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Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 12-05-2008....

Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 12-05-2008....

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Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· HPC Pack 2008 Fix for SOA Job Issues

· HPC Pack 2008 Fix for Template Product Key Issue

· HPC Pack 2008 Fix for Template Product Key Issue

· System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Technical Library

· Windows HPC Server 2008 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

· Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Management Pack for System Center Operations Management 2007

· Update for Media Center TVPack for Windows Vista (KB957209)

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation

· System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Eval VHD

· System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standards Documentation

· Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone for ia64-based systems (KB948465)

· Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone for x64-based systems (KB948465)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB959485)

· Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Windows Update Experience Kit

· Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone DVD ISO

· Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone (KB948465)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB959485)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB957388)

Solutions & Solution Development

· Microsoft BizTalk RFID Standards Pack Readme and Installation Guide

· Microsoft BizTalk RFID Standards Pack Documentation Update

· Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile Readme and Installation Guide

· Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile Documentation Update

· Microsoft .NET Services SDK (Dec 2008 CTP)

· MDAC Utility: Component Checker

· ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3 SP2

· Microsoft ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 SP2

· HealthVault SDK

· Microsoft BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide

· Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Enterprise Evaluation: Trial Experience for Developers

· Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Enterprise Evaluation: Trial Experience for IT Professionals

· Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Help

· Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Community Technical Preview (CTP) July

· WinHEC 2008 White Papers

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Installation Guide

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

· SQL Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard Feature Compare

· EWS Migration Sample

· Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Upgrade Guide

· Extending Visual Studio 2005 Team System

· BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Licensing Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

· Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB958620)

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

Other

· Microsoft Dynamics Partner Registration Agreement (PRA)

· Games for Windows - LIVE 2.0 Setup

· Xbox.com Support

· Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office 2007 v1.01

· Xbox.com E3 Press Kits

· Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows Vista

· Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows XP

· Health Plan Customer Experience

· Connected Health Framework Whitepaper

· Unified Communications White Paper

· Unified Communications Datasheet

· Unified Communications for Health Overview

· Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

HPC Pack 2008 Fix for SOA Job Issues

Brief Description

If the available number of compute nodes drops below the minimum requested some SOA jobs may fail

Overview

If the available number of compute nodes drops below the minimum requested SOA jobs may fail when the service job gets requeued.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2ddfca87-3842-4adc-8b20-7a12e21562f8&DisplayLang=en

HPC Pack 2008 Fix for Template Product Key Issue

Brief Description

When editing node information the product key field may get overwritten, even if that field is not intentionally edited

Overview

When editing node information, such as the node name, the product key field will get overwritten with dashes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b2c2d929-ec38-4792-b1f4-1c20c450a72c&DisplayLang=en

HPC Pack 2008 Fix for Template Product Key Issue

Brief Description

When editing node information the product key field may get overwritten, even if that field is not intentionally edited

Overview

When editing node information, such as the node name, the product key field will get overwritten with dashes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b2c2d929-ec38-4792-b1f4-1c20c450a72c&DisplayLang=en

System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Technical Library

Brief Description

Downloadable .chm version of System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 content.

Overview

Important, before you download:

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

This downloadable .chm contains the documentation for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (MDM), the predecessor to System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1. The documentation contains resources that can help you deploy and operate MDM in your enterprise.
The .chm is current as of the date above.
Related Resources:
System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 technical library

Windows HPC Server 2008 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Windows HPC Server 2008 Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of Windows HPC Server 2008 for a cluster environment.

Overview

The Windows HPC Server 2008 Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of Windows HPC Server 2008 for a cluster environment. It monitors Windows HPC Server components – such as head node, compute node, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) broker node, network, and Job Scheduler – to report issues that can cause downtime or poor performance for the cluster that is running Windows HPC Server 2008.
Feature Summary
The Windows HPC Server 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 includes a number of key monitoring scenarios that are enabled with monitors, rules, alerts and tasks to help manage an HPC cluster, which include:

  • Head Node Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring
  • Job Scheduler Monitoring
  • Compute Node Monitoring
  • Broker Node Monitoring

Release History

  • 10/29/2008 - Original release of the English version, version 2.0.1551.0
  • 12/2/2008 - MP guide update, version 2.0.1551.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=99303c25-f3b0-4c41-a56b-f5cc57045dc6&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides discovery and monitoring of SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008.

Overview

The SQL Server Management Pack provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 to discover SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 installations and components and to monitor them, primarily from the perspective of availability and performance. The availability and performance monitoring is done using a combination of scripts and native Operations Manager capabilities.
Note: Scripts in the SQL Server 2008 management pack rely on SQL Data Management Objects (SQL-DMO) to query information from the SQL Server. SQL-DMO is now deprecated and is not shipped as a part of SQL Server 2008. Every system with SQL Server 2008 that will be monitored must have SQL-DMO installed from the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components. For instructions on how to download and install the SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components refer to the management pack guide.
Feature Bullet Summary:
The following list gives an overview of the features of the SQL Server management pack. Refer to the SQL Server management pack guide for more detail.

  • Support for Enterprise, Standard and Express editions of SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 and 32bit, 64bit and ia64 architectures.
  • Support for both simple and complex SQL configurations such as clustered installations, multiple instances and 32bit roles running on a 64bit OS. For full details on supported configurations refer to the guide included with the management pack.
  • Discovery and monitoring of SQL Server roles such as DB Engine, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, Integrations Services.
  • Discovery of SQL components such as databases, the SQL Agent and SQL jobs.
  • Over 20 views covering areas such as database free space, SQL related performance, SQL related alerts, and lists of the various SQL roles and components which are discovered and their related state.
  • Reports for longer-term analysis of common problem areas related to SQL Server such as SQL Server lock analysis and top deadlocked databases, SQL Server service pack levels across discovered roles, user connection activity. Likewise the generic reports from the Microsoft Generic Report Library can be used against the roles and components discovered by the SQL MPs to review availability and performance across many systems and over longer periods of time.
  • Role and component specific tasks which provide access to common tools, triage information, or corrective actions without needing to leave the Operations Console in most cases.
  • Monitoring of databases covers database status, database free space, log shipping monitoring for both the source and destination, and transaction log free space.
  • Monitoring of key SQL related services.
  • Monitoring for persistent SPID blocking.
  • Monitoring of numerous SQL events and performance data points. Alerts bring the issue to your attention and provide knowledge on the impact and possible resolutions.

Release History:

  • 3/23/2007 - Initial Release, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 12/21/2007 - updated version 6.0.6247.5
  • 3/31/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6278.8
  • 10/29/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6441.0, which introduced SQL Server 2008 support in addition to other new features and fixes. Refer to the MP guide for a complete list of changes.
  • 12/3/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6460.0, fixed an issue with the database discovery script to prevent overflows

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8c0f970e-c653-4c15-9e51-6a6cadfca363&DisplayLang=en

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Management Pack for System Center Operations Management 2007

Brief Description

Supports auto discovery of TFS components, health model using Monitors, includes tasks, diagnostic and recovery for certain failures.

Overview

The Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 Management Pack monitors exposed services of TFS. This management pack includes event rules and monitors. It is designed to proactively monitor quality and availability of TFS services and even automate recovery in some scenarios.
Feature Summary

  • Auto discovery of TFS components
  • Leverages ASP.NET MP and SQL MP
  • Implements containment hierarchy reflecting logical architecture of the Product
  • Implements a proper health model using Monitors
  • Contains tasks, diagnostic and recovery for certain failures
  • Events indicating service outages
  • Alerts indicating configuration issues and connected data source changes.
  • Verification that all dependant services are running.
  • Targeted running of BPA against TFS Servers from Operator Console

New monitoring capabilities can be easily added.
Release History

  • 11/26/2008 - Original release of the English version, version 1.0.0.2

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=28c745b5-28cc-474a-a5fd-944c246d7727&DisplayLang=en

Update for Media Center TVPack for Windows Vista (KB957209)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center TVPack for Windows Vista.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center TVPack for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB957209. 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=6af61457-c0b4-4703-ba07-444b46ab66d6&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

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

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol technical documentation set provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft protocols and extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to interoperate or communicate natively with Microsoft Office client and other server products.
The documentation set includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f&DisplayLang=en

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Eval VHD

Brief Description

This download consists of seven files that you extract into a single pre-configured VHD file. This VHD enables you to create a virtual machine to evaluate Virtual Machine Manager 2008.

Overview

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 provides centralized administration of virtual machine infrastructure and enables increased physical server utilization and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the administrator and authorized end users.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4a27e89c-2d73-4f57-a62c-83afb4c953f0&DisplayLang=en

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer

Brief Description

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA) is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) roles or other VMM functions.

Overview

Important
• You must install and run the VMMCA on the computer that either currently is or will become your VMM 2008 server.
• You should use this version of the VMMCA with VMM 2008 only. To download the VMMCA for VMM 2007, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=132136.
The VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions. The VMMCA scans the hardware and software configurations of the computers you specify, evaluates them against a set of predefined rules, and then provides you with error messages and warnings for any configurations that are not optimal for the VMM role or other VMM function that you have specified for the computer.
Note The VMMCA does not duplicate or replace the prerequisite checks performed during the setup of VMM 2008 components.
Before installing VMM, you can use the VMMCA to help you evaluate the configuration of computers that you might use for the following VMM roles:
• VMM server
• VMM Administrator Console
• VMM Self-Service Portal
After installing VMM, you can use the VMMCA to evaluate the configurations of computers that you are now using or might use for the VMM roles listed above, as well as computers that you are using or might use for any of the following VMM functions:
• Windows Server–based host
• VMware Virtual Center Server
• P2V source computer
• Operations Manager agent

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=02d83950-c03d-454e-803b-96d1c1d5be24&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standards Documentation

Brief Description

The Exchange Server Standards Documents describe Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support for standards and RFCs related to iCalendar, IMAP4, and POP3.

Overview

The Exchange Server Standards Documents provide information about Exchange 2007 support for industry messaging standards and Requests for Comments (RFCs) related to iCalendar, IMAP4, and POP3.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6fa94dc9-d4b6-402b-8c22-8a52acea2284&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone for ia64-based systems (KB948465)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.
Windows Vista SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta applies to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 Beta will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.
SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.
In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Server 2008.
Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Five Language Standalone for ia64-based systems can be installed on systems with any of the following language versions: English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.
Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9e77ae84-bb5a-4a3f-a481-68826b34c893&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone for x64-based systems (KB948465)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.
Windows Vista SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta apply to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 Beta will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.
SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.
In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Server 2008.
Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta - Five Language Standalone version can be installed on systems with any of the following language versions: English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.
Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=361d0ca3-4b2c-4f1c-8b3e-de376fdb1de8&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB959485)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB959485. 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=c563b394-e6cc-4133-870c-442b4cb788c5&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Windows Update Experience Kit

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta is available through Windows Update, this kit gives you the instructions and script required to be offered SP2 through Windows Update.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Beta is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.
Windows Vista SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP2 Beta apply to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 Beta will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.
SP2 is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.
This kit contains
1) A Word document that has instructions and "things to know" before you install
2) A command script that will set a registry key on your computer that will enable Windows Update to offer you the Service Pack. This option is available only to computers that have one or more of the following languages: English, German, French, Japanese, or Spanish.
Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=18045534-bf27-4953-b907-764c4682714c&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone DVD ISO

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Beta is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.
Windows Vista SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP2 Beta apply to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. Installation of Service Pack 2 Beta will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. Wet recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.
SP2 is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.
In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.
This is a DVD ISO image contains Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x86, x64, IA-64 and Windows Vista for x86, x64. This image is only applicable to computers that have one or more of the following languages: English, German, French, Japanese, or Spanish. If you have an OS or language pack that is not one of these languages please use the "All Languages" version of Service Pack 2.
Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a3d7a63-46af-4e04-ac8c-91b8bc476450&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone (KB948465)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.
Windows Vista SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta apply to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 Beta will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.
SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.
In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Server 2008.
Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone version can be installed on systems with any of the following language versions: English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.
Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dca54ecc-362a-4b4d-b62b-22780e839a7e&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB959485)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing of issues included in this cumulative update, see KB959485. 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=c999971f-1ed0-4949-a72b-0fd5c805374a&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB957388)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fff841ca-daca-4047-a0df-76c266ca0c8c&DisplayLang=en

Solutions & Solution Development

Microsoft BizTalk RFID Standards Pack Readme and Installation Guide

Brief Description

Download the readme and installation instructions for BizTalk RFID Standards Pack.

Overview

The readme explains any issues or breaking changes not documented in the help files. The installation guide explains how to install BizTalk RFID Standards Pack on a computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=96cf68ff-dcba-4043-a04a-30b748c90105&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft BizTalk RFID Standards Pack Documentation Update

Brief Description

Download the BizTalk RFID Standards Pack Documentation Update

Overview

This documentation update contains the latest BizTalk RFID Standards Pack documentation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fe56c233-406e-4579-bc87-78dc0529e52a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile Readme and Installation Guide

Brief Description

Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile Readme and Installation Guide
Download the readme and installation instructions for BizTalk RFID Mobile.

Overview

The readme explains any issues or breaking changes not documented in the help files. The installation guide explains how to install BizTalk RFID Mobile on a computer and Windows Mobile based device.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fad06953-7bfa-477c-97c4-79972923bc46&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile Documentation Update

Brief Description

Download the updated documentation for BizTalk RFID Mobile

Overview

This documentation update contains the latest BizTalk RFID Mobile documentation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f1d216c4-03c1-4add-bfb7-2abafcbaabfb&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Services SDK (Dec 2008 CTP)

Brief Description

Microsoft .NET Services is part of the Azure Services Platform. .NET Services include three services: Access Control Service, Service Bus, and Workflow Service.

Overview

This SDK includes API libraries, samples, and documentation for building connected applications with the .NET platform. It spans the entire spectrum of today’s Internet applications – from rich connected applications with advanced connectivity requirements to Web-style applications that use simple protocols such as HTTP, Atom, and RSS to communicate with the broadest possible range of clients.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=83e1e30f-bd9a-4284-80a6-388ba2e768fd&DisplayLang=en

MDAC Utility: Component Checker

Brief Description

Component Checker utility has been upgraded to provide broader support on Windows Platform. The upgraded tool now is able to generate snapshots for MDAC on all supported Service Packs of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Overview

The Component Checker tool is designed to help you determine installed version information and diagnose installation issues with the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC). MDAC is installed with numerous Microsoft products and can also be redistributed using the redistribution program (mdac_typ.exe) that you can download from the MSDN Data Access and Storage Developer Center. Windows XP SP2 or later versions of Windows also installs MDAC as an ‘out of box’ system component of the Windows operating system. Since MDAC in Windows XP SP2 or later is newer than the version (MDAC 2.8 SP1) in the last MDAC redistribution program, mdac_typ.exe no longer installs MDAC on Windows XP SP2 and later version. For more information about MDAC history and supportability please visit Data Access Technologies Road Map
Component Checker performs the following tasks:

  • Identifies the current MDAC installation on a computer.
  • Creates a series of reports about the files identified for the current MDAC installation.

This version of Component Checker utility has been upgraded to provide broader support on the Windows Platform. New features that have been added to the tool include ability to generate snapshots for MDAC on recently released Service Packs of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (e.g.Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 SP2) and support for 64-bit Windows OS.
The upgraded version of Component Checker checks for the following versions of MDAC:

  • MDAC 2.1 SP2
  • MDAC 2.5
  • MDAC 2.5 SP1
  • MDAC 2.5 SP2
  • MDAC 2.5 SP3 on Windows 2000 SP3
  • MDAC 2.5 SP3 on Windows 2000 SP4
  • MDAC 2.6
  • MDAC 2.6 SP1
  • MDAC 2.6 SP2
  • MDAC 2.6 SP2 Refresh
  • MDAC 2.7
  • MDAC 2.7 Refresh
  • MDAC 2.7 SP1
  • MDAC 2.7 SP1 Refresh
  • MDAC 2.7 SP1 on Windows XP SP1
  • MDAC 2.8
  • MDAC 2.8 SP1 Redistribution
  • MDAC 2.8 SP2 on Windows XP SP1 x64 Edition
  • MDAC 2.8 SP1 on Windows XP SP2 (x86 , x64 Editions)
  • MDAC 2.8 SP1 on Windows XP SP3
  • MDAC 2.8 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 SP1(x86, x64 , Itanium-based Editions)
  • MDAC 2.8 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 SP2(x86, x64 , Itanium-based Editions)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8f0a8df6-4a21-4b43-bf53-14332ef092c9&DisplayLang=en

ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3 SP2

Brief Description

ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3 SP2

Overview

A cumulative update for Microsoft ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3 or Microsoft ProClarity Web Professional 6.3. This release includes all fixes that have been made to the product since the public release of ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a03b97df-6dee-489c-82b9-ee44dfe2dfdf&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 SP2

Brief Description

ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 SP2 ENU (Build 6.3.2217.188)

Overview

ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 SP2 is a cumulative update that includes all fixes to ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 and ProClarity Dashboard Server since the public release of these two products. (For detailed information about the fixes, please refer to kb article 958293 or the ProClarity 6.3 SP2 release notes.) This service pack also includes the components to distribute ProClarity Professional 6.3 SP2, ProClarity KPI Designer 6.3, and ProClarity Selector from ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d819745e-987c-468f-bf9c-feebf4a81ec1&DisplayLang=en

HealthVault SDK

Brief Description

Software Development Kit to assist in the development of HealthVault compatible applications
Software Development Kit to assist in the development of HealthVault compatible applications

Overview

The HealthVault SDK contains:
* .net assemblies for interacting with the HealthVault platform
* sample applications that you can run from your development machine
* device simulators that can upload data to a HealthVault account
* documentation including a CHM file and a Getting Started Guide
* a few tools that will help you generate and install private certificates

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=95e14343-fb98-4549-bd29-225a59423cc9&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide

Brief Description

This guide provides performance optimization information for BizTalk Server.

Overview

The purpose of this guide is to consolidate and provide prescriptive guidance on the best practices and techniques that should be followed to optimize BizTalk Server performance.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=98ecf11a-9a8e-4939-8cef-2bc5536dc792&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Enterprise Evaluation: Trial Experience for Developers

Brief Description

Download SQL Server 2008 180-day Trial Software. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is a database platform for large-scale online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and e-commerce applications; it is also a business intelligence platform for data analysis and reporting solutions.

Overview

SQL Server 2008 is a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform for all your data needs. SQL Server 2008 delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage any data, any place, any time. It enables you to store structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, such as documents, images and music, directly in the database. SQL Server 2008 delivers a rich set of integrated services that enable you to do more with your data such as query, search, synchronize, report, and analyze. Data can be stored and accessed in your largest servers within the data center all the way down to desktops and mobile devices, enabling you to have control over your data no matter where it is stored.
This fully functional trial software will automatically expire after six months. You can obtain the fully licensed version at any time.
For information about the different editions of SQL Server 2008, see the Editions page.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6b10c7c1-4f97-42c4-9362-58d4d088cd38&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Enterprise Evaluation: Trial Experience for IT Professionals

Brief Description

Download SQL Server 2008 180-day Trial Software. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is a database platform for large-scale online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and e-commerce applications; it is also a business intelligence platform for data analysis and reporting solutions.

Overview

SQL Server 2008 is a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform for all your data needs. SQL Server 2008 delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage any data, any place, any time. It enables you to store structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, such as documents, images and music, directly in the database. SQL Server 2008 delivers a rich set of integrated services that enable you to do more with your data such as query, search, synchronize, report, and analyze. Data can be stored and accessed in your largest servers within the data center all the way down to desktops and mobile devices, enabling you to have control over your data no matter where it is stored.
This fully functional trial software will automatically expire after six months. You can obtain the fully licensed version at any time.
For information about the different editions of SQL Server 2008, see the Editions page.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=265f08bc-1874-4c81-83d8-0d48dbce6297&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Help

Brief Description

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Help provides information about developing for, installing, and managing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. From this page you can download updates to the developer and IT Pro Help, with both new content and improvements to existing content.

Overview

Available downloads:

  • Cside.zip (cside.chm, cside.hh): The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer Help contains complete information for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 developers and information technology professionals. Areas covered include installation and configuration, getting started with C/SIDE, developing C/SIDE objects, transforming forms to pages, working with Web services, and reference information for all data types, functions, properties, and triggers in C/AL.
    Note: Cside.chm contains all Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer Help, and replaces nav_adg.chm.
  • Nav_install.zip (nav_install.chm): The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Installation and Configuration Help provides just the installation and configuration content from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer Help (cside.chm).
    Note: If you are looking for the document “Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Dynamics NAV 2009 Security System,” please see instead the “Security for the RoleTailored Client” node in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Installation and Configuration Help.
  • Security Hardening Guide.pdf: The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Security Hardening Guide presents various security considerations and issues for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 and provides guidelines for making your network and software more secure.
    Note: This version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Security Hardening Guide is identical to the version on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 installation media.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eec997be-50c8-4d27-8bf2-fa93c9ac282a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Community Technical Preview (CTP) July

Brief Description

Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio 2008 is a .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications.

Overview

Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio 2008 enables hobbyists, academics and commercial developers to create robotics applications targeting entertainment, educational, home, commercial, or industrial segments.
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio supports a broad set of robotics platforms by either running directly on the platform or controlling it from a Windows or Windows Embedded device through a communication channel such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth®.
In addition to providing support for Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 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=57ce326b-2125-4163-a33f-ed2f69e03b56&DisplayLang=en

WinHEC 2008 White Papers

Brief Description

White papers from the 2008 Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC)

Overview

White papers from the 2008 Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb6f4733-bb82-4b6a-b957-1f5222e28e20&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Installation Guide

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=47720d33-fa5a-4af4-a8eb-fa39695cbad1&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard Feature Compare

Brief Description

SQL Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard Feature Compare

Overview

SQL Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard Feature Compare

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=31e71958-0004-4230-803a-ebf0e3e1b25c&DisplayLang=en

EWS Migration Sample

Brief Description

The EWS Migration Sample uses Exchange Web Services to send messages, create an appointment, search the data store, and manage contact information from a user's Exchange 2007 mailbox.

Overview

The EWS Migration Sample uses Exchange Web Services to send messages, create an appointment, search the data store, and manage contact information from a user's Exchange 2007 mailbox.
The EWS Migration Sample includes the following components:

  • A messaging application that sends messages (including attachments), retrieves a list of messages in the Inbox, and subscribes to the mailbox.
  • A calendaring application that creates, accepts, and declines a meeting request or appointment.
  • A search application that searches through messages, contacts, and appointments.
  • A contact management application that creates a new contact and manages existing contacts.
  • A common wrapper assembly that includes common procedures that are shared by each application that is included in the sample

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d88dde47-7d05-4c31-8a02-24120652eca7&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

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Upgrade Guide

Brief Description

Provides information about and instructions for upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Overview

This guide provides information about upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics 3.0 (formerly known as Microsoft Business Solutions–Axapta 3.0) with a supported service pack or from Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.
This document also includes the following information:

  • Troubleshooting information for upgrade tasks
  • Best practices for upgrading
  • Installation steps as they pertain to the upgrade process
  • Application upgrade issues for specific features

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9dae144-55b4-432d-b11e-f65ddb2d1b9c&DisplayLang=en

Extending Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Brief Description

Discussion on how Microsoft IT extended Visual Studio 2005 Team System to incorporate software development lifecycle methodology process by modifying the default process template.

Overview

Discussion on how Microsoft IT extended Visual Studio 2005 Team System to incorporate software development lifecycle methodology process by modifying the default process template. By modifying the process template developer compliance increased and external tools were eliminated.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fa11fb21-af35-41c3-8176-2cbd2f190840&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

Security, Policy & Compliance

Licensing Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

Brief Description

This licensing brief helps to clarify Microsoft licensing policies for Windows Server® Terminal Services (TS), including the new components that are in the Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Overview

Microsoft licensing policies for Windows Server Terminal Services, including the new components that are included in Windows Server 2008, require that in addition to a Windows Server Client Access License (CAL), Microsoft® Core CAL Suite, or Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite, you must acquire a Windows Server 2008 TS CAL for each user or device that directly or indirectly accesses the server software to interact with a remote graphical user interface (using the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services functionality or other technology).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b8a7c6ed-1bc1-4035-9110-1ee6da8f3fd4&DisplayLang=en

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB958620)

Brief Description

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

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB958620).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d320c2b5-8888-4ef5-a624-21762516cfea&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [December 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

Other

Microsoft Dynamics Partner Registration Agreement (PRA)

Brief Description

The Microsoft Dynamics® PRA provides partners that do not resell directly to customers with access to PartnerSource, to the development and demonstrations licenses, and to the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Revenue Recognition Program.

Overview

The Microsoft Dynamics Partner Registration Agreement provides partners that do not resell or intend to resell Microsoft Dynamics® products to end customers with access to PartnerSource, to development and demonstration licenses for their choice of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics AX, or Microsoft C5 and to Microsoft Dynamics Partner Revenue Recognition Program. This agreement primarily addresses the following partner categories: ISVs, Hosting partners with the SPLA, CPLS and System Integrators.
For Microsoft Dynamics NAV: you also need to sign the Partner Registration Add-on addendum for your region.
For Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Licenses and SDKs for are available at the MSDN Premium Subscription level. Use this agreement only to obtain access to PartnerSource.
If you resell or intend to resell Microsoft Dynamics products directly to end customers, do not use this form. You need to sign the Solution Provider Agreement and related Product Addenda.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=583a26fa-9562-4c42-b8ce-fe64bcf7cb3c&DisplayLang=en

Games for Windows - LIVE 2.0 Setup

Brief Description

Setup package for Games for Windows - LIVE v2.0. The package installs for the Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable that enables the in-game Games for Windows - LIVE experience as well as the Games for Windows - LIVE Client that enables the out-of-game experience, including Games for Windows - LIVE Marketplace.

Overview

Setup package for Games for Windows - LIVE v2.0. The package installs for the Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable that enables the in-game Games for Windows - LIVE experience as well as the Games for Windows - LIVE Client that enables the out-of-game experience, including Games for Windows - LIVE Marketplace.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6f966188-1e50-41c3-a689-181edc57c0e0&DisplayLang=en

Xbox.com Support

Brief Description

Xbox® support downloads for your Xbox 360™ video game console.

Overview

Support Downloads from Xbox.com

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=08d9ed7b-69ea-4808-b41b-be1c0632e48f&DisplayLang=en

Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office 2007 v1.01

Brief Description

This add-in enables you to embed Creative Commons licenses directly into Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.

Overview

This add-in enables you to embed a Creative Commons license into a document that you create using Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or Microsoft Office Excel. With a Creative Commons license, authors can express their intentions regarding how their works may be used by others.
The add-in downloads the Creative Commons license you designate from the Creative Commons Web site and inserts it directly into your creative work.
To learn more about Creative Commons, please visit its web site, www.creativecommons.org. To learn more about the choices among the Creative Commons licenses, see http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/meet-the-licenses.
Microsoft Office productivity applications are the most widely used personal productivity applications in the world, and Microsoft’s goal is to enhance the user’s experience with those applications. Empowering Microsoft Office users to express their intentions through Creative Commons licenses is another way Microsoft enables users around the world to exercise their creative freedom while being clear about the rights granted to users of a creative work. In the past, it has not always been easy or obvious to understand the intentions of some authors or artists regarding distribution or use of their intellectual creations.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d1ddbdc8-627f-415a-9b0a-97362bc9b480&DisplayLang=en

Xbox.com E3 Press Kits

Brief Description

Get the latest Press Kit information from Xbox.com.

Overview

Get the latest Press Kit information about E3 from Xbox.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d4c5ab94-13da-4905-b96c-82a44abb638d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows Vista

Brief Description

HealthVault Connection Center, free software from Microsoft, allows you to import data from compatible health and fitness devices to your computer for upload to HealthVault.

Overview

What’s New in this Release
HealthVault Connection Center 2.1 provides quick and easy upload of device data to HealthVault and helps you use the data with Web sites and applications that work with HealthVault. This most current release includes:

  • A simpler, more engaging user interface
  • Guided setup to find and install compatible devices
  • Ability to select multiple records for upload (for multi-user devices)
  • Ability to set upload preferences for each device you use
  • Improved support to prevent upload of duplicate data

We encourage you to get the most from your personal health or fitness devices by upgrading to this release. To check which version you have on your computer, simply click Help and then click About.
About HealthVault Connection Center

You can use the free HealthVault Connection Center software to upload data to HealthVault from health and fitness devices (such as blood pressure monitors, pedometers, glucometers and many others) and Gadgets for Windows Sidebar. HealthVault Connection Center connects your device, your computer and your HealthVault record to manage the upload process for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a715ffaa-6111-4976-b334-f29bd5d4984d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows XP

Brief Description

HealthVault Connection Center, free software from Microsoft, allows you to import data from compatible health and fitness devices to your computer for upload to HealthVault.

Overview

What’s New in this Release
HealthVault Connection Center 2.1 provides quick and easy upload of device data to HealthVault and helps you use the data with Web sites and applications that work with HealthVault. This most current release includes:

  • A simpler, more engaging user interface
  • Guided setup to find and install compatible devices
  • Ability to select multiple records for upload (for multi-user devices)
  • Ability to set upload preferences for each device you use
  • Improved support to prevent upload of duplicate data

We encourage you to get the most from your personal health or fitness devices by upgrading to this release. To check which version you have on your computer, simply click Help and then click About.
About HealthVault Connection Center

You can use the free HealthVault Connection Center software to upload data to HealthVault from health and fitness devices (such as blood pressure monitors, pedometers, glucometers and many others) and Gadgets for Windows Sidebar. HealthVault Connection Center connects your device, your computer and your HealthVault record to manage the upload process for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73b45ded-c81c-4505-a1a7-2dd3686e95b1&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

Connected Health Framework Whitepaper

Brief Description

Whitepaper on Connected Health Framework for Health Plans

Overview

Microsoft‘s Connected Health Framework for Health Plans is a free, open, and extensible reference architecture that enables partners and health plans to accelerate new business opportunities and meet complex and changing business demands by reducing the cost and complexities of managing processes and connecting core systems, service channels, new applications, consumers, and business partners.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=58c15ea5-ae5c-4322-ab7a-3fa8d1ccc4f7&DisplayLang=en

Unified Communications White Paper

Brief Description

Short Description Template

Overview

Description Template

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4068ddfb-ee10-4604-86c7-e136b62df66b&DisplayLang=en

Unified Communications Datasheet

Brief Description

Short Description Template

Overview

Description Template

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f942152d-2eea-421e-a95b-bd980372dece&DisplayLang=en

Unified Communications for Health Overview

Brief Description

The role of Unified Communications in healthcare service improvement

Overview

This whitepaper is presented by Health Industry Insights, an IDC company, and sponsored by Microsoft. The objectives were to gain insights into:
● The current overall market for unified communications technology and its anticipated future growth
● Factors driving growth in demand for unified communications among healthcare provider organizations
● Current applications of unified communications by healthcare provider organizations
● The unified communications features and functions of importance to healthcare providers
● The future outlook for unified communications technology adoption by healthcare providers

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=270327f0-0a35-4df5-94df-93763b2a7221&DisplayLang=en

Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=30a9ba5f-2027-4d38-bf4e-39fe160737d0&DisplayLang=en

Comments
  • I really got to give you credit chrisavis for putting up so many download links..I mean i really can't remember the last time I saw so many

    <a href="http://www.notionsolutions.com">useful</a> download links in one post (and I read a LOT of stuff online)..

  • I can't take credit for compiling the list of links. That is done by someone else here at Microsoft. i just post the finished list when it is available.

    Enjoy!

    Chris

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