Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Installation instructions, Release Notes and Evaluation Guide for Windows Virtual PC (RC) and Windows XP Mode (RC)

· Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Multilingual User Interface Language Packs

· Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Hotfix KB 969819

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate

· Unified Communications Retired Devices Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator

· Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory – Scoping Tool v1.2

· Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Distributed Scan Management Active Directory Schema update

· Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta)

· Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 RC

· Risk and Health Assessment Program for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSSRAP) – Scoping Tool v2.0

· Risk and Health Assessment Program for Cluster Server (CSRAP) – Scoping Tool v1.3

· IT Pro at Home Demonstration: Windows Internet Explorer 8

· IT Pro at Home Demonstration: HomeGroup

· Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta 2

Solutions & Solution Development

· Windows Azure Platform Training Kit - August Update

· BizTalk Server 2009 Capabilities Poster

· SQL Server 2008 Migration White Papers

· SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 Community Technology Preview - August 2009

· Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight CTP2

· Microsoft Code Name "Geneva" Beta 2

· Microsoft Small Basic

· Exchange Web Services Managed API Release Candidate

· Introducing Small Basic - English

· BizTalk Server Best Practices Analyzer V1.2 - English

· Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC

· Windows Media Center Software Development Kit

· Microsoft Search Server 2008 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Office Project Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Office SharePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· 2007 Office Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configuring Kerberos Authentication with Role Centers

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Books Online (July 2009)

· Microsoft Online Services Guide

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying Computer and User Certificates

· Microsoft SCEP Implementation Whitepaper.

· Microsoft Forefront Server Security 2010 Privacy Statement

· Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server Release Candidate

Other

· Windows Live Mail

· Windows Live Messenger

· Mariner Power Generation Reporting Analytics and Dashboards

· Windows Live Movie Maker

· Windows Live Photo Gallery

· Windows Live Writer

· Money 2006 Updates

· Money 2004 Updates

· White Paper: Customer and Partner Experience - Increasing the Satisfaction of Microsoft Customers and Partners

· Games for Windows - LIVE Setup 3.0 QFE1

· Windows Live Family Safety

· Xbox.com Game Downloads

· Windows Live Toolbar

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Installation instructions, Release Notes and Evaluation Guide for Windows Virtual PC (RC) and Windows XP Mode (RC)

Brief Description

Installation instructions, Release Notes and Evaluation Guide for Windows Virtual PC (RC) and Windows XP Mode (RC)

Overview

Windows Virtual PC (RC) is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology that allows you to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a Windows 7-based PC.
For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website.
The Setup and Install instructions document describes how to install and setup Windows Virtual PC (RC) and Windows XP Mode (RC). You should familiarize yourself with all of the information especially if you are upgrading from the Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode Beta builds.
The Release notes provide important information you should know prior to installing and using Windows Virtual PC, including known issues. You should familiarize yourself with all of the information prior to installing the software.
The Windows Virtual PC Evaluation Guide describes the key features of Windows Virtual PC

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a7761764-6dc1-4e2b-8ebd-e9e6320d45b1

Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive.

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=01c1168f-8f59-4746-9b42-f1166bb7142d

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Brief Description

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.

Overview

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an agentless toolkit that finds computers on a network and performs a detailed inventory of the computers using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and the Remote Registry Service. The data and analysis provided by this toolkit can significantly simplify the planning process for migrating to Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V, Microsoft Application Virtualization, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Forefront® Client Security and Network Access Protection. Assessments for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Vista include device driver availability as well as recommendations for hardware upgrades.
If you are interested in server virtualization planning, MAP provides the ability to gather performance metrics from computers you are considering for virtualization and a feature to model a library of potential host hardware and storage configurations. This information can be used to quickly perform "what-if" analysis using Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 as virtualization platforms.
For home users and users with a few computers to migrate, use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to understand the readiness of your computer for Windows 7.
The MAP Toolkit includes the following components:

  • Microsoft_Assessment_and_Planning_Toolkit_Setup.exe. Installation package containing the tool, release notes, Getting Started Guide, and toolkit help (chm file).
  • Release_Notes_en.htm. Available as a separate download. Provides information to read before installing the MAP Toolkit, including installation prerequisites and known issues.
  • Getting_Started_Guide.en.doc. Available as a separate download. Provides information about toolkit installation, environment preparation, and assessment scenarios supported by toolkit wizards and the UI.
  • MAP Sample Documents.zip. Available as a separate download. Contains sample reports and proposals that the MAP tool generates in Word and Excel formats.

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

Windows Server 2008 R2 Multilingual User Interface Language Packs

Brief Description

Enable a multilingual user interface in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment

Overview

Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Language Packs (Windows Server Language Packs) enable a multilingual user interface in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. Adding one or more language packs to a Windows Server 2008 R2 image enables one or more languages in the installed Windows Server operating system, allowing corporations to deploy the same Windows Server 2008 R2 image worldwide while still providing localized user interfaces.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=03831393-eef7-48a5-a69f-0ce72b883df2

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Hotfix KB 969819

Brief Description

This download contains updates for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat.

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat is described in the Knowledge Base articles 969819, 969818, and 969817.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e5924bf9-b042-4c53-b4a6-79c7e5c9749b

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate

Brief Description

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your customers by meeting their demands for greater business mobility.

Overview

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate helps IT Professionals achieve new levels of reliability with greater flexibility, enhanced user experiences, and increased protection for business communications.

  • Flexible and reliable - Exchange Server 2010 gives you the flexibility to tailor your deployment based on your company's unique needs and a simplified way to keep e-mail continuously available for your users.
  • Anywhere access - Exchange Server 2010 helps your users get more done by giving them the freedom to securely access all their communications - e-mail, voice mail, instant messaging, and more - from virtually any platform, Web browser, or device.
  • Protection and compliance - Exchange Server 2010 delivers integrated information loss prevention, and compliance tools aimed at helping you simplify the process of protecting your company's communications and meeting regulatory requirements.

This software is intended for evaluation purposes only. You must accept the license terms before you are authorized to use the software. There is no product support for this trial software. You are welcome to participate in the forums to share your trial experiences with others and to ask for advice.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c6d27da1-ba2c-4570-a491-c0d7b39ede8b

Unified Communications Retired Devices Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator

Brief Description

This document lists the phone and peripheral devices that were previously qualified to display the "Optimized for Microsoft Communicator" mark, but are no longer in distribution.

Overview

Devices that are qualified to display the Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator wordmark are regularly tested and verified for performance as new upgrades and major releases of Communicator are developed.
This document contains a list of products that:

  • Were previously tested and verified for performance with a previous, major release or upgrade of Microsoft Office Communicator and are still qualified for that release or upgrade.
  • Are no longer being actively distributed by the partner.
  • Are no longer tested and verified for performance with the current release or upgrade of Microsoft Office Communicator.

Please refer questions to the partner contact in the document.
The document provides the following information about each device:

  • Product name
  • Name of the partner that produces the device
  • Device type
  • A suggested replacement device (if available)
  • Qualification retirement date
  • A partner contact link

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9852117a-103a-4ecb-a045-bfe4c93f75b7

Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory – Scoping Tool v1.2

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 Active Directory (ADRAP).

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 Active Directory (ADRAP).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=22205827-c164-4b62-9f8d-c3cd6077bd82

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Distributed Scan Management Active Directory Schema update

Brief Description

This download contains Active Directory schema updates to enable Distributed Scan Management in a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 environment.

Overview

This download contains Active Directory schema updates to enable Distributed Scan Management in a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 environment. It enables creation of scan process objects within active directory to support Windows Server 2008 R2 Distributed Scan Servers in a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d89ac7c0-2dad-49cc-9ccd-5f7884e4dbdf

Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta)

Brief Description

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows 7 beta family of operating systems.

Overview

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4ad85860-d1f4-42a1-a46c-e039e3d0db5d

Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 RC

Brief Description

The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 family of operating systems.

Overview

The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Windows® operating systems. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT). Windows AIK also includes the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), which enables IT professionals to automate and centrally manage the volume activation process using a Multiple Activation Key (MAK).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=60a07e71-0acb-453a-8035-d30ead27ef72

Risk and Health Assessment Program for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSSRAP) – Scoping Tool v2.0

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 Office SharePoint Server (MOSSRAP).

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 Office SharePoint Server (MOSSRAP).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=535266cc-88e8-4180-a4da-838f94d6a10d

Risk and Health Assessment Program for Cluster Server (CSRAP) – Scoping Tool v1.3

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 Cluster Server (CSRAP).

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 Cluster Server (CSRAP).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=69665e3e-83ab-450c-9e08-3b523456f6c3

IT Pro at Home Demonstration: Windows Internet Explorer 8

Brief Description

Part of the Springboard Series IT Pro at Home: Tips and Tricks series, this screencast walks you through the features and functionality in Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Overview

Based on the data Microsoft collects from millions of users, we know that 80% of the time people spend online centers on navigating to the information they need. Part of the Springboard Series IT Pro at Home: Tips and Tricks series, this screencast walks you through the features in Windows Internet Explorer 8 like Accelerators, Web Slices, and search suggestions that may help you easily find the right information from the right places, and use that information in ways that make sense to you. You'll also learna about new features like the SmartScreen Filter, Cross-Site Scripting Filter, and InPrivate Browsing to help protect your security and privacy.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d6a7ed1-bb86-450d-bf70-693f5e185e65

IT Pro at Home Demonstration: HomeGroup

Brief Description

Part of the Springboard Series IT Pro at Home: Tips and Tricks series, this screencast demonstrates how HomeGroup can be used to enable file and printer sharing for Windows 7 computers.

Overview

HomeGroup enables easy file and printer sharing among computers running the Windows 7 operating system. In this screencast from the Springboard Series IT Pro at Home: Tips and Tricks series, you'll learn how to join computers running the Windows 7 operating system to a homegroup and take the hassle out of sharing files and printers between computers that are members of the homegroup.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ff2742e3-542b-4324-8053-afaa1a09525b

Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta 2

Brief Description

This two-part screencast series walks you through the process of building the deployment environment, initiating the install, and migrating a PC from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Overview

In part one of this two-part screencast series, "Building the Deployment Environment," you'll learn how to build media that will automatically migrate computers from Windows XP to Windows 7 with user data, custom applications, and drivers. The demonstration highlights the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta 2 Deployment Workbench and how it works. In part two, "Initiating the Install and Migrating the PC," you'll see a demonstration of the user experience for migrating the Windows XP computer to Windows 7 and how brief – or “lite touch” – interaction is required up front to automate the entire process of data migration, operating system (OS) installation, driver and application customization, and domain join. MDT 2010 Beta 2 is available as free download from the Solution Accelerators program on connect.microsoft.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=816474db-f854-4ab2-ab59-6c6124cc5053

Solutions & Solution Development

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit - August Update

Brief Description

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content

Overview

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

  • Azure Platform Overview
  • What is Windows Azure?
  • Windows Azure Storage Overview
  • Introduction to Windows Azure
  • Building Services using Windows Azure
  • Introduction to SQL Azure
  • Building Applications using SQL Azure
  • Scaling Out with SQL Azure
  • Introduction to .NET Services
  • Building Applications Using the .NET Service Bus

Demos

  • Deploying Windows Azure Services
  • Hello Windows Azure
  • Windows Azure Guestbook Demo
  • Windows Azure Logging and Configuration Demo
  • Windows Azure using Blobs Demo
  • Windows Azure Worker Role Demo
  • Windows Azure Using Queues Demoo
  • Windows Azure Using Tables Demo
  • Preparing your SQL Azure Account
  • Connecting to SQL Azure
  • Managing Logins and Security in SQL Azure
  • Creating Objects in SQL Azure
  • Migrating a Database Schema to SQL Azure
  • Moving Data Into and Out Of SQL Azure using SSIS
  • Building a Simple SQL Azure App
  • Scaling Out SQL Azure with Database Sharding
  • .NET Services Service Bus Direct Connection Demo
  • .NET Services Service Bus webHttpRelayBinding
  • .NET Services Service Bus Publish and Subscribe
  • .NET Services Service Registry
  • .NET Services Service Bus NetOneWayRelayBinding

Hands On Labs

  • Building Windows Azure Services
  • Windows Azure Native Code
  • Windows Azure and PHP
  • Getting Started with Windows Azure Storage
  • Using Windows Azure Tables
  • Building ASP.NET MVC Applications with Windows Azure
  • Building ASP.NET Web Form Applications with Windows Azure
  • Migrating Applications to Windows Azure
  • Introduction to SQL Azure
  • Migrating Databases to SQL Azure
  • Building Your First SQL Azure App
  • Introduction to the .NET Service Bus
  • Building Hybrid Applications

Samples and Tools

  • Windows Azure MMC
  • PhluffyFotos
  • Bid Now
  • Contoso Cycles

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

BizTalk Server 2009 Capabilities Poster

Brief Description

The poster provides a high-level and detailed view of BizTalk Server 2009 features and capabilities.

Overview

The poster has been updated to include new features and capabilities, including enhancements to RFID, BizTalk Adapter Pack, EDI, AS2, and better integration with Visual Studio and Windows Server. The poster is intended to be printed and measures 30.5"x28".

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9cb8fa47-f8b9-4b58-a927-3430826f520c

SQL Server 2008 Migration White Papers

Brief Description

Read white papers for guidance on how to migrate to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 from other database products.

Overview

SQL Server 2008 delivers exceptional value in database management and business intelligence causing many customers to choose SQL Server over other database solutions. The white papers available here will help you find the resources needed to migrate your data to SQL Server 2008.
Guide to Migrating from MySQL to SQL Server 2008
In this migration guide you will learn the differences between the MySQL and SQL Server 2008 database platforms, and the steps necessary to convert a MySQL database to SQL Server.
Guide to Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2008
This white paper explores challenges that arise when you migrate from an Oracle 7.3 database or later to SQL Server 2008. It describes the implementation differences of database objects, SQL dialects, and procedural code between the two platforms. The entire migration process using SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 2008 for Oracle is explained in depth, with a special focus on converting database objects and PL/SQL code.
Guide to Migrating from Informix to SQL Server 2008
This white paper explores challenges that arise when you migrate from an Informix 11 database to SQL Server 2008. It describes the implementation differences of database objects and procedural code between the two platforms. Emulation of system functions is also discussed.
Guide to Migrating from Sybase ASA to SQL Server 2008
This white paper explores challenges that arise when you migrate from a Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere (ASA) database of version 9 or later to SQL Server 2008. It describes the implementation differences of database objects, SQL dialects, and procedural code between the two platforms.
Guide to Migrating from Sybase ASE to SQL Server 2008
This white paper covers known issues for migrating Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise database to SQL Server 2008. Instructions for handling the differences between the two platforms are included. The paper describes how SQL Server Migration Assistant, the best tool for this type of migration, can help resolve various migration issues.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c7933d3e-b7b9-43a6-ade3-f8e37c8cb046

SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 Community Technology Preview - August 2009

Brief Description

Download the SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 Community Technology Preview - August 2009

Overview

Version 1.1 of the SQL Server Driver for PHP is under development. A community technology preview is now available for you to evaluate. Refer to the documentation that is installed with the driver for a description of the new features in this release. The SQL Server Driver for PHP download is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge. The SQL Server Driver for PHP is a PHP 5 extension that allows for the reading and writing of SQL Server data from within PHP scripts. The extension provides a procedural interface for accessing data in all editions of SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008.
Version 1.0 of the SQL Server Driver for PHP is available at SQL Server Driver for PHP v1.0.
Peer-to-peer support is available in the SQL Server Driver for PHP forum. To submit feedback on this release, visit the SQL Server Feedback Center.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ccdf728b-1ea0-48a8-a84a-5052214caad9

Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight CTP2

Brief Description

Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight is Microsoft’s new Complex Event Processing technology to help businesses derive better insights by correlating event streams from multiple sources with near-zero latency.

Overview

Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight is a platform for the continuous and incremental processing of unending sequences of events (event streams) from multiple sources with near-zero latency. These requirements, shared by vertical markets such as manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, financial services, health care, web analytics, and IT and data center monitoring, make traditional store and query techniques impractical for timely and relevant processing of data.
StreamInsight allows software developers to create innovative solutions in the domain of Complex Event Processing that satisfy these needs. It allows to monitor, mine, and develop insights from continuous unbounded data streams and correlate constantly changing events with rich payloads in near real time. Industry specific solution developers (ISVs) and developers of custom applications have the opportunity to innovate on and utilize proven, flexible, and familiar Microsoft technology and rely on existing development skills when using the StreamInsight platform.
Some of the key feature areas are:

  • Derive meaningful and relevant information from data/events streams through complex patterns. These patterns can be defined using a declarative query paradigm based on well-defined streaming semantics with LINQ as query language.
  • For the development of applications, adapters, and analytics, the user can rely on well-established and powerful development frameworks and tools such as .NET, LINQ, and Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • The platform integrates with various data sources and sinks through input and output adapters. The framework to build domain-specific adapters utilizes a .NET API to make adoption of the platform easy. Independence between adapters and queries facilitates seamless integration of real-time and historical analysis.
  • The platform architecture supports a variety of deployment options, from scenarios with a low-footprint embedded option to high-end server deployments.
  • A rich set of manageability features such as a management interface, a diagnostic interface and a debugging tool are provided as part of the platform.

The Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight CTP2 has two different methods to complete the installation process:

  • Attended Installation – an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes the displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms.
  • Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms.
    Here is the copy of the Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight license terms for your review.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a3faa562-b6dc-4702-90c6-bf8e08df3b8b

Microsoft Code Name "Geneva" Beta 2

Brief Description

"Geneva" Beta 2

Overview

Microsoft code name "Geneva" is an open platform for simplified user access based on claims. This release consists of three components:

  • Geneva Framework for .NET developers,
  • Geneva Server for IT Pros, and
  • Windows CardSpace Geneva for users.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=118c3588-9070-426a-b655-6cec0a92c10b

Microsoft Small Basic

Brief Description

A simplified programming language and environment to help teach programming to beginners

Overview

Microsoft Small Basic is a project that is aimed at making computer programming accessible to beginners. The project comprises a simple programming language that gathers inspiration from the original BASIC programming language; a modern and attractive programming environment; and rich, extensible libraries. Together they make programming fun for kids and adults alike.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b006d58d-c2c7-44ad-936b-e7e2d7de793e

Exchange Web Services Managed API Release Candidate

Brief Description

The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.0 Release Candidate provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.0 Release Candidate provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services. The EWS Managed API simplifies the implementation of applications that communicate with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later versions of Microsoft Exchange. Built on the Exchange Web Services SOAP protocol and Autodiscover, the EWS Managed API provides a .NET interface to EWS that is easy to learn, use, and maintain.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e8f38dd1-f123-4a16-b4c8-584d1f84af48

Introducing Small Basic - English

Brief Description
Overview

Learn how to program with this simple and easy to follow tutorial. No prior experience required.
This document of about 60 pages is perhaps one of your first in the world of software development. You should certainly read other books and write a number of (large and small) programs for you feel completely comfortable with this new domain. If you complete this manual, you would have done interesting programs such as a set of case-bricks or even a program to randomly change your wallpaper. We hope that reading this document will make you want to continue your discovery of the development and introduce you to new languages.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=61481b74-eb45-42b8-a777-8f3644406787

BizTalk Server Best Practices Analyzer V1.2 - English

Brief Description
Overview

The BizTalk Server Best Practices Analyzer performs configuration-level verification by reading and reporting only. The Best Practices Analyzer gathers data from different information sources, such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes, SQL Server databases, and registry entries. The Best Practices Analyzer uses the data to evaluate the deployment configuration. The Best Practices Analyzer does not modify any system settings, and is not a self-tuning tool.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=93d432fe-1370-4b6d-aaa8-a0c43c30f5ab

Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC

Brief Description

Software Development Kit for Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Pocket PC.

Overview

The Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC extends Visual Studio 2005 so that you can write managed and native application software targeting Windows Mobile 5.0 based Pocket PC devices.
This includes:

  1. Windows Mobile 5.0 based Pocket PC Device Emulator images & skin files
  2. Headers, Libraries, IDL files, and Managed reference assemblies
  3. Sample Code
  4. Documentation in CHM Format
  5. Tools, Sample Configuration files, and Test Authenticode Certificates

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=83a52af2-f524-4ec5-9155-717cbe5d25ed

Windows Media Center Software Development Kit

Brief Description

Documentation, tools, and sample code for developing Windows Media Center applications and services.

Overview

This release includes documentation, tools, sample code The Windows Media Center SDK is designed to help developers create applications and software components that take advantage of features provided by Windows Media Center, and documents programming technologies that you can use to extend the capabilities of Windows Media Center.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=542fc60e-f3c4-43a0-8dad-b8f14a485a74

Microsoft Search Server 2008 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of Search Server 2008 content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

  • If the topics in this file do not appear as you expect (you see "Page cannot be displayed" or "Action canceled," for example), see the Instructions section on this page.
  • This guide is a compiled Help file and opens in HTML Help.
  • This content is also available on the Web.

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the Microsoft Search Server 2008 technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6cf0f7b6-c0a7-48f8-977e-9bc76b97ff98

Office Project Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of Project Server content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

  • If the topics in this file do not appear as you expect (you see "Page cannot be displayed" or "Action canceled," for example), see the Instructions section on this page.
  • This guide is a compiled Help file and opens in HTML Help.
  • This content is also available on the Web.

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d243a2c-90b7-425d-b586-c48a0c3bebbb

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

  • If the topics in this file do not appear as you expect (you see "Page cannot be displayed" or "Action canceled," for example), see the Instructions section on this page.
  • This guide is a compiled Help file and opens in HTML Help.
  • This content is also available on the Web.

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c9d6c8c5-8a62-4961-8c1b-df08b667b1c4

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of SharePoint Server content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

  • If the topics in this file do not appear as you expect (you see "Page cannot be displayed" or "Action canceled," for example), see the Instructions section on this page.
  • This guide is a compiled Help file and opens in HTML Help.
  • This content is also available on the Web.

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ba006584-711d-4ce7-9e1f-181aedf6434a

2007 Office Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of 2007 Office Resource Kit content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

  • If the topics in this file do not appear as you expect (you see "Page cannot be displayed" or "Action canceled," for example), see the Instructions section on this page.
  • This guide is a compiled Help file and opens in HTML Help.
  • This content is also available on the Web.

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the 2007 Office Resource Kit technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=57909f68-7f7d-42d8-a868-e518f7edf726

Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

Brief Description

Downloadable CHM version of PerformancePoint Server content on TechNet.

Overview

Important, before you download:

  • If the topics in this file do not appear as you expect (you see "Page cannot be displayed" or "Action canceled," for example), see the Instructions section on this page.
  • This guide is a compiled Help file and opens in HTML Help.
  • This content is also available on the Web.

This downloadable CHM is a copy of content in the Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 technical library. The CHM is current as of the date above. For the latest information, see the technical library on the Web.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cd39607f-7bfb-4a07-844e-b00602ddeb38

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configuring Kerberos Authentication with Role Centers

Brief Description

How to configure Kerberos authentication for Microsoft SQL Server reporting with Enterprise Portal Role Center pages.

Overview

This document describes how to configure Kerberos authentication with Enterprise Portal and Role Centers. Kerberos authentication is required to display reports created using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services on Role Center pages.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=be720eb3-649a-49ff-b019-a1e4e7af6b47

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Books Online (July 2009)

Brief Description

Download the documentation and tutorials for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Overview

SQL Server 2008, the latest release of Microsoft SQL Server, provides a comprehensive data platform. Books Online is the primary documentation for SQL Server 2008.
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 2008.
  • Procedural topics describing how to use the various features in SQL Server 2008.
  • 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 2008.
  • Descriptions of the sample databases and applications that are available with SQL Server 2008. You can download the sample databases from the SQL Server Community Projects and Samples page on CodePlex.

NOTE: Non-English installs of Books Online may encounter minor issues. To address these issues try rerunning the installation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=765433f7-0983-4d7a-b628-0a98145bcb97

Microsoft Online Services Guide

Brief Description

A comprehensive guide to assist you with the licensing, provisioning, and programmatic details of Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

The purpose of the Online Services Guide is to provide Microsoft customers, partners, and resellers with a comprehensive view of the Microsoft commercial software services portfolio, known as Online Services (OLS). This guide is intended to help customers understand:
• Benefits of Microsoft Online Services
• Online Services licensing models
• Online Services product offerings
• Frequently asked questions about Online Services

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=96b1b59d-442a-4a66-81ca-b6a7e118c313

Security, Policy & Compliance

Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying Computer and User Certificates

Brief Description

This companion guide to the Core Network Guide provides instructions on how to deploy client computer and user certificates with Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) and Group Policy.

Overview

The Windows Server® 2008 R2 Core Network Guide provides instructions on how to plan and deploy the components required for a fully functioning network and a new Active Directory® domain in a new forest. This companion guide to the Core Network Guide provides instructions on how to deploy client computer and user certificates with Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) and Group Policy. You can use client computer and user certificates to allow Network Policy Server (NPS) and Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) to authenticate users and computers when you deploy the following authentication methods for network access authentication: • Extensible Authentication Protocol with Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) • Protected EAP with TLS (PEAP-TLS)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3418ee02-1a6a-4286-8eec-49cacf8f8f6f

Microsoft SCEP Implementation Whitepaper.

Brief Description

This whitepaper provides an overview of Microsoft implementation for SCEP in the Windows Server 2008 R2

Overview

Microsoft® Active Directory® Certificate Services in Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 includes the Network Device Enrollment Service role service. This role service implements the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol. This white paper provides an overview of this role service in the Windows Server 2008 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e11780de-819f-40d7-8b8e-10845bc8d446

Microsoft Forefront Server Security 2010 Privacy Statement

Brief Description

This document describes the privacy policy for Microsoft Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange and Microsoft Forefront Security 2010 for SharePoint.

Overview

This document describes the privacy policy for Microsoft Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange and Microsoft Forefront Security 2010 for SharePoint.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=72d99943-8558-4b31-bcf8-bbc08e3a2ffa

Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server Release Candidate

Brief Description

Microsoft Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server provides fast and effective protection against malware and spam by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners. It also integrates with Forefront Online Security for Exchange to provide the defense-in-depth benefits of hosted and on-premise filtering in a single solution.

Overview

Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server provides fast and effective detection of viruses, worms, spyware, and spam by integrating multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners. Its comprehensive messaging protection also prevents out-of-policy content from entering or leaving your network using content filtering. Through integration with Exchange Server and core Microsoft infrastructure technologies, Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server provides high performance, easily customized antivirus and antispam optimized for Exchange environments. It also integrates with Forefront Online Security for Exchange to provide the defense-in-depth benefits of hosted and on-premise filtering in a single solution.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b8a7d36f-cc8d-4335-ae60-8f27c48f3a37

Other

Windows Live Mail

Brief Description

Windows Live Mail brings together multiple e-mail accounts, calendars, and more.

Overview

Windows Live Mail brings together multiple e-mail accounts, calendars, and more into one easy-to-use program. Access and edit your e-mail and calendar events, even when you’re offline, and sync your changes later. Use Windows Live Mail to help maximize your e-mail security across multiple e-mail accounts. Mail combines the ease of use of Outlook Express, with the speed of Windows Live.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=56883de5-2024-4631-806e-757693072a1c

Windows Live Messenger

Brief Description

With Windows Live Messenger you can chat, swap photos, and see what’s new with the people you care about.

Overview

Windows Live Messenger helps you stay connected to the people you care about. Put the people you chat with most in your list of favorites, so you can easily see when they’re online. Want to chat with several people in one window? Just set up a group. Show off your personal style with custom scenes and animated display pictures. Drag photos into the conversation window and show them off while you’re chatting. See what your contacts have been up to lately, automatically.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c575a6c6-c8dc-45e1-9e97-e0a437a5b770

Mariner Power Generation Reporting Analytics and Dashboards

Brief Description

Mariner Power Generation Reporting Analytics and Dashboards

Overview

As a decision maker in power generation, you face stricter emissions regulations and rising fuel costs, even while trying to ensure reliability, improve availability and reduce maintenance expenses. In coming years, new renewable portfolio standards will add more challenges as you are required to combine wind, solar, geothermal and other sources with fossil fuel generation. Managing outages becomes even more critical and requires upfront reporting, analytics and dashboard solutions that integrate with your fleet’s operational systems.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fac98111-4ab9-46fe-a406-d318188ba28a

Windows Live Movie Maker

Brief Description

Easily create movies and slide shows from your photos and videos, and share them with your friends and family.

Overview

Windows Live Movie Maker lets you turn your photos and videos into great-looking movies. Add the photos and videos you want to use in your movie, and then edit by adding music, titles, transitions, and effects in Movie Maker. Share your movie with friends and family online or in a variety of other ways.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=741ce3ed-baa2-4610-9f7d-42ab694e2b15

Windows Live Photo Gallery

Brief Description

Use Windows Live Photo Gallery to edit and organize your photos, and then post them online or send them to friends.

Overview

Photo Gallery makes it a snap to get photos and videos from your camera to your PC. Share your favorite photos online with friends and family. Photo Gallery automatically finds the people in your photos so you can add a name to each face. Adjust exposure, color, or detail by hand, or use auto adjust—either way, your photos look great. You can even stitch together impressive panoramic photos in just a few clicks.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=aa9d14d8-4753-40bb-bdc5-aa4c2255cd93

Windows Live Writer

Brief Description

Windows Live Writer makes blogging a breeze. You can add photos and videos, format everything just so, and publish to most blogging services.

Overview

Windows Live Writer makes it easy to share your photos and videos on almost any blog service. With Writer, you can preview everything you’re adding to your blog, and see exactly how the fonts, spacing, colors, and images will look, before you publish. It's fast and easy to make photos and videos look great on your blog. You can even create a photo album—just select the style you want and Writer takes care of the rest. Writer is already packed with useful features, but if you like to tinker, there are all sorts of plug-ins you can add to help you do even more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0d26b431-b29c-47e1-8895-563aa7512aac

Money 2006 Updates

Brief Description

Short Description Template

Overview

Description Template

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=423eaa0f-00ff-4044-af49-4c4a4d38d030

Money 2004 Updates

Brief Description

Short Description Template

Overview

Description Template

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3be32445-ce74-4947-9c8c-fdb086b1a6d3

White Paper: Customer and Partner Experience - Increasing the Satisfaction of Microsoft Customers and Partners

Brief Description

The Microsoft Customer and Partner Experience (CPE) strategy is a unified framework designed to help improve the satisfaction and overall experience of Microsoft customers and partners.

Overview

This executive summary and white paper describe the Microsoft CPE strategy, a unified framework designed to engage every Microsoft employee in a company-wide effort to improve the satisfaction and overall experience of Microsoft customers and partners.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=569f3ac4-653a-4af6-af37-f9d5a40f6527

Games for Windows - LIVE Setup 3.0 QFE1

Brief Description

Games for Windows - LIVE Setup 3.0 QFE1 upgrades users to the newest build 3.00.0089.00

Overview

Games for Windows - LIVE Setup 3.0 QFE1 upgrades users to the newest build 3.00.0089.00

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9b3d84ca-15ef-4652-b7ad-540a25a38f89

Windows Live Family Safety

Brief Description

Windows Live Family Safety helps protect your kids online.

Overview

With Windows Live Family Safety, you decide how your kids experience the Internet. Limit searches, monitor and block or allow websites, and decide who your kids can communicate with in Windows Live Spaces, Messenger, or Hotmail.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3c731b4e-aa9c-4f74-ab76-54ece108f05b

Xbox.com Game Downloads

Brief Description

Download trailers and more from Xbox.com.

Overview

Download trailers and more from Xbox.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b7698db2-28e6-43e6-b0ee-4965d3a1af18

Windows Live Toolbar

Brief Description

With Windows Live Toolbar, you can customize your browser, quickly access your favorite Windows Live features, and find what you need, fast.

Overview

With Windows Live Toolbar, you get quick access to Windows Live and Bing, no matter where you are on the web. You can see when people in your Windows Live network do something new, right in your toolbar. Preview your Windows Live Hotmail inbox from the toolbar, without leaving the webpage you're on. Search the web, and as you type, you’ll see suggested terms from your search history, and from popular searches on Bing.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=415ef222-eeea-499b-a240-c263c7fef6a5