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Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 02-20-2009....

Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 02-20-2009....

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Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Windows 7 Beta Toolkits - All

· Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Datasheet

· Premier Mission Critical Datasheet

· Premier Third Tier Support Datasheet

· Configuration Management Datasheet

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Unified Messaging Language Packs

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Unified Messaging Language Packs

· Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (64 bit)

· Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (32 bit)

· Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess Executive Overview

· Technical Overview of DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

· Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

· Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Office Communications Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Exchange Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft SharePoint Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Active Directory: Troubleshooting Datasheet

· Exchange 2003: Database Recovery Datasheet

· Exchange Server 2003: Troubleshooting and Disaster Recovery Datasheet

· System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer Update 1

· IIS 6.0 Critical Problem Management Datasheet

· Windows Server 2003: Automation and Administration Using Scripting Datasheet

· Windows Server 2003: Clustering Essentials Datasheet

· Strategic Enterprise Operations Datasheet

· Host Integration Server 2009 Installation Guide and Release Notes

Solutions & Solution Development

· BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation

· Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 1 for IIS 7 (x64)

· Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - February 2009

· BizTalk Server 2009 Scale-out Configurations Poster

· Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

· ILMerge

· Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

· HPC Pack 2008 Fix for Duplicate UUID Error

· HPC Pack 2008 SDK Fix for Duplicate UUID Error

· Deep Zoom Composer

· Installing and Configuring UDDI Services 3.0

· Planning Series I in Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

· Assessment and Roadmap for Application Lifecycle Management Datasheet

· Enterprise Data Warehousing Datasheet

· Microsoft® Silverlight™ Release History

· Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program

· Advanced .NET Debugging Datasheet

· BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems Installation Guide and Release Notes

· WorkshopPLUS - SQL Server 2005: for Administrators Datasheet

· SQL Server 2005: Performance Tuning and Optimization Datasheet

· eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0

· Outlook 2007 SDK: MAPI Reference

· IW TechNet Resources

· Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Management Studio Express

· WHDC White Papers and Documentation

· WinHEC 2008 White Papers

· Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.3 - Feb 2009 CTP

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Microsoft Dynamic IP Restrictions for IIS 7.0 - Beta (x86)

· Microsoft Dynamic IP Restrictions for IIS 7.0 - Beta (x64)

· Identity Lifecycle Management (ILM) Datasheet

· Security, Identity, and Access Management Datasheet

· Microsoft Online Services Sign In

· Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

· SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3.1

· Defense in Depth: Securing Windows Server 2003 Datasheet

· Creating a Systemized Approach to Regulatory Compliance at Microsoft

Other

· Microsoft Online Services Release Notes

· Live Search Mobile for Windows Mobile 5.0

· SLPS Protect Your Code

· Live Search Mobile for Windows Mobile 6

· OEM Ready Audit Tool v1.5

· White Paper: SAMPLE - Performance and Scalability Assessment of Customer Implementation

· Templates for Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook 2007

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

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Microsoft Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista Operating System Management Pack provides fundamental monitoring basics for computers running Windows Client 2000, XP, or Vista operating systems.

Overview

The Windows Client Monitoring Management Pack is built to detects, diagnose, and resolve hardware and software problems pertaining to Client 2000, XP, and Vista operating systems. Information and analysis on the issues that the system detected are collected by the MPs through an agent on the client machine, and sent to OpsMgr where this data is converted into health state, alerts (if need be) and processed for business critical and aggregate reports. The MP gives a clear picture of catastrophic failures in your mission critical machines, trend-based alerts of significant changes to computer groups, in-depth views of health of individual machines, and reports that provide a landscape view of the health of all monitored clients.
Feature Summary

  • Key Processor Performance Indicators
  • Logical and Physical disk performance and free space
  • Memory utilization
  • Network health
  • Health monitoring of key Windows Operating System services
  • Comprehensive performance collections
  • Availability and event reports

Release History

  • 3/23/2007 - Original release of the English version of Client 2000/XP management packs, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 5/11/2007 - Original release of the English version of Vista management pack, version 1.0
  • 1/15/2008 - Guide update of Client 2000/XP management packs, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 2/22/2008 - Updated release of Client 2000/XP management packs, version 6.0.6278.0
  • 5/27/2008 - Release onto Microsoft Download Center of Client 2000/XP management packs, version 6.0.6278.0
  • 2/16/2009 - Update release that includes business Critical monitoring for Vista and bug fixes for performance and aggregate monitoring, version 6.0.6520.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f55f1803-eae6-4ed5-b2d2-9e1adf98e325

Windows 7 Beta Toolkits - All

Brief Description

Windows 7 Beta Toolkits - All

Overview

An essential part of the Windows 7 beta release are the tools for deploying, diagnosing and developing on Windows. These needs are met by the Windows Kits. These kits provide consistent easy discoverability, consistent support, and a regular release schedule coinciding with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2e48b3d7-4b62-445c-90b9-9e822cb64988

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Datasheet

Brief Description

Download the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 datasheet and learn more about this server solution designed specifically for midsize businesses.

Overview

Download the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 datasheet and learn more about this server solution designed specifically for midsize businesses. It simplifies your environment by bringing together Microsoft product technologies into a single
solution with a fully integrated installation and administration experience. Windows Essential Business Server 2008 eliminates guesswork by offering a standardized
configuration that is preconfigured and installed according to best practices. You can have confidence in a more secure and reliable environment that adheres to the recommended guidelines for networking, security, collaboration, and remote access.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dbb58d11-faf1-4452-b071-0fb30c888d3e

Premier Mission Critical Datasheet

Brief Description

Premier Mission Critical Support offers Microsoft’s commitment to supporting your mission critical solutions.

Overview

Premier Mission Critical Support offers personalized support coverage through designated support professionals who understand your unique solution configuration and deployment environment and who are available 24x7 to provide faster incident response time and faster problem resolution for high severity incidents.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=80cd2d07-e84a-4a5c-a2a8-ad5b1bd823f1

Premier Third Tier Support Datasheet

Brief Description

With Microsoft Services Premier Third Tier Support, you gain direct access to a Microsoft third-tier escalation engineer who has in-depth expertise in the specific Microsoft technology that you are having issues with.

Overview

With Microsoft Services Premier Third Tier Support, you gain direct access to a Microsoft third-tier escalation engineer who has in-depth expertise in the specific Microsoft technology that you are having issues with.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d14aea6a-4b19-4f35-8b14-77d9051d576d

Configuration Management Datasheet

Brief Description

Configuration Management addresses software update, patch management, and many other software management issues through deployment and optimization of System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Overview

Configuration Management addresses software update, patch management, and many other software management issues through deployment and optimization of System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d4f822f5-c2bf-438e-ae9f-e0a4a238cb60

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Unified Messaging Language Packs

Brief Description

This download contains pre-recorded prompts and text to speech data for languages supported by Exchange unified messaging.

Overview

Use unified messaging language packs to allow the Exchange Server 2007 system to speak additional languages to callers. This download contains pre-recorded prompts, for example "Welcome, you are connected to Microsoft Exchange" in the language specified by this download. It also enables text to speech translation such that content (e-mail, calendar, contact information, etc.) can be read to the caller in the language of the Unified Messaging language pack.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=18426838-7733-4712-8b98-d6d1fd8c2310

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Unified Messaging Language Packs

Brief Description

This download contains pre-recorded prompts and text to speech data for languages supported by Exchange unified messaging.

Overview

Use unified messaging language packs to allow the Exchange Server 2007 system to speak additional languages to callers. This download contains pre-recorded prompts, for example "Welcome, you are connected to Microsoft Exchange" in the language specified by this download. It also enables text to speech translation such that content (e-mail, calendar, contact information, etc.) can be read to the caller in the language of the Unified Messaging language pack.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2b3e23a5-57b6-4a11-8954-f8025ea54bad

Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (64 bit)

Brief Description

Use this tool to support migration of Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools to forward copies of your Exchange Server mail to your Exchange Online mailboxes. You can also use the Migration Tools to copy content from your Exchange Server, POP3, or IMAP4 e-mail server mailboxes to your Exchange Online mailboxes. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5547634c-5e49-4dbd-b6b0-457b38a75f33

Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (32 bit)

Brief Description

Use this tool to support migration of Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools to forward copies of your Exchange Server mail to your Exchange Online mailboxes. You can also use the Migration Tools to copy content from your Exchange Server, POP3, or IMAP4 e-mail server mailboxes to your Exchange Online mailboxes. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9ed5f4c1-7f0b-4506-a214-32093af6147a

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess Executive Overview

Brief Description

Describes the features and benefits of DirectAccess, a technology introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to enable mobile workers to seemlessly connect to enterprise network resources when connected to the Internet.

Overview

Describes the features and benefits of DirectAccess, a technology introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to enable mobile workers to seemlessly connect to enterprise network resources when connected to the Internet.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d8eb248b-8bf7-4798-a1d1-04d37f2e013c

Technical Overview of DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Brief Description

Covers the functional and architectural aspects of DirectAccess, a technology introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to enable mobile workers to seemlessly connect to enterprise network resources when connected to the Internet.

Overview

Describes DirectAccess in technical detail, covering why the technology is useful to enterprises with a mobile workforce and the different architectures and technologies that DirectAccess uses to manage mobile connection, authentication, and authorization. Compares selected server and full enterprise network access architectures, describes the step-by-step connection process for mobile computers and users, and summarizes requirements.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=64966e88-1377-4d1a-be86-ab77014495f4

Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization

Brief Description

Use this tool to synchronize local directory services to Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization tool to maintain one-way directory synchronization of all user accounts and mail-enabled contacts and groups from your local Active Directory directory service to Microsoft Online Services. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f536cac9-c0fb-48d1-b22c-378ba92c1c9f

Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Evaluation Enterprise Edition and Server Core Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

Overview

The Microsoft VHD format is the common virtualization file format for Hyper-V that provides a uniform product support system, and provides more seamless manageability, security, reliability and cost-efficiency for customers.
This VHD release is available in English only and is for evaluation and testing purposes. The VHD images are current set to expire to on August 1st (at which time the OS will become inoperable.
As this installation requires Hyper-V, you will need to have a base install of Windows Server 2008 (64bit edition) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, running Hyper-V. For more information on obtaining and installing the latest version of Hyper-V, please visit the Hyper-V Homepage.
Both virtual machines available here are running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Evaluation. One is the default full installation, and the other has been configured as a default Core installation. For more information on the difference between full and core installation please see the Windows Server 2008 Editions Overview pages. For download options please see the IMAGE SELECTION section in the instructions below.
As both virtual machines do not have anti-virus installed, they should not be connected to any network until it has anti-virus installed. In addition, the operating system and programs installed were patched with all updates as of May 8, 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5c74880c-ced5-4a1b-9888-8cb027c628f5

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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f5714ed7-f14d-499e-b7d9-3365c9008113

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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4888ff5b-14a7-4f60-ac35-4713f5f08445

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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bd1e62ea-76cb-4ed9-8844-4f41626a691b

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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7fbd1a59-0148-450d-9bdf-50af6c634b07

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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=069df92a-4f58-45e3-bbf8-93ed6bcb61d1

Active Directory: Troubleshooting Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Active Directory: Troubleshooting datasheet.

Overview

This 4-day workshop provides the skills required to understand and successfully troubleshoot Active Directory Installation, Group Policies, and Logon Failures within Active Directory, File Replication Service, and Active Directory Replication.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e7bb3e13-3515-45e6-9db8-68ed8eca2102

Exchange 2003: Database Recovery Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Exchange 2003: Database Recovery datasheet.

Overview

This 3-day delivery provides students with the skills required to successfully back-up, restore, repair, and recover Exchange Server 2003 databases.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4162ac60-858a-4f22-95d2-df94b5d046b3

Exchange Server 2003: Troubleshooting and Disaster Recovery Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Exchange Server 2003: Troubleshooting and Disaster Recovery datasheet.

Overview

This 5-day WorkshopPLUS course provides participants with the knowledge and practice to successfully troubleshoot Exchange Servers. Modules will focus on mail flow, performance monitoring, and practice in recovering from disaster scenarios.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fbab753f-c16c-47b4-8be4-7d357508aa33

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer Update 1

Brief Description

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA) Update 1 is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) roles or other VMM functions.

Overview

Important
• You must install and run the VMMCA on the computer that either currently is or will become your VMM 2008 server.
• You should use this version of the VMMCA with VMM 2008 only. To download the VMMCA for VMM 2007, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=132136.
The VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions. The VMMCA scans the hardware and software configurations of the computers you specify, evaluates them against a set of predefined rules, and then provides you with error messages and warnings for any configurations that are not optimal for the VMM role or other VMM function that you have specified for the computer.
Note The VMMCA does not duplicate or replace the prerequisite checks performed during the setup of VMM 2008 components.
Before installing VMM, you can use the VMMCA to help you evaluate the configuration of computers that you might use for the following VMM roles:
• VMM server
• VMM Administrator Console
• VMM Self-Service Portal
After installing VMM, you can use the VMMCA to evaluate the configurations of computers that you are now using or might use for the VMM roles listed above, as well as computers that you are using or might use for any of the following VMM functions:
• Windows Server–based host
• VMware Virtual Center Server
• P2V source computer
• Operations Manager agent
Release History
Original - 12-04-2008
Update 1 - 02-13-2009

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

IIS 6.0 Critical Problem Management Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services IIS 6.0 Critical Problem Management datasheet.

Overview

This 3-day delivery provides participants with skills and techniques enabling them to implement processes and utilize tools to achieve a reduction of mean to restoration of services, and mean time to resolution.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=74951aa9-f53d-4691-9f5f-6c7a4a922e4d

Windows Server 2003: Automation and Administration Using Scripting Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Windows Server 2003: Automation and Administration Using Scripting datasheet.

Overview

This 5-day workshop provides hands-on experience to automate Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP environments by leveraging the power of Scripting, WMI, and ADSI.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f7f62f1c-e182-4f06-ad2d-8e446f0fedac

Windows Server 2003: Clustering Essentials Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Windows Server 2003: Clustering Essentials datasheet.

Overview

This 3-day course covers the configuration, architecture, and troubleshooting of key problem areas. Students will also be provided with the best practices for installing and administering a clustered environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ef52b5d2-9afd-49ab-a63d-77aaeae61468

Strategic Enterprise Operations Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Strategic Enterprise Operations datasheet.

Overview

This 3-day workshop combines MOF Essentials and MOF Changing Quadrant courses with real-world MOF consulting to produce an experience focused on improving IT operational efficacy.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cf9c45b6-64ee-41e2-a334-8cf90e8d654c

Host Integration Server 2009 Installation Guide and Release Notes

Brief Description

Host Integration Server 2009 Installation Guide and Release Notes

Overview

Downloads available here are the Host Integration Server 2009 Installation Guide and the Host Integration Server 2009 Release Notes (readme). These documents supercede all previous version including those included on the CD.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9d8e2ea4-4e1a-484e-93ca-dc8293442262

Solutions & Solution Development

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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4e6a9d40-dbfc-4474-826a-ddeca287e57d

Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 1 for IIS 7 (x64)

Brief Description

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

Overview

Application Request Routing can be used to:

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

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

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

Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - February 2009

Brief Description

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite client applications.

Overview

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. It will help you design and build enterprise-level composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work together in the overall application.
The guidance includes a reference implementation, reusable library code (named the Composite Application Library), documentation, QuickStart tutorials, and hands-on labs.
This version of the Composite Application Guidance is designed to help you build WPF and Silverlight applications that have a single code base.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fa07e1ce-ca3f-4b9b-a21b-e3fa10d013dd

BizTalk Server 2009 Scale-out Configurations Poster

Brief Description

This poster describes typical scale-out configurations and options for BizTalk Server 2009.

Overview

This poster describes typical scenarios and commonly used options for scaling out BizTalk Server 2009 physical configurations. It illustrates how to scale out to achieve high availability through load balancing and fault tolerance and how to configure for high-throughput scenarios. The poster is intended for use by IT professionals and developers who need to design, deploy, and manage large-scale implementations of BizTalk Server 2009. The poster dimensions are 26”x38”.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dbbe85c5-4dd4-4b28-b2f1-6197980fd149

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Brief Description

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

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

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

ILMerge

Brief Description

ILMerge is a utility for merging multiple .NET assemblies into a single .NET assembly. It works on executables and DLLs alike and comes with several options for controlling the processing and format of the output. See the accompanying documentation for details.

Overview

ILMerge is a utility that can be used to merge multiple .NET assemblies into a single assembly. ILMerge takes a set of input assemblies and merges them into one target assembly. The first assembly in the list of input assemblies is the primary assembly. When the primary assembly is an executable, then the target assembly is created as an executable with the same entry point as the primary assembly. Also, if the primary assembly has a strong name, and a .snk file is provided, then the target assembly is re-signed with the specified key so that it also has a strong name.
ILMerge is packaged as a console application. But all of its functionality is also available programmatically.
There are several options that control the behavior of ILMerge. See the documentation that comes with the tool for details.
ILMerge runs in the v2.0 .NET Runtime, but it is also able to merge v1 or v1.1 assemblies. However it can merge PDB files only for v2 assemblies.
Currently, ILMerge works only on Windows-based platforms. It does not yet support Rotor or Mono.
If you have any problems using ILMerge please contact mbarnett _at_ microsoft _dot_ com. More details are available at the ILMerge web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=22914587-b4ad-4eae-87cf-b14ae6a939b0

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e17e7f31-079a-43a9-bff2-0a110307611e

HPC Pack 2008 Fix for Duplicate UUID Error

Brief Description

This update fixes an issue where two enumerations have the same GUID which will cause compile errors

Overview

This update fixes an issue where HPC.Scheduler.SchedulerCoreState and HPC.Scheduler.Properties.NodeState have the same GUID, which will cause a "duplicate UUID" error when trying to compile an application. This fix is for the HPC Pack, you will also need to install the fix for the HPC Pack SDK available in download 962927, "HPC Pack 2008 SDK Fix for Duplicate UUID Error).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=929d9405-120b-4b13-8247-d0c476f092e9

HPC Pack 2008 SDK Fix for Duplicate UUID Error

Brief Description

This update fixes an issue where two enumerations have the same GUID which will cause compile errors

Overview

This update fixes an issue where HPC.Scheduler.SchedulerCoreState and HPC.Scheduler.Properties.NodeState have the same GUID, which will cause a "duplicate UUID" error when trying to compile an application. This fix is for the HPC Pack SDK, you will also need to install the fix for the HPC Pack available in download 961776, "HPC Pack 2008 Fix for Duplicate UUID Error).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dcadd20a-b060-49fd-a14c-117fec19fe38

Deep Zoom Composer

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Installing and Configuring UDDI Services 3.0

Brief Description

Guidance for installing and configuring UDDI Services 3.0

Overview

Guidance for installing and configuring UDDI Services 3.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9d1831cc-8146-486b-b489-a06a1aa2fb5b

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 Microsoft SQL Server, Internet Information 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. Updated in February, 2009: The downloadable files have been augmented during the week of February 16, 2009. Three additional files were added. The added files are extra lessons that continue skill development that begins in the numbered lessons. The titles of the three new lessons (which can be studied in any order) are:

  • Currency Translation and Consolidations
  • Fundamentals of Report and Form Design
  • Workflow and Operational Reports

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Assessment and Roadmap for Application Lifecycle Management Datasheet

Brief Description

This offering provides you with a prioritized list of improvement initiatives designed to significantly advance how they develop software.

Overview

This offering provides you with a prioritized list of improvement initiatives designed to significantly advance how they develop software.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3bd61355-234f-4a12-886f-fe4982211b9e

Enterprise Data Warehousing Datasheet

Brief Description

The Data Warehousing solution from Microsoft Services will build an enterprise consolidation point for your operational data. Historical data and current data will be made consistent and available to provide the definitive single point of view of your organization.

Overview

The Data Warehousing solution from Microsoft Services will build an enterprise consolidation point for your operational data. Historical data and current data will be made consistent and available to provide the definitive single point of view of your organization. With a single-source, “one-stop shop” for your enterprise data, you can begin to better leverage one of your company’s greatest assets and provide penetrating views and trends into the business.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=374be5c3-60b7-4a2d-9865-37d65ccdec3e

Microsoft® Silverlight™ Release History

Brief Description

The Microsoft® Silverlight™ Release History

Overview

The Microsoft® Silverlight™ Release History containing information on each public release of Silverlight.

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Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program

Brief Description

Technical Requirements
Technical requirements for the Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program

Overview

The Windows platform has a broad ecosystem of products and partners that supports the platform. Displaying the Windows logo on your product represents a relationship and a shared commitment to quality between Microsoft and your company. Customers trust that seeing the Windows brand on your product ensures that it meets compatibility standards and performs well on the Windows platform.
The Windows 7 Software Logo program is made up of policies and requirements that help ensure logo’d applications are easy to install and reliable on PCs running Windows 7.
The purpose of this document is to outline the technical requirements and eligibility qualifications an application must meet in order to participate in the Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=27028822-b172-4cec-91a3-26b610a4da79

Advanced .NET Debugging Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Advanced .NET Debugging datasheet.

Overview

This 4-day WorkshopPLUS course develops the skills required to troubleshoot and resolve common scenarios such as hangs, crashes, and memory leaks in both WinForms and ASP.NET applications using various tools and techniques.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=511435ed-1ae9-4b01-8a3f-38ba0f9d4aea

BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems Installation Guide and Release Notes

Brief Description

BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems Installation Guide and Release Notes

Overview

Downloads available here are the BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems Installation Guide and the BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems Release Notes (readme). These documents supercede all previous versions including those on the CD.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4e367af8-7f54-4e21-b10a-3e8387d2c82f

WorkshopPLUS - SQL Server 2005: for Administrators Datasheet

Brief Description

This four-day WorkshopPLUS course is available exclusively for Microsoft Premier Support customers and contains Level 300+ content.

Overview

Learn tools and techniques to help install, configure, secure, and maintain Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Benefit from an introduction to new features. Gain experience and confidence through interactive, break-fix labs designed to provide students with hands-on experience. Optimize the management of SQL Server 2005 in a work environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1cfb760c-a3fa-4e50-9fc3-0e7c9819d51f

SQL Server 2005: Performance Tuning and Optimization Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services SQL Server 2005: Performance Tuning and Optimization datasheet.

Overview

This 4-day delivery provides participants with in-depth technical knowledge on performance tuning and optimization techniques for SQL Server 2005. Performance tools such as SQLdiag and Performance Monitor are covered in detail.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9b180e91-34e7-4274-9a4f-78562b926358

eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0

Brief Description

The Microsoft® eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 tool delivers a complete desktop development environment for creating applications and system components for Windows® CE .NET-powered devices.

Overview

The Microsoft® eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 tool delivers a complete desktop development environment for creating applications and system components for Windows® CE .NET-powered devices.
With new capabilities like C++ exception handling, Run Time Type Information (RTTI), include STL library components, and a plethora of new debugger functionality, eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 provides you with the power and flexibility to create the most advanced applications for Windows CE .NET.
To get information about the latest service packs for eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0, please visit this page.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/windowsmobile/downloads/default.aspx
Latest Service Pack for eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 is Service Pack 4

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1dacdb3d-50d1-41b2-a107-fa75ae960856

Outlook 2007 SDK: MAPI Reference

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Messaging API (MAPI) Reference provides the messaging architecture for Office Outlook 2007.

Overview

The Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference describes how to create Outlook 2007 items by using MAPI that is based on the Component Object Model (COM) rather than the Outlook object model. MAPI for Outlook 2007 provides a set of classes, interfaces, functions, and other data types to facilitate the development of Outlook 2007 messaging applications. Applications and transports use MAPI to manipulate e-mail data, to create e-mail messages and the folders to store them in, and to support notifications of changes to existing MAPI-related data.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4b1b8b22-3c74-4479-bd0d-7b0ee29e8d59

IW TechNet Resources

Brief Description

IW TechNet Resources

Overview

IW TechNet Resources

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=62650d9d-ba18-451c-829c-a775f2961ab2

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Management Studio Express

Brief Description

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express is a free, integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server. SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express combines a broad group of graphical tools with a number of rich script editors to provide access to SQL Server to developers and administrators of all skill levels.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server. SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express combines a broad group of graphical tools with a number of rich script editors to provide access to SQL Server to developers and administrators of all skill levels. Developers get a familiar experience, and database administrators get a single comprehensive utility that combines easy-to-use graphical tools with rich scripting capabilities.
For more information about SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express, including other versions and downloadable components now available, see Microsoft SQL Server Express.
For information about the different editions of SQL Server 2008, see the Editions page.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=08e52ac2-1d62-45f6-9a4a-4b76a8564a2b

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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9a138e5f-df06-467c-89fe-c463f1c8216f

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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cb6f4733-bb82-4b6a-b957-1f5222e28e20

Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.3 - Feb 2009 CTP

Brief Description

SharePoint project and item templates for Visual Studio 2008 - VSeWSS 1.3 (Feb 2009 CTP)

Overview

This is the SharePoint developer tools for Visual Studio 2008. These tools are suitable for use with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It includes project and item templates for common SharePoint artifacts, it includes build, packaging and deployment for SharePoint solutions and it includes the SharePoint Solution Generator which creates a new Visual Studio 2008 project from a SharePoint site.
The tools provide item templates for List Definition, List Definition from Content Type, Content Type, Field Control, Web Part, Module, Root File, Template, Event Receiver, and List Instance. It provides project templates for Team Site Definition, Blank Site Definition, List Definition, Web Part and Empty. It works with Visual Basic .NET and C# languages and a comprehensive user guide is included. It does not include the SharePoint Workflow templates as they are built in with Visual Studio 2008.
New features in version 1.3 include:

  • Can be installed on x64 Server OS machines running SharePoint x64. Previously only x86 Server OS could be used
  • Separate build commands for package, deploy and retract are added as Visual Studio menu items
  • WSP View improvements for consistency of deleting feature elements, merging features and adding event receivers to features
  • Command line build, package and retract commands are included enabling continuous integration and build servers. Previously command line build of SharePoint projects was very difficult
  • Refactoring support for renaming of Web Parts. Previously renaming a web part required changes in several files in the project
  • Solution Generator can now generate solutions from publishing sites. Previously only regular sites could be generated
  • Allowing partial trust BIN deployments of web parts
  • New project item template for SharePoint RootFiles items
  • Deployment will now optionally remove conflicting existing features on the development server prior to redeployment. Previously any feature name conflicts would result in an error
  • Ancillary assemblies such as for business logic can now be added to the SharePoint Solution WSP
  • Hidden features related to Site Definition projects are now shown in WSP View. They are no longer hidden
  • For advanced users a fast deploy is included to update only the compiled assembly on the SharePoint development installation
  • Deployment step logging is included
  • The List Definition from Content Type template now allows for the creation of a List Definition Event Receiver
  • The User Guide is now installed with the extensions instead of being a separate download

This download is not supported by Microsoft support. We encourage you to visit the MSDN Forum for SharePoint Development to discuss it. This download is the February CTP of the 1.3 version. If you need the released version 1.2, please check the related downloads.

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Security, Policy & Compliance

Microsoft Dynamic IP Restrictions for IIS 7.0 - Beta (x86)

Brief Description

The Dynamic IP Restrictions Extension for IIS provides IT Professionals and Hosters a configurable module that helps mitigate or block Denial of Service Attacks or cracking of passwords through brute-force by temporarily blocking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of HTTP clients.

Overview

The Dynamic IP Restrictions Extension for IIS provides IT Professionals and Hosters a configurable module that helps mitigate or block Denial of Service Attacks or cracking of passwords through brute-force by temporarily blocking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of HTTP clients who follow a pattern that could be conducive to one of such attacks. This module can be configured such that the analysis and blocking could be done at the Web Server or the Web Site level. The module includes the following features:

  • Seamless integration into IIS 7.0 Manager.
  • Dynamically blocking of requests from IP address based on either of the following criteria:
    • The number of concurrent requests.
    • The number of requests over a period of time.
  • Support for static list of IPs that are permanently denied or allowed access to the Web Site.
  • Support for static list of Domain Names that are permanently denied or allowed access to the Web Site.
  • Blocking of requests can be configurable at the Web Site or Web Server level.
  • Configurable deny actions allows IT Administrators to specify what response would be returned to the client. The module support return status codes 403, 404 or blocking the requests entirely.
  • Logging of denied requests in W3C format.
  • Real-time display of currently blocked IP Addresses by using IIS Manager.
  • Support for IPv6 addresses.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=78a75004-42fb-4510-8525-b0bb5b33fc67

Microsoft Dynamic IP Restrictions for IIS 7.0 - Beta (x64)

Brief Description

The Dynamic IP Restrictions Extension for IIS provides IT Professionals and Hosters a configurable module that helps mitigate or block Denial of Service Attacks or cracking of passwords through brute-force by temporarily blocking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of HTTP clients.

Overview

The Dynamic IP Restrictions Extension for IIS provides IT Professionals and Hosters a configurable module that helps mitigate or block Denial of Service Attacks or cracking of passwords through brute-force by temporarily blocking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of HTTP clients who follow a pattern that could be conducive to one of such attacks. This module can be configured such that the analysis and blocking could be done at the Web Server or the Web Site level. The module includes the following features:

  • Seamless integration into IIS 7.0 Manager.
  • Dynamically blocking of requests from IP address based on either of the following criteria:
    • The number of concurrent requests.
    • The number of requests over a period of time.
  • Support for static list of IPs that are permanently denied or allowed access to the Web Site.
  • Support for static list of Domain Names that are permanently denied or allowed access to the Web Site.
  • Blocking of requests can be configurable at the Web Site or Web Server level.
  • Configurable deny actions allows IT Administrators to specify what response would be returned to the client. The module support return status codes 403, 404 or blocking the requests entirely.
  • Logging of denied requests in W3C format.
  • Real-time display of currently blocked IP Addresses by using IIS Manager.
  • Support for IPv6 addresses.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=937fba06-2338-4394-8c20-228806c498ed

Identity Lifecycle Management (ILM) Datasheet

Brief Description

This offering uses Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003 and best practices to simplify digital identity management and maintain data integrity.

Overview

This offering uses Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003 and best practices to simplify digital identity management and maintain data integrity.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=712704a6-82a9-4bd1-96c6-83b2c9522dfd

Security, Identity, and Access Management Datasheet

Brief Description

This offering provides an end-to-end security solution that allows you to move toward a dynamic IT infrastructure while ensuring better security integration, manageability, and efficiency.

Overview

This offering provides an end-to-end security solution that allows you to move toward a dynamic IT infrastructure while ensuring better security integration, manageability, and efficiency.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b53dee69-a3f9-4800-91a8-42c1b8b365db

Microsoft Online Services Sign In

Brief Description

Use this Sign In application to access Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Online Services Sign In application to sign in once and then access services any number of times during the sign-in session. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5c2ca866-4107-4ae5-98d5-76bf1b18ff87

Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

Brief Description

Monitor the Security Compliance State of Your IT Environment for Computers Running Windows
This toolkit series provides IT professionals with an end-to-end solution to help your organization plan, deploy, and monitor security baselines of Windows® operating systems and 2007 Microsoft® Office applications.

Overview

The Security Compliance Management Toolkit series builds on previous Solution Accelerators to provide you with expanded best practices and additional automation tools to help configure and deploy security settings for the following operating systems and applications: Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server® 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Vista® SP1, Windows XP® Professional SP3, and 2007 Microsoft Office SP1.
After deploying the security settings, you can verify the accuracy of the setting policies and monitor policy changes by applying one or more of 26 Configuration Packs using the desired configuration management (DCM) feature of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1.
This series includes the following toolkits:

  • Windows Server 2008 Security Compliance Management Toolkit
  • Windows Server 2003 Security Compliance Management Toolkit
  • Windows Vista Security Compliance Management Toolkit
  • Windows XP Security Compliance Management Toolkit
  • 2007 Microsoft Office Security Compliance Management Toolkit

Note: The GPOAccelerator tool is included with each toolkit download package.
Toolkit Components
Each of the Security Compliance Management Toolkits includes the following components:

  • Security guide. Each toolkit includes an updated version of a previously released security guides for either Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, or 2007 Microsoft Office. The guidance provides you with best practices and automated tools to help you plan and deploy your security baselines.
  • Attack Surface Reference workbook. A resource that lists the changes introduced as server roles are installed on computers running Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, for the toolkits specific to these operating systems.
  • Security Baseline Settings workbook. A resource that lists all of the prescribed settings for each of the preconfigured security baselines that the security guides recommend.
  • Security Baseline XML. XML files that allow your organization to consume the data defined in the security baseline settings workbooks.
  • GPOAccelerator tool. A tool that you can use to create all the Group Policy objects (GPOs) you need to deploy your chosen security configuration. This release also supports Windows Server 2003, and creating security configurations on machines not joined to a domain.
  • INF Files. INF files for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008.
  • Baseline Compliance Management Overview. The overview discusses best practices on how to monitor security baselines for Windows operating systems and Office applications.
  • DCM Configuration Pack User Guide. A step-by-step prescriptive user guide about how to use the Configurations Packs with the DCM feature in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1.
  • DCM Configuration Packs. The toolkit series includes 26 Configuration Packs.

Please direct questions and comments related to the DCM feature and the Configuration Packs to the Configuration Manager – Desired Configuration Management community forum on Microsoft TechNet.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at secwish@microsoft.com

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SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3.1

Brief Description

SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3.1

Overview

This is the release of the SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3.1. The tool helps engineers analyze the security of their systems to find and address design issues early in the software lifecycle.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a48cccb1-814b-47b6-9d17-1e273f65ae19

Defense in Depth: Securing Windows Server 2003 Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Defense in Depth: Securing Windows Server 2003 datasheet

Overview

This 3-day workshop covers security threats, countermeasures, and Windows Server 2003 strategies, tools and best practices for helping to comprehensively secure the servers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=af323f48-8134-4eba-b2e6-1f973dcb96a8

Creating a Systemized Approach to Regulatory Compliance at Microsoft

Brief Description

Detailed discussion of some of the processes and tools that the Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) group currently uses to systemize the approach of supporting regulatory compliance activities at Microsoft.

Overview

Detailed discussion of some of the processes and tools that the Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) group currently uses to systemize the approach of supporting regulatory compliance activities at Microsoft. Increased governmental oversight in recent years has resulted in new texts and requirements that affect organizations in a wide range of industries. To reduce the overhead of remaining compliant in the constantly evolving regulatory landscape, Microsoft is creating a holistic approach to regulatory compliance. This approach uses a framework of common security controls, unique tools for monitoring, and IT tools for tracking and reporting compliance.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=89f7b1ec-b04c-4ccc-b133-efaeeb038f41

Other

Microsoft Online Services Release Notes

Brief Description

Release Notes for the current version of Microsoft Online Services

Overview

Release Notes for the current version of Microsoft Online Services

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f297f10c-de9b-4c3e-8aa4-60d7f1baef55

Live Search Mobile for Windows Mobile 5.0

Brief Description

Live Search Mobile app for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices

Overview

Live Search app for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices. Quickly search for local businesses, get maps and directions, see latest traffic conditions, and even find local movie showtimes, wherever you are. Download now for your Windows Mobile 5.0 device.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=80f62ceb-cd9c-42df-bbce-6bbefeaf96bc

SLPS Protect Your Code

Brief Description

SLPS Protect Your Code

Overview

Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services Protect Your Code

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2c523699-0cad-4093-8c61-7ca49b1711ba

Live Search Mobile for Windows Mobile 6

Brief Description

Live Search app for Windows Mobile 6.0 devices.

Overview

Live Search app for Windows Mobile 6 devices. Quickly search for local businesses, get maps and directions, see latest traffic conditions, and even find local movie showtimes, wherever you are. Download now for your Windows Mobile 6 device.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0cadb896-8017-4e0f-8a40-16ae66bd185e

OEM Ready Audit Tool v1.5

Brief Description

OEM Ready Audit Tool v1.5

Overview

OEM Ready Audit Tool v1.5

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f7b00972-1699-412d-9bef-bdbdf69e6874

White Paper: SAMPLE - Performance and Scalability Assessment of Customer Implementation

Brief Description

This paper provides a sample final report on the results, conclusions, and recommendations from a performance and scalability assessment of a customer's implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Overview

Working closely with contacts in a variety of technical, support, and field roles, the MS CRM Engineering for Enterprise (E2) team receives documentation and resources from which the broader CRM community can benefit. This paper provides a sample final report on the results, conclusions, and recommendations from a performance and scalability assessment of a customer's implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The document provides details of the testing methodology and environment, as well as benchmark testing results. This sample report is intended to serve as a point of reference for other groups or teams that are or plan to perform similar performance and scalability assessments on customer implementations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e76d8916-81a6-4330-90ae-b24f8263fff8

Templates for Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook 2007

Brief Description

The Calendar Printing Assistant for Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a program that provides an easy way to print and customize Outlook 2007 calendar information. The files available on this page provide additional templates for use with the Calendar Printing Assistant.

Overview

The files available on this page provide additional templates for use with the Calendar Printing Assistant. The files available for download introduce the following templates:

  • Week_WeekList03.catx: This is a custom weekly agenda-view template for the Calendar Printing Assistant. This template draws a shaded box around each all-day event to distinguish them from the hourly appointments and make them easier to read. This new template can be found in the Week Templates group, named Week List 03.
  • Week_WeekDetails_01.catx: This is a custom weekly agenda-view template for the Calendar Printing Assistant. To maximize the amount of information shown on the page, this template removes extra formatting. This new template can be found in the Week Templates group, named Week List - Details

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a1ee753c-fbe3-4d4a-9bb3-cc46b242eafb

Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

Brief Description

List of weekly closing stock prices.

Overview

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

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

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