already been backed up. Even if you have several copies of the same data on different computers, the data is backed up only once on your home server and your home server keeps track of what data was stored on each home computer on each day. This makes it efficient in the time it takes for backups to complete and the amount of space that is used on your home server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=196fe38c-df20-4e19-92ca-6bda7bec3ecb&DisplayLang=en

Windows Essential Business Server Preparation and Planning Wizards

Brief Description

The Preparation and Planning Wizards help you prepare your environment and plan for deployment of Windows Essential Business Server.

Overview

Windows® Essential Business Server (EBS) provides an integrated server and management system for businesses that have up to 300 users or computers. The Preparation and Planning Wizards help you prepare your environment and plan for deployment of Windows EBS, The Preparation Wizard scans your network environment and identifies issues that you need to correct to be able to deploy Windows EBS. The tool runs about 100 environment checks and provides data and documentation links to address the issues found. The Planning Wizard collects information about the network settings that you will need to install Windows EBS.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e3906025-00e3-407d-bf5b-99d546021923&DisplayLang=en

System Center Essentials 2007 Management Pack for System Center Essentials 2007

Brief Description

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 Management Pack: This Management Pack contains monitoring for System Center Essentials 2007

Overview

The System Center Essentials 2007 Management Pack contains definitions and workflows for features within System Center Essentials 2007. This update resolves an issue where the Remote Assistance task fails to execute if the Essentials console is running on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. Refer to KB956890 for more information.
Release History

  • 2/21/2008 - Original release with System Center Essentials 2007 SP1, Version 6.0.1885.0
  • 9/16/2008 - Updated MP to resolve issue preventing Remote Assistance from being run on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Version 6.0.1885.1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8f74cc26-5e0e-42f1-96cc-7ae064099190&DisplayLang=en

Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Archive

Brief Description

Business Desktop Deployment is a previous version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). For customers still using a version of BDD (BDD 2007, BDD 2.5) or a previous version of MDT, the downloads are available below.

Overview

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1 is the new version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD). MDT is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. Customers still using versions of BDD (BDD 2007 and BDD 2.5) or previous versions of MDT (Microsoft Deployment and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008) can download the files from this page.
Previous versions and their approximate release dates are:

  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008, March 2008
  • Microsoft Deployment, November 2007
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Update 2, March 2008
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Patch 1, May 2007
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007, January 2007
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2.5, August 2005

Microsoft continues to support BDD 2007 and will update it only for critical bug fixes. No further BDD 2007 releases are planned. BDD 2.5 no longer is supported. MDT 2008 Update 1 replaces all prior versions and provides additional support for new OS versions and deployment scenarios. MDT 2008 Update 1 is the upgrade path for users of older versions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=02a2605d-51e8-469f-be4a-1dd2af580502&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Network Monitor 3.2

Brief Description

Network Protocol Analyzer
Tool to allow capturing and protocol analysis of network traffic.

Overview

Network Monitor 3.2 is a protocol analyzer. It allows you to capture network traffic, view and analyze it. Version 3.2 is an update and replaces Network Monitor 3.1. Network Monitor 3.x is a complete overhaul of the previous Network Monitor 2.x version.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f4db40af-1e08-4a21-a26b-ec2f4dc4190d&DisplayLang=en

Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Guidance

Brief Description

Technical documentation for planning, deployment, and operations of Volume Activation 2.0 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Includes the Volume Activation 2.0 Overview Guide, Planning Guide, Deployment Guide, Operations Guide, Resources, FAQ and Technical Attributes.

Overview
  • Volume Activation 2.0 Overview Guide, Planning Guide, Deployment Guide, Operations Guide - Provides planning, deployment and operational guidance for activating volume editions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
  • Volume Activation 2.0 Resources - Provides a list of resources for Volume Activation 2.0.
  • Volume Activation 2.0 FAQ - Answers to frequently asked questions about Volume Activation 2.0.
  • Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Attributes - Spreadsheet detailing Volume Activation 2.0 technical attributes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9893f83e-c8a5-4475-b025-66c6b38b46e3&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005

Brief Description

The Group Policy Management Pack is focused on the delivery and application of Group Policy on infrastructure servers (for example, file servers, terminal servers, or Exchange servers) for Windows Server 2008 operating systems.

Overview

The Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2005 provides a way to monitor, respond to, and notify operations staff about the following:

  • Health states of the delivery
  • Application of Group Policy (GP) for registry-based policy settings
  • Application of Group Policy for in-scope, client-side extensions

The Group Policy Management Pack is focused on the delivery and application of Group Policy on infrastructure servers (for example, file servers, terminal servers, or Exchange servers) for Windows Server 2008 operating systems. This management pack is not intended for use on client computers (for example, portable computers or desktop computers). This is because the Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Agent is required on each computer that is monitored by MOM 2005, and MOM 2005 cannot scale to thousands of clients.
Group Policy is an infrastructure used to deliver and apply one or more desired configurations or policy settings to a set of targeted users and computers within an Active Directory environment. This infrastructure consists of a Group Policy engine and multiple client-side extensions (CSEs) responsible for reading specific policy settings on target client computers.
The Software Installation extension of Group Policy provides on-demand software installation and automatic repair of applications. Group Policy offers a convenient method for distributing software, especially if you are already using Group Policy for other purposes (such as securing your client and server computers).
The Scripts extension applies one or more scripts to a computer or users. Scripts applying to computers are run during startup and shutdown. Scripts applying to users are run during logon and logoff.
The Registry extension allows you to use Group Policy to centrally manage client registry keys. This client-side extension is used to apply registry-based policy settings (Administrative templates) by creating and configuring the client registry keys.
Release History:

  • 9/17/2008 - version 2.0, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack for MOM 2005
  • 10/18/2004 - Version 1.0, Group Policy Management Pack for MOM on Windows Serve 2003

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73f987e4-ced8-4ae1-a1ce-73ba92eba81d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack for SCOM 2007 monitors the health of computers running Office Communications Server 2007 on Windows Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack for SCOM 2007 monitors the health of computers running Office Communications Server 2007 on Windows Server 2003 and alerts IT administrators about critical health conditions that indicate degraded performance.
Feature Bullet Summary:
The management pack monitors and provides alerts for:

  • Automatic notification of events indicating service outages
  • Performance degradation
  • Health monitoring
  • Centralized management

Release History:

  • 9/17/2008 - Original release of the English release, version 6.0.6362.4

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a1832431-54b7-4070-9b10-14efb231ff0c&DisplayLang=en

Design and Deployment Guide for Windows HPC Server 2008

Brief Description

This guide provides detailed information and step-by-step procedures for designing and installing a high performance computing cluster using Windows® HPC Server 2008.

Overview

This guide provides detailed information and step-by-step procedures for designing and installing a high performance computing cluster using Windows® HPC Server 2008. You can use this guide to first plan the deployment of your HPC cluster, and when you are ready to deploy you can follow the procedures to configure the head node, add compute nodes to the cluster, and verify that your cluster deployment has been successful.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6e20fba5-ce39-44b1-8b3d-76cb31c01a70&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server 2008: V1/V2 Compatibility

Brief Description

This is a must read if you want to run Windows HPC Server 2008 and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 side-by-side.

Overview

With the release of Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS), customers already using Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 can choose to add new HPCS clusters side-by-side with their existing clusters. This datasheet covers the basic requirements for coexistence.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b93e1d1-8216-4cc7-8763-02057cbeff77&DisplayLang=en

Installation of Fedora Samba for Windows Active Directory Compatibility

Brief Description

Learn how to install Linux Fedora 8 Samba server for compatibility with Windows Active Directory.

Overview

This paper details the installation of a Linux (Fedora 8) Samba server for compatibility with a Windows Active Directory environment. This will allow both Windows users and Linux users access to the same shares during the execution of programs on the Windows based HPC cluster. The installation is detailed in such a fashion as to make it possible for relatively inexperienced administrators to replicate. Screen shots are used throughout the paper along with a narrative that explains not only what to do but why each step is necessary.
The initial installation of the Fedora 8 based server is stock standard utilizing the defaults wherever possible. Once the base server is installed, the necessary steps are provided to install the Samba software and configure a set of simple shared files to be accessed from other systems. The final step is to join the new Samba server to the Windows domain and test the access to the shares from a Windows user on the Windows server and from a Windows domain user who is logged in to a Linux system, which is also a member of the domain.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1c2c91a8-6d81-4bc2-94e9-448d68a7d06d&DisplayLang=en

Installation Instructions for Cluster Corp Rocks+ on the HP Proliant DL145 G2 Based Cluster

Brief Description

Learn the typical installation procedure for a Linux-based HPC cluster package.

Overview

This paper describes the procedure for the installation of a Linux based HPC clustering package on a typical set of servers. A companion paper details the installation of the Windows HPC Server 2008 package on an identical set of server systems. Further papers detail the integrations that can be made between the authentication, file systems and job submission components Linux and Windows based clusters.
Overall the installation has relatively few steps. This is mainly due to the fact that many of the decisions on the configuration of the cluster have already been made in the scripts that comprise the installation procedure. The process is fairly short (about an hour and a half to two hours for a small cluster), but the result is a “one size fits all” cluster.
One issue with this technique is that several configuration options like the address of the master node are fixed at the time of installation. Although it is theoretically possible to change this value, in point of fact it is easier to reinstall the cluster than to try to change all of the configuration files that are involved.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7ae6d41d-4c86-4b34-9c62-466646915926&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server 2008 Technical Overview

Brief Description

Read about benefits and features of Windows HPC Server 2008.

Overview

Windows HPC Server 2008 is based on the Windows Server 2008 operating system and is designed to increase productivity, scalability and manageability. Windows HPC Server 2008 includes key features, such as high-speed networking, highly efficient and scalable cluster management tools, advanced failover capabilities, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) job scheduler, and support for partners’ clustered file systems.
Read this technical overview to learn more about Windows HPC Server 2008 benefits and features, and how this Microsoft HPC solution can help to simplify deployment, management, and integration with existing infrastructure, thus helping to improve the productivity of your system administrators, application developers, and end users.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a4544f0-81f2-4778-8a59-35c43ba49875&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server 2008 Job Scheduler

Brief Description

Learn how Windows HPC Server 2008 and its new Job Scheduler provide greater scalability and support advanced policies.

Overview

Windows HPC Server 2008 includes a new Job Scheduler that provides greater scalability and supports advanced policies. The new Job Scheduler supports a new Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) mode that provides access to interactive applications through the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). The graphical interface for the Job Scheduler is fully integrated into the Administration Console, and the Command Line Interface (CLI) uses Windows PowerShell for all Job Scheduler functions. In addition, core Job Scheduler functionality is exposed using the Open Grid Forum’s HPC Basic Profile Web service. This paper explains new Job Scheduler functionality.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dab977d5-2311-4b80-9257-477838c0eb6f&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server 2008 System Management Overview

Brief Description

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

Overview

Windows HPC Server 2008 has a new management and deployment interface with template-based deployment capabilities that helps simplify deployment of the operating system and applications to both large and small compute clusters and works to increase cluster administrator productivity. Features described in this overview include the Network Configuration Wizard, which simplifies network and topology setup and configuration.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b2231fa-80c2-4994-bbfc-12da56964c75&DisplayLang=en

Windows HPC Server 2008 Job Templates

Brief Description

Learn how Windows HPC Server 2008 job templates can help streamline the job submission process.

Overview

Job templates are powerful, easy to use, and can save time and effort for both users and IT administrators. Job templates serve as a pattern for the creation of jobs that meet the user’s processing needs, while also conforming to the organization’s resource allocation policies.
For the IT administrator, job templates provide a way to control the job submission process—they provide a means of partitioning the cluster, prioritizing the jobs, and limiting the resources used by jobs. They let the IT administrator specify different handling for different types of jobs.
For the user, job templates provide a way to easily submit a job without having to obtain an in-depth understanding of how the Job Scheduler works.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d4da1da8-df9c-47f2-bb69-38d687c77edf&DisplayLang=en

Installation Instructions for a Windows HPC Server 2008 Based Cluster on HP Proliant DL145 G2 Hardware

Brief Description

Learn a typical installation of HPCS.

Overview

This paper describes the procedure for the installation of a Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) package on a typical set of servers in a self-contained environment, i.e. depending on no external networking services. A companion paper details the installation of the Linux based Rocks+ package on an identical set of server systems. Further papers detail the integrations that can be made between the authentication, file systems and job submission components Linux and Windows based clusters.
Overall the installation has a significant number of steps. This is mainly due to the fact that most of the cluster configuration decisions are available to the person installing the cluster. As a result the installation process is slightly longer than the Rocks+ based counterpart, but the resulting cluster can be tailored very closely to the eventual application software that it will be executing.
The resulting cluster is quite flexible. Most of the parameters of the cluster can be modified, in most cases through the GUI management tools.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1349438a-a05b-4e2b-91f8-8bf3058eb307&DisplayLang=en

Installation of Fedora 8 Linux to Access a Windows HPC Server 2008 Cluster

Brief Description

Learn how to install and configure Linux to access an HPCS cluster.

Overview

This paper details the installation and configuration of a Linux operating system-based workstation, so that it can access a Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) cluster. It is assumed that the Windows based cluster is a stock setup using the defaults wherever possible for simplicity. The configuration necessary for the computer to join a Windows domain is partially carried out in the base installation and partly in the configuration of security data files after the system is installed. The resulting system can be joined to a Windows domain (2008 Active Directory style) and domain users can log on to the system using their domain credentials (single sign on).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=25647d7b-ce6a-45d2-8472-12f4db537951&DisplayLang=en

The Windows HPC Server 2008 Cluster in a Linux Environment

Brief Description

Learn the integration process and execution of HPC applications in HPCS and Linux environments.

Overview

Many system administrators are being asked to integrate a Windows HPC Server2008 (HPCS) based cluster into a Linux environment. This paper details the integration process as well as the execution of HPC applications in both environments through the use of the Sun Grid Engine (SGE) workload management system. To help the reader replicate this process, the steps start from bare metal (i.e. empty systems), and notes are provided as to why each step is required. The final target application is the HP Linpack benchmark from the University of Tennessee, which is used by multiple cluster owners run as a first trial of a new cluster. It serves to help verify that the cluster is fully functional and to give an indication of the ultimate performance of the cluster.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9e65676e-d34e-4671-b841-0d1dca996a8b&DisplayLang=en

Solutions & Solution Development

Windows Vista Dictation Resource Kit

Brief Description

Tool to allow for the creation of custom speech recognition dictation language models.

Overview

Tool to allow for the creation of custom speech recognition dictation language models.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b5920ef3-ff03-453f-902c-eae618987ff9&DisplayLang=en

Changed Element List - Microsoft Dynamics AX v4.0 SP2 to v2009 - English

Brief Description
Overview

This Excel spreadsheet lists the elements that have changed between Microsoft Dynamics AX version 4.0 SP2 and version 2009. This information is provided to assist with estimating workload before completing an upgrade. The list compares tables, classes, methods, configuration keys and security keys between the two versions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2a212673-72cd-49e4-ae65-a52eed1335e9&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Virtual PC

Brief Description

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 VPC image contains a full installation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Overview

The VPC image of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 enables you to demonstrate the features of Microsoft Dynamics AX using a single PC or laptop computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5bbcc7fb-8ca0-43b3-86bd-0a42186e12ef&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET

Brief Description

v1.0 Service Pack 1 (devices)
The download package contains Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET v1.0 Service Pack 1 (devices)

Overview

Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET 1.0 provides the ability to synchronize data from disparate sources. Rather than simply replicating a database and its schema, the Synchronization Services application programming interface (API) provides a set of components to synchronize data between data services and a local store. Applications are increasingly used on mobile clients, such as laptops and devices that do not have a consistent or reliable network connection to a central server. It is crucial for these applications to work against a local copy of data on the client. Equally important is the need to synchronize the local copy of the data with a central server when a network connection is available. The Synchronization Services API, which is modeled after the ADO.NET data access APIs, gives you an intuitive way to synchronize data. It makes building applications for occasionally connected environments a logical extension of building applications where you can count on a consistent network connection.
Synchronization Services for ADO.NET 1.0, which released with Visual Studio 2008, enabled synchronization between a server database and a SQL Compact 3.5 client database running on a desktop. With this download, you can also synchronize between a server database and a SQL Compact database on a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 device.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=75fef59f-1b5e-49bc-a21a-9ef4f34de6fc&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Repairing Default OLAP Cubes

Brief Description

Use the information in this paper to repair the default online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes that are provided with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Overview

The default OLAP cubes that are provided with Microsoft Dynamics AX require full license and configuration keys. If any license or configuration key is turned off, you must complete the procedures in this white paper before you can successfully process the cubes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=28cdb057-416a-497e-a7e0-8d52c4eb1bfb&DisplayLang=en

Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image

Brief Description

VPC Hard Disk Image for testing websites with different IE versions on Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista

Overview

This download page contains four separate VPC images, depending on what you want to test.

  • IE6-XPSP3_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP3 with IE6 VHD file
  • IE7-XPSP2_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP2 with IE7 VHD file
  • IE8B2-XPSP3_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP3 with IE8 Beta 2 VHD file
  • IE7-VIS1.exe+IE7-VIS2.rar+IE7-VIS3.rar contain a Vista Image with IE7 VHD file.

Note: For The Vista image, you will need all three files, downloaded and in the same directory, then simply run IE7-VIS1.exe.
This VPC image will expire in January, 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=21eabb90-958f-4b64-b5f1-73d0a413c8ef&DisplayLang=en

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Brief Description

Internet Explorer 8. Faster, Easier, More Private, and More Secure.

Overview

Internet Explorer 8 is the latest version of the familiar web browser you are most comfortable using, helping you get everything you want from the web faster, easier, more privately and securely than ever before.

  • Faster Internet Explorer 8 is more responsive with new pages and tabs, opening up fast and reliably. You can now get to the information you care about most, in fewer steps; one click access to your webmail, favorite news sites or other online services.
  • Easier Reduce the steps to accomplish many common tasks, and automate your access to real time information updates. You can keep track of your favorite sports team, news, weather with a single click.
  • More Private Helps protect your privacy and confidential information where ever you go on the web.
  • More Secure Helps protect and stop malicious software from reaching your PC, and makes it easier to detect when a website is an imposter.

Support for IE8 Beta2 can be received by visiting the Internet Explorer Beta Newsgroup to discuss issues, or by contacting Customer Support Services.
If you use a screen reader, please consult the Internet Explorer Beta 2 release notes before downloading.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6ef71415-646f-4279-8b6b-193435ab2d80&DisplayLang=en

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows XP

Brief Description

Internet Explorer 8. Faster, Easier, More Private, and More Secure.

Overview

Internet Explorer 8 is the latest version of the familiar web browser you are most comfortable using, helping you get everything you want from the web faster, easier, more privately and securely than ever before.

  • Faster Internet Explorer 8 is more responsive with new pages and tabs, opening up fast and reliably. You can now get to the information you care about most, in fewer steps; one click access to your webmail, favorite news sites or other online services.
  • Easier Reduce the steps to accomplish many common tasks, and automate your access to real time information updates. You can keep track of your favorite sports team, news, weather with a single click.
  • More Private Helps protect your privacy and confidential information where ever you go on the web.
  • More Secure Helps protect and stop malicious software from reaching your PC, and makes it easier to detect when a website is an imposter.

Support for IE8 Beta2 can be received by visiting the Internet Explorer Beta Newsgroup to discuss issues, or by contacting Customer Support Services.
If you use a screen reader, please consult the Internet Explorer Beta 2 release notes before downloading.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=33fb40fd-2ee2-476a-a152-ed03734691b3&DisplayLang=en

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a5c84275-3b97-4ab7-a40d-3802b2af5fc2&DisplayLang=en

DHTML Behaviors Archive

Brief Description

Archived Samples for Internet Explorer
Archived content. No warranty is made as to technical accuracy. Content may contain URLs that were valid when originally published, but now link to sites or pages that no longer exist.

Overview

This section contains a variety of archived samples to assist IT Professionals and Web Developers. All samples may be downloaded.
Calendar.exe
The calendar behavior is used to provide a quick and easy method for users to find and select a date. It can be used in any situation where date input is required, such as on a web page form, in utilities, or in applications.
Colorpick.exe
The colorpick behavior adds a color palette control to a Web page. The color palette allows users to select a specific color from the visual control. Selected colors are submitted as hexadecimal values if the control is embedded within a form.
Coolbar.exe
This behavior implements an Explorer-style toolbar.
Dataselect.exe
The dataselect behavior adds databinding capabilities to the SELECT element. Web pages that include a data source object can use dataselect to populate pull down menus and multi-select menus with field values from the data source.
Expand.exe
The menu behavior allows authors to create expanding and collapsing menus on Web pages. Each menu node can enclose other nodes or standard HTML elements, such as an anchor.
Imagerollover.exe
The imageRollover behavior provides a script-free method for web page authors to add rollover effects to images. It also adds limited button-like behavior by allowing the author to specify a replacement image in response to user click. The images used in this behavior will be downloaded and cached after the page loads, or sooner if they are needed in response to a user action. All methods and events are provided by the familiar events normally provided by an image.
Mask.exe
The mask edit behavior is applied to INPUT elements that allow data entry to provide a combination of restricted input as well as formatted output. When information is entered, visual cues are provided about the type of acceptable information, and feedback about incorrect entries. The behavior can be applied to many common types of forms fields, such as date, time, monetary, percentage and phone number formats. These masks can be applied through one of several preset formats.
Movable.exe
This behavior allows the web author to make page elements moveable via the mouse or through script. The movement can be limited to a set area, or to horizontal or vertical movement only.
MPC.exe
The mpc behavior adds a multipage control to a Web page. Authors can easily organize information using a common interface that is familiar to most users. Each page is accessed by a tab, which can be rendered at the top or bottom of the control.
Rowover.exe
This behavior adds striping, hovering and other useful features to regular and data-bound table rows.
Slider.exe
The slider behavior inserts a slider control into a Web page and is a method for Web authors to allow users to select a value from a gradient. A slider can be placed on the page with a vertical or horizontal orientation. Values are selected by dragging the slider with the mouse. Tick marks are provided according to an author-specified range.
Tooltips.exe
The ToolTip behavior enables authors to add a ToolTip to any element on the page. HTML, including images and CSS formatting, can be included in the ToolTip. Authors may also control the placement and duration of the ToolTip.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e50d0d0c-279d-4b78-81cd-b106ebe65c36&DisplayLang=en

Windows Springboard Series: AppV™ Application Virtualization

Brief Description

WWindows Springboard Series: AppV™ Application Virtualization
Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director in the Windows Client division, unveils the latest version of this technology for virtualizing applications to reduce application-to-application conflicts and improve manageability.

Overview

Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director in the Windows Client division, unveils the latest version of this technology for virtualizing applications to reduce application-to-application conflicts and improve manageability.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=23a85688-7c04-4379-930e-e4422f8246a6&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0 Beta

Brief Description

Microsoft XNA Game Studio is a toolset that makes creating great video games for Windows-based PCs, the Zune digital media player, and the Xbox 360 console (with an active premium XNA Creators Club subscription) easier than ever. This release represents the beta of Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0.

Overview

This release represents the beta of Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0, which enables hobbyists, academics, and independent game developers to easily create video games for Windows and the Microsoft Zune digital media player by using optimized cross-platform gaming libraries based on the .NET Framework.
Targeting the Xbox 360 console is not supported in this beta release. It will be supported in the final release version.
The new features in this release are too numerous to list here. However key items include: Support for the Visual Studio 2008 family of products, developing games that run on the Microsoft Zune digital media player, enhancements to the XNA Framework API for media support, sound effects, rich presence and much more!
This release provides compatibility with the Zune 3.0 Firmware release. Please note that the XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP will no longer work once you have upgraded your Zune device to the 3.0 firmware.
For additional setup information and known issues, please read the XNA Game Studio 3.0 Beta ReadMe page using the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=63f74eeb-02ef-4339-9dcb-0cb58362bd7c&DisplayLang=en

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

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=54eb3a5a-0e52-40f9-a2d1-eecd7a092dcb&DisplayLang=en

PPTs and Demos for Introductory SharePoint Developer Modules

Brief Description

This download contains PowerPoint Presentations and associated Demos for Introductory SharePoint Developer modules

Overview

This download contains PowerPoint Presentations and associated Demos for Introductory SharePoint Developer modules.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=25f9cc59-4ea3-4381-8b37-9430f664eac6&DisplayLang=en

Hands on Labs for Developing Applications on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Brief Description

A set of 10 Hands on Labs for Developing Applications for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Visual Studio 2005

Overview

A set of 10 Hands on Labs for Developing Applications for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Visual Studio 2005. These labs are provided in C# and VB.NET languages. Each Hands on Lab is expected to take 60 minutes to complete and no SharePoint development experience is required. Participants are expected to have .NET development experience. The download includes lab manuals, completed lab exercises and any resource files required by the labs. The HOLs included are:
1. Web Parts
2. Data Lists
3. Event Handlers
4. Workflow
5. Silverlight
6. Page Navigation
7. Page Branding
8. Web Services
9. Content Types

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b885dce8-c93f-48aa-b798-4422febcc200&DisplayLang=en

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 Developer Evaluation VPC Image

Brief Description

A time limited evaluation VHD containing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 for use with Virtual PC or Virtual Server

Overview

A time limited evaluation VHD containing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1, Visual Studio 2008 and the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.1 for use with Virtual PC or Virtual Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1beeac6f-2ea1-4769-9948-74a74bd604fa&DisplayLang=en

Security, Policy & Compliance

Windows Client Springboard Series: BitLocker Drive Encryption

Brief Description

Windows Client Springboard Series: BitLocker Drive Encryption
Paul Cooke, Director in the Windows Client division specializing in security, discusses BitLocker Drive Encryption, and how it has been extended in Windows Vista SP1.

Overview

Paul Cooke, Director in the Windows Client division specializing in security, discusses BitLocker Drive Encryption, and how it has been extended in Windows Vista SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4607a585-df7f-4940-b956-5ae3d2815055&DisplayLang=en

September 2008 Security Release ISO Image

Brief Description

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on September 9th, 2008.

Overview

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on September 9th, 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:
KB938464 / (MS08-052)

  • 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

KB954156 / (MS08-053)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 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

KB954154 / (MS08-054)

  • 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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e15ba462-d99e-4129-a050-e9e3617a332a&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
  • MS08-052
  • MS08-053

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2c93da1d-48a0-4e5c-991f-87e08954f61b&DisplayLang=en

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for Security Solutions Datasheet

Brief Description

This offering uses the customer’s existing investments in Microsoft technologies to create an internal PKI solution that corresponds to the customer’s needs.

Overview

This offering uses the customer’s existing investments in Microsoft technologies to create an internal PKI solution that corresponds to the customer’s needs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4832cf1f-7dfa-4ca3-b92a-7fd121b22703&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Antigen SP1 Documentation

Brief Description

Microsoft Antigen SP1 Documentation

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=7d00160e-4d15-4459-98a3-89f393ac008e&DisplayLang=en

Other

Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

Brief Description

List of weekly closing stock prices.

Overview

List of weekly closing stock prices, including unadjusted prices and prices adjusted for all stock splits.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4c0b1e02-adf3-4e79-9534-f8b664d3f84c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Pro Photo Tools version 2

Brief Description

Tools for editing metadata in photographs including latitude, longitude, and other location details.

Overview

The Pro Photo Tools allow you to add, change, and delete common metadata properties for digital photographs. You can place photos on the Live Earth map and then drag them to the right location. The GPS information will be stored back into the photos. If you have a GPS device, you can load track route files from the most popular formats (NMEA, GPX, and KML) and see them on the map. Then you can place your photos on the track route. Again, the GPS info will be stored into your file. When you have the right GPS location for your photos, you can automatically generate location info like country, state, city and even street names. Or if you know the location where a picture was taken, you can type it in and get the GPS location information automatically.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=184075d2-40b5-4172-88ae-878f81896d4d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Campus Agreement and School Agreement Program Guides

Brief Description

Get details about Microsoft's subscription licensing programs for education.

Overview

Microsoft has two subscription licensing programs for education customers. Campus Agreement is for higher education institutions and offers the simplicity of counting people instead of computers. School Agreement is for K-12 schools and preschools and makes it easy to license all of a school’s computers by counting them just once per year. With subscription licensing programs, you have the right to run a selection of products, and any upgrades or downgrades of those products, for a designated term.
Download and read the Campus Agreement Program Guide or School Agreement Program Guide for detailed information about the programs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73cae99f-82af-472b-b45c-88df17e6baa0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Trial Evaluation Software

Brief Description

Visio 2007 Professional Trial Evaluation Software
Office Visio Professional 2007 is helping IT and business professionals worldwide visualize, analyze and communicate complex information, systems, and processes.

Overview

Office Visio Professional 2007 is helping IT and business professionals worldwide visualize, analyze and communicate complex information, systems, and processes. Extend Office Visio 2007 programmatically to integrate it with other applications to fit your industry-specific scenarios. Develop your own custom solutions and shapes, or use those from Visio Solutions Providers. Embed and program the Visio drawing environment to include the power of Visio in any smart client application.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d58116ea-41bb-40fb-8bb9-b80c832a54e5&DisplayLang=en

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Collaboration Track

Brief Description

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Collaboration Track.

Overview

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Collaboration Track.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5540d63f-11cd-4c45-8a8b-f400e8eed91b&DisplayLang=en

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Unified Communications (UC) Track

Brief Description

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 for Unified Communications track.

Overview

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 for Unified Communications track.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=70c62e0a-8dc5-4f6c-bac1-7afe7d7d4b73&DisplayLang=en

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Enterprise Search Track

Brief Description

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Enterprise Search Track.

Overview

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Enterprise Search Track.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca6e16a2-31cb-4358-8645-c3f22093fd2a&DisplayLang=en

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Track

Brief Description

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) track.

Overview

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) track.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0415f57f-e8c5-4e6b-9f49-30ca86bb3e03&DisplayLang=en

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Track

Brief Description

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 for Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Track.

Overview

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 for Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Track.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=78fb78e3-5ae1-4686-b132-b637d5a28a1c&DisplayLang=en

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral for Business Intelligence

Brief Description

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Business Intelligence Track.

Overview

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Business Intelligence Track.

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Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009 Instructor-led Training Collateral

Brief Description

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009.

Overview

Training Collateral for Delivering Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2009.

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Sample Flickr Plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery

Brief Description

Sample Flickr Plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery
This plug-in supplements the Windows Live Photo Gallery SDK documentation.

Overview

To supplement the Windows Live Photo Gallery Publish SDK documentation, this fully functional publishing plug-in sample is available for download. This sample demonstrates end-to-end publishing plug-in functionality, illustrates plug-in best practices, and provides a set of reusable code that can be adapted to a variety of plug-in projects. The sample is implemented in C#, and is provided as a complete Visual Studio 2008 project. The "PluginSample.msi" download is the compiled version of the sample. The “PluginSampleSource.MSI” download is the working project for the sample and is intended only as a supplement to Microsoft Development Tools and/or on-line documentation.
Important notes:
This sample plug-in uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr.
The graphics included in this sample are provided as examples only, and may not be re-used or redistributed.

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Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1 Beta 2

Brief Description

With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free!

Overview

With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free!
Outlook Connector enables you to use your Live Hotmail accounts within Outlook:

  • Read and send your Office Live Mail/Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages.
  • Manage your contacts in Windows Live Hotmail.
  • Use advanced options for blocking junk e-mail messages.
  • Manage multiple e-mail accounts in one place.
  • Manage, and synchronize multiple calendars, including shared calendars to Windows Live Calendar from Outlook.

Note to Premium Subscribers: The Outlook Connector will automatically upgrade your MSN Calendar to the new Windows Live Calendar beta. Once upgraded to Windows Live Calendar, you will be able to synchronize multiple calendars, including shared calendars to Outlook! You will no longer be able to access MSN Calendar.

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Visio Educational Shapes

Brief Description

Educational Shapes for Microsoft Office Visio

Overview

The Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics shapes have been designed to take the tedium out of creating commonly used visual notations such as molecules, mathematical functions, and circuit diagrams. These shapes can be downloaded for use with your existing copy of Microsoft Office Visio 2007. The included shape libraries are:

  • Chemistry: Molecules, Organic Compounds.
  • Mathematics: 3-D Geometry, Analytical Geometry, Angles, Circles & Ellipses, Common Functions, Exponential, Logarithmic, and Power Functions, Hyperbolas and Parabolas, Plane Geometry, Sets, Sine, Cosine, and Tan.
  • Physics: Circuit Diagrams, Lenses, Mirrors, and Prisms, Light Sources and Waves, Magnetism, Pulleys and Levers, Vehicles.

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MSN Toolbar 3.0

Brief Description

The new MSN Toolbar brings you easy and quick access to great MSN content and Live Search. Preview headlines without leaving the web page you are on, and keep up on breaking news.

Overview

The new MSN Toolbar brings you easy access to great MSN content, Live Search, Windows Live Mail and Messenger. The MSN Toolbar stays with you wherever you go online, keeps you up to date on breaking news, and lets you preview headlines without leaving the web page you are on. You can also use handy search tools to find anything, and quickly get to your Windows Live Hotmail account. Get in the know and stay there with the MSN Toolbar.

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Office 2007 IW Excitement Posters

Brief Description

This is a collection of 6 posters designed to be used by Microsoft customers to post around their facility during Office 2007 deployment.

Overview

This is a collection of 6 posters designed to be used by Microsoft customers to post around their facility during Office 2007 deployment. The posters highlight the end-user attention-grabbing features that will get people interested in and excited about the new version. There are a set of low resolution versions to look at and to email to customers, as well as a set of high resolution versions suitable for printing at poster sizes. There is also a version which includes an editable spot for customers to insert their own logos.

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Windows HPC Partner Datasheets

Brief Description

Improve your productivity by combining Windows HPC with partner solutions.

Overview

Learn more about Microsoft partners' full-feature configurations that use Windows HPC for cost-effective, scalable, and easy to use solutions that are capable of performing intensive calculations at enhanced processing speeds.

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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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Ultracam Datasheet

Brief Description

Info Datasheet for the Ultracam

Overview

Info Datasheet for the Ultracam large format digital aerial camera describing technical specs, features and benefits, imagery

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Zune Client software, version 3.0

Brief Description

PC software for Zune

Overview

You will need this software to sync contents from a PC to a Zune device.

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