Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Project Quant Fact Sheet

· Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource Kit

· System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation

· Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Documentation

· Technical Overview of Print Services

· Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB973825)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB973825)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB973825)

· Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant Hotfix KB 970275

· Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 969695

· Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 968802

· Office Communicator Phone Edition (2007 R2)

· Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Administrator's Guide

· Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Hotfix KB 969694

· Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Tool

· The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 2 (SP2)

· Microsoft Product Support Reports

· Case Study: Creating a Highly Available Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Environment by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring in a Windows Server 2008 Virtualized Environment

· Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Client and Devices Technical Reference

· Office Live Meeting 2007 Document: Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Testing and Troubleshooting Guide

Solutions & Solution Development

· Getting Started with Microsoft Office Live Meeting

· ILMerge

· Live Meeting 2007 Technical Considerations Whitepaper

· Microsoft Hopper Test Tool for Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1, and 6.5

· .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 enabled to use Software Transactional Memory (STM.NET Version 1.0)

· Microsoft ACF Partners

· Microsoft BizTalk 2009 Accelerator for SWIFT Installation Guide and Help

· Microsoft MapPoint Add-in for SQL Server

· Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio July 2009 CTP

· Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program

· Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 Help

· Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 Installation Guide

· KAPIMON

· Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Readme and Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Installation Guide

· Bing Maps Web Services SDK 1.0

· Bing Map Control SDK 6.2

· Overview of Service-Oriented Architecture Programming Model and Runtime System for Windows HPC Server 2008

· Deep Zoom Composer

· ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 1

· What is new in Windows 7 WFP (Windows Filtering Platform)

· Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 1.0

· WHDC White Papers and Documentation

· Microsoft Silverlight 3 Offline Documentation

· BizTalk Server 2009 RFID Operations Guide

Security, Policy & Compliance

· The Microsoft Office Visualization Tool (OffVis) Fact Sheet

· iDefense Review of Microsoft Exploitability Index

· Press Release - Black Hat 2009

· The Microsoft Security Update Guide

· Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Management Pack for OpsMgr 2007

· Building a Safer, More Trusted Internet through Information Sharing

· Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

· Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0

· Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) 9.1 Product Documents

Other

· Microsoft Online Services 2010 CTP Help

· Case Study: Creating a Highly Available Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Environment by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring in a Windows Server 2008 Virtualized Environment

· Microsoft Software Inventory Analyzer Documents

· Bing for Windows Mobile 6.x

· Microsoft Dynamics Partner Registration Agreement (PRA)

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Project Quant Fact Sheet

Brief Description

Project Quant Fact Sheet

Overview

The objective of Project Quant is to develop a cost model for patch management response that accurately reflects the financial and resource costs associated with the process of evaluating and deploying software updates (patch management).

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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource Kit

Brief Description

Whether you manage a single Web server or many, the prescriptive, task-based, and scenario-based guidance in this book will help you effectively plan, deploy, operate, and troubleshoot your IIS 6.0 solution.

Overview

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 and IIS 6.0 provide the services to support a secure, available, and scalable Web server on which to run your Web sites and applications. Whether you manage a single Web server or many, Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource Kit will help you effectively plan, deploy, operate, and troubleshoot your IIS 6.0 solution. This comprehensive technical resource delivers an in-depth description of the new IIS 6.0 architecture, as well as reference information about IIS 6.0 features and services. It also includes practical information and tools to help you accomplish everyday administrative tasks.
Deployment scenarios in part one of this book include installing a new Web server, upgrading an existing Web server from an earlier version of IIS, and migrating existing Apache or IIS Web sites and applications to a newly installed Web server. Part two of this book includes information about running IIS 6.0 as a platform for Web applications, managing a secure IIS 6.0 solution, administering servers programmatically, and capitalizing on built-in scalability features to manage large-scale deployments. In addition, part two includes a thorough discussion of IIS 6.0 troubleshooting concepts, tools, and procedures.
This page contains the following files for download:
• Book Cover (front)
• Introduction
Part I: Deploying Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0
• Ch 1: Overview of Deploying IIS 6.0
• Ch 2: Deploying ASP.NET Applications in IIS 6.0
• Ch 3: Securing Web Sites and Applications
• Ch 4: Ensuring Application Availability
• Ch 5: Upgrading an IIS Server to IIS 6.0
• Ch 6: Migrating IIS Web Sites to IIS 6.0
• Ch 7: Migrating Apache Web Sites to IIS 6.0
• Appx A: IIS Deployment Procedures
• Appx B: Changes to Metabase Properties in IIS 6.0
Part II: Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource   Guide
• Ch 1: Introducing IIS 6.0
• Ch 2: IIS 6.0 Architecture
• Ch 3: Running IIS 6.0 as an Application Server
• Ch 4: Working with the Metabase
• Ch 5: Managing a Secure IIS 6.0 Solution
• Ch 6: Optimizing IIS 6.0 Performance
• Ch 7: Web Server Scalability
• Ch 8: Configuring Internet Sites and Services
• Ch 9: IIS 6.0 Administration Scripts, Tips, and Tricks
• Ch 10: Analyzing Log Files
• Ch 11: Troubleshooting IIS 6.0
• Appx A: Common Administrative Tasks
• Appx B: Unattended Setup
• Appx C: Using FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions
• Appx D:IIS 6.0 Performance Counters
• Appx E: IIS 6.0 Event Messages
• Appx F: Centralized Binary Log File Format
• Appx G: IPv6 and IIS 6.0
• Glossary
• Index
• Entire book as a .zip file
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System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation

Brief Description

This download provides the technical documentation for Operations Manager 2007 R2.

Overview

The Operations Manager 2007 R2 technical documentation helps you plan, deploy, operate, and maintain Operations Manager 2007 R2. For information about the specific guides available in the library, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb498235.aspx.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=19bd0eb5-7ca0-41be-8c0f-2d95fe7ec636

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Documentation

Brief Description

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

Overview

The full set of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation is contained in the download file named Communications_Server_2007_R2_Documentation.chm.
IMPORTANT  See Additional Information for important information about circumstances under which a CHM file will not display correctly, and how to resolve the issue.
Selected, high-value sections of the documentation are also provided as separate Word documents for IT Pros who are interested in specific topical areas. Topics covered include:

  • New server and new client features
  • Planning and architecture
  • Deploying Enterprise and Standard Edition
  • Deploying specific types of servers and some related technologies, such as load balancers, including Monitoring Server, Archiving Server, Group Chat Server, and Edge servers
  • Deploying features, including Enterprise Voice, dial-in conferencing, and Response Group Service
  • Upgrading from the Evaluation Edition to a full released version
  • Migration from Live Communications Server 2005 or Office Communications Server 2007
  • Administering Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Communicator Web Access, and Group Chat
  • Backup and restoration
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • A reference guide for using the command-line to deploy and manage Office Communications Server 2007 R2
  • A glossary of unified communications terms used in the documentation
  • A documentation roadmap

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Technical Overview of Print Services

Brief Description

This document outlines the features and benefits provided by Print Services in Windows Server 2003 and discusses key improvements in print server manageability.

Overview

Printer sharing, information retrieval, and data storage are among the most frequently used network services no matter the size of the business or organization. Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 contains enhancements for many of the print features delivered with Windows 2000 to ensure enterprise grade reliability, manageability, security, and agility for print services. This technical overview outlines the features and benefits provided by Print Services in Windows Server 2003 and discusses key improvements in print server manageability.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/thankyou.aspx?familyId=52da82ff-06c3-4813-8e2e-854d5982d5db&displayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB973825)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue where you receive a digital signature policy error message when installing a large Microsoft Windows Installer (.msi) package or a large Microsoft Windows Installer Patch (.msp) package.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue where you receive a digital signature policy error message when installing a large Microsoft Windows Installer (.msi) package or a large Microsoft Windows Installer Patch (.msp) package. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5367c44d-2260-44a6-b4c1-2ce9e2b00e2d

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB973825)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue where you receive a digital signature policy error message when installing a large Microsoft Windows Installer (.msi) package or a large Microsoft Windows Installer Patch (.msp) package.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue where you receive a digital signature policy error message when installing a large Microsoft Windows Installer (.msi) package or a large Microsoft Windows Installer Patch (.msp) package. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d79fb7bd-a16c-45f0-9b32-a309b3763951

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB973825)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue where you receive a digital signature policy error message when installing a large Microsoft Windows Installer (.msi) package or a large Microsoft Windows Installer Patch (.msp) package.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue where you receive a digital signature policy error message when installing a large Microsoft Windows Installer (.msi) package or a large Microsoft Windows Installer Patch (.msp) package. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f1ebf2c8-0573-4686-adbc-099feeafcc9b

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant Hotfix KB 970275

Brief Description

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant.

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant is described in the Knowledge Base article 970275.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=36beb56d-072e-4a92-b781-a1e8a548a5ac

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 969695

Brief Description

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

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 is described in the Knowledge Base article 969695.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=515d6dba-4c6a-48bb-a06a-d99c5742676d

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 968802

Brief Description

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is described in the Knowledge Base article968802.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b3b02475-150c-41fa-844a-c10a517040f4

Office Communicator Phone Edition (2007 R2)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition

Overview

This download was originally released on February 1, 2009. For a complete list of fixes and changes in this latest version, please see KB article 972398.
Office Communicator Phone Edition, which provides a rich, Office Communicator-like user experience on select standalone IP phones from Microsoft partners (e.g., LG-Nortel IP 8540 and Polycom CX700), has been updated with new functionality that provides an enhanced user experience on these phones:

  • Single sign-in. Users can now connect their Office Communicator Phone Edition phone to their computer with a USB cable and sign in to both their phone and Office Communicator 2007 R2 at the same time.
  • Integration with Office Communicator 2007 R2 on the PC. Users can now click a contact or phone number in their Office Communicator 2007 R2 contact list on their PC to place a call using their Office Communicator Phone Edition phone. Call controls are synchronized on both the phone and Office Communicator on the PC. If their PC is configured with a webcam, users can escalate the call by adding video.
  • Support for new Office Communications Server 2007 R2 voice features. New call delegation, team calling and Response Group service functionality in Office Communications Server 2007 R2 are also supported in Office Communicator Phone Edition.
  • Audio quality enhancements. Latency, audio quality and call setup time have all been improved.
  • User interface enhancements. The user interface has been improved and streamlined. For example, a Redial button enables users to easily redial the last dialed number, searching through the corporate directory is easier, and users can select from one of four ring tones.
  • Office Live Meeting support. Users can now use their Office Communicator Phone Edition phone as an audio device in Office Live Meeting.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=565595be-6cf3-4a61-a1e4-12555749ca64

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Administrator's Guide

Brief Description

This guide provides the information administrators need to deploy Microsoft Office Live Meeting clients, configure their conference center, and manage the Microsoft Office Live Meeting service within their organizations.

Overview

This guide provides the information administrators need to deploy Microsoft Office Live Meeting clients, configure their conference center, and manage the Microsoft Office Live Meeting service within their organizations. It includes information about deploying Live Meeting clients and the Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook, using Live Meeting Web Access, and configuring settings for your conference center.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=824a55c8-809a-4224-a8cd-f37b348b7481

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Hotfix KB 969694

Brief Description

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007.

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 is described in the Knowledge Base article 969694.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1ad57f8f-78f7-45f6-a8c0-805936f46645

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Tool

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

Issue Fixed: UserProfileGenerator load problem for AV and Appsharing scenario
Explanation: As mentioned in the release notes for the previous OCS 2007 R2 Capacity planning tools release, UserProfileGenerator was generating incorrect load for AV and Appsharing scenarios. This QFE fixes this issue and UserProfileGenerator should generate correct load for various load settings: low, medium & high.
Issue Fixed: Ocsstress needs a _Total instance
Explanation: A “_Total” performance counter instance was added to Ocsstress. This new instance makes it easier to monitor Ocsstress performance counters.
Issue Fixed: Ocsstress should not update the CallsFailed counter for 486 , 603 etc decline specific responses
Explanation: Ocsstress was wrongfully reporting calls which received valid responses such as 486 busy, 603 decline as calls failed. These calls are no longer marked as failed and are considered a successful call-routing scenario.

Note:

  • This download is not supported by Microsoft.

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The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Brief Description

Service Pack 2 provides the latest updates to all of the 2007 Microsoft Office System servers.

Overview

The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides customers with the latest updates to all of the 2007 Office System servers (the products that are affected by this update are listed below). This download includes two types of fixes:

  • Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack.
    • In addition to general product fixes, this includes improvements in stability, performance, and security.
    • You can find out more information in Knowledge Base Article 953334, where product-specific changes are described.
  • All of the Public Updates, Security Updates, Cumulative Updates, and Hotfixes released through February 2009.

Before installing this service pack, you are strongly encouraged to read 953334, which describes some big improvements introduced by SP2, and also calls out some important information that you should be aware of before installing.
Important information regarding this service pack: If you downloaded this service pack prior to July 29, 2009, your product expiration date may have been improperly activated. Please see 971620 for further information and to download a fix. If this is the first time you are deploying SP2, this download will not cause the expiration date to be activated. If you have installed SP2 and have applied the fix available through 971620 you do not need to reapply the Service Pack.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b7816d90-5fc6-4347-89b0-a80deb27a082

Microsoft Product Support Reports

Brief Description

Download the scripted system configuration gathering tools. The Microsoft Product Support Reports utility facilitates the gathering of critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues.

Overview

The Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool facilitates the gathering of critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. This information helps diagnose problems in the software quicker and provide solutions.
The tool offers the ability to select the particular scenarios for which system configuration data will be collected: General, Internet and Networking, Business Networks, Server Components, Windows Update Services, Exchange Servers and SQL and other Data Stores (MDAC) . Depending on the particular system configuration and the categories selected, Microsoft Product Support Reports might take between 7 to 25 minutes or more to complete the data collection. Please read the readme.txt files for more details about the information collected by each category.
There are two executables, that correspond to each specific OS architecture, 32 or 64 bit. Please make sure to download the version that correspond to your system architecture.
You may install and use an unlimited number of copies of MPSReports solely for the purpose of gathering system information necessary for your support professional to provide you with technical support services requested by you. All other purposes are not supported by Microsoft. Please refer to the EULA for more detailed information regarding your usage rights.
Important Notes
MPSReports require the installation of additional prerequisites in order to be executed, as listed in the System Requirements section.
Although we do our best for the reporting tool to run without making any registry changes or modifications to the operating system or revert back any changes temporarily performed by the scripts or tools used during the collection, we have identified that the Powershell ExecutionPolicy is not reverted back to the default RemoteSigned value used for most Server configurations. This might need to be changed manually for some Server applications to work after running MPSReports. Please read the following technet content for more information and how-to for more information and how-to

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Case Study: Creating a Highly Available Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Environment by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring in a Windows Server 2008 Virtualized Environment

Brief Description

This paper highlights the lessons learned from a proof of concept configuration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 across two data centers that included database mirroring.

Overview

The goal of this paper is to highlight the lessons learned from a proof of concept configuration of Office SharePoint Server 2007 across two data centers that included database mirroring. The environment runs on Hyper-V, hosted on the 64-bit edition of the Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise operating system with Service Pack 1 (SP1). The mirroring solution this paper describes is based on the architecture described in the following white paper: Using Database Mirroring with Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83725&clcid=0x409).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b3af830f-49c2-4b92-aa83-d6dd65412590

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Client and Devices Technical Reference

Brief Description

This guide provides in-depth technical information on Office Communications Server 2007 R2 clients and devices.

Overview

This guide provides in-depth technical information on Office Communications Server 2007 R2 clients and devices. It covers the details behind device and client configuration, group policies, security and certificates, and device diagnostics and logging. It also discusses third-party integration, compatibility among clients, and interfaces with other products such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7eea9543-ec18-4beb-ba49-1023a441147c

Office Live Meeting 2007 Document: Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Testing and Troubleshooting Guide

Brief Description

This document explains how to install, configure, and test Microsoft® Office Live Meeting 2007 in a laboratory environment.

Overview

This document explains how to install, configure, and test Microsoft® Office Live Meeting 2007 in a laboratory environment and is designed for system administrators. To help with the testing process, this document provides a testing procedures checklist that you can use to verify that Live Meeting 2007 can successfully connect to Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 service and that Live Meeting 2007 features are working as expected.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d33c9dbc-e8df-4b1b-8e6c-d3f6484938c0

Solutions & Solution Development

Getting Started with Microsoft Office Live Meeting

Brief Description

This guide gets you started with the Microsoft Office Live Meeting service.

Overview

This guide gets you started with the Microsoft Office Live Meeting service. It tells you how to join meetings quickly, and provides instructions on how to schedule meetings, present slides or other files, and create content within the meeting. It also describes features such as recording, breakout rooms and meeting handouts.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2cbfd726-dd67-4fec-8fce-6012ea4c515f

ILMerge

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Live Meeting 2007 Technical Considerations Whitepaper

Brief Description

The 2007 release of the Live Meeting service contains many new features and capabilities added since the introduction of Live Meeting 2005, this document covers these in more detail.

Overview

The 2007 release of the Live Meeting service contains many new features and capabilities added since the introduction of Live Meeting 2005, this document covers these in more detail. These features are not limited to what the user can see (we will discuss this in some detail later in this document) but also include changes in the infrastructure, such as the Intrusion Detection System and Microsoft® ForefrontTM virus scanning of all Live Meeting traffic.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e52c945a-bf33-48ac-b5d8-d8c4e93c71cc

Microsoft Hopper Test Tool for Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1, and 6.5

Brief Description

Hopper is a software test tool that simulates random user input on mobile devices. Required for certification for Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

Overview

Hopper is a software test tool that simulates random user input on mobile devices providing a sometimes meaningful mean time to failure (MTTF) number. It is designed to find bugs and is not intended to run scenario tests or do "specific user things" - it is completely random. Hopper stresses the entire device and will execute anything accessible through the UI many, many times. It has no knowledge of where it is at any time and has limited ability to detect poor system health. Hopper executes randomly, thus different bugs might be encountered each time the tool runs. Fixing enough bugs to impact MTTF may take many runs. Reproducing specific runs and/or finding the particular bug that caused any specific failure can prove to be difficult. While Hopper excels at finding system stability bugs quickly, it was never designed to debug or diagnose the source of any particular problem. It utilizes a "system snapshot" log at regular intervals which can help you understand fault. Determining device MTTF via stress testing and debugging is a simple process: run a stress tool until the device fails, diagnose the failure, fix the bug, and re-start the stress tool. In theory, each time a bug gets fixed, MTTF increases because the tool runs longer without a failure.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2a1e5c97-aede-4234-bc73-345475310942

.NET Framework 4 Beta 1 enabled to use Software Transactional Memory (STM.NET Version 1.0)

Brief Description

MSDN DevLab of Software Transactional Memory

Overview

Software Transactional Memory (STM.NET) is a mechanism for efficient isolation of shared state. The programmer demarcates a region of code as operating within a transaction that is “atomic” and “isolated” from other transacted code running concurrently. Transactional memory is considered a promising technology by the academic community and is repeatedly brought up as a welcome technology for the upcoming wave of applications which scale on modern multi-core hardware. The goal is to be able to exploit concurrency by using components written by experts and consumed by application programmers who can then compose together these components using STM. Transactional memory provides an easy-to-use mechanism to do this safely. STM is not a 1:1 lock replacement and provides more functionality than critical sections, reader-writer locks, and other traditional synchronization methods. This functionality has overhead; the hope is that the scalability, productivity, and deadlock freedom gained by this mechanism outweigh the degradation in serial performance. This is an experimental release of the .NET Framework that allows C# programmers to try out this technology, specifically a particular implementation of STM. We are interested in your feedback on your experience using this programming model. Is it valuable and easy-to-use? Does it provide enough functionality? Are you willing to pay with serial performance losses to gain greater scalability? Our implementation is integrated with the framework and tools, it has been extended to provide coexistence with locks, interoperate with traditional transactional technologies, and safely work with existing code.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3321ded5-1db9-4f3f-8658-531049175b5a

Microsoft ACF Partners

Brief Description

Microsoft ACF Partners

Overview

Microsoft ACF Partners

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c7bf45f4-60e5-4f2b-bdb1-2759f77e126d

Microsoft BizTalk 2009 Accelerator for SWIFT Installation Guide and Help

Brief Description

Download the latest installation instructions and Help for the BizTalk 2009 Accelerator for SWIFT.

Overview

The installation guide provides software requirements and detailed instructions for installing BizTalk 2009 Accelerator for SWIFT. (A4Swift-Installation_Guide.exe)
The Help provides conceptual and how to information for BizTalk 2009 Accelerator for SWIFT. (A4SWIFT_Main.exe)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9ac5431e-19a5-4901-8727-a8d01a2d75c8

Microsoft MapPoint Add-in for SQL Server

Brief Description

View your SQL data on a map using the MapPoint Add-in for SQL Server.

Overview

Use this latest MapPoint add-in to view and edit your SQL Server data on a MapPoint map. It's quick, low cost, and doesn't require special training. To get started you need the free Add-in, MapPoint 2009 and access to data in a SQL Server 2008 database.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=895c3de5-efc9-43a2-bd4e-7e4448c1fb96

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio July 2009 CTP

Brief Description

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to enable the creation, building, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure. Installation includes the Windows Azure SDK.

Overview

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to enable the creation, building, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.
Please note that this is a CTP release and should not be used on production systems. Please see the EULA for more details.
New for the July 2009 CTP:

  • Support for developing and deploying services containing multiple web and worker roles. A service may contain zero or more web roles and zero or more worker roles with a minimum of one role of either type.
  • New project creation dialog that supports creating Cloud Services with multiple web and worker roles.
  • Ability to associate any ASP.NET Web Application project in a Cloud Service solution as a Web Role
  • Support for building Cloud Services from TFS Build
  • Enhanced robustness and stability

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio includes:

  • C# and VB Project Templates for creating a Cloud Service solution
  • Tools to change the Service Role configuration
  • Integrated local development via the Development Fabric and Development Storage services
  • Debugging Cloud Service Roles running in the Development Fabric
  • Building and packaging of Cloud Service Packages
  • Browsing to the Azure Services Developer Portal
  • SSL Certificate selection

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8d75d4f7-77a4-4adf-bce8-1b10608574bb

Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 Help

Brief Description

Documentation for the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 in CHM format.

Overview

This download includes documentation for each of the adapters in the BizTalk Adapter Pack in CHM format:

  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for mySAP Business Suite
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Siebel eBusiness Applications
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6017f258-b453-408b-a617-ed76c8679141

Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 Installation Guide

Brief Description

Download the latest installation instructions for the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0.

Overview

The installation guide provides software requirements and detailed instructions for installing the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6017f258-b453-408b-a617-ed76c8679141

KAPIMON

Brief Description

KAPIMON kernel & user mode APIs monitoring tool

Overview

KAPIMON allows easy and fast monitoring of user and kernel APIs. A number of user mode plug-ins are available that allow tracking of file access, registry access, Winsock APIs, SSL, Kerberos, DNS resolver, memory allocation etc...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5145e060-dd8a-4f5a-b701-160cd3366200

Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Readme and Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Installation Guide

Brief Description

Download the latest readme and the installation instructions for the BizTalk Adapter Pack.

Overview

The readme details the contents of the BizTalk Adapter Pack and also contains important, late-breaking information.
The installation guide provides software requirements and detailed instructions for installing the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d9f588e9-fa3e-4b81-a598-ddd9f471f382

Bing Maps Web Services SDK 1.0

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Bing Map Control SDK 6.2

Brief Description

This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Bing Map Control.

Overview

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

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

Overview of Service-Oriented Architecture Programming Model and Runtime System for Windows HPC Server 2008

Brief Description

Developers, users, and administrators face increasing challenges in meeting time-to-result goals. Applications must be developed quickly, run efficiently on the cluster, and be effectively managed so that performance, reliability, and resource utilization are optimized. Learn how Windows HPC Server 2008 can help meet these challenges.

Overview

Windows HPC Server 2008 provides a platform for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based applications. The SOA programming model allows solution developers and architects to rapidly develop new high performance computing cluster-enabled interactive applications and easily modify existing distributed computing applications. With Windows HPC Server 2008, the developer build/debug/deploy experience is streamlined, the speed of processing is accelerated, and the management of the applications and systems is simplified.
This white paper provides a technical overview of SOA applications and the Windows HPC Server 2008 functions that support the SOA model; including building and deploying SOA applications; their architecture, runtime system, scaling, and performance considerations; and monitoring and troubleshooting.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=99742128-4c8c-4adb-872e-c4099206c78d

Deep Zoom Composer

Brief Description

Prepare images for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 3

Overview

We are pleased to present Deep Zoom Composer, a tool to allow the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 3. The new Deep Zoom technology in Silverlight allows users to see images on the Web like they never have before. The smooth in-place zooming and panning that Deep Zoom allows is a true advancement and raises the bar on what image viewing should be. High resolution images need to be prepared for use with Deep Zoom and this tool allows the user to create Deep Zoom composition files that control the zooming experience and then export all the necessary files for deployment with Silverlight 3.

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

ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 1

Brief Description

ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 1 provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 runtime.

Overview

ASP.NET MVC 2 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model. ASP.NET MVC applications are easily testable using techniques such as test-driven development (TDD).
The installation package includes templates and tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 to increase productivity when writing ASP.NET MVC applications. For example, the Add View dialog box takes advantage of customizable code generation (T4) templates to generate a view based on a model object. The default project template allows the developer to automatically hook up a unit-test project that is associated with the ASP.NET MVC application.
Because the ASP.NET MVC framework is built on ASP.NET 3.5 SP 1, developers can take advantage of existing ASP.NET features like authentication and authorization, profile settings, localization, and so on.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d34f9eaa-fcbe-4e20-b2fd-a9a03de7d6dd

What is new in Windows 7 WFP (Windows Filtering Platform)

Brief Description

Includes early details of the new features added in Windows 7

Overview

This document outlines the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) improvements and new features that have been introduced in the Windows 7 operating system. It is assumed that the reader is already familiar with WFP programming model and API set. For audiences that are new to WFP technologies, please refer to the following MSDN documentations. Windows Filtering Platform (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366510.aspx) Windows Filtering Platform Callout Drivers (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796374.aspx)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f79644d4-8cb5-495a-923b-cdfbe5985d85

Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 1.0

Brief Description

Documentation for the BizTalk Adapter Pack 1.0 in CHM format.

Overview

This download includes documentation for each of the three adapters in the BizTalk Adapter Pack in CHM format:

  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle Database
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for mySAP Business Suite
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Siebel eBusiness Applications
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Siebel eBusiness Applications MREF Documentation

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=58bd17c8-8efa-4b69-ab51-9f5b11a962dc

WHDC White Papers and Documentation

Brief Description

WHDC white papers and documentation for driver and hardware developers

Overview

White papers, documentation, and other resources for driver and hardware developers from the WHDC Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9a138e5f-df06-467c-89fe-c463f1c8216f

Microsoft Silverlight 3 Offline Documentation

Brief Description

This package contains the developer documentation for Silverlight 3.

Overview

This package contains the developer documentation for Silverlight 3.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0a9773a7-c854-41fa-b73d-535abfb73baf

BizTalk Server 2009 RFID Operations Guide

Brief Description

Provides detailed information for planning a BizTalk Server RFID environment, as well as recommendations and best practices for configuring, deploying, maintaining, and monitoring the environment.

Overview

A valuable resource for anyone involved in the implementation and administration of a BizTalk Server RFID solution, particularly IT professionals. The guide provides detailed information for planning a BizTalk Server RFID environment, as well as recommendations and best practices for configuring, deploying, maintaining, and monitoring the environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f8584561-da18-42df-ad44-02a326c8aaca

Security, Policy & Compliance

The Microsoft Office Visualization Tool (OffVis) Fact Sheet

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office Visualization Tool (OffVis) Fact Sheet

Overview

The Microsoft Office Visualization Tool (OffVis) allows IT professionals, security researchers and malware protection vendors to better understand the Microsoft Office binary file format in order to deconstruct .doc-, .xls- and .ppt-based targeted attacks. The unique, easy-to-use tool offers a comprehensive view of any Microsoft Office binary file format sample simply by hovering a cursor over it. The tool then graphically shows important data structures and records for Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Microsoft Office Excel. Users can then browse and click through each record.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=19a1a252-c3af-4474-b33c-158c6e85115e

iDefense Review of Microsoft Exploitability Index

Brief Description

iDefense Review of Microsoft Exploitability Index

Overview

In October 2008, the Microsoft Security Response Center launched a new program called the Microsoft Exploitability Index. Microsoft’s goal for the program is to provide actionable intelligence to help customers prioritize security update deployment. iDefense, a third-party company, analyzed the first 120 days of the program to evaluate the effectiveness of the Index.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=73773376-f70d-46ff-8550-77dc1c76bf99

Press Release - Black Hat 2009

Brief Description

Press Release - Black Hat 2009

Overview

Press Release - Black Hat 2009

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=15bcec81-e0eb-42a8-9f26-f1f7705fb310

The Microsoft Security Update Guide

Brief Description

Microsoft Security Update Guide: Helping IT Professionals Better Understand and Maximize Microsoft Security Update Release Information, Processes, Communications, and Tools.

Overview

This Guide was designed to help IT professionals better understand and use Microsoft security release information, processes, communications, and tools. Our goal is to help IT professionals manage organizational risk and develop a repeatable, effective deployment mechanism for security updates. In this Guide, you will find a convenient glossary of terms, an overview of the Microsoft Security Bulletin process, and a stage-by-stage review of Microsoft Security Updates. The Guide is organized according to the following stages of the security update process: Stage 1, Receive Microsoft Security Release Communications; Stage 2, Evaluate Risk; Stage 3, Evaluate Mitigation; Stage 4, Standard or Urgent Update Deployment Timeline; Stage 5, Monitor Systems, and; Ongoing Stage, Watch. Each section outlines the purpose and objective for that stage, as well as the expected target outcomes upon that stage’s completion.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c3d986d0-ecc3-4ce0-9c25-048ec5b52a4f

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Management Pack for OpsMgr 2007

Brief Description

This management pack monitors the performance and availability of ISA Server 2006.

Overview

This management pack monitors ISA Server 2006 and includes monitors and rules to track the performance, availability, and reliability of ISA Server 2006 components. With detailed alert information, you can quickly identify and troubleshoot ISA Server 2006 issues, minimizing time-to-resolution when problems occur. You can collect and analyze performance trends and metrics, and obtain performance information that allows you to manage bottlenecks, identify capacity requirements, and proactively manage your ISA 2006 deployment to resolve issues before problems occur.
Note: Use this management pack to monitor ISA 2006 only. To monitor other versions of ISA, use the Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 and 2006 Management Pack at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6BF3B468-0473-41A1-9EA1-F3BCEC7AA562&displaylang=en&displaylang=en
Management Pack Release History:

  • 7/20/2008 - Updated Release with fixes, version 6.0.6648.0000
  • 7/14/2008 - Initial Release, version 6.0.6351.0000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c576fcdf-42f0-4eb5-990d-e8e7c7e9c07e

Building a Safer, More Trusted Internet through Information Sharing

Brief Description

Building a Safer, More Trusted Internet through Information Sharing: A report from the Microsoft Security Response Center on the progress of three initiatives that share information to foster deeper industry collaboration, increase community-based defenses, and better protect customers.

Overview

In August 2008, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced three security-related programs – (1) Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP); (2) Microsoft Exploitability Index, and; (3) Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) – that would collectively share more information with partners and customers. With these programs, customers have increased access to more effective countermeasures and additional information to better evaluate risks. This paper highlights the three programs and the progress of each.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=db611a07-9454-4daf-b799-0843625b7b60

Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

2004
MS04-028
2005
MS05-004, MS05-006, MS05-009, MS05-022, MS05-023, MS05-029, MS05-30, MS05-031, MS05-033, MS05-034, MS05-044, MS05-050
2006
MS06-005, MS06-014, MS06-016, MS06-017, MS06-020, MS06-023, MS06-024, MS06-033, MS06-043, MS06-055, MS06-056, MS06-069, MS06-073, MS06-076, MS06-077, MS06-078
2007
MS07-004, MS07-005, MS07-009, MS07-012, MS07-028, MS07-034, MS07-040, MS07-043, MS07-047, MS07-049, MS07-050, MS07-052, MS07-053, MS07-056, MS07-064, MS07-068
2008
MS08-003, MS08-008, MS08-017, MS08-022, MS08-030, MS08-033, MS08-035, MS08-048, MS08-050, MS08-052, MS08-053, MS08-060, MS08-069, MS08-070, MS08-076
2009
MS09-013, MS09-018, MS09-035

Note for users of previous versions of the tool: This download can be used to upgrade previous versions of the Extended Update Inventory Tool so that additional security update detection can be added for a given month's security updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/results.aspx?displaylang=en&period=30&nr=50&sortCriteria=Date&sortOrder=Ascending&stype=s_adv

Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0

Brief Description

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

Overview

Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0. MOF 4.0 is designed to help IT professionals quickly access useful, relevant content. It contains practical guidance—not just theory—and its streamlined approach makes it possible to use either the entire framework or one process from a particular service management function (SMF).
New! MOF Action Plan: Redistributing the Workload. This new series of MOF Action Plans was created to address the many challenges faced by IT pros. These resources provide IT pros with concise, actionable solutions that address real-world IT problems. The first release in this new series addresses the challenge of redistributing the workload due to staffing cuts. It asks readers to consider and reconfigure responsibilities and work distribution, based on key principles and best practices from MOF 4.0 core content.
Using MOF for ISO/IEC 20000. This guide will help IT management, staff, and service providers to understand ISO/IEC 20000 requirements and help them use MOF as a means to streamlined and efficient implementation. The guide enables users to take informed steps toward ISO/IEC implementation, make cost-reducing process improvements, and increase organizational efficiency and flexibility. Ultimately, the steps outlined in this guide will help an organization meet ISO/IEC 20000 requirements and deliver effective IT services.
Cross Reference ITIL V3 and MOF 4.0. This guide compares the similarities and differences between two of the leading service management frameworks—the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Microsoft Operations Framework. In an environment where IT organizations are challenged as never before to deliver better IT services at lower costs, these service management frameworks offer best practice guidance for service improvement. This guide provides background information on IT Service Management (ITSM), introduces ITIL and MOF, and then discusses the two frameworks’ alignment, cross referencing, and application. It will enhance readers’ understanding of the main characteristics of these frameworks and how they align.
Planning for Software-plus-Services: A MOF Companion Guide. This guide provides a framework for considering and planning a software-plus-service strategy, using concise guidance and strategies from MOF 4.0 core content. The steps in this guide can be used to evaluate how software-plus-services will best help an organization. This is the first of the MOF companion guides, which apply MOF 4.0 principles to specific activities—making MOF’s guidance even more practical and usable.
MOF to COBIT/Val IT Comparison and Cross-Implementation Guide: How to Leverage MOF in a COBIT/Val IT Environment. This guide connects MOF, COBIT, and Val IT, enabling IT operations managers and professionals to understand how to best meet the mounting challenge of managing IT services in a way that appropriately demonstrates compliance. The guide describes the three frameworks, discusses their relationship to each other, and offers tips and techniques on how to use MOF to achieve the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) objectives defined in the COBIT and Val IT governance frameworks. This guide will ultimately help users understand how MOF aligns with and supports the governance frameworks as well as the vital role MOF plays in integrating GRC capabilities into the daily operations of delivering high-quality and reliable IT services. To launch the download of this guide, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151989.
MOF Job Aids. These templates, worksheets, and tools help IT pros apply MOF 4.0 guidance to specific scenarios and challenges.
IT Pro Quick Start Kit. Save time and money by learning more about MOF 4.0. The IT Pro Quick Start Kit gives an overview of MOF 4.0 and provides the tools to start using it today. The kit includes links to presentations and data sheets, information on MOF, compliance, and training and certification, ready-to-use graphics, and supporting materials.
To learn more, visit www.microsoft.com/MOF.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at mof@microsoft.com.

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Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) 9.1 Product Documents

Brief Description

Product documents for FOSE 9.1 include the following: New Features Guide, Administration Center User Guide, Directory Synchronization Tool Administration Guide, Customer Quick Cards and Forefront Online Security for Exchange Filtering Service Launch and Best Practices

Overview

New Features Guide: This 12-page guide provides up-to-date information about the latest features and changes for Microsoft® Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE), including new features of the Directory Synchronization Tool, new company filtering service settings, domain enhancements, and enhanced reporting features. You can use the information in this document to help prepare your messaging environment for updated services, and to communicate information to customers, partners, and employees.
Administration Center User Guide: This guide provides in-depth information and instructions for using the Microsoft® Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) Administration Center, a Web-based tool that allows you to create reports and customize your e-mail filtering account services. It includes essential information for finding what you need in the Administration Center and using it to optimize your FOSE antispam, antivirus, filtering, user management, and reporting services, among others.
Directory Synchronization Tool Administration Guide: This document provides installation and configuration information for the DST. It is important to read document before you begin the installation process for the tool, as there is important pre-deployment and service information that you need to consider before installing the DST.
Customer Quick Cards: These two page documents assist organizations to educate their users about how to use the spam quarantine features of Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) products.
Launch and Best Practice Checklists: These guides provide information about how to start the Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) Hosted Filtering service, the configuration requirements, and provide suggestions to optimize your experience.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9c34eba6-059b-455a-a44f-96b1b06b4b21

Other

Microsoft Online Services 2010 CTP Help

Brief Description

Microsoft Online Services 2010 CTP Help
Microsoft Online Services 2010 CTP Help is a small set of documents that provide basic “Get Started” information for the July 2009 Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Online Services 2010.

Overview

Microsoft Online Services 2010 CTP Help is a small set of documents that provide basic “Get Started” information for the July 2009 Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Online Services 2010. This CTP Help explains how to add your company users to Microsoft Online Services 2010. It includes how to use SharePoint Online, how to manage passwords, and how to find additional help, if necessary.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fad75e2f-c3f5-42f3-8183-a318e6638427

Case Study: Creating a Highly Available Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Environment by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring in a Windows Server 2008 Virtualized Environment

Brief Description

This paper highlights the lessons learned from a proof of concept configuration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 across two data centers that included database mirroring.

Overview

The goal of this paper is to highlight the lessons learned from a proof of concept configuration of Office SharePoint Server 2007 across two data centers that included database mirroring. The environment runs on Hyper-V, hosted on the 64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system with Service Pack 1 (SP1). The mirroring solution this paper describes is based on the architecture described in the following white paper: Using Database Mirroring with Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83725&clcid=0x409). In this white paper, we describe the customer requirements, present the solution architecture, and provide disaster recovery test results.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f68022ce-36c9-4229-a816-066c029989da

Microsoft Software Inventory Analyzer Documents

Brief Description

Support documents for the Microsoft Software Inventory Analyzer tool.

Overview

The Microsoft Software Inventory Analyzer (MSIA) is a free tool that can help with your software inventory. Using this tool, you can generate an inventory of core Microsoft products that are installed on your local computer or throughout a network. The MSIA is built specifically to be a starting point to working with Software Asset Management (SAM). To that end, the MSIA will work with networks that have 250 computers or fewer, and it will locate only Microsoft software. Also note: The results of the scan performed by the MSIA are completely confidential and not sent to Microsoft. For more information about the MSIA, see the MSIA Online User's Guide, or read our FAQ (frequently asked questions).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c25884f2-9ab6-419f-a22f-d39225eac339

Bing for Windows Mobile 6.x

Brief Description

Bing mobile app for Windows Mobile 6.x devices

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f50c78ce-cadd-4c37-b3a6-14b7d72626f0

Microsoft Dynamics Partner Registration Agreement (PRA)

Brief Description

The Microsoft Dynamics® PRA provides partners that do not resell directly to customers with access to PartnerSource, to the development and demonstrations licenses, and to the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Revenue Recognition Program.

Overview

The Microsoft Dynamics Partner Registration Agreement provides partners that do not resell or intend to resell Microsoft Dynamics® products to end customers with access to PartnerSource, to development and demonstration licenses for their choice of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics AX, or Microsoft C5 and to Microsoft Dynamics Partner Revenue Recognition Program. This agreement primarily addresses the following partner categories: ISVs, Hosting partners with the SPLA, CPLS and System Integrators.
For Microsoft Dynamics NAV: you also need to sign the Partner Registration Add-on addendum for your region.
For Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Licenses and SDKs for are available at the MSDN Premium Subscription level. Use this agreement only to obtain access to PartnerSource.
If you resell or intend to resell Microsoft Dynamics products directly to end customers, do not use this form. You need to sign the Solution Provider Agreement and related Product Addenda.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=583a26fa-9562-4c42-b8ce-fe64bcf7cb3c