Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation

· Quick Start Guide for Outlook Voice Access 2010

· Unified Communications White Paper

· Active Directory Management Gateway Service (Active Directory Web Service for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008)

· System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Hotfix Package (KB970868) (x86 & x64)

· IIS Database Manager Release Candidate (x86)

· IIS Database Manager Release Candidate (x64)

· Choosing a Deployment Strategy

· Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7

· System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 MPSRPT Tool

· Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows Vista (32 bit) to Windows 7

· Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows Vista (64 bit) to Windows 7

· Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (64 bit) to Windows 7

· Windows XP to Windows 7 Hard-Link Migration of User Files and Settings

· Microsoft Search Server 2008 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide

· Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide

· Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide

· Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide

· Microsoft Online Services Release Notes

· System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 Configuration Analyzer

· Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

· HPC Pack 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

· Office Communications Server 2007 R2, PreCallDiagnostic Resource Kit Tool

· Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

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

Solutions & Solution Development

· Unified Communications in Retail

· Application Lifecycle Management Datasheet

· STRACE is a socket/SSL tracer designed to generate LOG for Internet Explorer

· Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune Extensions

· PaymentsFMSBWhitePaper

· Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 Beta 2 (x86)

· Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 Beta 2 (x64)

· Business Productivity

· Office Project Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· 2007 Office Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

· Office SharePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

· Microsoft Visual Basic Power Packs 10.0

· Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5: Videos and Tutorials

· FSX Mission Building Tips Part I: Designing Great Missions

· FSX Mission Building Tips Part II: Designing Great Missions

· FSX Mission Building: Part 1

· FSX Mission Building: Part 2

· BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack

· Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight CTP2

· Building your own flight simulator cockpit

· Importing Aircraft into FSX - Part 1

· Importing Aircraft into FSX - Part 2

· Real-time Computational Fluid Dynamics for Flight Simulation

· Microsoft SQL Server Accelerator for BI

· Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 1 for IIS 7 (x64)

· Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 1 for IIS 7 (x86)

· Microsoft URL Rewrite Module 1.1 for IIS 7 (x86)

· Microsoft URL Rewrite Module 1.1 for IIS 7 (x64)

· FSX Mission Building: Part 3

· FSX Mission Building: Part 4

Security, Policy & Compliance

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

· Antigen 8.1 Privacy Statement

· Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library V3.1

· Security Features in Microsoft Online Services

· Advanced Group Policy Management 2.5 Documents

· Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0 Documents

· Advanced Group Policy Management 3.0 Documents

· MiniFuzz File Fuzzer

· BinScope Binary Analyzer

· Whitepaper: Manual Integration of the SDL Process Template

· BranchCache Security Guide

· Microsoft Windows Key Management Service Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Using the Autogen Annotator

· Autogen Annotator Pictorial Reference

· Active Directory Certificate Services Upgrade and Migration Guide for Windows Server 2008

Other

· Zune Client software, version 4.0

· Demonstration: Windows Search

· Bonus Multiplayer Racing Missions for Flight Simulator X: Acceleration

· Check-in Process for ACES Characters

· FSX Acceleration Official Trailer 320x180

· FSX Acceleration Official Trailer 640x360

· FSX Acceleration Wallpaper Images 1024x768

· FSX Acceleration Wallpaper Images 1680x1050

· The Effectiveness of a PC-Bases C-130 Crew Resource Management Aircrew Training Device

· VOR to VOR Navigation Training

· Using Flight Sim to Train for Model Aircraft

· Using the G1000

· Designated Water Runways in Flight Simulator X

· Beating FSX Missions

· Airborne Wordsmiths: Sky writing in Flight Simulator!

· Flying the Beechcraft Baron

· Using Tower View in Flight Sim to Practice Flying Model Helicopters

· Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 December

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 September

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 October

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 June

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 April

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 May

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 November

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 July

· FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 August

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

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Quick Start Guide for Outlook Voice Access 2010

Brief Description

This download contains a quick reference sheet that can be used when navigating the menu system found in Outlook Voice Access.

Overview

Outlook Voice Access lets UM-enabled users to access their Exchange 2010 mailbox using analog, digital, or cellular telephones. By using the menu system found in Outlook Voice Access, UM-enabled users can read e-mail, listen to voice messages, and interact with their Outlook calendar. This quick reference sheet shows the navigational tree and the options that are available to UM-enabled users when they are using Outlook Voice Access.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=77f1f82e-5da1-4ab5-9969-d1eb72b2ee0f

Unified Communications White Paper

Brief Description

UC White Paper

Overview

UC White Paper

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d3a9560c-88c1-4ece-a9dc-51f73f9f5432

Active Directory Management Gateway Service (Active Directory Web Service for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008)

Brief Description

The Active Directory® Management Gateway Service enables administrators to manage Active Directory Domain Services and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) or Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) using Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell and the Active Directory Administrative Center.

Overview

The Active Directory® Management Gateway Service provides a Web service interface to Active Directory domains and instances of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) or Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) that are running on the same server as the Active Directory Management Gateway Service.
You can download and install the Active Directory Management Gateway Service on servers and domain controllers running the following operating systems:

  1. Windows Server® 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  2. Windows Server 2003 SP2
  3. Windows Server 2008
  4. Windows Server 2008 SP2

Note:    You can install the Active Directory Management Gateway Service on writable domain controllers as well as Read-only domain controllers that are running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 SP2.
After it is installed on any of these operating systems, the Active Directory Management Gateway Service runs as the Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Web Services (ADWS) service and provides the same functionality. For more information about ADWS, see What's New in AD DS: Active Directory Web Services (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=152772).
Note:    The Active Directory Management Gateway Service does not support instances of the Active Directory Database Mounting Tool running on Windows Server 2008–based servers.
The Active Directory Management Gateway Service enables administrators to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell and the Active Directory Administrative Center running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 to access or manage directory service instances that are running on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 operating systems in the previous list.
Note:    Installing the Active Directory Management Gateway Service on your Windows Server 2008–based or Windows Server 2003–based servers does not make it possible for you to install the Active Directory module or the Active Directory Administrative Center (which is available only on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 operating systems) on these servers.
If the Active Directory Management Gateway Service on your Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 server is stopped or disabled, client applications, such as the Active Directory module or the Active Directory Administrative Center will not be able to access or manage any directory service instances that are running on this server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=008940c6-0296-4597-be3e-1d24c1cf0dda

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Hotfix Package (KB970868) (x86 & x64)

Brief Description

This package contains fixes for multiple issues, as described by KB970868.

Overview

The Hotfix Package for DPM 2007 (KB970868) addresses the issues as summarized in KB970868 - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;970868.
This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates. Note: Depending on your configuration, some updates may not apply. Please see “Installation Instructions” for details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=14e1a04b-2323-4344-b737-a3194b9ab3ed

IIS Database Manager Release Candidate (x86)

Brief Description

IIS Database Manager allows you to easily manage your local and remote databases from within IIS Manager.

Overview

IIS Database Manager allows you to easily manage your local and remote databases from within IIS Manager. IIS Database Manager automatically discovers databases based on the Web server or application configuration and also provides the ability to connect to any database on the network. Once connected, IIS Database Manager provides a full array of management options including managing tables, views, stored procedures and data, as well as running ad hoc queries.
IIS Database Manager provides native support for SQL Server and is also fully extensible for developers to add support for other database systems. In addition, because IIS Database Manager is an extension of IIS Manager, administrators can securely delegate the management of databases to authorized local or remote users, without having to open additional management ports on the server.
Here are a few articles to get your started on using the IIS Database Manager Release Candidate:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=231989b4-2a52-4c31-b2d6-96e8e97f8295

IIS Database Manager Release Candidate (x64)

Brief Description

IIS Database Manager allows you to easily manage your local and remote databases from within IIS Manager.

Overview

IIS Database Manager allows you to easily manage your local and remote databases from within IIS Manager. IIS Database Manager automatically discovers databases based on the Web server or application configuration and also provides the ability to connect to any database on the network. Once connected, IIS Database Manager provides a full array of management options including managing tables, views, stored procedures and data, as well as running ad hoc queries.
IIS Database Manager provides native support for SQL Server and is also fully extensible for developers to add support for other database systems. In addition, because IIS Database Manager is an extension of IIS Manager, administrators can securely delegate the management of databases to authorized local or remote users, without having to open additional management ports on the server.
Here are a few articles to get your started on using the IIS Database Manager Release Candidate:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2f238709-5618-4693-b7ba-d8c4035ac050

Choosing a Deployment Strategy

Brief Description

Helps people choose the best deployment strategy for their environments. Read detailed information about the strategies, including high-level instructions and additional resources from Microsoft.

Overview

Microsoft® recommends a few, targeted deployment strategies for specific scenarios. These strategies are based on tools and technologies that do much of the work. This document helps people who are responsible for deploying the Windows® operating system choose the best deployment strategy for their environments. You can read detailed information about the strategies, including high-level instructions and additional resources from Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1a59e1b8-2279-49f8-a722-cbb55866d8c1

Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7

Brief Description

Use Windows Easy Transfer to copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more from a computer running Windows XP to a computer running Windows 7. You can transfer data using an Easy Transfer Cable, removable media, or across a network

Overview

This software installs Windows Easy Transfer on a computer running the 32-bit version of Windows XP so you can copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more to a computer running Windows 7. If your computer is running another version of Windows, you can download other versions of Windows Easy Transfer by following this link.
This software is already built into Windows 7, so it is not necessary to install it on a computer running Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=734917d8-0663-4c26-89d0-2d00b632ebdb

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 MPSRPT Tool

Brief Description

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool gathers critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues.

Overview

You use MPS Reporting Tool to gather detailed system status and configuration information from the Virtual Machine Manager server of Virtual Machine Manager 2008 or 2008 R2 server as well as from all managed virtual machine hosts, library servers, and physical to virtual conversion (P2V) source computers. This version of the MPS Reporting Tool collects gathers data to help Microsoft Support Professionals diagnose error conditions experienced in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.
The tool offers the ability to select the particular scenarios for which system configuration data will be gathered. For more information, see the Readme.txt document that is included with the download of the tool.
The Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) version of the MPS Reporting Tool gathers the following diagnostic data for the VMM server, the virtual machine hosts and library servers that the VMM server manages, and physical to virtual conversion (P2V) source computers:

  • Virtual Machine Manager traces
  • Virtual Machine Manager database
  • Windows event logs and virtual server event logs
  • IP address
  • Virtual Machine Manager setup logs
  • SQL Server setup logs
  • Registry information
  • Open ports information
  • System Information (msinfo)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4e3dc013-c299-4b80-9735-64a8b9fa60c7

Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows Vista (32 bit) to Windows 7

Brief Description

Use Windows Easy Transfer to copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more from a computer running Windows Vista to a computer running Windows 7. You can transfer data using an Easy Transfer Cable, removable media, or across a network.

Overview

This software installs Windows Easy Transfer on a computer running the 32-bit version of Windows Vista so you can copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more to a computer running Windows 7. If your computer is running another version of Windows, you can download other versions of Windows Easy Transfer by following this link.
This software is already built into Windows 7, so it is not necessary to install it on a computer running Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=09d80814-2a73-4245-a63b-8e780d0430cb

Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows Vista (64 bit) to Windows 7

Brief Description

Use Windows Easy Transfer to copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more from a computer running Windows Vista to a computer running Windows 7. You can transfer data using an Easy Transfer Cable, removable media, or across a network

Overview

This software installs Windows Easy Transfer on a computer running the 64-bit version of Windows Vista so you can copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more to a computer running Windows 7. If your computer is running another version of Windows, you can download other versions of Windows Easy Transfer by following this link.
This software is already built into Windows 7, so it is not necessary to install it on a computer running Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=30c4da6d-0522-4d28-aac3-ce9d70ac6a6a

Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (64 bit) to Windows 7

Brief Description

Use Windows Easy Transfer to copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more from a computer running Windows XP to a computer running Windows 7. You can transfer data using an Easy Transfer Cable, removable media, or across a network.

Overview

This software installs Windows Easy Transfer on a computer running the 64-bit version of Windows XP so you can copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more to a computer running Windows 7. If your computer is running another version of Windows, you can download other versions of Windows Easy Transfer by following this link.
This software is already built into Windows 7, so it is not necessary to install it on a computer running Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=75649781-1e3d-4000-a6ce-638fe694de02

Windows XP to Windows 7 Hard-Link Migration of User Files and Settings

Brief Description

Explains options for moving users' files and settings from a Windows XP operating system to a Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system.

Overview

This guide explains options for moving your users’ files and settings from a Windows XP operating system to a Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system. This guide also introduces how the User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0 can be used on multiple computers to expedite file and setting migration when installing Windows 7 or Windows Vista to an existing Windows XP computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e90ebead-7b48-4d1e-9461-be5f07b83468

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

Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of setting up a working virtual desktop pool accessible by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) in a test environment.

Overview

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of setting up a working virtual desktop pool accessible by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) in a test environment. This guide assumes that you previously completed the steps in the Installing Remote Desktop Session Host Step-by-Step Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147292). The goal of a virtual desktop pool is to provide users with a virtual desktop that is dynamically assigned from a pool of identically configured virtual machines. Users can connect to a virtual desktop pool and run programs and consume resources as if they were using a local client computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e33b0953-e89a-4b97-a6fe-60da44add5c7

Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of setting up a working personal virtual desktop accessible by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) in a test environment.

Overview

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of setting up a working personal virtual desktop accessible by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) in a test environment. This guide assumes that you previously completed the steps in the Installing Remote Desktop Session Host Step-by-Step Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147292). The goal of a personal virtual desktop is to provide a user with a virtual desktop that is assigned to only that user.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0d278f5c-37fa-43fb-8032-614c7bf1d617

Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Learn to set up a virtual desktop pool and connect to the pool by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

Overview

Virtual desktop pools are groups of identically configured virtual machines that users can connect to by using either RemoteApp and Desktop Connection or Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access). In this guide, we will set up a virtual desktop pool and connect to the pool by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fd9abb65-3a1b-4242-acb3-1546156450ed

Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Learn to set up a virtual desktop pool and connect to the pool by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

Overview

Virtual desktop pools are groups of identically configured virtual machines that users can connect to by using either RemoteApp and Desktop Connection or Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access). In this guide, we will set up a virtual desktop pool and connect to the pool by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=483919dd-2feb-4f8c-9d6e-a97a417e3e8e

Microsoft Online Services Release Notes

Brief Description

Release Notes for the current version of Microsoft Online Services

Overview

Release Notes for the current version of Microsoft Online Services

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f297f10c-de9b-4c3e-8aa4-60d7f1baef55

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 Configuration Analyzer

Brief Description

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA) is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions.

Overview

Important

  • You must install and run the VMMCA on the computer that either currently is or will become your VMM 2008 server.
  • You should use this version of the VMMCA with VMM 2008 and VMM 2008 R2 only. To download the VMMCA for VMM 2007, go tohttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=132136.

The VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions. The VMMCA scans the hardware and software configurations of the computers you specify, evaluates them against a set of predefined rules, and then provides you with error messages and warnings for any configurations that are not optimal for the VMM role or other VMM function that you have specified for the computer.
Note The VMMCA does not duplicate or replace the prerequisite checks performed during the setup of VMM 2008 or VMM 2008 R2 components.
Before installing VMM, you can use the VMMCA to help you evaluate the configuration of computers that you might use for the following VMM roles:
• VMM server
• VMM Administrator Console
• VMM Self-Service Portal
After installing VMM, you can use the VMMCA to evaluate the configurations of computers that you are now using or might use for the VMM roles listed above, as well as computers that you are using or might use for any of the following VMM functions:
• Windows Server–based host
• VMware Virtual Center Server
• P2V source computer
• Operations Manager agent
Release History
VMMCA 2.04271.0 - 9-18-2009
Update 1 - 02-13-2009
Original - 12-04-2008

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=02d83950-c03d-454e-803b-96d1c1d5be24

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15

HPC Pack 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Brief Description

This service pack provides improved reliability, performance, and security for Windows HPC clusters

Overview

Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest performance, reliability, and security updates to the HPC Pack 2008 product. It is recommended for all users of HPC Pack 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a78520f1-de82-4442-b273-2ff7327b9140

Office Communications Server 2007 R2, PreCallDiagnostic Resource Kit Tool

Brief Description

The PreCallDiagTool is an application that reports expected audio quality as it relates to the network effect.

Overview

The PreCallDiagTool is an application that reports expected audio quality as it relates to the network effect. The tool should be installed on any desktop or laptop PC that suffers from inconsistent network connection quality. The PreCallDiagTool can provide a quick check of the current network conditions and also preserve a history of quality data to let users profile their network performance over time or other conditions. The tool is particularly useful for home/mobile users and users using WIFI access points.
Note: This is the 32 bit version of the PreCallDiagTool. The 64 bit version can be found in the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f16ab4c2-353f-4c9b-b353-22a656c03c9b

Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Operating System.

Overview

The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack consists of the following five management packs: Microsoft Windows Server Library, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Discovery, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Monitoring, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. The Microsoft Windows Server management packs monitor the performance, health, and availability of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Server.
By detecting, alerting on, and automatically responding to critical events and performance indicators, management packs reduce resolution times for issues and increase the overall availability and performance of your Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Server operating systems, thereby helping to reduce the total cost of ownership.
NOTE: You need to install the English MP before you import localized language packs.
Feature Summary

  • Availability
    • Key Operating System Services: Required services are checked for status (for example, running, not running, or paused).
    • Storage: Logical hard drives are checked for availability, sufficient free space, and integrity of the NTFS partition.
    • Network: Network adapters are checked for connection health, name and IP address conflicts.
  • Performance
    • Processor: System processor(s) performance is checked system-wide. Processors can optionally be monitored on a per processor basis.
    • Memory: Memory consisting of physical memory and virtual memory (also known as page files) is monitored using the following performance indicators:
      • Available memory (in MB)
      • Pages per second
      • Page file percent usage
    • Disks and Partitions: Logical disks/partitions and physical disks are monitored, and performance data is collected for average disk seconds per read, disk seconds per write, and disk seconds per transfer. Depending on which version of the operating system is being monitored, either logical or physical monitoring is enabled by default. Refer to the MP guide for more detail.
    • Network Adapter: Network adapters are monitored for the number of bytes received per second, the number of bytes sent per second, and the total bytes per second. In addition, the health state of the network adapter is evaluated and is set to Healthy if connected and Critical if disconnected.

Management Pack Release History:

  • 3/23/2007 - Initial Release, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 9/28/2007 - Updated release, version 6.0.5000.25
  • 10/23/2007 - Updated MP Guide - Software Version still 6.0.5000.25
  • 11/8/2007 - Updated MP Guide - Software version still 6.0.5000.25
  • 1/15/2008 - Updated MP Guide - same version
  • 2/22/2008 - Updated release, version 6.0.6278.0, and released on SP1 media
  • 5/27/2008 – Same version as released on SP1 media, version 6.0.6278.0, and released on Microsoft Download Center.
  • 7/27/2008 - Updated version, 6.0.6278.22: Introduced support for the Windows Server 2008 Operating System and addressed some issues from the previous release. Refer to the MP guide for further details.
  • 10/20/2008 – Updated release, version 6.0.6321.35. Refer to the MP guide for further details.
  • 9/18/2009 - Updated release, version 6.0.6667.0, introduced support for the Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating System and made a series of updates. Refer to the MP guide for further details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3529d233-5e3e-4b51-8f66-5d6f27005ec3

Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Solutions & Solution Development

Unified Communications in Retail

Brief Description

Solving Retail Challenges with Microsoft® Unified Communications

Overview

Microsoft offers solutions that connect information, systems, and people to provide retailers a true competitive advantage with compelling customer experiences, improved employee productivity, better inventory utilization, and more efficient store operations.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=928385f9-33b2-48d5-8320-4084cbf2412e

Application Lifecycle Management Datasheet

Brief Description

This is Microsoft Services APO offering datasheet.

Overview

The Application Lifecycle Management Framework Services is a set of service offerings focused on three main elements:
• Process and governance, including assessment, integration, reengineering, standards, policies, and compliance.
• Infrastructure and operations, including topology, capacity planning, system configuration, migration, disaster recovery, and security.
• Lifecycle elements, including project management, requirements management, development, source code management, and testing.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=77759039-8e34-4c49-a04a-8d962721e9cf

STRACE is a socket/SSL tracer designed to generate LOG for Internet Explorer

Brief Description

STRACE is a socket/SSL tracer designed to generate LOG for Internet Explorer.

Overview

STRACE is a socket/SSL tracer that is based on the "detours" utility. The tool has been specificaly designed to generate LOG for Internet Explorer but it can be used with many other applications.
Using STRACE with Internet Explorer is equivalent to use a (non full) debug build of WININET.DLL to generate a WININET LOG. The STRACE LOG contains clear text HTTP traffic (with socket information) and encrypted/decrypted SSL data.
From the STRACE LOG, you can "replay" a full navigation scenario using the HTTPREPLAY tool. This can be useful to reproduce a problem or browse web sites offline...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f5ec767f-27f2-4fb3-90a5-4bf0d5f4810a

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune Extensions

Brief Description

This release adds extensions to XNA Game Studio 3.1 to target and develop for the Zune HD media player.

Overview

This add-on for XNA Game Studio 3.1 adds the following functionality to the product:
1. The ability to target and develop for the Zune HD media player.
2. The addition of new Touch APIs to the XNA Framework for use on the Zune HD.
3. The addition of new Accelerometer APIs to the XNA Framework for use on the Zune HD.
Also included are documentation and examples integrated into Visual Studio help that will show you how to leverage the new APIs. You'll even find a tutorial on how to update the Platformer Game Starter Kit to use the new Touch API's!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=48f7ba37-8ba7-4d16-8873-0b7f83ef77f9

PaymentsFMSBWhitePaper

Brief Description

The Financial Messaging Service Bus (FMSB) is a fi nancial services industry IP implementation of Microsoft’s Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit 2.0, based on BizTalk Server 2009 and BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT.

Overview

The Financial Messaging Service Bus (FMSB) is a financial services industry IP implementation of Microsoft’s Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit 2.0, based on BizTalk Server 2009 and BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=720fa3a2-1470-4bb3-835b-94519830301e

Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 Beta 2 (x86)

Brief Description

Microsoft Application Request Routing (ARR) for IIS7 is a proxy based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to application servers based on HTTP headers and server variables, and load balance algorithms. ARR Version 2 Beta 2 adds support for disk based cache.

Overview

ARR Version 2 Beta 2 is an incremental release that includes all of the features from Version 1, and adds support for disk-based cache. More specifically, ARR Version 2 Beta 2 can be used to:

The ARR version 1 and ARR version 2 beta 2 cannot be installed side-by-side.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=85fc3a02-5b38-4271-b590-ad91bb9a446b

Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 Beta 2 (x64)

Brief Description

Microsoft Application Request Routing (ARR) for IIS7 is a proxy based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to application servers based on HTTP headers and server variables, and load balance algorithms. ARR Version 2 Beta 2 adds support for disk based cache.

Overview

Microsoft Application Request Routing (ARR) for IIS 7.0 is a proxy-based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to application servers based on HTTP headers, server variables, and load balance algorithms. ARR Version 2 Beta 2 is an incremental release that includes all of the features from Version 1, and adds support for disk-based cache. More specifically, ARR Version 2 Beta 2 can be used to:

The ARR version 1 and ARR version 2 beta 2 cannot be installed side-by-side.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ed922306-0d35-4764-8c2c-a378b54e90e1

Business Productivity

Brief Description

Increase business productivity with Microsoft Solutions

Overview

Increase business productivity with Microsoft Solutions

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=60a3c84d-a4a1-4c5a-b935-f7ed63731445

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft Visual Basic Power Packs 10.0

Brief Description

Microsoft Visual Basic Power Packs 10.0 has same feature as Power Packs 3.0, but contains some bug fixes.

Overview

The DataRepeater control allows you to display rows of data in a scrollable container providing more flexibility and customization than standard grid controls.
The Line and Shape controls are a set of three controls that enable you to draw lines, ovals, and rectangles on forms and containers at design time making it much easier to enhance the look of your user interface. These shape controls also provide events such as click and double-click allowing developers to respond and interact with end users.
The Printer Compatibility Library allows projects that used the Printer and Printers Collection in Visual Basic 6.0 to be upgraded without having to re-write your printing logic. By simply adding a reference to the library, declaring a Printer and making a few minor syntax changes, your project will be able to print using the Printers collection and Printer object as it did in Visual Basic 6.0. This version adds a new Write method to the Printer object which allows you to print text without a forced carriage return similar to the semicolon syntax used by Print method in Visual Basic 6.0.
The PrintForm component is designed to bring back the ability to easily print a Windows Form. With this new PrintForm component you can layout the Windows Form exactly as you want it and allow your users to print the form as a quick report.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=78c87edb-c272-4a20-bf2a-f6c4b10313e5

Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5: Videos and Tutorials

Brief Description

Learn about version 5.5 of the Application Compatibility Toolkit including prerequisites, creating an inventory, analyzing compatibility data, and mitigating compatibility issues.

Overview

Learn about version 5.5 of the Application Compatibility Toolkit including prerequisites, creating an inventory, analyzing compatibility data, and mitigating compatibility issues.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=53050cca-65aa-41e9-b9c8-8024e85bc5bb

FSX Mission Building Tips Part I: Designing Great Missions

Brief Description

The Mission Creation Software Development Kit (SDK) explains the technical details of creating missions.

Overview

The Mission Creation Software Development Kit (SDK) explains the technical details of creating missions. It can be installed from Disk 1 of FSX Deluxe, and an update to the SDK can be found on fsinsider.com. In this and the following article, I will share some thoughts and tips that expand on the technical information provided in the SDK.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c0c56f18-2c18-43e7-a8f1-812b518033c4

FSX Mission Building Tips Part II: Designing Great Missions

Brief Description

The Mission Creation Software Development Kit (SDK) explains the technical details of creating missions.

Overview

The Mission Creation Software Development Kit (SDK) explains the technical details of creating missions. It can be installed from Disk 1 of FSX Deluxe, and an update to the SDK can be found on fsinsider.com. In this and the previous article, I will share some thoughts and tips that expand on the technical information provided in the SDK.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4b8c785b-b33f-4bca-a5e8-87c55e5527b0

FSX Mission Building: Part 1

Brief Description

In this new series, we will examine just how you go about creating your very own Mission to share with others.

Overview

In this new series, we will examine just how you go about creating your very own Mission to share with others. In doing so, you will learn to appreciate the versatility of this feature and we will hopefully get you through some of the more demanding parts! Be warned, once you start on this path, it is a downward spiral to ‘Mission addiction’ and I must confess that I have descended to the point where I can wake at night calling out: “No, no - you must use a ‘Proximity Trigger’ you fool!”

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6ab29ccc-f4d7-4cb7-9fce-d6f024fb354c

FSX Mission Building: Part 2

Brief Description

In this new series, we will examine just how you go about creating your very own Mission to share with others.

Overview

In this new series, we will examine just how you go about creating your very own Mission to share with others. In doing so, you will learn to appreciate the versatility of this feature and we will hopefully get you through some of the more demanding parts! Be warned, once you start on this path, it is a downward spiral to ‘Mission addiction’ and I must confess that I have descended to the point where I can wake at night calling out: “No, no - you must use a ‘Proximity Trigger’ you fool!”

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=916c5c12-b13f-4f6f-80d3-dc09fce4b890

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack

Brief Description

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

Overview

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT Message Pack 2009 includes the following features:

  • The repackaging of all SWIFT FIN FF message types and of all business rules
  • Updates to schemas and to business rules to make the schemas and the business rules fully compliant with the SWIFT 2009 certification requirements
  • All the hotfixes that are related to schemas and to business rules but that are not superseded by the SWIFT 2009 certification requirements

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT Message Pack 2009 does not contain any components other than schemas, business rules, and Microsoft Office InfoPath forms.

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

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

Building your own flight simulator cockpit

Brief Description

Flying in your own cockpit is one of those aspirations many flight simulator users consider out of reach: too difficult, too expensive, too time consuming … but the opposite is true.

Overview

Flying in your own cockpit is one of those aspirations many flight simulator users consider out of reach: too difficult, too expensive, too time consuming … but the opposite is true. Both plug-and-play and advanced products are available to build your own flight simulator cockpit in any size and to accommodate every ambition. In this article you’ll find a global impression of the options available, plus a list of additional online resources to help you proceed in your quest for your own simulator cockpit.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f09ae3db-d579-4032-99a8-cd459fd8009d

Importing Aircraft into FSX - Part 1

Brief Description

Importing Aircraft into FSX

Overview

Importing Aircraft into FSX

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=15947702-75af-4d37-8fe6-9e6d41d49896

Importing Aircraft into FSX - Part 2

Brief Description

Importing Aircraft into FSX

Overview

Importing Aircraft into FSX

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=90c9482c-d813-4aa3-9047-f4c27ea92ea1

Real-time Computational Fluid Dynamics for Flight Simulation

Brief Description

A service oriented architecture is described that enables computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to run alongside a human-in-the-loop flight simulator; thereby informing the behavior of a simulated aircraft whilst it is being piloted.

Overview

The modeling of aerodynamic effects in real-time flight simulators is a continuously evolving field. It is becoming increasingly relevant for flight simulators to more accurately describe the local unsteady environmental flow around the vehicle, in a time-accurate way for applications such as wake vortex and helicopter-ship airwake interaction scenarios. This is important from both development and training perspectives. This is an extremely challenging problem that is being tackled using a variety of techniques.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=83b0fda2-9bfe-4d71-9761-dda53263ad4b

Microsoft SQL Server Accelerator for BI

Brief Description

The Microsoft SQL Server™ Accelerator for Business Intelligence (SQL Server Accelerator for BI) has been removed to avoid customer confusion about support for this component.

Overview

UPDATE
The Microsoft SQL Server™ Accelerator for Business Intelligence 1.2 has been removed to avoid customer confusion about support for this component. Microsoft does not provide any support for this solution accelerator and has no plans to release future versions. Most of the functionality of the accellerator is available in Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 and later versions. For support information, please refer to the Microsoft Product Lifecycle.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a370fbc9-98b1-4f5c-b09b-6f1bf08e9292

Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 1 for IIS 7 (x64)

Brief Description

Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS7 is a proxy based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to content servers based on HTTP headers and server variables, and load balance algorithms.

Overview

Application Request Routing can be used to:

  • Increase application availability and scalability.
  • Better utilize content server resources.
  • Facilitate application deployment including pilot management and A/B testing.
  • Lower management costs and create opportunities for shared hosters.

The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by Application Request Routing:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=497e9910-ca94-4771-af08-751420fab5f0

Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 1 for IIS 7 (x86)

Brief Description

Microsoft Application Request Routing for IIS7 is a proxy based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to content servers based on HTTP headers and server variables, and load balance algorithms.

Overview

Application Request Routing can be used to:

  • Increase application availability and scalability.
  • Better utilize content server resources.
  • Facilitate application deployment including pilot management and A/B testing.
  • Lower management costs and create opportunities for shared hosters.

The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by Application Request Routing:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ecd52702-d850-4a18-b18e-d46128967462

Microsoft URL Rewrite Module 1.1 for IIS 7 (x86)

Brief Description

URL rewrite module provides a rule-based rewriting mechanism for changing requested URL’s before they get processed by web server.

Overview

The Microsoft URL Rewrite Module 1.1 for IIS 7 provides flexible rules-based rewrite engine that can be used to perform broad spectrum of URL manipulation tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Enabling user friendly and search engine friendly URL with dynamic web applications;
  • Rewriting URL’s based on HTTP headers and server variables;
  • Web site content handling;
  • Controlling access to web site content based on URL segments or request metadata.

The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by URL rewriter. Refer to the KB articles for the hotfixes to get more details. In order to apply the hotfixes correctly without restarting the server, it is recommended that the WAS service is stopped before installing URL Rewrite Module. The following hotfixes will be installed with URL Rewrite Module:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dba94a96-e513-4f87-9082-8cb04b743793

Microsoft URL Rewrite Module 1.1 for IIS 7 (x64)

Brief Description

URL rewrite module provides a rule-based rewriting mechanism for changing requested URL’s before they get processed by web server.

Overview

The Microsoft URL Rewrite Module 1.1 for IIS 7 provides flexible rules-based rewrite engine that can be used to perform broad spectrum of URL manipulation tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Enabling user friendly and search engine friendly URL with dynamic web applications;
  • Rewriting URL’s based on HTTP headers and server variables;
  • Web site content handling;
  • Controlling access to web site content based on URL segments or request metadata.

The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by URL rewriter. Refer to the KB articles for the hotfixes to get more details. In order to apply the hotfixes correctly without restarting the server, it is recommended that the WAS service is stopped before installing URL Rewrite Module. The following hotfixes will be installed with URL Rewrite Module:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d05111c1-b4f7-45f3-8f60-a8f2b9d49ed1

FSX Mission Building: Part 3

Brief Description

In this new series, we will examine just how you go about creating your very own Mission to share with others.

Overview

In this new series, we will examine just how you go about creating your very own Mission to share with others. In doing so, you will learn to appreciate the versatility of this feature and we will hopefully get you through some of the more demanding parts! Be warned, once you start on this path, it is a downward spiral to ‘Mission addiction’ and I must confess that I have descended to the point where I can wake at night calling out: “No, no - you must use a ‘Proximity Trigger’ you fool!”

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cfb22490-d8d8-473a-9b5d-eb10b2fa9a8f

FSX Mission Building: Part 4

Brief Description

In this new series, we will examine just how you go about creating your very own Mission to share with others.

Overview

In this new series, we will examine just how you go about creating your very own Mission to share with others. In doing so, you will learn to appreciate the versatility of this feature and we will hopefully get you through some of the more demanding parts! Be warned, once you start on this path, it is a downward spiral to ‘Mission addiction’ and I must confess that I have descended to the point where I can wake at night calling out: “No, no - you must use a ‘Proximity Trigger’ you fool!”

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b83e2708-4f99-461e-af1e-e138db432964

Security, Policy & Compliance

Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) 9.1 Product Documents

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Antigen 8.1 Privacy Statement

Brief Description

This document describes the privacy policy for the 8.1 release of Antigen

Overview

This document describes the privacy policy for the 8.1 release of Antigen

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c5b708ec-68c5-468b-9877-f3919c831078

Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library V3.1

Brief Description

AntiXSS 3.1 helps you to protect your current applications from cross-site scripting attacks, at the same time helping you to protect your legacy application with its Security Runtime Engine

Overview

The Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library V3.1 (Anti-XSS V3.1) is an encoding library designed to help developers protect their ASP.NET web-based applications from XSS attacks. It differs from most encoding libraries in that it uses the white-listing technique -- sometimes referred to as the principle of inclusions -- to provide protection against XSS attacks. This approach works by first defining a valid or allowable set of characters, and encodes anything outside this set (invalid characters or potential attacks). The white-listing approach provides several advantages over other encoding schemes. New features in this version of the Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library include: - An expanded white list that supports more languages - Performance improvements - Performance data sheets (in the online help) - Support for Shift_JIS encoding for mobile browsers - A sample application - Security Runtime Engine (SRE) HTTP module - HTML Sanitization methods to strip dangerous HTML scripts

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=051ee83c-5ccf-48ed-8463-02f56a6bfc09

Security Features in Microsoft Online Services

Brief Description

The Business Productivity Online Suite is a set of subscription-based enterprise software services hosted by Microsoft and sold with partners. The services operate within a complete ecosystem of features and capabilities designed to meet and in many cases to exceed the security and availability goals that you have for your business applications.

Overview

Service security must be proactively designed in to all aspects of the online experience, from the software itself to the supporting infrastructure, from the day-to-day best practices for your own information workers to the buildings housing the data centers. The security architecture for the Business Productivity Online Suite embodies the key principles of the company’s Trustworthy Computing Initiative: security created by design, by default, and by deployment. Developed for global enterprises, Microsoft’s multi-faceted security program applies a common set of security policies to manage risk and mitigate threats to customer data. Microsoft seeks to improve security by working to standardize the way it tests, implements, and monitor policies for all of its customers. In turn, each Business Productivity Online Suite customer benefits from Microsoft’s experience with the security concerns of customers all over the world — and from the practices Microsoft applies to address them.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5736aaac-994c-4410-b7ce-bdea505a3413

Advanced Group Policy Management 2.5 Documents

Brief Description

These guides provide step-by-step guidance for installing Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 2.5 and managing Group Policy objects (GPOs) by using AGPM 2.5.

Overview

The following documents about AGPM 2.5 are available for download. All are available in English only.

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management 2.5: This guide describes a sample scenario for installing AGPM and performing Group Policy management by using the Group Policy Management Console and AGPM. This guide is designed for people are evaluating AGPM 2.5 and for Group Policy administrators who are installing AGPM 2.5 or are using AGPM 2.5 for the first time. You can also view this document online at Step-by-Step Guide for AGPM 2.5.
  • Operations Guide for Advanced Group Policy Management 2.5: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for performing tasks by using AGPM 2.5. It includes all of the information in the Help for AGPM. This guide is designed for Group Policy administrators of all levels who are using AGPM 2.5. You can also view this document online at Operations Guide for AGPM 2.5.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ba69e774-f0d1-4b6d-be81-a8c5f27d1b8a

Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0 Documents

Brief Description

These guides provide an overview of Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4.0 and step-by-step guidance for installing AGPM 4.0, managing Group Policy objects (GPOs) by using AGPM 4.0, and planning and deploying AGPM 4.0.

Overview

The following documents about AGPM 4.0 are available for download.

  • Overview of Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management: This white paper provides an overview of AGPM and describes its benefits, how it works, and the next steps for evaluating it. This document is designed for people evaluating AGPM.
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0: This guide describes a sample scenario for installing AGPM and performing Group Policy management by using the Group Policy Management Console and AGPM. This guide is designed for people are evaluating AGPM 4.0 and for Group Policy administrators who are installing AGPM 4.0 or are using AGPM 4.0 for the first time. You can also view this document online at Step-by-Step Guide for AGPM 4.0 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=153505).
  • Operations Guide for Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for performing tasks by using AGPM 4.0. It includes all of the information in the Help for AGPM. This guide is designed for Group Policy administrators of all levels who are using AGPM 4.0. You can also view this document online at Operations Guide for AGPM 4.0 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=159872).
  • Planning Guide for Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0 (Available in October 2009): This guide provides an in-depth description of the processes, procedures, and decisions for planning the deployment of AGPM in a production environment. This guide is designed for administrators. Available in English only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=58fd6cda-0210-4da0-91d2-8c3cc2817df8

Advanced Group Policy Management 3.0 Documents

Brief Description

These guides provide step-by-step guidance for installing Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 3.0, managing Group Policy objects (GPOs) by using AGPM 3.0, and planning and deploying AGPM 3.0.

Overview

The following documents about AGPM 3.0 are available for download.

  • Step-by-Step Guide for Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management 3.0: This guide describes a sample scenario for installing AGPM and performing Group Policy management by using the Group Policy Management Console and AGPM. This guide is designed for people are evaluating AGPM 3.0 and for Group Policy administrators who are installing AGPM 3.0 or are using AGPM 3.0 for the first time. You can also view this document online at Step-by-Step Guide for AGPM 3.0 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=132706).
  • Operations Guide for Advanced Group Policy Management 3.0: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for performing tasks by using AGPM 3.0. It includes all of the information in the Help for AGPM. The English version of this guide has been updated to include a list of best practices for version control and instructions for backing up the archive, restoring the archive from a backup, and moving the AGPM Server and archive to a new server. This guide is designed for Group Policy administrators of all levels who are using AGPM 3.0. You can also view this document online at Operations Guide for AGPM 3.0 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=132707).
  • Planning Guide for Advanced Group Policy Management 3.0: This guide provides an in-depth description of the processes, procedures, and decisions for planning the deployment of AGPM in a production environment. This guide is designed for administrators. Available in English only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=80bb67f2-864c-4f4c-9f0d-a118ef607f1a

MiniFuzz File Fuzzer

Brief Description

MiniFuzz is a very simple fuzzer designed to ease adoption of fuzz testing by non-security people who are unfamiliar with file fuzzing tools or have never used them in their current software development processes.

Overview

MiniFuzz is a basic testing tool designed to help detect code flaws that may expose security vulnerabilities in file-handling code. This tool creates multiple random variations of file content and feeds it to the application to exercise the code in an attempt to expose unexpected and potentially insecure application behaviors.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b2307ca4-638f-4641-9946-dc0a5abe8513

BinScope Binary Analyzer

Brief Description

BinScope is a Microsoft verification tool that analyzes binaries on a project-wide level to ensure that they have been built in compliance with Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) requirements and recommendations.

Overview

BinScope is a Microsoft verification tool that analyzes binaries on a project-wide level to ensure that they have been built in compliance with Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) requirements and recommendations. BinScope checks that SDL-required compiler/linker flags are being set, strong-named assemblies are in use, up-to-date build tools are in place, and the latest good ATL headers are being used. BinScope also reports on dangerous constructs that are prohibited by SDL.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=90e6181c-5905-4799-826a-772eafd4440a

Whitepaper: Manual Integration of the SDL Process Template

Brief Description

This paper outlines the steps for manually extracting the key elements of the SDL Process Template and integrating them into an existing Team Project.

Overview

This paper outlines the steps for manually extracting the key elements of the SDL Process Template and integrating them into an existing Team Project. By completing each of these manual steps, you have integrated the key elements of the SDL into your project and are ready to implement security best practices into your code.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=639a3784-a6f4-4d47-9750-b79bd789ba58

BranchCache Security Guide

Brief Description

This document provides guidance to help organizations understand and manage the security of the Microsoft® BranchCache™ feature introduced in Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows® 7.

Overview

This document provides guidance to help organizations understand and manage the security of the Microsoft® BranchCache™ feature introduced in Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows® 7. BranchCache is a wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology. To optimize WAN bandwidth, BranchCache copies content from your main office content servers and caches the content at branch office locations, allowing client computers at branch offices to access the content locally rather than over the WAN.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=449be4b1-5f87-47f1-945b-ccd4b196b34f

Microsoft Windows Key Management Service Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The KMS MP monitors core Key Management Service offered by Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Vista

Overview

The Key Management Service is used to activate computers running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Each activation request is logged on the KMS host. The KMS Management Pack collects data from the event logs of defined KMS hosts, and monitors those hosts for availability. This monitoring provides visibility into the activation traffic and the license status of volume activation clients on the network. This management pack monitors uptime and operational health of the KMS host(s) under management.
Feature Summary

  • Health of the KMS host
    • Service Installed
    • Service has no access to DNS server
    • Server has a valid license
    • Service is running
  • Key Management Service product
    • Activation count insufficient
    • Activities are idle
  • Expanded support
    • Enables support for non-Windows KMS applications
    • Extends support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Release History

  • July 25, 2008 - Initial release, version 6.0.6278.9.
  • Sep. 16, 2009 - Update release, version 6.0.7234.0, extended support for newer OS and decommissioned reports.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a330d876-c965-4433-afdf-7c61a9126fb3

Using the Autogen Annotator

Brief Description

Autogen is a patented technology uses to procedurally place default 3D objects throught a simulated world.

Overview

Autogen is a patented technology uses to procedurally place default 3D objects throught a simulated world, based on land class definitions and annotated textures.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=30b16a77-1ce9-475e-8072-0748656e2513

Autogen Annotator Pictorial Reference

Brief Description

Autogen is a patented technology uses to procedurally place default 3D objects through a simulated world.

Overview

This pictoral reference document is to be used in conjunction with the Autogen Annotator tool.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0f6ab9ff-392f-46e4-a604-5a68078107bf

Active Directory Certificate Services Upgrade and Migration Guide for Windows Server 2008

Brief Description

This document discusses the planning and implementation of a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) upgrade and migration from an existing Windows public key infrastructure (PKI), including scenarios and step-by-step instruction.

Overview

This guide describes the planning and implementation of an upgrade and migration from an existing Windows public key infrastructure (PKI) to Windows Server 2008. It describes common migration scenarios, identifies features and scenarios that are supported and recommended, and provides step-by-step instructions for the most common tasks. It also offers general guidance for creating an upgrade and migration plan that is specific to your environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c70bd7cd-9f03-484b-8c4b-279bc29a3413

Other

Zune Client software, version 4.0

Brief Description

PC software for Zune

Overview

You will need this software to sync contents from a PC to a Zune device.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6136349f-2b32-4946-83b5-a09775531ef4

Demonstration: Windows Search

Brief Description

Part of the IT Pro at Home: Tips and Tricks series, this screencast shows you how Windows Search can make Windows 7 your one-stop-search-shop at work and at home.

Overview

Part of the IT Pro at Home: Tips and Tricks series, this screencast shows you how Windows Search can make Windows 7 your one-stop-search-shop at work and at home. Note: This screencast discusses a release candidate of a Microsoft product. The information in this screencast is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8925be94-6983-4085-921d-e2268505d2ce

Bonus Multiplayer Racing Missions for Flight Simulator X: Acceleration

Brief Description

Reno T-6 Class course, Reno Sport Class course, and Austrian Alpine Hoop course

Overview

We’re pleased to announce the release of three new multiplayer missions for Flight Simulator X: Acceleration.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c0152a47-9918-41fb-aaf9-5777bc525ba7

Check-in Process for ACES Characters

Brief Description

A description of ACES practices for the implementation of low resolution characters

Overview

The intent of this document is to describe the in-house process for checking low and high resolution characters into the build. This document will evolve throughout ship cycles and is expected to give a current bearing for readers seeking an up-to-date primer on the techniques used within ACES. Production methods often vary between studios as different tool authors solve their immediate problems. It is hoped this document will shed some light on the methods most unique to the ACES Studio. The intended audience for this document is artists and vendors new to the ACES checkin process.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e0a26fa5-7d26-440c-a7c6-307b1e5460e9

FSX Acceleration Official Trailer 320x180

Brief Description

FSX Acceleration Official Trailer

Overview

FSX Acceleration Official Trailer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=449a5376-7d3c-4062-9375-f3a6030c4245

FSX Acceleration Official Trailer 640x360

Brief Description

FSX Acceleration Official Trailer

Overview

FSX Acceleration Official Trailer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=103d6d31-ca21-4630-9cc0-6fc8e2440e9a

FSX Acceleration Wallpaper Images 1024x768

Brief Description

FSX Acceleration Wallpaper Images

Overview

FSX Acceleration Wallpaper Images

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2f073b04-7c17-45cb-a4d6-6b0f9529e853

FSX Acceleration Wallpaper Images 1680x1050

Brief Description

FSX Acceleration Wallpaper Images

Overview

FSX Acceleration Wallpaper Images

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=648d1e2e-1827-4788-95ea-cd294b2a7302

The Effectiveness of a PC-Bases C-130 Crew Resource Management Aircrew Training Device

Brief Description

Inadequate crew resource management (CRM) behaviors are still cited as causal factors in most military and commercial aircraft mishaps despite mandatory CRM training in virtually all aviator training programs, suggesting a need to explore alternative approaches.

Overview

Inadequate crew resource management (CRM) behaviors are still cited as causal factors in most military and commercial aircraft mishaps despite mandatory CRM training in virtually all aviator training programs, suggesting a need to explore alternative approaches. A low-cost, PC-based simulator was designed to elicit the communication and crew coordination behaviors associated with instrument and visual airdrop missions. These targeted behaviors were frequently addressed in instructor comments from earlier C-130 student training records, especially for navigators and copilots. The effectiveness of instruction using this device was evaluated. Treatment group students received a four hour training profile before their first airdrop flight while control group students did not. Multiple measures of effectiveness were tracked. Instructors and students rated training effectiveness using 5-point Likert scales. Ratings from both groups were significantly greater than “3” (neutral) for task management, communication, and crew coordination. In addition, instructors reported that the experience was a good use of instructor and student time. Detailed CRM proficiency data were collected during the first subsequent airdrop flight. Positive transfer of training was substantiated by a multivariate analysis of variance. CRM performance ratings during this flight were significantly higher for treatment group students than their for control group peers. Higher performance grades in training records were also observed for treatment group students in all CRM skill areas through subsequent flights, with fewer sorties to criterion for communication, crew coordination, task management, and decision making for both navigators and copilots.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fc72719b-47bc-4000-ae3f-981b769b7f3f

VOR to VOR Navigation Training

Brief Description

This document describes how to navigate through the virtual skies using VORs.

Overview

This document describes how to navigate through the virtual skies using VORs. Real sectional charts are used to show how to create flight plans. Using real sectional charts adds more realism to the flight sim experience.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a415b8cc-31a4-4270-a7c3-1145820c7201

Using Flight Sim to Train for Model Aircraft

Brief Description

This document contains information on using flight sim to train for model aircraft.

Overview

This document contains information on using flight sim to train for model aircraft.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=26efdf77-7ae8-4c34-9212-0c442dc89ce3

Using the G1000

Brief Description

The Garmin G1000 glass cockpit is revolutionizing General Aviation, and now you can see for yourself what all the excitement is about!

Overview

The Garmin G1000 glass cockpit is revolutionizing General Aviation, and now you can see for yourself what all the excitement is about! The Deluxe version of Flight Simulator X includes three aircraft with an optional G1000 glass cockpit variation: * Cessna Skyhawk SP Model 172 * Mooney M20M "Bravo" * Beechcraft Baron 58 Pick your plane, step into the cockpit, and prepare to be amazed!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b1bbe14e-9d2f-4f25-bab1-8e97f7548588

Designated Water Runways in Flight Simulator X

Brief Description

Instructions for flying from one of the designated water runways in FSX

Overview

This document includes instructions for flying from one of the designated water runways in FSX, as well as a list of the designated water runways.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0d690e1a-f808-4ccb-88a6-232e9acbc90d

Beating FSX Missions

Brief Description

This document contains information about FSX missions.

Overview

This document contains information about FSX missions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=94c9f67f-e47b-42aa-a0bb-fa7b87564361

Airborne Wordsmiths: Sky writing in Flight Simulator!

Brief Description

Ever looked up into a deep blue summer’s sky and seen a tiny black dot, high overhead, writing cloud-words in the sky?

Overview

Ever looked up into a deep blue summer’s sky and seen a tiny black dot, high overhead, writing cloud-words in the sky? Sky writing is an amazing way to advertise people, products and events – even if only briefl y – to a huge audience on the ground.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=df066481-0e37-4c78-81fc-95f540e13d93

Flying the Beechcraft Baron

Brief Description

This document contains information on flying the Beechcraft Baron.

Overview

This document contains information on flying the Beechcraft Baron.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f244bce4-7530-452f-b1b6-fcfd0298d929

Using Tower View in Flight Sim to Practice Flying Model Helicopters

Brief Description

This document contains information on using towev view to practice flying model helicopters.

Overview

This document contains information on using towev view to practice flying model helicopters.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=26cf4d82-1c7e-4e11-a0ed-c68f7c110662

Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

Brief Description

Volume Licensing documents, including program guides, datasheets, and FAQs

Overview

The Microsoft Volume Licensing program guides provide comprehensive descriptions of Volume Licensing programs, including information about Microsoft Software Assurance. Download these guides to get details about things such as program features, benefits, requirements, pricing, and agreement structure.
The datasheets provide an overview of Volume Licensing programs. Use these documents to get at-a-glance information about benefits, licensing options, pricing, Software Assurance benefits, and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=30a9ba5f-2027-4d38-bf4e-39fe160737d0

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 December

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 December

Overview

Featured Articles "Fly an Airliner At Home" "VOR to VOR Navigation" "That's the Spirit!" "A Free Gift from FSInsider and Just Flight! " "Old-Fashioned Navigation" "Mission Building in FSX - Parts 3 and 4"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=29452ac1-dd85-4390-a7c5-d66437759d82

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 September

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 September

Overview

Featured Articles "Beating FSX Missions" "Mission Building in FSX" "Squawkbox 4 Open Beta" "IVAO LAN Party" "ATC at AirVenture"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0f5f546e-0215-46a7-ae3a-7441e08ae70e

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 October

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 October

Overview

Featured Articles "UK Flight and Train Simulation Show" "Old-Fashioned Navigation" "New CH Products Yoke" "Mission Building in FSX - Parts 3 and 4"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c46aef03-f804-4f4b-9bbb-6c9a9170c634

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 June

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 June

Overview

Featured Articles "Bonus Multiplayer Racing Missions!" "Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow 2008" "Airport Labels - An Undocumented Feature" "Big Birds" "Take a SimTour" "Practicing Radio Controlled Model Flying in Flight Sim" "MVP Summit 2008!"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=eaefdacb-955a-4106-91e5-99f1a5056d7c

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 April

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 April

Overview

Featured Articles "Flying the Beechcraft Baron" "Airborne Wordsmiths" "Water Water Everywhere ..." "FSX Service Pack 2" "Want to Make Missions?" "Nice Cockpit." (F/A-18) "Listening In"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a6488eac-6d53-47f4-9fd2-518d148e3e86

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 May

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 May

Overview

Featured Articles "Practicing Radio Controlled Model Flying in Flight Sim" "MVP Summit 2008!" "Your Favorite Missions?" "Acceleration Wallpaper" "Use the Hat Switch, Your Highness!"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8b536cb1-bafa-4a45-b88d-778054c3cbbf

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 November

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 November

Overview

Featured Articles "That's the Spirit!" "A Free Gift from FSInsider and Just Flight! " "Old-Fashioned Navigation" "Mission Building in FSX - Parts 3 and 4"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=98e54b7a-feed-42a4-927b-b0b469404750

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 July

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 July

Overview

Featured Articles "Museum of Women Pilots Open House" "Importing Aircraft into FSX" "Add-On Developers Make Us Look Good ... Again!" "Nerds With Social Skills!" "Caution - Low Flying Heritage" "Building Your Own Simulator Cockpit" "Are We Missing any Airports?"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9ce2e971-049b-4ef9-ab33-44b96835739c

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 August

Brief Description

FSInsider Newsletter - 2008 August

Overview

Featured Articles "Join Us in Oshkosh!" "Volunteers Wanted!" "Of Jetpacks and Autogiros" "Welcome Jon Masterson" "Respect Your Elders" "Multiple Threads, No Waiting"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1570ebc8-7933-4b48-a547-40df5ea302eb

Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

Brief Description

List of weekly closing stock prices.

Overview

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

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