Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

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

· Windows Virtual PC Beta

· RAIL QFE Beta for Vista SP1

· RAIL QFE Beta Windows XP SP3

· Windows XP Mode Beta

· Unified Communications How-To

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

· Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Reviewer’s Guide

· Release Documents for this Release Candidate of Windows 7

· Windows Small Business Server 2008 Reviewer’s Guide

· How Essential Business Server Meets Core Infrastructure Optimization Capabilities and Attributes

· Microsoft Online Services Trial Guide

· Unified Communications Adoption and Training Kit 2007 R2

· Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (64 bit)

· Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (32 bit)

· Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 RC documentation

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Release Candidate (KB970858)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate R2 Release Candidate x64 Edition (KB970858)

· File Server Resource Manager Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2

· Services for NFS Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Pro - Near Real Time Server Storage Management (NRTM) Add-In

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional SQL Server Add-In

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

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional - Software Upgrade Assessment Add-In

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

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Trial Evaluation Software

· Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab

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

· Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)

· Infrastructure Planning and Design

· Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 RC

· Microsoft Online Dedicated Service Descriptions

· Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009 DLC Driver Update

· Microsoft Office SharePoint Online

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

· Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Documentation Survival Guide

· Server Core Installation Option Getting Started Guide

Solutions & Solution Development

· Installing and Configuring Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications

· Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: RC (ISO)

· Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Cumulative Update

· BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 Release Candidate (KB969497)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate R2 Release Candidate x64 Edition (KB969497)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate for Itanium-based Systems (KB969497)

· BizTalk Server 2009 Runtime Architecture Poster

· Consuming Web Services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper

· Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image

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

· SQL Server Driver for PHP Version 1.0 Cumulative Update - April 2009

· Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server

· Windows Mobile App Stars

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

· GDC 2009: Analyzing Performance Shortfalls in XNA Game Studio Titles

· GDC 2009: The Top 10 List - CPU and GPU Performance Challenges

· GDC 2009: PIX and XNA Game Studio Diagnosing Performance Problems

· GDC 2009: New Xbox 360 and DirectX SDK Features

· GDC 2009: Networking Traffic Jams and Schrodingers Cat

· GDC 2009: Squeezing It All In

· GDC 2009: Performance Tools Update

· GDC 2009: XNA Game Studio XDK Extensions, Certification, and You

· GDC 2009: XNA Game Studio Program Overview

· .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3 SYSTEM.WEB.DLL and MSCOREE.DLL Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (excluding Media Center Edition and Tablet PC Edition), and Windows Vista

· .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 SYSTEM.WEB.DLL and MSCOREE.DLL Security Update for Windows Vista

· Update to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox

· Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 968176)

· BizTalk Server 2009 Installation and Upgrade Guides

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB969497)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 (KB969497)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 (KB969497)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista (KB969497) - English

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB969497) - English

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP (KB969497)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB969497)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB969497)

· Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Performance Testing Lab - English

· Microsoft Axum

· Windows 7 Federated Search Provider Implementer's Guide

· Microsoft .NET Services White Papers (March 2009 CTP)

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) Tool

· Microsoft Online Services Sign In

· Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization

Other

· Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional WBS Modeler

· TechNet Plus Direct Subscription Flyer

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

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

Brief Description

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

Overview

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 30 days. If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate, the initial 30 day evaluation can be extended to March 1, 2010 (at which time the OS will become inoperable) by entering the product key below for your selected edition.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Product Keys for Evaluation
Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Enterprise

  Product Code : Q7Y83-W4FVQ-6MC6C-6QQTD-TPM88
Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Standard

  Product Code : V4KRB-QDWK2-GVT4X-BV4XG-34TV4
Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Datacenter

  Product Code : WXGKX-XXW8X-P8KTJ-PFX7T-DPYYW
Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

  Product Code: RBBKH-BVD6B-74FV9-RYPJ7-TCFXB
Download the evaluation version below. Images are ISO formats. Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions are available via the same download Windows_Server_2008_R2_RC_EN.iso

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a4e21e2e-e992-4aec-9ed4-086de21632a2

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

The Microsoft VHD format is the common virtualization file format for Hyper-V that provides a uniform product support system, and provides more seamless manageability, security, reliability and cost-efficiency for customers.
This VHD release is available in English only and is for evaluation and testing purposes. The VHD images are current set to expire to on March 1st 2010 (at which time the OS will become inoperable.
As this installation requires Hyper-V, you will need to have a base install of Windows Server 2008 (64bit edition) or Windows Server 2008 R2 RC, running Hyper-V. For more information on obtaining and installing the latest version of Hyper-V, please visit the Hyper-V Homepage.
Both virtual machines available here are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition Evaluation. One is the default full installation, and the other has been configured as a default Core installation. For more information on the difference between full and core installation please see the Windows Server 2008 Editions Overview pages. For download options please see the IMAGE SELECTION section in the instructions below.
As both virtual machines do not have anti-virus installed, they should not be connected to any network until it has anti-virus installed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=053691a9-9fa8-47f2-916c-3fc8b02284b6

Windows Virtual PC Beta

Brief Description

Windows Virtual PC (Beta) is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology that allows you to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a Windows 7-based PC

Overview

Windows Virtual PC (Beta) is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology that allows you to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a Windows 7-based PC.
For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website.
Windows Virtual PC has a number of exciting features including:

  • Seamless Applications: Launch applications installed on a virtual machine directly from the Windows 7 desktop, as if they were installed on the Windows 7 host.
  • Simplified UI: Enhanced UI that is easy to use. Integrated with Windows 7 Explorer.
  • Integration Features: Allows clipboard sharing, drive sharing, and printer redirection between Windows 7 and the virtual machine.
  • USB support: Users can access USB devices attached to the host, directly from virtual machines. These devices include Printers and Scanners, Flash Memory/Sticks and External Hard Drives, Digital Cameras, and more.

Windows Virtual PC supports the following Host and Guest Operating systems

  • Host: Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise.
  • Guest: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Professional, Windows Vista Enterprise Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=65e1c5eb-df9b-415f-b2d6-27f6ef5dceb9

RAIL QFE Beta for Vista SP1

Brief Description

This package lets you to run many Windows Vista productivity applications from Windows 7-based PC using Windows Virtual PC

Overview

This package lets you to run many Windows Vista productivity applications from Windows 7-based PC using Windows Virtual PC. This package needs to be installed in your Windows Vista virtual machine.
For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=db29eb2b-f095-4172-8e83-9c5623045d4e

RAIL QFE Beta Windows XP SP3

Brief Description

This package lets you to run many Windows XP productivity applications from a Windows 7-based PC using Windows Virtual PC

Overview

This package lets you to run many Windows XP productivity applications from a Windows 7-based PC using Windows Virtual PC. This patch needs to be installed in your Windows XP SP3 virtual machine.
For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=943b6ac7-87f2-45df-a516-21321d559ac3

Windows XP Mode Beta

Brief Description

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run many of your Windows XP productivity applications directly from a Windows 7-based PC

Overview

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run many of your Windows XP productivity applications directly from a Windows 7-based PC. It utilizes virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC to provide a Virtual Windows XP environement for Windows 7.
Windows XP Mode provides a 32-bit Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (SP3) environment pre-loaded on a virtual hard disk. Client virtualization software, like Windows Virtual PC is a pre-requisite to use Windows

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0e8fa9b3-c236-4b77-be26-173f032f5159

Unified Communications How-To

Brief Description

Unified Communications How-To

Overview

The Microsoft Unified Communications “How-To” training tool is a Microsoft Silverlight™ 2 application that provides step-by-step instructions for common UC tasks. You can customize the How-To application to your company’s needs based on the UC features you’ve installed. For example, if you have installed all UC features except Communicator Mobile and Communicator Group Chat, you can modify the XML file so that those features and topics do not appear in the interface.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=aba240af-b5ba-4e14-bc12-c98eae1f6d15

Release Documents for this Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2

Brief Description

Release Documents for this Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2

Overview

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

  Installing this Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2

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

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

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

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Reviewer’s Guide

Brief Description

This reviewer's guide describes the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 solution.

Overview

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 is the Microsoft infrastructure solution for midsize businesses with between 25 and 300 client computers in their organizations. Designed to fulfill the needs of most midsize businesses, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 offers a standardized configuration distributed across three independent servers. Preconfigured and installed according to best practices, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 meets the currently recommended guidelines for networking, security, collaboration, and remote access. The tightly integrated Windows Essential Business Server 2008 solution simplifies setup, migration, and licensing for Microsoft infrastructure server technologies that a midsize business uses most frequently

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=33638ccb-dc65-454f-92c6-a0e898d3f783

Release Documents for this Release Candidate of Windows 7

Brief Description

Known issues that you should be aware of before installing this Release Candidate of Windows 7

Overview

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

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

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

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

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Reviewer’s Guide

Brief Description

This reviewer's guide describes the Windows Small Business Server 2008 solution.

Overview

This reviewer's guide describes the Windows Small Business Server 2008 solution, discusses several features and benefits of a server-based small business solution, outlines the requirements for installing Windows Small Business Server 2008 , and presents a guided walkthrough of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 installation and configuration experience.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fa7f925a-716b-4425-9c3f-abc1a26b9593

How Essential Business Server Meets Core Infrastructure Optimization Capabilities and Attributes

Brief Description

This document discusses the five key technologies needed for the Core Infrastructure Optimization Model. It shows you how Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 provides the foundational elements of IT services and components in your midsize business, and how you can lower the cost of ownership, management, and administration.

Overview

The Microsoft Core Infrastructure Optimization Model (Core IO) provides a framework for evaluating your current and planned IT infrastructure. Windows Essential Business Server 2008 helps you implement an optimized infrastructure in your midsize business. This document examines each of the five Core IO capabilities and attributes, and explains which capabilities and attributes are met by a standard Essential Business Server deployment. This document is designed for IT professionals and Value-added Partners who are responsible for planning, deploying, and operating IT systems for midsize business and who want to implement the technology and procedural concepts of the Core IO Model by deploying Windows Essential Business Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/results.aspx?displaylang=en&nr=50&sortCriteria=Date&sortOrder=Ascending&stype=s_adv

Microsoft Online Services Trial Guide

Brief Description

Step-by-step instructions for setting up and using a trial account for the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite from Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

The Microsoft Online Services Trial Guide provides step-by-step instructions for setting up and using a trial account for the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite from Microsoft Online Services. The guide provides instructions for setting up a trial via the Microsoft Online Customer Portal (MOCP), administering Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online, and Office Live Meeting via the Microsoft Online Administration Center (MOAC), and converting a trial account to a paid subscription.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d162901-8c07-4beb-bfb4-f6403f535ecf

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

Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (64 bit)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (32 bit)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 RC documentation

Brief Description

Windows AIK for Windows 7 RC documentation

Overview

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

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

Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Release Candidate (KB970858)

Brief Description

This update resolves an issue discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 970858. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Overview

This update resolves an issue discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 970858. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows 7 Prerelease License Terms. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a9f0422a-579e-4091-9d7a-7e23b28d09cb

Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate R2 Release Candidate x64 Edition (KB970858)

Brief Description

This update resolves an issue discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 970858. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Overview

This update resolves an issue discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 970858. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate R2 Prerelease License Terms. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=78b80fbf-864a-41cb-9b64-98573a98c8bf

File Server Resource Manager Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2

Brief Description

Provides step-by-step guidance for using File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) to create quotas, file screens, and file classification properties, apply automatic file classification rules, and schedule file management tasks and storage reports.

Overview

File Server Resource Manager is a suite of tools that allows administrators to understand, control, and manage the quantity and type of data stored on their servers. By using File Server Resource Manager, administrators can place quotas on volumes, actively screen files and folders, generate comprehensive storage reports, control the File Classification Infrastructure, and use file management tasks to perform scheduled actions on sets of files. This set of advanced instruments helps the administrator efficiently monitor existing storage resources, and it aids in planning and implementing future policy changes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ce60112b-5467-4b87-89de-c6b8d89ee3d9

Services for NFS Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2

Brief Description

Details the enhancements to Services for NFS that are available in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

Services for Network File System (NFS) provides a file-sharing solution for enterprises that have a mixed Windows and UNIX environment. Services for NFS enables users to transfer files between computers running the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system and UNIX-based computers using the NFS protocol. This document details the enhancements to Services for NFS that are available in Windows Server 2008 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5b05cf15-1201-4a3c-8e34-4b2164bf140f

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Pro - Near Real Time Server Storage Management (NRTM) Add-In

Brief Description

Visio 2007 Pro - Near Real Time Monitoring Add-In
Add-in for Data Center Disk Space Monitoring

Overview

Microsoft Visio 2007 Add-in for Near Real Time Monitoring (NRTM) of Disk Space uses the new Data Graphics feature of Microsoft® Office Visio® 2007 Professional to display the results of server monitoring.
This amazing Add-in auto generates diagrams from Microsoft® Office Excel® or Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager 2007 as a data source. Let’s you decide on optimal threshold values for disk space and then monitors your hardware for disk space using WMI or Ops manager in near real time.
Manage your Server Disk space or Data center servers with this easy to use out of the box solution which helps you generate detailed Server storage diagrams in minutes and keeps it updated to become the dependable dashboard you need to manage disk space on all your Servers.
Know the usage level of your server disk space with these easy to understand data visualizations in Visio 2007.
See the power of Data Visualization at work with this Visio Add-in For Visio 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b3ee9327-e393-4718-a3b4-6bc860b65634

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional SQL Server Add-In

Brief Description

Visio Infrastructure for SQL Servers is a tool which is meant for IT administrators who require constant interactions with the users for the installations of the SQL server in any IT infrastructure.

Overview

Application platform users want to communicate comprehensive server setup needs to the IT Administrator. They want to specify the parameters for a set of SQL servers. They also want to communicate what type of storage needs they have for the application, along with clustering information.
The SQL Assessment Add-In for Microsoft® Office Visio® 2007 Professional is a tool for IT administrators who need to continually interact with users during SQL server installations in any IT infrastructure.
This add-in takes the input of SQL configuration prerequisites from users for SQL Server installations and shows them in a clear, easy to read diagram. The tool also allows you to see whether you can update your server configurations to the latest version of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008
See the power of Data Visualization at work with this Visio Add-in For Visio 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=779561de-c704-4584-80ac-7e4348c927c0

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 Office Visio 2007 Professional - Software Upgrade Assessment Add-In

Brief Description

Visio - Software Upgrade Assessment
Visio Connector Application for Software Upgrades will help the IT/Datacenter Administrators and manager to assess the hardware and software installations on the Servers and user computers/laptops. This connector will minimize the constant interactions of administrators with the users for the installations of the OS and software’s in any IT infrastructure. It simplifies the communication by providing a ready to install visual representation of data which can be executed later to build the infrastructures efficiently.

Overview

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional - Software Upgrade Assessment Add-In

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6feae08c-1e69-471f-8c3a-c9410ab3ff11

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 Office Visio 2007 Professional Trial Evaluation Software

Brief Description

Office Visio Professional 2007 is helping IT and business professionals worldwide visualize, analyze and communicate complex information, systems, and processes.

Overview

Office Visio Professional 2007 is helping IT and business professionals worldwide visualize, analyze and communicate complex information, systems, and processes. Extend Office Visio 2007 programmatically to integrate it with other applications to fit your industry-specific scenarios. Develop your own custom solutions and shapes, or use those from Visio Solutions Providers. Embed and program the Visio drawing environment to include the power of Visio in any smart client application.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d58116ea-41bb-40fb-8bb9-b80c832a54e5

Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab

Brief Description

This paper contains an introduction to DirectAccess and instructions for setting up a test lab to demonstrate DirectAccess with a simulated Internet, intranet, and home network.

Overview

DirectAccess is a new feature in the Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating systems that enables remote users to securely access intranet shares, Web sites, and applications without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN). This paper contains an introduction to DirectAccess and instructions for setting up a test lab to demonstrate DirectAccess with a simulated Internet, intranet, and home network using the Release Candidate versions of Windows 7 and Window Server 2008 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8d47ed5f-d217-4d84-b698-f39360d82fac

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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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® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 RC

Brief Description

Pre-release version of Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2.

Overview

Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems, it allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server and is a good solution for organizations who are consolidating servers as well as for development and test environments.
By having the ability to plug into existing IT infrastructures Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 enables companies to reduce costs, improve utilization and provision new servers. It allows IT professionals to leverage existing patching, provisioning, management and support tools and processes. IT Professionals can continue to leverage their individual skills and the collective knowledge of Microsoft tools, minimizing the learning curve to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. In addition, with Microsoft providing comprehensive support for Microsoft applications and heterogeneous guest operating systems support, customers can virtualize with confidence and peace of mind.

Note: This is a pre-release version of Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 and not intended to be used in a production environment.

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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 Host Integration Server 2009 DLC Driver Update

Brief Description

Update to include driver signature for Windows Server 2008

Overview

This package can be used to update the installation media to include a driver signature for Windows Server 2008. See Knowledge Base (KB) Article 971071 for additional details.

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Online

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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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.

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Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

Brief Description

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC to see if it's ready for Windows 7, and tells you about any known compatibility issues.

Overview

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC's system, programs and devices to check if it's able to run Windows 7. After a few minutes, the report will let you know if your PC meets the system requirements, if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs and devices, and will also provide guidance on your upgrade options to Windows 7.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Documentation Survival Guide

Brief Description

List of resources related to Windows Server 2008 R2

Overview

This guide presents a convenient list of resources for essential and security documentation, Technical Library links, and contact information related to Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Server Core Installation Option Getting Started Guide

Brief Description

This step-by-step guide provides information about installation, initial configuration, and managing a server that is running a Server Core installation.

Overview

This step-by-step guide provides information about installation, initial configuration, and managing a server that is running a Server Core installation of either Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Solutions & Solution Development

Installing and Configuring Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications

Brief Description

Installing and Configuring Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications

Overview

Installing and configuring Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications. The adapters include: BizTalk Adapter for J.D. Edwards EnterpriseOne, BizTalk Adapter for J.D. Edwards OneWorld XE, Microsoft BizTalk ODBC Adapter for Oracle Database, BizTalk ODBC Adapter for Oracle E-Business Suite, BizTalk Adapter for PeopleSoft Enterprise, Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Siebel eBusiness Applications, Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for TIBCO Enterprise Message Service, Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for TIBCO Rendezvous.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=73906bf5-4197-4941-a73f-a43c0d38618f

Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: RC (ISO)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Cumulative Update

Brief Description

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6.

Overview

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.

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BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0

Brief Description

Evaluation Version
The BizTalk Adapter Pack has adapters for Oracle eBusiness Suite, SQL Server ,Oracle Database, mySAP Business Suite and Siebel eBusiness Applications

Overview

An adapter is a software component that enables you to send and receive messages to and from a line-of-business (LOB) system. The primary design goal of adapters is to facilitate the exchange of business documents between trading partners. The adapters provide the following advantages to clients:

  • Consistent design-time experience. The adapters provide a common and user-friendly design time experience for browsing, searching, and retrieving metadata of LOB artifacts.
  • Varied programming options. The adapters provide a choice of programming model including Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Channel Model, WCF Service Model, ADO.NET or through BizTalk orchestrations.
  • Uniform experience across LOBs. The adapters standardize on using the WCF and Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Line of Business (LOB) Adapter SDK and hence provide a uniform experience of gaining access to any LOB system.

As mentioned, the adapters are built on top of the Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Line of Business (LOB) Adapter SDK. The WCF LOB Adapter SDK provides a common basis for building integration adapters that a variety of client applications such as BizTalk Server and Microsoft Office can consume.
The BizTalk Adapter Pack includes the following adapters:

  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server The Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server exposes the SQL Server database as a WCF service. Adapter clients can perform operations on the SQL Server database artifacts such as tables, views, and procedures by exchanging SOAP messages with the adapter Supported SQL Server versions are SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 The SQL adapter uses ADO.NET to communicate with the SQL Server database . The minimum requirement is .NET 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle Database . This Oracle database adapter enables adapter clients to read and write to and Oracle database
    Supported Oracle Database Server versions
    • Oracle 9.2
    • Oracle 10.1
    • Oracle 10.2
    • Oracle 11.1

The Oracle Database adapter supports Oracle Data Access Components for Oracle Client 11.1.0.6 with Patch Set 11.1.0.7.

  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle E-Business Suite . Using this adapter clients can perform operations on the the Oracle E-Business Suite artifacts (PL/SQL APIs, interface tables/views, concurrent programs, and request sets) and the underlying Oracle database artifacts (such as tables, functions, and procedures) by exchanging SOAP messages with the adapter.
    The Oracle E-Business adapter uses the Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) 11.1.0.7 to communicate with Oracle E-Business Suite. ODP.NET 11.1.0.7 is one of the components of Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC).
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for mySAP Business Suite . This adapter enables clients to exchange Intermediate Document (IDOC), BAPI, and Remote Function Call (RFC) messages with the SAP system.
    Supported versions
    • SAP R/3 4.6c Non-Unicode
    • SAP R/3 4.7 Non-Unicode
    • SAP R/3 4.7 Unicode
    • SAP R/3 5.0 Non-Unicode
    • SAP R/3 5.0 Unicode
    • SAP R/3 6.0 Unicode
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Siebel eBusiness Applications - This adapter enables clients to invoke Business Services and operations on Business Components in a Siebel eBusiness Application.
    Supported Versions
    • Siebel 7.5 (7.5.3.15)
    • Siebel 7.7 (7.7.2.8)
    • Siebel 7.8 (7.8.2.6)
    • Siebel 8.0 (8.0.0.1)

This software is an evaluation version only and will expire in 120 days.Contact Microsoft to renew your license

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 Release Candidate (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate R2 Release Candidate x64 Edition (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bd2604c3-3269-483f-8dc6-3ecb54098f1e

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate for Itanium-based Systems (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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BizTalk Server 2009 Runtime Architecture Poster

Brief Description

The poster depicts message flow, data flow, and references that occur at runtime in BizTalk Server 2009.

Overview

The poster depicts the modules and components of a BizTalk Server 2009 runtime environment, including message flow, data flow, and references that occur at runtime. It can be used to show how the capabilities listed in the BizTalk Server 2009 Capabilities Poster are actually implemented. The poster is intended to be printed and measures 35"X32".

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Consuming Web Services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper

Brief Description

Consuming Web Services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper

Overview

This white paper shows you how to consume an external web service from X++. The example uses a free web service that enables the automation of retrieving currency exchange rates.

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Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image

Brief Description

VPC Hard Disk Images for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions on Windows XP and Windows Vista

Overview

This download page contains different VPC images, depending on what you want to test.

  • IE6-XPSP3.exe contains a Windows XP SP3 with IE6 VHD file. Expires August 31, 2009
  • IE7-XPSP3.exe contains a Windows XP SP3 with IE7 VHD file. Expires August 31, 2009
  • IE8-XPSP3.exe contains a Windows XP SP3 with IE8 VHD file. Expires August 31, 2009
  • IE7-VIS1.exe+IE7-VIS2.rar+IE7-VIS3.rar contain a Vista Image with IE7 VHD file. Expires 120 days after first run.
  • IE8-VIS1.exe+IE8-VIS2.rar+IE8-VIS3.rar+IE8-VIS4.rar contain a Vista Image with IE8 VHD file. Expires 120 days after first run.

Note: For The Vista image, you will need files in that set, downloaded and in the same directory, then run the EXE in the root directory.

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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.

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SQL Server Driver for PHP Version 1.0 Cumulative Update - April 2009

Brief Description

Download the SQL Server Driver for PHP Version 1.0 Cumulative Update - April 2009.

Overview

In its continued commitment to interoperability, Microsoft has released an updated SQL Server Driver for PHP. The SQL Server Driver for PHP download is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge. The SQL Server Driver for PHP is a PHP 5 extension that allows for the reading and writing of SQL Server data from within PHP scripts. The extension provides a procedural interface for accessing data in all editions of SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008.
For update details, see the SQLServerDriverForPHP_Readme.htm file in the download package.
Peer-to-peer support is available in the SQL Server Driver for PHP forum. To submit feedback on this release, visit the SQL Server Feedback Center.

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Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server

Brief Description

The WCF based SQL Adapter can be used to connect BizTalk applications to SQL Server

Overview

This SQL adapter which is also a part of the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 can be used to connect BizTalk applications to SQL Server. The adapter replaces the current native SQL adapter and offers many more features.

  • Insert/Update/Delete/Select operations on tables and views
  • Invoke (SQL and CLR) Stored procedures, scalar valued functions , table value functions
  • Supports execution of generic T-SQL statements, via the ExecuteReader(), ExecuteNonQuery() and ExecuteScalar() operations
  • Configurable polling – polling statement, polling interval, receive multiple result sets
  • Support for x86 and x64 platforms
  • Support for new data types in SQL2005 and SQL2008 (notably FILESTREAM, varbinary (max))
  • Support for UDTs
  • Ability to pass table value parameters
  • Composite operations - invoke operations on multiple tables and call any number of stored procedures in the same transaction
  • SQL query notifications
  • Ability to directly call stored procedures which used the ‘for xml’ style supported by the BizTalk 2006 SQL adapter to ease backward compatibility

SQL Server versions supported SQL 2000, SQL 2005, SQL 2008 In order to use this adapter and be eligible for support you must have a valid BizTalk Server license.

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Windows Mobile App Stars

Brief Description

Windows Mobile App Stars

Overview

Windows Mobile App Stars

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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=47a9865e-d259-4c44-8557-b6656f2f7d23

GDC 2009: Analyzing Performance Shortfalls in XNA Game Studio Titles

Brief Description

GDC 2009: Analyzing Performance Shortfalls in XNA Game Studio Titles
This talk demonstrates several of the tools and techniques available to XNA Game Studio developers to analyze their title’s performance shortfalls.

Overview

Your XNA Game Studio game doesn’t run as well as you expected, and you have no idea why. The first step towards fixing your title is to first understand your title: how it allocates memory, and how it uses the CPU and GPU. This talk demonstrates several of the tools and techniques available to XNA Game Studio developers to analyze their title’s performance shortfalls.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c7c27ae4-393c-4610-b556-53a9a2aedaf2

GDC 2009: The Top 10 List - CPU and GPU Performance Challenges

Brief Description

GDC 2009: The Top 10 List - CPU and GPU Performance Challenges
This presentation will draw on the unique perspective of Microsoft's XNA Developer Connection (XDC) group to present an across the board survey of the performance issues even the very best Xbox 360 developers run into, how to identify those issues, and how to fix them.

Overview

This presentation will draw on the unique perspective of Microsoft's XNA Developer Connection (XDC) group to present an across the board survey of the performance issues even the very best Xbox 360 developers run into, how to identify those issues, and how to fix them. Applicable primarily to Xbox 360, but translating well to high end Windows game development, this set of mini-case studies forms a next-gen post-mortem which will help developers decide where to focus optimization effort.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d48e91d-d187-474b-9ed7-9c8645b30007

GDC 2009: PIX and XNA Game Studio Diagnosing Performance Problems

Brief Description

GDC 2009: PIX and XNA Game Studio Diagnosing Performance Problems
This presentation will explore how to use PIX for Windows and PIX for Xbox 360 to profile and interpret performance issues in XNA Game Studio titles.

Overview

For years, professional game developers using the DirectX and Xbox 360 Software Development Kits have enjoyed the finest purpose-built performance analysis tools ever created for game development. The good news for game XNA Game Studio developers is that these same tools can be used to enhance their titles using Windows and the XNA Game Studio XDK Extensions. This presentation will explore how to use PIX for Windows and PIX for Xbox 360 to profile and interpret performance issues in XNA Game Studio titles.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=54d5a550-f893-47cd-9ca1-21dd394600f2

GDC 2009: New Xbox 360 and DirectX SDK Features

Brief Description

GDC 2009: New Xbox 360 and DirectX SDK Features
This session provides an overview and demo of just some of the many additions since last year. Attendees will gain a broad understanding of the new tools and features.

Overview

The DirectX SDK and the Xbox 360 XDK continue to evolve with each release adding new features and tools to help game developers. This session provides an overview and demo of just some of the many additions since last year. Attendees will gain a broad understanding of the new tools and features.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dccd58fd-c61f-4e60-a283-17fe7ea3726f

GDC 2009: Networking Traffic Jams and Schrodingers Cat

Brief Description

GDC 2009: Networking Traffic Jams and Schrodingers Cat
This talk explains how to overcome the challenges posed by limited bandwidth and delivery latency.

Overview

The XNA Framework networking API makes it easy to join a session and exchange data packets. But what exactly should you put in those packets? This talk explains how to overcome the challenges posed by limited bandwidth (if you send too much data, or fail to properly compress it, your game could end up even slower than my morning commute) and delivery latency (when packets arrive late, you must use prediction algorithms to smooth things out, creating a strange quantum world where each object has more than one state being simulated in parallel).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=db0854bc-7780-49c2-a507-0b86da927152

GDC 2009: Squeezing It All In

Brief Description

GDC 2009: Squeezing It All In
This talk will discuss how to fit data into limited disc space and how to physically arrange data for optimal user experience.

Overview

You’ve got gigabytes of juicy game content --- now where are you going to put it all? Preparing game content packages will soon become easier and more flexible due to new tools arriving in the XDK. We will present the available means of preparing your data: for emulation during development and testing, for placement on optical disc, and for play from hard drive. Through engagement with many real-world titles, we have developed a list of best practices for content management and production. This talk will discuss how to fit data into limited disc space and how to physically arrange data for optimal user experience.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6c6c46e5-4cc9-4995-8bb1-276eea80ccbe

GDC 2009: Performance Tools Update

Brief Description

GDC 2009: Performance Tools Update
The XNA Platform and Tools team has been hard at work delivering updates to PIX for both Xbox 360 and Windows. This session brings you up to speed on the new features and improvements made to this critical toolset for performance investigation and analysis of your title.

Overview

The XNA Platform and Tools team has been hard at work delivering updates to PIX for both Xbox 360 and Windows. This session brings you up to speed on the new features and improvements made to this critical toolset for performance investigation and analysis of your title.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ea7290d6-3e93-45ae-bbcd-c7c8f3f511ab

GDC 2009: XNA Game Studio XDK Extensions, Certification, and You

Brief Description

GDC 2009: XNA Game Studio XDK Extensions, Certification, and You
This talk will show how the XNA Game Studio XDK Extensions reduce the time necessary to deliver a certifiable, polished title for mainstream release.

Overview

The Holy Grail of XNA Game Studio game development is cost savings and shorter development times over that of large-budget native titles. A significant source of development cost for small developers can come from the time and effort necessary to polish a title for certification and release. This talk will show how the XNA Game Studio XDK Extensions reduce the time necessary to deliver a certifiable, polished title for mainstream release.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=964f0247-9202-4cc0-893d-5519f30c1ccb

GDC 2009: XNA Game Studio Program Overview

Brief Description

GDC 2009: XNA Game Studio Program Overview
XNA Game Studio has come a long way from XNA Game Studio Express 1.0. Learn about the new features in XNA Game Studio 3.0 and how to publish your game with the XNA Community Games publishing program. We are also unveiling the XNA Game Studio XDK Extensions, a new SDK that enables Xbox LIVE Arcade and retail game development with the XNA Framework on the Xbox 360.

Overview

XNA Game Studio has come a long way from XNA Game Studio Express 1.0. Learn about the new features in XNA Game Studio 3.0 and how to publish your game with the XNA Community Games publishing program. We are also unveiling the XNA Game Studio XDK Extensions, a new SDK that enables Xbox LIVE Arcade and retail game development with the XNA Framework on the Xbox 360.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ced54340-d2ad-44bd-8a77-22339ed86e08

.NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3 SYSTEM.WEB.DLL and MSCOREE.DLL Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (excluding Media Center Edition and Tablet PC Edition), and Windows Vista

Brief Description

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0.

Overview

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=91d7afe4-069b-4ce8-976e-9a01345a8603

.NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 SYSTEM.WEB.DLL and MSCOREE.DLL Security Update for Windows Vista

Brief Description

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.

Overview

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7eea368d-7b82-4583-8537-30351718a4e9

Update to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox

Brief Description

Update to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox is required to address several compatibility issues with Firefox browser.

Overview

In .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, the .NET Framework Assistant enables Firefox to use the ClickOnce technology that is included in the .NET Framework. The .NET Framework Assistant is added at the machine-level to enable its functionality for all users on the machine. As a result, the Uninstall button is shown as unavailable in the Firefox Add-ons list because standard users are not permitted to uninstall machine-level components. In this update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and in Windows 7, the .NET Framework Assistant will be installed on a per-user basis. As a result, the Uninstall button will be functional in the Firefox Add-ons list. This update will also make this version of the .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox compatible with future versions of the Firefox browser. Updates to the .NET Framework Assistant may include updates to the Windows Presentation Foundation Plug-in for Firefox causing it to be enabled upon its initial update.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cecc62dc-96a7-4657-af91-6383ba034eab

Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 968176)

Brief Description

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 4. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.

Overview

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router.
For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 968176.
Update Rollup 4 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
To maintain parity between the client and server components of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, this update rollup includes packages for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server and Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0ddf8e83-5d9c-4fe7-9ae6-f2713a024071

BizTalk Server 2009 Installation and Upgrade Guides

Brief Description

Download the installation and upgrade guides for BizTalk Server 2009, BizTalk Server RFID 2009, and BizTalk RFID Mobile 2009.

Overview

The installation guides explain how to install BizTalk Server 2009, BizTalk Server RFID 2009, and BizTalk RFID Mobile 2009. The upgrade guide explains how to upgrade from BizTalk Server 2006 or BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to BizTalk Server 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9c697e02-d1bc-4684-8748-28b3a292d5bf

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=98d452fb-0da7-4cf5-8830-d0e2a7596f9a

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0bd30426-2b33-4a14-8478-8b5755f1df12

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3c0bf13f-20db-4881-9b34-72f3f5c8b825

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista (KB969497) - English

Brief Description
Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8e2e5608-1df2-4fb3-854d-3035a3096df0

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB969497) - English

Brief Description
Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bab71ccd-6a82-4348-bc00-c87955e22b0e

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5b91a72f-0c01-4f16-a005-dc936d4403f4

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c480f1e8-5b20-4e27-a9c1-a8a2dd5dca1b

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB969497)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9bfb2eef-dbe7-4de3-879a-25313a213a38

Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Performance Testing Lab - English

Brief Description
Overview

This paper describes how to run performance tests against a Project Server 2007 deployment by using Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 and a set of community-based tools built for the purpose. It also documents the specifics of the lab environment which was used for the tests we ran for collecting data for this white paper. It describes in detail the test scenarios that were conducted, and it summarizes the data collected for every scenario.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2f595e22-c9f1-4376-a8b2-7a7eccd2aba5

Microsoft Axum

Brief Description

A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolation, actors and message-passing.

Overview

Installer: Axum is an incubation project from Microsoft’s Parallel Computing Platform that aims to validate a safe and productive parallel programming model for the .NET framework. It’s a language that builds upon the architecture of the web and the principles of isolation, actors, and message-passing to increase application safety, responsiveness, scalability and developer productivity. Other advanced concepts we are exploring are data flow networks, asynchronous methods, and type annotations for taming side-effects. Programmer's Guide: Use this simple and easy to follow programmer's guide to learn how to create safe, scalable, and responsive applications with the Axum language. Language Specification: A detailed specification of the Axum language.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cfe70d5d-37aa-4c4c-8eeb-d4576c41baa2

Windows 7 Federated Search Provider Implementer's Guide

Brief Description

This document describes how to build a basic web service that leverages the Windows OpenSearch provider for federated search.Federated search enables users to search remote data sources from within Windows Explorer and to interact with that remote data from within Windows Explorer.

Overview

Windows 7 introduces support for search federation to remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies. Federated search enables users to search remote data sources from within Windows Explorer and to interact with that remote data from within Windows Explorer.
This document describes how to build a web-based data source that can be searched using Windows federated search. Following the best practices described here, you can enable rich integration of your remote data sources with Windows Explorer without having to write or deploy Windows client-side code.
Windows 7 federated search supports the following standards:
For item data:

  • RSS 2.0, 1.0, 0.91 & 0.92
  • Atom 0.3 & 1.0
  • MediaRSS content and thumbnail elements

For connection information:

  • OpenSearch 1.1

Authentication:

  • NTLM
  • Kerberos
  • Basic (only over https)
  • plus any other Security Support Providers installed on the client and the server hosting the web service

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c709a596-a9e9-49e7-bcd4-319664929317

Microsoft .NET Services White Papers (March 2009 CTP)

Brief Description

A Developer's Guide to Microsoft .NET Services

Overview

An Introduction to Microsoft .NET Services for Developers. This overview paper introduces Microsoft® .NET Services, each of its building block services, and how they fit together.
A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft® .NET Access Control Service. This whitepaper shows developers how to use a claims-based identity model and the Microsoft® .NET Access Control Service – part of the Microsoft® .NET Services family – to implement single sign-on, federated identity, and role based access control in Web applications and services.
A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft® .NET Service Bus. This whitepaper shows developers how to use the .NET Service Bus – part of the Microsoft® .NET Services family – to provide a secure, standards-based messaging fabric to connect applications across the Internet.
A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft® .NET Workflow Service. This whitepaper provides details about the Microsoft® .NET Workflow Service, its relation to Windows Workflow Foundation, and what developers need to know to begin building workflows for the cloud. It not only explains the current tools and capabilities but also outlines the vision for future releases.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5057e2b3-c8e5-4b26-a601-ff9621589ce3

Security, Policy & Compliance

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) Tool

Brief Description

The ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their ISA Server computers and to diagnose current problems. The tool scans the configuration settings of the local ISA Server computer and reports issues that do not conform to the recommended best practices.

Overview

The ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) is a diagnostic tool that automatically performs specific tests on configuration data collected on the local ISA Server computer from the ISA Server hierarchy of administration COM objects, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes, the system registry, files on disk, and the Domain Name System (DNS) settings.
The resulting report details critical configuration issues, potential problems, and information about the local computer. By following the recommendations of the tool, administrators can achieve greater performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime.
The ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer is supplied with two supplemental tools.
• The ISA Data Packager enables you to create a single .cab file containing ISA Server diagnostic information that can be easily sent to Microsoft Product Support Services for analysis.
• BPA2Visio generates a Microsoft Office Visio® 2003 or Visio 2007 diagram of your network topology as seen from an ISA Server computer or any Windows computer based on output from the ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d22ec2b9-4cd3-4bb6-91ec-0829e5f84063

Microsoft Online Services Sign In

Brief Description

Use this Sign In application to access Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

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

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

Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Other

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

TechNet Plus Direct Subscription Flyer

Brief Description

TechNet Plus Direct Subscription Flyer
In an easy-to-read format, this attractive flyer illustrates at a glance the benefits of a TechNet Plus Direct subscription to the IT professional.

Overview

Your fast track to IT success. The TechNet Plus Direct Flyer gives IT professionals a clear overview of the benefits of a TechNet Plus Direct Subscription which includes access to full-version Microsoft software for evaluation purposes, managed newsgroup support, early access to beta software, two complimentary professional support incidents, complimentary eLearning courses, access to the proprietary TechNet Plus Library and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=89d1e42c-3a8e-4311-8a9a-661aa7e3b126

Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

Brief Description

List of weekly closing stock prices.

Overview

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

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