Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Update for Windows 7 (KB974332)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB974332)

· Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB974332)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB974332)

· System Update Readiness Tool for Itanium-based Systems (KB947821) [September 2009]

· System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821) [September 2009]

· System Update Readiness Tool for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [September 2009]

· Infrastructure Planning and Design

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

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

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

· Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server

· Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 Tool Pack

· Resources for Top Areas of Support for Windows Server 2008 R2

· Automated Installation of Windows 7 Overview

· Upgrading to Windows 7 with a Standard Image Overview

· Manual Installation of Windows 7 Overview

· Automated Installation To Upgrade Windows 7 Step-by-Step Guide

· Upgrading to Windows 7 for Small and Midsize Businesses

· Quick Start Guide for Outlook Voice Access 2010

· Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 320X240 resolution)

· Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 240X320 resolution)

Solutions & Solution Development

· Windows Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List

· Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack

· IIS Database Manager (x86)

· IIS Database Manager (x64)

· IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit 1.0 Beta 2

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

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

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

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

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

· Web Deployment Tool (x64)

· Web Deployment Tool (x86)

· Business Productivity

· Microsoft Forecaster 7.0 Hot Fix 4

· Microsoft Government Identity Management

· Microsoft Expression Encoder 3

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

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

· Application Compatibility Factory Partner_TCS

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

· Web Platform Installer 2.0

· Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d (Multi-Part Download)

· Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0

· Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d

Security, Policy & Compliance

· 2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool

· Update for Root Certificates [September 2009] (KB931125)

· Microsoft Forefront Codename "Stirling" Beta Privacy Statement

· MAR PC Enforcement Messaging QA

· MAR PC Products Settlement

· Antigen 8.1 Privacy Statement

· Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) RC0

Other

· Flight Simulator X: A Century of Flight Sim Coverage

· Flight Simulator X: All About Flights

· Flight Simulator X: Controlling the Engine

· Flight Simulator X: Cockpit Basics

· Flight Simulator X: Expanding Your Hobby

· Flight Simulator X: Flying Jets

· Flight Simulator X: Flight Simulator as a Training Aid

· Flight Simulator X: Flying Floatplanes

· Flight Simulator X: All About Missions

· Flight Simulator X: Getting Help on the Fly

· Flight Simulator X: Pilot Records

· Flight Simulator X: Just Get Me Flying

· Flight Simulator X: Optimizing Visuals and Performance

· Flight Simulator X: Using the In-Game Menus

· Flight Simulator X: Using an Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

· Flight Simulator X: Using Multiple Monitors

· Flight Simulator X: Using a Joystick

· Flight Simulator X: Understand the Big Picture

�� Flight Simulator X: Step-By-Step Guide

· Flight Simulator X: Using the Kneeboard

· Flight Simulator X: Using the Keyboard

· Flight Simulator X: Using Views and Windows

· Flight Simulator X: Using the Mouse

· Flight Simulator X: What’s Changed

· Flight Simulator X: FSX: "Blurries" Issue

· Flight Simulator X: FS9VCRain

· Zune Client software, version 4.0

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

· Office MVP Quarterly Newsletter Archive

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Update for Windows 7 (KB974332)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows 7.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows 7. For complete details of this update, see Knowledge Base Article KB974332. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=87bc03c6-4e24-4706-ae99-5c57ce50a970

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB974332)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows Server 2008 R2. For complete details of this update, see Knowledge Base Article KB974332. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cf65da8d-04cb-41e0-80e5-a7f24cf4548a

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB974332)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows 7.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows 7. For complete details of this update, see Knowledge Base Article KB974332. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0f9e69a3-c29d-4538-af0e-c081635c65c5

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB974332)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows Server 2008 R2. For complete details of this update, see Knowledge Base Article KB974332. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=29de679b-3aa5-41ae-a425-35579fffbe20

System Update Readiness Tool for Itanium-based Systems (KB947821) [September 2009]

Brief Description

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Overview

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and tries to resolve issues if found.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9ef502ae-1ab1-43df-983f-25b18115fe0a

System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821) [September 2009]

Brief Description

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Overview

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and tries to resolve issues if found.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b4d90b06-c27d-4483-bc1f-04d43fa7b293

System Update Readiness Tool for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [September 2009]

Brief Description

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Overview

This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and tries to resolve issues if found.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f6f353c0-d00e-43e7-97ef-0feefc7ff064

Infrastructure Planning and Design

Brief Description

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.

Overview

Infrastructure Planning and Design guides share a common structure, including:

  • Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process.
  • Listing of decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.
  • Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.
  • Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.

These guides complement product documentation by focusing on infrastructure design options.
Each guide leads the reader through critical infrastructure design decisions, in the appropriate order, evaluating the available options for each decision against its impact on critical characteristics of the infrastructure. The IPD Series highlights when service and infrastructure goals should be validated with the organization and provides additional questions that should be asked of service stakeholders and decision makers.
IPD consists of the following downloadable packages:

  • Updated! System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 – version 2.0 updated for SCVMM 2008 R2
  • Updated! Windows Server Virtualization (for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1) – version 2.0 updated for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Updated! Active Directory Domain Services – version 2.0 updated for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Updated! File Services – version 2.0 includes Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Updated! Internet Information Services – version 2.0 includes IIS 7.5
  • Updated! Print Services – version 2.0 includes Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Updated! Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios version 1.1
  • Exchange Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services version 1.2
  • IPD Series Introduction
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Selecting the Right NAP Architecture
  • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology
  • SharePoint Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services
  • SQL Server 2008
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 with SP1
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • Terminal Services
  • Windows Deployment Services

The guides are available as individual downloads or as a single all-in-one package.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at SATfdbk@microsoft.com

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

Personal virtual desktops are virtual machines that are assigned to a user within your organization and available by using either RemoteApp and Desktop Connection or Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access). In this guide, we will set up a personal virtual desktop and connect to it by using RD Web Access.

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

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

Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server

Brief Description

Use this document to successfully migrate your environment from Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS 2003) to Windows Essential Business Server (EBS).

Overview

Use this document to successfully migrate your environment from Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS 2003) to Windows Essential Business Server (EBS).
If you do not plan to join Windows EBS to the Active Directory domain for Windows SBS 2003, you do not need to follow the steps in this document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=191b141e-3a1f-4c1b-bd2d-15623751e518

Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 Tool Pack

Brief Description

HPC Pack Tool Packs contain utilities that can be used with HPC Pack 2008-based clusters

Overview

This release of the HPC Pack 2008 Tool Pack contains 1 tool.
Lizard - Lizard helps you to determine the computational performance and efficiency that can be achieved by your HPC Pack 2008-based / Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. It calculates and reports a peak performance value for your HPC cluster in billions of floating-point operations per second (GFLOPS), and a percentage value for the efficiency that was achieved at peak performance. After running Lizard, you can review the performance and efficiency results that were obtained, and optionally save these results and the parameters that were used to achieve them to a file on your computer.
Note: This utility includes parts of the Intel Math Kernel Library. For more information about the Intel Math Kernel Library, please visit http://www.intel.com/cd/software/products/asmo-na/eng/307757.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3313856b-02bc-4bdd-b8b6-541f5309f2ce

Resources for Top Areas of Support for Windows Server 2008 R2

Brief Description

Resources to help you troubleshoot issues with Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

List of resources to help you troubleshoot issues with Windows Server 2008 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=559cd253-5142-428c-8d56-bbc4e88eecb6

Automated Installation of Windows 7 Overview

Brief Description

Use this method to install Windows 7 if your business has 200–500 client computers, at least one location with more than 25 users, and managed networks based on Windows Server, possibly in multiple locations.

Overview

The Automated Installation method for installing Windows 7 is for businesses with an information technology staff that sometimes use partners to help with technology adoption. We recommend this method if your business has 200–500 client computers, at least one location with more than 25 users, and managed networks based on Windows Server, possibly in multiple locations.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=81af18d8-c3e6-4134-8da7-18554dccd674

Upgrading to Windows 7 with a Standard Image Overview

Brief Description

Use this method to upgrade to Windows 7 if your business has 100–200 client computers with a small network, possibly in multiple locations.

Overview

This document discusses upgrading to Windows 7 by using the Standard Image method. This method is for businesses that have an information technology generalist on staff and that often use partners to help with technology adoption. Use this method if your business has 100–200 client computers with a small network, possibly in multiple locations.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6de02240-b82a-4f7a-9106-9a65d3f3e6b5

Manual Installation of Windows 7 Overview

Brief Description

Learn how to use the Manual Installation method to install Windows 7.

Overview

Discusses the Manual Installation method. You can upgrade to Windows 7 by installing a clean copy of the operating system without keeping applications, and you can easily transfer your files and settings from the previous Windows version. You can optionally upgrade computers running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 to Windows 7 while keeping your applications.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cd34995f-966a-4e2f-83f5-e7b570650343

Automated Installation To Upgrade Windows 7 Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

Learn how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 to automate Windows 7 installation.

Overview

This guide describes how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 to automate Windows 7 installation from the image that Microsoft ships on retail or volume license media, including automatically installing applications, device drivers, and updates after installation.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fc9c6191-8df9-4ab7-8ddb-c68a78be6781

Upgrading to Windows 7 for Small and Midsize Businesses

Brief Description

Choose the best method for deploying Windows 7 in your environment.

Overview

This document helps people who are responsible for upgrading to Windows 7 choose the best deployment method for their environments. Whether you’re an enthusiast in a small business who has been nominated to deploy Windows 7 or a full-time IT pro with years of deployment experience, this article helps you identify your scenario and match a deployment method to it.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=af70f33e-0f9f-4ab0-b473-7a5c2f54ee17

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

Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 320X240 resolution)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client software for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 optimized for Java enabled cell phones. The client allows you to view colleagues availability using presence status, initiate single/multi-party IM sessions and get updated contact information from your company directory.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client software for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 optimized for Java enabled cell phones. The client allows you to do the following:

  1. View colleagues availability using real time presence status updates.
  2. Initiate single/multi-party IM sessions with the ability to simply navigate across open IM sessions.
  3. Get updated contact information directly from your company directory.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dcb3ae06-ed5f-4430-943c-3445709c2801

Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 240X320 resolution)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client software for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 optimized for Java enabled cell phones. The client allows you to view colleagues availability using presence status, initiate single/multi-party IM sessions and get updated contact information from your company directory.

Overview

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is an enterprise client software for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 optimized for Java enabled cell phones. The client allows you to do the following:

  1. View colleagues availability using real time presence status updates.
  2. Initiate single/multi-party IM sessions with the ability to simply navigate across open IM sessions.
  3. Get updated contact information directly from your company directory.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1feeab9b-02fc-44cf-99b4-75782c6e139a

Solutions & Solution Development

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List

Brief Description

This download consists of a list of sites that are most likely to be displayed better in Compatibility View in Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 is Microsoft’s latest web browser. Unlike previous versions, Internet Explorer 8 renders content in the most standards-compliant way possible. This means that web pages will be displayed in Internet Explorer 8’s standards mode by default. Through product feedback channels, our users have indicated that, during the beta period, some websites may not have been compatible with Internet Explorer 8 in its default, standards-based mode. As a result, these domains have been added to a list of sites that, for the short-term, are most likely to be displayed better in Compatibility View. All Internet Explorer 8 users are given the choice to use this list, and the subset that chooses to do so will see each listed domain automatically displayed in Compatibility View, without additional user interaction or notice. The sites on this list have high traffic volume (in their regions), and having a compatible website ensures a significant number of Internet Explorer 8 users will have a great experience. This list will be periodically updated and automatically downloaded to Internet Explorer 8 users who have opted-in to use Compatibility View updates from Microsoft. For more information on Compatibility View list updates, please see - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960321.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b885e621-91b7-432d-8175-a745b87d2588

Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack

Brief Description

Version 1.1
The Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack, Version 1.1 (XPS Essentials Pack) contains components that enable you to view, generate and index XPS Documents.

Overview

With the XPS Essentials Pack you can quickly begin reading and generating XPS Documents. It contains XPS Viewer EP to read XPS Documents and the Microsoft XPS Document Writer to output files to the XPS Document format.
Additionally, the XPS Essentials Pack download includes providers to enable the iPreview and iFilter capabilities found in many Windows applications. Windows shell handlers are also included to enable thumbnail views and file properties for XPS Documents.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b8dcffdd-e3a5-44cc-8021-7649fd37ffee

IIS Database Manager (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 you started on using the IIS Database Manager:

For more information, check out the IIS Database Manager Home Page.

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

IIS Database Manager (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 you started on using the IIS Database Manager:

For more information, check out the IIS Database Manager Home Page.

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

IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit 1.0 Beta 2

Brief Description

The IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit is an IIS7 extension that helps identify search engine and user experience optimizations for Web sites.

Overview

The IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit is an IIS7 extension that helps identify search engine and user experience optimizations for Web sites. The following features are included:
Site Intelligence

  • Reporting and error identification for broken/invalid links, duplicate content, tag validation, etc.
  • Visibility into user routes, referring pages and other patterns
  • Drilldown into page resource usage and load time

Search Relevance

  • Best practice rules for optimizing URL structure for search engines
  • Extensibility model to enable integration for keyword acquisition
  • Automatic generation of search engine support files like sitemaps and robots.txt

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d8c32f95-2d50-43a1-99b9-fa8e5bbfc34c

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 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 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 Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 RC (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 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 RC is an incremental release that includes all of the features from Version 1, and adds support for disk-based cache. The RC release comes with Go Live rights and it is licensed to be deployed in production. ARR Version 2 RC can be used to:

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

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Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 RC (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 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 RC is an incremental release that includes all of the features from Version 1, and adds support for disk-based cache. The RC release comes with Go Live rights and it is licensed to be deployed in production. ARR Version 2 RC can be used to:

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

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

Web Deployment Tool (x64)

Brief Description

The Web Deployment Tool simplifies migration, management and deployment of IIS Web servers, Web applications and Web sites.

Overview

The Web Deployment Tool simplifies the migration, management and deployment of IIS Web servers, Web applications and Web sites. Administrators can use command-line scripting with the Web Deployment Tool to synchronize IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0 servers or to migrate an IIS 6.0 server to IIS 7.0. The Web Deployment Tool also enables administrators and delegated users to use IIS Manager to deploy ASP.NET and PHP applications to an IIS 7.0 server.
Migrate Web applications between IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0 with ease
Simplify the planning of your IIS 6.0 to IIS 7.0 migrations by determining incompatibilities and previewing the proposed changes before starting the process. Learning about any potential issues in advance gives you the chance to take corrective measures and simplifies migration.
Synchronize your server farm efficiently
The Web Deployment Tool allows you to efficiently synchronize sites, applications or servers across your IIS 7.0 server farm by detecting differences between the source and destination content and transferring only those changes which need synchronization. The tool simplifies the synchronization process by automatically determining the configuration, content, databases and certificates to be synchronized for a specific site. In addition to the default behavior, you still have the option to specify additional providers for the synchronization, including COM, GAC and registry settings.
Package, archive and deploy Web applications more easily
The Web Deployment Tool enables you to package configuration and content of your installed Web applications, including SQL databases, and use the packages for storage or redeployment. These packages can be deployed using IIS Manager without requiring administrative privileges. The tool also integrates with Visual Studio 2010 to help developers streamline the deployment of Web applications to the Web server.
For more information, see the following articles:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2c3b55b7-8bad-4f92-86c2-c3758237ab70

Web Deployment Tool (x86)

Brief Description

The Web Deployment Tool simplifies migration, management and deployment of IIS Web servers, Web applications and Web sites.

Overview

The Web Deployment Tool simplifies the migration, management and deployment of IIS Web servers, Web applications and Web sites. Administrators can use command-line scripting with the Web Deployment Tool to synchronize IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0 servers or to migrate an IIS 6.0 server to IIS 7.0. The Web Deployment Tool also enables administrators and delegated users to use IIS Manager to deploy ASP.NET and PHP applications to an IIS 7.0 server.
Migrate Web applications between IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0 with ease
Simplify the planning of your IIS 6.0 to IIS 7.0 migrations by determining incompatibilities and previewing the proposed changes before starting the process. Learning about any potential issues in advance gives you the chance to take corrective measures and simplifies migration.
Synchronize your server farm efficiently
The Web Deployment Tool allows you to efficiently synchronize sites, applications or servers across your IIS 7.0 server farm by detecting differences between the source and destination content and transferring only those changes which need synchronization. The tool simplifies the synchronization process by automatically determining the configuration, content, databases and certificates to be synchronized for a specific site. In addition to the default behavior, you still have the option to specify additional providers for the synchronization, including COM, GAC and registry settings.
Package, archive and deploy Web applications more easily
The Web Deployment Tool enables you to package configuration and content of your installed Web applications, including SQL databases, and use the packages for storage or redeployment. These packages can be deployed using IIS Manager without requiring administrative privileges. The tool also integrates with Visual Studio 2010 to help developers streamline the deployment of Web applications to the Web server.
For more information, see the following articles:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=32a781a2-4961-49fc-b34d-170bfa78414f

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

Microsoft Forecaster 7.0 Hot Fix 4

Brief Description

Microsoft Forecaster 7.0 is a financial budgeting and planning product focused on the needs of the middle market.

Overview

Microsoft Forecaster works with a variety of general ledgers—including Microsoft Dynamics products—to automate and simplify the budgeting and planning process. In addition, this intuitive budgeting software looks like and integrates with the productivity software your people already use, making the budgeting and planning process accessible to more key players in your organization.
For more information, go to: Microsoft Forecaster 7.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9b16b40e-90be-4cbb-95ae-17911013f6ac

Microsoft Government Identity Management

Brief Description

Microsoft Government Identity Management

Overview

Microsoft identity management solutions create digital identities for citizens and enterprises, manage their lifecycle, and provide services for user identification, authentication, and authorization across borders and across multiple identity systems.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=798b31f1-7a42-450e-b739-315261934939

Microsoft Expression Encoder 3

Brief Description

Expression Encoder is an advanced application for bringing your edited video project to the web for high-quality playback in Microsoft Silverlight scenarios.

Overview

Expression Encoder is an advanced audio/video-encoding and live-broadcasting application especially suited for generating content that takes full advantage of the rich graphic and interactive capability of Microsoft Silverlight playback scenarios. You can also generate Windows Media video and audio files that are optimized for other web playback scenarios, or appropriate for playback on portable devices.
For more information about what else is new in this release, see What’s New in Expression Encoder 3.
Note: This free version of Expression Encoder 3 does not include support for IIS Smooth Streaming and H.264 encoding. To use these features, upgrade to Expression Encoder 3 with IIS Smooth Streaming.
Help us improve Expression Encoder by reporting any technical issues.
For more insight into Expression Encoder, please see the Expression team blog.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b6c8015b-e5de-46c0-98cd-1be12eef89a8

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a7589858-fb38-43a5-9c4b-4328083aa824

Application Compatibility Factory Partner_TCS

Brief Description

ACF Partner Summaries

Overview

Provides an overview of Application Compatibility Parnter TCS

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5bda244b-ba5f-4295-bbd1-490ebd96af9e

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

Web Platform Installer 2.0

Brief Description

The Web Platform Installer (WebPI) is a simplified download/install experience for all of Microsoft’s free web products.

Overview

The Web Platform Installer (WebPI) is a simplified download/install experience for all of Microsoft’s free web products. It includes everything that you need to get up and running to build your web solutions – from servers, tools, and technologies, including the most recently updated products. You can also choose from your favorite Web applications and Web PI will download and install not only the application, but the dependencies you need to run that application letting you get started more quickly and easily. Web PI always contains the most recent products of the Microsoft Web Platform so you no longer need to visit multiple sites, just launch Web PI to see what is new.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d87a71e4-00bd-4204-8f25-f245feb0c3ad

Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d (Multi-Part Download)

Brief Description

Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d provides the latest updates to these products. It is recommended for all users of Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 and Visual Source Safe 6.0.

Overview

This is a multi-part download of Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d. Customers with broadband connections are encouraged to download the one-file version. See the Related Resources link.
Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d provides the latest updates to these products. It is recommended for all users of Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 and Visual Source Safe 6.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8ecec2b4-9118-4a63-8dbd-b34547ad2c62

Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0

Brief Description

Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0 provides the latest updates to Visual Basic 6.0. It is recommended for all users of Visual Basic 6.0.

Overview

Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0 provides the latest updates to Visual Basic 6.0. It is recommended for all users of Visual Basic 6.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9ef9bf70-dfe1-42a1-a4c8-39718c7e381d

Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d

Brief Description

Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d provides the latest updates to these products. It is recommended for all users of Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 and Visual Source Safe 6.0.

Overview

Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual Source Safe 6.0d provides the latest updates to these products. It is recommended for all users of Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 and Visual Source Safe 6.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a8494edb-2e89-4676-a16a-5c5477cb9713

Security, Policy & Compliance

2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool

Brief Description

This download includes updated Group Policy Administrative Template and Office Customization Tool OPA files; an updated Office Customization Tool; and ADMX and ADML versions of the Administrative Template files. This update assumes that you have updated your 2007 Office System applications with the 2007 Office System Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Overview

This download includes updated Group Policy Administrative Template files and Office Customization Tool OPA files for use with the 2007 Microsoft Office system applications. It also includes an \Admin folder with an updated Office Customization Tool, and ADMX, ADML, and ADM versions of the 2007 Microsoft Office system Administrative Template files for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. For Administrative Template files, you may use the ADM files for any Windows operating system, or the combination of ADMX and language-specific ADML files on computers running at least Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. This download also includes a workbook (Office2007GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls) that provides information about the 2007 Office system Group Policy settings and OPA settings. This update assumes that you have updated your 2007 Office System applications with the 2007 Office System Service Pack 2 (SP2).
For more information about this download, see 2007 Office system Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool updates.
For more information about ADMX and ADML files, see Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide on the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=73d955c0-da87-4bc2-bbf6-260e700519a8

Update for Root Certificates [September 2009] (KB931125)

Brief Description

This item updates the list of root certificates on your computer to the list that is accepted by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Root Certificate Program.

Overview

This item updates the list of root certificates on your computer to the list that is accepted by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Root Certificate Program. Adding additional root certificates to your computer enables you to use Extended Validation (EV) certificates in Internet Explorer 7, a greater range of security enhanced Web browsing, encrypted e-mail, and security enhanced code delivery. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c14f8940-71b7-41e3-8749-a00e01e22f17

Microsoft Forefront Codename "Stirling" Beta Privacy Statement

Brief Description

This document describes the privacy policy for Microsoft® Forefront Client Security.

Overview

This document describes the privacy policy for Microsoft® Forefront Client Security.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d34c6d9c-a555-4432-bb32-af21f5a6feab

MAR PC Enforcement Messaging QA

Brief Description

MAR PC Enforcement Messaging QA

Overview

MAR PC Enforcement Messaging QA

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ebae76f2-deb9-4277-9427-3b73201c706c

MAR PC Products Settlement

Brief Description

MAR PC Products Settlement

Overview

MAR PC Products Settlement

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f3a26af7-6ad0-4b1b-9cc6-ee0214f19ada

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

Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) RC0

Brief Description

Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) is a secure application gateway, to manage, control, and optimize remote access for managed and non-managed endpoints, to corporate applications and resources. Forefront UAG RC0 provides a number of new features, including support for migration from Forefront UAG Beta 2.

Overview

Forefront UAG provides the following:
Remote access: Using Forefront UAG you can allow and control access to internal resources and applications from a range of managed and unmanaged client endpoints.
Application support: Forefront UAG provides broad application support for a wide range of Microsoft and third-party applications. Application optimizers, consisting of predefined settings and values, provide optimum settings for accessing a specific application via Forefront UAG.
Access control: Forefront UAG provides granular access control, to ensure that only client endpoints complying with corporate health guidelines can access internal applications and resources.
Authentication: Forefront UAG provides frontend and backend authentication mechanisms. Frontend authentication allows you to pre-authenticate users using a wide range of authentication mechanisms, ensuring that only authenticated traffic reaches published application servers. In addition, Forefront UAG provides a single sign-on experience for authentication to backend applications.
Find more information about Forefront UAG as follows:
• To read the Forefront UAG documentation, visit the Forefront UAG TechCenter library (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd861463.aspx)
• To read about up-to-date issues, visit the Forefront UAG Product Team blog (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156512)
• For Beta 2 support issues, visit the Forefront UAG forum (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156513)
Forefront UAG RC0 provides a number of new features, including support for migration from Forefront UAG Beta 2. If you want to migrate a Forefront UAG Beta 2 configuration to RC0, ensure that you run the UAG_RC0_4_0981_2.msp file after running Forefront UAG Setup.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a3f5729a-3989-4f60-980f-1b87dd198988

Other

Flight Simulator X: A Century of Flight Sim Coverage

Brief Description

This document is the 100th issue of Computer Pilot Magazine.

Overview

This document is the 100th issue of Computer Pilot Magazine.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d7b39522-898d-49ae-817b-419bdf85bf9d

Flight Simulator X: All About Flights

Brief Description

The Free Flight dialog box allows you to easily configure a flight scenario of your own, specifying the aircraft, location, weather, and time and season.

Overview

The Free Flight dialog box allows you to easily configure a flight scenario of your own, specifying the aircraft, location, weather, and time and season. The Load Flight dialog box lets you choose a saved scenario. In this article, you'll learn how to select, create, save, and share your own flights.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1a029cb9-a87d-4109-bd6b-930f7dcb1558

Flight Simulator X: Controlling the Engine

Brief Description

Here are some operating tips that will help keep your aircraft's engine running strong.

Overview

Engines can be humbling because they are reminders that humans really can't fly—at least not for long—without some help. So, you've got to be good to your aircraft's engine. Here are some operating tips that will help keep your aircraft's engine running strong.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1397867e-2768-44d2-9fbe-403148b67458

Flight Simulator X: Cockpit Basics

Brief Description

Airplanes have evolved from relatively simple to incredibly complex machines.

Overview

Airplanes have evolved from relatively simple to incredibly complex machines. But remember: Whether you're flying a Cessna Skyhawk SP Model 172 or a Boeing 777–300, you're still flying an airplane, and airplanes are more alike than not. In the cockpit, for instance, most modern airplanes share six basic cockpit instruments: airspeed indicator, altimeter, attitude indicator, heading indicator (directional gyro), turn coordinator, and vertical speed indicator. Learning to use these six instruments and a few common controls, such as trim and flaps, will put you far down the runway toward flying any aircraft you wish.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=de46aaf5-928a-4886-baa7-688232fa00e6

Flight Simulator X: Expanding Your Hobby

Brief Description

When you're ready to make your hours in the Flight Simulator cockpit even more rewarding, explore some of the suggestions below.

Overview

If you can't get enough of Microsoft Flight Simulator, you're not alone. The Flight Simulator community includes thousands of individuals, organizations, and companies that share your passion for aviation. When you're ready to make your hours in the Flight Simulator cockpit even more rewarding, explore some of the suggestions below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b19a8b6f-de81-4c17-bf1f-5cdadcd09e78

Flight Simulator X: Flying Jets

Brief Description

In the world of aviation, the pinnacle of airplane flying is piloting a jet.

Overview

In the world of aviation, the pinnacle of airplane flying is piloting a jet. With their size, speed, and increased complexity, jets offer a challenge unknown to the piston-engine pilot. For Flight Simulator pilots, flying jets is a chance to see what airline and corporate pilots do on the job.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8075a78d-3552-45bc-b8a6-6ce60a53b256

Flight Simulator X: Flight Simulator as a Training Aid

Brief Description

Can flying Flight Simulator help when you take the controls of a real airplane? The short answer to that question is yes.

Overview

Flight Simulator includes several features—including Multiplayer shared aircraft, Multiplayer Tower, and enhanced flight analysis—that make it an excellent training aid. I'll pass along tips on how you can take advantage of specific features in Flight Simulator and make it an effective training aid.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=28aa16e9-20fa-4f16-b977-c7c00eca6781

Flight Simulator X: Flying Floatplanes

Brief Description

Everything you need to know for taking off and landing on the water

Overview

If you're looking for a new flying challenge, you'll find it behind the controls of a floatplane. Because floatplane pilots typically operate beyond the runways, control towers, and navigation aids of airports, they are, by necessity, more self-sufficient than their land-based counterparts.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4491cc99-73d4-40e2-afca-8a4b353dc7be

Flight Simulator X: All About Missions

Brief Description

Unlike Free Flight, Missions have more structure and have one or more goals

Overview

Mission activities have more structure and have one or more goals. You can earn rewards for flying both Missions and Free Flight experiences. Missions also have sounds and events that are triggered during flight to add more challenge, realism, or just for entertainment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a6326640-26b3-44da-a6de-9be48a3accae

Flight Simulator X: Getting Help on the Fly

Brief Description

In addition to modeling the experience of flying, Flight Simulator X includes a large virtual library of content to help you with all aspects of using the product.

Overview

In addition to modeling the experience of flying, Flight Simulator includes a large virtual library of content to help you with all aspects of using the product. Each of these topics is useful in its own way and complements the others. Take time to explore so you know where to go to find what you're looking for.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b4e2e78b-90e7-44cf-8295-d4d4b2dc5de0

Flight Simulator X: Pilot Records

Brief Description

Pilot Records help you keep track of your time and progress in Flight Simulator. They include Rewards, the Logbook, and Photos.

Overview

Pilot Records help you keep track of your time and progress in Flight Simulator. They include Rewards, the Logbook, and Photos. Pilots can compete against each other to see who can earn rewards or log hours more quickly. You can print reward details and keep them in a scrapbook. You can also share your favorite places and flights in Flight Simulator with friends and family by capturing photos in flight.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bdb8c684-7fb5-4452-818a-66bb5c23d9cd

Flight Simulator X: Just Get Me Flying

Brief Description

At the most basic level, getting into the air in Flight Simulator is a simple matter of clicking Fly Now! on the Free Flight or Missions screen.

Overview

At the most basic level, getting into the air in Flight Simulator is a simple matter of clicking Fly Now! on the Free Flight or Missions screen. If you don't make any changes to aircraft, weather, location, date and time, or options, you start in the default flight.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=702af9a3-1612-4e34-b9b6-af3eeee06d67

Flight Simulator X: Optimizing Visuals and Performance

Brief Description

Optimizing Flight Simulator's performance and its visuals may require some tradeoffs between detail and performance.

Overview

Unless you have a high-end computer that's customized for gaming, optimizing Flight Simulator's performance and its visuals may require some tradeoffs. Creating better-looking images on-screen typically results in decreased performance because displaying complex, richly detailed, three-dimensional graphics puts a heavy load on your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=199a2ddd-4be1-493b-96d8-b9c7d395ffe1

Flight Simulator X: Using the In-Game Menus

Brief Description

Although you can select Flight Simulator options from the game shell, most of the same options are available on the menu bar while you're flying.

Overview

Although you can select Flight Simulator options from the game shell (the screen that you see when you start Flight Simulator), most of the same options are available on the menu bar while you're flying.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d3b64b2a-3419-4e47-b244-c7b2d732d533

Flight Simulator X: Using an Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

Brief Description

Flight Simulator is most realistic when you use a joystick, yoke, or other controller.

Overview

Flight Simulator is most realistic when you use a joystick, yoke, or other controller. You can fly more precisely, and the buttons and controls make it easy to change views, adjust the throttle, extend or retract the landing gear and flaps, and operate other aircraft controls. The Xbox 360 Controller for Windows combines the ease of a joystick with the ergonomics of a game controller.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f73da892-56a2-4d5a-9551-beca9968f952

Flight Simulator X: Using Multiple Monitors

Brief Description

Flight Simulator's ability to display multiple windows on more than one monitor at a time creates a more realistic cockpit environment.

Overview

Flight Simulator's ability to display multiple windows on more than one monitor at a time creates a more realistic cockpit environment. You can use a center monitor to display the aircraft instrument panel and the outside view ahead of the cockpit, and use another monitor to display the radio stack, throttle quadrant, GPS, or any of the other windows available in the Views menu.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=62e19b18-a649-4ac0-aad3-b90622b1e858

Flight Simulator X: Using a Joystick

Brief Description

Flight Simulator is most realistic when you use a joystick, yoke, or other controller.

Overview

Flight Simulator is most realistic when you use a joystick, yoke, or other controller. You can fly more precisely, and the buttons and controls make it easy to change views, adjust the throttle, extend or retract the landing gear and flaps, and operate other aircraft controls.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b50eacdf-6464-495b-bf1c-a77605730539

Flight Simulator X: Understand the Big Picture

Brief Description

Flight Simulator allows you to experience the physics and mechanics of flight in both contemporary and historical aircraft.

Overview

Flight Simulator allows you to experience the physics and mechanics of flight in both contemporary and historical aircraft. The computer models that Flight Simulator uses for each aircraft's handling characteristics, speeds, and aerodynamics are taken from real-world specifications. In addition to a fleet of realistic aircraft, Flight Simulator also includes more than 24,000 real-world airports, from large urban internationals to small grass strips. Between these landing places, you'll fly high above realistic renditions of real-world terrain, landmarks, scenic wonders, and full-scale cities.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e5be1840-feb3-4a72-abeb-c5be030114e1

Flight Simulator X: Step-By-Step Guide

Brief Description

To keep an airplane in the air—and to land it safely on a runway—a real-world pilot must understand and manage many controls.

Overview

To keep an airplane in the air—and to land it safely on a runway—a real-world pilot must understand and manage many controls. There's a lot to know about Flight Simulator, too, but that's part of the fun and challenge.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9c3dbe25-b8fd-4b6f-9131-7586d80d1c08

Flight Simulator X: Using the Kneeboard

Brief Description

Real-world pilots put everything they need at their fingertips: on a kneeboard, a sort of clipboard that straps to the pilot's knee.

Overview

Real-world pilots need to refer to lots of information while they fly, and most put everything they need at their fingertips: on a kneeboard, a sort of clipboard that straps to the pilot's knee. In Flight Simulator, you don't need to sort through piles of paper. Everything you need is assembled for you on an electronic kneeboard that is accessible as you fly.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=328d4110-4410-4f04-9be3-f5dd08380b71

Flight Simulator X: Using the Keyboard

Brief Description

The secret to controlling Flight Simulator is learning keyboard shortcuts.

Overview

Controlling aircraft in Flight Simulator is a lot like flying a real aircraft. You can move the ailerons, elevator, and rudder with a joystick instead of a yoke or control stick, and you can use a mouse to work all the buttons, levers, and knobs on the panel. But the secret to controlling Flight Simulator is learning keyboard shortcuts.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=be678e80-5e8d-46af-9007-fb8c5eea93e0

Flight Simulator X: Using Views and Windows

Brief Description

In a real airplane, you can look around by moving your head.

Overview

In a real airplane, you can look around by moving your head. To look around in Flight Simulator you have to change views via the keyboard and/or joystick. The best part is that unlike in the real world, you can even change views outside the airplane!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=23701ad1-3c1d-4c3d-abe5-4f6183e820b7

Flight Simulator X: Using the Mouse

Brief Description

We've expanded the usefulness of the mouse in Flight Simulator, bringing back a feature that many users liked in older versions: using the mouse as a control device for flying.

Overview

We've expanded the usefulness of the mouse in Flight Simulator, bringing back a feature that many users liked in older versions: using the mouse as a control device for flying. The mouse is also in many cases the best device for setting instruments, changing radio frequencies, and other cockpit chores.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f40ae415-5bb2-48c9-9adb-8784562ee0e2

Flight Simulator X: What’s Changed

Brief Description

In addition to new aircraft and scenery, Flight Simulator has some improvements that affect features that you may already be familiar with.

Overview

In addition to new aircraft and scenery, Flight Simulator X has some improvements that affect features that you may already be familiar with. This article explains what's changed and where to look for features that have moved.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=31a77102-ee65-4001-b80b-db42267fdcd5

Flight Simulator X: FSX: "Blurries" Issue

Brief Description

This article discusses “the blurries” issue in FSX.

Overview

There is a lot of discussion about “the blurries” and SP1. Many of our enthusiast sites, like AVSim.com, have threads discussing this issue. I have been pretty active in responding to these and investigating posts that seem to present new data that is worth further investigation. First, though, let’s establish some common vocabulary to help drive discussion.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7bae90b0-3d96-496c-8fa7-ec50a12cc6bf

Flight Simulator X: FS9VCRain

Brief Description

Zip file

Overview

When using certain add-on aircraft in Flight Simulator X that were originally developed for Flight Simulator 2004, you may experience a problem in which the virtual cockpit windows become opaque when it rains.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8007a648-4907-4316-a2ee-c1428f35abb4

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

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

Office MVP Quarterly Newsletter Archive

Brief Description

Archive of Office MVP newsletters in PDF format.

Overview

These quarterly newsletters feature samplings of recent news and updates about collaborations between Microsoft MVPs and the Microsoft Office Content Publishing team, which publishes content on Office Online, MSDN, and TechNet.
To learn more about the overall Microsoft MVP program, visit www.microsoft.com/mvp.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=551bf16c-afcf-4dae-adef-abd1bffc18cc