Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Release Notes

· Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

· Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

· System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer Update 1

· Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Documentation

· System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Internet Information Services 7.0 Monitoring support

· Microsoft Office SharePoint Online

· Microsoft Exchange Online Standard

· Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (x64) VHD

· Exchange Server 2007 Planning

· STRACE is a socket/SSL tracer designed to generate LOG for Internet Explorer

· Office Communications Server 2007 R2 VHD

· Linux Integration Components for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

· Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 967673

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional - System Center Operations Manager & System Center Configuration Manager Add-In

· Microsoft Online Dedicated Service Descriptions

· Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

· Exchange Server 2003: Troubleshooting Datasheet

Solutions & Solution Development

· Mix It Up: Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4.0

· Best Practices for Migrating to Project Server 2007

· Agent Communications Panel for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0, April 2009

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007, April 2009

· Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1

· Open XML Format SDK 2.0

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor, April 2009

· SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, April 2009

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies, April 2009

· Microsoft Project Code Named “Velocity” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3)

· Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

· Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5

· IT Manager: Platform Solution Blueprint – Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner_Dell

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner_HP

· ACF Contact Sheet

· Application Compatibility Factory (ACF) Partner Presence

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner_Infosys

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner_Wipro

· Application Compatibility Factory What When and How - English

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner_TCS

· Application Compatibility Factory Summary Sheet - English

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner Sogeti

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner_Satyam

· WHDC White Papers and Documentation

· Azure Services Training Kit - April Update

· SQL Server 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1 - CTP

· SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 - CTP

· Microsoft Windows Server Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· What is Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ?

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

· Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Technical Overview

· ASP.NET MVC 1.0

· ALM Resources

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Made2Manage

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Financial DataMart (FDM) 6.0

· Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Microsoft Office Outlook

· HTTPREPLAY is a SOCKTRC plugin allowing to analyze and replay HTTP traffic

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - FRL 1.3

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - McKesson Pathways 3.8

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Flexi International

· Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Firestream Ascend

· Microsoft Silverlight Installation Experience White Paper and Sample Code (Apr 2009)

· MapPoint Web Service Software Development Kit (SDK) version 4.7

· Virtual Earth Web Services SDK 1.0

· Virtual Earth Map Control SDK 6.2

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 6 (July - December 2008)

· Deploying Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 with Windows Small Business Server 2008

Other

· Microsoft Unified Communications Training and Adoption 2007/2007 R2 User Awareness and Training Materials

· Quick Reference Card for Communicator Mobile for Java

· Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Quick Reference for Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant

· Microsoft Office ScreenTip Language (64-bit)

· Windows Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List

· Virtual Earth 3D (Beta)

· Xbox.com Game Downloads

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

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

· Microsoft Government Podcasts

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Release Notes

Brief Description

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Release Notes for server, clients, and devices.
These documents contain important information that you should know before you deploy and use Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and clients.

Overview

These documents contain important information that you should know before you deploy and use Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 clients. The following files are available for download:

  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Release Notes (Office_Communications_Server_2007_R2_Relnotes.htm)
  • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Release Notes (Office_Communicator_2007_R2_Relnotes.htm)
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Release Notes (Office_Communications_Server_2007_R2_Group_Chat_Relnotes.htm)
  • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition Release Notes (Office_Communicator_2007_R2_Phone_Edition_Relnotes.htm)
  • Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java Release Notes (Office_Communicator_Mobile_for_Java_Relnotes.htm)
  • Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Windows Mobile Release Notes (Office_Communicator_Mobile_for_Windows_Mobile_Relnotes.htm)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=60a6d84a-29c5-472b-bb3e-6caa39b745ed

Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 Management Pack helps you manage Microsoft SharePoint environments of all sizes.

Overview

This Management Pack monitors the health state of the components in your SharePoint environment that affect performance and availability. When there is an issue that may cause service or performance degradation, Operations Manager 2007 uses the Management Pack to detect the issue, alert you to its existence, and facilitate diagnosis and corrective actions.
Feature Summary:
The management pack monitors:

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 related services (Timer, Tracing and Search)
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 related Events
  • Web server applications such as Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • IIS-related Events
  • Microsoft SQL Server database-related events
  • WSS Server performance

Release History:

  • 12/13/2007 - Original release, version 1.0.0.46
  • 4/7/2009 - Updated release, version 6.0.6542.0. Please refer to Management Pack Guide for details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6803aa1d-0578-4d7d-bc2f-9600f0440d92

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Management Pack helps you manage Microsoft SharePoint environments of all sizes.

Overview

This Management Pack monitors the health state of the components in your SharePoint environment that affect performance and availability. When there is an issue that may cause service or performance degradation, Operations Manager 2007 uses the Management Pack to detect the issue, alert you to its existence, and facilitate diagnosis and corrective actions.
Feature Bullet Summary:
The monitored components include:

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007-related services (Single Sign On, Load Balancer, Launcher and Search)
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007-related Events
  • IIS-related Events
  • Microsoft SQL Server database-related events
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server performance

Release History:

  • 12/13/2007 - Original release, version 1.0.0.46
  • 4/7/2009 - Updated Management Pack Guide and Management Pack, version 6.0.6542.0. Please refer to the Management Pack Guide for details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=626252c5-ad59-4842-9c6f-6ed24b6b1426

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

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Documentation

Brief Description

Use this page to find technical documentation to help you understand, plan, deploy, and operate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 servers.

Overview

The full set of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation is contained in the download file named Communications_Server_2007_R2_Documentation.chm.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e9f86f96-aa09-4dca-9088-f64b4f01c703

System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Internet Information Services 7.0 Monitoring support

Brief Description

This QFE updates the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Agent to allow it to monitor Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services 7.0 Servers.

Overview

This QFE updates the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Agent to allow it to monitor Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services 7.0 Servers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f82ef6b3-a08e-4295-b9e3-fb78a74aefa8

Microsoft Office SharePoint Online

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft Exchange Online Standard

Brief Description

Service Description for Microsoft Exchange Online Standard
Microsoft® Exchange Online is a hosted enterprise messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Exchange Online services include advanced e-mail features as well as calendaring, contact, and task management capabilities. This white paper describes the services and features that are included with the Standard offering of Exchange Online.

Overview

Microsoft® Exchange Online is a hosted enterprise messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Exchange Online helps give your business the e-mail security it demands, your employees the e-mail access want, and your IT staff the operational efficiency it needs. The service uses the knowledge of Microsoft products, best practices developed with customers and partners, and our global infrastructure to deliver a world-class, mission-critical service.
Exchange Online services include advanced e-mail features as well as calendaring, contact, and task management capabilities. Exchange Online also provides built-in spam control and virus scanning to reduce common security risks that are associated with e-mail files.
This white paper is intended for company decision-makers and describes the services and features that are included with the Standard offering of Exchange Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6bef06c7-3ae6-40a7-a78e-eea670b4f605

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (x64) VHD

Brief Description

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (64-bit edition) for 60 days.

Overview

Download this fully configured virtual machine of the latest release of Exchange Server 2007 SP1. Evaluate the new capabilities of Exchange Server 2007 SP1, which deliver the advanced protection your company demands, the anywhere access people throughout your organization want, and the operational efficiency you need.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=db31866c-2cd5-4610-8505-5f2572248618

Exchange Server 2007 Planning

Brief Description

This document provides guidance on planning for the supported Exchange 2007 organization models. Information is also provided to help plan for the use of Active Directory directory service and Exchange 2007 server roles. A planning checklist is included.

Overview

This document provides guidance on planning for the supported Microsoft Exchange 2007 organization models (Simple, Standard, Large, and Complex). In addition, information is provided to help plan for the use of Active Directory directory service and Exchange 2007 server roles (Client Access, Edge Transport, Hub Transport, Mailbox, and Unified Messaging). A planning checklist is included.
Important:
This document is a planning-specific compilation of several Exchange 2007 Help topics and is provided as a convenience for customers who want to view the topics in print format. To read the most up-to-date planning topics, visit the Exchange Server 2007 Library.

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STRACE is a socket/SSL tracer designed to generate LOG for Internet Explorer

Brief Description

STRACE is a socket/SSL tracer designed to generate LOG for Internet Explorer.

Overview

STRACE is a socket/SSL tracer that is based on the "detours" utility. The tool has been specifically designed to generate LOG for Internet Explorer but it can be used with many other applications.
Using STRACE with Internet Explorer is equivalent to use a (non full) debug build of WININET.DLL to generate a WININET LOG. The STRACE LOG contains clear text HTTP traffic (with socket information) and encrypted/decrypted SSL data.
From the STRACE LOG, you can "replay" a full navigation scenario using the HTTPREPLAY tool. This can be useful to reproduce a problem or browse web sites offline...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f5ec767f-27f2-4fb3-90a5-4bf0d5f4810a

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 VHD

Brief Description

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 for 60 days.

Overview

Start evaluating Office Communications Server today. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers streamlined communications for your users so they can find and communicate with the right person, right now, from the applications they use most (like Office Outlook).
Note:
1. This trial software is intended for evaluation purposes only.
2. There is no product support for this trial. You are welcome to share your trial experience with others and to ask for advice by participating in the forums.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3bfe2fb6-493b-42d6-859e-eddddf04e2e8

Linux Integration Components for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Brief Description

A set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V.

Overview

When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide.
Driver support for synthetic devices: The Linux integration components include support for both the synthetic network controller and synthetic storage controller that have been developed specifically for Hyper-V. These components take advantage of the new high-speed bus, VMBus, which was developed for Hyper-V.
Hypercall adapter: The Hypercall adapter is a thin layer of software that translates the Xen-specific virtualization function calls from a Xen-enabled Linux kernel to Microsoft Hyper-V hypercalls. This results in improved performance for the Linux virtual machine.
Fastpath Boot Support: Boot devices now take advantage of the storage VSC to provide enhanced performance.

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Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 967673

Brief Description

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2.

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 is described in the Knowledge Base article 967673.

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Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional - System Center Operations Manager & System Center Configuration Manager Add-In

Brief Description

SCOM & SCCM Add-In
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 Online Dedicated Service Descriptions

Brief Description

Microsoft Online Services provides dedicated, enterprise-level hosted solutions for e-mail, collaboration, instant messaging and Web conferencing. Services are delivered from a highly reliable network of Microsoft data centers on servers systems dedicated to individual customer—enabling customers to use the latest productivity applications while reducing IT overhead.

Overview

Microsoft® Online Services offers dedicated hosting services for Microsoft productivity applications that are widely used by enterprise customers today. This set of documents provides service descriptions for the Microsoft® Exchange Online Dedicated messaging service, the Microsoft® SharePoint® Online Dedicated collaboration service, the Microsoft® Office Communications Online Dedicated instant messaging and communications service, and the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Web conferencing service. Other documents in the set describe Microsoft Online components related to these services.
Microsoft Online Services: What's New in Version 9.1—This document describes the new features and capabilities available in the current version 9.1 release of Microsoft Online services and products.
Microsoft Exchange Online Dedicated Service Description—Microsoft® Exchange Online Dedicated is a hosted enterprise messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The Exchange Online service provides a secure, reliable messaging environment that includes e-mail, shared calendar and Microsoft® Office Outlook® Web Access.
Microsoft SharePoint Online Dedicated Service Description—Microsoft® SharePoint® Online Dedicated offers flexible, Web-based tools and services to help users manage information and collaborate effectively with others. SharePoint Online is built on the rich capabilities of Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007.
Microsoft Office Communications Online Dedicated Service Description—Microsoft® Office Communications Online is a hosted, enterprise-class communications solution based on Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007. Office Communications Online provides organizations with real-time communications services, including instant messaging and audio and video conferencing. It also powers "presence" functionality.
Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Description—Microsoft® Office Live Meeting is an enterprise-class Web conferencing service that enables companies to engage customers through real-time meetings, training sessions and events presented over the Internet. Live Meeting operates on shared infrastructure, separate from Microsoft Online dedicated services. However, Microsoft Online provides consulting services to help companies efficiently adopt and begin using the Live Meeting service.
Microsoft SharePoint Online Custom Solutions Support—Microsoft Online supports custom and third-party solution deployment on the Microsoft® SharePoint® Online Dedicated platform. Organizations can develop and deploy SharePoint line-of-business applications to extend the functionality of SharePoint Online.
Microsoft Online Support Service Description—The Microsoft Online Support Services team helps customers set up Help Desk operations for its Microsoft Online services users. In addition, the support team provides a managed process for escalating user issues to Microsoft support teams.
Microsoft Online Service Continuity Management—Service continuity management focuses on the ability to restore subscribed services for Microsoft Online Services customers during a significant service outage. This document describes the common approach to service continuity management taken by Microsoft Online across all dedicated services.
Microsoft Online Service Level Management—Microsoft has established service level management processes that monitor service delivery metrics and proactively engage customers to resolve operational and performance issues with Microsoft Online services. In developing its approach to service level management, Microsoft Online has closely followed the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) concepts and techniques.
Microsoft Online Shared Services Description—The dedicated products from Microsoft Online run on an underlying common infrastructure and shared set of hosted services that provide high reliability, exceptional performance and enhanced security. This document describes the network architecture, directory model, Active Directory® authentication services, security management services and other system features and processes.

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Brief Description

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit is a tool that makes it easy for you to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. It includes the features previously provided with the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Solution Accelerator.

Overview

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning is an agentless toolkit that will find computers on a network and perform a detailed inventory of the computers using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), the Remote Registry Service, or the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The data and analysis provided by this toolkit can significantly simplify the planning process for migrating to Windows Vista®, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Server® 2008, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (formerly SoftGrid), Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Online Services, Forefront and Network Access Protection, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, and Virtual Server 2005 R2. Assessments for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista also include device driver availability and recommendations for hardware upgrades that may be required.
MAP includes features for gathering performance metrics from computers you are considering for consolidation using Hyper-V in addition to Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2. Using the performance metrics and a model virtual server host computer, you can generate reports that recommend placement of the physical servers in a virtual server environment.Other new reports include a Security Center Assessment for client computers, a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 inventory report as well as an enhanced virtual machine inventory report to help you assess your virtualization efforts to date.
MAP incorporates the assessment features provided by the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Solution Accelerator, including localization of the Windows Vista assessment reports in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
For home users and users with a few Windows XP computers to migrate, use the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to understand the readiness of your computer for Windows Vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=67240b76-3148-4e49-943d-4d9ea7f77730

Exchange Server 2003: Troubleshooting Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Exchange Server 2003: Troubleshooting datasheet.

Overview

This is a datasheet describing a 3-day workshop provides students with the knowledge and practice to troubleshoot Exchange Servers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d553819e-9293-4eb1-80fb-b5fa65f2ab6d

Solutions & Solution Development

Mix It Up: Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4.0

Brief Description

Mix It Up: Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4.0

Overview

Mix It Up: Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9f0b0214-9821-44e9-abd4-cf224f48757f

Best Practices for Migrating to Project Server 2007

Brief Description

Provides guidance, references, and best practices to observe when migrating to Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 from Project Server 2003

Overview

This paper provides guidance, references, and best practices to observe when migrating to Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 from Project Server 2003. The audiences for this guide are business application specialists, line-of-business specialists, IT generalists, program managers, and infrastructure specialists who want to migrate to Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 and want the required planning requirements, migration steps and helpful hints obtained from previous experience.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8a3e7bbb-56d5-4bf5-a5f4-31d76959a70c

Agent Communications Panel for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Brief Description

Agent Communications Panel enables agents to manage their communications (make calls, receive calls, conference, and chat) from their Microsoft Dynamics CRM system.

Overview

The Agent Communications Panel for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is an application add-in to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It works with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, and enables agents to manage their communications (make calls, receive calls, conference, and chat) from their Microsoft Dynamics CRM system.
The Agent Communications Panel is an XAML browser application (XBAP). It is published to a Web server and opened from a Web browser.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0d689f13-4953-40ea-995e-49469dae559e

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0, April 2009

Brief Description

Report Builder 2.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 provides an intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users. It supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. The download provides a stand-alone installer for Report Builder 2.0

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0 delivers an intuitive, Office-like report authoring environment enabling business and power users to leverage their experience with Microsoft Office 2007 products. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0 supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services including:

  • Flexible report layout caabilities of SQL Server 2008 Report Definition Language
  • Data Visualizations including charts and gauges
  • Richly formatted textboxes
  • Export to Microsoft Office Word format

Features specific to Report Builder 2.0 are focused on simplifying the process of creating and editing reports and queries and include the following:

  • Easy to use wizards for creating table, matrix and chart data regions
  • Support for directly opening and editing reports stored on the report server
  • Support for using server resources such as shared data sources
  • Query designers for multiple data sources including a Microsoft SQL Server-specific query designer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dbddc9b6-6e19-4d4b-9309-13f62901b0d5

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007, April 2009

Brief Description

Download SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007. This package includes two add-ins for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (Table Analysis Tools and Data Mining Client) and one add-in for Microsoft Office Visio 2007 (Data Mining Templates).

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 (Data Mining Add-ins) helps you take advantage of SQL Server 2008 predictive analytics in Office Excel 2007 and Office Visio 2007. The download includes the following components:

  • Table Analysis Tools for Excel: This add-in provides easy-to-use tasks that leverage SQL Server 2008 Data Mining to perform powerful analytics on your spreadsheet data, without requiring you to learn any data mining concepts.
  • Data Mining Client for Excel: By using this add-in, you can create, test, explore, and manage data mining models within Excel 2007 using either your spreadsheet data or external data accessible through your SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services instance.
  • Data Mining Templates for Visio: This add-in enables you to render and share your mining models as annotatable Visio 2007 drawings.

If you choose, you can install each of these components separately.

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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1

Brief Description

SQL Server 2008 Express is a free edition of SQL Server that is ideal for learning and building desktop and small server applications, and for redistribution by ISVs.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded application clients, light Web applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, SQL Server 2008 Express is available at no cost, and you are free to redistribute it with applications. It is designed to integrate seamlessly with your other server infrastructure investments. For more information about SQL Server Express, including other versons and downloadable components now available, see Microsoft SQL Server Express.
For information about the different editions of SQL Server 2008, see the Editions page.
For more information about SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, please review the Release Notes.

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Open XML Format SDK 2.0

Brief Description

April 2009 Community Technical Preview (CTP)
This download provides strongly typed part and content classes for use with Open XML documents. The April 2009 CTP release adds support for the validation of Open XML documents.

Overview

Open XML is an open ECMA 376 standard and is also approved as the ISO/IEC 29500 standard that defines a set of XML schemas for representing spreadsheets, charts, presentations, and word processing documents. Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 all use Open XML as the default file format.
The Open XML file formats are useful for developers because they use an open standard and are based on well-known technologies: ZIP and XML.
The Open XML Format SDK 2.0 is built on top of the System.IO.Packaging API and provides strongly typed part classes to manipulate Open XML documents. The SDK also uses the .NET Framework Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) technology to provide strongly typed object access to the XML content inside the parts of Open XML documents.
The April 2009 Open XML Format SDK 2.0 CTP release adds support for the validation of Open XML documents.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c6e744e5-36e9-45f5-8d8c-331df206e0d0

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor, April 2009

Brief Description

Download the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor. Upgrade Advisor analyzes instances of SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 to help you prepare for upgrades to SQL Server 2008.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor analyzes instances of SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 in preparation for upgrading to SQL Server 2008. Upgrade Advisor identifies feature and configuration changes that might affect your upgrade, and it provides links to documentation that describes each identified issue and how to resolve it.

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Brief Description

Download SQL Server 2008 SP1.

Overview

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available. You can use these packages to upgrade any SQL Server 2008 edition.
Note:We remain committed to our plans to keep service packs contained, focusing on essential updates only, primarily a Roll-up of Cumulative Update 1 to 3, Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) updates, as well as fixes to issues reported through the SQL Server community. While keeping product changes contained, we have made significant investments to ease deployment and management of Service Packs:

  • Slipstream – You are now able to integrate the base installation with service packs (or Hotfixes) and install in a single step.
  • Service Pack Uninstall – You are now able to uninstall only the Service Pack (without removing the whole instance)
  • Report Builder 2.0 Click Once capability

For more information about SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, please review the Release Notes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=66ab3dbb-bf3e-4f46-9559-ccc6a4f9dc19

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, April 2009

Brief Description

Download the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, a collection of stand-alone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008.

Overview

The Feature Pack is a collection of stand-alone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008. It includes the latest versions of:

  • Redistributable components for SQL Server 2008.
  • Add-on providers for SQL Server 2008.
  • Backward compatibility components for SQL Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b33d2c78-1059-4ce2-b80d-2343c099bcb4

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies, April 2009

Brief Description

The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies is a Web download that provides features for running a report server within a larger deployment of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies (Reporting Services Add-in) enables you to take advantage of SQL Server 2008 report processing and management capabilities within Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The download provides the following functionality:

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

This Reporting Services Add-in works together with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, which is required for the report server instance. SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services provides the following functionality for a report server that runs in SharePoint integrated mode:

  • Synchronization from the SharePoint content database to the report server database.
  • A custom security extension that uses SharePoint permissions to control access to report server operations.
  • A delivery extension that you can use in subscriptions to deliver reports to SharePoint libraries.
  • A revised Reporting Services Configuration tool that you can use to configure a report server for SharePoint integrated operations.
  • A SOAP endpoint for managing report server content in SharePoint integrated mode.
  • Support for new data-driven subscriptions and URL parameters.
  • In-place upgrade of the Reporting Services Add-in.

Report Builder 2.0 ClickOnce update for the RS SharePoint add-in
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 provides an intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users. It supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. This download provides a ClickOnce update for the RS SharePoint add-in.
Warning:
The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies requires a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) instance. This add-in is not supported with earlier versions of SSRS.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=58edd0e4-255b-4361-bd1e-e530d5aab78f

Microsoft Project Code Named “Velocity” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3)

Brief Description

"Velocity" is a distributed in-memory application cache platform for developing scalable, high-performance applications. "Velocity" can be used to cache any common language runtime (CLR) object and provides access through simple APIs. The key aspects of "Velocity" are distributed cache performance, scalability, and availability.

Overview

Microsoft project code named "Velocity" provides a highly scalable in-memory application cache for all kinds of data. By using cache, you can significantly improve application performance by avoiding unnecessary calls to the data source. Distributed cache enables your application to match increasing demand with increasing throughput by using a cache cluster that automatically manages the complexities of load balancing. When you use "Velocity," you can retrieve data by using keys or other identifiers, named "tags." "Velocity" supports optimistic and pessimistic concurrency models, high availability, and a variety of cache configurations. “Velocity” includes an ASP.NET session provider object that enables you to store ASP.NET session objects in the distributed cache without having to write to databases, which increases the performance and scalability of ASP.NET applications.
For community technology preview 3 (CTP3), Microsoft project code named "Velocity" offers several enhancements and a new API. The enhancements include a cache notifications feature, performance improvements, security enhancements, and new cluster management options. There are also updates to the installation program. Perhaps the most material change for the "Velocity" administrator is that your options for editing the cluster configuration settings have been decoupled from your options for storing the cluster configuration settings. For more information, see the What’s New for CTP3 topic in the product documentation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b24c3708-eeff-4055-a867-19b5851e7cd2

Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

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

Overview

The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server to interoperate or communicate with Microsoft products.
The documentation includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=91ef5106-944a-41e1-b3a0-5bd3f2356f32

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

IT Manager: Platform Solution Blueprint – Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management

Brief Description

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Collaboration Platform Solution Blueprint Poster by Advaiya gives IT managers a comprehensive view of how ECM and Collaboration technologies work within their IT environment.

Overview

This full-size printable color poster illustrates where ECM and Collaboration 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 ECM and Collaboration and how they fit together. IT managers also learn about the stages of ECM and Collaboration 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=782b5afa-5213-4404-ad2e-13d419cbb4b1

Application Compatibility Factory Partner_Dell

Brief Description

ACF Partner Summaries

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Parnter Dell

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e951e18a-de4d-4221-aea6-e156f315a5e4

Application Compatibility Factory Partner_HP

Brief Description

ACF Partner Summaries

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Parnter HP

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=392fcf11-71a1-4376-a36c-c7eb047007d9

ACF Contact Sheet

Brief Description

ACF Partner Contacts

Overview

Application Compatibility Factory Partner Contacts

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d8421a7f-9af1-49f9-948a-077ce33f3665

Application Compatibility Factory (ACF) Partner Presence

Brief Description

Application Compatibility Factory (ACF) Partner Presence

Overview

Application Compatibility Factory (ACF) Partner Presence

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9bdb7018-eace-4869-bd80-586e7195d316

Application Compatibility Factory Partner_Infosys

Brief Description

ACF Partner Summaries

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Partner Infosys

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9363a8dd-cd37-47cb-96ba-eb4b8bd98406

Application Compatibility Factory Partner_Wipro

Brief Description

ACF Partner Summaries

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Parnter Wipro

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8bbd98dc-e20e-4d50-933b-eb2b7b200ea5

Application Compatibility Factory What When and How - English

Brief Description
Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Factory

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1dbd24c3-895d-4649-b4d8-5548fc108c37

Application Compatibility Factory Partner_TCS

Brief Description

ACF Partner Summaries

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Parnter TCS

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5bda244b-ba5f-4295-bbd1-490ebd96af9e

Application Compatibility Factory Summary Sheet - English

Brief Description
Overview

Summary of benefits and partners of the Application Compatibility Factory

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dac1e813-da0a-4f9f-ae9c-0b9840631e55

Application Compatibility Factory Partner Sogeti

Brief Description

Overview of ACF Parnter Sogeti

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Parnter Sogeti

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c1de61ab-2777-4283-a79a-aaa9ebc4bbfd

Application Compatibility Factory Partner_Satyam

Brief Description

ACF Partner Summaries

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Parnter Satyam

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=906f7ee9-62a8-48b0-aeae-e6425213b2ee

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

Azure Services Training Kit - April Update

Brief Description

Azure Services Training Kit

Overview

The Azure Services Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Azure Services Platform. The April release includes the following updates:

  • New Presentation for SQL Data Services
  • 2 additional hands-on labs for WIndows Azure PHP and Native Code support

This technical content covers services including: Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services.
Updated: Added speaker notes to the PowerPoint presentations.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=413e88f8-5966-4a83-b309-53b7b77edf78

SQL Server 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1 - CTP

Brief Description

Download the CTP of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition SP1.

Overview

Note: SQL Server 2008 Express Service Pack 1 (SP1) release version has been published and is available for download here.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0f8df01e-b05b-401b-87e7-bc516683cfe0

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 - CTP

Brief Description

Download the CTP of SQL Server 2008 SP1.

Overview

Note: SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) release version has been published and is available for download here.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6f26fc45-f0ca-49cf-a6ee-840c7e8bb8af

Microsoft Windows Server Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Windows Server Cluster Management Pack monitors the health of the Windows Server 2003 and 2008 clusters and is designed to improve the availability, performance, and security of your Windows Server cluster deployment.

Overview

The Windows Server Cluster Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of your Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 cluster deployments. It monitors Cluster services components—such as nodes, networks, resources, and resource groups—to report issues that can cause downtime or poor performance.
Feature Summary
Some of the conditions monitored by this management pack are as follows:

  • Configuration or hardware issues that interfere with starting the Cluster service
  • Connectivity problems that affect communication between cluster nodes or between a node and a domain controller
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) settings that affect the cluster; for example, permissions needed by the computer account that is used by the cluster
  • Configuration issues with the network infrastructure needed by the cluster; for example, issues with Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Issues with the availability of a cluster resource, such as a clustered file share
  • Issues with the cluster storage

Release History:

  • 3/6/2008 - 6.0.6277.0 - Original English release
  • 4/2/2008 - 6.0.6277.1 - Updated version, see MP guide for details
  • 2/12/2009 - 6.0.6505.0 - Introduced support for Windows Server 2008 clusters and addressed some issues from the previous release.
  • 4/9/2009 – 6.0.6568.0 – Updated Management Pack and Management Pack Guide. Please refer to the Management Pack Guide for details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ac7f42f5-33e9-453d-a923-171c8e1e8e55

What is Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ?

Brief Description

Defining ALM

Overview

Defining application lifecycle management (ALM) isn’t easy. Different people (and different vendors) take quite different perspectives. Still, ALM is an important topic, and so understanding what it encompasses is also important.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b4765f41-a2c2-41e4-a1da-b35e1f502ef6

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 BizTalk Server 2009 Technical Overview

Brief Description

This technical overview provides a guided tour of BizTalk Server 2009.

Overview

This technical overview provides a guided tour of BizTalk Server 2009. It provides a walkthrough of the important features and business benefits of BizTalk Server and provides a detailed primer on how developers, administrators, and business users use BizTalk Server to develop and manage business process solutions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1f839374-17df-43b9-840e-60c11f20f42b

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

ALM Resources

Brief Description

Two ALM Documents

Overview

Two ALM Documents

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=19116c2f-de05-4afd-9a37-9b2b917ea136

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Made2Manage

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=0b35d234-afd1-423d-aa55-91a53a45dcc6

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Financial DataMart (FDM) 6.0

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=796e1a40-b2e3-44d6-a195-ba9afd9eb08d

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Microsoft Office Outlook

Brief Description

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook enables access to the same data through Outlook as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Only use this application with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

Overview

This download installs Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Microsoft Office Outlook and the related Release Notes (Read me).
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook enables access to the same data through Outlook as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook with Offline Access allows data to be taken offline.
Important: You must install the correct version.
You cannot upgrade from a pre-release version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook. You must first uninstall any previous versions before installing.
Do not install this version if you use an on-premise or service-provider edition of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
There is another version available:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 for Microsoft Office Outlook For On-Premise and Service Provider Editions

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e8e6c81a-b7b2-4e57-8599-604967617396

HTTPREPLAY is a SOCKTRC plugin allowing to analyze and replay HTTP traffic

Brief Description

HTTPREPLAY is a SOCKTRC plugin allowing to analyze and replay HTTP traffic

Overview

HTTPREPLAY is a SOCKTRC plugin allowing to analyze and replay HTTP traffic from STRACE or WININET log. You can use this tool to "replay a web server" without needing to setup IIS. The main goal of this tool is to help building a repro scenario when customer can't provide one.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d25ba362-c17b-4d80-a677-1faff862e629

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - FRL 1.3

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=feba4d65-01c2-4d4f-bd09-8cab3cbb5c5b

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - McKesson Pathways 3.8

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=6b82275f-aff4-46ef-a1c8-260f276f651a

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Flexi International

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=47f70db1-3675-4673-a442-7fd88db11a8f

Microsoft FRx 6.7 Service Pack 10 (R10670) - Firestream Ascend

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=f90ee2b0-8dac-45e9-ad84-34334bfe415b

Microsoft Silverlight Installation Experience White Paper and Sample Code (Apr 2009)

Brief Description

Silverlight Installation Experience Paper and Sample

Overview

The Microsoft Silverlight Installation Experience White Paper and Sample Code cover the principals that will help developers and designers produce effective installation experiences on Web sites.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=961e96e8-9a7f-4b70-947a-97f0973cb38c

MapPoint Web Service Software Development Kit (SDK) version 4.7

Brief Description

Download the MapPoint Web Service SDK version 4.7 for Visual Studio .NET 2002 and later.

Overview

The MapPoint Web Service SDK contains documentation that describes the core concepts, requirements, development guidelines, and class library for MapPoint Web Service. The SDK also contains sample code, both in C# and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, demonstrating a variety of application development scenarios using MapPoint Web Service.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cb5148a9-f09e-4ec8-992f-16478c0b5d9a

Virtual Earth Web Services SDK 1.0

Brief Description

This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Virtual Earth Web Services.

Overview

This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Virtual Earth™ Web Services.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d20e16ef-5934-4ea0-bc04-ba6a0dc5f709

Virtual Earth Map Control SDK 6.2

Brief Description

This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Virtual Earth map control.

Overview

This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the map control for Virtual Earth™. You can use this control to build your own Web sites that use Virtual Earth maps.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=09905eea-f8d4-4af3-bb35-b479bf342e1e

Security, Policy & Compliance

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 6 (July - December 2008)

Brief Description

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

Overview

Volume 6 of the SIR focuses on the second half of 2008 (from July - December) and builds upon the data published in the previously released volumes of the SIR. Using data derived from hundreds of millions of computers worldwide, and some of the busiest online services on the Internet, this report provides an in-depth perspective on trends in software vulnerability disclosures as well as trends in the malicious and potentially unwanted software landscape, and an update on trends in software vulnerability exploits.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=aa6e0660-dc24-4930-affd-e33572ccb91f

Deploying Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 with Windows Small Business Server 2008

Brief Description

This document outlines the steps necessary to install and configure ISA Server 2006 and to configure Windows SBS 2008 to work with ISA Server 2006 as the external firewall.

Overview

Windows SBS 2008 customers can use ISA Server 2006 as the external firewall that protects the internal network. This document written by Microsoft MVP Eriq Oliver Neale outlines the steps necessary to install and configure ISA Server 2006 and to configure Windows SBS 2008 to work with ISA Server 2006 as the external firewall.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7f341602-d2d0-45f5-bad0-bd5af3ed39fd

Other

Microsoft Unified Communications Training and Adoption 2007/2007 R2 User Awareness and Training Materials

Brief Description

User Awareness and Training Materials for Unified Communications 2007/2007 R2, including Posters, Door Hangers, Quick Reference Cards, Demos and Tutorials, and Web-based Training

Overview

The Unified Communications 2007/2007 R2 User Awareness and Training Materials Kit provides resources for IT Pros, Administrators, or Corporate Trainers to speed the usage and adoption Unified Communications technoligies in the enterprise. Materials in the kit can be customized to the needs of the company and/or organization. The kit provides the following materials: Awareness Materials - Posters, Web Banners, Door Hangers, and Stickers Training Materials Quick Reference Cards, Tips & Tricks Cards, and links to Web-based Training, Getting Started Tours, and Office Online Help and How-to's.

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Quick Reference Card for Communicator Mobile for Java

Brief Description

This quick reference card summarizes the common calling, IM, presence, and contact management tasks in Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java.

Overview

This quick reference card summarizes the common calling, IM, presence, and contact management tasks in Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java.

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Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Quick Reference for Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant

Brief Description

This quick reference card summarizes the tasks most commonly performed when using Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant.

Overview

This quick reference card summarizes the tasks most commonly performed when using Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant. It describes how to navigate the main window, answer incoming calls, make outgoing calls, transfer calls, and take notes. It also covers how to set up conference calls, manage multiple conversations, and search for contacts.

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Microsoft Office ScreenTip Language (64-bit)

Brief Description

Use ScreenTip translations to show the text of display elements – such as buttons, menus and dialog boxes – in another language.

Overview

Change the ScreenTip language to show translations of display elements – such as buttons, menus and dialog boxes – in another language and help users navigate Microsoft Office applications installed in a language they do not understand.
Some usage scenario examples are:

  • Bi-lingual and multi-lingual language assistance
  • Help Engineers can extend support for languages they do not understand
  • Users that temporarily use Office in a foreign language or for a temporary period of time (Roaming users)
  • Shared PC language usage

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Windows Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List

Brief Description

This download consists of a list of sites that are most likely to be displayed better in Compatibility View in Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 is Microsoft’s latest web browser. Unlike previous versions, Internet Explorer 8 renders content in the most standards-compliant way possible. This means that web pages will be displayed in Internet Explorer 8’s standards mode by default. Through product feedback channels, our users have indicated that, during the beta period, some websites may not have been compatible with Internet Explorer 8 in its default, standards-based mode. As a result, these domains have been added to a list of sites that, for the short-term, are most likely to be displayed better in Compatibility View. All Internet Explorer 8 users are given the choice to use this list, and the subset that chooses to do so will see each listed domain automatically displayed in Compatibility View, without additional user interaction or notice. The sites on this list have high traffic volume (in their regions), and having a compatible website ensures a significant number of Internet Explorer 8 users will have a great experience. This list will be periodically updated and automatically downloaded to Internet Explorer 8 users who have opted-in to use Compatibility View updates from Microsoft. For more information on Compatibility View list updates, please see - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960321.

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Virtual Earth 3D (Beta)

Brief Description

Add realistic 3D capabilities to your online Live Search Maps.

Overview

Virtual Earth 3D brings you another step closer to knowing "what it is like out there". You can search, browse, and organize local information viewed in three dimensions, just the way it exists in the real world. This enables you to more effectively find the data that is relevant to you, making Live Maps more useful than ever. Even better -- it's just plain fun!

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Xbox.com Game Downloads

Brief Description

Download trailers and more from Xbox.com.

Overview

Download trailers and more from Xbox.com.

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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Brief Description

Short Description Template

Overview

Description Template

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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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Microsoft Government Podcasts

Brief Description

Microsoft Government Podcasts

Overview

Microsoft Government Podcasts

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