Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Unified Communications Adoption and Training Kit 2007 R2

· Enterprise Search: Permissions for Common Administrative Operations in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Search Server 2008

· Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Tool

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB967760)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB967760)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB967760)

· Voice Mail for Outlook

· Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Motorola Razr V3xx - U.S.)

· Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Motorola Razr V3xx)

· Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S40)

· Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 320X240 resolution)

· Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S40 - U.S.)

· Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 240X320 resolution)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB969058)

· Infrastructure Planning and Design

· Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Archive

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

· Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor

· Hypervisor Functional Specification

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional - System Center Add-In

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Add-In for Rack Server Virtualization (Virtual Rack)

· Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0

Solutions & Solution Development

· PerformancePoint Planning Server SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Starter Kit

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Extending Default Cubes for Virtual Companies

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Epicor Enterprise

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Forecaster

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Epicor iScala

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Ross iRenaissance

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage MAS 200 for SQL

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Thomson Elite

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage MAS 90 Providex 3.7

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - McKesson Pathways 9.0

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage PFW ERP

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage MAS 500

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage MAS 90 Providex 4.x

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Viewpoint

· Device Simulator 3.0 for Windows SideShow

· Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework 3.0

· Microsoft .NET Services Client Redist (March 2009 CTP)

· Microsoft Visual Studio International Pack 1.0 SR1

· Microsoft .NET Services SDK (March 2009 CTP)

· WHDC White Papers and Documentation

· IT Manager: Platform Solution Blueprint – Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management - English

· SharePoint Designer 2007

· MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft XML Core Services)

· Silverlight Advertising Creation Kit

· Video: SharePoint Designer 2007 (April 2009 Announcement)

· ASP.NET MVC 1.0

· Microsoft neXpert Performance Analysis Plugin

· Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5

· SQL Server 2005 Report Packs

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional WBS Modeler

· Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Hyper-V Security Guide

· Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5

Other

· UltracamX Technical Specifications

· Office SharePoint Server 2007: Five Ways SharePoint Can Save You Money

· Windows Live Writer Configuration File

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

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Unified Communications Adoption and Training Kit 2007 R2

Brief Description

Unified Communications Adoption and Training Kit 2007 R2

Overview

The Unified Communications Adoption and Training Kit for 2007 R2 provides guidance and resources for IT Pros, HelpDesk, and Trainers to speed adoption and usage of Unified Communications technologies in the enterprise. The kit includes Planning Checklists, Awareness materials, including Poster, Door Hangers, and E-mail samples, and User Education Materials such as Quick Reference Cards, Flash Cards, and links to Web-based Training.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=eb18d016-64f7-4aae-b491-65636a186c1a

Enterprise Search: Permissions for Common Administrative Operations in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Search Server 2008

Brief Description

Permissions for common administrative operations for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008

Overview

This poster illustrates permissions for common administrative operations for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008. Individual tables indicate the operations that can be completed by farm administrators, search administrators, SSP administrators, and site collection administrators.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=be1a9426-917f-4570-b16c-e7215796dd83

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Tool

Brief Description

Capacity planning and load simulation tool for Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Overview

The Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Toolkit provides a set of tools and documentation to simplify capacity planning for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The Capacity Planning Toolkit can be used as a complement to the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Planning Guide.
This release of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Toolkit contains tools and documentation to simplify your hardware planning, provide you with increased knowledge and best practices for performance tuning, and improve your ability to verify the performance of your intended Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployments.
The Capacity Planning Toolkit is intended for use by IT professionals in a test environment prior to production deployment. These tools should never be used against a live production environment.
The tools in this Toolkit are designed to be used with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 only. If you are searching for tools that work with Live Communications Server 2005, please download the Live Communications Server 2005 Capacity Planning Toolkit from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=107a5e83-ca59-4bcb-a3bc-27efd97a477d&displaylang=en

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f8cbddd6-7608-4bbe-9246-16e96c62bef4

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB967760)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the Mircosoft Amalga Image Delivery server may stop delivering images.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the Mircosoft Amalga Image Delivery server may stop delivering images. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8b71967d-4495-4257-a838-907b937a5b74

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB967760)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the Microsoft Amalga Image Delivery server may stop delivering images.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the Microsoft Amalga Image Delivery server may stop delivering images. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cdb75e16-a977-49d9-8f46-91517829f909

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB967760)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the Mircosoft Amalga Image Delivery server may stop delivering images.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which the Mircosoft Amalga Image Delivery server may stop delivering images. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ad07f4de-37e1-433f-b309-659f6737a646

Voice Mail for Outlook

Brief Description

This video shows you all of the new and exciting features that are found within Outlook voice mail.

Overview

If voice mail is enabled on your account, you will be able to listen to your voice mail from your mobile phone and read it in your Inbox. You’ll receive a text message on your phone to alert you that you have new voice mail and show you part of the voice message. You can also hear your e-mail and calendar information over the phone and manage them using your voice.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=20a25c7f-e833-418b-840f-add146f833f9

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Motorola Razr V3xx - U.S.)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones, enabling users to participate in one-to-one or multiparty IM conversations. In addition, Communicator Mobile for Java provides the capability for users to search for colleagues in the enterprise, providing contact detail information such as location, designation and listed telephone numbers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=977f0a88-332c-4d6d-80e0-4dfeb5dbe7ec

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Motorola Razr V3xx)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones, enabling users to participate in one-to-one or multiparty IM conversations. In addition, Communicator Mobile for Java provides the capability for users to search for colleagues in the enterprise, providing contact detail information such as location, designation and listed telephone numbers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cd911469-0010-44e3-8eed-684f2ab1534c

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S40)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones, enabling users to participate in one-to-one or multiparty IM conversations. In addition, Communicator Mobile for Java provides the capability for users to search for colleagues in the enterprise, providing contact detail information such as location, designation and listed telephone numbers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=60c8f472-43e4-4201-a3f9-3b756b25f56c

Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 320X240 resolution)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones, enabling users to participate in one-to-one or multiparty IM conversations. In addition, Communicator Mobile for Java provides the capability for users to search for colleagues in the enterprise, providing contact detail information such as location, designation and listed telephone numbers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dcb3ae06-ed5f-4430-943c-3445709c2801

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S40 - U.S.)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones, enabling users to participate in one-to-one or multiparty IM conversations. In addition, Communicator Mobile for Java provides the capability for users to search for colleagues in the enterprise, providing contact detail information such as location, designation and listed telephone numbers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=17902b8d-e3d1-48da-8483-2e785275506e

Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 240X320 resolution)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides presence enabled communication through IM on Java-based mobile phones, enabling users to participate in one-to-one or multiparty IM conversations. In addition, Communicator Mobile for Java provides the capability for users to search for colleagues in the enterprise, providing contact detail information such as location, designation and listed telephone numbers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1feeab9b-02fc-44cf-99b4-75782c6e139a

Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB969058)

Brief Description

This update resolves an issue discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 969058. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Overview

This update resolves an issue discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 969058. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bc0fed19-fe8c-41f6-aa6b-713ccc1d9885

Infrastructure Planning and Design

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

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

The guides are available as individual downloads or as a single all-in-one package.
Note Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios is available as an individual download only.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at SATfdbk@microsoft.com

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Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Release History:

  • 3/23/2007 - Initial Release, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 12/21/2007 - updated version 6.0.6247.5
  • 3/31/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6278.8
  • 10/29/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6441.0, which introduced SQL Server 2008 support in addition to other new features and fixes. Refer to the MP guide for a complete list of changes.
  • 12/3/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6460.0, fixed an issue with the database discovery script to prevent overflows
  • 3/31/2009 - Updated version 6.0.6569.0, which provided a number of fixes. Refer to the MP guide for more details.

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Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Archive

Brief Description

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. The support status of earlier versions is outlined here.

Overview

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1 is the latest supported version of MDT, formerly known as Business Desktop Deployment (BDD).
Click here to download MDT 2008 Update 1.
These versions of MDT and BDD are no longer available for download but are still supported by Microsoft at this time:

  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008, March 2008 release
  • Microsoft Deployment, November 2007 release
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Update 2, March 2008 release

These versions of BDD are retired and are no longer supported by Microsoft:

  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Patch 1, May 2007 release
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007, January 2007 release
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2.5, August 2005 release

For more information on Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, see Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on TechNet.
Send requests, questions, or feedback to us directly at SATfdbk@microsoft.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=02a2605d-51e8-469f-be4a-1dd2af580502

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor

Brief Description

Enables system administrators to view and evaluate individual users' usage and experience with Microsoft Exchange Server.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor to gather real-time data to better understand current client usage patterns, and to plan for future work. Administrators can view several items, including IP addresses used by clients, versions and modes of Microsoft Office Outlook, and resources such as CPU usage, server-side processor latency, and total latency for network and processing with Outlook 2003 version MAPI.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9a49c22e-e0c7-4b7c-acef-729d48af7bc9

Hypervisor Functional Specification

Brief Description

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
This document is the top-level functional specification (TLFS) of the first-generation Microsoft hypervisor. It specifies the externally-visible behavior. The document assumes familiarity with the goals of the project and the high-level hypervisor architecture.

Overview

This document is the top-level functional specification (TLFS) of the first-generation Microsoft hypervisor. It specifies the externally visible behavior of the Microsoft hypervisor, a component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Windows Server virtualization. The document assumes familiarity with the goals of the project and the high-level hypervisor architecture.
This specification is provided under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise. For further details on the Microsoft Open Specification Promise, please refer to: http://www.microsoft.com/interop/osp/default.mspx.
The Hypervisor Functional Specifications document specifies the externally visible behavior of the Microsoft hypervisor, a component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Windows Server virtualization. The specifications can be used to understand the functions of the hypervisor and implement a compatible solution.
Specification Outline
The following is the outline of the information contained in the complete Hypervisor Functional Specification:

  • Introduction
  • Basic Data Types, Concepts and Notation
  • Feature and Interface Discovery
  • Hypercall Interface
  • Partition Management
  • Physical Hardware Management
  • Resource Management
  • Guest Physical Address Spaces
  • Intercepts
  • Virtual Processor Management
  • Virtual Processor Execution
  • Virtual MMU and Caching
  • Virtual Interrupt Control
  • Inter-Partition Communication
  • Timers
  • Message Formats
  • Partition Save and Restore
  • Scheduler
  • Event Logging
  • Guest Debugging Support
  • Statistics
  • Booting
  • Appendix

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Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional - System Center Add-In

Brief Description

Visio Add-In for System Center allows IT professionals to visualize data from the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) by generating the diagrams for each machine configured for it.

Overview

In Microsoft Visio 2007® diagrams, appropriate data can be attached to the shapes depending on the nature and domain of the diagrams. Visio Add-In for System Center allows IT professionals to visualize data from the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) by generating the diagrams for each machine configured for it. The Add-In allows filtering of data, automatic generation of diagrams and an automatic refresh of the associated data.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=33a8efde-d72f-4bbb-a353-a1f2833fd2d5

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Add-In for Rack Server Virtualization (Virtual Rack)

Brief Description

Rack Server Virtualization Add-in provides the capability to pull the rack-server data either from an Excel spread sheet or from the user and render the Visio diagram.

Overview

This amazing Add-in from Microsoft® Office Visio® 2007 Professional helps you plan virtualization.
With over 70% of server hardware being under-utilized, this very valuable tool can draw a clear picture of your hardware utilization. This tool auto-generates the diagram of your rack and provides clear server details from a linked Excel template. Analyze your racks and servers using WMI or get the utilization data over time using the Operations Manager connection.
Use the virtualization button to see the before and after detailed diagram of your racks. See clearly where you have the opportunity to save on space and power.
See the power of Data Visualization at work with this Add-in For Visio 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3250331a-0116-4064-92d1-50b9b0727b75

Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0

Brief Description

MOF 4.0 is practical guidance for IT organizations. With the release of version 4.0, MOF now reflects a single, comprehensive IT service lifecycle—it helps IT professionals connect service management principles to everyday IT tasks and activities and ensures alignment between IT and the business.

Overview

Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0. MOF 4.0 is designed to help IT professionals quickly access useful, relevant content. It contains practical guidance—not just theory—and its streamlined approach makes it possible to use either the entire framework or one process from a particular service management function (SMF).
MOF Job Aids. These templates, worksheets, and tools help IT pros apply MOF 4.0 guidance to specific scenarios and challenges.
IT Pro Quick Start Kit. Save time and money by learning more about MOF 4.0. The IT Pro Quick Start Kit gives an overview of MOF 4.0 and provides the tools to start using it today. The kit includes links to presentations and data sheets, information on MOF, compliance, and training and certification, ready-to-use graphics, and supporting materials.
To learn more, visit www.microsoft.com/MOF.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at mof@microsoft.com.

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Solutions & Solution Development

PerformancePoint Planning Server SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Starter Kit

Brief Description

Step-by-step directions detailing the recommended data import package steps in a typical PerformancePoint Planning Server application

Overview

This document includes step-by-step directions detailing the recommended data import package steps in a typical PerformancePoint Planning Server application. It provides a starter Visual Studio 2005 Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) 2005 solution including a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) project with two files which can be used as the starting point for Dimension and Fact data load packages. The Dimension data is set up to source from an Excel file, and the fact data package sources from a SQL Server database called CustomerDataScrubbed. BizCorp is a sample Performance Point Planning application used as the destination. You must change your database connections, package variables and configuration file settings to be appropriate for the packages to work in your environment. Those steps are covered by this document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=05e2b2c7-3dbd-4b91-a9b1-7aa6cb876635

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Extending Default Cubes for Virtual Companies

Brief Description

This document describes the steps to take to configure default cubes to allow aggregation across entities when using virtual companies.

Overview

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, you can establish virtual companies to share information across multiple companies set up within one installation. However, the default cubes do not have a relationship with the Global Address Book to facilitate the aggregation across entities that is common among companies in a virtual company.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=86da8b20-9d96-47e6-821c-802da5053a55

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Epicor Enterprise

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=eda7b1e5-b43f-45e7-bbb8-00e8ddf36505

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Forecaster

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bb49b585-9f66-4a4b-a088-9b035bd28912

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Epicor iScala

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a9067930-0701-4537-8b07-579d607a82a2

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Ross iRenaissance

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f160dc49-da2a-4b3a-8808-9baecf222334

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage MAS 200 for SQL

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9f90b63f-8e72-4430-8c8f-1f6c91181078

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Thomson Elite

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=24b3ecba-2bf8-4815-a8f2-eff975b157f8

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage MAS 90 Providex 3.7

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=333a0a09-676c-4040-bf14-06030e2b3cc7

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - McKesson Pathways 9.0

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ad14bba1-7f74-4292-872e-99d4ac613a2d

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage PFW ERP

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=03257378-26d1-4dfa-b85d-816d188f21ef

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage MAS 500

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=320cbb7b-6fd1-4ee5-9225-7b00eccb50e2

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Sage MAS 90 Providex 4.x

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c12ed882-4a50-48f8-b1fd-d1413c1b04bf

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Viewpoint

Brief Description

Microsoft FRx works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to help you get specific reports to decision-makers who need them, when they need them. Its financial analysis capabilities can help boost business intelligence across your company.

Overview

Microsoft FRx is an industry-leading, automated financial reporting and analysis application for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. It is licensed by more than 130,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx helps you to create the kind of financial reports your organization requires, when you want them, with the detail and flexibility you need to stay on top of the trends in your business. This means everyone can work more efficiently; you can close the books faster, and distribute critical financial information more effectively. Even more important, Microsoft FRx helps finance departments contribute more strategically to the success of their organizations by helping to enable stronger financial thinking and better-informed decisions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=72db4750-6dcf-41e4-be3f-e7515f96a430

Device Simulator 3.0 for Windows SideShow

Brief Description

This download allows developers to test their Windows SideShow gadgets without a SideShow-compatible device. Version 3.0 includes touch-based and button-based user interfaces.

Overview

This download allows developers to test their Windows SideShow gadgets without a SideShow-compatible device. Version 3.0 includes touch-based and button-based user interfaces. These user interfaces are provided for Windows SideShow-compatible devices that are built on the .NET Micro Framework by using the Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework 3.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e0162d32-3253-4a4f-8f97-cc4a69f773ac

Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework 3.0

Brief Description

Download the SDK to develop firmware for Windows SideShow-compatible devices that run on the .NET Micro Framework 3.0.

Overview

Windows SideShow is a Windows Vista and Windows 7 feature that enables users to display information from their PCs on auxiliary displays.
Developers can build SideShow-compatible devices by using the Windows SideShow Device SDK on the .NET Micro Framework 3.0. The Windows SideShow Device SDK includes samples and assemblies for the following:
• A touch-based user interface for resolutions of 240x320 through 640x480
• Button-based user interface for a resolution of 240x320 in landscape or portrait orientation
• USB, Bluetooth, and DPWS connectivity
The Device Simulator 3.0 for Windows SideShow is also included.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6fd1f602-7afe-43d8-9c97-f16e3296a95e

Microsoft .NET Services Client Redist (March 2009 CTP)

Brief Description

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

Overview

This redist includes API libraries required for running applications that use Microsoft .NET Services.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4eff38b3-fca0-4940-a014-461631152e5d

Microsoft Visual Studio International Pack 1.0 SR1

Brief Description

The Visual Studio International Pack contains a set of class libraries designed to help .NET developers create world-ready applications. SR1 contains bug fixes for the Japanese Kana Conversion Library and the Japanese Yomi Auto-completion Library.

Overview

The Visual Studio International Pack contains a set of class libraries designed for .NET developers to create world-ready applications. The Visual Studio International Pack 1.0 release provides the following seven components to enhance the globalization features provided by .NET Framework.

  • East Asia Numeric Formatting Library - Format numeric data into Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean capital style string.
  • Japanese Kana Conversion Library - Convert one Kana character set to another character representation in Japanese.
  • Japanese Text Alignment Library - Enable applications to render strings in Japanese-specific alignment style.
  • Japanese Yomi Auto-Completion Library - Provide class library and TextBox control sample that support Japanese IME-aware auto-complete.
  • Korean Auto Complete TextBox Control - Provide TextBox control that supports auto-complete and the Intellisense feature with Korean input.
  • Simplified Chinese Pin-Yin Conversion Library - Retrieve Simplified Chinese characters' properties such as polyphone, homophone, Pinyin or number of strokes.
  • Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese Conversion Library and Add-In Tool - Convert text in Traditional Chinese into Simplified Chinese or vice versa. This component also includes an add-in tool to the in VS IDE that can convert between Simplified and Traditional Chinese resource files.

The SR1 release fixes bugs in the Japanese Kana Conversion Library and the Japanese Yomi Auto-Completion Library. Other libraries are unchanged.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=44cac7f0-633b-477d-aed2-99aee642fc10

Microsoft .NET Services SDK (March 2009 CTP)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8d1d1d5e-1332-4186-b33f-26d053759e49

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

IT Manager: Platform Solution Blueprint – Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management - English

Brief Description
Overview

This printable graphic poster illustrates where Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management technologies fit in the IT manager’s environment. With this poster IT managers can easily see the relative relationships of the critical solution patterns for Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management and learn how they fit together. IT managers also learn about the stages of Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management adoption as well as how a platform aligned solution contributes to the success of their IT infrastructure.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=67265fd6-b95b-425e-a07f-be95148ab649

SharePoint Designer 2007

Brief Description

SHAREPOINT DESIGNER 2007 IS NOW FREE! Be sure to watch the video in the "Related Resources" below to learn more about details and future direction. Office SharePoint Designer 2007 provides the powerful tools you need to deliver compelling and attractive SharePoint sites and quickly build workflow-enabled applications and reporting tools on the SharePoint platform, all in an IT-managed environment.

Overview

SHAREPOINT DESIGNER 2007 IS NOW FREE! Learn more about these changes and future direction. Watch the Q&A video located in the "Related Resources" section below.
Office SharePoint Designer 2007 provides the powerful tools you need to deliver compelling and attractive SharePoint sites and quickly build workflow-enabled applications and reporting tools on the SharePoint platform, all in an IT-managed environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=baa3ad86-bfc1-4bd4-9812-d9e710d44f42

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft XML Core Services)

Brief Description

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is a complete replacement of MSXML 4.0, MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). MSXML 4.0 SP3 provides a number of security and reliability bug fixes.

Overview

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is a complete replacement of MSXML 4.0, MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). MSXML 4.0 SP3 provides a number of security and reliability bug fixes. Support will end for MSXML 4.0 SP2 in 4/13/2010. For more information about MSXML 4.0 SP3 see the release notes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7f6c0cb4-7a5e-4790-a7cf-9e139e6819c0

Silverlight Advertising Creation Kit

Brief Description

This document discusses in detail several aspects of creating ads using Silverlight 2.

Overview

This document discusses in detail several aspects of creating ads using Silverlight 2. It covers topics such as general ad creation, tracking actions, ad synchronization, and expandable ads. All information in this document targets Silverlight 2, which is the recommended ad format over Silverlight 1.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0d7c2850-8253-4254-a7c5-214dcfd2768a

Video: SharePoint Designer 2007 (April 2009 Announcement)

Brief Description

SharePoint Designer 2007
Learn more about the changes we announced in April 2009 related to SharePoint Designer 2007

Overview

In this video, Tom Rizzo (Sr. Director of Product Management for SharePoint) and J.R. Arredondo (Sr. Product Manager for SharePoint Platform and Tools) discuss the strategy and details behind the changes Microsoft has implemented to SharePoint Designer 2007, as well as details on upcoming events.
Once you have watched the video, download SharePoint Designer 2007 for free.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=901f0335-63da-4e9c-bfbe-4ed22a92d276

ASP.NET MVC 1.0

Brief Description

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime.

Overview

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime. This means that developers can take advantage of the MVC design patterns to create their Web Applications which includes the ability to achieve and maintain a clear separation of concerns (the UI or view from the business and application logic and backend data), as well as facilitate test driven development (TDD). The ASP.NET MVC framework defines a specific pattern to the Web Application folder structure and provides a controller base-class to handle and process requests for “actions”. Developers can take advantage of the specific Visual Studio 2008 MVC templates within this release to create their Web applications, which includes the ability to select a specific Unit Test structure to accompany their Web Application development.
The MVC framework is fully extensible at all points, allowing developers to create sophisticated structures that meet their needs, including for example Dependency Injection (DI) techniques, new view rendering engines or specialized controllers.
As the ASP.NET MVC framework is built on ASP.NET 3.5, developers can take advantage of many existing ASP.NET 3.5 features, such as localization, authorization, Profile etc.n

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=53289097-73ce-43bf-b6a6-35e00103cb4b

Microsoft neXpert Performance Analysis Plugin

Brief Description

neXpert is a Fiddler add-on which helps identify common web performance issues.

Overview

neXpert is an add-on to Fiddler which automates the classic performance best practice checks and produces a HTML report on the issues found in a Fiddler capture. neXpert adds the ability to insert step markers in Fiddler sessions to associate network objects together (create transactions). Using these steps, neXpert looks for performance issues and generates a HTML report based on the findings. A TCP model provided by Microsoft Research as well as a rudimentary algorithm to mimic web browser is used to generate response time predictions (Still considered Beta). More information can be found at the neXpert blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/nexpert/.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5975da52-8ce6-48bd-9b3c-756a625024bb

Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5

Brief Description

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.5 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7, Windows Vista®, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows® Internet Explorer® in your environment.

Overview

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Windows 7 RC and Windows Vista® operating system and which require further testing. ACT helps customers lower their costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize their applications, and deploy Windows more quickly.
You can use the ACT features to:

  • Verify an application's compatibility with a new version of the Windows operating system, or a Windows Update, including determining your risk assessment.
  • Become involved in the ACT Community, including sharing your risk assessment with other ACT users.
  • Test your Web applications and Web sites for compatibility with new releases and security updates to the Windows® Internet Explorer® Internet browser.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971

SQL Server 2005 Report Packs

Brief Description

These free report packs will simplify your report tasks, improve your business visibility and speed your decision making.

Overview

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is a comprehensive, server-based reporting solution designed to help you author, manage, and deliver both paper-based, ad hoc, and interactive Web-based reports.
Each report pack consists of a set of predefined reports, a sample database, a readme file, and an End User License Agreement (EULA). You can use these sample reports as templates to quickly author and distribute new interactive reports.
Note: The software is licensed "as-is." It is not supported, and you bear the risk of using it. Microsoft gives no express warranties, guarantees, or conditions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d81722ce-408c-4fb6-a429-2a7ecd62f674

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional WBS Modeler

Brief Description

Visio 2007 Pro WBS Modeler
Visio 2007 WBS Modeler improves the project planning process by generating Project Plans from a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) using a graphical representation of elements.

Overview

The Visio WBS Modeler (WBS Modeler in the following) is intended to improve the project planning process by giving the opportunity to generate Project Plans from a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) using a graphical representation of elements. A WBS structure is a hierarchical representation of the elements and sub-elements in a project (Step by step instructions and screen shot images available in WBS Modeler User Guide.pdf). The WBS Modeler can either be used to visualize and edit an existing project plan or to create a new project plan in Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional and then export it to Microsoft Office Project (2003+) to carry out the next planning steps. The Application enables effective integration of Visio with Microsoft Office Project. It provides an approach to visually and graphically create, edit and modify project plans using Visio. The WBS Modeler offers the ability to manage project elements in a graphical view, as well as offering functionality to layout a WBS in Visio. The WBS can be exported back to Microsoft Office Project into a new project plan. It is also possible to update an existing plan. However this update process is limited to deleting, renaming or adding elements. Moving elements is not supported at the current stage. To organize the structure within a WBS Modeler the outline code from Microsoft Office Project is utilized.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=34c28a49-e14c-4a7d-8d49-90061fe08ab4

Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0

Brief Description

Download the SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0, 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 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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=99b21b65-e98f-4a61-b811-19912601fdc9

Security, Policy & Compliance

Hyper-V Security Guide

Brief Description

This Solution Accelerator provides instructions and recommendations to help strengthen the security of computers running the Hyper-V role on Windows Server® 2008. It covers three core topics: hardening Hyper-V, delegating virtual machine management, and protecting virtual machines.

Overview

This Solution Accelerator consists of a security guide and an overview packaged in a .zip file format. The security guide is a Word document intended for IT and security professionals. It includes three chapters that discuss methods and best practices that will help to secure a Hyper-V environment. The overview is a two page description of the security guide and other virtualization Solution Accelerators that are available. Brief descriptions follow for each of the chapters in the security guide.
Chapter 1: Hardening Hyper-V This chapter provides prescriptive guidance for hardening the Hyper-V role. It discusses several best practices for installing and configuring Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 server with a focus on security. These best practices include measures for reducing the attack surface of a server running Hyper-V and recommendations for properly configuring secure network and storage devices.
Chapter 2: Delegating Virtual Machine Management This chapter discusses several available methods for delegating virtual machine management so that virtual machine administrators only have the minimum permissions they require. It describes common delegation scenarios, and includes detailed steps to guide you through using Authorization Manager (AzMan) and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM 2008) to separate virtual machine administrators from virtualization host administrators.
Chapter 3: Protecting Virtual Machines This chapter provides prescriptive guidance for securing virtual machine resources. It discusses best practices and includes detailed steps for protecting virtual machines by using a combination of file system permissions, encryption, and auditing. Also included are resources for hardening and updating the operating system instances running within your virtual machines.
To view this accelerator online at TechNet click here.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at secwish@microsoft.com

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2220624b-a562-4e79-aa69-a7b3dffdd090

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

Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5

Brief Description

The Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5 installs the Windows Live ID online provider for Windows 7. This provider enables linking a Windows Live ID to a Windows 7 user account.

Overview

The Windows Live™ ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5 installs the Windows Live ID online provider for Windows® 7. By making it possible to link a Windows Live ID to a Windows 7 user account, this online provider helps enable Windows 7 applications to deliver great features like sharing documents, pictures, music, and video.
Benefits
Through the online provider, the Sign-in Assistant helps a Windows 7 application running on one computer identify and communicate with other computers that are associated with the same Windows Live ID. Just by linking your Windows Live ID to the user account on each Windows 7 computer you own, you enable those computers to identify each other and work together more easily than has been possible in the past. Applications can take advantage of this capability to support scenarios as in the following example: On his homegroup, Bob wants to share certain documents with his wife but not with his kids. Simply by specifying his wife’s Windows Live ID user name, Bob can give his wife exclusive permission to access documents on his computer.
The Sign-in Assistant will also turn on new features for users of Windows Live ID services. Stay tuned to the Windows Live ID blog for future announcements.
Downloading the Sign-in Assistant means you agree to the privacy statement and Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5 License Agreement. You'll get future updates to the Sign-in Assistant and other Microsoft programs from Microsoft Update.
Privacy statement
Microsoft Update Information

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5e193cfe-f45a-4e29-b6b7-984e7802c639

Other

UltracamX Technical Specifications

Brief Description

UltracamX Technical Specifications

Overview

UltracamX Technical Specifications that includes image product specifications and digital camera technical data.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bc9b7ca7-d7a1-49f5-93d8-d5bd1ab3c81a

Office SharePoint Server 2007: Five Ways SharePoint Can Save You Money

Brief Description

The paper focuses on five specific ways in which SharePoint Products and Technologies can save you money.

Overview

In this paper, we look at how Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies can help you to reduce TCO and maximize ROI for your enterprise solutions. SharePoint Products and Technologies provide a comprehensive suite of features in all areas of information management, and can enable you to consolidate all your enterprise solutions into a single, manageable platform. Many of the world's leading companies, such as MTV and the Bank of America, are already realizing benefits from the adoption of these technologies. The paper focuses on five specific ways in which SharePoint Products and Technologies can save you money. When you adopt SharePoint Products and Technologies in your organization, you can: • Reduce IT costs and complexity • Reduce development costs • Simplify management and training • Improve employee productivity • Enhance the effectiveness of customer service and sales teams

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Windows Live Writer Configuration File

Brief Description

Configuration file for Windows Live Writer.

Overview

Configuration file for Windows Live Writer

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Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

Brief Description

List of weekly closing stock prices.

Overview

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

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