Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Client Tools

· Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Best Practices Analyzer

· Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Server Tools

· System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Reporting Services

· System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 MSDN

· System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Evaluation Edition

· Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit - Password Reset Client

· System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Service Pack 1 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Branch Office Infrastructure Solutions v3.0 Retail Vertical Solutions Guide

· TS Session Broker Load Balancing Step-By-Step Guide

· DNS in Small Networks Step-by-Step Guide

· Windows Deployment Services Step-by-Step Guide

· Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Step-by-Step Guide - Deploying Firewall Policies

· TS Gateway Step-By-Step Guide

· TS RemoteApp Step-by-Step Guide

· AD RMS Deployment in a Multiple Forest Environment Step-by-Step Guide

· Windows Server DNS 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Windows Server 2003/2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes

· System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (32bit)

· System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (64bit)

· System Center Essentials 2007 Operations Guide

· Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Documentation

· Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Hotfix KB 957465

· Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 Hotfix KB 949280

· Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 KB959596

Solutions & Solution Development

· Unity Application Block 1.2 for Silverlight - December 2008

· WHDC White Papers and Documentation

· Microsoft Office File Formats Documentation

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit Service Pack 3

· Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express Service Pack 3

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 3

· Microsoft Semblio SDK

· Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

· Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - December 2008

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

· SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

· Microsoft Office Standards Documentation

· Office Protocol Documentation

· Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 Transaction Migration Update

· Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 Connector

· SQL Server 2005 Books Online (December 2008)

· Microsoft Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) v1 CTP - 64 bit

· SAP Documents

· Windows CE101 Training Course Materials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· List Web Part for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

· Microsoft Small Basic

· Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS 7 Release Candidate (x86)

· Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS 7 Release Candidate (x64)

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows Vista x64, and Windows Server 2008 x64

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows Vista x86, and Windows Server 2008 x86

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows XP x64, and Windows Server 2003 x64

· Microsoft Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) v1 CTP - 32 bit

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows Server 2008 IA64

· Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 - December 2008 Community Technology Preview - DVD ISO Image File

· WS-Dev Remote Extensions for Windows 7 Beta Documentation - English

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows XP x86, and Windows Server 2003 x86

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (Full Package)

· Microsoft Whale Communications Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 Service Pack 2

· Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 Virtual Machine Trial Version (Registration Required)

· What's New for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Installation Guide

· Architecture and Design Datasheet

· Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

· Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1

· Silverlight 2 DataGrid December 2008 Release

· Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

· Application Life Cycle Management Build Management Jumpstart Datasheet

· Application Compatibility Remediation Services Datasheet

· Microsoft Report Viewer Add-on for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition

· Deep Zoom Composer

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows Server 2003 IA64

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library V3.0 Beta

· Using Microsoft Windows IPSec to Help Secure an Internal Corporate Network Server

· AD RMS Templates Deployment Step-by-Step Guide

· Network Policy Server (NPS) Operations Guide

· AD RMS Deployment with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Step-by-Step Guide

· Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Step-by-Step Guide - Deploying Firewall Policies

· AD RMS Licensing-only Cluster Deployment Step-by-Step Guide

· AD RMS Decommissioning Step-by-Step Guide.doc

· AD RMS with AD FS Identity Federation Step-by-Step Guide

· AD RMS Deployment in an Extranet Step-by-Step Guide

· AD RMS Step-by-Step Guide

· Identity Lifecycle Manager "2" RC Release

Other

· Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1

· EMEA case studies - English

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

· Case Study Softedge Systems

· Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows Vista

· Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows XP

· Zune Client software, version 3.1

· 508

· Implementation for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

· SLP Services Getting Started User Guide

· SLPS Product Fact Sheet

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Client Tools

Brief Description

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Client Tools provides tools to help administrators troubleshoot connections and monitor device synchronization for Windows Mobile devices as part of an MDM system.

Overview

MDM Client Tools provides tools to help administrators troubleshoot connections and monitor device synchronization for Windows Mobile devices as part of an MDM system. The following are tools included in this download:

• MDM Connect Now Tool
• MDM VPN Diagnostics Tool
• MDM Managed Device Status Viewer

MDM Connect Now Tool enables users of Windows Mobile 6.1 managed devices to download new software updates queued since the managed device last synchronized with the MDM system. The tool initiates a session between MDM Device Management Server and a managed device. Once the tool establishes a connection, new software updates are downloaded to the managed device.
MDM VPN Diagnostics Tool helps users diagnose VPN issues between the MDM and the devices it manages. The tool allows users to see the VPN configuration and status on the managed Windows Mobile device and to diagnose any VPN-related problems. The tool also allows the managed device user to collect device logs and send them to a diagnostics team for further analysis.
MDM Managed Device Status Viewer is a troubleshooting tool that enables managed device users to browse through values of Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) management objects, device synchronization information, and a list of all managed programs installed on the managed device.
To learn about additional MDM tools, see System Center Mobile Device Manager Resource Kit Tools.
MDM Client Tools Release History
4/1/2008 – Initial release, Version 1.0
5/1/2008 – Minor release, Version 1.01
5/14/2008 – Updated, Version 1.1
12/15/2008 – Updated, Version 2.0

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Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Best Practices Analyzer

Brief Description

Best Practices Analyzer Tool for System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) helps you analyze a group of servers to determine if the prerequisites and best practices are met for MDM deployment.

Overview

Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) Tool for MDM 2008 SP1 helps you to analyze the prerequisites for MDM setup and deployment. Because each MDM server component has different prerequisites, the tool helps you to plan and build a successful deployment environment by assessing each server's readiness for MDM before you run MDM Setup.
In addition to analyzing each server's individual readiness, BPA Tool helps you to verify the firewall configuration that MDM requires between servers running MDM Device Management Server and servers running MDM Gateway Server.
Finally, after you deploy MDM, you can run a post-deployment scan to help make sure your installation works properly and follows MDM best practices.
To learn about additional MDM tools, see System Center Mobile Device Manager Resource Kit Tools.
MDM 2008 SP1 Best Practices Analyzer Tool Release History
4/1/2008 – Initial release, Version 1.0
5/14/2008 – Updated, Version 1.1
12/15/2008 - Updated, Version 2.0

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Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Server Tools

Brief Description

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Server Tools provides tools to help administrators manage deployment and cleanup tasks in an MDM system.

Overview

MDM Server Tools includes a set of tools to help administrators configure, deploy, and manage System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 and its components.
The following are tools included in this download:

• MDM Certificate Tool
• MDM Bulk Pre-Enrollment Tool
• MDM Cleanup Tool
• MDM Device Enrollment Cleanup Tool
• MDM Application Hash Code Tool
• MDM Device Records Synchronization Tool
• MDM Additional Group Policies
• MDM Group Policy Models
• MDM Blocked Device Cleanup Tool
• MDM Security Configuration Wizard Templates
• MDM Active Directory Upgrade Helper
• MDM Set-MDMInstance Cmdlet
• MDM Gateway Bootstrapping Tool
• MDM Active Directory Configuration Tool (ADConfig) for MDM 2008

MDM Certificate Tool helps administrators to request certificates for MDM components. Administrators can also set access control lists (ACLs) on certificates, place requested certificates in a specific folder, and invalidate Global Certification Manager (GCM) certificates.
MDM Bulk Pre-Enrollment Tool enables administrators to pre-enroll groups of Windows Mobile 6.1 devices into MDM. Bulk pre-enrollment can be simpler and more efficient than pre-enrolling a large number of devices individually.
MDM Cleanup Tool enables administrators to completely uninstall MDM from servers when other removal options have not fully removed MDM components and settings.
MDM Device Enrollment Cleanup Tool is a PowerShell script–based tool that helps administrators remove from Active Directory and the MDM databases devices that are older or are no longer needed.
MDM Applications Hash Code Tool allows administrators to create an XML file for use with a Group Policy object (GPO) to allow or help prevent an application from running on managed devices.
MDM Device Records Synchronization Tool synchronizes device records maintained in the MDM AdminServices database with managed device information in Active Directory.
MDM Additional Group Policies includes ADM templates for the following Group Policy settings:

• Synchronize Sent Items folder during Exchange Active Sync
• Do not automatically run auto-run applications when a storage card is inserted
• Wireless WAN (WWAN) connection profile used for Mobile VPN
• Allow failover to the default WWAN connection configured for Mobile VPN

MDM Group Policy Models provides Group Policy settings configured to appropriately set up managed devices for three common roles. The models provided are the following: single purpose model, restricted connection model, and minimum recommended model.
MDM Blocked Device Cleanup Tool removes wiped managed devices from the list of blocked managed devices maintained by MDM Gateway Server.
MDM Security Configuration Wizard Templates includes three SCW templates that you can apply to MDM servers to help enhance security by disabling functionality that is not required for the servers.
MDM Active Directory Upgrade Helper helps you detect the Active Directory directory service objects and templates, and also generates a report with details and actions that you can perform to assist you in upgrading MDM.
MDM Set-MDMInstance Cmdlet helps administrators configure several settings - such as database server name, enrollment server name, and port number for MDM servers - that are maintained as an Active Directory service connection point (SCP).
MDM Gateway Bootstrapping Tool automates the steps to deploy required certificates and certificate chain on the server where you plan to install MDM Gateway Server.
MDM Active Directory Configuration Tool (ADConfig) for MDM 2008 is a tool that you use to configure Active Directory for MDM 2008. MDM 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes an updated version that is not backwards compatible with MDM 2008.
To learn about additional MDM tools, see System Center Mobile Device Manager Resource Kit Tools.
MDM Server Tools Release History
4/1/2008 – Initial release, Version 1.0
5/1/2008 – Minor release, Version 1.01
5/14/2008 – Updated, Version 1.1
12/15/2008 – Updated, Version 2.0

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System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Reporting Services

Brief Description

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Server Pack 1 (SP1) Reporting Services provides a reporting and data access service across all areas of an MDM system.

Overview

MDM Reporting Services provides a reporting and data access service across all areas of an MDM system. MDM Reporting Services is based on and integrated with SQL Server Reporting Services 2005.
To learn more about MDM, see System Center Mobile Device Manager TechCenter.
MDM Server Tools Release History
5/14/2008 – Initial release, Version 1.1
12/15/2008 – Updated, Version 2.0

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System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 MSDN

Brief Description

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 SP1 MSDN is a system that enables Windows Mobile devices to become managed and authenticated members of the IT infrastructure of an organization.

Overview

MDM is a Microsoft technology that helps Windows Mobile 6.1 devices work within the IT infrastructure of a company as trusted and managed members of the enterprise.
MDM consists of the following four main system components: MDM Device Management Server, MDM Enrollment Server, MDM Gateway Server, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 databases. The SQL Server databases must be installed separately.
These components work with key IT services to give managed devices access to selected business data. The primary IT services that work with MDM are the following: Active Directory Domain Service, MDM software distribution, certificate services, and line-of-business application servers, such as Microsoft Exchange.
To learn more about MDM, see System Center Mobile Device Manager TechCenter.
(Related Resources - _http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scmdm/default.aspx)

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System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Evaluation Edition

Brief Description

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 SP1 Evaluation Edition is a system that enables Windows Mobile devices to become managed and authenticated members of the IT infrastructure of an organization.

Overview

MDM is a Microsoft technology that helps Windows Mobile 6.1 devices work within the IT infrastructure of a company as trusted and managed members of the enterprise.
MDM consists of the following four main system components: MDM Device Management Server, MDM Enrollment Server, MDM Gateway Server, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 databases. The SQL Server databases must be installed separately.
These components work with key IT services to give managed devices access to selected business data. The primary IT services that work with MDM are the following: Active Directory Domain Service, MDM software distribution, certificate services, and line-of-business application servers, such as Microsoft Exchange.
To learn more about MDM, see System Center Mobile Device Manager TechCenter.
(Related Resources - _http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scmdm/default.aspx)

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Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit - Password Reset Client

Brief Description

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) Password Reset Client provides a .cab file that you install on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices enrolled in MDM so that users can use the password reset feature in MDM.

Overview

MDM Password Reset Client provides a .cab file that you install on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices enrolled in MDM so that users can use the password reset feature in MDM. Password reset in MDM 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) enables a user who has forgotten his or her Windows Mobile device password to reset it by using MDM.
Password reset is supported on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices, starting with version 6.1.4. To use the feature, you must install the .cab file on the user’s Windows Mobile device as well as enable the feature in MDM by using Group Policy.
To reset the device password, the user chooses the password reset option, resets the device password, and then enters a one-time recovery password on the device to complete the process. The recovery password is stored on MDM servers and retrieved by the user when she or he has forgotten the device password.
To learn about additional MDM tools, see System Center Mobile Device Manager Resource Kit Tools.
MDM Password Reset Client Application Release History
12/15/2008 – Initial release, Version 1.0

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System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Service Pack 1 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

This Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager Service Pack 1 (MDM SP1) 2008 Management Pack provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 environment.

Overview

Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager Service Pack 1 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 environment. This management pack includes:

  • Detection and monitoring of all MDM SP1 servers and dependent services
  • The alert-driven state
  • Performance and backlog monitoring and configuration

Before you install the MDM SP1 management pack, read the MDM Management Pack Guide document, which includes instructions for properly deploying and configuring the management pack.
Feature Summary
The System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 (MDM SP1) Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides capabilities for MDM SP1 monitoring, including the following:

  • Collection of events from MDM Device Management Server, MDM Enrollment Server, MDM Gateway Server, and MDM Self Service Portal.
  • Health state monitoring and alerting for MDM service errors requiring administrative intervention.
  • Collection of MDM performance counters from MDM Device Management Server, MDM Enrollment Server, MDM Gateway Server, and MDM Self Service Portal.
  • Events indicating service outages.
  • Alerts indicating configuration and data source connectivity issues.
  • Verification that all dependent services are functioning properly.

Release History

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Branch Office Infrastructure Solutions v3.0 Retail Vertical Solutions Guide

Brief Description

Need help deploying IT in Retail Stores - this guide helps you design IT infrastructure for your Retail Stores

Overview

Microsoft recognizes that supporting a retail store chain can be challenging task. The Branch Office Infrastructure Solutions v3 Retail Solutions Guide helps you with architectural guidance in planning for a robust, agile and cost effective infrastructure for deploying IT services to retail stores. The Retail Vertical Solutions Guide describes how to use a Windows infrastructure to support a geographically distributed retail store solution. To help you achieve this goal, this guide provides additional design steps and recommendations that are specific to retail businesses; these steps and recommendations build upon the Branch Office Infrastructure Solution Services Design Guides

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TS Session Broker Load Balancing Step-By-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for installing and configuring Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker) and TS Session Broker Load Balancing.

Overview

Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker) is a role service in Windows Server 2008 that enables you to load balance sessions in a terminal server farm, and allows a user to reconnect to an existing session in a load-balanced terminal server farm. This step-by-step guide describes how to configure the new TS Session Broker Load Balancing feature.

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DNS in Small Networks Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

This article explains how to deploy the DNS Server role in a network containing a single Active Directory domain controller.

Overview

This guide helps you implement Domain Name System (DNS) on the Windows Server 2008 operating system in a small network. Windows Server 2008 uses DNS to translate computer names to network addresses. An Active Directory domain controller can act as a DNS server that registers the names and addresses of computers in the domain and then provides the network address of a member computer when the domain controller receives a query with the name of the computer. This guide explains how to set up DNS on a simple network that consists of a single domain.

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Windows Deployment Services Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

This guide contains step-by-step guidance for how to use the Windows® Deployment Services role in Windows Server® 2008. This guide does not pertain to the Windows Deployment Services Update for Windows Server 2003.

Overview

This guide contains step-by-step guidance for how to use the Windows® Deployment Services role in Windows Server® 2008. This guide does not pertain to the Windows Deployment Services Update for Windows Server 2003. For more information about the update, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66145. Also note that this guide focuses on the functionality of the complete installation of Windows Deployment Services (Deployment Server role service). For more information about the Transport Server role service, see “Using Transport Server” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=115298.

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Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Step-by-Step Guide - Deploying Firewall Policies

Brief Description

This step-by-step guide illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects (GPOs) to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008.

Overview

This step-by-step guide illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects (GPOs) to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008. Although you can configure a single server locally by using Group Policy Management tools directly on the server, that method is not consistent or efficient when you have many computers to configure. When you have multiple computers to manage, create and edit GPOs, and then apply those GPOs to the computers in your organization.

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TS Gateway Step-By-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for installing and configuring Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway)

Overview

Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway) is a new role service available to users of Windows Server 2008. TS Gateway enables authorized remote users to connect to resources on an internal corporate or private network, from any Internet-connected device that can run the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client. The network resources can be terminal servers running RemoteApp™ programs, terminal servers, or computers with Remote Desktop enabled. TS Gateway encapsulates Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) within RPC, within HTTP over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection. In this way, TS Gateway establishes a secure, encrypted remote connection between remote users on the Internet and the internal network resources on which their productivity applications run.

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TS RemoteApp Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step guide to using TS RemoteApp in Windows Server 2008.

Overview

Step by-step guide to using Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp) in Windows Server 2008. You can use several different methods to deploy RemoteApp programs, such as Terminal Services Web Access (TS Web Access). With TS Web Access, you can provide access to RemoteApp programs through a Web page over the Internet or over an intranet. TS Web Access is also included in Windows Server 2008.

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AD RMS Deployment in a Multiple Forest Environment Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services with Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Overview

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) across multiple Active Directory forests.

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Windows Server DNS 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

This management Pack monitors DNS 2000/2003/2008 infrastructure health, availability and performance.

Overview

The Windows Server DNS 2000/2003/2008 Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, tasks and knowledge for the monitoring of your DNS infrastructure. By not only proactively monitoring servers but also DNS zones, DNS global zones and DNS domains, small problems can be detected and corrected before outages occur.
Note: This package includes library MP, 2000 and 2003 MPs, and DNS 2008 MP. DNS 2008 MP can only be installed on System Center OpsMgr 2007 SP1. Others can be installed on either OpsMgr 2007 RTM or OpsMgr 2007 SP1.
Feature Bullet Summary:

  • DNS 2003/2008
    • Native Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 MP
    • DNS Global Zone Support
    • Windows 2008 DNS Server Support
    • Updated Health Logic
    • New context sensitive tasks
    • Updated Knowledge Base Information
    • Coexists with the included DNS 2000 MP
  • DNS 2000
    • Converted Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 MP
    • Coexists with new native DNS 2003 / 2008 MP

Management Pack Release History:

  • 10/23/2007 - Original release of DNS 2000/2003 MP for OpsMgr 2007, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 8/14/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6278.27. Added support for Windows DNS 2008.
  • 12/19/2008 - Updated vesion 6.0.6480.0. Fixed high CPU utilizations and DNS servers disappeared from the discovery.

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Windows Server 2003/2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

Windows Server 2003/2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 monitors the health, availability, and performance of the Microsoft group policy client component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Overview

The Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, and knowledge for the monitoring of the application of group policy settings on Windows Server 2008. It provides a knowledge base of useful information to help administrators resolve an issue when group policy fails to process.
The Windows Server 2003 Group Policy Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 includes monitors, rules, views, and knowledge for the monitoring of the proper application of Group Policy included in Windows Server 2003.
Feature Summary
Windows Server 2008 Group Policy MP

  • Native Operations Manager 2007 management pack
  • Windows Server 2008 Support
  • Updated Health Logic
  • Updated Knowledge Base Information
  • Dashboard Views

Windows Server 2003 Group Policy MP
The Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 monitors Group Policy infrastructure and in-scope client side extensions. Specifically, it provides Group Policy health monitoring for:

  • Group Policy core infrastructure/registry client-side extension
  • Scripts client-side extension
  • Software installation client-side extension
  • Security client-side extension
  • Folder redirection client-side extension
  • Disk quota
  • Provides a knowledge base of useful information to help administrators resolve an issue when Group Policy fails to process.

Release History

  • 12/19/2008 - Combined Windows Server 2008 and 2003 Group Policy MP, version 6.0.6278.22
  • 7/28/2008 - Initial release of Windows Server 2008 Group Policy MP, version 6.0.6278.22
  • 7/28/2008 - Updated release of Windows Server 2003 Group Policy MP, version 6.0.6278.22
  • 6/1/2007 - Initial Release of Windows Server 2003 Group Policy MP, version 6.0.5000.0

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes

Brief Description

The Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes is a tool designed for organizations that need to coexist during a migration from Lotus Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes supports the sharing of calendar free/busy schedules between Lotus Domino R5 and R6 and Exchange Server 2003. This tool replaces the Calendar Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and is designed to be used with the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector.

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes

Brief Description

The Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes is a tool designed for organizations that are migrating from Lotus Notes/Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes supports the migration of Lotus Domino R5 and R6 mailboxes and associated Domino directory information to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Migration Wizard that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes improved retention of contents and Unicode characters during the migration from Domino to Exchange Server 2003.

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System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (32bit)

Brief Description

Service Pack 1 for Data Protection Manager 2007 delivers additional functionality across every workload currently protected by DPM, plus new capabilities to broaden customers’ ability to protect Windows environments with a Microsoft backup solution.

Overview

DPM 2007 SP1 maintains DPM 2007 as the new standard for Windows backup and recovery by introducing new workload capabilities, performance enhancements, features and options.
New workload capabilities include host-level and guest-level protection for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server. DPM SP1 also enables protection of SQL Server 2008, Windows SharePoint Services and SQL Server mirrored databases, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 indexes, and Exchange Standby Cluster Replication (SCR). DPM SP1 also enhances Windows SharePoint Services catalog backup performance.
DPM 2007 with SP1 can protect data across multiple Active Directory® forests (with two-way trust) as well as Hyper-V and file data stored locally on the DPM server. DPM SP1 also bundles features introduced in previous updates such as Windows Server 2008 System State and SQL Server 2008 protection, tape library sharing, and improved tape utilization.
Installing DPM SP1 adds functionality relevant to the new Data Protection Client Management License offering. This offering provides existing DPM Client protection at a preferred price.
With DPM SP1, DPM 2007 provides an integrated approach for backing up DPM data to the cloud. This new option is delivered in conjunction with a solution provider that provides a backup and recovery service in the cloud specifically designed to support DPM. To enable backup to the cloud, in DPM Administrator Console, go to “Manage online protection” in the Protection task area.
For release details for DPM SP1, please refer to Knowledge Base article KB959605: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=137147.
DPM SP1 Release Notes can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135756.
For detailed information on features available in SP1, please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=132612.
Feature Bullet Summary:
New Workload Capabilities:

  • Protection of Hyper-V™ virtualization platforms, including both Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. Note: For more information about the list of required updates to protect a Hyper-V Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=132612.
  • SQL Server 2008 protection and seamless mirrored DB protection for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 as well as capability for parallel database backups within a single instance of SQL Server and enabling data migration from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008.
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 index protection, catalog optimization, and support for mirrored content databases.
  • Exchange Server 2007 Standby Cluster Replication (SCR) protection.

Other Capabilities Introduced:

  • Local data source protection enables the DPM 2007 SP1 server to act as a branch office server offering self-protecting File Services and virtualization hosting within one platform.
  • Cross-Forest protection with two-way trust enables flexibility in DPM deployments across multiple Active Directory® forests.

Included Capabilities from the DPM 2007 Feature Pack (KB949779):

  • Protection of virtual machines on clustered Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 hosts
  • Protection of tape libraries shared between multiple DPM servers.
  • Improved utilization of tape capacity by collocating data from multiple protection groups with similar retention range.
  • Windows Server 2008 System State protection.
  • SQL Server 2008 protection.

New Options Available:

  • Installing DPM 2007 SP1 adds functionality relevant to the new Data Protection Client Management License offering.
  • Cloud (or Internet) based backup and recovery: DPM 2007 SP1 now provides an integrated approach for backing up DPM data to the cloud.

Release Details:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=43cef22c-f027-4c0b-8fad-b081485c3efe&DisplayLang=en

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (64bit)

Brief Description

Service Pack 1 for Data Protection Manager 2007 delivers additional functionality across every workload currently protected by DPM, plus new capabilities to broaden customers’ ability to protect Windows environments with a Microsoft backup solution.

Overview

DPM 2007 SP1 maintains DPM 2007 as the new standard for Windows backup and recovery by introducing new workload capabilities, performance enhancements, features and options.
New workload capabilities include host-level and guest-level protection for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server. DPM SP1 also enables protection of SQL Server 2008, Windows SharePoint Services and SQL Server mirrored databases, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 indexes, and Exchange Standby Cluster Replication (SCR). DPM SP1 also enhances Windows SharePoint Services catalog backup performance.
DPM 2007 with SP1 can protect data across multiple Active Directory® forests (with two-way trust) as well as Hyper-V and file data stored locally on the DPM server. DPM SP1 also bundles features introduced in previous updates such as Windows Server 2008 System State and SQL Server 2008 protection, tape library sharing, and improved tape utilization.
Installing DPM SP1 adds functionality relevant to the new Data Protection Client Management License offering. This offering provides existing DPM Client protection at a preferred price.
With DPM SP1, DPM 2007 provides an integrated approach for backing up DPM data to the cloud. This new option is delivered in conjunction with a solution provider that provides a backup and recovery service in the cloud specifically designed to support DPM. To enable backup to the cloud, in DPM Administrator Console, go to “Manage online protection” in the Protection task area.
For release details for DPM SP1, please refer to Knowledge Base article KB959605: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=137147.
DPM SP1 Release Notes can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135756.
For detailed information on features available in SP1, please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=132612.
Feature Bullet Summary:
New Workload Capabilities:

  • Protection of Hyper-V™ virtualization platforms, including both Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. Note: For more information about the list of required updates to protect a Hyper-V Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=132612.
  • SQL Server 2008 protection and seamless mirrored DB protection for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 as well as capability for parallel database backups within a single instance of SQL Server and enabling data migration from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008.
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 index protection, catalog optimization, and support for mirrored content databases.
  • Exchange Server 2007 Standby Cluster Replication (SCR) protection.

Other Capabilities Introduced:

  • Local data source protection enables the DPM 2007 SP1 server to act as a branch office server offering self-protecting File Services and virtualization hosting within one platform.
  • Cross-Forest protection with two-way trust enables flexibility in DPM deployments across multiple Active Directory® forests.

Included Capabilities from the DPM 2007 Feature Pack (KB949779):

  • Protection of virtual machines on clustered Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 hosts
  • Protection of tape libraries shared between multiple DPM servers.
  • Improved utilization of tape capacity by collocating data from multiple protection groups with similar retention range.
  • Windows Server 2008 System State protection.
  • SQL Server 2008 protection.

New Options Available:

  • Installing DPM 2007 SP1 adds functionality relevant to the new Data Protection Client Management License offering.
  • Cloud (or Internet) based backup and recovery: DPM 2007 SP1 now provides an integrated approach for backing up DPM data to the cloud.

Release Details:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8ae5edac-4de8-44e0-a6f9-8afbb3e23585&DisplayLang=en

System Center Essentials 2007 Operations Guide

Brief Description

Best practices for using System Center Essentials 2007

Overview

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

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

Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Documentation

Brief Description

This download contains documentation for System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1.

Overview

This download contains the following documentation for System Center Operations Manager 2007:

  • Operations Manager 2007 Operations Guide:
    This guide is a comprehensive resource that can be used to understand and use your Operations Manager 2007 implementation to your best advantage. It teaches the Operations Manager administrator what to do after successfully deploying Operations Manager for the first time as well as serving as a reference for ongoing maintenance.
  • Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide:
    This guide steps you through the deployment process for System Center Operations Manager 2007.
  • The Operations Manager 2007 Design Guide:
    This guide takes the reader through the necessary steps to develop a complete architectural plan for their OpsMgr2007 implementation.
  • Operations Manager 2007 Migration Guide:
    This guide is intended to help you understand the migration process from Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM 2005) to Operations Manager 2007 and the tools that are used in the process.
  • Operations Manager 2007 Report Authoring Guide:
    This guide provides an overview of the Operations Manager reporting feature, including procedures for generating pre-populated reports and authoring custom reports. There is also reference information for users looking to create custom reports.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d826b836-59e5-4628-939e-2b852ed79859&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Hotfix KB 957465

Brief Description

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007.

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 is described in the Knowledge Base article 957465.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1ad57f8f-78f7-45f6-a8c0-805936f46645&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 Hotfix KB 949280

Brief Description

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2005.

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 is described in the Knowledge Base article 949280.
This hotfix is recommended for users of the Multilingual User Interface Package for Office Communicator 2005.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8c26743-5a77-4947-aad4-6a6b8ef84f9c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 KB959596

Brief Description

This update for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 fixes bugs described in KB959596.

Overview

This update for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 fixes bugs relating to large disk support in VMWare VMs and issues relating to P2V, as described in KB959596.
Feature Summary
The issues that are fixed in this release include the following:

  • You use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to perform an offline physical to virtual (P2V) conversion. The computer that is running System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 is located on a different subnet from the source computer. However, both computers are configured to use an IP address range, such as 10.x.x.x. The offline P2V conversion fails with the following error message:
    Error (3133) Virtual Machine Manager could not connect to source computer servername.domainname.com after it restarted into Windows PE (temporary computer name is p2v-ldjj). Automatic restart to the original operating system is scheduled to occur within 15 minutes. Recommended Action If servername.domainname.com does not restart in 15 minutes, manually restart it back into the original operating system using the boot menu
  • You convert a physical computer to a virtual machine by using VMWare VirtualCenter. One of the disks on the physical computer is larger than 256 gigabytes (GB). You add the VMWare VirtualCenter server to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. When you try to create a virtual machine, the operation fails with the following error message:
    VMM Cannot find VirtualHardDisk object. Ensure the library object is valid, then try the operation again. ID: 801

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Solutions & Solution Development

Unity Application Block 1.2 for Silverlight - December 2008

Brief Description

The Unity Application Block (Unity) is a lightweight, extensible dependency injection container. This release of Unity is a port of Unity Application Block 1.2 to Microsoft Silverlight™ 2.0.

Overview

The Unity Application Block (Unity) is a lightweight, extensible dependency injection container. It facilitates building loosely coupled applications and provides developers with the following advantages:

  • simplified object creation, especially for hierarchical object structures and dependencies.
  • abstraction of requirements; this allows developers to specify dependencies at run time or in configuration and simplify management of crosscutting concerns.
  • increased flexibility by deferring component configuration to the container.

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform implementation of the Microsoft .NET Framework for building and delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive application for the Web. Silverlight has some differences from the desktop CLR.
This release includes adjustments to the capabilities and packaging of the Unity container.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0991cedb-953a-4367-a2b6-071e31766b4c&DisplayLang=en

WHDC White Papers and Documentation

Brief Description

WHDC white papers and documentation for driver and hardware developers

Overview

White papers, documentation, and other resources for driver and hardware developers from the WHDC Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9a138e5f-df06-467c-89fe-c463f1c8216f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office File Formats Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office file formats documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary file formats that are implemented and used in the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Overview

The Microsoft Office file formats documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary file formats.
The documentation includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of file format relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=33071438-110d-4845-9430-92775eacbee7&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies

Brief Description

The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies is a Web download that provides features for running a report server within a larger deployment of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies (Reporting Services Add-in) allows you to take advantage of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) report processing and management capabilities within Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The download provides the following functionality:

  • A Report Viewer Web Part that provides report viewing capability, export to other rendering formats, page navigation, search, print, and zoom.
  • Web application pages so that you can create subscriptions and schedules, and manage reports, models, and data sources.
  • Support for using standard Windows SharePoint Services features including document management, collaboration, security, and deployment with report server content types.

The Reporting Services Add-in works together with SP3, which is required on the report server. SP3 provides the following functionality for a report server that is configured for SharePoint integrated mode:

  • Synchronization from SharePoint content database to the report server database.
  • A custom security extension that uses SharePoint permissions to control access to report server operations.
  • A new delivery extension that you can use in subscriptions to deliver reports to SharePoint libraries.
  • A revised Reporting Services Configuration tool that you can use to configure a report server for SharePoint integrated operations.
  • A new SOAP endpoint for managing report server content in SharePoint integrated mode.

Warning: No automatic upgrade support
Pre-release (CTP) versions of the Reporting Services Add-in cannot be upgraded to this released version.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0acb75a6-7c1d-4e2b-af69-7e5f9ecad299&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007

Brief Description

Download SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007. This package includes two add-ins for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (Table Analysis Tools and Data Mining Client) and one add-in for Microsoft Office Visio 2007 (Data Mining Templates).

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 (Data Mining Add-ins) allow you take advantage of SQL Server 2005 predictive analytics in Office Excel 2007 and Office Visio 2007. The download includes the following components:

  • Table Analysis Tools for Excel: This add-in provides easy-to-use tasks that leverage SQL Server 2005 Data Mining to perform powerful analytics on your spreadsheet data.
  • Data Mining Client for Excel: This add-in allows you to go through the full data mining model development lifecycle within Excel 2007 using either your spreadsheet data or external data accessible through your SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services instance.
  • Data Mining Templates for Visio: This add-in allows you to render and share your mining models as annotatable Visio 2007 drawings.

If you choose, you can install each of these components separately.
Note: If you downloaded and installed this package prior to March 21, you should download it again and follow the steps in the Instructions section on this page to remove the older version and reinstall.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8c873841-61a1-444c-a40b-ab62cf136be8&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3

Brief Description

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight version of SQL Server 2005. It is fast and easy to learn, allowing you to quickly develop and deploy dynamic data-driven applications.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight version of SQL Server 2005. It is fast and easy to learn, allowing you to quickly develop and deploy dynamic data-driven applications. SQL Server Express provides powerful and reliable data management tools along with rich features, data protection, and fast performance. It is ideal for embedded application clients, light Web applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, SQL Server Express is available at no cost, and you are free to redistribute it with applications. If you need more advanced database features, you can upgrade SQL Server Express seamlessly to more sophisticated editions of SQL Server.
Free to download, free to deploy, and free to redistribute as an embedded part of an application, SQL Server Express is the fast and easy way to develop data-driven applications.
For more information about SQL Server Express, including other editions and downloadable components now available, see the SQL Server Express page on MSDN.
For a list of new features and improvements that are included in SQL Server 2005 SP3, review the What's New document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3181842a-4090-4431-acdd-9a1c832e65a6&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit Service Pack 3

Brief Description

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit provides additional tools and resources for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit (SQL Server Express Toolkit) provides additional tools and resources for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services. The SQL Server Express Toolkit contains SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express, a graphical management tool, and Business Intelligence Development Studio, a creation and editing environment for reports using SQL Server Reporting Services.
The SQL Server Express Toolkit contains these two components:

  • SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express (SSMSE) – Easily manage SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services database instances with this free, easy-to-use graphical management tool.
  • Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) – Create and edit reports for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (SSRS). BIDS provides the ability to create and edit Reporting Services projects that are reporting on local relational data in local SQL Server Express databases.

For more information about SQL Server Express Toolkit, including other editions and downloadable components now available, see the SQL Server Express page on MSDN.
For a list of new features and improvements that are included in SQL Server 2005 SP3, review the What's New document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d434dc36-a24d-44ee-937e-553c382557e3&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express Service Pack 3

Brief Description

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphical management tool for managing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphical management tool for managing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services. SSMSE can also manage instances of the SQL Server Database Engine created by any edition of SQL Server 2005.
Note: SSMSE cannot manage SQL Server Analysis Services, Integration Services, Notification Services, Reporting Services, SQL Server Agent, or SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition.
For more information about SQL Server Express, including other editions and downloadable components now available, see the SQL Server Express page on MSDN.
For a list of new features and improvements that are included in SQL Server 2005 SP3, review the What's New document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5d76230d-580d-4874-8c7d-93491a29db15&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 3

Brief Description

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services is a free, easy-to use version of SQL Server Express that includes more features and makes it easier than ever to start developing powerful data-driven applications for web or local desktop development.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services (SQL Server Express) is a free, easy-to-use version of SQL Server Express that includes a graphical management tool and powerful features for reporting and advanced text-based searches. SQL Server Express provides powerful and reliable data management tools and rich features, data protection, and fast performance. It is ideal for embedded application clients, light Web applications, and local data stores.
SQL Server Express with Advanced Services has all of the features in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, plus you can:

  • Easily manage and administer SQL Server Express with an easy-to-use graphical management tool -- SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express (SSMSE).
  • Issue full-text queries against plain character-based data in SQL Server tables. Full-text queries can include words and phrases, or multiple forms of a word or phrase.
  • Run SQL Server Reporting Services reports on local relational data.

Free to download, free to deploy, and free to redistribute as an embedded part of an application, SQL Server Express with Advanced Services is the fast and easy way to develop and manage data-driven applications with powerful built-in reporting and full-text search functionality.
For more information about SQL Server Express, including other editions and downloadable components now available, see the SQL Server Express page on MSDN.
For a list of new features and improvements that are included in SQL Server 2005 SP3, review the What's New document.

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Microsoft Semblio SDK

Brief Description

Microsoft Semblio SDK enables Content Professionals, ISVs, Developers, and Designers to package and distribute rich educational material. The Microsoft Semblio SDK is a collection of API’s, samples, tools, and associated documentation that assists software developers in creating components of a Microsoft Semblio interactive presentation.

Overview

The Microsoft Semblio SDK is built on the .NET Framework 3.5 and provides the necessary tools for content professionals to create rich interactive learning material. The Microsoft Semblio SDK provides the APIs which enable the packaging and collating exploratory learning activities like simulations, animations, labs, e-books, and more.
The Microsoft Semblio SDK targets educational organizations that employ professional developers to design, create and deliver content and curriculum, such as; commercial publishers, content developers creating specialized components such as labs and simulations for the education market, and independent software vendors interested in extending Semblio reporting and tracking services with a school’s learning management system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d22204fc-ab74-4d99-a5bd-bd56b32ff59f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Overview

The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server to interoperate or communicate with Microsoft products.
The documentation 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=91ef5106-944a-41e1-b3a0-5bd3f2356f32&DisplayLang=en

Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - December 2008

Brief Description

Download the December 2008 Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005, a collection of standalone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2005.

Overview

The Feature Pack is a collection of standalone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2005. It includes:

  • Latest versions of redistributable components for SQL Server 2005
  • Latest versions of add-on providers for SQL Server 2005
  • Latest versions of backward compatibility components for SQL Server 2005

For a list of new features and improvements that are included in SQL Server 2005 SP3, review the What's New document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=536fd7d5-013f-49bc-9fc7-77dede4bb075&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

Brief Description

Download Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Overview

Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is now available. SQL Server 2005 service packs are cumulative, and this service pack upgrades all service levels of SQL Server 2005 to SP3. You can use these packages to upgrade any of the following SQL Server 2005 editions:

  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Evaluation
  • Developer
  • Standard
  • Workgroup

Note: To upgrade SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, obtain the SP3 version of Express Edition or Express Edition with Advanced Services.
For a list of new features and improvements that are included in SQL Server 2005 SP3, review the What's New document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ae7387c3-348c-4faa-8ae5-949fdfbe59c4&DisplayLang=en

SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Overview

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies to interoperate or communicate with Microsoft products.
The documentation 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=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Standards Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office Standards Documents describe Microsoft Office support for standards related to Outlook iCalendar, Outlook IMAP, and Outllok POP3.

Overview

The Microsoft Office Standards documents provide information about Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 support for Outlook iCalendar standards compliance. These documents specify the level of support provided by the Outlook iCalendar component for the Internet iCalendar Protocol (iCalendar), the iCalendar Transport-Independent Interoperability Protocol (iTIP), and the iCalendar Message-Based Interoperability Protocol (iMIP).
The Outlook IMAP Standards Compliance specifies the level of support provided by the Internet Message Access Protocol Version 4 (IMAP4) for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
The Outlook POP3 Standards Compliance specifies the level of support provided by Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 for the Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3), as specified in [RFC1939].

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b24e3c3-31aa-492f-a8d2-d01ba2feb98d&DisplayLang=en

Office Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.

Overview

The Office protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are implemented and used in Microsoft Office client programs to interoperate or communicate with Microsoft products.
The documentation 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=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft 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.
Note: This download does not collect any personal information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=919f5cd3-3df9-4c90-8cd8-14b4a16228e5&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft 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.
Note: This download does not collect any personal information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=110574da-ff11-4544-b545-64c6b0049904&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2005 Books Online (December 2008)

Brief Description

Download an updated version of the documentation and tutorials for Microsoft SQL Server 2005. See the "Additional Information" section for an update on SQL Server Express Books Online.

Overview

Download an updated version of Books Online for Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Books Online is the primary documentation for SQL Server 2005. The December 2008 update to Books Online contains new material and fixes to documentation problems reported by customers after SQL Server 2005 was released. Refer to "New and Updated Books Online Topics" for a list of topics that are new or updated in this version. Topics with significant updates have a Change History table at the bottom of the topic that summarizes the changes. Beginning with the December 2008 update, SQL Server 2005 Books Online includes documentation updates for the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) release.
Books Online includes the following types of information:

  • Setup and upgrade instructions.
  • Information about new features and backward compatibility.
  • Conceptual descriptions of the technologies and features in SQL Server 2005.
  • Procedural topics describing how to use the various features in SQL Server 2005.
  • Tutorials that guide you through common tasks.
  • Reference documentation for the graphical tools, command prompt utilities, programming languages, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that are supported by SQL Server 2005.
  • Descriptions of the sample databases and applications included with SQL Server 2005.

For a list of updated topics, see "New and Updated Books Online Topics (17 November 2008)."

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Microsoft Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) v1 CTP - 64 bit

Brief Description

CAT.NET is a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection.

Overview

CAT.NET is command line tool that helps you identify security flaws within a managed code (C#, Visual Basic .NET, J#) application you are developing. It does so by scanning the binary and/or assembly of the application, and tracing the data flow among its statements, methods, and assemblies. This includes indirect data types such as property assignments and instance tainting operations. The engine works by reading the target assembly and all reference assemblies used in the application -- module-by-module -- and then analyzing all of the methods contained within each. It finally displays the issues its finds in a list that you can use to jump directly to the places in your application's source code where those issues were found. The following rules are currently support by this version of the tool. - Cross Site Scripting - SQL Injection - Process Command Injection - File Canonicalization - Exception Information - LDAP Injection - XPATH Injection - Redirection to User Controlled Site

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0052bba-2d50-4214-b65b-37e5ef44f146&DisplayLang=en

SAP Documents

Brief Description

Technical documentation for SAP implementation on Microsoft Windows platform.

Overview

Technical documentation for SAP implementation on Microsoft Windows platform.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=63d54a72-bc62-43cf-8eae-444935e08b40&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.

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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List Web Part for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Brief Description

List Web Part for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Overview

The List Web Part for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 provides a way to view and update Microsoft Dynamics CRM records using a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 Web site. Microsoft Dynamics CRM users can create shared or personal List Web Parts of Microsoft Dynamics CRM records from a SharePoint Web site, open records in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 from the List Web Part, and create connected List Web Parts.

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Microsoft Small Basic

Brief Description

A simplified programming language and environment to help teach programming to beginners

Overview

Microsoft Small Basic is a project that is aimed at making computer programming accessible to beginners. The project comprises a simple programming language that gathers inspiration from the original BASIC programming language; a modern and attractive programming environment; and rich, extensible libraries. Together they make programming fun for kids and adults alike.

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Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS 7 Release Candidate (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:

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Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS 7 Release Candidate (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 .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows Vista x64, and Windows Server 2008 x64

Brief Description

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

Overview

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Please confirm that the system requirements listed below match your particular OS platform and architecture before you install these updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=98e83614-c30a-4b75-9e05-0a9c3fbdd20d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows Vista x86, and Windows Server 2008 x86

Brief Description

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

Overview

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Please confirm that the system requirements listed below match your particular OS platform and architecture before you install these updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b9de7937-2c12-4f16-ad66-a31b83931953&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows XP x64, and Windows Server 2003 x64

Brief Description

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

Overview

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Please confirm that the system requirements listed below match your particular OS platform and architecture before you install these updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a4f52459-dfe5-4bc3-8f7f-aa688879b1dc&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) v1 CTP - 32 bit

Brief Description

CAT.NET is a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection.

Overview

CAT.NET is a snap-in to the Visual Studio IDE that helps you identify security flaws within a managed code (C#, Visual Basic .NET, J#) application you are developing. It does so by scanning the binary and/or assembly of the application, and tracing the data flow among its statements, methods, and assemblies. This includes indirect data types such as property assignments and instance tainting operations. The engine works by reading the target assembly and all reference assemblies used in the application -- module-by-module -- and then analyzing all of the methods contained within each. It finally displays the issues its finds in a list that you can use to jump directly to the places in your application's source code where those issues were found. The following rules are currently support by this version of the tool. - Cross Site Scripting - SQL Injection - Process Command Injection - File Canonicalization - Exception Information - LDAP Injection - XPATH Injection - Redirection to User Controlled Site

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0178e2ef-9da8-445e-9348-c93f24cc9f9d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows Server 2008 IA64

Brief Description

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

Overview

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Please confirm that the system requirements listed below match your particular OS platform and architecture before you install these updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb8395f9-6d70-4c94-8430-aae7c08fdcc2&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 - December 2008 Community Technology Preview - DVD ISO Image File

Brief Description

Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 - December 2008 CTP, formerly known as Commerce Server 2007 code name "Mojave", is the first feature complete pre-release of the next version of Commerce Server.

Overview

Commerce Server 2009 (formerly known as Commerce Server 2007 code name “Mojave”) delivers the ability to increase your business reach by making it possible to sell via multiple channels using an out-of-the-box shopping site, SharePoint Commerce Services, and the Multi-Channel Commerce Foundation. The new out-of-the-box shopping site leverages SharePoint Commerce Services, which provides a gallery of ASP.NET 3.5 Web Parts, a comprehensive e-commerce shopping feature-set, and technology integration between Commerce Server and SharePoint technologies. The Multi-Channel Commerce Foundation provides a new unified, extensible run-time programming model for Commerce Server, including new run-time e-commerce capabilities. The December CTP adds the following capabilities over previous Commerce Server 2007 code name “Mojave” releases:

  • Update package from Commerce Server 2007, allowing for seamless in-place upgrade of existing deployments.
  • Complete out-of-the-box e-commerce shopping site in SharePoint with new search functionality, new shopping features, and what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) content management and design experiences. This helps to facilitate rapid assembly and maintenance of e-commerce Web sites by business users and creative professionals.

Important We invite you to install this pre-release version of Commerce Server 2009 into a non-production environment, preferably on a clean machine, to learn more about the run-time Multi-Channel Commerce Foundation and the SharePoint Commerce Services. This release is for evaluation purposes only and is not intended to be used in a production environment.

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WS-Dev Remote Extensions for Windows 7 Beta Documentation - English

Brief Description
Overview

Compliance documentation for the Windows 7 Beta release of the WS-Dev Remote Extensions for WSDAPI.

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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows XP x86, and Windows Server 2003 x86

Brief Description

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

Overview

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Please confirm that the system requirements listed below match your particular OS platform and architecture before you install these updates.

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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (Full Package)

Brief Description

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 service pack 1 is a cumulative update that contains many new features building incrementally upon .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and includes .NET Framework 2.0 service pack 2 and .NET Framework 3.0 service pack 2 cumulative updates.

Overview

.NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 provides the following new features and improvements:

  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data, which provides a rich scaffolding framework that allows rapid data driven development without writing code, and a new addition to ASP.NET AJAX that provides support for managing browser history (back button support). For more information, see What’s New in ASP.NET and Web Development.
  • Core improvements to the common language runtime that include better layout of .NET Framework native images, opting out of strong-name verification for fully trusted assemblies, improved application startup performance, better generated code that improves end-to-end application execution time, and opting managed code to run in ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) mode if supported by the operating system. Additionally, managed applications that are opened from network shares have the same behavior as native applications by running with full trust.
  • Performance improvements to Windows Presentation Foundation, including a faster startup time and improved performance for Bitmap effects. Additional functionality for WPF includes better support for line of business applications, native splash screen support, DirectX pixel shader support, and the new WebBrowser control.
  • ClickOnce application publishers can decide to opt out of signing and hashing as appropriate for their scenarios, developers can programmatically install ClickOnce applications that display a customized branding, and ClickOnce error dialog boxes support links to application-specific support sites on the Web.
  • The Entity Framework is an evolution of the existing suite of ADO.NET data access technologies. The Entity Framework allows developers to program against relational databases in terms of application-specific domain models instead of the underlying database models. For more information see Getting Started with the Entity Framework. The Entity Framework introduces some additional features, including support for new SQL Server 2008 types, default graph serialization of Entities, and the Entity Data Source. With this release, the Entity Framework supports the new date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008. The graph serialization work helps developers who want to build Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services that model full graphs as data contracts. The Entity Data Source provides a traditional data source experience for ASP.NET application builders who want to work with the Entity Framework.
  • LINQ to SQL includes new support for the new date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008.
  • The ADO.NET Data Services Framework consists of a combination of patterns and libraries, which enable data to be exposed as a flexible REST (Representational State Transfer)-based data service that can be consumed by Web clients within a corporate network or across the Internet. The ADO.NET Data Services Framework makes data service creation over any data source. A conceptual view model of the underlying storage schema can easily be exposed through rich integration with the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Services created using the ADO.NET Data Services Framework, as well as compatible Windows Live (dev.live.com) services, can be easily accessed from any platform. For client applications running on Microsoft platforms, a set of client libraries are provided to make interaction with data services simple. For example, .NET Framework-based clients can use LINQ to query data services and a simple .NET Framework object layer to update data in the service.
  • Windows Communication Foundation now makes the DataContract Serializer easier to use by providing improved interoperability support, enhancing the debugging experience in partial trust scenarios, and extending syndication protocol support for wider usage in Web 2.0 applications.
  • The .NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server (SqlClient) adds new support for file stream and sparse column capabilities in SQL Server 2008.

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Microsoft Whale Communications Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 Service Pack 2

Brief Description

Microsoft Whale Communications Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) with Application Optimizers provides secure socket layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN), a Web application firewall, and endpoint security management that enable access control, authorization, and content inspection for a wide variety of line-of-business applications.

Overview

Microsoft Whale Communications Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007 is a remote access gateway that boosts productivity by giving mobile and remote workers, partners and customers easy, flexible and secure access to virtually any application from a broad range of devices and locations. IAG SP2 delivers a range of new, important enhancements for customers, including: flexible/secure deployment and simple disaster recovery; interoperability for non-Windows environments with support for Firefox, Linux and Mac; new application support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office Communications Server Web client; enhanced integration of Kerberos constrained delegation; logging on with user principal name (UPN).

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Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 Virtual Machine Trial Version (Registration Required)

Brief Description

Microsoft Whale Communications IAG 2007 Service Pack 2 with Application Optimizers provides SSL VPN, a Web application firewall, and endpoint security management that enable access control, authorization, and content inspection for a wide variety of line-of-business applications. IMPORTANT - you must register to receive the activation key for this software.

Overview

Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) is a remote access gateway that boosts productivity by giving mobile and remote workers, partners and customers easy, flexible and secure access to virtually any application from a broad range of devices and locations.
IAG enables IT administrators to truly enforce compliance and address virtually any remote access scenario by providing easy to configure, built-in, policies that address common applications and user environments.
IAG SP2 delivers a range of new, important enhancements for customers:
1. Runs as a virtual machine on Hyper-V for low TCO, flexible/secure deployment and simple disaster recovery.
2. Interoperability for non-Windows environments with support for Firefox, Linux and Mac.
3. New application support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and OCS Web client.
This trial virtual machine will expire on May 15th 2009, and is configured to run on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008.
Important. Please note that this trial software requires a key for activation. Click here to register and receive your key.

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What's New for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

Brief Description

This document briefly describes improvements in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 release.

Overview

This document lists enhancements to accounting and business process functionality, organized by module, as well as overall technology and user interface improvements. This document is a one-stop, high-level guide to the improvements in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b80dc17-bcf0-4af5-a4d0-81aba51f8002&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.

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Architecture and Design Datasheet

Brief Description

Architecture and Design offerings play a key role in our Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step for deploying Microsoft Dynamics AX or Microsoft Dynamics CRM—to help ensure that your Microsoft Dynamics solution provides optimal benefits.

Overview

Architecture and Design offerings play a key role in our Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step for deploying Microsoft Dynamics AX or Microsoft Dynamics CRM—to help ensure that your Microsoft Dynamics solution provides optimal benefits.

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Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Brief Description

Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.1 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access to these APIs

Overview

The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store. Starting with Exchange 2007, Microsoft will distribute the MAPI client libraries and CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download.

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Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1

Brief Description

Beginning in Exchange Server 2007 and Outlook 2007, CDO 1.2.1 will no longer be provided as a part of the install of the product. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend upon. CDO 1.2.1 is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API.

Overview

CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using CDO, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store, including creating and processing calendar items, and resolving and handling mail recipients. Starting with Exchange Server 2007 and Outlook 2007, Microsoft will distribute CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download, separated from the two products.

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Silverlight 2 DataGrid December 2008 Release

Brief Description

This download contains an updated version of the Silverlight 2 DataGrid control.

Overview

This version of the DataGrid contains the following improvements over the version that was released in the Silverlight 2 SDK:

  • Almost 30 bugs have been fixed.
  • Rows containing focus no longer disappear when the ItemsSource changes
  • Selection is now preserved when sorting
  • ComboBox and other controls opening a popup no longer end editing mode for the DataGrid
  • Buttons outside the DataGrid work as expected when they are clicked while the DataGrid is in editing mode
  • Improved FrozenColumn behavior.
  • Improved cell currency.
  • Selection is updated at the time when the CurrentCellChanged event is raised

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=084a1bb2-0078-4009-94ee-e659c6409db0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Brief Description

Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.1 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access to these APIs

Overview

The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store. Starting with Exchange 2007, Microsoft will distribute the MAPI client libraries and CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94274318-27c4-4d8d-9bc5-3e6484286b1f&DisplayLang=en

Application Life Cycle Management Build Management Jumpstart Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services APO datasheet.

Overview

The Application Lifecycle Management Build Management Jumpstart from Microsoft Services provides you with the necessary platform, tools, and practices to efficiently manage build cycles for software development. In this offering, Microsoft Services extends Microsoft Visual Studio Team System with the processes and automation necessary to help deliver the results that you need.

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Application Compatibility Remediation Services Datasheet

Brief Description

The Application Compatibility Remediation Services for Desktop Optimization capability of the Desktop Optimization using Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System (DOVO) Offering helps to accelerate the compatibility testing process for a migration to Windows Vista.

Overview

The Application Compatibility Remediation Services for Desktop Optimization capability of the Desktop Optimization using Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System (DOVO) Offering helps to accelerate the compatibility testing process for a migration to Windows Vista. The Application Compatibility Remediation capability efficiently guides the testing and remediation of a targeted set of custom and third-party applications to ensure compatibility. This Offering will maximize the efficiency of your application testing and remediation process by applying best practices for technology and processes. This will help you accelerate complex, large-scale deployments by providing a clear overall application compatibility strategy; targeting a specified desktop environment; identifying, categorizing and remediating the application compatibility issues; and preparing the target environment for image deployment. Building on this momentum, you can apply the strategy, tools, and processes employed to additional environments.

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Microsoft Report Viewer Add-on for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition

Brief Description

Reporting Add-on for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition

Overview

This is the add-on for Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition that includes the RDLC designer and Microsoft Report Viewer 2008. The RDLC designer creates and edits RDLC files with RDL 2005 schema.

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Deep Zoom Composer

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows Server 2003 IA64

Brief Description

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

Overview

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Please confirm that the system requirements listed below match your particular OS platform and architecture before you install these updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f762c302-cc21-4fa7-a4d5-0c7fc68a6bcd&DisplayLang=en

Security, Policy & Compliance

Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library V3.0 Beta

Brief Description

AntiXSS 3.0 helps you to protect your current applications from cross-site scripting attacks, at the same time helping you to protect your legacy application with its Security Runtime Engine

Overview

The Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library V3.0 (Anti-XSS V3.0) is an encoding library designed to help developers protect their ASP.NET web-based applications from XSS attacks. It differs from most encoding libraries in that it uses the white-listing technique -- sometimes referred to as the principle of inclusions -- to provide protection against XSS attacks. This approach works by first defining a valid or allowable set of characters, and encodes anything outside this set (invalid characters or potential attacks). The white-listing approach provides several advantages over other encoding schemes. New features in this version of the Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library include: - An expanded white list that supports more languages - Performance improvements - Performance data sheets (in the online help) - Support for Shift_JIS encoding for mobile browsers - A sample application - Security Runtime Engine (SRE) HTTP module

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=051ee83c-5ccf-48ed-8463-02f56a6bfc09&DisplayLang=en

Using Microsoft Windows IPSec to Help Secure an Internal Corporate Network Server

Brief Description

Describes how to configure Microsoft® Windows® 2000 IPSec and Windows XP IPSec to help secure an internal network server against network-based attacks from untrusted computers. IPSec enhancements in Windows 2000 service packs and in the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 family are also described.

Overview

This paper describes how to configure Microsoft® Windows® 2000 IPSec and Windows XP IPSec to help secure an internal corporate network server against network-based attacks from untrusted computers. You can significantly enhance the ability of a server to defend against such attacks by requiring IPSec-authenticated, signed, and encrypted communication between computers. This paper describes the security threats to, and the benefits of using IPSec on, an internal corporate network server and uses a scenario to describe the process of IPSec policy design for an internal corporate network. Although the focus of this paper is Windows 2000 and Windows XP IPSec, it also provides information about IPSec functionality enhancements in Windows 2000 service packs and in the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 family.
Microsoft Corporation and Foundstone Strategic Strategy coauthored this paper. The Windows product development team and the Microsoft IT security group customized the IPSec policy design described in this paper for use on an operational basis, during the development of Windows 2000, and they continue to use these policies today. Foundstone evaluated the security that the IPSec policies provide against a sophisticated, untrusted attacker, in laboratory environments.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a774012a-ac25-4a1d-8851-b7a09e3f1dc9&DisplayLang=en

AD RMS Templates Deployment Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for using identity federation services with Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). This guide walks you through the process of creating and deploying rights policy templates within your organization.

Overview

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of creating and deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) policy templates in a test environment. During this process you create a rights policy template, deploy this template to a client computer running Windows Vista™ and Microsoft® Office Word 2007, and verify that the client computer can rights-protect a document by using the newly-created rights policy template.

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Network Policy Server (NPS) Operations Guide

Brief Description

The Network Policy Server Operations Guide provides information about how to administer NPS after it is installed and deployed. It also includes troubleshooting information for specific issues and scenarios.

Overview

The Network Policy Server Operations Guide provides information about how to administer NPS after it is installed and deployed. It also includes troubleshooting information for specific issues and scenarios.

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AD RMS Deployment with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services with Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Overview

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 together in a test environment. Specifically, this guide shows you how to add an Office SharePoint Server 2007 to an existing AD RMS environment.

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Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Step-by-Step Guide - Deploying Firewall Policies

Brief Description

This step-by-step guide illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects (GPOs) to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008.

Overview

This step-by-step guide illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects (GPOs) to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008. Although you can configure a single server locally by using Group Policy Management tools directly on the server, that method is not consistent or efficient when you have many computers to configure. When you have multiple computers to manage, create and edit GPOs, and then apply those GPOs to the computers in your organization.

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AD RMS Licensing-only Cluster Deployment Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for deploying an Active Directory Rights Management Services licensing-only cluster

Overview

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) licensing-only cluster within an existing AD RMS implementation.

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AD RMS Decommissioning Step-by-Step Guide.doc

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for decommissioning an Active Directory Rights Management Services cluster.

Overview

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of decommissioning and removing Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) from your organization.

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AD RMS with AD FS Identity Federation Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for using identity federation services with Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). This guide walks you through the Active Directory Federation Services integration with AD RMS.

Overview

This step-by-step guide assists you in using Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) with Active Directory® Federation Services (AD FS) in a test environment. Specifically, this guide looks at how to implement AD RMS if you have also deployed AD FS in your organization and have established a trust relationship with another organization that has not deployed AD RMS. Using the information in this guide, you can extend the basic AD RMS deployment to use AD FS credentials to establish trusted user accounts. This will enable you to share access to rights-protected content with another organization without having to establish a separate trust.

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AD RMS Deployment in an Extranet Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for installing and configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services in an Extranet.

Overview

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) in a test environment that includes an extranet. An extranet is an extension of your organization's network to an external source.

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AD RMS Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step procedures for installing and configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services, including installation by using Server Manager.

Overview

This step-by-step walks you through the process of setting up a working Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) infrastructure in a test environment. During this process you create an Active Directory® domain, install a database server, install the AD RMS server role, configure the AD RMS cluster, and configure the AD RMS-enabled client computer.

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Identity Lifecycle Manager "2" RC Release

Brief Description

This download contains the Release Candidate version of Identity Lifecycle Manager "2."

Overview

This package contains the Microsoft® Identity Lifecycle Manager "2" (ILM "2") Release Candidate client and server components.
ILM "2" offers a comprehensive solution for managing identities, credentials, and identity-based access policies across heterogeneous environments. Users can create their own security and email distribution groups and decide who to include in those groups. They can reset their passwords without calling their help desk. IT Pros can use ILM "2" to manage certificates and smart cards. ILM “2” also embeds self-help tools in Office so users can manage routine aspects of identity and access, gives IT professionals rich administrative tools and enhanced automation, and delivers .NET and Web Services–based extensibility for developers.

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Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Note to Premium Subscribers: If you are currently using MSN Calendar service, the Outlook Connector 12.1 will automatically migrate your calendar to the new Windows Live Calendar service. Once upgraded to Windows Live Calendar, you will be able to synchronize multiple calendars, including shared calendars to Outlook! However you will no longer be able to access MSN Calendar through Microsoft Office Outlook.
In order to make sure that all of your calendar items on the MSN Calendar service are correctly migrated to the Windows Live Calendar, you should follow these steps:

  1. With Outlook Connector 12.0 installed, synchronize your calendar in Microsoft Office Outlook with the MSN Calendar service one last time.
  2. After synchronization is complete, do not create new items on the MSN Calendar site. If you do, you will have to synchronize again using Outlook Connector 12.0 before migrating to Outlook Connector 12.1.
  3. Install Outlook Connector 12.1.
  4. Start Outlook. At this point, the Outlook Connector 12.1 will upload all of your appointments and meetings to your new Windows Live Calendar.

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EMEA case studies - English

Brief Description
Overview

Word documents for GCRP

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Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

Brief Description

List of weekly closing stock prices.

Overview

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

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Case Study Softedge Systems

Brief Description

Case Study Softedge Systems

Overview

Case Study Softedge Systems

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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 2.01 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.

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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 2.01 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.

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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.

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508

Brief Description

Short Description Template

Overview

Description Template

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Implementation for Microsoft Dynamics Datasheet

Brief Description

You can achieve fast and cost-effective deployment of these solutions when you take advantage of our range of implementation services. Our team of partners can put Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to work for you quickly, across all of your operations and locations, fully integrated with your existing systems.

Overview

Microsoft Dynamics solutions can help set you on your way toward greater business success:
§ Microsoft Dynamics AX for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Microsoft§ Dynamics CRM for Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
You can achieve fast and cost-effective deployment of these solutions when you take advantage of our range of implementation services. Our team of partners can put Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to work for you quickly, across all of your operations and locations, fully integrated with your existing systems. With our services, your implementation can run smoothly, with better results.

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SLP Services Getting Started User Guide

Brief Description

SLP Services Getting Started User Guide

Overview

SLP Services Getting Started User Guide

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SLPS Product Fact Sheet

Brief Description

SLPS Product Fact Sheet

Overview

SLPS Product Fact Sheet

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