Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Mobile Broadband Stack Changes for Windows 7

· Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB971812)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB970436)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB970436)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB968915)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB971812)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB959543)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB968915)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB970436)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB971812)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB970436)

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation for Itanium-Based Systems (180 days)

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation (180 days)

· Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0.1

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images for Hyper-V (180 Days)

· Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

· Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool 9.1

· Risk and Health Assessment Program for Microsoft SQL Server – Scoping Tool v1.1

· Windows XP Mode RC (N)

· Microsoft Product Support Reports

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes

· Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition

· Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB958655)

· Microsoft Exchange Online Standard

· DirectAccess Design Guide

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

· System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation

· Hotfix and Security Update List: Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2

· Customizing Remote Desktop Web Access by Using Windows SharePoint Services Step-by-Step Guide

· Windows 7 Walkthrough: DirectAccess

· Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Web Scheduler

Solutions & Solution Development

· BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack

· SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online Community Technology Preview August 2009

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services August 2009 CTP Add-In For Microsoft Sharepoint Technologies

· Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (July 2009)

· Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (July 2009)

· PBDA Tools Package Installer

· BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0: Dynamic Messaging

· BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0: Itinerary Design Process and Tooling

· Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1

· Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

· Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

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

· Microsoft neXpert Performance Analysis Plugin

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

· BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0

· OEM Ready Program Compliance DB Update

· BizTalk Server 2009 Performance Optimization Guide

· Partial Database Availability

· Step-by-Step Guide for Creating a Node XML File in Windows HPC Server 2008

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

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [August 2009] (KB905866)

· Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [August 2009] (KB905866)

· August 2009 Security Release ISO Image

· Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) x64

· Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)

· Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB972688)

· Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB972691)

· Windows Firewall with Advanced Security: Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Windows Firewall and IPsec Policies

· Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

· URL Filtering Telemetry Package for Forefront Threat Management Gateway Beta 3

Other

· Productivity Hub

· Microsoft Web Conferencing Solutions White Paper

· Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo

· 508

· Microsoft Services Partner Advantage Datasheet

· ModernUtilityManagement

· BCGAnalyzeBusinessIntelligenceinRetail

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

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Mobile Broadband Stack Changes for Windows 7

Brief Description

This paper describes the important mobile broadband driver changes in Windows 7.

Overview

Windows® 7 mobile broadband drivers use the new features introduced by Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) 6.20. In Windows 7, mobile broadband devices integrate differently with Windows 7 than they did with Windows Vista® and Windows XP, when they appeared to the operating system Ethernet or dial up networking/modem devices. This paper discusses important changes in the mobile broadband drivers for Windows 7. This information applies for the Windows 7 operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2cbe0272-030a-4849-8c80-1149ffede1ea

Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB971812)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which applications that use JAVA Virtual machine are unable to start and display the error message "Unable to create JAVA virtual machine" on a Windows Server 2003-based computer after security update MS09-012 (956572) is installed.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which applications that use JAVA Virtual machine are unable to start and display the error message "Unable to create JAVA virtual machine" on a Windows Server 2003-based computer after security update MS09-012 (956572) is installed. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=94e0393a-d697-4dd3-bb9a-559f3c7d2624

Update for Windows Vista (KB970436)

Brief Description

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances.

Overview

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances. This issue does not affect IE7 users. This update might resolve the issue. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2377264b-cc27-4dfd-b0ed-949835a41b62

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB970436)

Brief Description

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances.

Overview

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances. This issue does not affect IE7 users. This update might resolve the issue. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=edfd6446-409c-45df-bbc8-79f294ed8f45

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB968915)

Brief Description

Install this update to extend support for Key Management Service (KMS) to provide activation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

Install this update to extend support for Key Management Service (KMS) to provide activation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1678151b-b577-476f-87da-df54024b98e2

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB971812)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which applications that use JAVA Virtual machine are unable to start and display the error message "Unable to create JAVA virtual machine" on a Windows Server 2003-based computer after security update MS09-012 (956572) is installed.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which applications that use JAVA Virtual machine are unable to start and display the error message "Unable to create JAVA virtual machine" on a Windows Server 2003-based computer after security update MS09-012 (956572) is installed. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=533db819-16f3-4999-8a6b-6b7eac717903

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB959543)

Brief Description

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances.

Overview

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances. This issue does not affect IE7 users. This update might resolve the issue. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=832a3b6e-e3e8-441b-ada5-cd976d23c396

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB968915)

Brief Description

Install this update to extend support for Key Management Service (KMS) to provide activation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

Install this update to extend support for Key Management Service (KMS) to provide activation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f3a0d90c-b7fd-44cf-bf81-11587adc599f

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB970436)

Brief Description

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances.

Overview

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances. This issue does not affect IE7 users. This update might resolve the issue. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7f11cab3-901f-4395-a1bf-b5255bf7ce7e

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB971812)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which applications that use JAVA Virtual machine are unable to start and display the error message "Unable to create JAVA virtual machine" on a Windows Server 2003-based computer after security update MS09-012 (956572) is installed.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which applications that use JAVA Virtual machine are unable to start and display the error message "Unable to create JAVA virtual machine" on a Windows Server 2003-based computer after security update MS09-012 (956572) is installed. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=972ba7c5-54df-4b0f-819b-4405bbbed291

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB970436)

Brief Description

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances.

Overview

An issue has been identified in IME PAD which results in IE8 Crashing when you use it together with IME PAD in certain circumstances. This issue does not affect IE7 users. This update might resolve the issue. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=23537abb-b655-4294-bc3b-cc09a59a62eb

Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation for Itanium-Based Systems (180 days)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable organizations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures.

Overview

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. The evaluation is available in ISO format. Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 software does not require entering a product key, however will require activation within 10 days. Failing to activate the evaluation will cause the licensing service to shut the machine down every hour (The 10 day activation period can be reset five (5) times by using the rearm command. See below for further information on activation rearm). Once activated, the evaluation will run for 180 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems.
This download is also available through our new Download Manager. This will ensure 100% completion rate, and accelerate download times on slower links.
To start this download via the Download Manager, please click here.

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

Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation (180 days)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable organizations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures.

Overview

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. The evaluation is available in ISO format. Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions are available via the same download. You will be prompted for edition installation at setup. Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 software does not require entering a product key, however will require activation within 10 days. Failing to activate the evaluation will cause the licensing service to shut the machine down every hour (The 10 day activation period can be reset five (5) times by using the rearm command. See below for further information on activation rearm). Once activated, the evaluation will run for 180 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008 R2.
This download is also available through our new Download Manager. This will ensure 100% completion rate, and accelerate download times on slower links.
To start this download via the Download Manager, please click here.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=96a3a4b4-9453-4d30-97aa-c977560a0da4

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0.1

Brief Description

Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0.1 lets you connect from your Macintosh computer to a Windows-based computer and then work with applications and files on the Windows-based computer.

Overview

Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0.1 lets you connect from your Macintosh computer to a Windows-based computer or to multiple Windows-based computers at the same time. After you have connected, you can work with applications and files on the Windows-based computer.
For more information about this release, please visit the Microsoft Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cd9ec77e-5b07-4332-849f-046611458871

Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images for Hyper-V (180 Days)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 R2 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. Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 software does not require entering a product key, however will require activation within 10 days. Failing to activate the evaluation will cause the licensing service to shut the machine down every hour (The 10 day activation period can be reset four (4) times by using the rearm command. See below for further information on activation rearm). Once activated, the evaluation will run for 180 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008 R2.
As this installation requires Hyper-V, you will need to have a base install of Windows Server 2008 (64-bit edition) or Windows Server 2008 R2, 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=9040a4be-c3cf-44a5-9052-a70314452305

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

Brief Description

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 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.

Overview

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 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. 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, 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).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d

Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool 9.1

Brief Description

May 2009
The Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool 9.1 enables you to securely synchronize selected data between an on-premise Active Directory and the Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) and Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) services.

Overview

The Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool 9.1 synchronizes valid end-user proxy addresses (and their Safe Senders if available) from Active Directory to the Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) and Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) network and populates the Administration Center with these accounts. This tool should be used if you have a subscription to the FOSE Filtering service or the post-8.1 Exchange Hosted Archive service.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3cda6dcc-1124-4e0b-b991-de9d85ed12e1

Risk and Health Assessment Program for Microsoft SQL Server – Scoping Tool v1.1

Brief Description

This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Microsoft SQL Server.

Overview

This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Microsoft SQL Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3cda6dcc-1124-4e0b-b991-de9d85ed12e1

Windows XP Mode RC (N)

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 environment 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 XP Mode.
Note: Upgrade from Windows XP Mode Beta to Windows XP Mode RC is not supported. Uninstall Windows XP Mode Beta and Windows Virtual PC Beta (if applicable) before installing this RC release. Click here for more information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5b8ded7b-125f-46f7-aebf-dcb8fa41f030

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 under some circumstances 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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cebf3c7c-7ca5-408f-88b7-f9c79b7306c0

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes

Brief Description

The Connector for Lotus Notes/Domino is a tool designed for organizations that need to coexist during a migration from Lotus Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes supports messaging and calendaring interoperability between Lotus Domino R5/R6 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes several updates to support better message fidelity when routing email between Exchange and Domino, support of iNotes and Domino Web Access clients, enhanced Unicode support and reliability.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d9f3a35e-1046-47b5-b09b-bda9de60cd9d

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes

Brief Description

The Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes is a tool designed for organizations that need to coexist during a migration from Lotus Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes supports the sharing of calendar free/busy schedules between Lotus Domino R5 and R6 and Exchange Server 2003. This tool replaces the Calendar Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and is designed to be used with the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c14932a1-55f4-4256-af7e-617639d46024

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes

Brief Description

The Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes is a tool designed for organizations that are migrating from Lotus Notes/Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes supports the migration of Lotus Domino R5 and R6 mailboxes and associated Domino directory information to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Migration Wizard that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes improved retention of contents and Unicode characters during the migration from Domino to Exchange Server 2003.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c105b3e4-3beb-4f1e-8f52-e345af6c3e50

Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition

Brief Description

To take advantage of the latest innovations that Exchange 2007 has to offer, Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition uses Exchange Web Services to communicate with Exchange Server. In this update, Entourage uses Exchange Web Services to provide several calendaring improvements. The update includes support for notes, tasks, and category synchronization with the Exchange Server.

Overview

Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition uses Exchange Web Services as the primary protocol to communicate with Exchange Server. In addition to several calendaring improvements, this new version of Entourage synchronizes notes, tasks, and categories with Exchange Server. This update also enables logging that can be used for diagnostic purposes. For detailed information about this update, see the IT Pros section of the Microsoft Web site.
Applies to: Office 2008, Entourage 2008, Office 2008 Special Media Edition

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1c4ded5b-a992-490f-a8f8-db1b05b9e422

Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5e496949-3485-4e8f-bb1c-608ed807052c

Microsoft Exchange Online Standard

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

DirectAccess Design Guide

Brief Description

This guide provides information about advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and design considerations for deploying DirectAccess. It answers the “What,” “Why,” and “When” questions a deployment design team might ask before deploying DirectAccess in a production environment.

Overview

This guide provides recommendations to help you plan a DirectAccess deployment using the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system. It is intended for use by infrastructure specialists or system architects who are planning a new DirectAccess deployment. This guide covers DirectAccess deployment goals and design considerations for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) connectivity, access models, packet filtering, infrastructure requirements, and server placement, redundancy, and capacity planning.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=647222d1-a41e-4cdb-ba34-f057fbc7198f

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 shared folders, 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 to Manufacturing (RTM) and Release Candidate (RC) versions of Windows 7 and Window Server 2008 R2.

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

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

Hotfix and Security Update List: Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2

Brief Description

Hotfixes and Security Updates in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2

Overview

Windows Server® 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista® Service Pack 2 include all the previously released updates for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. This document contains the list of Hotfixes and Security Updates in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2. Many of these updates are available to the public on the Microsoft® Download Center and Windows® Update, while others are only available to specific customers or partners. It is a standard practice to include all of these updates in a service pack, and they are included in Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d8b2cf4b-a2df-4664-8dd8-e840001e33f3

Customizing Remote Desktop Web Access by Using Windows SharePoint Services Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

If you have multiple RD Session Host servers or multiple RD Session Host server farms, you can use Windows SharePoint Services to create a single Web access point for RemoteApp programs, session-based desktops, or virtual desktops.

Overview

Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) is a role service in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system that enables users to access RemoteApp programs, session-based desktops, or virtual desktops from a Web site. By default, the RD Web Access Web site enables you to point to a single Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server or to a single RD Session Host server farm to populate the list of RemoteApp programs that appear on the site. If you have multiple RD Session Host servers or multiple RD Session Host server farms, you can use Windows SharePoint Services to create a single Web access point for RemoteApp programs, session-based desktops, or virtual desktops.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=eb2b786f-2a70-4045-a899-6d7c9a794fbc

Windows 7 Walkthrough: DirectAccess

Brief Description

Learn how to maintain fine-grained control over which network resources remote users can access, and keep healthy, managed, and updated PCs.

Overview

This screencast discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice. DirectAccess enables remote users to access the corporate network anytime they have an Internet connection, without the extra step of initiating a virtual private networking (VPN) connection. This allows IT professionals to provide a more secure and flexible corporate network infrastructure in which computers on and off the network can remain healthy, managed, and updated.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bfcb0925-04b2-4cad-99c3-348852d47073

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Web Scheduler

Brief Description

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Web Scheduler provides a browser-based conference management experience for Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

Overview

Web Scheduler is a 64-bit tool for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides a Web-based alternative to the add-in for the Microsoft Outlook messaging and collaboration client for the purpose of scheduling a meeting using Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It also provides a browser-based conference management experience that includes operations such as:

  • Scheduling a new Live Meeting conference or conference call.
  • Viewing and modifying details of an existing conference.
  • Listing all existing user schedules of a Microsoft Office conference.
  • Deleting an existing conference.
  • Sending an e-mail invitation to conference participants by using a configured SMTP mail server.
  • Joining an existing conference.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6d6848ec-e7d6-41f4-82d9-5bed3526fcbd

Solutions & Solution Development

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack

Brief Description

Provides schema updates for BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT to comply with SWIFT worldwide 2009 Standards Release Guide Specification.

Overview

Provides schema updates for BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT to comply with SWIFT worldwide 2009 Standards Release Guide Specification.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f18dd828-ad19-4aa3-9fa1-c6b1bb3e27ed

SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online Community Technology Preview August 2009

Brief Description

Download the a community technology preview (CTP) release version of the documentation and tutorials for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2 (R2), formerly known as SQL Server Code-Named “Kilimanjaro”, is the next release of Microsoft SQL Server. Books Online is the primary documentation for SQL Server. Download a pre-release preview of Books Online for SQL Server 2008 R2. If you were looking for the latest released version of Books Online, visit the SQL Server 2008 Books Online page on the Microsoft Download Center.
Important Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online upgrades your existing SQL Server 2008 version of Books Online. If you upgrade, be aware that the content and help topics now describe tools and features of SQL Server 2008 R2. To reinstall SQL Server 2008 Books Online, you must first uninstall SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online. Because SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 share components, you cannot have side-by-side installations of Books Online on the same machine.
Note This pre-release version of SQL Server Books Online may contain topics that are empty, incomplete, or not up to date. Topics for new features may be missing and not all new or updated content has been reviewed for technical accuracy.
Books Online includes the following types of information:

  • Setup and upgrade instructions.
  • Information about new features and backward compatibility.
  • Conceptual descriptions of the technologies and features in SQL Server.
  • Procedural topics describing how to use the various features in SQL Server.
  • Tutorials that guide you through common tasks.
  • Reference documentation for the graphical tools, command prompt utilities, programming languages, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that are supported by SQL Server.
  • Descriptions of the sample databases and applications that are available with SQL Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c18bad82-0e5f-4e82-812b-5b23e5d52b9c

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services August 2009 CTP Add-In For Microsoft Sharepoint Technologies

Brief Description

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Reporting Services August CTP Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint® Products allows you to take advantage of new SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services report processing and management capabilities in SharePoint integrated mode.

Overview

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Reporting Services August CTP Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint® Products allows you to take advantage of new SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services report processing and management capabilities in SharePoint integrated mode. The download provides a Report Viewer Web part, Web application pages, and support for using standard Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 2007.

  • The ability to connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Serves to take advantage of new report processing and management capabilities in SharePoint integrated mode.
  • Improved handling of credentials and shared data sources.
  • Utilization of the existing instances of Report Builder configured on the Report Server.

Warning: The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services August CTP Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Products is not recommended for production use.
Note: The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies requires a SQL Server 2008 R2 (recommended) or SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) instance. This add-in is not supported with earlier versions of SSRS. While this version of the add-in supports SQL Server 2008 Report Servers, the main benefits of this version are when connecting to SQL Server 2008 R2 report servers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f5b64160-5b2b-4da3-a96c-fff95b84c89e

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (July 2009)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2009. These updates are fixes for Windows Embedded CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2009. These Microsoft Windows Embedded CE updates are fixes for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.
For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the Windows Embedded CE 6.0_Update_090731_2009M07.htm file below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=64bc9f44-e8ca-44f6-94e1-08206876ec23

Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (July 2009)

Brief Description

Download this set of updates for Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2009. These updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform.

Overview

This is a set of updates for Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder released during the period of July 1 - July 31, 2009. These Microsoft Windows CE updates are fixes for Windows CE operating system problems you run into during the development and maintenance of your custom platform. To qualify for consideration for an update, a problem needs to cause an excessive amount of work and not have a reasonable workaround.
For complete details regarding the updates in this release, please download the Windows CE 5.0_Update_090731_2009M07.htm file below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c794fdc7-add2-4cc4-b6a3-3cb6326ff0d4

PBDA Tools Package Installer

Brief Description

PBDA Tools Package consists of the following: PBDA Transport Stream Analyzer, PBDA MCML Server Sample, and PBDA-IP API Tuner Validation Tests

Overview

The Protected Broadcast Driver Architecture (PBDA) platform adds the ability to send protected content through the Broadcast Driver Architecture. PBDA is binding independent, and allows content to be transmitted a number of ways. The PBDA platform is used to integrate worldwide broadcast TV services into Windows Media Center on a Windows PC. PBDA Tools Package is valuable for tuner developers who would like to speed up design process and confirm proper operation of the tuner.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=22f03887-0b9e-479e-95d6-b7f15735b6a5

BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0: Dynamic Messaging

Brief Description

The BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0: Dynamic Messaging video demonstrates BizTalk Server and BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 in a process that uses dynamic messaging. It also shows how to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to provide human intervention into a process, and demonstrates BizTalk’s Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) capabilities.

Overview

The BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0: Dynamic Messaging video demonstrates BizTalk Server and BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 in a process that uses dynamic messaging. It also shows how to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to provide human intervention into a process, and demonstrates BizTalk’s Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) capabilities. This compelling demo features a simple scenario, yet shows the power of the Microsoft stack.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c564f429-5261-4874-8366-c31a6b162819

BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0: Itinerary Design Process and Tooling

Brief Description

The BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0: Itinerary Design Process and Tooling video demonstrates BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 itineraries in a process that uses dynamic messaging. Focusing on the developer experience, it starts with a simple itinerary, and then adds UDDI resolution, followed by custom orchestration services.

Overview

The BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0: Itinerary Design Process and Tooling video demonstrates BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 itineraries in a process that uses dynamic messaging. Focusing on the developer experience, it starts with a simple itinerary, and then adds UDDI resolution, followed by custom orchestration services.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=89e60815-b9ca-40c2-a731-0568dacf6be2

Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1

Brief Description

Beginning in Exchange Server 2007 and Outlook 2007, CDO 1.2.1 will no longer be provided as a part of the install of the product. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend upon. CDO 1.2.1 is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API.

Overview

CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using CDO, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store, including creating and processing calendar items, and resolving and handling mail recipients. Starting with Exchange Server 2007 and Outlook 2007, Microsoft will distribute CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download, separated from the two products.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2714320d-c997-4de1-986f-24f081725d36

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

Microsoft neXpert Performance Analysis Plugin

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=32420e6c-a93a-424c-a983-22d67643eefb

BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0

Brief Description

The Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 provides architectural guidance, patterns and practices, and a collection of BizTalk Server and .NET Framework components to simplify the development of enterprise-scale solutions on the Microsoft platform.

Overview

The BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 provides architectural guidance, patterns and practices, and a collection of BizTalk Server and .NET Framework components to simplify the development of enterprise-scale solutions on the Microsoft platform. The toolkit also provides capabilities to help developers extend existing messaging and integration solutions. The BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 consists of a collection of interoperating components that support and implement a loosely coupled messaging environment. This environment simplifies the process of building dynamic message-based enterprise applications.
There are four downloads on this page:

  1. BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0-x64.msi: to install BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 on a 64-bit edition of the operating system
  2. BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0-x86.msi: to install BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 on a 32-bit (x86-based) edition of the operating system
  3. BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 Docs.msi: to install BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 documentation--Microsoft Visual Studio help
  4. BizTalkESBToolkitCHM.exe: to view BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 CHM documentation

Click Download next to the download that you want.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bc86cf1e-ef29-4b19-95f7-388f64555090

OEM Ready Program Compliance DB Update

Brief Description

Program Tools and Documentation

Overview

The file below is a reporting piece of the infrastructure necessary for testing applications against the requirements for the OEM Ready program. This framework requires other tools to complete the testing process. Complete details are available at the OEM Ready program website.
This file is necessary to verify a systems OEM Ready status.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=feda7f9c-1dd1-4680-b8c5-d99dbe5c1718

BizTalk Server 2009 Performance Optimization Guide

Brief Description

The BizTalk Server 2009 Performance Optimization Guide provides prescriptive guidance on the best practices and techniques that should be followed to optimize BizTalk Server performance.

Overview

The BizTalk Server 2009 Performance Optimization Guide contains prescriptive guidance for optimizing BizTalk Server performance, based upon hands-on experience of IT professionals who have worked extensively with BizTalk Server. This guide contains four main sections: Finding and Eliminating Bottlenecks, Optimizing Performance, Scaling a Production BizTalk Server Environment, and BizTalk Server Performance Testing Methodology.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=24660797-0c8f-4687-9d5f-b76d99b37ec2

Partial Database Availability

Brief Description

SQL Server 2005 features that enable appropriately designed solutions to achieve partial availability and remain online even after a disk subsystem hardware failure.

Overview

This paper covers SQL Server 2005 features that enable appropriately designed solutions to achieve partial availability and remain online after a disk subsystem hardware failure. Simple design patterns in SQL Server 2005 can mitigate the risk of the entire database being unavailable due to the failure of one of multiple disk cabinets or arrays. The paper expands on the concept of partial database availability and covers related features and usage. Example scenarios enable developers and architects to take advantage of the features in SQL Server 2005 that support partial database availability when they design solutions for large databases.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=11a7ae65-c792-47ea-8b4e-fb87d0ece9b6

Step-by-Step Guide for Creating a Node XML File in Windows HPC Server 2008

Brief Description

This guide provides step-by-step procedures for creating a node XML file that can be used to add compute nodes to a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster.

Overview

This guide provides step-by-step procedures for creating a node XML file that can be used to add compute nodes to a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. It includes information about how to create a base node XML file, how to edit the node XML file, and finally how to validate that node XML file against the node XML schema.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8fe737f5-76f1-4f8d-b113-d68f5284da49

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

Brief Description

The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 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 provides the documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools (including C++ compilers) that you need to develop applications to run on Windows 7 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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=71deb800-c591-4f97-a900-bea146e4fae1

Security, Policy & Compliance

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [August 2009] (KB905866)

Brief Description

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content.

Overview

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=749e10cd-f40c-4f94-8e38-d4221ded7652

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [August 2009] (KB905866)

Brief Description

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content.

Overview

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=aa029fde-f341-44fc-8b85-0c6f3d3c2d69

August 2009 Security Release ISO Image

Brief Description

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on August 11th, 2009.

Overview

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on August 11th, 2009. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products. This DVD5 ISO image is intended for administrators that need to download multiple individual language versions of each security update and that do not use an automated solution such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). You can use this ISO image to download multiple updates in all languages at the same time.
Important:   Be sure to check the individual security bulletins at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security prior to deployment of these updates to ensure that the files have not been updated at a later date.
This DVD5 image contains the following updates:
KB956744 / (MS09-044)

  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB958469 / (MS09-044)

  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

KB958470 / (MS09-044)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages

KB958471 / (MS09-044)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages

KB960859 / (MS09-042)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB961371 / (MS09-029)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

KB969883 / (MS09-039)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

KB971032 / (MS09-040)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages

KB971557 / (MS09-038)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB971657 / (MS09-041)

  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB972591 / (MS09-036)

  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages

KB972592 / (MS09-036)

  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages

KB972593 / (MS09-036)

  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB972594 / (MS09-036)

  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB973354 / (MS09-037)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

KB973507 / (MS09-037)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages

KB973540 / (MS09-037)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages

KB973815 / (MS09-037)

  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

KB973869 / (MS09-037)

  • Windows 2000 - 24 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows XP x64 Edition - 2 languages

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4c9ed44e-6a3e-45ea-9830-0c23f37d77a4

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) x64

Brief Description

This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.

Overview

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. The tool creates a log file named mrt.log in the %WINDIR%\debug folder.
Note that x64 version of this tool will only run on Vista x64, Windows XP x64 and Windows 2003 x64 computers.
This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product.
Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month. New versions will be made available through this web page, Windows Update, and the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com.
To have the newest versions automatically delivered and installed as soon as they are released, set the Automatic Updates feature to Automatic. The version of this tool delivered by Windows Update runs on your computer once a month, in the background. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, run the version that is available from this Web page or use the version on the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site.
Please review KB890830 for the list of malicious software that the current version of the tool is capable of removing as well as usage instructions. Also, please be aware that this tool reports anonymous information back to Microsoft in the event that an infection is found or an error is encountered. The above KB article contains information on how to disable this functionality and what specific information is sent to Microsoft.
It is strongly recommended that you review KB891716 before you consider deploying this tool in an enterprise environment.
The user must be an administrator to run this tool. This tool will not run on any version of Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows NT 4.0.
Note that this download is now a multi-lingual tool. For all supported languages, the same tool will show the correct language depending on the language of the operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=585d2bde-367f-495e-94e7-6349f4effc74

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)

Brief Description

This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.

Overview

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. The tool creates a log file named mrt.log in the %WINDIR%\debug folder.
To download the x64 version of Malicious Software Removal Tool, click here.
This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product.
Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month. New versions will be made available through this web page, Windows Update, and the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com.
To have the newest versions automatically delivered and installed as soon as they are released, set the Automatic Updates feature to Automatic. The version of this tool delivered by Windows Update runs on your computer once a month, in the background. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, run the version that is available from this Web page or use the version on the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site.
Please review KB890830 for the list of malicious software that the current version of the tool is capable of removing as well as usage instructions. Also, please be aware that this tool reports anonymous information back to Microsoft in the event that an infection is found or an error is encountered. The above KB article contains information on how to disable this functionality and what specific information is sent to Microsoft.
It is strongly recommended that you review KB891716 before you consider deploying this tool in an enterprise environment.
The user must be an administrator to run this tool. This tool will not run on any version of Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows NT 4.0.
Note that this download is now a multi-lingual tool. For all supported languages, the same tool will show the correct language depending on the language of the operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB972688)

Brief Description

This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB972688).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=44f8ad34-969a-4402-aa83-8a78941de573

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB972691)

Brief Description

This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB972691).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2b832213-f733-4e90-85ea-a086c671f891

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security: Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Windows Firewall and IPsec Policies

Brief Description

This step-by-step guide illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects (GPOs) to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Overview

This step-by-step guide illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects (GPOs) to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. Although you can configure a single server locally by using Group Policy Management tools directly on the server, that method is not consistent or efficient when you have many computers to configure. When you have multiple computers to manage, create and edit GPOs, and then apply those GPOs to the computers in your organization. Common scenarios, including firewall rule deployment, server and domain isolation, and IPsec tunnel mode configuration are discussed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0b937897-ce39-498e-bb37-751c00f197d9

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, MS09-037

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2c93da1d-48a0-4e5c-991f-87e08954f61b

URL Filtering Telemetry Package for Forefront Threat Management Gateway Beta 3

Brief Description

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) is a comprehensive Secure Web Gateway solution that helps protect employees from Web-based threats. Microsoft URL filtering telemetry package can be installed on servers running Forefront TMG Beta3 to assist Microsoft with improving the quality of the URL filtering database and fine-tuning it for your specific business environment.

Overview

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway is a comprehensive Secure Web Gateway solution that helps protect employees from threats on the Web with enterprise-class anti-malware scanning and blocking, URL filtering, Web proxy and caching functionality. Forefront TMG also helps to ensure that encrypted (SSL) Web sessions have the correct security policy applied and enforced according to organizational policy. In addition, it can be used to manage unified perimeter security that protects networks from attacks with an integrated application and network-layer firewall, intrusion detection and response capabilities, VPN connectivity, and management of e-mail security. The newly added protection technologies will enable you to inspect e-mail traffic for spam and malware and enforce content policy compliance in your organization. Last, but not least, Forefront TMG enables IT administrators to easily maximize existing information technology (IT) investments by improving network security and performance.
Forefront TMG URL filtering is based on URL categorization services provided by Microsoft Reputation Service (MRS). Installing the Microsoft URL filtering telemetry package assists MRS with improving the quality of the URL filtering database and fine-tuning it for your specific business environment. By allowing MRS to review URL filtering data samples collected from participating Forefront TMG deployments, coverage and accuracy analysis can be performed, and the URL filtering database quality can be enhanced. The URL filtering telemetry package can be installed on servers running Forefront TMG Beta3 Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition. When you install the telemetry package, telemetry reporting is configured with the basic membership level (unless you were already signed in with advanced membership).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f7e5907d-60ae-4f39-8660-9a959db5a6e6

Other

Productivity Hub

Brief Description

The Productivity Hub is a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 site collection that offers training materials for end-users.

Overview

Microsoft has developed the Productivity Hub to help support your ongoing end user training efforts.
The Hub is a SharePoint Server 2007 site collection that serves as a learning community and is fully customizable. It provides a central place for your training efforts, and includes training content from Microsoft’s core products. Microsoft also provides ongoing and updated content packs.
The Hub uses SharePoint Server’s social networking capabilities, such as blogs and discussion groups. In addition, it offers the Coach program, a change management feature to help you train end users to self-help, reducing the burden on your training and IT staff. The Coach program impacts productivity in a collaborative and positive way.
What the Productivity Hub is:

  • Format: Pre-loaded SharePoint site collection, optimized for Web 2.0 functionality and easily deployed within SharePoint Server 2007 environment.
  • Content: Convenient end user productivity training in a variety of formats (documents, videos, podcasts, etc.). Receive free quarterly updates of content that you will learn about through the Productivity blog.
  • Blog: The Productivity blog offers tips and tricks for end user productivity. Use it as is, or your training staff can use the posts as their own to help them get started in running an internal blog.
  • Train the trainer: Includes IT/Manager section to aid with deployment of the site collection, and guidance to develop the Coach program.
  • Products: Office 2007 System applications including SharePoint Server 2007. Windows 7 and others will be added in the future.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=277fefca-d62f-41bc-943d-79002254cfee

Microsoft Web Conferencing Solutions White Paper

Brief Description

Compare Microsoft Web conferencing solutions

Overview

This white paper reviews common business requirements for Web conferencing and describes how Microsoft is helping businesses meet these requirements with two enterprise-class Web conferencing solutions:

  • Microsoft Office Live Meeting
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

The white paper also provides information to help organizations determine how they can best use either one or both of these Microsoft Web conferencing solutions to meet their requirements.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=250c2446-14dc-4f16-8c0a-38a0aad055b2

Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo

Brief Description

Download the demo of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Overview

Download the free demo of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d63c3cf2-5513-403c-a801-5e6660eed872

508

Brief Description

Section 508 Government VPAT documents

Overview

Section 508 Government VPAT documents

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a0236224-f9f1-4b8e-8cd8-89ed967d031e

Microsoft Services Partner Advantage Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Partner Advantage datasheet.

Overview

Building upon the Microsoft Partner Program core technical support benefits, this service offering gives partners the best response times and highest level of problem resolution support. Under the Partner Advantage service offering, partners can have a dedicated product support resource with offerings that include service management, problem resolution support, proactive consulting and workshops, and online information resources.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1b6da503-53ab-4f96-ae1d-3f5077c2df02

ModernUtilityManagement

Brief Description

Performance optimisation of the integrated utility, for long-term sustainability

Overview

Powerful new IT tools for business and operational intelligence can enable utilities to not only better analyse their current situation, but also to make long-term predictions regarding emissions and corporate sustainability. Read the PDF to learn more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=787c6e16-d867-45dc-ad3a-22b54fe309ab

BCGAnalyzeBusinessIntelligenceinRetail

Brief Description

Information for Everyone: BI Evolving in Retail

Overview

Evolving BI capabilities have allowed both retailers and CPG firms to manage an everexpanding set of products and growing inventory volumes across a collection of sales channels, with tighter-than-ever margins. As a result, even line staff now have greater insight into how to sell products and serve customers. Read this white paper to learn more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2c405b9c-7432-4014-a740-7cda67b66a3a

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