Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Pack

· Network Equipment Shapes for Microsoft Visio

· Geographic Map Shapes for Microsoft Visio

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB971513)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB971035)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971035)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB971513)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB971513)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB971513)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB969084)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB975889)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB971513)

· Update for Windows XP (KB971513)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB971035)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB971512)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971513)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB971512)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB969084)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB960362)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971512)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB960362)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971512)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB972145)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB975889)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB971512)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB971035)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB971514)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB960568)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB975889)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB960362)

· Update for Windows XP (KB969084)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB947821)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971514)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB960362)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB960568)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB975889)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB975889)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB971035)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB960362)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB960568)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB968930)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB968930)

· Update for Windows XP (KB968930)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB968930)

· Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB972145)

· Update for Windows 7 (KB947821)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB968930)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB968930)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB947821)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB972145)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB968930)

· Deployment Options for Microsoft Office 2010

· Virtualization Overview, Methods, and Models

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB968912)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB968912)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB968912)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB968912)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB968912)

· Windows Management Framework release notes

· Windows Management Framework release notes

· Deploy Multilanguage Packs for Microsoft Office 2010

· Office Communicator Phone Edition (2007 R2)

· Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 972884

· Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

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

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

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x64 (Full Install) VHD

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x64 (Core Install) VHD

· Project Server 2010 Upgrade Paths

· Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Breaking Changes between .NET Framework 4 Beta1 and Beta2 for Windows Communication (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)

· Microsoft Online Services Macintosh Support Service Description

· Outlook 2007 Best Practices

Solutions & Solution Development

· BizTalk Server 2009 Live Demo and Hands-on Labs VPC Image

· Spec Explorer for Model-Based Testing in Visual Studio

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB975364)

· Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB975364)

· Deploy Office Web Apps

· ILMerge

· Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 Service Pack 2 (KB971975)

· Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1

· How to Use the Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1 (DebugDiag) to Debug User Mode Processes

· WF 4 Migration Guidance

· Windows Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List

· BizTalk Server 2009 Tutorials

· WinHEC 2007 White Papers

· WHDC White Papers and Documentation

· Getting started with business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010

· License terms for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pre-Release (Beta 2)

· Standards Based Websites with Expression Web 3 Starter Kit

· Project Portfolio Server 2007 to Project Server 2010 Paths and Considerations

· Video Player Behavior Library

· Creating a ColorSwatch with Expression Blend 3 Starter Kit

· Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 code name "R2" - October 2009 Community Technical Preview - DVD ISO Image File

· Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3

· Visual Basic QuickStarts and How-to Topics for the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - October 2009

· Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - October 2009

· Quick Start Guide for Outlook Voice Access 2010

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Enhanced Mitigation Evaluation Toolkit

· Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

· DNSSEC Deployment Guide

· Project Server Security Overview: Permissions, Groups, Categories, and Resource Breakdown Structure

· Management Pack for Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Release Candidate

· Active Directory Rights Management Services Bulk Protection Tool

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Security Aspects

Other

· ICONICSandAREVAPartnershipPressRelease

· MMMNov2008LoopofFaith

· MedAdNewsJune202007

· Updated: Preserving OEM Activation in Windows Vista and Windows 7

· ProscapeAboutUs101509

· Productivity Hub

· Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN (KB968211)

· Flight Simulator X: FSX Mission Building: Part 5

· Flight Simulator X: FSX Mission Building: Part 5

· Microsoft Software Assurance Communication Templates

· HalliburtonMSFTPR

· ThePayoffFrom SocialNetworking

· 508

· Government Service Center Technical Whitepaper

· Government Service Center Whitepaper

· Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Matching Invoices to Portions of a Packing Slip

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

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Microsoft Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Operating System Management Pack provides fundamental monitoring basics for computers running Windows Client 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 operating systems.

Overview

The Windows Client Monitoring Management Pack is built to detects, diagnose, and resolve hardware and software problems pertaining to Client 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems. Information and analysis on the issues that the system detected are collected by the MPs through an agent on the client machine, and sent to OpsMgr where this data is converted into health state, alerts (if need be) and processed for business critical and aggregate reports. The MP gives a clear picture of catastrophic failures in your mission critical machines, trend-based alerts of significant changes to computer groups, in-depth views of health of individual machines, and reports that provide a landscape view of the health of all monitored clients.
Feature Summary

  • Key Processor Performance Indicators
  • Logical and Physical disk performance and free space
  • Memory utilization
  • Network health
  • Health monitoring of key Windows Operating System services
  • Comprehensive performance collections
  • Availability and event reports

Release History

  • 3/23/2007 - Original release of the English version of Client 2000/XP management packs, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 5/11/2007 - Original release of the English version of Vista management pack, version 1.0
  • 1/15/2008 - Guide update of Client 2000/XP management packs, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 2/22/2008 - Updated release of Client 2000/XP management packs, version 6.0.6278.0
  • 5/27/2008 - Release onto Microsoft Download Center of Client 2000/XP management packs, version 6.0.6278.0
  • 2/16/2009 - Update release that includes business Critical monitoring for Vista and bug fixes for performance and aggregate monitoring, version 6.0.6520.0
  • 10/26/2009 - Updated release, version 6.0.6729.0, with bug fixes for Vista MP and support for monitoring Windows 7

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f55f1803-eae6-4ed5-b2d2-9e1adf98e325

Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Pack

Brief Description

The Operations Manager 2007 SP1 management pack helps you manage your System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 infrastructure by monitoring the health of the Operations Manager components and services.

Overview

The Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Pack alerts you to problems with components such as agents, management servers, the Operations Manager database, agents, modules used by workflows and services so that you can continue to monitor the servers and clients that your business depends on.
The management pack includes tasks that you can automate to get easy access to common diagnostic tools, such as restarting a health service or reloading an agent configuration.
Feature Summary
The Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Packs includes the following features:

  • Local and Remote Monitoring of an Agent’s Health
    • Operations Manager agents monitor themselves for events and performance indicators that signal an issue with the agent’s health.
    • Management servers also maintain an external perspective of an agent’s health via the Health Service Watcher.
    • The ‘Agent Health State’ view provides a side-by-side dashboard of both perspectives on the agent.
  • Optional, Automatic Agent Remediation Capabilities
    • If the Health Service Watcher determines that an agent is unhealthy, a series of diagnostics and recoveries can be enabled to further diagnose the problem and event take actions to attempt to fix the problem (e.g. Ping the server to see if it is completely offline, start a stopped agent, trigger a reinstall, etc.). Refer to the management pack guide for more details.
    • Agents are monitoring their own process to ensure that memory utilization is not sustained at unacceptable levels. If this condition is detected then the agent will automatically restart itself to force the freeing up of memory.
  • Detection of Problems and Misconfigurations with Run As Accounts and Profiles
    • Checks are run on a regular basis to detect if any of the management group’s “Windows” type Run As Accounts have credentials which are about to expire. Alerts will be raised, and where possible this will be done in advance of the credentials expiring to avoid outages.
    • Alerts will be raised if any errors are encountered during the distribution of Run As Accounts.
  • Monitoring of problems with Running Workflows in Management Packs
    • Numerous rules are provided to detect if workflows within management packs are failing. Examples of workflows include discoveries, rules, monitors, etc. Failures can range from bad configurations on the workflows themselves, script failures, permissions problems, etc.

Release History

  • 8/6/2007 – Version 6.0.5000.0, Initial release of the English version installed with the product
  • 2/22/2008 – Version 6.0.6278.0, Updated the management pack as a part of the Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 update (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/cc280350.aspx).
  • 10/26/2009 - Version 6.0.6709.0.0 – Updated the management packs and the guide. Refer to the management pack guide for a detailed change log.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5fcc1917-7ba6-4b35-a38a-5d37fcbc9ef7

Network Equipment Shapes for Microsoft Visio

Brief Description

A set of 24 Microsoft Visio stencils containing manufacturer-specific network equipment shapes for rack and data center diagrams.

Overview

Create detailed rack and data center diagrams using this set of 2,000 shapes representing network equipment from 3Com, APC, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Nortel, Panduit, and Sun Microsystems. These shapes are exact replicas of the network devices and are drawn to scale with port-level details. Front and rear views are included for most devices.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=46c2e389-f4c2-44db-8e50-2df45116151a

Geographic Map Shapes for Microsoft Visio

Brief Description

A set of shapes for creating geographic maps in Microsoft Visio.

Overview

Create maps using this set of shapes depicting regions of the world. Use Visio to arrange the shapes in their correct geographic locations.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8bb43b9c-6e1f-4e5c-84a6-86c326a0d025

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB971513)

Brief Description

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7.

Overview

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=199333ad-a9af-4ccd-839a-4d526c6457c5

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB971035)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a40a5071-7072-4307-bcc3-20b013cf99b4

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971035)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8ed5848a-507a-4625-a9fe-0b07c339c915

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB971513)

Brief Description

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7.

Overview

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=468e4f78-d411-4932-8719-76a0b2eb1443

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB971513)

Brief Description

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7.

Overview

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5cc9aaae-9f7a-442a-8af6-113fa0068c48

Update for Windows Vista (KB971513)

Brief Description

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7.

Overview

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6936fcf6-a63b-4b0c-afa4-ec90ed4caee6

Update for Windows Vista (KB969084)

Brief Description

The Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client update enables you to use the new Remote Desktop Services features.

Overview

The Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client update enables you to use the new Remote Desktop Services features. These features are introduced in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and are available for computers that are running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Vista Service Pack 2. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ac7e58f3-2fd4-4fec-abfd-8002d34476f4

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB975889)

Brief Description

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft.

Overview

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft. This information is used to help improve the features that you use most frequently. Participation in the program is voluntary and no information that is collected is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6fd6dd1a-6e6f-4eab-8a19-90cb5355e011

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB971513)

Brief Description

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7.

Overview

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=05101d13-1bbf-407e-80bd-4a538d96590e

Update for Windows XP (KB971513)

Brief Description

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7.

Overview

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cd55456d-9703-42a0-b982-8a8a89ca0aa3

Update for Windows Vista (KB971035)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=76cb963b-0488-496c-821c-72674841f3db

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB971512)

Brief Description

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications.

Overview

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX, DirectCompute, and XPS Library. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6a563b93-3c3c-4f53-a9eb-da25138e0eac

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971513)

Brief Description

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7.

Overview

The Windows Automation API library contains the latest version of the Microsoft User Interface Automation (UI Automation) and Microsoft Active Accessibility libraries that are provided in Windows 7. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ed01a526-82d8-49a3-b6c0-2722586b1c12

Update for Windows Vista (KB971512)

Brief Description

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications.

Overview

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX, DirectCompute, and XPS Library. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e1199d12-5b23-4769-b1e0-210ee147ce15

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB969084)

Brief Description

The Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client update enables you to use the new Remote Desktop Services features.

Overview

The Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client update enables you to use the new Remote Desktop Services features. These features are introduced in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and are available for computers that are running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Vista Service Pack 2. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=11e7a081-22a8-4da7-a6c5-cdc1ac51a1a4

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB960362)

Brief Description

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations.

Overview

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c7bfe66e-2081-472c-b2e6-69fb956cd601

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971512)

Brief Description

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications.

Overview

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX, DirectCompute, and XPS Library. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e2da6ef8-92b6-4370-9e22-2c05a8c37ab0

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB960362)

Brief Description

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations.

Overview

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c7bfe66e-2081-472c-b2e6-69fb956cd601

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971512)

Brief Description

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications.

Overview

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX, DirectCompute, and XPS Library. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e2da6ef8-92b6-4370-9e22-2c05a8c37ab0

Update for Windows Vista (KB972145)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve a compliance issue with Windows Media Player and Set program access and computer defaults.

Overview

Install this update to resolve a compliance issue with Windows Media Player and Set program access and computer defaults. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=77725afa-ac7e-4ed4-839c-5d052fb44d36

Update for Windows Vista (KB975889)

Brief Description

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft.

Overview

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft. This information is used to help improve the features that you use most frequently. Participation in the program is voluntary and no information that is collected is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=22fd8ca5-643c-4071-9266-6b504a269c7e

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB971512)

Brief Description

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications.

Overview

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX, DirectCompute, and XPS Library. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=81b90c48-2b19-4849-b128-810af32f6538

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB971035)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b2280ed3-9a6a-46d4-8e5d-fb237e8bb8fe

Update for Windows Vista (KB971514)

Brief Description

Windows Portable Devices (WPD) platform is a driver technology that supports many different portable devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and portable media players.

Overview

Windows Portable Devices (WPD) platform is a driver technology that supports many different portable devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and portable media players. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8335cead-d06c-43c9-bf75-89d7e7f6a218

Update for Windows Vista (KB960568)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework BITS package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework BITS package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the component Background Intelligent Transfer Service 4.0 (BITS).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d7ae9660-bb13-4f0c-816b-85de3980ec1b

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB975889)

Brief Description

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft.

Overview

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft. This information is used to help improve the features that you use most frequently. Participation in the program is voluntary and no information that is collected is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=347b7433-d44c-4a6e-a885-befd30b45227

Update for Windows Vista (KB960362)

Brief Description

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations.

Overview

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=117964f2-4bc1-4474-b51c-cb8c240aa88b

Update for Windows XP (KB969084)

Brief Description

The Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client update enables you to use the new Remote Desktop Services features.

Overview

The Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client update enables you to use the new Remote Desktop Services features. These features are introduced in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and are available for computers that are running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Vista Service Pack 2. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=72158b4e-b527-45e4-af24-d02938a95683

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB947821)

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. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a16437bf-76d3-412f-82d6-8ab5a89d0304

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971514)

Brief Description

Windows Portable Devices (WPD) platform is a driver technology that supports many different portable devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and portable media players.

Overview

Windows Portable Devices (WPD) platform is a driver technology that supports many different portable devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and portable media players. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e84a6754-352b-4ebb-975f-75216ce28a6c

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB960362)

Brief Description

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations.

Overview

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2b6ae4cf-a0b7-4b37-ae75-2464e68374cb

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB960568)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework BITS package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework BITS package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the component Background Intelligent Transfer Service 4.0 (BITS).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e77925a9-58a2-428b-bb4f-714d49d0b889

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB975889)

Brief Description

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft.

Overview

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft. This information is used to help improve the features that you use most frequently. Participation in the program is voluntary and no information that is collected is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fa33e3f7-b950-4759-b40b-d3804e1675a2

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB975889)

Brief Description

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft.

Overview

This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft. This information is used to help improve the features that you use most frequently. Participation in the program is voluntary and no information that is collected is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=47cfb54b-70f4-45d7-8c51-b9f30a31aca9

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB971035)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a mini-DVD based camcorder over a USB connection is not recognized. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=935aafec-f009-4e8f-add2-c35519b3eda6

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB960362)

Brief Description

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations.

Overview

The Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and the Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dc0b3dd7-7385-4ad3-8187-c6d262ca81cc

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB960568)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework BITS package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework BITS package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the component Background Intelligent Transfer Service 4.0 (BITS).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=173c8a2d-b264-49ca-8d35-b6f234cbdaeb

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB968930)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the following components: Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f002462b-c8f2-417a-92a3-287f5f81407e

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB968930)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the following components: Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0f73efa2-f8d6-45f3-a8f8-5cdc205b119a

Update for Windows XP (KB968930)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the following components: Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=60cb5b6c-6532-45e0-ab0f-a94ae9ababf5

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB968930)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the following components: Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=909bbcf1-bd78-4e03-8c83-69434717e551

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821)

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. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=914fbc5b-1fba-4bae-a7c3-d2c47c6fcffc

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB972145)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve a compliance issue with Windows Media Player and Set program access and computer defaults.

Overview

Install this update to resolve a compliance issue with Windows Media Player and Set program access and computer defaults. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d252e96e-c1dd-412e-b36f-cb0f4c72ea2d

Update for Windows 7 (KB947821)

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. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=44e15787-66b0-4e9c-9c3b-1fc9ea40f69f

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB968930)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the following components: Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d37e25cf-db05-4b23-a852-cdf865d81b82

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB968930)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the following components: Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=863e7d01-fb1b-4d3e-b07d-766a0a2def0b

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB947821)

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. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c4b0f52c-d0e4-4c18-aa4b-93a477456336

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB972145)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve a compliance issue with Windows Media Player and Set program access and computer defaults.

Overview

Install this update to resolve a compliance issue with Windows Media Player and Set program access and computer defaults. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4633c489-a128-441f-803a-d0623edb5667

Update for Windows Vista (KB968930)

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the following components: Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f2fa1227-9a34-4e29-aa03-62f5c00e16f2

Deployment Options for Microsoft Office 2010

Brief Description

Describes and illustrates the client deployment methods for Microsoft Office 2010.

Overview

This model describes and illustrates the client deployment methods for Microsoft Office 2010. Deployment options include network share, Group Policy startup scripts, managed deployment, and virtualization.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=85607061-5eb2-4659-afc5-5d942b84a024

Virtualization Overview, Methods, and Models

Brief Description

Describes and illustrates how to plan virtualization for your organization.

Overview

These three models describe and illustrate how to plan virtualization for your organization.

  • Model 1 (VirtualizationOverview) contains an architectural overview of the virtualization technology and the different models that are possible.
  • Model 2 (VirtualizationDeliveryMethods) contains the delivery methods that are available by using virtualization.
  • Model 3 (VirtualizationMobileUser) contains the stand-alone delivery method for mobile users of virtualized applications.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=884e2e2a-e4d5-43c5-aaaf-5c1e6d793d9c

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB968912)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2c80091b-818f-422d-9231-baa18a18338b

Update for Windows Vista (KB968912)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=927b7f08-a969-4035-b677-4e325d37145d

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB968912)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d284f030-642f-443b-85ce-74ef449d5ab4

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB968912)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7cd70df9-e154-434a-828a-ef2af7df2ecd

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB968912)

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8a9ba611-d138-4526-b3fd-873c9c28b60c

Windows Management Framework release notes

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This document includes an overview, requirements, installation instructions, and known issues for the Windows Management Framework Core (KB968930) and Windows Management Framework BITS (KB960568) packages.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4a4f0a78-a8e0-434a-b3f4-736ed67637c1

Windows Management Framework release notes

Brief Description

The Windows Management Framework provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals.

Overview

The Windows Management Framework provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This document includes an overview, requirements, installation instructions, and known issues for the Windows Management Framework Core (KB968930) and Windows Management Framework BITS (KB960568) packages.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4a4f0a78-a8e0-434a-b3f4-736ed67637c1

Deploy Multilanguage Packs for Microsoft Office 2010

Brief Description

Describes and illustrates how to deploy multilanguage packs for Microsoft Office 2010.

Overview

This model describes and illustrates how to deploy multilanguage packs for Microsoft Office 2010. Elements include evaluation criteria, planning considerations, and deployment tasks.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c37047c3-c7ee-4946-8927-1b2c3ca5f510

Office Communicator Phone Edition (2007 R2)

Brief Description

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition

Overview

This download was originally released on February 1, 2009. For a complete list of fixes and changes in this latest version, please see KB article 977065.
Office Communicator Phone Edition, which provides a rich, Office Communicator-like user experience on select standalone IP phones from Microsoft partners (e.g., LG-Nortel IP 8540 and Polycom CX700), has been updated with new functionality that provides an enhanced user experience on these phones:

  • Single sign-in. Users can now connect their Office Communicator Phone Edition phone to their computer with a USB cable and sign in to both their phone and Office Communicator 2007 R2 at the same time.
  • Integration with Office Communicator 2007 R2 on the PC. Users can now click a contact or phone number in their Office Communicator 2007 R2 contact list on their PC to place a call using their Office Communicator Phone Edition phone. Call controls are synchronized on both the phone and Office Communicator on the PC. If their PC is configured with a webcam, users can escalate the call by adding video.
  • Support for new Office Communications Server 2007 R2 voice features. New call delegation, team calling and Response Group service functionality in Office Communications Server 2007 R2 are also supported in Office Communicator Phone Edition.
  • Audio quality enhancements. Latency, audio quality and call setup time have all been improved.
  • User interface enhancements. The user interface has been improved and streamlined. For example, a Redial button enables users to easily redial the last dialed number, searching through the corporate directory is easier, and users can select from one of four ring tones.
  • Office Live Meeting support. Users can now use their Office Communicator Phone Edition phone as an audio device in Office Live Meeting.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=565595be-6cf3-4a61-a1e4-12555749ca64

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 972884

Brief Description

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2.

Overview

This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 is described in the Knowledge Base article 972884.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=515d6dba-4c6a-48bb-a06a-d99c5742676d

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Brief Description

The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 (ConfigMgr) Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 helps administrators manage and administer Configuration Manager 2007 servers.

Overview

The Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack adds support for monitoring Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 in a 64-bit environment with Operations Manager 2007 R2 or Operations Manager 2007 SP1 with hotfix (KB971541) installed. This enables the Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack to work with either the 32-bit or the 64-bit Operations Manager 2007 agent. Except for the 64-bit support, the other features and guidance for Configuration Manager 2007 Management Packs remain intact.
This management pack includes:

  • Detection and monitoring of all Configuration Manager servers and dependent services
  • The alert driven state
  • The site hierarchy diagram
  • Performance and backlog monitoring and configuration
  • Performance and availability reports

Before you install the Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack, read the Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack User's Guide. The guide includes the instructions you need to correctly deploy, configure and use the management pack.
Feature Summary
The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 R2 provides improved capabilities for Configuration Manager 2007 monitoring, including the following:

  • Monitoring the starting and stopping of all Configuration Manager 2007 services, including critical dependent services like Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), IIS Admin Service, World Wide Web Publishing Service, Windows Deployment Services Server, Trivial FTP Daemon, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Alerting the Configuration Manager 2007 administrator to critical Configuration Manager 2007 status messages.
  • Monitoring backlogs of discovery data records (DDRs), software inventory, hardware inventory, status messages, state messages, and software metering on both primary site servers and management points.
  • Monitoring outbox backlogs on site systems.
  • Monitoring a component and site system role health.
  • Monitoring collection evaluation, state message summarization, and site maintenance tasks, including site backup.
  • Monitoring SMS Executive crash dumps.
  • Monitoring general CPU, Memory, and Disk system resource usage.
  • Monitoring processing rates.
  • Monitoring the performance trends of many Configuration Manager performance counters by using views and reports.
  • Product knowledge content for all alerts and processing rules.
  • Detecting all Configuration Manager 2007 computers, classes, and computer groups.
  • Configuration Manager 2007 views.
  • Reports displaying performance, availability, and configuration of Configuration Manager 2007 server groups. These linked reports leverage the enhanced reporting of Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 for performance, configuration, and availability trends.
  • Tasks for executing Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator console applications.
  • Computer State view containing the health of all Configuration Manager 2007 server roles and the Configuration Manager 2007 Client.
  • Site Hierarchy and Site State views for displaying the health of sites in a hierarchy and the hierarchy itself.
  • Service Discovery of important Configuration Manager 2007 server and Configuration Manager 2007 client information.
  • Topology diagram of the Configuration Manager 2007 site hierarchy.
  • Configuration Manager 2007 configurable alerting on distributed program execution failure through Configuration Manager 2007 program properties.

Release History

  • 11/13/2007 - Version 6.0.5000.10 - Original release of the English version.
  • 2/28/2008 - Version 6.0.5000.12 - Added support for site database on a named instance of SQL, and other changes. See the Changes section of CM07_OM07_Relnotes.htm for details.
  • 6/30/2008 - Version 6.0.5000.12 released in German, French, and Japanese.
  • 10/28/2009 – Version 6.0.6000.2 – Added support for monitoring Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 in a 64-bit environment with Operations Manager 2007 R2 or Operations Manager 2007 SP1 hotfix (KB971541).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a8443173-46c2-4581-b3b8-ce67160f627b

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

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x64 (Full Install) VHD

Brief Description

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

The Microsoft VHD Test Drive Program provides customers a flexible, extensible and supported evaluation experience requiring minimal hardware and IT overhead. You can access the catalog of pre-configured Microsoft solutions in VHD format for test, evaluation, demonstration, training & education and proof of concept from www.microsoft.com/vhd.
This download helps you evaluate the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2. You’ll have the opportunity to try new and improved features and functionality of Windows Server 2008 R2 free for 180 days. Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable IT professionals to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. Powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.5, updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms and Windows PowerShell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before. To find out more about Windows Server 2008 R2, please visit the product homepage. Please note that this product is available for evaluation purposes only and should not be used in a production environment.
This is a preconfigured virtual machine set contained within the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, or the R2 versions of these products is required to use this virtual machine. Please refer to the system requirements section for more details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a4fbe2f3-45dd-46bf-8747-16a111c04107

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x64 (Core Install) VHD

Brief Description

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

Overview

The Microsoft VHD Test Drive Program provides customers a flexible, extensible and supported evaluation experience requiring minimal hardware and IT overhead. You can access the catalog of pre-configured Microsoft solutions in VHD format for test, evaluation, demonstration, training & education and proof of concept from www.microsoft.com/vhd.
This Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual image has been installed using the Server Core installation option within Windows Server 2008 R2. Server Core is a minimal server installation option providing a low-maintenance server environment. There is no graphical user interface in the Server Core installation. This download allows you to evaluate the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2. You have the opportunity to try new and improved features and functionality of Windows Server 2008 R2 free for 180 days. Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable IT professionals to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time and costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. Powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.5, updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms and Windows PowerShell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before. To find out more about Windows Server 2008 R2, please visit the product homepage. Note that this product is available for evaluation purposes only and must not be used in a production environment.
This is a preconfigured virtual machine set contained within the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, or the R2 versions of these products is required to use this virtual machine. Please refer to the system requirements section for more details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=37264b32-c79f-4249-a5d4-b8696772a62a

Project Server 2010 Upgrade Paths

Brief Description

The options for upgrading from Project Server 2003 or 2007 to Project Server 2010

Overview

This posters discusses the options you have for upgrading from Project Server 2003 or 2007 to Project Server 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dd993c57-3829-438b-a09d-3e19cbb93e23

Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The HIS 2009 management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 provides monitoring of Host Integration Server 2009 and BizTalk Adapters of Host Systems 2.0.

Overview

The HIS 2009 management pack provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 to discover and monitor the availability of HIS 2009 server components and applications.
Feature Summary:
This management pack provides the following features. Refer to the Host Integration Server 2009 management pack guide for more details.

  • Native support for Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and R2
  • Monitoring for Data Integration feature
  • Monitoring for Transaction Integrator HIP and WIP applications
  • Monitoring for the MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge
  • Monitoring for the SNA Gateway

Release History

  • 10/30/2009 - Original release of the English version, version 8.0.0.31

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2d504a38-3d46-4d29-ac5c-f9e22408a284

Breaking Changes between .NET Framework 4 Beta1 and Beta2 for Windows Communication (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)

Brief Description

This document covers the list of breaking changes between .NET 4.Beta 1 and Beta 2 for WCF & WF.

Overview

This document covers the list of breaking changes between .NET 4.Beta 1 and Beta 2 for WCF & WF.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6a038bea-d85b-47bb-ad4f-82b0257103ce

Microsoft Online Services Macintosh Support Service Description

Brief Description

Apple Macintosh experience for Microsoft Office users for Exchange Online Standard, Sharepoint Online Standard and Office Live Meeting 2007.

Overview

This document focuses on the Apple Macintosh experience for Microsoft Office users that is available for three Microsoft Online offerings—Microsoft Exchange Online Standard, Microsoft SharePoint® Online Standard, and Microsoft® Office Live Meeting 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c54976c5-cddc-4682-afc8-9a1dafd6ed11

Outlook 2007 Best Practices

Brief Description

This article is intended to provide users of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 guidance on how to best use the product.

Overview

The purpose of this paper is to provide customers of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 guidance on how to best use the product. Created by the product team who created Outlook 2007, this guide represents our advice on how to get the most out of Outlook 2007. By no means comprehensive, it covers just a few core scenarios.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c3ff460a-e131-45ca-83fe-8cdf43b1bfb6

Solutions & Solution Development

BizTalk Server 2009 Live Demo and Hands-on Labs VPC Image

Brief Description

This virtual machine image contains a full live demo and six hands-on labs of BizTalk Server 2009, which highlight integration with SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows Workflow (.NET 3.5).

Overview

The BizTalk Server 2009 demo and hands-on labs virtual machine image contains the following:

  • A live demo of “Northwind purchasing process,” which includes sub-processes for creating and approving a purchase request, creating and processing a purchase order, and processing an invoice
  • A hands-on lab that takes you hrough the entire solution
  • Five hands-on labs that let you build the BizTalk components of the whole solution

The demo solution is based on BizTalk Server 2009, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint Server 2007, .NET 3.5, and Silverlight 3.0 technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ced208ef-d31e-4711-bc13-ac0227e80d88

Spec Explorer for Model-Based Testing in Visual Studio

Brief Description

Spec Explorer is a tool for Model-Based Testing that runs as an add-in to Visual Studio Ultimate/Team Suite editions

Overview

Spec Explorer is a visual tool for modeling software behavior and generating test suites from those models. Spec Explorer’s approach to model-based testing has been shown to greatly enhance productivity of test case creation, to ensure predictability of requirement coverage, and to support lifecycle management and software updates. Models are typically written in C# and controlled by a configuration language which allows to express scenarios and test purposes. Please see also the Spec Explorer home page on DevLabs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a4649791-a77c-4498-b392-df2ad2b2413f

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=286a0ad9-f283-40c4-a9be-9a6e298a4f34

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=02775839-7635-4ef7-b680-b05bc97d6ba8

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=112838fa-4780-4b8e-b9e5-ba53d3b29881

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d08251c2-e0ed-4c69-a6fa-9fce40cce863

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9f73a6a8-87dc-47ec-918e-88bc505c2450

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=628cc4e4-4bc4-472f-af8f-16148bc64575

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b09d15e3-a74f-4dc6-a624-31c776b8435b

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b4753b3b-122f-4089-80a2-e7b02fc3910f

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f62afe94-398a-446f-a039-64fe8e215e38

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2003 (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e8370078-88cb-4052-aec8-70644458c2d0

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=15212066-7cc6-4e96-a247-015860e230b3

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB975364)

Brief Description

This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have “Include updated website lists from Microsoft” selected in Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View Settings.

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=684c5003-2f29-4ebc-bd10-b0d310dea024

Deploy Office Web Apps

Brief Description

Office Web Apps are online companions to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft OneNote applications that allows users to access documents from anywhere.

Overview

Office Web Apps are online companions to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft OneNote applications that allows users to access documents from anywhere. Users can view, share, and work on documents with others online across personal computers, mobile phones, and the Web. Office Web Apps are available to users through Windows Live and to business customers with Microsoft Office 2010 volume licensing and document management solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4ac8442d-0974-4902-84fe-1ade382ab2a1

ILMerge

Brief Description

ILMerge is a utility for merging multiple .NET assemblies into a single .NET assembly. It works on executables and DLLs alike and comes with several options for controlling the processing and format of the output. See the accompanying documentation for details.

Overview

ILMerge is a utility that can be used to merge multiple .NET assemblies into a single assembly. ILMerge takes a set of input assemblies and merges them into one target assembly. The first assembly in the list of input assemblies is the primary assembly. When the primary assembly is an executable, then the target assembly is created as an executable with the same entry point as the primary assembly. Also, if the primary assembly has a strong name, and a .snk file is provided, then the target assembly is re-signed with the specified key so that it also has a strong name.
ILMerge is packaged as a console application. But all of its functionality is also available programmatically.
There are several options that control the behavior of ILMerge. See the documentation that comes with the tool for details.
ILMerge runs in the v2.0 .NET Runtime, but it is also able to merge v1 or v1.1 assemblies. However it can merge PDB files only for v2 assemblies.
Currently, ILMerge works only on Windows-based platforms. It does not yet support Rotor or Mono.
If you have any problems using ILMerge please contact mbarnett _at_ microsoft _dot_ com. More details are available at the ILMerge web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=22914587-b4ad-4eae-87cf-b14ae6a939b0

Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 Service Pack 2 (KB971975)

Brief Description

Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office Accounting 2009. This service pack contains stability and performance enhancements.

Overview

You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB971975

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=93dcdd09-75ff-4d5f-a582-72a92ec321d5

Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1

Brief Description

The Debug Diagnostic Tool (DebugDiag) is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as hangs, slow performance, memory leaks or fragmentation, and crashes in any user-mode process. The tool includes additional debugging scripts focused on Internet Information Services (IIS) applications, web data access components, COM+ and related Microsoft technologies.

Overview

Introduction
The Debug Diagnostic Tool (DebugDiag) is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as hangs, slow performance, memory leaks or fragmentation, and crashes in any user-mode process. The tool includes additional debugging scripts focused on Internet Information Services (IIS) applications, web data access components, COM+ and related Microsoft technologies.
DebugDiag 1.0 was released as part of the IIS Diagnostic toolkit and as a standalone tool. DebugDiag 1.1 is currently available as a standalone tool.
Overview
DebugDiag provides an extensible object model in the form of COM objects and provides a script host with a built-in reporting framework.
It is composed of the following 3 components; a debugging service, a debugger host, and the user interface.
The Debugging Service
The debugger service (DbgSvc.exe) performs the following tasks:
l Attach/Detach the host to processes
l Collect performance monitor data
l Implement HTTP ping to detect hangs
l Inject leak monitor in running processes
l Collect debugging session state information
l Shows the state of each rule defined
The Debugger Host
The Debugger Host (DbgHost.exe) hosts the Windows Symbolic Debugger Engine (dbgeng.dll) to attach to processes and generate memory dumps. It also hosts the main analyzer module to analyze memory dumps. Dbghost.exe has no dependency on the service “DbgSvc.exe” and can be used separately.
The User Interface
The user interfaces (DebugDiag.exe and DebugDiagAnalysisOnly.exe) present an interface to analyze memory dumps, automate the creation of control scripts and show the status of running processes, including services.
It is composed of 3 views:
l Rules: Creates control script for the debugger host through a wizard. The script is located under \scripts
l Advanced Analysis: Runs a selected “Analysis Script” against one or more memory dumps.
l Processes: Shows status of running processes/services
Note: DebugDiagAnalysisOnly.exe does not require elevation on operating systems beginning with Vista, so it only contains the Advanced Analysis view.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=28bd5941-c458-46f1-b24d-f60151d875a3

How to Use the Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1 (DebugDiag) to Debug User Mode Processes

Brief Description

This whitepaper discusses the Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1.

Overview

This whitepaper covers the Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1, a diagnostics tool to debug win32 processes to determine the root cause of unexpected process termination, or general performance issues such as deadlocks, High CPU utilization and memory leaks. It explains the main components of the tool and their usage. It also provides Walkthroughs on how to configure the tool to get the right data and how to analyze it. Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1 is currently available from this Microsoft web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=28bd5941-c458-46f1-b24d-f60151d875a3&displaylang=en

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4a2fbd0d-0635-440c-a08b-ed81bdbb5960

WF 4 Migration Guidance

Brief Description

These documents help .NET developers better understand and evaluate Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, and the impact of WF 4 on existing WF workflows and code.

Overview

This collection of documents by the WF product team should help .NET developers currently using WF in the .NET Framework 3.0 and 3.5 to evaluate .NET Framework 4. The documents map concepts between the existing WF model (defined as the types in the System.Workflow.* namespaces, or WF3) and the new WF model (defined as the types in the System.Activities.* namespaces, or WF4).
The documents and code samples are expected to be updated semi-regularly as additional content is created, and based on the feedback we receive, starting with the release of .NET Framework 4 Beta 1, and continuing through RTM of .NET 4.
Feedback and questions around the documents should be directed to the WF 4 Forums.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bd94c260-b5e0-4d12-93ec-53567505e685

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

BizTalk Server 2009 Tutorials

Brief Description

The BizTalk Server 2009 tutorials contain detailed steps for implementing simple scenarios. These tutorials give new users an experience of using a variety of BizTalk tools while creating compiled, testable solutions.

Overview

The BizTalk Server 2009 tutorials contain detailed steps for implementing simple scenarios. These tutorials give new users an experience of using a variety of BizTalk tools while creating compiled, testable solutions. For more advanced users, or users who are designing BizTalk solutions, see “Scenarios for Business Solutions” in BizTalk Server 2009 Help. You can also find the BizTalk Server 2009 tutorials in the "Getting Started" section of BizTalk Server 2009 Help. You use files that are installed with BizTalk Server 2009 to complete the tutorials. Before you begin the BizTalk Server 2009 tutorials, you must complete the steps in the Before You Begin document. Use the following tutorials to learn how to use BizTalk Server 2009:

  • Tutorial 1: Enterprise Application Integration
    Provides step-by-step instructions for implementing a BizTalk solution that receives inventory replacement request messages from a warehouse, and evaluates the request messages. If the solution denies a request, it sends a denied message to the warehouse. If the solution approves a request, it forwards the message to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Tutorial 2: Purchase Order Process
    Provides step-by-step instructions for implementing a BizTalk solution for the ERP system that generates purchase orders from the request messages, and sends them to an external partner.
  • Tutorial 3: Invoice and Payment Process
    Provides step-by-step instructions for extending the solution you create in Tutorial 2 to incorporate a payment process. This process includes verifying that the partner received the purchase order, receiving the invoice from the partner, constructing a payment voucher for the partner by using rules to determine the payment policy, sending the payment and receiving confirmation that the partner received the payment, and forwarding the payment acknowledgment internally.
  • Tutorial 4: Business Activity Monitoring
    Provides step-by-step instructions for defining and viewing data of interest.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=81b99220-d916-49a0-82de-5af77bd2ce8f

WinHEC 2007 White Papers

Brief Description

White papers from the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2007.

Overview

White papers published in conjunction with the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d2fde85f-7c8b-4495-ba45-80948a7d95e6

WHDC White Papers and Documentation

Brief Description

WHDC white papers and documentation for driver and hardware developers

Overview

White papers, documentation, and other resources for driver and hardware developers from the WHDC Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9a138e5f-df06-467c-89fe-c463f1c8216f

Getting started with business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010

Brief Description

Discusses the business intelligence tools available in SharePoint Server 2010

Overview

This article discusses the business intelligence tools available in SharePoint Server 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fc97d587-ffa4-4b43-b77d-958f3f8a87b9

License terms for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pre-Release (Beta 2)

Brief Description

This page contains information on important updates to the license terms of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.

Overview

The following are updates to the license terms included with Visual Studio 2010 Product Family Pre-Release (Beta 2). Please refer to the license installed with your software for additional information.

Redist Section
Additional Distributable Code for Visual Studio 2010 Pre-Release
This is the "REDIST list" that is referenced in the "Distributable Code" section of the Microsoft Software License Terms for certain SKUs of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pre-Release (the "software"). Please check the License Terms to your particular Visual Studio 2010 Pre-Release SKU to determine whether those Terms reference this REDIST list. If you have a valid copy of such software, you may copy and distribute the object code form of the files listed below, subject to the software's License Terms and to the additional terms or conditions (if any) indicated below.
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Subject to the license terms for the software, the following .EXE file may be distributed unmodified:

    • VisualBasicPowerPacksSetup.exe

BUILDSERVER
If your copy of the software, includes the following files, then you may also install copies of these files onto your build machines solely for the purpose of compiling and building your programs:
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    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Sdk.10.0.dll
    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.Designers.Models.dll
    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.Designers.Models.Features.dll
    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.Designers.Models.Packages.dll
    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.dll
    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.targets
    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.Tasks.dll

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e108fc33-6196-4078-9b0d-d9f5b89077a7

Standards Based Websites with Expression Web 3 Starter Kit

Brief Description

Learn how to create standards based websites with Expression Web 3 using this Starter Kit that includes assets, labs and videos.

Overview

Learn how to create standards based websites with Expression Web 3 using this Starter Kit that includes assets, labs and videos.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=44535c46-9fca-40e9-a2fc-20984ca8c26c

Project Portfolio Server 2007 to Project Server 2010 Paths and Considerations

Brief Description

Project Portfolio Server 2007 migration to Project Server 2010

Overview

This poster discusses potential migration approaches from Project Portfolio Server 2007 to Project Server 2010: options and things to consider.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=12e25e2b-fda6-4fda-9f1b-fa39134e26ee

Video Player Behavior Library

Brief Description

Video player Expression Blend 3 behavior library. Create custom video players using Silverlight and Expression Blend 3 using this useful behavior library. Your video players run in all platforms and browsers.

Overview

Video player Expression Blend 3 behavior library. Create custom video players using Silverlight and Expression Blend 3 using this useful behavior library. Your video players run in all platforms and browsers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=00897f1b-1f14-45fb-bda5-c9eebaa25fa3

Creating a ColorSwatch with Expression Blend 3 Starter Kit

Brief Description

Learn how to create a fun and colorful color swatch control using Expression Blend 3 custom layout controls. In this Starter Kit you will find assets, labs and a video collection.

Overview

Learn how to create a fun and colorful color swatch control using Expression Blend 3 custom layout controls. In this Starter Kit you will find assets, labs and a video collection.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dc465af2-adbc-4ed3-a16c-ac77b0e840ed

Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 code name "R2" - October 2009 Community Technical Preview - DVD ISO Image File

Brief Description

Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 code name "R2" - October 2009 CTP is the fourth pre-release build of the next version of Commerce Server. Please note that this pre-release build is not feature complete.

Overview

Important We invite you to install this pre-release version of Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 code name “R2” into a non-production environment to learn how Commerce Server 2009 “R2” provides an improved business management experience, enhanced cross-channel enablement with multi-tier development and deployment support, and a more streamlined deployment experience. It is recommended that you install this pre-release on a clean machine and consult the Quick Installation Guide for manual steps required.
This release includes several breaking changes that will impact your development environment. Please consult the Commerce Server 2009 "R2" Readme and Quick Installation Guide for more information.
Note: Given the pre-release nature of this release, not all functionality is currently available. The release is for evaluation purposes only and is not intended to be used in a production environment. The October CTP will stop functioning on June 6, 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2848e94e-1803-4564-9251-6557feee56fb

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3

Brief Description

This download is an incremental release to Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2. If you do not have Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2, you can also download an evaluation copy from the Microsoft Download Center. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 provides innovative technologies that help device manufacturers create devices with rich user experiences and connections to Windows PCs, servers, and services.

Overview

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 delivers innovative new technologies to the proven and highly reliable componentized, hard real-time operating system for small footprint devices.
With Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, device manufacturers can create consumer and enterprise devices that are differentiated by an immersive user interface, a rich browsing experience, and a unique connection to Windows PCs, servers, services, and devices.
By building on the high performance and highly reliable Windows Embedded CE platform, device makers can bring their devices to market quickly and efficiently.
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 includes the following new features:
Silverlight for Windows Embedded
The power of Silverlight brought to Windows Embedded CE to create rich applications and user interfaces
Internet Explorer Embedded
Internet Explorer with panning and zooming capabilities and a customizable interface to optimize the browsing experience on devices
Adobe Flash Lite
Browser plug-in to render rich media Web sites
Touch and Gesture
Plug-in engine to enable natural input capabilities and gesture animations
Connection Manager
Infrastructure technology to manage multiple network interfaces on the device
Microsoft Office and PDF Viewers
Applications to render Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe PDF content on the device
QQ Messenger
Device-side client to connect to popular Instant Messaging service

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bc247d88-ddb6-4d4a-a595-8eee3556fe46

Visual Basic QuickStarts and How-to Topics for the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - October 2009

Brief Description

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level WPF and Silverlight client applications. This download provides the QuickStarts, Hands-On Labs, and How-to topics for the Visual Basic developer.

Overview

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level WPF and Silverlight client applications. It will help you design and build enterprise-level composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work together in the overall application.
This download includes QuickStarts, the Composite Application Library (only provided in C#), and documentation. This download is provided to help the Visual Basic developer use the Composite Application Library. The documentation includes:

  • Visual Basic Content for Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - October 2009.chm: The QuickStarts, Hands-On Labs, and How-to Topics in Visual Basic.
  • Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - October 2009.chm: documentation in C#.
  • Composite Application Library Reference October 2009.chm: Library reference API.

This release allows you to use Silverlight 3.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e3a611d7-20bf-43a6-91c5-454227fcc6f9

Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - October 2009

Brief Description

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level WPF and Silverlight client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite client applications. This release allows you to use Silverlight 3.

Overview

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. It will help you design and build enterprise-level composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work together in the overall application.
The guidance includes a reference implementation, reusable library code (named the Composite Application Library), documentation, QuickStart tutorials, and hands-on labs.
This version of the Composite Application Guidance is designed to help you build WPF and Silverlight applications that have a single code base.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=387c7a59-b217-4318-ad1b-cbc2ea453f40

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

Security, Policy & Compliance

Enhanced Mitigation Evaluation Toolkit

Brief Description

A toolkit to apply security mitigation technologies to arbitrary applications

Overview

Security mitigation technologies are technologies designed to make it more difficult for an attacker to exploit vulnerabilities in a given piece of software. The Enhanced Mitigation Evaluation Toolkit (EMET) is a toolkit that allows certain security mitigation technologies to be applied to user specified applications. It provides four unique capabilities:
1. Until now, many of the available mitigations have required for an application to be manually opted in and recompiled. EMET changes this by allowing a user to opt in applications via a simple command-line utility without recompilation. This is especially handy for deploying mitigations on software that was written before the mitigations were available and when source code is not available.
2. EMET provides a higher degree of granularity by allowing mitigations to be applied on a per process basis. There is no need to enable an entire product or suite of applications. This is helpful in situations where a process is not compatible with a particular mitigation technology. When that happens, a user can simply turn EMET off for that process.
3. Mitigations that have previously been limited to up-level versions of Microsoft Windows now ship with EMET and are available down-level. Users can benefit from these mitigations without the need to upgrade their systems.
4. EMET is a living tool designed to be updated as new mitigation technologies become available. This provides a chance for users to try out and benefit from mitigations before they are included in the next versions of our products. It also gives users the opportunity to provide feedback and help guide the future of mitigation technologies in Microsoft products.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4a2346ac-b772-4d40-a750-9046542f343d

Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

Brief Description

This toolkit series provides IT professionals with an end-to-end solution to help them plan, deploy, and monitor security baselines of Windows® operating systems and 2007 Microsoft® Office applications. The series was updated to include new security baselines for Windows® 7, BitLocker™ Drive Encryption, and Windows® Internet Explorer® 8.

Overview

Monitor the Security Compliance of Your IT Environment for Computers Running Windows
The Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series builds on previous Solution Accelerators to provide you with expanded best practices and additional automation tools to help configure and deploy security settings for the following operating systems and applications: Windows® 7, BitLocker™ Drive Encryption, Windows® Internet Explorer® 8, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server® 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Vista® SP1, Windows XP® Professional SP3, and 2007 Microsoft Office SP1.
After deploying the security settings, you can verify the accuracy of the setting policies and monitor policy changes by using the desired configuration management (DCM) feature of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2.
This series includes Security Compliance Management Toolkits for the following products:

  • Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • 2007 Microsoft Office

Note: The GPOAccelerator tool is included with each toolkit download package.
Toolkit Components
Each of the Security Compliance Management Toolkits includes the following components:

  • Security guide. Each toolkit includes an updated version of a previously released security guides for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Internet Explorer 8 or 2007 Microsoft Office. The guidance provides you with best practices and automated tools to help you plan and deploy your security baselines.
  • Attack Surface Reference workbook. A resource that lists the changes introduced as server roles are installed on computers running Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, for the toolkits specific to these operating systems.
  • Security Baseline Settings workbook. A resource that lists all of the prescribed settings for each of the preconfigured security baselines that the security guides recommend.
  • Security Baseline XML. XML files that allow your organization to consume the data defined in the security baseline settings workbooks.
  • GPOAccelerator tool. A tool that you can use to create all the Group Policy objects (GPOs) you need to deploy your chosen security configuration. This release also supports Windows Server 2003, and creating security configurations on machines not joined to a domain.
  • INF Files. INF files for Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008.
  • Baseline Compliance Management Overview. The overview discusses best practices on how to monitor security baselines for Windows operating systems and Office applications.
  • DCM Configuration Pack User Guide. A step-by-step prescriptive user guide about how to use the Configurations Packs with the DCM feature in Configuration Manager 2007 R2.
  • DCM Configuration Packs. The toolkit series includes DCM configuration packs to use with the DCM feature in Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

Please direct questions and comments related to the DCM feature and the Configuration Packs to the Configuration Manager – Desired Configuration Management community forum on Microsoft TechNet.
Send questions or feedback to us directly at secwish@microsoft.com

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

DNSSEC Deployment Guide

Brief Description

This guide provides an overview of Domain Name System (DNS) Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and information about how to deploy DNSSEC on the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 operating systems.

Overview

DNSSEC is a suite of extensions that add security to the DNS protocol. The core DNSSEC extensions are specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in RFCs 4033, 4034, and 4035, with additional RFCs providing supporting information. This guide provides detailed procedures and conceptual information to help you deploy Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in your organization using Windows Server® 2008 R2. DNSSEC is an important new feature that provides the ability for DNS servers and clients to trust DNS responses. This adds an additional layer of protection to your network by guaranteeing that the information received from a DNS server has not been modified or tampered with in any way. The guide also provides information about using the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT). The NRPT is a new feature available in Windows Server 2008 R2 that allows you to configure DNS client settings and special behavior for specified names or namespaces. The NRPT is a key component used to configure client settings for DNSSEC-protected zones.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7a005a14-f740-4689-8c43-9952b5c3d36f

Project Server Security Overview: Permissions, Groups, Categories, and Resource Breakdown Structure

Brief Description

Discusses permissions, groups, categories, and RBS in Project Server

Overview

This series of four videos introduces the following aspects of Project Server security: Permissions, Groups, Categories, and Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=995417cf-bb74-4262-9d57-462a8dc9ec0b

Management Pack for Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Release Candidate

Brief Description

This is the release candidate of the management pack that monitors the deployment topology and features, performance and availability of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010.

Overview

This management pack monitors Forefront TMG and includes monitors and rules to track the deployed topology & features, performance, availability, and reliability of Forefront TMG components. With detailed alert information, you can quickly identify and troubleshoot Forefront TMG issues, minimizing time-to-resolution when problems occur. You can collect and analyze performance trends and metrics, and obtain performance information that allows you to manage bottlenecks, identify capacity requirements, and proactively manage your Forefront TMG deployment to resolve issues before problems occur.
Note: Use this management pack to monitor Forefront TMG only. To monitor older versions use:
• Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Management Pack for OpsMgr 2007 at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C576FCDF-42F0-4EB5-990D-E8E7C7E9C07E&displaylang=en&displaylang=en
• Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 and 2006 Management Pack at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6BF3B468-0473-41A1-9EA1-F3BCEC7AA562&displaylang=en&displaylang=en

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0391715a-6355-448d-9686-60e584a03264

Active Directory Rights Management Services Bulk Protection Tool

Brief Description

Bulk decryption and encryption tool for AD RMS.

Overview

The Active Directory Rights Management Services Bulk Protection Tool is a command-line tool for bulk decrypting AD RMS protected files or bulk encrypting multiple files to a rights policy template.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f9fbe58f-c175-41d0-afdc-6f160ab809cd

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Security Aspects

Brief Description

This white paper focuses on security aspects of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 application.

Overview

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 security includes user authentication, permissions within the application, and may also include security in other applications that interact with Microsoft Dynamics AX. While all of these are important, permissions within the application are the primary focus of this document.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ca1c0118-9542-465b-b218-6ad99307425c

Other

ICONICSandAREVAPartnershipPressRelease

Brief Description

ICONICS and AREVA Sign Multiyear Partnership

Overview

ICONICS, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner of the Year, and provider of Web-enabled, OPC-based, HMI/SCADA Visualization and Manufacturing Intelligence software for Microsoft Windows operating systems, announced a multiyear partnership with AREVA’s Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Division.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4b0f33a1-8246-43cc-8ac1-b19e844c0548

MMMNov2008LoopofFaith

Brief Description

Ovation Pharmaceuticals is investing heavily in closed-loop marketing

Overview

Ovation Pharmaceuticals wants to make the best of a physician's time and provide concise information relevant to the individual physician. Ovation turned to tablet PCs loaded with closed-loop marketing (CLM) software that allows sales reps to retrieve data in real-time and capture information such as physician viewing and prescribing patterns.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8885a5fe-2696-4bd8-912e-507751d970c1

MedAdNewsJune202007

Brief Description

Merck & Co. uses Proscape Technologies Closed Loop Marketing Software

Overview

Merck & Co. has aggressively pursued closedloop marketing to match product messaging with the specific needs of customers. To learn more about the company's experience launching its closed-loop marketing strategy, Med Ad News recently spoke with Gary Pond, executive director, multi-channel management, Merck U.S. Human Health (merck.com).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ee3b451d-0ba1-41df-8409-764e36668e19

Updated: Preserving OEM Activation in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Brief Description

Revised version of the Preserving OEM Activation whitepaper
Add or remove software and maintain OEM activation.

Overview

How to add or remove software from an existing OEM-preinstalled Windows Vista or Windows 7 image while preserving the pre-activation state applied in the OEM factory.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8f9753d6-0714-4940-884a-33027683e328

ProscapeAboutUs101509

Brief Description

Proscape Technologies Closed Loop Marketing Software

Overview

A pioneer in the closed loop marketing space, proscape technologies’ award-winning software platform helps life sciences companies improve sales force effectiveness, sales and marketing productivity and overall performance by driving more effective customer interactions, capturing the resulting feedback and making it available to homeoffice marketing teams for more informed decision-making.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=881d8661-9997-4b86-b090-86ef093fc8c9

Productivity Hub

Brief Description

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

Overview

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

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

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

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

Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN (KB968211)

Brief Description

The Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 7 N or Windows 7 KN edition. For further information, please see http://support.microsoft.com and query the Knowledge Base for the article number KB968211

Overview

Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN editions include the same functionality as Windows 7, except that these versions of Windows do not include Windows Media Player, and related technologies.
End-user customers can enable the media functionality to work properly by installing the Windows Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN (KB968211).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=31017ed3-166a-4c75-b90c-a6cef9b414c4

Flight Simulator X: FSX Mission Building: Part 5

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=d3348dad-644a-4a82-a5e5-e6c021060ec9

Flight Simulator X: FSX Mission Building: Part 5

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=d3348dad-644a-4a82-a5e5-e6c021060ec9

Microsoft Software Assurance Communication Templates

Brief Description

Communicate about Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing across your organization with these customizable templates.

Overview

These communication templates offer a flexible and effective way to communicate about Software Assurance across your organization. There are three versions of the communication template to choose from:

  • Human Resources: Use this version if you have an Open Value, Open Value Company-wide/Subscription, Select License SAM, Select Plus SAM, or Enterprise Agreement/Subscription licensing program.
  • IT Teams/Enterprise organizations: Use this version if you have an Open Value Company-wide/Subscription, Select License SAM, Select Plus SAM, or Enterprise Agreement/Subscription licensing program.
  • IT Teams/Mid-size organizations: Use this version if you have an Open License, Select License, or Select Plus program.

Select the version that is appropriate for your audience and customize with an addressee or group, your preferred sign-off, and update it with any specific details about how your audience can communicate about Software Assurance across your organization. Note: Benefits eligibility varies by licensing program. Check the benefits listed in each email version against your licensing program agreement before sending. Remove those benefits that don’t apply; or add additional benefits you’d like to promote. The text in pink is variable text for you to add your information. We encourage you to use these templates, and customize them to your organizational needs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6865bdcd-fcfe-48e2-8297-a4fc2abbf55a

HalliburtonMSFTPR

Brief Description

HALLIBURTON RELEASES INNOVATIVE 3D VISUALIZATION OFFERING BASED ON NEXT-GENERATION MICROSOFT GRAPHICS AND GAMING TECHNOLOGY

Overview

Landmark, a brand of Halliburton launched GeoGraphix Discovery 3D software, the new Microsoft Windows PC-based offering incorporating state-of-the-art interactive visualization tools from Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console and the 64-bit capabilities and performance of the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Using this new member of the GeoGraphix product family, Discovery 3D software users will have an immersive, game-like experience when developing geologic interpretations.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4821a033-7c68-430f-8abc-302e6c383f57

ThePayoffFrom SocialNetworking

Brief Description

Top industry execs extol the virtues of blogs, wikis, Twittering, and other forms of social computing to speed innovation, boost product quality, and increase revenues.

Overview

Social networking concepts, pioneered by adolescent-focused companies such as Facebook and MySpace, are flooding into corporations. Executives have realized, perhaps slowly, that the same kind of interaction and relationship building their children are doing could be applied to distant colleagues, customers, partners, and suppliers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1efec646-cc01-4c7b-b3d6-31c957f75f98

508

Brief Description

Section 508 Government VPAT documents

Overview

Section 508 Government VPAT documents

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

Government Service Center Technical Whitepaper

Brief Description

Government Service Center Technical Whitepaper

Overview

This paper has been written to demonstrate how Microsoft products and platforms can be used to deliver a comprehensive Government Service Center that delivers efficiency and quality to the citizens who rely on it.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=afff9c46-c086-407b-8682-868677796890

Government Service Center Whitepaper

Brief Description

Government Service Center Whitepaper

Overview

This paper has been written in response to governments increasing expectations to do more with less to better meet citizens needs. It sets Microsoft's vision for the Government Service Center, which is designed to help agencies leverage Microsoft's Citizen Service Platform to deliver high performance citizen service solutions. The paper looks at the pressures experienced by governments worldwide and examines the role of technology in delivering improved services to citizens. It explores the challenges faced by agencies involved in front line service delivery and provides examples of how these can be addressed, using the Microsoft Citizen Service Platform as a framework for advanced government to citizen interaction.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0ee7b674-7d79-404c-a26c-a4766bdcdae6

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Matching Invoices to Portions of a Packing Slip

Brief Description

This whitepaper describes how to match invoices to portions of a packing slip using the enhanced feature in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Overview

Invoice matching functionality has been enhanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Service Pack 1 to allow for handling of invoices for a portion of a packing slip. Previously this functionality was available only when the invoice was received for the full quantity of a packing slip.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e50fac2f-d69f-4659-9c18-f008183c2419

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