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Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Infrastructure Planning and Design

· Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8

· System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 - English

· Microsoft Online Migration Toolkit

· Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5

· Network Load Balancing Step-by-Step Guide - Configuring Network Load Balancing with Terminal Services

· Services for NFS Step-by-Step Guide in Windows Server 2008

· System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Traceviewer

· Active Directory Domain Services Operations Guide.doc

· Microsoft Online Services Guide

· Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

· Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta)

· Step-by-Step Guide for Creating a Node XML File in Windows HPC Server 2008

· Windows Home Server with Power Pack 1 Evaluation

· Update for Windows 7 Beta (KB961367)

· Update for Windows 7 Beta for x64-based Systems (KB961367)

· Windows 7 Walkthrough: Deployment Image Servicing and Management

· Windows 7 Walkthrough: Problem Steps Recorder

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

· Windows 7 Walkthrough: User State Migration Tool

· Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 Beta documentation

· Release Documents for this Beta Release of Windows Server 2008 R2

· Release Documents for this Beta Release of Windows 7

· Topics to consider before deploying SharePoint Products and Technologies

· Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Server 2008

· Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators - English

Solutions & Solution Development

· Hands On Labs - Validation Application Block (4.1) - December 2008

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configure the Default OLAP Cubes

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Upgrade Guide

· Office Accounting Express 2009

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

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

· Microsoft Office SharePoint Online

· BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

· Project Portfolio Server 2007 Guide: Configuration Recommendations

· Using Custom Behaviors with the BizTalk WCF Adapters, Part 2

· BizTalk Server 2009 Beta Documentation

· Microsoft SharePoint Online Standard Developer Guide

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configuring Enterprise Portal and Role Centers with SQL Reporting

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configuring Kerberos Authentication with Role Centers

· Sample Source Code for Silverlight 2 Runtime and SDK Controls

· Creating Clients that Connect to the HPC Basic Profile Web Service.doc

· Windows 7 Walkthrough: Enterprise Application Compatibility

· Windows® PowerShell 2.0

· SLPS ISVs Challenges

· UI Automation Community Promise Specification

· Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Validation Guidance for FDA Regulated Companies

· Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB959140)

· Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB959141)

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

· Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [January 2009] (KB905866) gaiconbig

· Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [January 2009] (KB905866) gaiconbig

· Windows 7 Walkthrough: BitLocker and BitLocker to Go

· Windows 7 Walkthrough: AppLocker

· Cross-forest Certificate Enrollment with Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta.doc

Other

· Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1

· Downloadable Help Guide

· Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows XP

· Article Authoring Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007

· Case Study Mindjet

· 2007 Office System Demo: Place your favorite commands on the Quick Access Toolbar

· Windows Live Messenger

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

Office Live Meeting SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3d3d3fe0-cc21-429c-8581-13c465c166d6&DisplayLang=en

Infrastructure Planning and Design

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8

Brief Description

The Internet Explorer 8 Blocker Toolkit enables IT Administrators to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 8 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites.

Overview

To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, Microsoft will distribute Windows Internet Explorer 8 as a high-priority update through Automatic Updates for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and higher, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 SP2 for x64 and x86, Windows Vista for x64 and x86, Windows Vista SP1 for x64 and x86, and Windows Server 2008 for x64 and x86. This Blocker Toolkit is intended for organizations that would like to block automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 8 to machines in environments where Automatic Updates is enabled. The Blocker Toolkit will not expire.
Note:

  • For computers running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, the Blocker Toolkit prevents the machine from receiving Internet Explorer 8 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the Express install option on the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites; Internet Explorer 8 will be listed as an optional update with the Custom install option.
  • For computers running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the Blocker Toolkit prevents the machine from receiving Internet Explorer 8 as an important update via Automatic Updates on the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites; Internet Explorer 8 will be listed as an optional update.
  • The Blocker Toolkit will not prevent users from manually installing Internet Explorer 8 as a Recommended update from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update sites, from the Microsoft Download Center, or from external media.
  • Organizations do not need to deploy the Blocker Toolkit in environments managed with an update management solution such as Windows Server Update Services or Systems Management Server 2003. Organizations can use those products to fully manage deployment of updates released through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including Internet Explorer 8, within their environment.
  • If you used the Blocker Toolkit to block Internet Explorer 7 from being installed as a high-priority update, you need to use the Internet Explorer 8 version of the Blocker Toolkit to block Internet Explorer 8 from being installed. There are different registry keys used to block or unblock automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8.

See the "Additional Information" section below for detailed instructions on configuring and deploying the Blocker Toolkit. The same information is also provided in the Help file included in the download.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=21687628-5806-4ba6-9e4e-8e224ec6dd8c&DisplayLang=en

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 - English

Brief Description
Overview

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) is a server software application that enables data protection and recovery for protected computers within Active Directory domains.
With the DPM Management Pack, an administrator can centrally monitor the state of data protection and recovery for multiple DPM servers and protected computers. The Management Pack also monitors key health and performance indicators on DPM servers.
For protected computers, the DPM Management Pack monitors the state of connectivity with DPM, data protection and recovery operations.
This MP has been localized to following languages: German, French, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Italian, and Spanish. Links to these localized MPs are located at the lower section of this download page.
Feature Bullet Summary:

  • Centrally monitor the health and state of data protection for multiple DPM servers and protected computers.
  • In Diagram views, the DPM server’s managed entities are shown, and can be used to remotely and centrally monitor multiple DPM servers at the same time.
  • The State views contain consolidated state for protection activities in DPM at a glance. For DPM servers, view the state of database and service health, performance, and other indicators. For protected computers, view the state of connectivity, data protection and recovery operations.
  • Monitor resource usage and performance trends on DPM servers.
  • Monitor actionable DPM alerts relating to protection and recovery.
  • Through MOM alerts, monitor the status of memory, CPU, and disk resources on DPM servers, and find out about database and service failures.
  • Read Product Knowledge to get comprehensive practical information for diagnosing and resolving alerts.
  • Use tasks to diagnose and resolve problems on remote DPM servers. Take break-fix actions like retrying backup jobs.

Management Pack Release History:

  • 12/19/2007 - Original release of the English version (converted pack)
  • 1/6/2009 – Release of updated version, full-blown pack based on OpsMgr 2007 concepts, in English, German, French, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Italian, and Spanish.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c4f5da8b-1f8a-4861-9a38-61165ff65236&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Online Migration Toolkit

Brief Description

Sample migration planning materials including: project plan, communication plan, tracking spreadsheet, procedures, e-mail templates, Known Issues and FAQ.
Sample e-mail migration planning materials

Overview

Sample planning materials to help your organization migrate from on-premise Microsoft Exchange Servers to Exchange Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b4d668f4-26b0-4b3c-8b13-5e0275948257&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5

Brief Description

HMC 4.5
Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5 offers Office Communicator Server and enhanced messaging services and

Overview

HMC 4.5 brings together powerful Microsoft enterprise products such as
Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, and
now gives you Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, which
manages all real-time communications such as instant messaging (IM)
and audio and video conferencing.
Other new features and enhancements:
• Exchange Server 2007 SP1: Web-based OABs and resource mailboxes
• Windows SharePoint Services: multi-tenant People Picker functionality
• Provisioning capabilities have been expanded: Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) cross data store integration procedures and Individual Information Worker (IIW) tenant model

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c9cbbc69-4ae4-450d-af5e-f49e7c701cf4&DisplayLang=en

Network Load Balancing Step-by-Step Guide - Configuring Network Load Balancing with Terminal Services

Brief Description

This step-by-step guide provides instructions for configuring Network Load Balancing (NLB) with Terminal Services. Using NLB with Terminal Services offers the benefits of increased availability, scalability, and load-balancing performance, as well as the ability to distribute a large number of Terminal Services clients over a group of terminal servers.

Overview

NLB distributes traffic across several servers by using the TCP/IP networking protocol. You can use NLB with a terminal server farm to scale the performance of a single terminal server by distributing sessions across multiple servers. Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker), included in Windows Server® 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, keeps track of disconnected sessions on the terminal server farm, and ensures that users are reconnected to those sessions. Additionally, TS Session Broker enables you to load balance sessions between terminal servers in a farm. This functionality is provided by the TS Session Broker Load Balancing feature. However, this session-based load balancing feature requires a front-end load balancing mechanism to distribute the initial connection requests to the terminal server farm. You can use a load balancing mechanism such as DNS round robin, NLB or a hardware load balancer to distribute the initial connection requests. By deploying NLB together with TS Session Broker Load Balancing, you can take advantage of both the network-based load balancing and failed server detection of NLB, and the session-based load balancing and per server limit on the number of pending logon requests that is available with TS Session Broker Load Balancing.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0144df1-8376-4fad-bcfe-123b8acb4a54&DisplayLang=en

Services for NFS Step-by-Step Guide in Windows Server 2008

Brief Description

This guide provides installation instructions and step-by-step walkthroughs for using Services for Network File System (NFS) in Windows Server 2008.

Overview

: Services for Network File System (NFS) provides a file-sharing solution for enterprises that have a mixed Windows and UNIX environment. Services for NFS enables users to transfer files between computers running the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 operating system and UNIX-based computers using the NFS protocol.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5138cd6d-bfc5-4356-9a60-fcaa6d697628&DisplayLang=en

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Traceviewer

Brief Description

This procedure provides the steps and downloads required to generate a text file from an Event Trace Log (ETL) file, enabling the user to read trace data for Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007.

Overview

This procedure provides the steps and downloads required to generate a text file from an Event Trace Log (ETL) file, enabling the user to read trace data for Data Protection Manager (DPM).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d8cca501-2e01-44fc-bcfc-df0339a12924&DisplayLang=en

Active Directory Domain Services Operations Guide.doc

Brief Description

Provides administering information for AD DS in Windows Server 2008.

Overview

Provides administering and management information about day-to-day operations of Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) directory service technologies in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=291bddb7-edc6-4e6d-9852-a9a14991d67c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Online Services Guide

Brief Description

A comprehensive guide to assist you with the licensing, provisioning, and programmatic details of Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

The purpose of the Online Services Guide is to provide Microsoft customers, partners, and resellers with a comprehensive view of the Microsoft commercial software services portfolio, known as Online Services (OLS). This guide is intended to help customers understand:
• Benefits of Microsoft Online Services
• Online Services licensing models
• Online Services product offerings
• Frequently asked questions about Online Services

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=96b1b59d-442a-4a66-81ca-b6a7e118c313&DisplayLang=en

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

Brief Description

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7.

Overview

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003) from a remote computer that is running Windows 7. It includes support for remote management of computers that are running either the Server Core or full installation options of Windows Server 2008 R2, and for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008. Some roles and features on Windows Server 2003 can be managed remotely by using Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7, although the Server Core installation option is not available with the Windows Server 2003 operating system.
This feature is comparable in functionality to the Windows Server 2003 Administrative Tools Pack and Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=82516c35-c7dc-4652-b2ea-2df99ea83dbb&DisplayLang=en

Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta)

Brief Description

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows 7 beta family of operating systems.

Overview

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4ad85860-d1f4-42a1-a46c-e039e3d0db5d&DisplayLang=en

Step-by-Step Guide for Creating a Node XML File in Windows HPC Server 2008

Brief Description

This guide provides step-by-step procedures for creating a node XML file that can be used to add compute nodes to a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster.

Overview

This guide provides step-by-step procedures for creating a node XML file that can be used to add compute nodes to a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. It includes information about how to create a base node XML file, how to edit the node XML file, and finally how to validate that node XML file against the node XML schema.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8fe737f5-76f1-4f8d-b113-d68f5284da49&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server with Power Pack 1 Evaluation

Brief Description

Windows Home Server with Power Pack 1 Evaluation

Overview

You are downloading the Windows Home Server 120-Day Evaluation Edition DVD. This software is intended for evaluation purposes only. In order to preserve any existing data, you must back up prior to installation. The home server installation will erase any existing data during the setup process.
Please download and read the Windows Home Server Getting Started Guide and the Windows Home Server Release Documentation to help you with the installation of your home server, both are available from the Windows Home Server Support page.
You must accept the License Terms presented during the setup program to use the Windows Home Server Evaluation Edition. By downloading and using the software, you consent to the license terms. If you do not accept the License Terms, you are not authorized to use the software. As a reminder, when you burn the software onto a DVD, the license terms prohibit you from transferring that disk to anyone else.
If you have any questions about the installation of the Windows Home Server 120-Day Evaluation Edition, please ask them in the Windows Home Server – Hardware and Installation Community Forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0960c088-c539-4265-9c5c-84fb6b2dadca&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows 7 Beta (KB961367)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve live and recorded TV issues in Windows Media Center, recorded TV playback issues in Windows Media Player, and MP3 file corruption issues in Windows.

Overview

Install this update to resolve live and recorded TV issues in Windows Media Center, recorded TV playback issues in Windows Media Player, and MP3 file corruption issues in Windows. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows 7 Pre-Release License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a754008b-d574-4e39-b4ba-67b859a242b7&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows 7 Beta for x64-based Systems (KB961367)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve live and recorded TV issues in Windows Media Center, recorded TV playback issues in Windows Media Player, and MP3 file corruption issues in Windows.

Overview

Install this update to resolve live and recorded TV issues in Windows Media Center, recorded TV playback issues in Windows Media Player, and MP3 file corruption issues in Windows. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows 7 Pre-Release License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c56bf3c-9370-4fda-b4c8-5dc63d55626d&DisplayLang=en

Windows 7 Walkthrough: Deployment Image Servicing and Management

Brief Description

Explore Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM), a new command-line tool for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

Note: This screencast discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice. Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a new command-line tool for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This demonstration explores how DISM consolidates the core image management functions of multiple tools found in the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) and enables IT professionals to view components of an applied or mounted operating system image and add or remove packages, software updates, and drivers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=886cd1dd-91aa-4bf4-8557-decedef7fa5d&DisplayLang=en

Windows 7 Walkthrough: Problem Steps Recorder

Brief Description

Explore the Problem Steps Recorder in the Windows 7 operating system.

Overview

Note: This screencast discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice. The Problem Steps Recorder in the Windows 7 operating system is a feature that enables users to record their interactions with an application and provide a detailed screen-by-screen view with accompanying information. Learn how this feature works and how the recording can be used to quickly identify problems and help reduce time spent with the help desk.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b72d3ac2-4352-4184-9992-e122dbb80883&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

Brief Description

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system from Microsoft. Building on the features and capabilities of the current Windows Server 2008 release version, Windows Server 2008 R2 allows you to create solutions that are easier to plan, deploy, and manage than previous versions of Windows Server.

Overview

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 30 days. If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, the initial 30 day evaluation can be extended to August 1st (at which time the OS will become inoperable) by entering the product key below for your selected edition.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Product Keys for Evaluation
Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Enterprise (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  TFGPQ-J9267-T3R9G-99P7B-HXG47
Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Standard (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  2T88R-MBH2C-M7V97-9HVDW-VXTGF
Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Datacenter (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  GQJJW-4RPC9-VGW22-6VTKV-7MCC6
Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta for Itanium Based Systems (7000.0.081212-1400_serverenterprise64_en-us-GB1SIAIFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  CQ936-9K2T8-6GPRX-3JR9T-JF4CJ
Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Beta (7000.0.081212-1400_serverweb_en-us-GB1WXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  GT8BY-FRKHB-7PB8W-GQ7YF-3DXJ6

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=85cfe4c9-34de-477c-b5ca-75edae3d57c5&DisplayLang=en

Windows 7 Walkthrough: User State Migration Tool

Brief Description

Explore the User State Migration Tool (USMT) for Windows 7, now part of Windows AIK.

Overview

This screencast discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice. The User State Migration Tool (USMT) for Windows 7 is now part of Windows AIK and provides fast and flexible options to migrate user profiles and data from one operating system to another. The new Hard-Link Migration feature highlighted in the demonstration can dramatically reduce migration time for in-place operating system migration or computer refresh scenarios.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e263796c-c7e4-44d6-96dd-32e821c88a25&DisplayLang=en

Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 Beta documentation

Brief Description

Windows AIK for Windows 7 Beta documentation

Overview

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and the deployment of Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. This guide describes the current methods, tools, and requirements for deploying Windows.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f1bae135-4190-4d7c-b193-19123141edaa&DisplayLang=en

Release Documents for this Beta Release of Windows Server 2008 R2

Brief Description

Release Documents for this Beta Release of Windows Server 2008 R2

Overview

These documents provide important information you should know prior to deploying and using this Beta release of the Windows Server 2008 operating system, including known issues that you may need to avoid or work around.
The documents are continuously updated, so you should check this location for updated versions periodically. Updates will continue until the next public milestone release, at which point they will be replaced with fresh documents for that release.
You will find three documents for Windows Server 2008 R2:

  Installing this Beta Release of Windows Server 2008 R2

  Release Notes: Important Issues in This Beta Release of Windows Server 2008 R2

  Things to Know About This Beta Release of Windows Server 2008 R2
Installing includes steps you should take prior to installing or upgrading to this release, supported upgrade paths, and any known issues that you may need to avoid or work around before starting the installation process. Release Notes focuses on the most critical issues, such as those that are likely to affect a majority of users and may cause data loss, installation failure, and security issues.
Things to Know is a collection of less-serious issues that are likely to affect a smaller number of users and have milder consequences if they are not avoided.
You should check all three documents for the most complete collection of issues known at this time.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=85d6c1cc-14db-4867-a740-391c62c01c1c&DisplayLang=en

Release Documents for this Beta Release of Windows 7

Brief Description

Known issues that you should be aware of before installing this Beta release of Windows 7

Overview

These documents provide important information you should know prior to deploying and using this Beta release of the Windows 7 operating system, including known issues that you may need to avoid or work around.
The documents are continuously updated, so you should check this location for updated versions periodically. Updates will continue until the next public milestone release, at which point they will be replaced with fresh documents for that release.
You will find two documents for Windows 7:

  Release Notes: Important Issues in This Beta Release of Windows 7

  Things to Know About This Beta Release of Windows 7
Release Notes focuses on the most critical issues, such as those that are likely to affect a majority of users and may cause data loss, installation failure, and security issues.
Things to Know is a collection of less-serious issues that are likely to affect a smaller number of users and have milder consequences if they are not avoided.
You should check both documents for the most complete collection of issues known at this time.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=139ff495-0cd2-4e88-be98-1090867ab28f&DisplayLang=en

Topics to consider before deploying SharePoint Products and Technologies

Brief Description

Guide to the most important things to consider before deploying Office SharePoint Server or Windows SharePoint Services.

Overview

This paper guides new administrators of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services to the most common issues encountered when getting started with SharePoint Products and Technologies, including server administration, governance, branding, and development. It presents high priority information consisely to help new administrators get up and running quickly.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4ce750af-5564-4b92-b74b-703d4c150ba6&DisplayLang=en

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Server 2008

Brief Description

WinHlp32.exe is required to display 32-bit Help files that have the ".hlp" file name extension. To view .hlp files on Windows Server 2008, you need to install this application.

Overview

Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. However, the Windows Help program has not had a major update for many releases and no longer meets Microsoft's standards. Therefore, starting with the release of Windows Server 2008, the Windows Help program will not ship as a feature of Windows. If you want to view 32-bit .hlp files, you must download and install the program (WinHlp32.exe) from the Microsoft Download Center.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0468fefd-b54f-4c57-8340-c6dd2ec20c0a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators - English

Brief Description
Overview

Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators can help you assess your current infrastructure, plan and design new infrastructure pieces, secure server roles, and deploy virtualization technologies.
Three Solution Accelerators are available from this page:

  • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology
    This Infrastructure Planning and Design guide assists in the rapid and accurate selection of the Microsoft virtualization technology or technologies to use for specific purposes.
  • The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
    This automated tool is a network-wide inventory and assessment tool you can use to determine if your server and desktrop infrastructure are ready for server and application virtualization.
  • The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
    This tool automates software updates for virtual machines stored in a library managed by Virtual Machine Manager. The download includes a Getting Started Guide and a Help file.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e477ca43-0f9d-47f9-8e53-077061e3fdc6&DisplayLang=en

Solutions & Solution Development

Hands On Labs - Validation Application Block (4.1) - December 2008

Brief Description

A set of hands on labs for Microsoft Enterprise Library Validation Application Block (4.1). Includes 13 labs in C#.

Overview

This set of hands on lab should act as your guide to learn about the Validation Application Block and practice how to leverage its capabilities in various application contexts.
There are thirteen exercises (labs) in the package. Labs 1 through 11 deal with a WinForms data processing application which takes the information entered by the user to populate and process Customer and Address business objects. The Validation Application Block is used to validate the created business objects before processing them in gradually more sophisticated ways. Starting with Lab 7 the WinForms validation-integration feature is used to validate the input for the form's controls directly. Labs 8 through 11 deal with the extensibility of the block. Lab 12 shows how to use the ASP.NET validation-integration feature of the block to validate the ASP.NET control's values, using a web forms version of the simple data entry application from the previous labs. Finally, for Lab 13 the ASP.NET application works as a front end for a WCF service while the WCF validation-integration feature of the block is used to validate the service parameters declaratively on the server side.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configure the Default OLAP Cubes

Brief Description

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

Overview

The default online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes that are provided with Microsoft Dynamics AX require full license and configuration keys. If any license or configuration key is turned off, you must complete the procedures in this white paper. The procedures in this white paper will help you configure the cubes to work with the license and configuration keys that you are using. Along with the white paper, an Excel workbook is included. Use the workbook to help identify the cubes and Role Centers that must be configured.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Upgrade Guide

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

You also can download the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Upgrade Process document , which contains diagrams of the upgrade process. These diagrams provide high-level and detailed views of the upgrade process for the development, test, and production environments.

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Office Accounting Express 2009

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2009 is the ideal accounting solution for new or existing home office–based small businesses.

Overview

Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2009 is the ideal accounting solution for new or existing home office–based small businesses. Office Accounting Express 2009 helps small business owners and bookkeepers save time on everyday tasks, work the way they want, and grow their business through online sales, online invoicing, and payment processes. Office Accounting Express 2009 comes with the familiar look and feel of the Microsoft Office system. For more advanced accounting features, you can upgrade to Office Accounting Professional 2009.

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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Brief Description

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is a full cumulative update that contains many new features building incrementally upon .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and includes cumulative servicing updates to the .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0 subcomponents.

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 enables 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 CLR (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 WPF (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 enables developers to program against relational databases in according to 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. This release of 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 Web 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 in 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 by using the ADO.NET Data Services Framework, and also compatible Windows Live (dev.live.com) services, can be easily accessed from any platform. For client applications that are 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 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:

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Online

Brief Description

Service Description for Office SharePoint Online Standard
Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Online is a collection of Web-based tools and technologies built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that help you store, share, and manage digital information within your company.This white paper describes the services and features that are included with the Standard offering of SharePoint Online.

Overview

Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Online is a collection of Web-based tools and technologies that help you store, share, and manage digital information within your company. Built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, this hosted service is ideal for storing project documents in a central location and sharing them with others. By using SharePoint lists, libraries, and Web Parts, project members can work more efficiently and productively.
Intended for company decision-makers, this white paper describes the services and features that are included with the Standard offering of SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online Standard is a Microsoft Online Services offering for those who want rapid service adoption and a standardized administrative console.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1bef6a35-9785-4a0b-b227-387c0ee85a36&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Project Portfolio Server 2007 Guide: Configuration Recommendations

Brief Description

This guide describes key configuration guidelines for Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007

Overview

This guide describes key configuration guidelines for Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b82bd1e5-50f1-4919-bd5a-6401b0787a3e&DisplayLang=en

Using Custom Behaviors with the BizTalk WCF Adapters, Part 2

Brief Description

This white paper is the second of two papers that discuss how you can use WCF custom behaviors to customize message processing in BizTalk Server 2006 R2.

Overview

You can customize message processing in Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2006 R2 by using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) custom behaviors. This white paper is the second of two parts discussing how using WCF custom behaviors within BizTalk Server gives you increased control over the message transmission process.

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BizTalk Server 2009 Beta Documentation

Brief Description

Newly released documentation for the Beta release of BizTalk Server 2009 in two formats: CHM and HxS.

Overview

This download includes new content for the BizTalk Server 2009 Beta release.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=38923f29-167f-497d-80a5-899602fef8d7&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SharePoint Online Standard Developer Guide

Brief Description

Developers Guide for SharePoint Online (Standard Offer)
Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Online is a collection of Web-based tools and technologies built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that help you store, share, and manage digital information within your company. This white paper describes the customization (or extensibility) capabilities that are supported with the Standard offering of SharePoint Online.

Overview

Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Online is a collection of Web-based tools and technologies built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that help you store, share, and manage digital information within your company. This white paper describes the customization (or extensibility) capabilities that are supported with the Standard offering of SharePoint Online.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configuring Enterprise Portal and Role Centers with SQL Reporting

Brief Description

Checklists and information to help administrators set up and configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Enterprise Portal and Role Centers with Microsoft SQL Server reporting.

Overview

This document contains checklists and information to help administrators set up and configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Enterprise Portal and Role Centers with Microsoft SQL Server® Reporting Services® and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services®.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3d2463fc-ea13-40ef-a375-2da2f379652c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configuring Kerberos Authentication with Role Centers

Brief Description

How to configure Kerberos authentication for Microsoft SQL Server reporting with Enterprise Portal Role Center pages.

Overview

This document describes how to configure Kerberos authentication with Enterprise Portal and Role Centers. Kerberos authentication is required to display reports created using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services on Role Center pages.

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Sample Source Code for Silverlight 2 Runtime and SDK Controls

Brief Description

This download contains the source code and unit tests for the managed Silverlight 2 controls included in System.Windows.dll, System.Windows.Controls.dll, and System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll.

Overview

NOTICE: This application is governed by the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL). By clicking 'Download' you acknowledge and accept the terms of the Ms-PL see: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=131993. If you do not accept these terms, do not download or use the application.
This download contains the source code and unit tests for the managed Silverlight 2 controls included in System.Windows.dll, System.Windows.Controls.dll, and System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll.
The Silverlight 2 controls provide common user-interface and data-presentation functionality. These controls also support a rich styling and templating model, which enables you to alter the appearance and behavior of the controls. The styling and templating model uses XAML as an interchange format, which enables you to perform extensive customization using tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio or Microsoft Expression Blend.
To develop Silverlight-based applications that use the Silverlight 2 controls, you do not need this source code. The source code for the Silverlight 2 controls enables you to learn the inner workings of the controls. This is useful if you want to extend the controls or use them as a reference implementation when you implement your own controls. Complete unit tests provide additional guidance in developing polished, professional controls.
The source code for the Silverlight 2 controls includes implementations for the following controls:

  • ButtonBase
  • Button
  • HyperlinkButton
  • CheckBox
  • RadioButton
  • CheckBox
  • ToogleButton
  • RepeatButton
  • RangeBase
  • Slider
  • ScrollBar
  • ProgressBar
  • Calendar
  • DataGrid
  • DatePicker
  • GridSplitter
  • TabControl

For more information about Silverlight 2 Developer Resources, visit Silverlight.net.

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Creating Clients that Connect to the HPC Basic Profile Web Service.doc

Brief Description

Provides information about how to use C# and Java sample clients provided in the Windows HPC Server 2008 SDK to contact the HPC Basic Profile Web Service on Windows HPC Server 2008.

Overview

Provides information about how to use C# and Java sample clients provided in the Windows HPC Server 2008 SDK to contact the HPC Basic Profile Web Service on Windows HPC Server 2008. These sample clients provide developers with examples for how to develop their own clients to contact the HPC Basic Profile Web Service on Windows HPC Server 2008.

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Windows 7 Walkthrough: Enterprise Application Compatibility

Brief Description

Explore enterprise application compatibility in Windows 7 with this video feature walkthrough.

Overview

Note: This screencast discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice. Microsoft is committed to maximizing compatibility for applications that work with Windows Vista running on Windows 7. Much of the work done to remediate applications in Windows Vista will carry over to Windows 7 due to the underlying similarity of the two operating systems. This demonstration shows how creating compatibility fixes for an incompatible application running in Windows Vista can be used on a Windows 7–based computer.

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Windows® PowerShell 2.0

Brief Description

Learn how Windows PowerShell 2.0 can help increase the productivity of IT professionals by providing a powerful, complete scripting language to automate repetitive tasks and conduct remote troubleshooting.

Overview

Note: This screencast discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice. Windows PowerShell 2.0 can help increase the productivity of IT professionals by providing a powerful, complete scripting language to automate repetitive tasks and conduct remote troubleshooting. Explore how it delivers a growing set of cmdlets that can be used to manage Windows–based PCs and servers, and it can be easily extended.

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SLPS ISVs Challenges

Brief Description

SLPS ISVs Challenges

Overview

Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services ISVs Challenges

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UI Automation Community Promise Specification

Brief Description

This download contains the Community Promise Specification for UI Automation.

Overview

This download contains the Community Promise Specification for UI Automation.
Microsoft UI Automation is the new accessibility framework for Microsoft Windows®, available on all operating systems that support Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). UI Automation provides programmatic access to most user interface (UI) elements on the desktop, enabling assistive technology products such as screen readers to provide information about the UI to end users and to manipulate the UI by means other than standard input.
UI Automation also allows automated test scripts to interact with the UI. UI Automation client applications can be written with the assurance that they will work on multiple frameworks. The UI Automation core masks any differences in the frameworks that underlie various pieces of UI. For example, the Content property of a WPF button, the Caption property of a Win32 button, and the ALT property of an HTML image are all mapped to a single property, Name, in the UI Automation view.
UI Automation provides full functionality in Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. UI Automation providers offer some support for Microsoft Active Accessibility client applications, through a built-in bridging service.

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Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA

Brief Description

The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA provides documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools designed to help you develop Windows applications using both native (Win32®) and managed (.NET Framework) technologies.

Overview

The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA provides the documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools (including C++ compilers) that you need to develop applications to run on Windows 7 BETA and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. To build and run .NET Framework applications, you must have the corresponding version of the .NET Framework installed. This SDK is compatible with Visual Studio® 2008, including Visual Studio Express Editions, which are available free of charge. Please see the Release Notes for the full list of supported platforms, compilers, and Visual Studio versions and any late breaking issues, including installing the SDK to a custom location. For detailed information about the content in this SDK, including a description of new content, please see the Getting Started section in the documentation.

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Security, Policy & Compliance

Validation Guidance for FDA Regulated Companies

Brief Description

The purpose of this document is to map the v-model to the product development lifecycle within Microsoft in order to support software validation efforts for customer primarily in the Life Sciences industry.

Overview

The purpose of this document is to map the v-model to the product development lifecycle within Microsoft in order to support software validation efforts for customer primarily in the Life Sciences industry.

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Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB959140)

Brief Description

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

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB959140).

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Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB959141)

Brief Description

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

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB959141).

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [January 2009] (KB905866) gaiconbig

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [January 2009] (KB905866) gaiconbig

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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Windows 7 Walkthrough: BitLocker and BitLocker to Go

Brief Description

Learn about enhanced BitLocker Drive Encryption functionality in Windows 7 and the and the new BitLocker To Go, which gives system administrators control over how removable storage devices can be used and the strength of protection required.

Overview

Note: This screencast discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice. In Windows 7, core BitLocker Drive Encryption functionality is enhanced to deliver an improved experience for IT professionals and end users—from simple enhancements such as the ability to right-click on a drive to enable BitLocker protection to the automatic creation of the required hidden boot partition. Learn about these enhancements and the new BitLocker To Go, which gives system administrators control over how removable storage devices can be used and the strength of protection required.

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Windows 7 Walkthrough: AppLocker

Brief Description

Learn how you can realize the security, operational, and compliance benefits of application standardization by using AppLocker.

Overview

Note: This screencast discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice. AppLocker is a flexible, easily administered mechanism that enables IT professionals to specify exactly what is allowed to run on user desktops. It provides the flexibility to allow users to run the applications, installation programs, and scripts they need to be productive. Learn how you can realize the security, operational, and compliance benefits of application standardization by using AppLocker.

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Cross-forest Certificate Enrollment with Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta.doc

Brief Description

This paper explains how cross-forest certificate enrollment works. It also provides deployment guidance for cross-forest certificate enrollment in new and existing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployments.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta enables enterprise Certification Authorities (CA) to issue digital certificates to clients that are members of a different Active Directory (AD) forest. This process is called cross-forest certificate enrollment. This paper explains how cross-forest certificate enrollment works. It provides deployment guidance for cross-forest certificate enrollment in new and existing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployments. It provides strategies for consolidating existing certificate templates and presents choices for ongoing management of a cross-forest certificates deployment. A PowerShell script is provided to facilitate management tasks related to setting up and maintaining cross-forest certificate enrollment environments.

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Other

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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Downloadable Help Guide

Brief Description

Downloadable Help Guide

Overview

Downloadable Help Guide

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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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Article Authoring Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007

Brief Description

Technology Preview release of Word add-in to enhance the authoring of scientific and technical articles, including support for the National Library of Medicine XML format
This add-in enables reading and writing of XML-based documents in the format used by the National Library of Medicine for archiving scientific articles.

Overview

The Technology Preview release of the Article Authoring Add-in for Microsoft Word 2007 provides authors of scientific articles with the ability to read and write files from Word 2007 into the XML format used by the National Library of Medicine for archiving articles in the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, PubMed Central.
This Technology Preview release is targeted at the staff of scientific and technical journals, Information Repositories, and early adopters within the scholarly authoring community, as well as developers of publishing solutions and workflows.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=09c55527-0759-4d6d-ae02-51e90131997e&DisplayLang=en

Case Study Mindjet

Brief Description

Case Study Mindjet

Overview

Software Asset Management Case Study Mindjet

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2007 Office System Demo: Place your favorite commands on the Quick Access Toolbar

Brief Description

Put the commands and buttons you use most often within easy reach — on the Quick Access Toolbar.

Overview

There's a fast way to put the commands and buttons you use most often within easy reach — put them on the Quick Access Toolbar. This row of buttons above the Ribbon, part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, already contains several buttons by default, but you can add new commands. The demo shows you two ways to do this, as well as how to remove them later if you want to.
You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ae93be77-97f4-40c7-9446-32b69ae37d99&DisplayLang=en

Windows Live Messenger

Brief Description

With Windows Live Messenger you can chat, swap photos, and see what’s new with the people you care about.

Overview

Windows Live Messenger helps you stay connected to the people you care about. Put the people you chat with most in your list of favorites, so you can easily see when they’re online. Want to chat with several people in one window? Just set up a group. Show off your personal style with custom scenes and animated display pictures. Drag photos into the conversation window and show them off while you’re chatting. See what your contacts have been up to lately, automatically.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad12ce71-7d94-4c7f-8ce3-76cfab69afe0&DisplayLang=en

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