Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Windows Essential Business Server Preparation and Planning Wizards

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

· 2007 Office Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Office 2007 SMS package definition file (.sms)

· Microsoft Office Communications Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Exchange Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft SharePoint Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Search Server 2008 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Solutions & Solution Development

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

· SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

· Installing Project Server 2007

· Using SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services with the Project Server 2007 Cube Building Service

· Microsoft Office File Formats Documentation

· Improving Microsoft Dynamics CRM Performance and Securing Data with Microsoft SQL Server 2008

· Access 2007 Demo: Bring your business data together in an Access database

· BizTalk Server 2009 Database Infrastructure Poster

· Commerce Server 2007 SP2 Partner Software Developer Kit (SDK)

· Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 959419)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 (KB961813)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB961813)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB961813)

· Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview

· Windows SideShow Managed Runtime 1.0

· Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· FastCGI Extension for Internet Information Services 6.0 and 5.1

· BizTalk Server 2009 BAM Poster

· Windows SideShow Managed API 1.0 SDK gaiconbig

· WinHEC 2008 White Papers

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Readme Files

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 AIF BizTalk Adapter Configuration White Paper

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB961813)

· Search@Work Rewards Program Client (Version 2.7.1.1)

· MSDN Community Distribution CD September 2008

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 (KB961813)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB961813)

· Tier 2 test

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Documentation Updates

· Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Office Project Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (x86) LangPack

· Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (ia64) LangPack

· Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (x64) LangPack

· BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

· Web Platform Installer 1.0

· Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Service Provider Solution Components

· Tehko Case Study Using Microsoft BizTalk RFID: Fresh Fish

· IGPS Case Study Using Microsoft BizTalk Server and RFID

· Planning Series I in Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

· Analyzing Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Usage

· Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0 Community Technology Preview (January 2009)

· WHDC White Papers and Documentation

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Configuring Kerberos Delegation with PerformancePoint Monitoring Server

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

· Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

· System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Volume Sizing Tool

· Forefront Security for Office Communications Server 2007 Beta 3

· Best Practice Guide for Securing Active Directory Installations.doc

Other

· Microsoft Unified Communications Training and Adoption Kit Flash Cards - English

· Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (All IP) for Development and Product Distribution

· Live Meeting 2007 Add-in: Live Meeting Lotus Notes Add-In Pack

· Microsoft Services Partner Advantage Independent Software Vendors Datasheet

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Windows Essential Business Server Preparation and Planning Wizards

Brief Description

The Preparation and Planning Wizards help you prepare your environment and plan for deployment of Windows Essential Business Server.

Overview

Windows® Essential Business Server (EBS) provides an integrated server and management system for businesses that have up to 300 users or computers. The Preparation and Planning Wizards help you prepare your environment and plan for deployment of Windows EBS, The Preparation Wizard scans your network environment and identifies issues that you need to correct to be able to deploy Windows EBS. The tool runs about 100 environment checks and provides data and documentation links to address the issues found. The Planning Wizard collects information about the network settings that you will need to install Windows EBS.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e3906025-00e3-407d-bf5b-99d546021923&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

2007 Office Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of 2007 Office Resource Kit content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

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

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=57909f68-7f7d-42d8-a868-e518f7edf726&DisplayLang=en

Office 2007 SMS package definition file (.sms)

Brief Description

This download includes a Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 package definition (.sms) file for the Microsoft 2007 Office system.

Overview

This download includes a Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 package definition (.sms) for various versions and components of the 2007 Office release. A package definition file is a template that contains the SMS components necessary to create and distribute software. SMS 2003 uses SMS packages to distribute software such as the 2007 Office system.
The Deploying the 2007 Office release with Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 R2 white paper provides detailed information for deploying the 2007 Office system with SMS.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=590b8eb2-9eda-441b-a972-b38e17883063&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Communications Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

Office Communications Online SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Office Communications Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4888ff5b-14a7-4f60-ac35-4713f5f08445&DisplayLang=en

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=bd1e62ea-76cb-4ed9-8844-4f41626a691b&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

Exchange Hosted Filtering SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f5714ed7-f14d-499e-b7d9-3365c9008113&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

Exchange Online SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Exchange Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7fbd1a59-0148-450d-9bdf-50af6c634b07&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SharePoint Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

SharePoint Online SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft SharePoint Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=069df92a-4f58-45e3-bbf8-93ed6bcb61d1&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Search Server 2008 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of Search Server 2008 content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

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

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the Microsoft Search Server 2008 technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6cf0f7b6-c0a7-48f8-977e-9bc76b97ff98&DisplayLang=en

Solutions & Solution Development

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

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

Installing Project Server 2007

Brief Description

Walks through a typical Project Server 2007 installation from beginning to end (video, four parts)

Overview

You can deploy Office Project Server 2007 in a server farm environment if you are hosting a large number of sites, if you want the best possible performance, or if you want the scalability of a multi-tier topology.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a33a6559-85e1-41e5-b209-4d96a114405f&DisplayLang=en

Using SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services with the Project Server 2007 Cube Building Service

Brief Description

Walks through the process of creating an Analysis Services repository, and then describes the configuration steps necessary for the Project Server 2007 computer and client computers in order to get the Cube Building Service working properly.

Overview

The Office Project Server 2007 Cube Building Service uses the technology provided by SQL Server Analysis Services to create a database containing several online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes that are used for data analysis reporting. After ensuring that configuration requirements are met, you need to manage additional tasks such as scheduling the cube build, specifying fields for cube data, customizing the OLAP cubes, and configuring access to the cube data.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aafe81e4-0ead-4017-87f0-d78e2d811635&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

Improving Microsoft Dynamics CRM Performance and Securing Data with Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Brief Description

This paper provides an overview, benchmark results, and recommendations for implementing selected Microsoft SQL Server 2008 features that can improve the performance of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and secure the CRM database.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 contains a variety of features that, when implemented properly, can improve the performance of a Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0 implementation and secure the data within that deployment. These Microsoft SQL Server 2008 features include: - Compression - Filtered Indexes - Sparse Columns - Transparent Data Encryption - Backup Compression The MS CRM E2 team, working in conjunction with the Microsoft SQL Server team, recently completed a project that was designed to: 1. Evaluate the new scenarios that these Microsoft SQL Server 2008 features expose 2. Measure the performance impact of implementing these features, both singly and in selected combinations This paper provides an overview of these Microsoft SQL Server 2008 features, together with benchmark results and recommendations for implementation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a4a6556-a8c7-49c8-9a5c-6107fee6703e&DisplayLang=en

Access 2007 Demo: Bring your business data together in an Access database

Brief Description

Tired of juggling your business contact data among an address book, lists of orders, file folders, and ledgers? An Access database can bring it all together for you.

Overview

Tired of juggling your business contact data among an address book, lists of orders, file folders, and ledgers? An Access database can bring it all together for you. The result is consistency, greater accuracy, and exciting options for using your data. Starting with an Access database, you can create tables, queries, forms, and reports that enable you to present and analyze your data in multiple ways. 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=c9479583-55b8-42db-9af6-39473f340cc3&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Server 2009 Database Infrastructure Poster

Brief Description

This poster describes BizTalk Server 2009 databases and associated components, jobs, services, UI, and events.

Overview

This poster describes BizTalk Server 2009 databases and associated components, jobs, services, UI, and events. It includes tables that describe the databases and jobs. It is intended primarily for DBAs and administrators of a BizTalk Server environment, yet it also serves as an introduction to the infrastructure for all users. The poster dimensions are 28"x30".

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2e322206-03cf-47ba-bdb0-f96770f889ed&DisplayLang=en

Commerce Server 2007 SP2 Partner Software Developer Kit (SDK)

Brief Description

Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 SP2 Partner Software Development Kit (SDK) makes available source code and documentation to customize the Commerce Server Business User tools.

Overview

Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 SP2 Partner Software Development Kit (SDK) makes available source code and documentation to customize the Commerce Server Business User tools - Catalog Manager, Marketing Manager, and Customer and Orders Manager - for redistribution to your customers (subject to terms of the license agreement).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0386dd2f-3a96-4033-a326-207351014db1&DisplayLang=en

Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 959419)

Brief Description

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 2. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.

Overview

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router.
For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 959419.
Update Rollup 2 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
To maintain parity between the client and server components of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, this update rollup includes packages for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server and Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aa671769-61e9-45c4-919f-c88199aa4241&DisplayLang=en

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 (KB961813)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d200e1b8-eca4-457e-8f05-5ba88956a928&DisplayLang=en

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB961813)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3cd8038-837e-4388-b646-2e232609b7a9&DisplayLang=en

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB961813)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d861177-bd2c-4e4b-b50f-977862bc2d13&DisplayLang=en

Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview

Brief Description

Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile is an application for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 PocketPCs and Smartphones that allows you to use your Windows Mobile device as a Bluetooth SideShow device. Installation instructions are below. This is a beta release.

Overview

Windows® SideShow™ for Windows Mobile® is an application for Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6 Pocket PCs and Smartphones that allows you to use your Windows Mobile device as a Bluetooth SideShow-compatible device. This enables you to use your phone as an extra window into your PC. You can both access your computer’s information from your Pocket PC or Smartphone, and control the computer through a gadget interface. While the phone is out of range, or when your computer is off, you can continue to view content sent to the phone previously. This makes it easy to send information to the phone that you'll need later on.
The developer preview is an English-only release.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=79f19684-f862-4e02-a2b0-0003b4565f34&DisplayLang=en

Windows SideShow Managed Runtime 1.0

Brief Description

Download the Windows SideShow Managed Runtime 1.0 to run gadgets for Windows SideShow in managed code.

Overview

The Windows SideShow Managed Runtime 1.0 installs the runtime components that are required to run gadgets for Windows SideShow using the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca8e9272-68e8-4c0c-a239-560c21b66fca&DisplayLang=en

Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of PerformancePoint Server content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

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

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cd39607f-7bfb-4a07-844e-b00602ddeb38&DisplayLang=en

FastCGI Extension for Internet Information Services 6.0 and 5.1

Brief Description

The FastCGI Extension for Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and 5.1 enables popular application frameworks (such as PHP) to be hosted on the IIS web server in a high-performance and reliable way.

Overview

The FastCGI Extension for IIS 6.0 and 5.1 enables popular application frameworks that support FastCGI protocol to be hosted on the IIS web server in a high-performance and reliable way. FastCGI provides a high-performance alternative to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI), a standard way of interfacing external applications with Web servers that has been supported as part of the IIS feature-set since the very first release.
CGI programs are executables launched by the web server for each request in order to process the request and generate dynamic responses that are sent back to the client. Because many of these frameworks do not support multi-threaded execution, CGI enables them to execute reliably on IIS by executing exactly one request per process. Unfortunately, it provides poor performance due to the high cost of starting and shutting down a process for each request.
FastCGI addresses the performance issues inherent to CGI by providing a mechanism to reuse a single process over and over again for many requests. Additionally, FastCGI maintains compatibility with non-thread-safe libraries by providing a pool of reusable processes and ensuring that each process will only handle one request at a time

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2d481579-9a7c-4632-b6e6-dee9097f9dc5&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Server 2009 BAM Poster

Brief Description

This poster describes BAM concepts, processes, and management for both new and experienced users.

Overview

The Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) poster for BizTalk Server 2009 provides an overview of the entire BAM life cycle. It depicts the design of the observation model by the business analyst, mapping the observation model to the implementation by the developer, deployment by the system administrator, and the presentation channels for business end users. Both new and experienced users will better understand the concepts, processes, and management of BAM. The poster dimensions are 26" x 28".

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=193cd7a4-e271-46bb-b4ee-8434dfa779a0&DisplayLang=en

Windows SideShow Managed API 1.0 SDK gaiconbig

Brief Description

Download the Windows SideShow Managed API 1.0 SDK to develop gadgets for Windows SideShow in managed code using the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Overview

The Windows SideShow Managed API 1.0 SDK installs the runtime and development components that are required to build and run gadgets for Windows SideShow using the .NET Framework 2.0. This download facilitates gadget development and enables developers to build compelling applications to support Windows SideShow-compatible devices.
The SDK includes Windows SideShow project templates integrated with Visual Studio.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42f2f862-9987-406c-92a3-6523cf0eb3b3&DisplayLang=en

WinHEC 2008 White Papers

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Readme Files

Brief Description

Before you install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3), download, extract, and read the SP3 Setup documentation, and review the SP3 Readme files.

Overview

The SQL Server 2005 SP3 Readme files describe how to obtain the latest version of SQL Server 2005 Books Online, how to obtain SQL Server 2005 SP3, and provide information about this release of the SQL Server 2005 Notification Services components. The SP3 Setup documentation provides installation assistance.
SQL Server 2005 SP3 will upgrade all editions of SQL Server 2005 to SP3 except Express Edition. You must use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) SP3 to upgrade instances of SQL Server Express to SP3. SQL Server Express SP3 can also be used to install a new instance of SQL Server Express.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=851c39ee-6f9d-47d9-8ecc-44ac1e9dc182&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 AIF BizTalk Adapter Configuration White Paper

Brief Description

The Application Integration Framework (AIF) BizTalk Adapter Configuration for Data Exchange white paper is a comprehensive guide to configuring the AIF BizTalk adapter available in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Overview

The Application Integration Framework (AIF) BizTalk Adapter Configuration for Data Exchange white paper is a comprehensive guide to configuring the AIF BizTalk adapter available in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. This paper covers setting up AIF and the BizTalk adapter as well as synchronous and asynchronous document exchanges.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=edc62433-5b21-4f74-b065-b075ba6dc86d&DisplayLang=en

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB961813)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b68027a7-6e8d-4241-95c6-7628cc6195c7&DisplayLang=en

Search@Work Rewards Program Client (Version 2.7.1.1)

Brief Description

The Search Rewards Client is a required component for Search@Work Rewards Program.

Overview

The Search Rewards Client is a DLL module designed as a plugin for Internet Explorer to provide added functionality. It is also referred to as a Browser Helper Object, or BHO for short. Search Rewards Client simply counts the number of search queries performed on the client machine and reports that number to a collection server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fa490477-c4ee-41a4-b24f-6e7ed9cce4e0&DisplayLang=en

MSDN Community Distribution CD September 2008

Brief Description

MSDN Community Distribution CD Image Download

Overview

Download our Community Distribution CDs as ISO images, burn and distribute them among your friends and colleagues.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=77e84af8-bcb6-404a-af05-96cc36f5ade7&DisplayLang=en

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 (KB961813)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=28dc7802-fd41-4898-b056-09105bb55bd3&DisplayLang=en

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB961813)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

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Tier 2 test

Brief Description

start of subtitle issue Tier 2 test**
Test for tier 2

Overview

Test for Tier 2

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0bcda1e1-5fef-45e7-9a04-9f9e53de79d0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Documentation Updates

Brief Description

List of changes to the Microsoft Dynamics AX Help documentation since the product RTM.

Overview

List of changes to the Microsoft Dynamics AX Help documentation since the product RTM. This material is available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa155234.aspx.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=23fa33f1-1879-4982-8c16-583d89c40901&DisplayLang=en

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

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

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c9d6c8c5-8a62-4961-8c1b-df08b667b1c4&DisplayLang=en

Office Project Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of Project Server content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

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

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d243a2c-90b7-425d-b586-c48a0c3bebbb&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (x86) LangPack

Brief Description

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 (x86) Language Packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for each language.

Overview

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (x86) Language Packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for languages other than English. Without the installation of a Language Pack, these messages are displayed in English by default. Multiple language packs, each for a different language, can be installed on a single computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c69789e0-a4fa-4b2e-a6b5-3b3695825992&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (ia64) LangPack

Brief Description

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 (ia64) Language Packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for each language.

Overview

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (ia64) Language Packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for languages other than English. Without the installation of a Language Pack, these messages are displayed in English by default. Multiple language packs, each for a different language, can be installed on a single computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7921f873-79ca-46ce-a823-996c3f6d6231&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (x64) LangPack

Brief Description

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 (x64) Language Packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for each language.

Overview

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (x64) Language Packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for languages other than English. Without the installation of a Language Pack, these messages are displayed in English by default. Multiple language packs, each for a different language, can be installed on a single computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ee2bd8e5-52f8-4469-b94d-62a6c96eed9c&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

Web Platform Installer 1.0

Brief Description

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

Overview

Developers and server administrators can use the Web Platform Installer 1.0 to more easily discover, download and install the Microsoft Web platform. Using the Web Platform Installer’s simple user interface, you can select specific components or install the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto your computer easily and quickly. To help you stay up-to-date with product releases, the Web Platform Installer tool always contains the most current versions and new additions to the Microsoft Web Platform.
Examples of products which can be downloaded and installed through Web Platform Installer include:

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

Feedback for Web Platform Installer can be discussed directly with the feature team by visiting the Web Platform Installer Candidate Forum.

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

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Service Provider Solution Components

Brief Description

This solution provides provisioning functionality for CRM 4.0 on a hosted platform.

Overview

These solution components are for service providers who want to deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 into their Microsoft Windows Server System hosting environment that is currently running HMC 4.0 or HMC 4.5 in order to offer their customers hosted CRM services in addition to the messaging and collaboration services available through HMC 4.0 and HMC 4.5.
These components enable automating the provisioning for CRM 4.0 deployed in HMC 4.0 environments

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e47b0f2a-5d94-4bd3-9a14-d6318ee4c7cd&DisplayLang=en

Tehko Case Study Using Microsoft BizTalk RFID: Fresh Fish

Brief Description

This video shows how a company uses Microsoft BizTalk RFID to track metrics for the food service industry.

Overview

This video shows how the An Pin Live Fish S/T Center (working with the Southern Innovation Center of the Institute for Industry and Information in Taiwan) is using Microsoft BizTalk RFID to trace the farming, transport, quality and end usage of live fish for the food service industry.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4ac0bb68-fb52-478e-bbe6-a26c3bd6aaa2&DisplayLang=en

IGPS Case Study Using Microsoft BizTalk Server and RFID

Brief Description

This video shows how iGPS provides the world's first all-plastic pallet pool with embedded RFID tags.

Overview

This video shows how iGPS provides the world's first all-plastic pallet pool with embedded RFID tags, allowing shippers and receivers to experience benefits that are revolutionizing the supply chain:

  • World-class pallets that are 30% lighter than wood, meaning less weight to ship, the end of splinters and nails, and pallets that perform the same every time they are used.
  • RFID tracking that enables tracking and tracing loads throughout the supply chain, providing a new level of transparency.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a7448311-ae97-4ece-ab29-6c9e1ba6922f&DisplayLang=en

Planning Series I in Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

Brief Description

Hands-on lessons about Planning in Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

Overview

This series of lessons covers Planning within Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. The collection covers the setup of a budgeting solution for a single currency, enterprise company. Company and business scenarios are presented with budgeting assumptions. Students create the application and then step through creating dimensions, loading data, and designing input forms and reports. Students design a sales and human resources sub ledger and then move the data down to the final profit and loss budget. Business rules are created for calculation purposes.

  1. Create an application
  2. Define dimensions and create member sets
  3. Create and link business models
  4. Load and verify data
  5. Build input forms and define business rules
  6. Setup security and assignments for users
  7. Explore data entry and end user interface
  8. Design reports

The course consists of two introductory chapters, followed by several hands-on exercises that require a complete PerformancePoint Server 2007 installation with corresponding Fabrikam data files to import and manipulate. The file available for download here contains a pointer to a virtual machine you can download that has an image of Windows Server 2005 running SQL Server, Internet Iinformation Services, Office SharePoint Server, and PerformancePoint Server. Use this solution as you work through the exercises in the accompanying series of lessons. The virtual machine expires on December 31, 2009. Size: approximately 10 GB.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f8b9301a-3175-4350-a554-3064ab9278c8&DisplayLang=en

Analyzing Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Usage

Brief Description

This paper discusses how to gather and analyze SharePoint Products and Technologies data.

Overview

This white paper will help administrators gather and analyze Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies usage and performance data.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f159af68-c3a3-413c-a3f7-2e0be6d5532e&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0 Community Technology Preview (January 2009)

Brief Description

Download the SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0 CTP, a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5.

Overview

In its continued commitment to interoperability, Microsoft has released a new Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver. The SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0 download is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge, and provides access to SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2008 from any Java application, application server, or Java-enabled applet. This is a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5.
This Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of the JDBC Driver is JDBC 4.0 compliant and runs on the Java Development Kit (JDK) version 5.0 or later. It has been tested against all major application servers including BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, and JBoss.
Note: In order to download the SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0, you must agree to the End-User License Agreement (EULA). Start by clicking the Download button at the top of this page and the EULA will appear. Read the EULA and click the Accept link to download the package. Please print a copy of the EULA for your records.
Note: Peer-to-peer support is available in the SQL Server forums. To submit feedback on this JDBC Driver release, visit the SQL Server Feedback Center.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f914793a-6fb4-475f-9537-b8fcb776befd&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

Security, Policy & Compliance

Configuring Kerberos Delegation with PerformancePoint Monitoring Server

Brief Description

Demonstrates the steps needed to get a PerformancePoint Monitoring Server deployment working with the Kerberos protocol

Overview

To configure Kerberos delegation for Monitoring Server, you will need to perform the following basic steps:

  1. Configure Windows SharePoint Services for Kerberos authentication: Any Windows SharePoint Services Web applications that host a Web site where you publish PerformancePoint Monitoring Server data must be configured for Kerberos authentication.
  2. Configure Internet Information Services: For each Web site associated with PerformancePoint Monitoring Server, including Windows SharePoint Services Web sites, you must modify the Web.config file and make sure that the Web site is configured to work with Kerberos.
  3. Configure Service Principal Names (SPNs): Both the service accounts for Web sites associated with PerformancePoint Monitoring Server and the services accounts for data sources containing your PerformancePoint Monitoring Server data require SPNs.
  4. Configure application pool accounts: You must update the configuration for the domain accounts used to run the application pools associated with PerformancePoint Monitoring Server and Windows SharePoint Services Web sites to be trusted for delegation.
  5. Configure client computers: On each client computer that will access PerformancePoint Monitoring Server data, confirm that Internet Explorer is configured to allow Integrated Windows authentication, and add the needed sites to the Trusted Sites list.
  6. (Optional) Configure constrained delegation: For best security, you can restrict which services are trusted for delegation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=86f0952b-2357-411f-8810-a9b7c7be7d9f&DisplayLang=en

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=558b262b-f953-435c-a255-53e9d450527d&DisplayLang=en

Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

Brief Description

The Extended Security Update Inventory Tool is used to detect security bulletins not covered by MBSA including MS04-028, February 2005 bulletins, and future security bulletins that are exceptions to MBSA.

Overview

The SMS Extended Security Update Inventory tool is a scan tool built for the sole purpose of helping customers determine SMS client computers that may need security updates that are not detectable using the existing SMS Security Update Inventory Tool built on MBSA. Like the SMS Software Update Inventory tool, this tool also has the instructions for locating each applicable update, downloading it from Microsoft, and deploying it using SMS . The SMS Extended Security Update Inventory Tool is built on Enterprise Scan Tool (EST) detection technology. For more information about the exact detection capabilities of EST and how it differs from MBSA, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 894193. For more information on the SMS Extended Security Update Inventory Tool, please see the included user guide and release notes.
The security bulletins that are currently covered by this tool are as follows:

  • MS04-028
  • MS05-004
  • MS05-006
  • MS05-009
  • MS05-022
  • MS05-023
  • MS05-029
  • MS05-030
  • MS05-031
  • MS05-033
  • MS05-034
  • MS05-044
  • MS05-050
  • MS06-005
  • MS06-014
  • MS06-016
  • MS06-017
  • MS06-020
  • MS06-023
  • MS06-024
  • MS06-033
  • MS06-043
  • MS06-055
  • MS06-056
  • MS06-069
  • MS06-073
  • MS06-076
  • MS06-077
  • MS06-078
  • MS07-004
  • MS07-005
  • MS07-009
  • MS07-012
  • MS07-028
  • MS07-034
  • MS07-040
  • MS07-043
  • MS07-047
  • MS07-049
  • MS07-050
  • MS07-052
  • MS07-053
  • MS07-056
  • MS07-064
  • MS07-068
  • MS08-003
  • MS08-008
  • MS08-017
  • MS08-022
  • MS08-030
  • MS08-033
  • MS08-035
  • MS08-048
  • MS08-050
  • MS08-052
  • MS08-053
  • MS08-060
  • MS08-069
  • MS08-070
  • MS08-076

Note for users of previous versions of the tool: This download can be used to upgrade previous versions of the Extended Update Inventory Tool so that additional security update detection can be added for a given month's security updates.
NOTE: Starting with the July 2006 release, the version field will now reflect the actual version of the binary.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2c93da1d-48a0-4e5c-991f-87e08954f61b&DisplayLang=en

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Volume Sizing Tool

Brief Description

The DPM 2007 Volume Sizing Tool facilitates Data Protection Manager 2007 volume sizing.

Overview

“DPMvolumeSizing” gathers data for DPM volume sizing purposes and applies DPM sizing rules to obtain DPM replica and recovery point volume requirements. Scripts collect and save information in a format tuned to easily import into an Excel workbook containing DPM sizing formulas for DPM-supported workloads. The User Guide (DPMv2VolSizeTool.doc) details how to import data and use the worksheets in the DPMVolumeSizing.xlsx workbook. This tool is validated to work for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Virtual Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services workloads.
Feature Bullet Summary:

  • Collects information on data sources to protect from a list of servers
  • Appends or overwrites collected information as desired
  • Facilitates importing collected information in Excel workbook
  • Applies DPM 2007 sizing rules for storage pool volumes
  • Totals DPM 2007 storage pool needs based on imported information

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=445bc0cd-fc93-480d-98f0-3a5fb05d18d0&DisplayLang=en

Forefront Security for Office Communications Server 2007 Beta 3

Brief Description

Forefront Security for Office Communications Server 2007 Beta 3

Overview

Forefront Security for Office Communications Server2007 Beta 3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d128fd1a-42a2-47cb-9de8-e4ea8ba2382d&DisplayLang=en

Best Practice Guide for Securing Active Directory Installations.doc

Brief Description

This guide contains best practices for securing Active Directory installations. The intended audience for this document is IT professionals who are responsible for maintaing the security of their Active Directory environment.

Overview

This guide contains recommendations for protecting domain controllers against known threats, establishing administrative policies and practices to maintain network security, and protecting Domain Name System (DNS) servers from unauthorized updates. It also provides guidelines for maintaining Active Directory security boundaries and securing Active Directory administration.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2eaa45c7-d936-413e-9586-a8bb6ff739d9&DisplayLang=en

Other

Microsoft Unified Communications Training and Adoption Kit Flash Cards - English

Brief Description
Overview

This deck of tips and tricks flash cards can help you get things done. Each card provides step-by-step instructions for how to use your company’s unified communications software and technology.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9167779b-6095-421e-9195-f5c1b0da0f3f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (All IP) for Development and Product Distribution

Brief Description

This is the Work Group Server Protocol Program (WSPP) License Agreement (All IP) for Development and Product Distribution

Overview

This is the license agreement for all IP for the Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program (WSPP) that allows for development and product distribution under the WSPP.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=32420e6c-a93a-424c-a983-22d67643eefb&DisplayLang=en

Live Meeting 2007 Add-in: Live Meeting Lotus Notes Add-In Pack

Brief Description

With this Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Add-In, you can use IBM Lotus Notes to perform Live Meeting tasks, such as scheduling meetings, without logging into the Conference Center.

Overview

With this Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Add-In, you can use IBM Lotus Notes to perform Live Meeting tasks, such as scheduling meetings.
By using the Live Meeting Lotus Notes Add-In Pack, you can:

  • Schedule a Live Meeting from Lotus Notes.
  • Identify individual meeting participants as attendees or presenters.
  • Send separate invitations for attendees and for presenters.
  • Specify default meeting options and override those defaults for specific meetings.

Please click here to review the latest Release Notes.
Terms of Service
The accompanying Microsoft software includes computer software and may include associated media, printed materials, “online” or electronic documentation, and Internet-based services for use with a Microsoft software product (collectively, the “ADD-IN SOFTWARE”). The ADD-IN SOFTWARE is designated for use with the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Software (the “Software”). Your use of the ADD-IN SOFTWARE is subject to the terms and conditions of the Terms of Service under which you have previously licensed the SOFTWARE.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALIDLY LICENSED COPY OF THE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO INSTALL, COPY OR OTHERWISE USE THE ADD-IN SOFTWARE.

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Microsoft Services Partner Advantage Independent Software Vendors Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Partner Advantage ISV Datasheet.

Overview

As an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), you are constantly looking for ways to reduce your development costs and product time to market. Microsoft Services Partner Advantage can help with an extensive selection of services designed to assist you through all phases of your product development lifecycle—and more successfully develop, deploy, and support solutions using Microsoft technologies. The result? A complete, end-to-end services solution for ISVs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73632b70-1f72-4bc2-9c4c-9f14fc894da0&DisplayLang=en