Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services

· Update for Windows® Vista SP1 or above to enable RemoteApp™

· Windows Troubleshooting Platform Overview

· Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Shell Help

· Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Archive

· Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010

· Microsoft System Center Network Device Monitoring Management Pack for System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 (KB960569)

· Getting to Know Hyper-V: A Walkthrough from Initial Setup to Common Scenarios

· WS08 Whitepapers

· File Server Capacity Tool - (64 bit)

· File Server Capacity Tool - (32 bit)

· Platform Update for Windows Vista - Beta Download Script (KB971644)

· Microsoft Reader 2.4.2

· System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 Documentation

Solutions & Solution Development

· Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight CTP2

· Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Update (KB974479)

· DirectX End-User Runtimes (August 2009)

· DirectX Software Development Kit

· Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

· Microsoft BizTalk Server Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

· Bing: New Features Relevant to Webmasters white paper

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

· Productivity Hub

· FinancialMessagingServicesBusWhitePaper

· Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (No Patents) for Development and Product Distribution

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

· DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

Security, Policy & Compliance

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

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

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

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

· September 2009 Security Release ISO Image

· Microsoft Global Security Showcase: Physical Security at Microsoft

· Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

· Security and Authentication in Microsoft Dynamics CRM: The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Security Model

· Certificate Enrollment Web Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

Other

· ELF '09 Graphic Recording

· Environmental Compliance for AEP

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

· PaymentsPartnerGuide

· Custom Support Datasheet

· Government Tear Sheet

· Small Business Tear Sheet

· Health Care Tear Sheet

· BizTalk Server 2009 Documentation

· Academic Tear Sheet

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services

Brief Description

App-V for TS / RDS help solve applications compatibility on Terminal Servers / Session Hosts

Overview

Server growth is a costly issue for organizations that rely on session hosts / terminal servers. To avoid application conflicts, applications must undergo significant testing to determine which applications will collide and, therefore, must be separated and run on different session host / terminal server silos—a time-consuming and costly process. Running multiple separate terminal servers for each application routinely results in servers being underutilized because each one is locked into a specific configuration, capable of serving only a limited set of non-conflicting applications, typically using just 25 percent of capacity. Often, 20 servers are required to support 1,000 users. Microsoft App-V for Terminal Services completely changes this situation offering the following features and benefits: Consolidate servers and end server siloing, end application conflicts and regression testing, accelerate application deployment, reduce deployment risk, simplify profile management

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0890d6cd-0d3b-4c9d-b208-231c65d3e55a

Update for Windows® Vista SP1 or above to enable RemoteApp™

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=26a2de17-8355-4e8d-8f33-9211e48651fb

Windows Troubleshooting Platform Overview

Brief Description

Describes the Windows Troubleshooting Platform, gives an example of how it is used in practice, and directs you to more information about customizing the platform.

Overview

This document describes the Windows Troubleshooting Platform, gives an example of how it is used in practice, and directs you to more information about customizing the platform to reduce support costs in your organization.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=48c2fc09-c3e0-4188-8f4f-216e0c25df1d

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Shell Help

Brief Description

This download contains the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) version of the Exchange Management Shell Help.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Management Shell Help file helps you use cmdlets in the Exchange Management Shell to perform day-to-day administration of Exchange 2007. You can view help in the Exchange Management Shell by using the Get-Help cmdlet. This Help file applies to the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) version of Exchange Server 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ab3523a9-d502-420d-9719-9373fa2427ba

Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Archive

Brief Description

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. The support status of earlier versions is outlined here.

Overview

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 is the latest supported version of MDT, formerly known as Business Desktop Deployment (BDD). MDT 2010 replaces all prior versions of MDT and BDD. It provides support for deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. MDT 2010 is the upgrade path for users of older versions.
Click here to download MDT 2010.
Microsoft continues to support the previous version of MDT—Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1. Customers still using MDT 2008 Update 1 can download the files from this page.
These versions of MDT and BDD are no longer available for download and are no longer supported by Microsoft:

  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008, March 2008 release
  • Microsoft Deployment, November 2007 release
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Update 2, March 2008 release
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Patch 1, May 2007 release
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2007, January 2007 release
  • Business Desktop Deployment 2.5, August 2005 release

Note If you are upgrading from a previous version of Microsoft Deployment, follow the instructions available here in order to preserve the deployment point configuration.
For more information on Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, see Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on TechNet.
Send requests, questions, or feedback to us directly at SATfdbk@microsoft.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=02a2605d-51e8-469f-be4a-1dd2af580502

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010

Brief Description

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2010 supports deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

Overview

Deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment. MDT provides you with the following benefits:

  • Unified tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment in a common deployment console and collection of guidance.
  • Reduced deployment time and standardized desktop and server images, along with improved security and ongoing configuration management.
  • Fully automated Zero Touch Installation deployments by leveraging System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 Release Candidate and Windows deployment tools. For those without a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure, MDT leverages Windows deployment tools for Lite Touch Installation deployments.

What’s New in MDT 2010
Improvements to the newest version of MDT allow you to:

  • Access deployment shares from anywhere on the network and replicate files and settings across organizational boundaries or sites.
  • Organize and manage drivers, operating systems, applications, packages, and task sequences with an improved UI.
  • Automate UI functionality using the Windows PowerShell command line interface.

Choosing the Right Version
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is offered in two versions to support Solution Accelerator component installation on x64 or x86 hosts. Select the version that corresponds with your host hardware type. Both versions of MDT 2010 support deployment of x86 and x64 Windows operating systems.
The What’s New in MDT 2010 guide and Release Notes are available as separate downloads on this page for those who want to quickly evaluate MDT 2010. The full package of guidance is available in .chm format as part of the toolkit. For those who want it in Word format, a separate download is available in the Files in this Download list.
Send questions or feedback about MDT 2010 directly to us at SATfdbk@microsoft.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89

Microsoft System Center Network Device Monitoring Management Pack for System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 (KB960569)

Brief Description

Provides the ability for System Center Essentials 2007 to monitor network devices.

Overview

The Microsoft System Center Network Device Monitoring Library Management Pack provides System Center Essentials 2007 with the ability to identify and monitor network devices such as routers and switches. This update resolves an issue where Essentials is unable to monitor network devices that report an interface speed greater than 2147483647. Refer to KB960569 for more information. Note: It is necessary to delete the existing Network Device Monitoring Library Management Pack before importing this updated version.
Feature Summary

  • Monitoring for SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c devices such as routers and switches
  • Performance monitoring for network devices
  • Health monitoring and alerting for network devices
  • Topology for network devices

Release History

  • 2/21/2008 - Original release with System Center Essential 2007 Service Pack 1, version 6.0.1885.0
  • 3/23/2009 - Updated MP, version 6.0.1885.4, to resolve issue preventing Essentials from monitoring network devices that report Network Interface speeds greater than 2GB per second.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8200e405-f871-4f19-a991-0411285fcbe5

Getting to Know Hyper-V: A Walkthrough from Initial Setup to Common Scenarios

Brief Description

This guide provides detailed step-by-step walkthroughs for testing Hyper-V.

Overview

This guide provides detailed step-by-step walkthroughs for testing Hyper-V on a pre-production environment. You can use this guide to become familiar with Hyper-V and the process of creating and managing virtual machines. Also included in this guide are useful scenarios that you can test to better understand how Hyper-V can address the business goals of your organization.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ef830f48-64ac-4a7d-8f1b-2808d016e77a

WS08 Whitepapers

Brief Description

WS08 Whitepapers

Overview

WS08 Whitepapers

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=be40db80-59b3-4bb6-9614-b8a402200351

File Server Capacity Tool - (64 bit)

Brief Description

A tool to simulate CIFS/SMB/SMB2 client requests.

Overview

File server capacity planning and performance troubleshooting are critical aspects of high-level network administration. Central file servers and distributed client workstations are now the norm in most corporate networks. This structure reduces storage capacity requirements, centralizes backup, increases the availability of files, and simplifies the document revision and review process. However, because data storage and access are centralized, performance limitations impact the entire network population. Accurately projecting the number of users that hardware can support under a specific workload, and understanding when and where bottlenecks occur, are critical to making efficient improvements to the server configuration. File server capacity planning tools can be valuable in choosing new hardware for purchase, identifying the capacity of existing hardware, locating existing bottlenecks, and planning for resource expansion in advance of resource exhaustion. The throughput capacity of a file server can be expressed either as the maximum number of operations per second or a maximum number of users supported by the configuration. These values are influenced by several factors, some of which include processor speed, available memory, disk speed, network throughput and latency, and the speed with which SMB requests are processed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b20db7f1-15fd-40ae-9f3a-514968c65643

File Server Capacity Tool - (32 bit)

Brief Description

A tool to simulate CIFS/SMB/SMB2 client requests.

Overview

File server capacity planning and performance troubleshooting are critical aspects of high-level network administration. Central file servers and distributed client workstations are now the norm in most corporate networks. This structure reduces storage capacity requirements, centralizes backup, increases the availability of files, and simplifies the document revision and review process. However, because data storage and access are centralized, performance limitations impact the entire network population. Accurately projecting the number of users that hardware can support under a specific workload, and understanding when and where bottlenecks occur, are critical to making efficient improvements to the server configuration. File server capacity planning tools can be valuable in choosing new hardware for purchase, identifying the capacity of existing hardware, locating existing bottlenecks, and planning for resource expansion in advance of resource exhaustion. The throughput capacity of a file server can be expressed either as the maximum number of operations per second or a maximum number of users supported by the configuration. These values are influenced by several factors, some of which include processor speed, available memory, disk speed, network throughput and latency, and the speed with which SMB requests are processed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0b212272-1884-4af1-972d-42ef1db9f977

Platform Update for Windows Vista - Beta Download Script (KB971644)

Brief Description

The Platform Update for Windows Vista is a collection of programming interfaces made available for use on previous Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Overview

The Platform Update for Windows Vista is a collection of programming interfaces made available for use on previous Microsoft Windows operating systems. Downloading and running this script will enable you to obtain the Platform Update for Windows Vista, through Windows Update. License terms apply to your use of this script and the Platform Update for Windows Vista. These terms are located in the "Platform Update for Windows Vista - Beta EULA 8-24-2009.mht". Please read them. By downloading the script, you accept the license terms. If you do not accept them, do not download the file.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=081c218f-c845-47d1-b124-71f80bf21638

Microsoft Reader 2.4.2

Brief Description

Microsoft Reader Update for Windows Mobile 6.0 - Windows Mobile 6.1

Overview

Microsoft Reader Update for Windows Mobile 6.0 - Windows Mobile 6.1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5f77654d-c8b8-4eca-9a2d-1e6b8ded8fc2

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 Documentation

Brief Description

This download provides technical documentation for VMM 2008 R2.

Overview

This download provides technical documentation for VMM 2008 R2. For information about specific guides, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162764.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e547b676-112f-419e-8d8f-6920beca0845

Solutions & Solution Development

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 Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Update (KB974479)

Brief Description

There is a known incompatibility between the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 which is manifested when the ATL Security Update (KB971092) is installed. This update addresses the issue.

Overview

There is a known incompatibility between the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 which is manifested when the ATL Security Update (KB971092) is installed. This update addresses the issue. After you install this update, you may have to restart your computer.
Please confirm that the system requirements listed below match your particular OS platform and architecture before you install these updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=239a9a68-211b-4ceb-9c2c-392b5ba5f617

DirectX End-User Runtimes (August 2009)

Brief Description

August 2009
This download provides the DirectX end-user redistributable that developers can include with their product.

Overview

This download provides the DirectX end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product. The redistributable license agreement covers the terms under which developers may use the Redistributable. For full details please review the DirectX SDK EULA.txt and DirectX Redist.txt files located in the license directory.
This package is localized into Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, and English.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=04ac064b-00d1-474e-b7b1-442d8712d553

DirectX Software Development Kit

Brief Description

August 2009
Download the complete DirectX SDK, which contains the DirectX Runtime and all DirectX software required to create DirectX compliant applications.

Overview

This DirectX SDK release contains updates to tools, utilities, samples, documentation, and runtime debug files for x64 and x86 platforms.
For additional information please see Microsoft DirectX Developer Center along with reviewing the Readme for last-minute updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b66e14b8-8505-4b17-bf80-edb2df5abad4

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a

Microsoft BizTalk Server Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Brief Description

The Microsoft® BizTalk® Server Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0 enables integration between Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and other business applications.

Overview

Microsoft® BizTalk® Server Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0 enables integration between Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and other business applications. This lets you do the following operations:

  1. Use Microsoft Dynamics CRM as a send adapter.
  2. Discover and use the schema of any Microsoft Dynamics CRM actions and entities.

With the adapter you can integrate Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 with any other business application using the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 or Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 mapping capabilities.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=abd3bb9e-a59a-4eb6-8de8-fb25b77926d7

Bing: New Features Relevant to Webmasters white paper

Brief Description

This white paper is an overview of the key features in Bing of interest to webmasters

Overview

This white paper discusses the key new features of the Bing search engine results page (SERP) presentation that are relevant to webmasters and web publishers. It also discusses search engine optimization (SEO) considerations needed for Bing.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b93cfee4-7dfb-40ae-a405-dfa269a33a18

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

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.

You can also download additional content packages that expand the training materials you can make available through the Hub.

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

FinancialMessagingServicesBusWhitePaper

Brief Description

The Financial Messaging Service Bus (FMSB) is a financial services industry IP implementation of Microsoft’s Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit 2.0.

Overview

The Financial Messaging Service Bus (FMSB) is a financial services industry IP implementation of Microsoft’s Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit 2.0. This white paper explains the rationale behind FMSB creation, provides a high-level description of FMSB architecture, and discusses how FMSB is used to simplify application connectivity to SWIFT.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f6841586-3ea0-46d3-982b-d205c30fbdf1

Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (No Patents) for Development and Product Distribution

Brief Description

For Work Group Server Operating System Software
This is the Work Group Server Protocol Program (WSPP) License Agreement (No Patents) for Development and Product Distribution

Overview

This is the license agreement for no patents for the Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program (WSPP) that allows for development and product distribution under the WSPP. This agreement applies to work group server operating system software.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=09f7f6f2-a8e1-4a96-8b45-cc7af31bcf0b

Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (Patent Only) for Development and Product Distribution

Brief Description

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

Overview

This is the Patent Only license agreement 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=a7589858-fb38-43a5-9c4b-4328083aa824

DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

Brief Description

August 2009
The Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX — the core Windows® technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.

Overview

Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX APIs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3

Security, Policy & Compliance

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2009 Security Release ISO Image

Brief Description

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on September 8th, 2009.

Overview

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on September 8th, 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:
KB973768 / (MS09-037)

  • Windows XP - 24 languages
  • Windows Vista - 36 languages
  • Windows Vista for x64-based Systems - 36 languages

KB971961 / (MS09-045)

  • 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

KB956844 / (MS09-046)

  • 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

KB968816 / (MS09-047)

  • 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

KB972554 / (MS09-047)

  • Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 - 19 languages
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition - 19 languages

KB967723 / (MS09-048)

  • 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
  • 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

KB970710 / (MS09-049)

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fab6b8f8-b766-4146-b86d-0953d19d95ab

Microsoft Global Security Showcase: Physical Security at Microsoft

Brief Description

Microsoft Global Security Showcase: Physical Security at Microsoft. Taking Advantage of Strategic IT Convergence. Technical White Paper

Overview

Implementing and monitoring physical security for an enterprise the size of Microsoft can be cumbersome and expensive. Traditional approaches to physical security are inefficient and difficult to manage effectively on a global scale. By building a strategy for physical security that relies on standard off the-shelf products and the existing IP networking infrastructure, Microsoft has been able to realize substantial cost savings, improved security, and other significant benefits.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=95384b9d-8ec0-4dfb-96a9-7a61c2f81888

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, MS09-047

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

Security and Authentication in Microsoft Dynamics CRM: The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Security Model

Brief Description

This white paper, The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Security Model, serves as the core architectural component of a larger "nuts and bolts" article on Security and Authentication in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

Overview

This white paper, The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Security Model, serves as the core architectural component of a larger "nuts and bolts" article on Security and Authentication in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. The paper details the security model leveraged by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, including information on the authentication mechanisms that, depending on the deployment model, support Microsoft Dynamics CRM. In addition, the document provides details about how access to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 system resources by users and external systems can be controlled and restricted.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fb4bb16b-586f-4aae-aa4b-790023e95b61

Certificate Enrollment Web Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

Brief Description

This paper explains how certificate enrollment Web services work in Windows Server 2008 R2. It also provides deployment guidance for certificate enrollment Web services in new and existing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployments.

Overview

To provide certificate enrollment in a broader set of deployment scenarios, Microsoft developed a new enrollment protocol based on WS-Trust and two new role services in Windows Server 2008 R2 based on this protocol. The new services use HTTP based messaging over a TLS encrypted transport and do not depend solely on Kerberos for authentication. This enables automatic enrollment from Windows 7 clients to be used across forest boundaries and over the web. The two new role services are called Certificate Enrollment Policy Web Service (the policy service) and Certificate Enrollment Web Service (the enrollment service). These Web services, respectively, enable certificate policy retrieval and certificate enrollment over HTTPS. This guide explains the deployment scenarios, requirements, and recommended configurations, and offers step by step procedures to help you install and configure the new role services.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=28b910f8-6374-48dd-a897-11fff62ab795

Other

ELF '09 Graphic Recording

Brief Description

ELF '09 Graphic Recording

Overview

ELF '09 Graphic Recording

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5652ad9f-a1f6-4cd0-a295-0d97f1e02b59

Environmental Compliance for AEP

Brief Description

Information Technology: A Guide to Environmental Compliance for AEP

Overview

While utility companies tend to be conservative, many such as AEP are rapidly changing – especially in the area of IT adoption. Compliance experts within these forward-thinking companies will find that the right IT foundation and systems can serve as a guide toward enabling new business models that will address complex reporting and compliance requirements, operational efficiencies and environmental concerns in a fiscally responsible way.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=41122ccf-c938-4238-a67e-9767d5ccd8c8

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

PaymentsPartnerGuide

Brief Description

Financial Services Industry Payments Partner Guide 2009/10

Overview

The Payments Partner Guide 2009/10 provides a single source of expert opinions, success stories and information about a wide selection of Microsoft payments partners operating across the world.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bce5392c-6252-4136-a68f-ac5160110618

Custom Support Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services Custom Support datasheet.

Overview

The Microsoft Support Lifecycle (MSL) policy provides consistent and predictable guidelines for product support availability throughout a product’s life. Custom Support Agreements provide the opportunity to receive support on legacy versions of Microsoft products beyond the Extended Support phase.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b24402b9-1683-4997-956b-787964aec580

Government Tear Sheet

Brief Description

Government Tear Sheet

Overview

Government Tear Sheet

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6ec60bc7-471f-4f0e-8e88-8c6c14e7eea2

Small Business Tear Sheet

Brief Description

Small Biz Tear Sheet

Overview

Small Business Tear Sheet

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b8d25ab9-9acc-400b-aabe-d30d15450feb

Health Care Tear Sheet

Brief Description

Health Care Tear Sheet

Overview

Health Care Tear Sheet

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=da346cda-c170-41c7-b7b2-068344aca3a8

BizTalk Server 2009 Documentation

Brief Description

Newly released documentation for BizTalk Server 2009 in two formats: CHM and HXS

Overview

This download includes updated and new content for BizTalk Server 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cad8a5eb-1104-4a85-a3c1-31b2c8acfe63

Academic Tear Sheet

Brief Description

Academic Tear Sheet

Overview

Academic Tear Sheet

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=01fc371c-b65d-459c-9a3f-400f1cefcae3