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Infrastructure Development & Operations

· Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release)

· Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Virtual Server 2005)

· Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

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

· Systems Management Server 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update

· Monitoring Windows Essential Business Server

· Migrating DHCP Server Service to Windows Essential Business Server

· Migrating Active Directory Domain Services Scripts, Roaming Profiles, Redirected Folders, and Home Directories to Windows Essential Business Server

· Migrating the DNS Role to Windows Essential Business Server

· Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2 Resource Kit

· Update for Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack (KB924423)

· Windows Essential Business Server Product Overview

· Updates for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help

· Updates for Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Help

· Updates for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help

· Updates for Microsoft Office Project 2007 Help

· Updates for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Help

· Updates for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help

· Updates for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Help

· Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Trial Software Download

· SharePoint Monitoring ToolKit for System Center Operations Manager 2007

· Windows Mobile 6.1 Hot Fix for Sending POP and IMAP E-mail

· Windows Essential Business Server Getting Started Guide

· Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server

· Migrating Microsoft Exchange Server to Windows Essential Business Server

· Migrating Windows Server Update Services to Windows Essential Business Server

· Windows Essential Business Server Installation Guide

· Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Sync Engine Configuration Powershell Commandlets Quick Reference Guide

· Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Trial Software Download

· Infrastructure Planning and Design

Solutions & Solution Development

· .NET Rocks! - Interknowlogy Scratches the Surface!

· Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 (x86)

· Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 (x64)

· Microsoft Surface Data Sheet

· An Overview of Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 Features

· BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

· Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (October 2008)

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

· Office Accounting 2008 Connector

· Office Accounting 2008 Transaction Migration Update

· SQL Server 2008 Predictive Analysis Datasheet

· Windows Vista User Experience Guidelines

· External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint

· .NET Rocks! - Rocky Lhotka on CSLA.NET for Silverlight!

· .NET Rocks! - Bob Martin (Uncle Bob) on Being a Professional!

· .NET Rocks! - YSlow! Steve Souders finds Website Bottlenecks

· .NET Rocks! - Surface!

· Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Tools Documentation: Integration Manager

· Updates for Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Help

· Updates for Microsoft Script Editor Help

· Updates for Microsoft Office Access 2007 Help

· Updates for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 Help

· Windows CE101 Training Course Materials

· SQL Server Data Services

· Windows Essential Business Server Preparation and Planning Guide

· Office Accounting 2008 Software Development Kit

· RML Utilities for SQL Server (x86)

· RML Utilities for SQL Server (x64)

· Captions Language Interface Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

· Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit - November Preview

· Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable v2.0

· Azure Services Training Kit - PDC Preview

· Live Search SDK

· Windows Live Admin Center SDK V4.0

· Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images

· SharePoint Designer 2007: Non Technical Resources (Trials, Pricing, Purchasing, Activation, Licensing and Support)

· Microsoft® Expression® Encoder 2 SDK

· Windows Live Agents 5.1

· Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS 7 (x86)

· Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS 7 (x64)

· Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition

Security, Policy & Compliance

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

· SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Datasheet

· Security Update for MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)

· November 2008 Security Release ISO Image

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

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

· Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

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

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

· Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 and Service Pack 1 (KB954459)

· Windows Essential Business Server Security and Protection

· Identity Lifecycle Manager "2" Datasheet

· SQL Server White Paper: SQL Server 2008 Compliance Guide

· Microsoft Online Services Sign In Tool V1

· Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 5 (January – June 2008)

Other

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

· Health Plan Customer Experience

· EMEA Case Study Resources

· Microsoft Campus Agreement and School Agreement Program Guides

· Online Services Enables IT Consultant to Refocus on Higher Value Strategic Services

· RED Saves Green Using Online Document Management Service

· Online Services Open Doors to Delivery of Mission-Critical Customer Applications

· Offering Online Services Points to a Clear Win for ClearPointe

· Gaining a Comprehensive Messaging and Collaboration Solution to Meet Client Needs

· Reducing IT Management Burden Creates Opportunities for New Strategic IT Initiatives

· Online Services Help Software Firm Affordably Access Enterprise-class E-mail

· Online Services Delivers Enterprise-Class Communications to Growing Retail Business

· Realizing a Recurring Revenue Stream by Reselling Online Services

· Online Services Provide Strong Entry into New Markets for Conferencing Company

· Online Collaboration Services Support Consulting Company’s Quantum Growth

· Online Services Create Ongoing Revenue Stream while Delivering Customer Value

· Zune Client software, version 3.1

Infrastructure Development & Operations

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a unified communications client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. Communicator Mobile runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 or 6.0 software for Pocket PC and smartphone devices.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release) extends the reach of Office Communications Server 2007 to information workers who use Windows Mobile powered devices. Communicator Mobile provides presence and communication features that are similar to the desktop version of Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 when users are away from their desks.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2eea3e24-f216-4887-92b0-f37d942e26e0&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Virtual Server 2005)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Enterprise Edition and Server Core Virtual Hard Drive Images (for VS 2005)

Overview

The Microsoft VHD format is the common virtualization file format for Virtual PC, Virtual Server 2005 and Hyper-V that provides a uniform product support system, and provides more seamless manageability, security, reliability and cost-efficiency for customers.
This VHD release is available in English only and is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating Windows Server2008 software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 60 days.
If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008, the 60 day evaluation period may be reset (or re-armed) three times, extending the original 60 day evaluation period by up to 180 days for a total possible evaluation time of 240 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008.
If you wish to extend the initial evaluation and testing period, please go here and follow the instructions.
This installation requires Virtual Server 2005. For more information on obtaining and installing the latest version of Virtual Server, please visit the Virtual Server 2005 Downloads Page.
Both virtual machines available here are running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Evaluation. One is the default full installation, and the other has been configured as a default Core installation. For more information on the difference between full and core installation please see the Windows Server 2008 Editions Overview pages. For download options please see the IMAGE SELECTION section in the instructions below.
As both virtual machines do not have anti-virus installed, they should not be connected to any network until it has anti-virus installed. In addition, the operating system and programs installed were patched with all updates as of May 8, 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=961db8ce-8473-47c2-92eb-b822ec5af0c9&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Enterprise Edition and Server Core Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

Overview

The Microsoft VHD format is the common virtualization file format for Virtual PC, Virtual Server 2005 and Hyper-V that provides a uniform product support system, and provides more seamless manageability, security, reliability and cost-efficiency for customers.
This VHD release is available in English only and is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating Windows Server2008 software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 60 days.
If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008, the 60 day evaluation period may be reset (or re-armed) three times, extending the original 60 day evaluation period by up to 180 days for a total possible evaluation time of 240 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008.
If you wish to extend the initial evaluation and testing period, please go here and follow the instructions.
As this installation requires Hyper-V, you will need to have a base install of Windows Server 2008 (64bit edition), running Hyper-V. For more information on obtaining and installing the latest version of Hyper-V, please visit the Hyper-V Homepage.
Both virtual machines available here are running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Evaluation. One is the default full installation, and the other has been configured as a default Core installation. For more information on the difference between full and core installation please see the Windows Server 2008 Editions Overview pages. For download options please see the IMAGE SELECTION section in the instructions below.
As both virtual machines do not have anti-virus installed, they should not be connected to any network until it has anti-virus installed. In addition, the operating system and programs installed were patched with all updates as of May 8, 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=060f0c51-339a-4c4e-bb6e-716bb7401fd4&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Administrator's Guide - English

Brief Description
Overview

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

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

Systems Management Server 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

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

Monitoring Windows Essential Business Server

Brief Description

This document provides guidance to help you monitor your Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) network.

Overview

This document provides guidance to help you monitor your Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) network by using the Windows EBS Administration Console and by using the monitoring capabilities of Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=15f67b03-082e-4ce2-8545-424de2feb356&DisplayLang=en

Migrating DHCP Server Service to Windows Essential Business Server

Brief Description

This document explains the steps for preparing your environment to work with the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server service for Windows Essential Business Server

Overview

This document explains the steps for preparing your environment to work with the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server service for Windows Essential Business Server. If you did not have the DHCP Server service in your environment prior to installing Windows Essential Business Server, this document explains how to start using it to manage IP addresses. If you previously used the DHCP Server service, instructions are provided for migrating scopes and settings.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e7087924-2d5f-4379-b083-14c7c0aea831&DisplayLang=en

Migrating Active Directory Domain Services Scripts, Roaming Profiles, Redirected Folders, and Home Directories to Windows Essential Business Server

Brief Description

This document explains how to migrate scripts, roaming profiles, redirected folders, and home directories from your existing servers to the Windows Essential Business Server Management Server.

Overview

This document explains how to migrate scripts, roaming profiles, redirected folders, and home directories from your existing servers to the Management Server in Windows Essential Business Server. When you install Windows Essential Business Server, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) does not automatically replicate and update all of this data. You are not required to move this data. If AD DS was not present in your environment, or if you do not use these features in AD DS, you do not need to perform these migrations.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d79d7afd-df62-4353-9abf-7cbc8e49cd3d&DisplayLang=en

Migrating the DNS Role to Windows Essential Business Server

Brief Description

This document explains how to move the DNS role from your existing servers or devices to the Management Server and Messaging Server.

Overview

This document explains how to move the Domain Name System (DNS) role from your existing DNS servers to the Windows Essential Business Server Management Server. If your domain's DNS zone was already integrated with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) prior to installing Windows Essential Business Server, this migration was performed for you during installation and no further action is required. If you are unsure whether your zone was integrated with AD DS, this document explains how to check.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=09ba5591-5dc8-46c9-a22b-26f5ca090294&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2 Resource Kit

Brief Description

The Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2 Resource Kit contains a set of integrated documents that make it easier to develop Windows XP Embedded devices.

Overview

This document set will help you understand Windows XP Embedded to determine its suitability to your product design. In order to reduce content redundancy, this document set makes frequent use of hyperlinks that you can click, to reference pre-existing on-line content. To use these hyperlinks, the computer that you use to view this document must also be connected to the internet.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f4a453e2-fcef-49c2-87ac-cebe233a5f8d&DisplayLang=en

Update for Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack (KB924423)

Brief Description

This update provides holidays for the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 calendar when Outlook 2003 is used with a Multilingual User Interface Pack installed. This update provides holidays for the years 2007 through 2012.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack (KB924423).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c23ae5be-a99f-4e0a-b3b6-3325a58bc679&DisplayLang=en

Windows Essential Business Server Product Overview

Brief Description

This document describes Windows Essential Business Server, its key applications and components, its component architecture, and the network topologies that it supports

Overview

Windows Essential Business Server is an integrated server solution for medium sized networks. This document describes Windows Essential Business Server, its key applications and components, its component architecture, and the network topologies that it supports. Features and benefits of Windows Essential Business Server are explained.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=01a0a2ec-18dc-4217-9591-ade0a1d7ae08&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help file and the Office Excel 2007 Developer Help file.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office Excel 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, excelhelp.msp automatically replaces the current EXCEL.DEV.HXS and EXCEL.HXS file in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f4ca721c-37ae-4d26-9380-0404edd76d42&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Help files and the Office Visio 2007 Developer Help files.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office Visio 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, visiohelp.msp automatically replaces the current VISIO.hxs, VISIO.DEV.hxs, VISIO.SHAPESHEET.hxs and VISIO_STD.hxs files in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b5a93eea-622c-4bce-899a-921416a3b70f&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help file.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) file on your computer for Office OneNote 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in that Help file.
By default, onenotehelp.msp automatically replaces the current ONENOTE.HXS file in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c93136d2-fb3e-4cb4-81ec-212a34b29afc&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office Project 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Project 2007 Help files and the Office Project 2007 Developer Help files.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office Project 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, projecthelp.msp automatically replaces the current WINPROJ.hxs, WINPROJ.DEV.hxs and WINPROJ_STD.hxs files in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=08232883-5e2d-4e11-83a2-17b6231e21cb&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Help file and the Office PowerPoint 2007 Developer Help file.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office PowerPoint 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, powerpointhelp.msp automatically replaces the current POWERPNT.DEV.HXS and POWERPNT.HXS file in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

Updates for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help file and the Office Word 2007 Developer Help file.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office Word 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, wordhelp.msp automatically replaces the current WINWORD.DEV.HXS and WINWORD.HXS files in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0cfee193-59ab-4574-b259-0262ab95e17d&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Help file and the Office Outlook 2007 Developer Help file.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office Outlook 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, outlookhelp.msp automatically replaces the current OUTLOOK.DEV.HXS and OUTLOOK.HXS file in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=17e3cdc4-36d7-4e7a-a2d9-983c55fce0ad&DisplayLang=en

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Trial Software Download

Brief Description

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes.

Overview

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes.
Evaluating Windows Essential Business Server 2008 software does not require product activation or entering a product key.
If you need more time to evaluate Windows Essential Business Server 2008, the 60 day evaluation period may be reset (or re-armed) three times, extending the original 60 day evaluation period by up to 180 days for a total possible evaluation time of 240 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
If you wish to extend the initial evaluation and testing period, please go here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100902 and follow the instructions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f0b4d51e-b850-4764-8ce2-62bf95b2b81f&DisplayLang=en

SharePoint Monitoring ToolKit for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The SharePoint Monitoring Toolkit helps you manage Microsoft SharePoint environments of all sizes.

Overview

SharePoint Monitoring ToolKit contains two Management Packs: SharePoint Server 2007 MP and SharePoint Services 3.0 MP. These Management Packs monitor the health state of the components in your SharePoint environment that affect performance and availability. When there is an issue that may cause service or performance degradation, Operations Manager 2007 uses the Management Packs to detect the issue, alert you to its existence, and facilitate diagnosis and corrective actions.
Feature Bullet Summary:
The monitored components include:

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 related services (Timer, Tracing, and Search)
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 related Events
  • Web server applications such as Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • IIS-related Events
  • Microsoft SQL Server database-related events
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Server performance

Release History:

  • 12/17/2007 - Original release, version 1.0.0.46

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e4600fd9-f53d-4ded-88bf-6bb1932794f9&DisplayLang=en

Windows Mobile 6.1 Hot Fix for Sending POP and IMAP E-mail

Brief Description

This behavior is associated with a feature that was introduced in Windows Mobile 6.1. It provides a way for users to send e-mail through an alternate outbound e-mail server provided by their mobile operator in the event that the default outbound e-mail server becomes inaccessible.

Overview

This behavior is associated with a feature that was introduced in Windows Mobile 6.1. It provides a way for users to send e-mail through an alternate outbound e-mail server provided by their mobile operator in the event that the default outbound e-mail server becomes inaccessible.
The problem occurs if a mobile operator doesn't use this feature, and therefore doesn't supply a value for the alternate SMTP address. When the mobile device fails on any attempt to connect to the e-mail provider's default SMTP server, Windows Mobile 6.1 automatically loads the value for the alternate SMTP server—which in this case is blank. The e-mail account configuration details are then corrupted, which results in loss of the ability to send e-mail with that particular e-mail account.
With this fix, the feature is patched to ensure that Windows Mobile 6.1 takes appropriate action when it detects a blank value for the Alternate SMTP server.
Note: After you apply this hot fix to your mobile device, the messages that have been sitting in the Outbox folder of your affected POP and IMAP e-mail account(s) will be sent. Since these messages could be out of date, you might not want to send them now. You can keep these messages from being sent by navigating to the Outbox folder of these accounts, and then either delete them, or move them to another folder. On Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional devices, you can access account folders by tapping the folder drop-down located in the upper left portion of the message list. On Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard devices, you can access account folders by pressing the Menu soft key, and then selecting Folders.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9d71b2e-d2dd-44f2-86e5-1e53aad7fb7a&DisplayLang=en

Windows Essential Business Server Getting Started Guide

Brief Description

This document summarizes the installation and configuration of Windows Essential Business Server in a production environment.

Overview

Windows Essential Business Server provides an integrated server and management system for midsize organizations. This document summarizes the installation and configuration of Windows Essential Business Server in a production environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=50b567b1-d653-4b25-9d30-6e1c1b822840&DisplayLang=en

Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server

Brief Description

Use this document to successfully migrate your environment from Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS 2003) to Windows Essential Business Server (EBS).

Overview

Use this document to successfully migrate your environment from Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS 2003) to Windows Essential Business Server (EBS).
If you do not plan to join Windows EBS to the Active Directory domain for Windows SBS 2003, you do not need to follow the steps in this document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=191b141e-3a1f-4c1b-bd2d-15623751e518&DisplayLang=en

Migrating Microsoft Exchange Server to Windows Essential Business Server

Brief Description

This document explains how to migrate existing mailboxes, offline address book generation processes, and public folder replicas to the Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) Messaging Server.

Overview

This document explains how to migrate existing mailboxes, offline address book generation processes, and public folder replicas to the Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) Messaging Server. If your environment already includes Exchange Server, you must still migrate it to take full advantage of the integrated security and monitoring features in Windows EBS. Your existing servers will continue to function in the Exchange Server organization, but certain roles and features must be handled by Windows EBS.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fb0f9f7e-8769-4585-a85c-509165a3f93e&DisplayLang=en

Migrating Windows Server Update Services to Windows Essential Business Server

Brief Description

This document explains the optional migration of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) from an existing server in your environment to Windows Essential Business Server.

Overview

This article explains the optional migration of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) from an existing server in your environment to Windows Essential Business Server (EBS). The components of WSUS that migrate are the updates, metadata about the updates, target groups, approvals, and selections for products and classifications.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4a9229be-e9dc-40f8-b90e-035bf7879716&DisplayLang=en

Windows Essential Business Server Installation Guide

Brief Description

This document explains how to install Windows Essential Business Server in a production environment.

Overview

Windows® Essential Business Server provides an integrated server and management system for midsize networks. This document explains how to install Windows Essential Business Server in a production environment. This guide describes the procedures that you follow in the Windows Essential Business Server Installation Wizard.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=11c34b73-a9aa-4beb-940d-2ab93b167fdc&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Sync Engine Configuration Powershell Commandlets Quick Reference Guide

Brief Description

Provides information about the ILM 2007 Powershell Commandlets

Overview

This quick reference guide describes the most frequently used synchorinization engine configuration commandlets available in ILM 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=38b31e06-0342-481e-b744-9899d5b601db&DisplayLang=en

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Trial Software Download

Brief Description

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes.

Overview

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes.
Evaluating Windows Small Business Server 2008 does not require that you activate the product or enter a product key.
If you need more time to evaluate the software, you can reset (or rearm) the 60-day evaluation period up to three times, extending the original 60-day evaluation period by up to 180 days, for a total possible evaluation time of 240 days. After the evaluation period ends, you need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully licensed version of Windows Small Business Server 2008.
If you want to extend the initial evaluation and testing period, please go here and follow the instructions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=537ac5b3-9ac2-4667-916b-99928bca9f70&DisplayLang=en

Infrastructure Planning and Design

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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Solutions & Solution Development

.NET Rocks! - Interknowlogy Scratches the Surface!

Brief Description

Dan Hanan and Kevin Kennedy from Interknowlogy talk about their experiences working with WPF, Surface, and Silverlight. Interknowlogy is run by Tim Huckaby, a long-time guest and friend of .NET Rocks!

Overview

Dan Hanan is a Lead Software Engineer at InterKnowlogy in Carlsbad, CA. He is currently working with a client to come up with a next generation enterprise application centered around data visualization. Before diving head first into WPF the past couple years, Dan worked on both sides of the wire: writing occasionally connected Click-Once WinForms smart clients for the front-end as well as back-end technologies such as WCF, ASMX web services, and SQL. He likes to try to forget his early years, which were spent hassling with C++, MFC, COM, etc.
Since graduating from MIT in 1999 with a degree in computer science, Kevin Kennedy has written software for a number of industries including healthcare, biotech, finance, and defense. The technologies have leveraged various platforms with a mix of web and rich-client applications, but his efforts have consistently focused on the presentation layer. This has involved layout, usability, rich controls, animation, and 3D interactive content. Additionally, Kevin has had the opportunity to lead development teams including one that incorporated team members from four continents. His research interests include user interaction, procedural graphics, artificial intelligence, and computational aesthetics. He lives in Cardiff by the Sea, a beach town in northern San Diego County and spends the majority of his free time with his family or on his mountain bike.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f4e196c0-e034-4e0e-9f01-5480d4a1c067&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 (x86)

Brief Description

URL rewrite module provides a rule-based rewriting mechanism for changing requested URL’s before they get processed by web server.

Overview

The Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 provides flexible rules-based rewrite engine that can be used to perform broad spectrum of URL manipulation tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Enabling user friendly and search engine friendly URL with dynamic web applications;
  • Rewriting URL’s based on HTTP headers and server variables;
  • Web site content handling;
  • Controlling access to web site content based on URL segments or request metadata.

The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by URL rewriter. Refer to the KB articles for the hotfixes to get more details. In order to apply the hotfixes correctly without restarting the server, it is recommended that the WAS service is stopped before installing URL Rewrite Module. The following hotfixes will be installed with URL Rewrite Module:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=836778ea-b2f2-4907-b2dc-a152ec0a4bc4&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 (x64)

Brief Description

URL rewrite module provides a rule-based rewriting mechanism for changing requested URL’s before they get processed by web server.

Overview

The Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 provides flexible rules-based rewrite engine that can be used to perform broad spectrum of URL manipulation tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Enabling user friendly and search engine friendly URL with dynamic web applications;
  • Rewriting URL’s based on HTTP headers and server variables;
  • Web site content handling;
  • Controlling access to web site content based on URL segments or request metadata.

The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by URL rewriter. Refer to the KB articles for the hotfixes to get more details. In order to apply the hotfixes correctly without restarting the server, it is recommended that the WAS service is stopped before installing URL Rewrite Module. The following hotfixes will be installed with URL Rewrite Module:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c15b777-8d9e-4d99-b359-a98e2c0880f7&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Surface Data Sheet

Brief Description

Read this Microsoft Surface datasheet to learn more about this revolutionary surface computing platform.

Overview

Microsoft Surface is a revolutionary surface computing platform that responds to natural hand gestures and realworld objects, helping customers interact with technology in a way that is simple, intuitive—and unprecedented. Using this innovative technology, multiple users can manipulate and maneuver digital content, drive specific interactions with objects, and allow for devices to connect and engage with Microsoft Surface. The 360-degree user interface invites individuals and groups to discover and interact with technology in a way that helps inspire cutting-edge, engaging experiences and transactions that differentiate your business.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=af4bb0c9-4759-4751-bd6b-f176b0bcc258&DisplayLang=en

An Overview of Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 Features

Brief Description

NavReady 2009 whitepapers
NavReady 2009 whitepapers

Overview

Features and services available; Location-Aware Services, Data Connectivity (Bluetooth Enhancements, Connection Manager, ActiveSync Desktop Pass-through (DTPT)), Microsoft SideShow, and Integrating NavReady 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=49b01a1f-271e-49ba-89c9-49f005b66dad&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (October 2008)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=62fd4f00-7c1d-4883-868a-3a95e720c134&DisplayLang=en

Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (October 2008)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=48126b23-4bcb-42ad-92b5-3402f371e7ad&DisplayLang=en

Office Accounting 2008 Connector

Brief Description

This download allows programs that are built to integrate with Office Accounting 2008 to connect to an instance of Office Accounting 2008 that is installed on a remote computer.

Overview

This download allows programs that are built to integrate with Office Accounting 2008 to connect to an instance of Office Accounting 2008 that is installed on a remote computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=33fbd624-0870-460b-9b85-37fc24cf6bd7&DisplayLang=en

Office Accounting 2008 Transaction Migration Update

Brief Description

This download updates Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 to enable import of transactions from Intuit QuickBooks.

Overview

This download updates Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 to enable import of transactions from Intuit QuickBooks.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=519cc00f-229b-4d56-9dc7-6d62013859fb&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2008 Predictive Analysis Datasheet

Brief Description

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 empowers informed decisions with predictive analysis through intuitive data mining; seamlessly integrated within the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform and extensible into business applications.

Overview

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 empowers informed decisions with predictive analysis through intuitive data mining; seamlessly integrated within the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform and extensible into business applications.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bfcc3ded-9a3d-4a32-85e2-e71fd90ee645&DisplayLang=en

Windows Vista User Experience Guidelines

Brief Description

Download a preliminary draft of the Windows Vista™ User Experience Guidelines (UX Guide).

Overview

Use this page to download a preliminary draft of the Windows Vista User Experience Guidelines (or UX Guide). These guidelines contain information on what’s new in Windows Vista, design principles, and guidelines for controls, commands, text, interaction, windows, aesthetics, and the Windows environment. They help designers and developers create high-quality Windows Vista applications with a consistent “look and feel.“

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e49820cb-954d-45ae-9cb3-1b9e8ea7fe8c&DisplayLang=en

External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint

Brief Description

This solution accelerator is a collection of software and guidance that you can use to easily deploy a SharePoint-based environment for collaboration with people outside your firewall. The accelerator allows users to create collaboration environments that use the familiar SharePoint interface. Because the solution is easy to use, end users are more likely to use it rather than revert to e mail.

Overview

Organizations need tools to simplify the process of collaborating with people outside their firewall. Currently, many such organizations collaborate using methods that are not efficient or secure, such as unencrypted e-mail and instant messaging. The External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint includes software and guidance to quickly and easily deploy a collaboration environment based on SharePoint Products and Technologies that you can use to collaborate with partners across the Internet.
This solution accelerator, which is primarily targeted at mid-sized and smaller organizations, lets project teams manage their own collaboration sites and invite external users to share documents that are centrally located on a SharePoint site inside the firewall. Internal users access the collaboration site through an internal URL and are authenticated against the organization’s Active Directory® domain, whereas external user access the site through the Internet, log on using a form, and are authenticated against a separate Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) directory that contains only external users.
Solution features include a setup wizard to automate the setup process, Web Parts to automate the process of provisioning new site collections and new users, form-based logon for external users, and automated password reset functionality.
You can download the following components:

Choosing an External Collaboration Solution. This document examines various external collaboration scenarios and provides recommendations for addressing them using Microsoft technologies.
External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint. This software and documentation helps administrators quickly deploy a SharePoint-based solution for collaborating across the Internet. The documentation includes Planning for External Collaboration with SharePoint, which describes the planning process for deploying the solution in a small or mid-sized environment, and the Deployment and Operations Guide, which explains how to install and configure the solution, provides guidance for users, and describes how to deploy the solution in larger environments.
Informational Materials. These include supplementary materials that explain how the guidance and tools in this Solution Accelerator can benefit your organization.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9af2c25-989c-45c4-8008-1f15722190ed&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Rocky Lhotka on CSLA.NET for Silverlight!

Brief Description

Rocky is back to talk about his acclaimed CSLA.NET framework which was just released for Silverlight, allowing you to write CSLA clients in the browser... even running on a Mac!

Overview

Rockford Lhotka is the author of numerous books, including the Expert Visual Basic .NET & C# Business Objects books. He is a Microsoft Software Legend, Regional Director, MVP and INETA speaker. Rockford speaks at many conferences and user groups around the world and is a columnist for MSDN Online. Rockford is the Principal Technology Evangelist for Magenic Technologies, one of the nation's premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners dedicated to solving today's most challenging business problems using 100% Microsoft tools and technology.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f54122f8-1531-4b92-9b37-8c83fac81a54&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Bob Martin (Uncle Bob) on Being a Professional!

Brief Description

Bob Martin talks about how to achieve Clean Code, which also happens to be the name of his famous book on software development.

Overview

Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) has been a software professional since 1970 and is founder and president of Object Mentor Inc., in Gurnee, Illinois. Object Mentor, Inc., is an international firm of highly experienced software developers and managers who specialize in helping companies get their projects done. Object Mentor offers process improvement consulting, object-oriented software design consulting, training, and skill development services to major corporations worldwide.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2786610d-9e86-4e32-af76-73181c8814a2&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - YSlow! Steve Souders finds Website Bottlenecks

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk to Steven Souders, creator of YSlow, an analysis tool for finding website bottlenecks on the client side of the equation.

Overview

Steve Souders works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His book High Performance Web Sites explains his best practices for performance along with the research and real-world results behind them. Steve is the creator of YSlow, the performance analysis extension to Firebug. Steve is co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly, and co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He teaches CS193H High Performance Web Sites at Stanford, and frequently speaks at conferences including OSCON, The Ajax Experience, SXSW, Rich Web Experience, Future of Web Apps, and Web 2.0 Expo.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4931c8a4-da8c-4959-b96a-f5492fffeb8b&DisplayLang=en

.NET Rocks! - Surface!

Brief Description

Carl and Richard talk to Robert Levy and Doug Kramer at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles right after they unveiled the Microsoft Surface to the Microsoft developer community.

Overview

Robert Levy has led the design and development of APIs and controls in the Surface SDK for two years. Previous projects at Microsoft include the Windows Mobile 2003 SE SDK and the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK.
Doug Kramer has been at Microsoft for a decade, working on Microsoft Surface since 2003 as one of the original developers on the project. Doug has considerable experience in .NET/C# and WPF, as well as managed DirectX and XNA. Doug is currently a lead on the Surface SDK team.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e5ec0c00-7999-4beb-838c-453663f95412&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Tools Documentation: Integration Manager

Brief Description

Integration Manager Manuals and Help
This documentation describes how to use Integration Manager, which is an integration tool used to convert and transfer data from most database formats or desktop applications into Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Overview

You can use this page to download the following documentation components:

  • Integration Manager Quick Start (IMQuickStart.pdf or IMQuickStart.xps): Explains Integration Manager terminology and contains lessons for creating a basic data integration for General Ledger. You should have experience working with data in a tabular format before using this manual.
  • Integration Manager User’s Guide (IMUsersGuide.pdf or IMUsersGuide.xps): Describes how to install Integration Manager and explains how to create and run integrations. Also describes how to use VBScript and includes adapter reference information. Before using this manual, you should know how to set up an ODBC data source and execute queries using SQL statements, and also be familiar with VBScript syntax.
  • Integration Manager Help (IMHelp.exe): Includes information about using Integration Manager, with additional help for Integration Manager windows.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab4526f2-f188-4f51-8605-5542f8709db1&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Help file and the Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Developer Help file.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office SharePoint Designer 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, spdhelp.msp automatically replaces the current SPD.HXS and SPD.DEV.HXS files in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1c356d9a-be11-4beb-88e7-4eb7141d7f89&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Script Editor Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Script Editor Help file that is included with the 2007 Office System.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) file on your computer for Microsoft Script Editor. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in that Help file.
By default, officehelp.msp automatically replaces the current MSE.HXS file in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the file in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e2509b78-efaa-4859-904c-f20b58a1b3eb&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office Access 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Access 2007 Help file and the Office Access 2007 Developer Help file.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office Access 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, accesshelp.msp automatically replaces the current MSACCESS.DEV.HXS and MSACCESS.HXS file in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=20b9cf48-d030-4aa9-b657-614dcc72af6b&DisplayLang=en

Updates for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 Help

Brief Description

This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 Help file and the Office Publisher 2007 Developer Help file.

Overview

This download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for Office Publisher 2007. The download contains the latest revisions and additions to content in those Help files.
By default, publisherhelp.msp automatically replaces the current MSPUB.DEV.HXS and MSPUB.HXS file in the \Program Files\Office12\1033 directory on the drive where you installed the 2007 Office System. If you installed the 2007 Office System in a different directory, you can locate the files in the \1033 directory, a subdirectory of the \Program Files\Office12 folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=77490874-02e0-4754-bc43-7293570cbcd7&DisplayLang=en

Windows CE101 Training Course Materials

Brief Description

This online training is intended for two different developer communities (Embedded and Windows) who would like to start developing Embedded Windows CE devices.

Overview

This online training is intended for two different developer communities who would like to start developing Embedded Windows CE devices. These developers are:
1. Embedded Developers starting out in Embedded Windows CE
2. Windows Developers wanting to start in the embedded world of Embedded Windows CE.
There are nine module for the training. This includes the first module which provides a flowchart of how to navigate the training and what each module covers. There are 2 module 1s, 1e and 1w. Depending on what type of Developer you are, determines which Module 1 you start with. Module 2 -9 is intended for all developers. There are also Lab and Demo materials for download.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b91fa334-96f5-4298-adf8-5c0c80a927c8&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server Data Services

Brief Description

SQL Server Data Services

Overview

SQL Server Data Services

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2539d851-1e68-42fd-bee0-d36806a732fb&DisplayLang=en

Windows Essential Business Server Preparation and Planning Guide

Brief Description

This document explains how to prepare and plan for a deployment of Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) into your existing networking environment.

Overview

Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) provides an integrated server and management system for businesses that have up to 300 users or computers. This document explains how to prepare and plan for a deployment of Windows EBS into your existing networking environment. This document includes information on how to install and run the Windows Essential Business Server Preparation Wizard and the Windows Essential Business Server Planning Wizard, and it provides planning guidance.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=13e06404-46a9-421d-8147-0e0a4ace9601&DisplayLang=en

Office Accounting 2008 Software Development Kit

Brief Description

This download includes the Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft Office Accounting 2008.

Overview

The Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 Software Development Kit shows developers how to use the Office Accounting platform to create custom solutions and to integrate their products with Office Accounting.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0d9fa476-c445-4d07-b8aa-f37e3c5ead9b&DisplayLang=en

RML Utilities for SQL Server (x86)

Brief Description

Cumulative Update 1 (Full Package)
Tools to help database administrators manage the performance of Microsoft SQL Server.

Overview

Do you know which databases or applications are using the most resources on your server? How will a service pack upgrade, configuration change or application change affect your production SQL Server? The RML Utilities for SQL Server provide you a set of tools and processes to answer these questions and much more.
The RML utilities allow you to process SQL Server trace files and view reports showing how SQL Server is performing. For example, you can quickly see:

  Which application, database or login is using the most resources, and which queries are responsible for that

  Whether there were any plan changes for a batch during the time when the trace was captured and how each of those plans performed

  What queries are running slower in today's data compared to a previous set of data
You can also test how the system will behave with some change (different service pack or hotfix build, changing a stored procedure or function, modifying or adding indexes, and so forth) by using the provided tools to replay the trace files against another instance of SQL Server. If you capture trace during this replay you can use the tools to directly compare to the original baseline capture.
Supports SQL Server versions 2000, 2005 and 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7edfa95a-a32f-440f-a3a8-5160c8dbe926&DisplayLang=en

RML Utilities for SQL Server (x64)

Brief Description

Cumulative Update 1 (Full Package)
Tools to help database administrators manage the performance of Microsoft SQL Server.

Overview

Do you know which databases or applications are using the most resources on your server? How will a service pack upgrade, configuration change or application change affect your production SQL Server? The RML Utilities for SQL Server provide you a set of tools and processes to answer these questions and much more.
The RML utilities allow you to process SQL Server trace files and view reports showing how SQL Server is performing. For example, you can quickly see:

  Which application, database or login is using the most resources, and which queries are responsible for that

  Whether there were any plan changes for a batch during the time when the trace was captured and how each of those plans performed

  What queries are running slower in today's data compared to a previous set of data
You can also test how the system will behave with some change (different service pack or hotfix build, changing a stored procedure or function, modifying or adding indexes, and so forth) by using the provided tools to replay the trace files against another instance of SQL Server. If you capture trace during this replay you can use the tools to directly compare to the original baseline capture.
Supports SQL Server versions 2000, 2005 and 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b60cdfa3-732e-4347-9c06-2d1f1f84c342&DisplayLang=en

Captions Language Interface Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Brief Description

The Microsoft Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) is a simple language translation solution that uses tooltip captions to display translations for English user interface terms.

Overview

The Microsoft Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) is a simple language translation solution that uses tooltip captions to display translations for English user interface terms.
CLIP is designed for those Visual Studio users who are not very fluent in English. CLIP can help those users learn and use Visual Studio 2008 by providing translation for the most common user interface elements of the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). CLIP is the result of the close collaboration between Microsoft and local academic communities.
To use, simply move your mouse around the screen and halt briefly over any text you want translated. Users can also add their own translations and copy and paste any translation results.
CLIP for Visual Studio 2008 is available in Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, Polish, Tamil and Turkish, i.e. it will display translations from English into these languages. To download it, please select your language from the drop-down box and click the Change button. You will be directed to the specific page.
حزمة واجهة لغة التسميات التوضيحية (CLIP) لبرنامج Visual Studio 2008 متوفرة بالعربية والتشيكية والعبرية والهندية ومالايالام وأوريا والبولندية والتاميلية والتركية، أي أنها ستعرض الترجمات من الإنجليزية إلى هذه اللغات. لتنزيل الحزمة، يُرجى تحديد اللغة من المربع المنسدل والنقر فوق الزر تغيير.وسيتم توجيهك إلى الصفحة الخاصة بذلك.
Sada CLIP pro sadu Visual Studio 2008 je k dispozici v arabštině, češtině, hebrejštině, hindštině, malajálámštině, urijštině, polštině, tamilštině a turečtině, umožňuje tedy zobrazit překlady z angličtiny do těchto jazyků. Chcete-li tuto sadu stáhnout, vyberte z rozevíracího senamu jazyk a klepněte na tlačítko Změnit. Budete přesměrování na konkrétní stránku.
CLIP עבור Visual Studio 2008 זמין בערבית, צ'כית, עברית, הינדי, מליאלאם, אוריה, פולנית, טמילית וטורקית, כלומר, יישום זה מציג תרגום מאנגלית לשפות אלה. כדי להוריד אותו, בחר את השפה מהתיבה הנפתחת ולחץ על לחצן שנה. פעולה זו תנתב אותך לדף הספציפי.
Visual Studio 2008 के लिए CLIP अरबी, ज़ेक, हिब्रु, हिंदी, मलयालम, उड़ि‍या, पोलिश, तमिल, और तुर्किश में उपलब्ध है, अर्थात उसमें अंग्रेज़ी से इन भाषाओं में अनुवाद प्रदर्शित किए जाएँगे. इसे डाउनलोड करने के लिए, कृपया ड्रॉप डाउनलोड बॉक्स से अपनी भाषा चुनें और बदलें बटन क्लिक करें. आपको संबंधित पृष्ठ पर निर्देशित किया जाएगा.
Visual Studio 2008 -നുള്ള CLIP അറബിക്, ചെക്ക്, ഹീബ്രു, ഹിന്ദി, മലയാളം, ഒറിയ, പോളിഷ്, തമിഴ്, ടര്ക്കി8ഷ് ഭാഷകളില്‍ ലഭ്യമാണ്, അതായത് ഇതില്‍ ഇംഗ്ലീഷില്നിരന്ന് ഈ ഭാഷകളിലേക്കുള്ള വിവര്ത്ത നം പ്രദര്ശിIപ്പിക്കപ്പെടും.. ഇത് ഡൌണ്ലോ്ഡ് ചെയ്യുന്നതിന് ഡ്രോപ്പ് ഡൌണ്‍ ബോക്സില്നിശന്നും ദയവായി നിങ്ങളുടെ ഭാ��� തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കുകയും ചെയ്ഞ്ച് ബട്ടണ്‍ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുകയും ചെയ്യുക. നിങ്ങളെ നിര്ദ്ദി ഷ്ട പേജിലേക്ക് നയിക്കുന്നതാണ്.
Visual Studio 2008 ପାଇଁ CLIP ଆରବୀୟ, ଚେକ, ହେବ୍ର୍ୟୁ, ହିନ୍ଦୀ, ମାଲାୟଲମ, ଓଡ଼ିଆ, ପଲିସ, ତାମିଲ ଏବଂ ତୁର୍କୀରେ ଉପଲବ୍ଧ ଅଟେ, ଯାହା ଦ୍ଵାରା ଏହି ଭାଷାଗୁଡ଼ିକରେ ଇଂରାଜୀରୁ ଅନୁବାଦ ଏହା ପ୍ରଦର୍ଶନ କରିଥାଏ । ଏହାକୁ ଡାଉନଲୋଡ କରିବାକୁ, ଦୟାକରି ଡ୍ରପ ଡାଉନ ବାକ୍ସରୁ ଆପଣଙ୍କ ଭାଷା ଚୟନ କରନ୍ତୁ ଏବଂ ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ବଟନ କ୍ଲିକ କରନ୍ତୁ । ଆପଣ ଏହି ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ପୃଷ୍ଟାଟିକୁ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶିତ ହୋଇଯିବେ ।
Visual Studio 2008 க்கான CLIP அரபி, செக், ஹீப்ரு, இந்தி, மலையாளம், ஒரியா, போலிஷ், தமிழ், துருக்கி ஆகிய மொழிகளில் கிடைக்கிறது. அதாவது, ஆங்கிலத்திலிருந்து இந்த மொழிகளுக்கு மொழிபெயர்த்துக்காட்டும் வசதி அதில் இருக்கிறது. இதை பதிவிறக்கம் செய்துகொள்ள, உங்கள் மொழியை கீழ்விரிப் பட்டியிலிருந்து தேர்ந்தெடுத்துக்கொள்ளுங்கள். பிறகு மாற்று பட்டனைக் கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள். குறிப்பிட்ட பக்கத்துக்கு நீங்கள் கொண்டுசெல்லப்படுவீர்கள்.
Visual Studio 2008 için CLIP uygulaması Arapça, Çekçe, İbranice, Hintçe, Malayalam dilinde, Oriya dilinde, Lehçe, Tamil dilinde ve Türkçe sunulmaktadır, bunun anlamı İngilizce’den bu dillere çevirilerin görüntülenebilir olmasıdır. Karşıdan yüklemek için lütfen aşağı açılan kutudan kendi dilinizi seçin ve Değiştir düğmesini tıklatın. İlgili dildeki belirli sayfaya yönlendirilirsiniz.
Program CLIP dla Visual Studio 2008 jest dostêpny w jêzyku arabskim, czeskim, hebrajskim, hindi, malajalam, orija, polskim, tamilskim i tureckim, co oznacza, ¿e wyœwietla on t³umaczenia z jêzyka angielskiego na wymienione powy¿ej. Aby go pobraæ, wybierz jêzyk z listy rozwijanej i kliknij przycisk Zmieñ. Nast¹pi przekierowanie na odpowiedni¹ stronê.

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit - November Preview

Brief Description

November Preview of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit

Overview

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0, Visual Basic 10, F#, Parallel Computing Platform, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX 4.0, ASP.NET MVC Dynamic Data.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=752cb725-969b-4732-a383-ed5740f02e93&DisplayLang=en

Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable v2.0

Brief Description

Redistributable package for Games for Windows - LIVE v2.0. Upgrades the version of Games for Windows - LIVE on a user's machine to version 2.0.

Overview

Redistributable package for Games for Windows - LIVE v2.0. Upgrades the version of Games for Windows - LIVE on a user's machine to version 2.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4a7f4478-7a4e-4f89-a88c-319972839793&DisplayLang=en

Azure Services Training Kit - PDC Preview

Brief Description

Azure Services Training Kit

Overview

The Azure Services Training Kit will include a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and presentations that are designed to help you learn how to use the Azure Services Platform. This initial PDC Preview release includes the hands-on labs that were provided at the PDC 2008 conference. These labs cover the broad set of Azure Services including Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services. Additional content will be included in future updates of this kit.
Update: The training kit was updated on November 13th. This update contains a few bug fixes within the labs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=413e88f8-5966-4a83-b309-53b7b77edf78&DisplayLang=en

Live Search SDK

Brief Description

API version 2.0 Beta
Documentation and samples for using the updated Live Search Web Service.

Overview

The Live Search SDK provides documentation that describes the core concepts, requirements, development guidelines, and class library for the Live Search Web Service. The SDK also contains sample code that demonstrates application development techniques using the Live Search Web Service.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0f513086-078b-47a8-a889-842dc93a69ab&DisplayLang=en

Windows Live Admin Center SDK V4.0

Brief Description

The Windows Live Admin Center SDK provides methods for customers to programmatically manage their Admin Center domain by means of a web service.

Overview

The Windows Live Admin Center SDK is intended for customers and partners who want to programmatically accomplish many of the administration tasks that are available on the Windows Live Admin Center web site in addition to tasks that are not available on the Web site, such as importing and exporting user lists.
The SDK uses the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) remote procedure call (RPC) 1.1 standard for communication between client applications and the web servers for Windows Live Admin Center.
The SDK consists of the following:
1. A command-line sample application and code samples (in Microsoft Visual Studio C#).
2. An advanced command-line sample application and code samples (in Microsoft Visual Studio C#).
3. A Win32 user management sample application with source code (in Visual Studio C#).
4. A CsvSync directory synchronization sample application and code samples (in Microsoft Visual Studio C#).
5. A CsvImport sample application and code samples (in Microsoft Visual Studio C#).
6. Documented SOAP calls for each function.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b924a56-645d-4418-bf1c-6073f7118494&DisplayLang=en

Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images

Brief Description

This package includes localized Windows Mobile 6.1.4 emulator images that can be used with Visual Studio to test applications or as standalone emulators without Visual Studio.

Overview

The Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images package adds emulator images to Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 that let you test applications for Windows Mobile 6.1.4, including Internet Explorer Mobile 6. For general information about writing software for Windows Mobile, please see the Windows Mobile Developer Center.
The emulator images can also be used as standalone without Visual Studio. They can be accessed through the Start Menu shortcuts.
Available locale:
0409 USA English
Internet Explorer Mobile 6
Windows Mobile 6.1.4 includes the new Internet Explorer Mobile 6,  a full-featured browser for Windows Mobile devices that brings the same high-quality browsing experience to the user as desktop browsers. Internet Explorer Mobile 6 supports desktop-quality rendering and has the best compliance support of all versions of Internet Explorer on a Windows Mobile device to date. Several new features and improved support allows users to complete tasks quickly and easily.
New emulator image resolutions:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Standard
    DPI: 131 - Resolution: 320 x 320 pixels
    DPI: 131 - Resolution: 400 x 240 pixels
    DPI: 131 - Resolution: 440 x 240 pixels
  • Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Professional
    DPI: 96 - Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels
    DPI: 192 - Resolution 480 x 800 pixels

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SharePoint Designer 2007: Non Technical Resources (Trials, Pricing, Purchasing, Activation, Licensing and Support)

Brief Description

SharePoint Designer 2007 Frequently Asked Questions on Trials, Pricing, Purchasing, Activation, Licensing and Support.

Overview

We often get questions from you about pricing, licensing, purchasing, etc., so we decided to compile a list of issues we hear most frequently from you in these areas and provide you all with a high level guide for these questions. Most of this information is available across other Microsoft and Office sites such as the SharePoint site, Microsoft Support, and TechNet, but this summary can serve as a good reference. The content below is organized in the following areas: Trials, Pricing, Purchasing, Activation, Licensing and Support.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a8e1a32-6524-4567-af65-633f0dbe033c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Expression® Encoder 2 SDK

Brief Description

Software development kit for Expression Encoder 2

Overview

The Expression Encoder 2 SDK includes documentation, samples, and code to help you work with the Expression Encoder object model and extend the functionality of Expression Encoder 2.
The Expression Encoder 2 Object Model (OM) parallels the features exposed by the Expression Encoder 2 user interface and command-line application. It is built on top of multiple media technologies, including DShow, Silverlight and Windows Media.
This download includes:

  • IntelliSense for Expression Encoder 2
  • SDK documentation, including API reference
  • Code samples
  • Updated for Expression Encoder 2 Service Pack 1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9a077a3d-58ce-454c-b486-153f0578be4a&DisplayLang=en

Windows Live Agents 5.1

Brief Description

Windows Live Agents 5.1

Overview

Windows Live Agents SDK version 5.1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0ed0b08d-58ce-450a-94d5-b704901c3ed0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS 7 (x86)

Brief Description

Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS7 is a proxy based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to content servers based on HTTP headers and server variables, and load balance algorithms.

Overview

Application Request Routing can be used to:

  • Increase application availability and scalability.
  • Better utilize content server resources.
  • Facilitate application deployment including pilot management and A/B testing.
  • Lower management costs and create opportunities for shared hosters.

The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by Application Request Routing:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ecd52702-d850-4a18-b18e-d46128967462&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS 7 (x64)

Brief Description

Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS7 is a proxy based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to content servers based on HTTP headers and server variables, and load balance algorithms.

Overview

Application Request Routing can be used to:

  • Increase application availability and scalability.
  • Better utilize content server resources.
  • Facilitate application deployment including pilot management and A/B testing.
  • Lower management costs and create opportunities for shared hosters.

The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by Application Request Routing:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=497e9910-ca94-4771-af08-751420fab5f0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition

Brief Description

Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition is a freely available .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications. The Express Edition is fully functional version but has a feature set that better targets the non-professional developer and hobbyist.

Overview

Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition enables hobbyists and non-professional developers to create robotics applications targeting a wide range of scenarios.
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio supports a broad set of robotics platforms by either running directly on the platform or controlling it from a Windows device through a communication channel such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth®.
In addition to providing support for Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition provides a visual programming environment which allows developers to create applications simply by dragging and dropping components onto a canvas and wiring them together.
The powerful Visual Simulation Environment provides a high-fidelity simulation environment powered by AGEIA Technologies™ PhysX™ engine for running game-quality 3D simulations with real-world physics interactions.
To help developers getting started, the studio contains extensive documentation and a large set of samples and tutorials that illustrate how to write applications ranging from simple "Hello Robot" to complex applications that simultaneously run on multiple robots.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=84c5b49f-0f9c-4182-a267-a951328d3fbd&DisplayLang=en

Security, Policy & Compliance

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Datasheet

Brief Description

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 helps enable organizations to build comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions that deliver actionable insights through familiar tools.

Overview

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 helps enable organizations to build comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions that deliver actionable insights through familiar tools.
- Build Enterprise-Scale Solutions
- Extend Solutions with Comprehensive Analytics
- Deliver Intelligence Insights Through Familiar Tools

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1ad953e6-2ca9-4d8b-95ff-d5242c4c627a&DisplayLang=en

Security Update for MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)

Brief Description

A Security issue has been identified in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) that could allow an atacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.

Overview

A security issue has been identified in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=96a4413c-5261-4f69-83d0-932c430abd14&DisplayLang=en

November 2008 Security Release ISO Image

Brief Description

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on November 11th, 2008.

Overview

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on November 11th, 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:
KB958644 / (MS08-067)

  • 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

KB957097 / (MS08-068)

  • 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

KB954459 / (MS08-069)

  • Windows XP - 24 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

KB955069 / (MS08-069)

  • 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

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Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [November 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

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [November 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

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.

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 and Service Pack 1 (KB954459)

Brief Description

A security issue has been identified in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.

Overview

A security issue has been identified in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=59914795-60c7-4ebe-828d-f28cb457e6e3&DisplayLang=en

Windows Essential Business Server Security and Protection

Brief Description

This document provides information about the configuration of the security components in Windows® Essential Business Server.

Overview

This document provides information about the configuration of the security components in Windows® Essential Business Server (EBS), and it provides guidance to help make your Windows EBS network more secure.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cf9a2c7b-3e30-4f38-9b58-d3b4fde780e0&DisplayLang=en

Identity Lifecycle Manager "2" Datasheet

Brief Description

ILM 2 Datasheet
Datasheet for ILM 2

Overview

ILM “2” changes the current state of identity management by providing powerful end user self-service capabilities. IT professionals are also given more tools to solve day-to-day tasks such as delegating administration and creating workflows for common identity management tasks. In addition, ILM “2” is built on a .NET and WS-* based foundation for developers to build more customized and extensible solutions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b931926a-8fd6-4983-beeb-45976198b9ba&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server White Paper: SQL Server 2008 Compliance Guide

Brief Description

This paper provides an overview of how to approach compliance for the management of the SQL Server database. It describes the compliance-related features of SQL Server 2008 and how to apply them to IT controls. This paper includes tips and scripts to help jump-start compliance solution development.

Overview

Organizations across the globe are being inundated with regulatory requirements. They also have a strong need to better manage their IT systems to ensure they are operating efficiently and staying secure. Microsoft is often asked to provide guidance and technology to assist organizations struggling with compliance. The SQL Server 2008 Compliance Guidance white paper was written to help organizations and individuals understand how to use the features of the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 database software to address their compliance needs. This paper serves as an accompaniment to the SQL Server 2008 compliance software development kit (SDK), which provides sample code and guidance for understanding SQL Server 2008 compliance features and using them for developing solutions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6e1021dd-65b9-41c2-8385-438028f5acc2&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Online Services Sign In Tool V1

Brief Description

Client application that enables single sign-on to Microsoft Online Services

Overview

Service Client application that enables single sign-on to Microsoft Online Services. With this tool, users can configure Outlook, Internet Explorer and LiveMeeting, then use it logon to the licensed, hosted applications subscribed on Microsoft Online Services.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=01f6c0e4-f897-442a-8462-425f8edddad9&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 5 (January – June 2008)

Brief Description

This is the fifth volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR).

Overview

Volume 5 of the SIR focuses on the first half of 2008 (from January through June) and builds upon the data published in the previously released volumes of the SIR. Using data derived from hundreds of millions of computers worldwide, and some of the busiest online services on the Internet, this report provides an in-depth perspective on trends in software vulnerability disclosures as well as trends in the malicious and potentially unwanted software landscape, and an update on trends in software vulnerability exploits.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b2984562-47a2-48ff-890c-edbeb8a0764c&DisplayLang=en

Other

Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

Brief Description

List of weekly closing stock prices.

Overview

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

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

Health Plan Customer Experience

Brief Description

Learn how to chart a path to experience-based differentiation, a blueprint for customer experience excellence.

Overview

Watch this free, on-demand webcast hosted by Microsoft, and hear Bruce Temkin, V.P. and principal analyst for Customer Experience at Forrester Research, lay out the key elements of experience-based differentiation. You'll learn what immediate actions health plans can take to dramatically boost their grades—starting with experience-based differentiation, Forrester's blueprint for customer experience excellence.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4bdc3a5e-76e1-4696-8651-bc74f0354be9&DisplayLang=en

EMEA Case Study Resources

Brief Description

Case Study Resources

Overview

Word documents and PowerPoint presentations for GCRP

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7cbc1d01-bdfb-46af-acc1-8ce17ff50bcb&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Campus Agreement and School Agreement Program Guides

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Online Services Enables IT Consultant to Refocus on Higher Value Strategic Services

Brief Description

SBS Pros had to find a cost-effective enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solution to help its clients overcome their infrastructure and maintenance challenges.

Overview

SBS Pros is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in Torrance, California that provides IT services to organizations across the United States—from the federal government to small and mid-sized businesses. Although SBP Pros offers a comprehensive portfolio of IT services, particularly in the area of security, it often found that it was spending more time helping clients administer and maintain core infrastructure than helping them overcome business challenges. With the introduction of Microsoft® Online Services, SBS Pros can help its clients migrate their cumbersome in-house infrastructures to a cost-effective enterprise-class online service. This saves its clients money, strengthens its role as trusted advisor, and positions SBS Pros to more effectively help clients refocus on more strategic projects—which contribute more fully to SBS Pros’ bottom line.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1a9ae00b-314b-4aac-8148-4d7ddbfad1c9&DisplayLang=en

RED Saves Green Using Online Document Management Service

Brief Description

RED works with industrial manufacturing companies to profitably reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by developing and operating energy recycling facilities.

Overview

Each Recycled Energy Development (RED) project involves complex, multimillion-dollar contracts that need to be negotiated, controlled, maintained, and audited carefully. Over time, RED recognized that it needed a better way to manage these documents, but it could not afford to divert its financial or human resources to support a full-service in-house document management infrastructure. Microsoft® Gold Certified partner PointBridge came up with a better approach using Microsoft SharePoint® Online, part of the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services. Microsoft Online Services delivers the functionality RED needs without the upfront capital expense it wanted to avoid.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2edc511e-1147-46a0-a188-f0064a0fc945&DisplayLang=en

Online Services Open Doors to Delivery of Mission-Critical Customer Applications

Brief Description

To protect the customized, mission-critical applications that In4Arch builds, In4Arch clients need an enterprise-class infrastructure—but many lack the IT resources to support such an infrastructure.

Overview

Pittsburgh-based service provider In4Arch could see many opportunities to foster productivity and create business efficiencies for its clients using tools such as Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007 and Microsoft Office InfoPath® 2007. Many large companies are already using these tools and consider their custom built applications to be mission critical. Yet many of In4Arch’s smaller clients were reluctant to pursue these more sophisticated applications. They did not have, and often could not justify acquiring, the IT resources to create or maintain an in-house infrastructure that would be reliable enough to support applications that could become so critical. When In4Arch began to propose using an infrastructure provided by Microsoft Online Services to support its InfoPath-based applications, however, it encountered a very different response and doors began to open.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d5b6c82-d34d-4ef0-a480-50d8984df0c8&DisplayLang=en

Offering Online Services Points to a Clear Win for ClearPointe

Brief Description

ClearPointe’s customers are primarily small and mid-sized businesses that lack the financial or technical resources to implement an enterprise-class communications and collaboration solution.

Overview

ClearPointe built its business on the remote management of client infrastructure. But some of the small to mid-sized business ClearPointe serves were not taking advantage of newer messaging and collaboration technologies because of the high cost of building the infrastructure and licensing the software. When ClearPointe began to offer the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services, it found an excited receptivity among its clients. Arkansas Physicians Management, Inc., seized the opportunity to move forward with an e-mail migration project that had been languishing for years. This expanded service provider role enables ClearPointe not only to deliver results much faster and with virtually no up-front costs, but also to achieve increased revenues and an expanded set of business relationships with existing and new clients alike.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=71f23b6e-b41c-4cf6-a467-ad80b7c61cad&DisplayLang=en

Gaining a Comprehensive Messaging and Collaboration Solution to Meet Client Needs

Brief Description

Many of Evolve Partners’ clients wanted to wrap collaboration services around their online messaging services—but no hosted messaging service providers offered a comprehensive messaging and collaboration solution.

Overview

Many of the small and mid-sized organizations that Evolve Partners supports wanted more than just e-mail—they wanted more complete collaboration solutions to accompany their e-mail infra-structure. However, Evolve could not find a service provider partner that could offer a more comprehensive enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solution to meet its client’s needs. Not until, that is, Microsoft Online Services began offering the Business Productivity Online Suite. This offering provides precisely the kinds of enterprise grade messaging and collaboration tools that Evolve Partners’ clients had been seeking—and all for a low monthly subscription fee. Microsoft Online Services is helping Evolve meet its client’s needs, opening doors to new business opportunities, and increasing its revenues.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d8e26058-d1a4-4153-b640-d696eabe7d8b&DisplayLang=en

Reducing IT Management Burden Creates Opportunities for New Strategic IT Initiatives

Brief Description

Virteva always seeks ways to enable clients to do more with technology, but for many smaller clients, the challenge of managing existing technology precludes them from exploring new opportunities.

Overview

Many of the organizations with which Virteva IT consultants work have limited resources. For the IT personnel in these organizations it may take all the time and energy they have to maintain their existing IT environments at the levels demanded. They have no time to talk about whether their operations could run more efficiently or how their organizations might use other technologies to accomplish even more. Virteva has found a way to help these organizations lessen the burden of running their IT environments: By offloading day-to-day IT management and infrastructure responsibilities to Microsoft® Online Services, Virteva can help its clients save money, gain unsurpassed support, and free up time to step back and focus on other IT opportunities that may provide more strategic benefits to their businesses.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1685b44f-8b5e-45c1-bb51-ea7425e9c5d3&DisplayLang=en

Online Services Help Software Firm Affordably Access Enterprise-class E-mail

Brief Description

To cut costs, Datatune moved from an onsite Exchange Server environment to Google Apps. What the firm saved in costs, it lost in efficiency due to the unfamiliar interface and slower performance.

Overview

Based in Seattle, Washington, Datatune is a small business software development firm that serves information-driven companies. After 10 years of running Microsoft® Exchange Server onsite, Datatune moved to Google Apps to cut costs. Productivity diminished as users struggled with navigating the unfamiliar interface and had difficulty managing their schedules without the calendaring features of Microsoft Outlook to which they were accustomed. A year later when LINK Conference Service, a communications solutions provider, presented the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services, Datatune did not hesitate to sign up. With Microsoft Exchange Online and the familiar Outlook client software, Datatune gains an enterprise-class communications solution for a low monthly fee and without the expense or effort of maintaining an on-premise e-mail infrastructure.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b42e68f7-b5ef-4d5d-9516-dee892864dfb&DisplayLang=en

Online Services Delivers Enterprise-Class Communications to Growing Retail Business

Brief Description

Archiver’s wanted to migrate from its old POP3-based e-mail system to an enterprise class messaging and collaboration system, but the cost and in-house IT resource requirements were too great.

Overview

Archiver’s had established 45 retail outlets across the United States in less than eight years. But with that expansion came natural growing pains. The company’s POP3-based e-mail system no longer suited the enterprise into which Archiver’s was evolving. At the same time, Archiver’s was not in a position to migrate to Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, much as its executives wanted to. Building an on-premise infrastructure would be costly, and Archiver’s three-person IT team did not have the time or the resources to support it. Archiver’s turned to Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Virteva, which introduced them to the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services. By subscribing to Microsoft Exchange Online, Archiver’s gained the enterprise-class features and services it needed without the cost of building—or the burden of managing—in-house infrastructure.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1801e43b-a9d7-48be-bd85-3aae91323e2b&DisplayLang=en

Realizing a Recurring Revenue Stream by Reselling Online Services

Brief Description

PointBridge needed a collaboration solution it could promote to customers who needed enterprise-class services without the enterprise infrastructure and resource requirements.

Overview

PointBridge specializes in connecting people to people and people to information with technologies such as Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office Communications Server, as well as collaborative business intelligence technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server® and Microsoft Office PerformancePoint® Server. But PointBridge also understands that for a large number of organizations, the infrastructure and staffing requirements associated with collaborative technologies is beyond reach. By directing these customers to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, however, PointBridge has been able to offer the enterprise-class functionality these customers desire in an online form that eliminates the on-premise infrastructure requirements. For PointBridge, the results are happy customers and recurring revenue streams without associated cost of goods sold.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef3a9bdd-b786-4957-9e28-d2ad957b3862&DisplayLang=en

Online Services Provide Strong Entry into New Markets for Conferencing Company

Brief Description

To be a full-service global communications solution provider, LINK Conference Service needed to add new communication and collaboration services to their traditional conferencing offerings.

Overview

LINK Conference Service executives wanted to expand beyond the realm of conferencing services. They wanted to be able to add value to both new and existing clients by offering more complete, unified communications solutions. The question was how to achieve this expansion. The answer proved to be the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services, which makes Microsoft® Exchange Online, Office Live Meeting, Microsoft Office Communications Online, and Microsoft SharePoint® Online available for a low, monthly, per-user subscription fee. The ability to offer hosted enterprise-class software solutions that a small business does not have—and that larger organizations can use to streamline their communications and simplify their IT management—has helped LINK Conference Service win new clients such as Datatune and support its existing customers more fully.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e6acb646-f7b4-45cd-8fab-019be5852187&DisplayLang=en

Online Collaboration Services Support Consulting Company’s Quantum Growth

Brief Description

Staser Consulting Group needed communication and collaboration software to bring together its highly dispersed workforce, but did not have the financial or physical resources to support onsite infrastructure.

Overview

Based in Anchorage, Alaska, the Staser Consulting Group (SCG) brings together an interdisciplinary team of experienced business intelligence professionals to help companies make better fact-based decisions. To handle a recent four-fold growth, SCG needed enterprise-class communication and collaboration software, but deploying an on-premise solution was not economically feasible, nor was it practical considering SCG’s virtual business model. As a knowledge-based company, SCG found the right solution when Arctic Information Technology—a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner—introduced the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft® Online Services, which provides enterprise-class communication and collaboration capabilities in an online, subscription-based service. This solution enables SCG’s highly dispersed team to work to-gether effectively and have access to the latest documents and contact information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b7ccccac-00f1-42d2-b839-9038c3f4d56e&DisplayLang=en

Online Services Create Ongoing Revenue Stream while Delivering Customer Value

Brief Description

Arctic IT wanted a collaboration solution it could offer to small and mid-sized client companies who needed enterprise-class software, without having to invest in an enterprise infrastructure.

Overview

Arctic Information Technology is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that offers end-to-end Microsoft business solutions to organizations in Alaska and throughout North America. Arctic IT recognized that many local organizations did not have the resources, infrastructure or staffing required to support on-premise collaborative technologies such as Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server and Microsoft Exchange Server. This barrier dropped with the introduction of the Microsoft Online Services and the Business Productivity Online Suite, which enable Arctic IT to provide enterprise-class functionality in an online, subscription-based form that reduces or eliminates the need for an on-premise infrastructure. As a result, Arctic IT can deliver business value to its small and mid-sized business client companies, while gaining new customers and creating a new recurring revenue stream.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a2da6236-3671-4967-ae26-d6195fb20fe0&DisplayLang=en

Zune Client software, version 3.1

Brief Description

PC software for Zune

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ecc2d7ee-bf20-416d-bb44-f6b7cccae253&DisplayLang=en

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