Infrastructure Development & Operations

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB957000)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB957000)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB957000)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB957000)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB957000)

· Cumulative Update for Media Center TVPack for Windows Vista (KB956147)

· Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista (KB955519)

· Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB955519)

· Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.2 Update

· Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update

· Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide

· Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 x64 Edition (KB956612)

· Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 x86 Edition (KB956612)

· Microsoft Distributed File Systems 2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (64-bit)

· Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer

· System Center Essentials 2007 Operations Guide

· Service Management Optimization Datasheet

· Configuration Management Optimization Datasheet

Solutions & Solution Development

· .NET Rocks! - Randell and Woodward on TFS 2008 and Beyond!

· Office SharePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Microsoft Sync Framework v1.0

· Microsoft® Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (RC1)

· Microsoft Expression Blend™ 2 Service Pack 1

· Deep Zoom Composer

· Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 Software Development Kit

· Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 Software Development Kit Documentation

· Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.0.1

· User Experience Guidelines for Dynamics AX 2009

· Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)

· .NET Rocks! - Glenn Block and Brian Noyes on Prism

· Mix-It-Up (Design-It-Up) - Powering the Web: Rich Internet Applications

· Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Beta

· .NET Rocks! - Steve Teixeira on Parallelism

· OEM Ready Program Tools and Documentation

· Windows Embedded NavReady Monthly Update (September 2008)

· Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (September 2008)

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

· Windows CE .NET 4.2 Platform Builder Monthly Update (September 2008)

· Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2: Technology Overview for Developers

· SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP Cumulative Update - October 2008

· Visual Studio Team System 2008 Top Reasons To Step-Up from Visual Studio Professional - English

· Windows Embedded Standard 2009

· Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD

· Rapid Implementation Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Feature Pack 1

· .NET Rocks! - Catching up with Charles Petzold

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0

· Health Check for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

· Architecture Assessment for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

· Next Generation Sales and Customer Care Datasheet

· Enterprise Search Datasheet

· Enterprise Portal and Collaboration Datasheet

· Enterprise Portal and Collaboration Migration Service for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Datasheet

· Performance Hands On Labs for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

· Web Platform Installer Beta

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, October 2008

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB957258)

· Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB957257)

· Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [October 2008] (KB905866)

· Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [October 2008] (KB905866)

· Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

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

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

· October 2008 Security Release ISO Image

· Foundation Network Companion Guide: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access with PEAP-MS-CHAP v2

· Microsoft Security Assessment Tool 4.0

· Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference

· Research Paper: When the hammer falls - Effects of successful widespread disinfection on malware development and direction

· Research Paper: Playing with shadows - Exposing the black market for online game password theft

· Research Paper: Malware Development Lifecycle

· Enterprise Data Security Optimization Datasheet

· Security, Identity, and Access Management Datasheet

· Full Volume Encryption using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Datasheet

· Deployment for Microsoft Forefront Client Security Datasheet

Other

· Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft SharePoint Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Exchange Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (No Patents) for Development and Product Distribution

· Call for Applications for the Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship for $5,000

· EMEA case study resources

· Technology Facilitates Collateral Development While Helping Ensure Brand Compliance

· Microsoft Volume Licensing Reference Guide

· Shape Documents

· Premier Mission Critical Datasheet

· Premier Support Datasheet

· Premier Support for Microsoft Online Services Datasheet

· Premier Support for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

· Dedicated Support Engineer for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

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

Infrastructure Development & Operations

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB957000)

Brief Description

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server 2008 Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings.

Overview

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server 2008 Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings. As part of Windows Server 2008 CEIP, this update collects information about device drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently. No collected information is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=69b63005-db29-4e7d-a756-a5ff4bd56941&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB957000)

Brief Description

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Vista Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings.

Overview

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings. As part of Windows Vista CEIP, this update collects information about device drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently. No collected information is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2b7bf492-a74d-48e4-8493-863cec01f6f8&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB957000)

Brief Description

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server 2008 Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings.

Overview

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server 2008 Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings. As part of Windows Server 2008 CEIP, this update collects information about device drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently. No collected information is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=97b009ac-335a-435b-a375-98564e242c22&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB957000)

Brief Description

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Vista Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings.

Overview

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings. As part of Windows Vista CEIP, this update collects information about device drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently. No collected information is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=26b15e49-c7c4-4359-8d48-fa258dfb8038&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB957000)

Brief Description

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server 2008 Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings.

Overview

Install this update to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server 2008 Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings. As part of Windows Server 2008 CEIP, this update collects information about device drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently. No collected information is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c1e6a92f-8eac-44b7-a080-91dd096c50ee&DisplayLang=en

Cumulative Update for Media Center TVPack for Windows Vista (KB956147)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB956147.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB956147. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bf68e94a-5e87-4798-a3d5-89b7a8a8cc59&DisplayLang=en

Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista (KB955519)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB955519.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB955519. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8416f7c6-389d-43cc-996b-d9ea555444b1&DisplayLang=en

Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB955519)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB955519.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB955519. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=90f552b6-22b2-4466-9246-0673cc4ab52e&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.2 Update

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ba4fa21a-7e01-4ef8-9b9f-9d51d00ef094&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e70c5ae0-2858-46de-81f8-dcd1786656b7&DisplayLang=en

Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide

Brief Description

Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide

Overview

Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7bd378d-366e-4a5f-a120-f1a4f0262154&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 x64 Edition (KB956612)

Brief Description

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. This update includes updated time zone definitions.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB956612).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9aa9d20c-c574-447d-a364-f5613e5d301d&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 x86 Edition (KB956612)

Brief Description

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. This update includes updated time zone definitions.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB956612).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a645ed81-1219-4a32-9229-b7c36c72ab88&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Distributed File Systems 2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Distributed File System 2003 Management Pack monitors events placed in the Application event log by DFS and raises alerts to indicate possible service outages or configuration problems that require operator intervention.

Overview

The Distributed File System 2003 Management Pack monitors events placed in the Application event log by DFS and raises alerts to indicate possible service outages or configuration problems that require operator intervention. Using embedded expertise, this Management Pack highlights performance, health, and availability conditions that indicate problems. It can even identify issues before they become critical, thus providing you with a level of customer responsiveness that increases the overall availability and performance of your Windows Operating Systems. As a result, this Management Pack will reduce the cost of ownership by enabling proactive management and reducing resolution times for the issues identified. By detecting, alerting on, and automatically responding to critical events and performance indicators, this Management Pack helps indicate, correct, and prevent possible DFS service and share outages, and plays an important role in ensuring that your DFS infrastructure is working correctly and available.
Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.12 (or higher)
Feature Bullet Summary:
DFS 2003 management pack enables you to:

  1. Monitor the health and availability of the DFS components.
  2. Collect key performance data for DFS.
  3. Start common tasks in context of Operations Manager alerts.
  4. Monitor overall health through state view for DFS computers.

Management Pack Release History:

  • 9/20/2007 - Initial Release for OpsMgr 2007 - Version 6.0.5000.0
  • 10/15/2008 - MP guide update, version 6.0.5000.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b4cf0fd-4ed8-48be-96bd-94246b040add&DisplayLang=en

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (64-bit)

Brief Description

The media player for all your digital entertainment needs.

Overview

Windows Media Player 11 offers great new ways to store and enjoy all of your digital media. It's easier than ever to access all of your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV on your computer. Play it, view it, organize it, and sync it to a portable device for enjoying on the go, or share with devices around your home - all from one place. Windows Media Player 11 (64-bit) is designed to work with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
PLEASE NOTE: Many of the great stores you know in Windows Media Player 10 are available in this version of the Player. Check out a list of online stores at the Online Stores page.
For more information, see the Readme.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6a4cecb-9cb2-42f7-8814-7cb5067ee958&DisplayLang=en

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer

Brief Description

The Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer examines a server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS) and presents a list of information and errors that administrators should review.

Overview

The Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer examines a server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS) and presents a list of information and errors that administrators should review.
The Windows SBS Best Practices Analyzer examines the server and collects configuration information from many sources including:
• Active Directory Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
• Registry
• Metabase
After collecting information about server configuration, the Windows SBS Best Practices Analyzer verifies that the information is correct and then presents administrators with a list of information and issues sorted by severity. The list describes each issue and provides a recommendation or possible solution.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=86a1aa32-9814-484e-bd43-3e42aec7f731&DisplayLang=en

System Center Essentials 2007 Operations Guide

Brief Description

Best practices for using System Center Essentials 2007

Overview

This guide discusses best practices for everyday use of System Center Essentials 2007. The guide includes the following:
• Getting Ready to Operate Essentials 2007
• Managing Computers
• Monitoring Network Devices
• Deploying Software and Updates

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dbf51282-1784-4b9f-abd1-e2b5cb12f1a8&DisplayLang=en

Service Management Optimization Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Core IO datasheet.

Overview

Service Management Optimization leverages System Center Operations Manager 2007 for monitoring of core services across the enterprise.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=db96a66d-61fe-4354-b4c1-2450c8dd43ca&DisplayLang=en

Configuration Management Optimization Datasheet

Brief Description

This a Core IO datasheet.

Overview

Configuration Management Optimization addresses software update, patch management, and many other software management issues through deployment and optimization of System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d4f822f5-c2bf-438e-ae9f-e0a4a238cb60&DisplayLang=en

Solutions & Solution Development

.NET Rocks! - Randell and Woodward on TFS 2008 and Beyond!

Brief Description

Brian Randell and Martin Woodward talk about Team Foundation Server 2008, and all the goodness within.

Overview

Brian A. Randell is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies, LLC. For over 20 years, Brian has been building software solutions and educating his fellow developers. Brian spends his time teaching Microsoft technologies to developers, working with new and emerging technologies like Visual Studio Team System 2008, and consulting worldwide for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, state and local governments, and small businesses. Brian enjoys helping people get the most out of their software. He does this through training for Pluralsight, and speaking at events such as VSLive!, Tech·Ed, and the PDC. In addition, Brian shares through the written word. Brian currently writes the Team System column for MSDN Magazine. He is the author and lead instructor of Pluralsight's Applied Team System and Applied Windows SharePoint Services courses. You can reach Brian via his blog at www.mcwtech.com/cs/blogs/brianr.
artin Woodward is a senior software engineer at Teamprise and a Team System MVP. By day he works as a Java developer providing the cross platform and Eclipse integrations to Team Foundation Server. By night he hangs out in the Team System communities and helps out with his local .NET user groups in Northern Ireland. Being part of the only team outside of Microsoft to write a full client to Team Foundation Server, Martin has a unique understanding into the inner workings of the product which he likes to bore people with whenever possible. When he's not talking or propping up a bar, you can find him over on his blog at woodwardweb.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=65a1395c-b182-43c9-bc5f-b1d46418a7c9&DisplayLang=en

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of SharePoint Server content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

  • If the topics in this file do not appear as you expect (you see "Page cannot be displayed" or "Action canceled," for example), see the Instructions section on this page.
  • This guide is a compiled Help file and opens in HTML Help.
  • This content is also available on the Web.

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ba006584-711d-4ce7-9e1f-181aedf6434a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Sync Framework v1.0

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Sync Services for ADO.NET
Sync Services for ADO.NET is a Microsoft Sync Framework powered solution for synchronizing ADO.NET enabled databases in offline and collaboration scenarios. Sync Services for ADO.NET allows developers who are familiar with the concepts of ADO.NET to apply that knowledge to data synchronization through a very similar set of APIs to that of ADO.NET. Sync Services for ADO.NET provides the flexibility of a programming model like offline datasets and a richer synchronization feature set like that found in Merge replication. Sync Services for ADO.NET also supports synchronization over services, such as Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).
Sync Services for ADO.NET Highlights

  • Synchronization: With Sync Services for ADO.NET you are able to build a solution where multiple remote clients connect and synchronize to a central ADO.NET database in a Hub-and-Spoke configuration. This enables occasionally connected devices to periodically connect and synchronize changes with a central ADO.NET database server. This topology is a common solution for remote workers such as sales reps or field service workers.
  • Collaboration Between Databases: Sync Services for ADO.NET also includes Peer-to-Peer capabilities. Through a custom Peer provider, collaboration between two or more SQL Server databases can occur (support is not available for SQL Server Compact). Unlike a Hub-and-Spoke architecture, this provider enables a SQL Server database to communicate and exchange information with any other SQL Server database. This type of scenario is useful in group scenarios where users (such as auditors) need to update information and then collaborate those changes with other group members.
  • SQL Server 2008 Integrated Change Tracking: If you are using SQL Server 2008, we recommend that you use the SQL Server change tracking feature. This feature addresses many of the issues of custom-tracking systems and provides a straightforward way to track changes. Change tracking is also supported by the Local Database Cache in Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Developers can now specify that the Configure Data Synchronization wizard should enable SQL Server change tracking on the server and generate the commands necessary to select and apply changes to the server database. Unlike custom change tracking systems, SQL Server change tracking does not require any schema changes in the server database. For more information, see the Visual Studio 2008 documentation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c88ba2d1-cef3-4149-b301-9b056e7fb1e6&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (RC1)

Brief Description

Release Candidate
Add-on for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 for developing Silverlight 2 applications

Overview

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

  • Silverlight 2 developer runtime
  • Silverlight 2 software development kit
  • KB956453 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
    and/or
    KB956485 for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express with SP1
  • Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
    and/or
    Silverlight Tools for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express with SP1

Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 includes:

  • Visual Basic and C# Project templates
  • Intellisense and code generators for XAML
  • XAML design preview
  • Debugging of Silverlight applications
  • Remote debugging of Silverlight applications for Mac
  • Web reference support
  • WCF Templates
  • Team Build and command line build support
  • Integration with Expression Blend

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c22d6a7b-546f-4407-8ef6-d60c8ee221ed&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Expression Blend™ 2 Service Pack 1

Brief Description

Expression Blend 2 SP1 allows you to harness the power of XAML, .NET and Silverlight 2 to deliver compelling user experiences for both connected desktops and the web.

Overview

Expression Blend 2 is your tool for harnessing the power of XAML, .NET framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Silverlight 2 to deliver compelling user experiences for connected desktops and the web. Seamless collaboration with developers allows ideas to be realized quickly while you retain full creative control over the design.
Help us improve Expression Blend by reporting any technical issues. For more insight into Expression Blend, please see the Expression team blog.
Installation Instructions

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eb9b5c48-ba2b-4c39-a1c3-135c60bbbe66&DisplayLang=en

Deep Zoom Composer

Brief Description

Prepare images for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 2

Overview

We are pleased to present a technology preview of Deep Zoom Composer, a tool to allow the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature currently being previewed in Silverlight 2. The new Deep Zoom technology in Silverlight allows users to see images on the Web like they never have before. The smooth in-place zooming and panning that Deep Zoom allows is a true advancement and raises the bar on what image viewing should be. High resolution images need to be prepared for use with Deep Zoom and this tool allows the user to create Deep Zoom composition files that control the zooming experience and then export all the necessary files for deployment with Silverlight 2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=457b17b7-52bf-4bda-87a3-fa8a4673f8bf&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 Software Development Kit

Brief Description

October 2008
The Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 Software Development Kit provides documentation, libraries and tools for developing Silverlight applications.

Overview

The Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 SDK contains documentation, online samples, libraries and tools for developing Silverlight 2 applications.
Usage of the SDK is subject to the SDK License (included in the package).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8d933343-038f-499c-986c-c3c7e87a60b3&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 Software Development Kit Documentation

Brief Description

October 2008
This package contains the product documentation for Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2.

Overview

The Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 SDK Documentation is the Silverlight product standalone documentation provided for download. It is in CHM format (compiled HTML) and can be viewed on a PC or by installing a CHM reader on MAC.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bce7684a-507b-4fc6-bc99-6933cd690cab&DisplayLang=en

Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.0.1

Brief Description

Open XML Converter allows you to convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 for Mac or Office 2007 for Windows so that you can open, edit, and save them in earlier versions of Office for Mac. This update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance.

Overview

Open XML Converter allows you to convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 for Mac or Office 2007 for Windows so that you can open, edit, and save them in earlier versions of Office for Mac. Open XML Converter can convert Word documents, Excel workbooks, and PowerPoint presentations that are in the Open XML Format so that you can open and edit the files in Office 2004 for Mac and Office v. X for Mac. You can choose to convert and open one file, or convert a large number of files.
This update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance. In addition, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. For more information about this update, please visit the Microsoft Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2a8d9a3b-b8a4-43b6-82a6-a2e7d16ae11d&DisplayLang=en

User Experience Guidelines for Dynamics AX 2009

Brief Description

User Experience Guidelines for Dynamics AX 2009

Overview

The User Experience Guidelines for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 provide guidance for designing new features and improving existing features. This guide helps you update features from earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX. You can also use this UX guide as a point of reference; for example, when you need to look up guidelines for a specific control or form type.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca546f4d-8628-4546-a9c6-a1df855d1600&DisplayLang=en

Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)

Brief Description

The Microsoft Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) technical documentation set provides preliminary technical specifications for this language based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) that enables developers to specify a hierarchy of objects.

Overview

The XAML technical documentation set provides detailed preliminary technical specifications of XAML Object Mapping. This documentation set includes details on XAML’s data model for Types, XAML’s data model for object hierarchies, and the techniques with which one maps from XML to those object hierarchy data model. Also included is documentation of Windows Presentation Foundation’s (WPF) set of Types and of the Silverlight Vocabulary of Types that can be used in conjunction with XAML.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52a193d1-d14f-4335-aa86-c53193e1885d&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Glenn Block and Brian Noyes on Prism

Brief Description

While at TechEd 2008 in Orlando Carl and Richard recorded this interview with Glenn Block from Microsoft and Brian Noyes from iDesign about the Prism project, formally named Composite Application Guidance, which promises to simplify and organize WPF development projects.

Overview

Glenn Block is the Technical Product Planner for the Client UX program at patterns & practices. As Product Planner he is responsible for driving the vision and creation of p&p client deliverables including the Web Client and Smart Client software factories.
Brian Noyes is Chief Architect with IDesign, Microsoft’s Regional Director for Virginia and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Brian’s latest book is Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0, for Addison Wesley, and he is working on his next book, Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce. Brian publishes articles in a variety of publications and speaks at international conferences and events including Microsoft TechEd US, Europe, and Malaysia, Visual Studio Connections, and DevTeach. Brian is a top-rated speaker on the INETA Speakers Bureau and travels the country frequently speaking to developer user groups. Brian got started with programming to stimulate his brain while flying F-14 Tomcats in the Navy, graduating from Top Gun and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. You can always find out the latest things Brian is up to through his blog.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d109ad96-4a0e-49de-b45f-a8a724f91b43&DisplayLang=en

Mix-It-Up (Design-It-Up) - Powering the Web: Rich Internet Applications

Brief Description

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. This powerpoints include Mix 02: Creating Deep Zoom - A Walk Through by Apurva Lawale (Microsoft Singapore, Web Developer Evangelist)

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. This powerpoints include Mix 02: Creating Deep Zoom - A Walk Through by Apurva Lawale (Microsoft Singapore, Web Developer Evangelist)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4134e0cd-d26d-45d2-b2f0-93e830f61ceb&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Beta

Brief Description

The ASP.NET MVC Beta release provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime.

Overview

The ASP.NET MVC Beta release provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime. This means that developers can take advantage of the MVC design patterns to create their Web Applications which includes the ability to achieve and maintain a clear separation of concerns (the UI or view from the business and application logic and backend data), as well as facilitate test driven development (TDD). The ASP.NET MVC framework defines a specific pattern to the Web Application folder structure and provides a controller base-class to handle and process requests for “actions”. Developers can take advantage of the specific Visual Studio 2008 MVC templates within this release to create their Web applications, which includes the ability to select a specific Unit Test structure to accompany their Web Application development.
The MVC framework is fully extensible at all points, allowing developers to create sophisticated structures that meet their needs, including for example Dependency Injection (DI) techniques, new view rendering engines or specialized controllers.
As the ASP.NET MVC framework is built on ASP.NET 3.5, developers can take advantage of many existing ASP.NET 3.5 features, such as localization, authorization, Profile etc.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a24d1e00-cd35-4f66-baa0-2362bdde0766&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Steve Teixeira on Parallelism

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk to Steve Teixeira, Product Unit Manager for the Parallel Development Tools team within Developer Division's Parallel Computing Platform organzation at Microsoft. The conversation is mostly around the future of parallel computing highlighting offerings that Microsoft is currently working on.

Overview

Steve Teixeira is the Product Unit Manager for the Parallel Development Tools team within Developer Division's Parallel Computing Platform organzation. The Parallel Development Tools team is responsible for envisioning, incubating, and shipping the tools needed by software developers to build applications that fully leverage multi/many-core CPUs. Steve is the best-selling author of five award-winning books and numerous magazine articles on software development, and his writings are distributed worldwide in more than a dozen languages. Steve is also frequent speaker at industry conferences and events worldwide. You can reach Steve via email at stevetei at microsoft dot com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b8df2835-53f8-4bef-af96-a7ee8f9f71cd&DisplayLang=en

OEM Ready Program Tools and Documentation

Brief Description

October 2008 Updates
Program Tools and Documentation

Overview

The files below are part of the infrastructure necessary for testing applications against the requirements for the OEM Ready program. This framework does require other tools to complete the testing process. Complete details are in the documentation file below.
These tools will guide you through the testing and submisson process, document how to get help if needed, and assist in verifying a systems OEM Ready status.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ff6f5ff8-5655-4244-9f75-4d9909e5aec2&DisplayLang=en

Windows Embedded NavReady Monthly Update (September 2008)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded NavReady released during the period of September 1 - September 30, 2008. These updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows Embedded NavReady released during the period of September 1 - September 30, 2008. These Microsoft Windows CE updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.
For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the Windows Embedded NavReady_Update_080731_2008M07 file below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aaaa0048-9f23-4f84-90c1-ddaf0fd062fb&DisplayLang=en

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (September 2008)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 released during the period of September 1 - September 30, 2008. These updates are fixes for Windows Embedded CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows Embedded CE released during the period of September 1 - September 30, 2008. These Microsoft Windows Embedded CE updates are fixes for Windows Embedded CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.
For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the Windows Embedded CE 6.0_Update_080731_2008M07.htm file below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d192ea1f-e968-4d57-835e-ddf248ba3fc2&DisplayLang=en

Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (September 2008)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder released during the period of September 1 - September 30, 2008. These updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows CE Platform Builder released during the period of September 1 - September 30, 2008. These Microsoft Windows CE updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.
For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the Windows CE 5.0_Update_080731_2008M07.htm file below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=91396d23-43ee-48c1-9cad-775628b0bd95&DisplayLang=en

Windows CE .NET 4.2 Platform Builder Monthly Update (September 2008)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows CE .NET 4.2 Platform Builder released during the period of September1 - September30, 2008. These updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows CE .NET 4.2 Platform Builder released during the period of September 1 - September 30, 2008. These Microsoft Windows CE .NET updates are fixes for Windows CE .NET operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f90d86f6-4b44-4786-8fac-69945bd1bcc2&DisplayLang=en

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2: Technology Overview for Developers

Brief Description

This Technology Overview provides Web developers and designers with an overview of the new features and functionality offered in Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

Overview

Along with evaluating Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, this document will help Web developers and designers understand the new features available in this Beta 2 release. In addition, this document will help address some of the changes from the Beta 1 release thatmay impact your code or features.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=46936852-1f94-40f5-ad17-4a83f43fcb51&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP Cumulative Update - October 2008

Brief Description

Download the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP Cumulative Update - October 2008. This update contains bug fixes reported by the community.

Overview

In its continued commitment to interoperability, Microsoft has released an updated SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP. The SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP download is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge. The SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP is a PHP 5 extension that allows for the reading and writing of SQL Server data from within PHP scripts. The extension provides a procedural interface for accessing data in all editions of SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008.
For update details, see the SQLServerDriverForPHP_Readme.htm file in the download package.
Peer-to-peer support is available in the SQL Server Driver for PHP forum. To submit feedback on this release, visit the SQL Server Feedback Center.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=61bf87e0-d031-466b-b09a-6597c21a2e2a&DisplayLang=en

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Top Reasons To Step-Up from Visual Studio Professional - English

Brief Description
Overview

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 is an integrated application life cycle management (ALM) solution comprising tools, processes, and guidance. Learn how you can benefit from the Development Edition and Database Edition merge today to
• Build quality code faster
• Be more productive
• Collaborate at the next level
In this presentation, you will learn how you can take advantage of the core tools for application development as well as the necessary tools for database development, including performance profiling, code analysis, code metrics, code coverage, database refactoring, Schema Compare, Data Compare, and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=633629ad-aaeb-49e5-81a3-9b1bc0da6092&DisplayLang=en

Windows Embedded Standard 2009

Brief Description

120-day Evaluation Edition
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 delivers the power, familiarity, and reliability of the Windows operating system in componentized form, helping device makers to easily create smart connected devices requiring rich applications, services, and end-user experiences.

Overview

Windows Embedded Standard delivers the power, familiarity, and reliability of the Windows operating system in componentized form, helping device makers to easily create smart connected devices requiring rich applications, services, and end-user experiences. Featuring technologies that easily connect with many common industry standards plus several Microsoft desktop and server technologies leading to lower costs in application development, operating system deployment, servicing, and maintenance. With Windows Embedded Standard, developers get access to a mature technology portfolio of embedded specific tools that work in the familiar developer environment of Visual Studio allowing them to rapidly configure, build, and deploy devices that are more secure, reliable, and manageable. Support for all the PC architecture processor families; compatibility with thousands of certified, production-quality, off-the-shelf applications, drivers, and services; and a global ecosystem of Windows Embedded Standard experts help ensure that device makers have flexibility and access to the skills to develop the next generation of smart connected devices with confidence.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4715b660-9c24-4088-8448-96c8abf2a940&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD

Brief Description

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Overview

The Microsoft VHD Test Drive Program provides customers with an enhanced server-based software evaluation experience that’s faster, better supported and more flexible. You can now access the entire catalog of pre-configured Microsoft and partner products and solutions in the VHD format and start evaluating and testing today from www.microsoft.com/vhd.
This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight. Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports all intranet, extranet, and Web applications across an enterprise within one integrated platform, instead of relying on separate fragmented systems. Additionally, this collaboration and content management server provides IT professionals and developers with the platform and tools they need for server administration, application extensibility, and interoperability.
This fully functional pre-configured VHD provides you a trial software will automatically expire after 30 days.
This is a preconfigured virtual machine contained within the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format. Virtual Server 2005 R2 is required to run this VHD. Please refer to the system requirements section for more details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=67f93dcb-ada8-4db5-a47b-df17e14b2c74&DisplayLang=en

Rapid Implementation Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Feature Pack 1

Brief Description

Tested with English, US-only. Updated download - October 17th, 2008
Download the Rapid Configuration Tool and the Rapid Migration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

Overview

The Rapid Implementation Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 include two tools designed to shorten deployment time and enable greater Partner productivity by reducing the time required for routine implementation tasks. These tools are also designed to work with the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology.
The Rapid Configuration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP quickly configures core application setup data to meet specific business needs. By using one of thirteen available industry templates, or a customized configuration template created in Microsoft Office Excel 2007, a new Microsoft Dynamics GP company can be configured easily within the intuitive user interface. Settings and data such as the chart of accounts, fiscal years, payment terms, shipping methods, taxes, core financial and distribution module setup, and more can be quickly set up using this tool.
The Rapid Migration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP quickly converts key Intuit QuickBooks company data to Microsoft Dynamics GP within an easy-to-use interface. Customers using QuickBooks Pro (2003 - 2008), Premier (2003 - 2008), or Enterprise (3.0 - 8.0) benefit from the tool's ability to efficiently migrate the following data:
Master Records: Accounts (including opening balances), Customers, Vendors, Items, Employees
Open Transactions*: Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, Payables, Receivables, Inventory (including inventory levels)
Configuration Settings: Classes, Company Address, Customer Type, Payment Terms, Shipping Methods, Sales Tax, Vendor Type, Fiscal Years
*Note: Open transactions include those transactions not yet fully paid or applied. Transactions that have been fully paid and/or applied to another document are not migrated. Before proceeding, download the Rapid Implementation Tools help documents available on this page for complete, detailed instructions on installing and using these tools.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9dfa747-63da-4cac-b92d-28bb24192c1d&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Catching up with Charles Petzold

Brief Description

Carl and guest co-host Mark Dunn talk with Charles Petzold about the life of the father of modern computing, Alan Turing. Charles talks about his book, "The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine.", and also discusses writing books, blogs, and online media.

Overview

Charles Petzold is best known for writing books about Windows programming for the past 20 years. The first one was "Programming Windows" and the most recent is "3D Programming for Windows." He also occasionally writes more unusual books. In 1999 Microsoft Press published Petzold's book "Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software" -- a unique exploration of digital technologies beginning with Morse code and the telegraph. Just out is a sequel-of-sorts to "Code" published by Wiley and entitled "The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine."

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d6ecd1a0-7f12-4231-a1b3-35d402e42bd7&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0

Brief Description

Report Builder 2.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 provides an intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users. It supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. The download provides a stand-alone installer for Report Builder 2.0

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0 delivers an intuitive, Office-like report authoring environment enabling business and power users to leverage their experience with Microsoft Office 2007 products. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0 supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services including:

  • Flexible report layout caabilities of SQL Server 2008 Report Definition Language
  • Data Visualizations including charts and gauges
  • Richly formatted textboxes
  • Export to Microsoft Office Word format

Features specific to Report Builder 2.0 are focused on simplifying the process of creating and editing reports and queries and include the following:

  • Easy to use wizards for creating table, matrix and chart data regions
  • Support for directly opening and editing reports stored on the report server
  • Support for using server resources such as shared data sources
  • Query designers for multiple data sources including a Microsoft SQL Server-specific query designer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9f783224-9871-4eea-b1d5-f3140a253db6&DisplayLang=en

Health Check for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

Brief Description

Health Check for Microsoft Dynamics is a proactive service that delivers prescriptive problem identification and suggested resolution guidance for selected components of your Microsoft Dynamics implementation.

Overview

Health Check for Microsoft Dynamics is a proactive service that delivers prescriptive problem identification and suggested resolution guidance for selected components of your Microsoft Dynamics implementation. The Health Check is designed to uncover potential performance and application configuration risks and provide recommendations for any identified issues.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e39ac0c9-b309-4daa-9af8-07b11822286b&DisplayLang=en

Architecture Assessment for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

Brief Description

The Architecture Assessment for Microsoft Dynamics helps ensure successful deployment of your Microsoft Dynamics solution.

Overview

The Architecture Assessment for Microsoft Dynamics helps ensure successful deployment of your Microsoft Dynamics solution. It is a design service best performed (1) prior to implementation in the analysis or design phase; (2) to evaluate a newly-proposed architecture during an upgrade; and (3) with an anticipated increase in user adoption.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5480189d-f1ff-4d5d-8b6b-555e146f5087&DisplayLang=en

Next Generation Sales and Customer Care Datasheet

Brief Description

Designed to improve customer service and sales results with enhanced customer interaction while helping reduce costs and increase customer loyalty.

Overview

This service is designed to improve customer service and sales results with enhanced customer interaction while helping reduce costs and increase customer loyalty.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2d79ac96-2d76-4d18-b628-3e0783c1fd79&DisplayLang=en

Enterprise Search Datasheet

Brief Description

The SharePoint Enterprise Search Deployment Portfolio follows the IT Lifecycle (ITLC) and provides a Portfolio of Sub-Offerings that aligns the SharePoint Enterprise Search capabilities and functionality to that of the business requirements.

Overview

The SharePoint Enterprise Search Deployment Portfolio follows the IT Lifecycle (ITLC) and provides a Portfolio of Sub-Offerings that aligns the SharePoint Enterprise Search capabilities and functionality to that of the business requirements. These Sub-Offerings are implemented through three solution phases (Envision and Plan, Build and Deploy, Operate and Optimize) and supported by three sub-offerings within each of the solution phases that can be combined in progressive steps or implemented separately and/or independently based on the customer’s maturity and requirements.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb5b328c-bd4a-4daf-ae49-f50ffbc49f1b&DisplayLang=en

Enterprise Portal and Collaboration Datasheet

Brief Description

The SharePoint Enterprise Portal and Collaboration Deployment Portfolio follows the IT Lifecycle (ITLC) and provides a Portfolio of Sub-Offerings that aligns the SharePoint EPC capabilities and functionality to that of the business requirements.

Overview

The SharePoint Enterprise Portal and Collaboration Deployment Portfolio follows the IT Lifecycle (ITLC) and provides a Portfolio of Sub-Offerings that aligns the SharePoint EPC capabilities and functionality to that of the business requirements. These Sub-Offerings are implemented through three solution phases (Envision and Plan, Build and Deploy, Operate and Optimize) and supported by three sub-offerings within each of the solution phases that can be combined in progressive steps or implemented separately and/or independently based on the customer’s maturity and requirements.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=103b2e33-90dd-4e55-8691-80b1115934bc&DisplayLang=en

Enterprise Portal and Collaboration Migration Service for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Datasheet

Brief Description

This service helps reduce the number of content sources in order to simplify and refine your new portal and collaboration environment.

Overview

This service helps reduce the number of content sources in order to simplify and refine your new portal and collaboration environment. We will assist in planning of the entire migration project, from budget and timing to actual content migration and retiring the old environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=57f5d542-07ce-4894-b855-6337ef1ecb26&DisplayLang=en

Performance Hands On Labs for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

Brief Description

The Performance Hands On Lab provides tuning tools and techniques to minimize downtime and optimize performance.

Overview

The Performance Hands On Lab for Microsoft Dynamics® is an in-depth training session for learning the tools and techniques used to help identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks on computers running Microsoft SQL Server and related applications. This proactive service can be scheduled any time during implementation to optimize performance, from user acceptance testing through operation. For example, you could schedule the Performance Hands On Lab before an anticipated increase of transaction volume to optimize performance.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2db4f4ed-a259-47c3-8c92-1389c839bf05&DisplayLang=en

Web Platform Installer Beta

Brief Description

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (beta) is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including the IIS7, SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer.

Overview

Developers and server administrators can use the Web Platform Installer Beta to more easily discover, download and install the Microsoft Web platform. Using the Web Platform Installer’s simple user interface, you can select specific components or install the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto your computer easily and quickly. To help you stay up-to-date with product releases, the Web Platform Installer tool always contains the most current versions and new additions to the Microsoft Web Platform.
Examples of products which can be downloaded and installed through Web Platform Installer include:

  • IIS7 Web Server
  • Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition
  • SQL Server Express Edition
  • .NET Framework
  • IIS Extensions (such as FTP 7.0 and URL Rewriter)
  • …and more

Support for Web Platform Installer Beta can be received by visiting the Web Platform Installer Beta Forum to discuss issues and suggestions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3a41fac1-ed06-4944-a24d-76c8da31cf7d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, October 2008

Brief Description

Download the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, a collection of stand-alone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008.

Overview

The Feature Pack is a collection of stand-alone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008. It includes the latest versions of:

  • Redistributable components for SQL Server 2008.
  • Add-on providers for SQL Server 2008.
  • Backward compatibility components for SQL Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=228de03f-3b5a-428a-923f-58a033d316e1&DisplayLang=en

Security, Policy & Compliance

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB957258)

Brief Description

This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB957258).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d2392ffb-e5fc-4bae-84b8-0e075235f56d&DisplayLang=en

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB957257)

Brief Description

This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB957257).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=62320641-0947-4ba1-809d-d1c0ccc38879&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [October 2008] (KB905866)

Brief Description

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content.

Overview

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aa029fde-f341-44fc-8b85-0c6f3d3c2d69&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [October 2008] (KB905866)

Brief Description

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content.

Overview

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=749e10cd-f40c-4f94-8e38-d4221ded7652&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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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October 2008 Security Release ISO Image

Brief Description

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on October 14th, 2008.

Overview

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on October 14th, 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:
KB957280 / (MS08-060)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages

KB954211 / (MS08-061)

  • 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

KB953155 / (MS08-062)

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

KB957095 / (MS08-063)

  • 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

KB956841 / (MS08-064)

  • 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

KB951071 / (MS08-065)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages

KB956803 / (MS08-066)

  • 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

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Foundation Network Companion Guide: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access with PEAP-MS-CHAP v2

Brief Description

This companion guide to the Foundation Network Guide provides instructions about how to deploy 802.1X authenticated wireless access by using Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol-Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2 (PEAP-MS-CHAP v2).

Overview

This guide explains how to build upon a foundation network by providing instructions about how to deploy Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.1X-authenticated IEEE 802.11 wireless access using Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol – Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2 (PEAP-MS-CHAP v2).

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Microsoft Security Assessment Tool 4.0

Brief Description

The Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) is a risk-assessment application designed to provide information and recommendations about best practices for security within an information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Overview

The Microsoft Security Assessment Tool 4.0 is the revised version of the original Microsoft Security Risk Self-Assessment Tool (MSRSAT), released in 2004 and the Microsoft Security Assessment Tool 2.0 released in 2006. Security issues have evolved since 2004 so additional questions and answers were needed to ensure you had a comprehensive toolset to become more aware of the evolving security threat landscape that could impact your organization.
The tool employs a holistic approach to measuring your security posture by covering topics across people, process, and technology. Findings are coupled with prescriptive guidance and recommended mitigation efforts, including links to more information for additional industry guidance. These resources may assist you in keeping you aware of specific tools and methods that can help change the security posture of your IT environment.
There are two assessments that define the Microsoft Security Assessment Tool:

  • Business Risk Profile Assessment
  • Defense in Depth Assessment (UPDATED)

The questions identified in the survey portion of the tool and the associated answers are derived from commonly accepted best practices around security, both general and specific. The questions and the recommendations that the tool offers are based on standards such as ISO 17799 and NIST-800.x, as well as recommendations and prescriptive guidance from Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group and additional security resources valued in the industry.
After completing an Assessment, you will gain access to a detailed report of your results. You may also compare your results with those of your peers (by industry and company size), provided that you upload your results anonymously to the secure MSAT Web server. When you upload your data the application will simultaneously retrieve the most recent data available. To be able to provide this comparative data, we need customers such as you to upload their information. All information is kept strictly confidential and no personally identifiable information whatsoever will be sent. For more information on Microsoft's privacy policy, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/info/privacy.mspx.

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Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference

Brief Description

The Windows Server 2008 Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference provides information describing what NPS is, how NPS works, and NPS tools and settings.

Overview

The Windows Server 2008 Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference provides information describing what NPS is, how NPS works, and NPS tools and settings. NPS is the Microsoft implementation of Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), which provides authorization and authentication services for remote access clients. This technical reference also contains information about Network Access Protection (NAP) and its relationship to NPS, as well as some planning and deployment information about NPS.

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Research Paper: When the hammer falls - Effects of successful widespread disinfection on malware development and direction

Brief Description

Research paper on the effects of MSRT on specific malware development and direction - presented at VB2008.

Overview

ABSTRACT
The arms race between the anti-virus industry and concerted malware developers continues to escalate. Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) is executed on over half a billion computers every month, giving it a huge execution base and an unparalleled view of malware operations. In their first month of targeting by MSRT, the Win32/Cutwail and Win32/Nuwar families yielded an infection spread of almost half a million distinct machines between them. MSRT’s monthly release provides a unique snapshot of the Windows ecosystem, and of the sledgehammer effect the tool has on the targeted families; an effect that can hardly be ignored by the malware’s authors. With so much money at stake, it appears that the malware developers do not go down without a fight.
This paper couples analysis of the major malware families targeted by MSRT with the telemetry it gathers, in order to provide a perspective on how malware authors quickly respond to the massive impact on their networks after each release. Analyses of the techniques used to evade the MSRT are also presented. A look at the engineering evolution of each of these families with respect to MSRT releases is also explored.

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Research Paper: Playing with shadows - Exposing the black market for online game password theft

Brief Description

Research paper on the back market surrounding and facilitating online game password theft - presented at VB2008.

Overview

ABSTRACT
Malicious software that targets online games has become increasingly prevalent over the past couple of years. Research into the cause of this trend has uncovered a thriving underground black market driving the development and distribution of this type of malware.
The marketplace is organized to sell four different ‘black products’ to a variety of buyers. These products include ‘envelopes’ (stolen account information), ‘stalls’ (online spaces used to collect stolen account information), trojans (malware used to steal account details), and ‘trojan generators’ (used to generate customized trojans).
This paper explores the organization and operation of the black market and throws light onto the clandestine relationships between the four products. In particular, this paper presents a detailed analysis of the trojans and trojan generators sold on the black market. These products, designed by underground workshops, have been developed to include the features of both legitimate and illegitimate (i.e. malware) software products. As malware, they are deliberately designed to avoid detection and hinder removal; they also feature anti-protection mechanisms, advanced stealth functionality and often evolve through hundreds of variants. Similar to more traditional, ‘legitimate’ software products, they have their own ‘product testing methodologies, sales channels, and support, maintenance and upgrade offerings’.
There is without doubt an escalating fight between the anti-malware vendors/online game vendors and the black market operators. However, the growth of this market poses considerable challenges, not just for those directly involved in the associated industries of AV and gaming, but for users, businesses and law-makers alike.

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Research Paper: Malware Development Lifecycle

Brief Description

Research paper on the development methodologies used by the creators of malware - presented at VB2008.

Overview

ABSTRACT
In recent year’s malware has transcended its ‘not so humble’ beginnings to evolve in complexity to rival many decent sized software projects. This reflects the increased sophistication of the producers of the malicious content and is reflected in their methods of attack.
This indicates an improvement in development methodologies that enables malware producers to improve their output, adding functionality and capabilities to achieve maximum gain.
In this paper we track the evolution of certain families of malware as they have grown and diversified, adapting and improving to effectively accomplish their required results.
Starting with the early variants we show how the malware has changed to meet the requirements of its producers, how the code is implemented to best fulfill those requirements, how the malware producers test their creations and finally how they deliver the final release to their involuntary users.
From this we draw conclusions regarding the various stages of the malware development life cycle and ascertain how their development reflects the strategies employed to produce the malware and what could be expected in future.

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Enterprise Data Security Optimization Datasheet

Brief Description

This offering integrates multiple data-protection technologies and “always on” persistent protection to provide comprehensive coverage of the data stored on desktops and servers, as well as data in transit.

Overview

This offering integrates multiple data-protection technologies and “always on” persistent protection to provide comprehensive coverage of the data stored on desktops and servers, as well as data in transit.

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Security, Identity, and Access Management Datasheet

Brief Description

This offering provides an end-to-end security solution that allows you to move toward a dynamic IT infrastructure while ensuring better security integration, manageability, and efficiency.

Overview

This offering provides an end-to-end security solution that allows you to move toward a dynamic IT infrastructure while ensuring better security integration, manageability, and efficiency.

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Full Volume Encryption using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Datasheet

Brief Description

The Full Volume Encryption using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption offering capitalizes on the Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF) to envision, plan, develop, stabilize (test), and deploy BitLocker in your environment.

Overview

The Full Volume Encryption using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption offering capitalizes on the Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF) to envision, plan, develop, stabilize (test), and deploy BitLocker in your environment. This offering delivers the following set of services, which have proven successful during our many engagements.

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Deployment for Microsoft Forefront Client Security Datasheet

Brief Description

Deployment for Microsoft Forefront Client Security easily deploys an advanced, centralized solution to help protect your enterprise.

Overview

Forefront Client Security takes advantage of Microsoft server and management technologies that may be familiar to your IT staff to help provide sophisticated protection from malicious and unwanted software and provide centralized event processing, advanced alerting, and comprehensive reporting for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, and Windows Vista operating systems.

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Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

Office Live Meeting SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

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Microsoft SharePoint Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

SharePoint Online SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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Microsoft Exchange Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

Exchange Online SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Exchange Online.

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Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (No Patents) for Development and Product Distribution

Brief Description

For Work Group Server Operating System Software
This is the Work Group Server Protocol Program (WSPP) License Agreement (No Patents) for Development and Product Distribution

Overview

This is the license agreement for no patents for the Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program (WSPP) that allows for development and product distribution under the WSPP. This agreement applies to work group server operating system software.

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Call for Applications for the Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship for $5,000

Brief Description

This is an application form for the Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) college scholarship for African American high school students.

Overview

This is an application form for the Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) college scholarship. The mission of the BAM Scholarship is to encourage and enable Black high school students to (a) go to college, (b) realize the impact technology has on the world, and (c) target a career in the technology industry.
The amount of the BAM Scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 annually, which is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of BAM to the recipient's school's Financial Aid Office.

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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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Technology Facilitates Collateral Development While Helping Ensure Brand Compliance

Brief Description

One of this agency’s clients has 14 subsidiary organizations whose independently developed collateral needed greater brand creative man¬agement and consistency. Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and technologies from Adobe and Equilibrium, the agency developed a template-based collateral development and brand management solution.

Overview

A large holding company in the entertainment industry—with 14 separate branded properties—wanted to find a way to improve the management and control of its brand identities. Each of its branded properties had been developing collateral independently, with the net effect of compromised brand integrity cross the board. Working with the direct marketing agency’s technology solutions group, the holding company presented its subsidiary brand properties and their ad agencies with a new software-based tool for developing collateral: a Web-based solution that not only automates and streamlines collateral development, but also produces attractive, compelling collateral that is, most importantly, brand compliant across all the properties. The properties were so enthusiastic about this solution that all 14 brand subsidiaries adopted it faster than mandated. What drives this agency’s winning solution? Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Microsoft SQL Server® 2005, and Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007.

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Microsoft Volume Licensing Reference Guide

Brief Description

A comprehensive review of the Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, including Microsoft product licensing models and Microsoft Software Assurance.

Overview

The Microsoft Volume Licensing Reference Guide provides comprehensive guidance to help you select the best options for the size, type, and business needs of your organization. This 79-page document details each of the Microsoft Volume Licensing programs in addition to covering the basics of product licensing and Microsoft Software Assurance. Each chapter includes case studies, tips, and next steps to assist you with the decision-making process. An excellent resource for those who want an in-depth look at Microsoft Volume Licensing and the ability to easily compare programs.

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Shape Documents

Brief Description

Shape Documents

Overview

Please download documents from Shape - The Web Conference

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Premier Mission Critical Datasheet

Brief Description

Premier Mission Critical Support offers Microsoft’s commitment to supporting your mission critical solutions.

Overview

Premier Mission Critical Support offers personalized support coverage through designated support professionals who understand your unique solution configuration and deployment environment and who are available 24x7 to provide faster incident response time and faster problem resolution for high severity incidents.

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Premier Support Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Premier Support datasheet.

Overview

Microsoft Services Premier Support offers a personalized support relationship, 24x7 problem resolution support and training and workshops to keep customers’ IT staff up-to-date. Customizable to customer needs, Premier Support gives the flexibility to choose the support options that best fit the customer’s organization. Plus, with Premier Support, customers receive a direct, priority route to Microsoft technical experts at any time, resulting in lower risk to their IT infrastructure, higher productivity, and maximum benefits from existing IT investments.

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Premier Support for Microsoft Online Services Datasheet

Brief Description

With the activation of Microsoft Online Services for Premier Support, you can submit incidents through Premier Support and Technical Account Managers can be more visible in those cases so they can effectively manage your requests.

Overview

With the activation of Microsoft Online Services for Premier Support, you can submit incidents through Premier Support and Technical Account Managers can be more visible in those cases so they can effectively manage your requests.

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Premier Support for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Premier Support for Microsoft Dynamics datasheet.

Overview

Provides specific services for customers with Microsoft Dynamics products in the Premier family of offerings.

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Dedicated Support Engineer for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

Brief Description

Dedicated Support Engineer service for Microsoft Dynamics is designed to complement the IT expertise that you receive with Premier Support by providing domain knowledge in Microsoft Dynamics.

Overview

Dedicated Support Engineer service for Microsoft Dynamics is designed to complement the IT expertise that you receive with Premier Support by providing domain knowledge in Microsoft Dynamics. Dedicated Support Engineering for Microsoft Dynamics enhances Premier Support with focus on business processes.

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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.

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