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Security in Operation: Part Three -- by Jeffrey R. Jones http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996807

Read part three of this four-part series on security in operation by Jeffrey R. Jones, Senior Director, Microsoft Security Business and Technology Unit. The series examines customer concerns and raises questions on using either a Microsoft Windows-based or a Linux-based operating system. Read part one http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996808 and part two http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996809.

Microsoft Security: Tip of the Month -- Identity Management http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996815

An effective identity and access management strategy not only strengthens security, but can also help your company achieve greater productivity, drive down costs, and improve business integration while simplifying and streamlining the user experience. Begin addressing key identity management challenges with the information in this section.

Digital Blackbelt: Defend Your Code from Attacks http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3096468
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Recent Security Incidents - How To Protect Your PC

http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/default.mspx

How to Be More Secure

• Help Increase Your Browsing and E-Mail Safety
• Help Protect Against Exploit Code Targeting MS04-011
• How to Tell If a Microsoft Security-Related E-Mail Is Genuine
• Help Safeguard Your Personal Information Online
• What You Should Know About Mass Mailer Worms

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Microsoft Security Guidance Center: Recently Published http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/recent/default.mspx

May 2005

• Security MVP Article of the Month - May 2005

Testing Your Web Applications for Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

• Security Management - May 2005

Security in Operation (3/4): Patches in Hours

• MS05-024:Vulnerability in Web View Could Allow Remote Code Execution (894320)
• Microsoft Security Advisories
• Microsoft Security Advisory (892313)

Default Setting in Windows Media Player Digital Rights Management Could Allow a User to Open a Web Page Without Requesting Permission

• Microsoft Security Advisory (842851)

Clarification Of The SMTP Tar Pit Feature That Is Provided For Exchange Server 2003 in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2005 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-may.mspx

Security Response Information

• Security Bulletin Resources

Last Release: May 10, 2005
Next Scheduled Release: June 14, 2005

• Latest Security Bulletins
• Register for the June Security Bulletin Webcast
• Latest Security Bulletin Summaries and Webcasts
• Report a Security Vulnerability in a Microsoft Product
 

Search for previous security bulletins http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2420690

Security Bulletin Feed http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717025  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717026


Security Clinics & Labs https://www.microsoftelearning.com/security/


E-Learning
 
Clinic 2801: Microsoft® Security Guidance Training I https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=58798
Summary: This online clinic provides students with introductory knowledge and skills essential for the design and implementation of a secure computing environment. It also provides students with prescriptive guidance on security update management and best practices for implementing security on Microsoft Windows® server and client computers.
Audience: IT Pro
Available Offline: Yes
Price: Free, 180-day subscription
 
Clinic 2802: Microsoft® Security Guidance Training II https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=53057
Summary: This online clinic builds on existing knowledge of server and client security and provides students with the knowledge and skills to apply best practices to implement perimeter and network defences and enhance security for applications and Microsoft® Windows Server System™ components. It also provides students with prescriptive guidance to enhance security for Microsoft Windows® server and client computers and practical strategies for implementing security for wireless networks.
Audience: IT Pro
Available Offline: Yes
Price: Free, 180-day subscription
 
Clinic 2803: Microsoft® Security Guidance Training III https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=58114
Summary: This online clinic builds on existing knowledge of server and client security and provides students with the knowledge and skills to apply security best practices for Microsoft® Exchange Server and to use Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 to improve security at the network perimeter. It also provides students with prescriptive guidance to implement layered defences against malicious software and measures to increase security for Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows® 98 network clients.
Audience: IT Pro
Available Offline: Yes
Price: Free, 180-day subscription
 
Clinic 2804: Microsoft® Security Guidance Training IV https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=62977
Summary: This online clinic provides students with prescriptive guidance that builds on their knowledge of security essentials to help them improve security for their infrastructures.
Audience: IT Pro
Available Offline: Yes
Price: Free, 180-day subscription
 
Clinic 2806: Microsoft® Security Guidance Training for Developers https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=55493
Summary: This online clinic provides students with knowledge and skills essential for the creation of applications with enhanced security. Students will learn about the need for implementing security at every stage of the development process and best practices for applying security principles. Students will also learn how to use established threat modelling methodologies and tools with other best practices to minimize vulnerabilities and limit damage from attacks. Finally, students will learn how to implement security features to enhance security for Web applications and Web services that are built by using Microsoft ASP.NET.
Audience: Developer
Available Offline: Yes
Price: Free, 180-day subscription
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Top Stories


Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services with SP1 Now Available http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996810

Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) is information protection technology that works with RMS-enabled applications to help safeguard digital information from unauthorized use. Learn more about how RMS 1.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) enables IT vendors to integrate information protection for a comprehensive platform solution.


Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.0 Beta Now Available http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996811

Register today to help test Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0. MBSA 2.0 is an easy-to-use vulnerability assessment tool that helps businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft recommended security updates and settings.


Microsoft Security Response Center http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996812

Individuals, teams, and entire groups around Microsoft make up the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). The MSRC uses state-of-the-art technologies and processes to analyze, develop, and deliver quality security updates, tools, and prescriptive guidance to help customers minimize risk from security vulnerabilities and security incidents.


Service Management Functions http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996813

The business world is increasingly reliant on technology to supply information and communications facilities to staff, partners, and customers. Securing organizational information and the systems that are used to manage and transmit data has become a high-profile function. Failure to secure information can have a severe impact on business credibility.


Eight Business Benefits of Using Only Genuine Software http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996814

The reasons for buying bona fide software -- as opposed to pirated, counterfeit, illegal, or unlicensed versions -- go well beyond principles of morality and integrity. It makes smart business sense to buy software from reputable sources that you know sell only genuine software
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Security Newsgroups


· General Security issues/questions http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996924 Open with newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.security

· Virus issues/questions http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996927 Open with newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.security.virus

· ISA Server http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996929 Open with newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.isa

· Windows 2000: Security http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996932 Open with newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.win2000.security

· Windows XP: Security Administration http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996935 Open with newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin

· SQL Server: Security http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996937 Open with newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.sqlserver.security
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For IT Professionals - TechNet Webcasts


· Security Policies? Ugh, Just Give Me a Firewall (Level 300) http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996864

June 8, 2005 - 7:15 AM-8:30 AM Pacific Time

· Security Configuration Wizard in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (Level 300) http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996867

June 8, 2005 - 2:30 PM-3:45 PM Pacific Time


For Developers - MSDN Webcasts

· Implementing Security in the Development Lifecycle (Level 200) http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996881

June 3, 2005 - 9:00 AM-10:30 PM Pacific Time
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Downloads


Update for Windows XP (KB893357)
This update to Windows XP provides support for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), which is the latest standards-based wireless security solution derived from the IEEE 802.11i standard.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=662bb74d-e7c1-48d6-95ee-1459234f4483&DisplayLang=en


Visio Connector for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
Visio add-in to view MBSA results on Visio network diagram.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8ea27d78-32b5-4f37-a7fd-99ee2aa76c62&DisplayLang=en


Secure Startup – Full Volume Encryption: Executive Overview
Hardware-based Security for the Longhorn Client
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f186ed4b-9797-4c7a-8a90-4913498e15cd&DisplayLang=en
 
Help Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
Identity theft avoidance guidance.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bc58a88c-2fa3-4923-b9ff-762b1ec2c952&DisplayLang=en


What You Can Do About Spyware
Spyware prevention guidance.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=833c28c7-5282-44c0-a9d5-191d467459dd&DisplayLang=en


Don't Be Fooled by Phishing
Ways to avoid phishing fraud.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a81919d7-64d5-41ef-8ca8-272172654ea4&DisplayLang=en


Network Access Protection Platform Architecture
Read this white paper for a detailed description of the components of the NAP architecture and how it allows third-party software vendors and system integrators to create complete solutions for protected network access.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2f37651e-1749-45c3-996e-53de05d44ef7&DisplayLang=en


Hacked! Your Company...
IT Security Training
Presentation based on IT Security Training on 28th April 2005
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a171f0e2-cfbe-47a8-8d84-fc8399ac1f6c&DisplayLang=en


Updates to "Deploying Secure 802.11 Wireless Networks with Microsoft Windows"
This white paper contains updates to the Microsoft Press book titled "Deploying Secure 802.11 Wireless Networks with Microsoft Windows," by Joseph Davies (ISBN 0-7356-1939-5) for changes in IEEE 802.11 standards and their implementation in current versions of Microsoft® Windows®.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=65951a75-2dc9-4211-a48a-f9a09ff4df8c&DisplayLang=en


Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)
This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356&DisplayLang=en


IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Security with Microsoft Windows XP
Wireless network access requires authentication, encryption, and data integrity to protect wireless networks from eavesdroppers and malicious users.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=67fdeb48-74ec-4ee8-a650-334bb8ec38a9&DisplayLang=en


Publishing Company WPA2 Case Study
This case study of a publishing company describes their plans to deploy Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)-based wireless access.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=763f5119-18c3-4018-be0a-8275df8e9c17&DisplayLang=en


Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up Network Quarantine and Remote Access Certificate Provisioning in a Test Lab
This step-by-step guide includes updates to the original guide due to security enhancements in the release of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows XP Professional SP2.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fe902704-52dd-4bbe-8a75-f8fbb76cd28a&DisplayLang=en


Securing Wireless LANs with PEAP and Passwords
This solution guide shows you how to plan, deploy, and manage 802.1X wireless LAN security using Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This guidance provides step-by-step instructions for deploying wireless local access network (LAN) security for Microsoft Windows XP, and Pocket PC clients using the Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) and password authentication.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=60c5d0a1-9820-480e-aa38-63485eca8b9b&DisplayLang=en


Live Communications Server 2005 Document: Security Guide
This document discusses best practices for securing a Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f27fdecc-f567-465a-a3e1-fe54e377c2bd&DisplayLang=en


Security Update for MSN Messenger 6.1 or 6.2 (KB890261)
MSN Messenger 6.2.0205
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ebe898d8-fe1c-4a5e-993c-5fab3e62c925&DisplayLang=en

 

Windows Platform
 

News

Windows Server (code-named “Longhorn”) Customer Technology Adoption Program (TAP) Launched

The Windows Server Customer TAP provides an opportunity for your company and Microsoft to collaborate for the purpose of product validation of the next generation Windows Server operating system, (code-named "Longhorn"), through deployments of pre-release builds in a production environment and product feedback.

As a result of this collaboration, your company will have an opportunity to validate the design and direction of the Windows Server “Longhorn” through discovery of bugs, submitting Design Change Requests (DCR's) for the product development teams to consider, and general feedback. 

In addition to being an empowered partner in the development process, your company will enjoy many benefits of a closer working relationship, such as invitations to technical conferences at the Microsoft campus specifically related to the Windows Server “Longhorn”. This program also provides customers with support from the Windows Product Group, including 24x7 support for production deployment issues.

Finally, Microsoft would like to cultivate the experiences gained in this collaboration to produce joint Public Relations and/or Marketing opportunities.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/longhorn


What You Have All Been Waiting For: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit!!
Get the essential reference for managing and optimizing Windows Server 2003 with expert insights and best practices from those who know the technology best - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), field consultants, and the Microsoft Windows Server team.

· 7 volumes of in-depth technical information
· 200+ timesaving tools and scripts 
· Implementing Security Services 
· Using Group Policy to manage users and computer 
· Master the Registry, Troubleshoot and automate Administration 
· CD has fully searchable e-Book and evaluation copy of Windows Server 2003 

http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/5555.asp


You can get 30-40% off this Limited Edition promotional price whilst stocks last, at the following retailers and all good bookstores:

Buy at Amazon  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2940512

Buy at Computer Manuals http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2940513

Buy at PC World  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2940514


Announcing the Windows Server 2003 R2 Customer Preview Programme

The first public test version of Windows Server 2003 R2 is now available. Scheduled for final release in the second half of 2005, R2 is an update release of the Windows Server 2003 operating system. R2 makes it easier and more cost effective to extend connectivity and control to identities, locations, data, and applications throughout and beyond your organisation. Built on Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), R2 takes advantage of the stability and security of a proven code base while extending connectivity and control into new areas. With Windows Server 2003 R2.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3037585


Announcing x64

This month saw an exciting announcement at WinHEC about the availability of Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. These new editions are a major advancement in computing, providing a single platform that can easily run both new 64-bit applications and existing 32-bit applications at peak performance.


Both Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition have trial software programs (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000342) that you can participate in, as well as detailed product overviews for both server and desktop.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/overview.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/evaluation/overviews/overview.mspx


You can also check out the Technology Advancement Program (TAP), which is available to qualified customers who purchased the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 with x64 hardware (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000345) or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000346) and who would now like to exchange their software for the x64 version of Windows.


TechNet University Launches

TechNet and Microsoft UK Training and Certification have teamed up to bring you instructor-led training, self-study, e-learning, community facilities in a single programme. TechNet University (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3037537)is a six week training programme that supports IT staff during their implementation and management of Microsoft products. TechNet University (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3037538)offers you a choice of study tracks - either focusing on Windows Server 2003 or Small Business Server 2003. The course is delivered in conjunction with our Gold Certified Partners for Learning Solutions around the UK.

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/technet/training/university/default.mspx


Microsoft E-Learning launches in the UK - Training that is responsive to your needs..

Microsoft E-Learning provides relevant, up to date learning solutions tailored to your specific organisational and staff training needs. As part of a blended learning solution, Microsoft E-Learning extends and adds value to instructor -led classroom training, stretching your training investment, while providing timely learning experiences. View demos and course availability by clicking below  then contact a Certified Partner for Learning Solutions for further information and to purchase Microsoft E-learning.

https://www.microsoftelearning.com/

https://www.microsoft.com/uk/learning/training/where-to-go/default.mspx


Start Anything You Like
New Microsoft Windows XP campaign launched. Discover a world of software and devices that run on Windows.
http://www.windows.com/Passion/main.html


System Center Capacity Manager 2006, Express Edition (Coming soon!)
Be the first to learn about this new tool that helps successfully architect application deployments and identify how changes to the infrastructure will affect hardware utilization and user experience.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/systemcenter/evaluation/capacity/default.mspx


The .NET Show: The Future of the Platform
In this special 50th episode of the .NET Show, Rick Rashid, Brad Abrams, John Shewchuk, and Michael Wallent discuss where the Microsoft platform technologies can, should, and will be going in the future. This show also features a special interview with Bill Gates.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/theshow/episode.aspx?xml=theshow/en/episode050/manifest.xml


Windows Rights Management Services with Service Pack 1 Now Available 
Download Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) SP1, which provides a platform on which independent software-vendor partners can develop RMS-enabled, server-based solutions in addition to client applications.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/rightsmgmt/default.mspx


Strengthen Your Backup Strategy
Find out how Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), Microsoft's new server software solution, can lower your total cost of ownership (TCO) with efficient and near-continuous data protection.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/dpm/default.mspx
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New Documents


Beta 2 Reviewers Guide for the Distributed File System Solution in Windows Server 2003 R2
This guide provides system requirements, installation instructions, and step-by-step walkthroughs for deploying namespaces and DFS Replication using the Beta 2 release of Windows Server 2003 R2.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2a5c6260-93ba-450a-8066-d0715f2b8a10&DisplayLang=en


Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up IPv6 in a Test Lab
This step-by-step guide includes updates to the original guide due to security enhancements in the release of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fd7e1354-3a3b-43fd-955f-11edd39551d7&DisplayLang=en


Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up a PPTP-based Site-to-Site VPN Connection in a Test Lab
This guide describes the configuration of a PPTP-based site-to-site virtual private network (VPN) connection using five computers in a test lab. It includes updates to the original guide due to security enhancements in the release of Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and Windows XP Professional with SP2.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7424168e-f745-4450-b671-aac2c79568eb&DisplayLang=en


Guideline for use Virtual Server Migration ToolKit
VSMT is a key component in a Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 implementation. VSMT enables a physical computer to be migrated to a server within a virtual machine that is provided and managed by Virtual Server 2005.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555306&SD=tech


Ready to Deploy Windows XP SP2?
Download the guides to help you deploy Windows XP Service Pack 2 in enterprise environments.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8977ab8d-a52a-46c9-badf-e32ea65b376f&DisplayLang=en


Benefits of Microsoft Windows x64 Editions
This white paper takes a look at the benefits of the x64 architecture running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions and Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. These benefits include a larger virtual memory-address space, support for larger physical RAM, improved performance, enhanced security, and an unprecedented level of compatibility. With the release of the x64 Editions of Windows, 64-bit computing is poised to become the mainstream of personal and corporate computing.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/x64benefits.mspx


Update for Windows Server 2003 64-bit Itanium Edition and Windows XP 64-bit Itanium Edition, Version 2003 (KB894391)
Install this update to address an issue that may cause a "Generic Host Process" error message to be displayed after you install security update MS05-012, or cause attachment file names not to be displayed in Rich Text e-mail messages
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=383b2763-6c82-4070-a1b1-1d00fe7c1622&DisplayLang=en


Update for Windows 2000 (KB894391)
Install this update to address an issue that may cause a "Generic Host Process" error message to be displayed after you install security update MS05-012, or cause attachment file names not to be displayed in Rich Text e-mail messages.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5872f7d3-086e-41c0-a08c-437bacc3002f&DisplayLang=en


Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB894391)
Install this update to address an issue that may cause a "Generic Host Process" error message to be displayed after you install security update MS05-012, or cause attachment file names not to be displayed in Rich Text e-mail messages
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c4b0d34c-2796-4be1-b509-c7aff9d593b0&DisplayLang=en


Update for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (KB898715)
This fix addresses the issue with Windows Installer 3.1 and installation of system protected files described in KB Article #898715.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b4e6b93-1886-4d47-a18d-35581c42eca0&DisplayLang=en


Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Install this update to address an issue that may cause a "Generic Host Process" error message to be displayed after you install security update MS05-012, or cause attachment file names not to be displayed in Rich Text e-mail messages
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a87b44b9-7a6a-49b6-bd89-afad4e049c48&DisplayLang=en


Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting Version 3.0
Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting Version 3.0 provides hosting service providers with tools, tested best practices, scripts, and code samples designed to efficiently deploy offerings on the Windows platform.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1cb154f4-2b88-45e8-8a6d-bf41ccbf386b&DisplayLang=en


Update for Windows XP 64-bit Itanium Edition (KB894391)
Install this update to address an issue that may cause a "Generic Host Process" error message to be displayed after you install security update MS05-012, or cause attachment file names not to be displayed in Rich Text e-mail messages.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6d111d8d-5649-4bad-bea8-3bdb92f3732b&DisplayLang=en


Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows XP-based Wireless Networks in the Small Office or Home Office
Learn how to troubleshoot the most common problems with Microsoft Windows XP-based wireless clients on small office and home office wireless networks (5/12/2005)http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=35C7E5AD-59E7-477B-9D27-6A7030E67002&displaylang=en


Securing Wireless LANs with PEAP and Passwords
This solution guide shows you how to plan, deploy, and manage 802.1X wireless local access network (LAN) security using Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for deploying wireless LAN security for Microsoft Windows XP and Pocket PC clients, using the Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) and password authentication.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=60C5D0A1-9820-480E-AA38-63485ECA8B9B&displaylang=en


How to back up, edit, and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
Microsoft recommended best practice for the backup, edit and restore of the Windows Server System Registry.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=322756&SD=tech


Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices
Don’t perform an SBS upgrade without reading this document! The best practices for preparing your SBS machine for a successful upgrade are listed here.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9f63c79-6488-4058-bd90-94d46c82cd68&DisplayLang=en


Backing Up and Restoring Windows Small Business Server 2003
Windows Small Business Server 2003 provides a reliable way to perform regular server backups for small companies. After a system failure or other disaster, you can restore your server from your latest backup. You can also restore individual files and e-mail messages.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=487736f8-f6f5-436d-a82d-0c8d66e2a634&DisplayLang=en


Live Meeting 2005 Add-in: Live Meeting Add-in Pack Beta 2
With the Live Meeting Add-in Pack, you can perform conferencing tasks directly from Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, as well as from Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Office Communicator 2005.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d1984810-117a-45ff-bfec-2756c6111097&DisplayLang=en


Live Meeting 2005 Add-in: for Joining from Instant Messaging
The Live Meeting Add-in for Joining from Instant Messaging can only be installed when a user is invited to use Live Meeting during a Windows Messenger session or an MSN Messenger session and the user’s computer does not already have the Live Meeting Add-in Pack.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eaa9e81a-fe29-41db-843b-3720cec6035a&DisplayLang=en


Office Communicator 2005: Office Communicator 2005 Telephony Planning and Deployment Guide
The Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 Telephony Planning and Deployment Guide walks you through the deployment process for enabling telephony using Communicator 2005 and Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=755ba5ec-2ec4-46ac-b692-747ada95b69b&DisplayLang=en


Office Communicator 2005: Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 Planning and Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of planning and deploying the client for Communicator 2005.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=04ce058b-5024-4198-8d27-2aa331fd5a3d&DisplayLang=en


Office Communicator 2005: Microsoft Office Communicator Getting Started
Use the Communicator Getting Started Guide for step-by-step instructions on configuring and operating Communicator 2005.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=70dcc4ec-ecdf-4e7a-b14d-cdf11adf2b74&DisplayLang=en
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Visio Connector for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
This Visio add-in allows you to view Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer results on Visio network diagrams.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8EA27D78-32B5-4F37-A7FD-99EE2AA76C62&displaylang=en


Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 contains the tools and documentation you need to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying on these platforms.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1435795F-2603-4913-A922-F8D31CE33F2A&displaylang=en


TMQ State and TMQ Store Utilities for MSMQ
This download contains utilities for logging configuration and resources currently in use by MSMQ.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5D1A9FA3-0964-4998-A306-D95280CEF8BB&displaylang=en


Windows Messenger 5.1 ADM File
This download updates the Microsoft Windows Messenger 5.1 Administrative Template (ADM) file and contains appropriate policy settings for Windows Messenger 5.1.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=CB7218FC-B456-47F4-BE8C-9F16C96B3BDE&displaylang=en


Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser 2.03
How secure is your computer? Find out now. Get the beta of the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser 2.0.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx


Try the Windows Server 2003 R2 Beta
Sign up to receive the beta software for Windows Server 2003 R2, the update release of the Windows Server 2003 operating system. Windows Server 2003 R2 makes it easier and more cost-effective to extend connectivity and control to identities, locations, data, and applications throughout and beyond your organization.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/r2/default.mspx


Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 SP1
Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 SP1 contains core data access components such as the Microsoft SQL Server OLE DB provider and ODBC driver.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=78CAC895-EFC2-4F8E-A9E0-3A1AFBD5922E&displaylang=en


Desktop Backgrounds for Windows
Download free desktop backgrounds and themes from Microsoft New Zealand.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=15373C73-D5F6-4AF0-B583-D633CB021612&displaylang=en


Multilingual User Interface Packs for Windows Media Player 10
The Multilingual User Interface Packs for Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 enable customers using the Windows XP Multilingual User Interface versions of the operating system to switch the user interface (menus, dialogs, and help files) for the Windows Media Player 10 from one language to another (5/9/2005).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=02106BDB-B012-4327-96CB-73937AE00667&displaylang=en


Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection, if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en


Live Communications Server 2005 Service Pack 1 for Standard and Enterprise Editions
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 further improves business efficiencies by enabling information workers to communicate and share presence information with contacts in real time through a security-enhanced, enterprise-grade, integrated environment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3508860C-2616-4B5A-BA00-353BE599A7B1&displaylang=en


Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Administration Tools Pack
The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Administration Tools Pack provides server management tools that allow administrators to remotely manage computers running Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 family operating systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E487F885-F0C7-436A-A392-25793A25BAD7&displaylang=en
 

Xbox Theme for Microsoft Outlook Web Access
The files in this download comprise the optional files and custom Outlook Web Access Xbox theme.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AECA9FE8-E8FC-455A-9D65-468D194E866B&displaylang=en


MDAC Utility: Component Checker
This Component Checker utility has been redesigned to provide XML support. The new tool includes updated snapshots for Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7 SP1 on Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and MDAC 2.8 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 SP1.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8F0A8DF6-4A21-4B43-BF53-14332EF092C9&displaylang=en


Visio Connector for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Use this Visio add-in to view Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer results on Visio network diagrams.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8EA27D78-32B5-4F37-A7FD-99EE2AA76C62&displaylang=en


Update for DRM-enabled Media Players
This package improves the functionality and robustness of the Windows Media DRM platform.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=F3903E13-7D01-4DB7-9E6F-E9DFFAC6731E&displaylang=en


Ultrasound: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for File Replication Service
Ultrasound is a monitoring and troubleshooting tool for the File Replication Service.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=61ACB9B9-C354-4F98-A823-24CC0DA73B50&displaylang=en


Microsoft Password Change Notification Service
The Password Change Notification Service captures passwords on the domain controller, so the Identity Integration Server can synchronize.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C0964F2E-FA9F-4FC7-AC13-C43928EFEE9D&displaylang=en


Cumulative Help Update for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack
Windows Server 2003 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack works in conjunction with the English version of Windows Server 2003. Microsoft has provided an update to the MUI Help system for customers who have deployed MUI with Windows Server
.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=249018A7-9397-4368-A04B-4FB33E14B17C&displaylang=en
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Events


Platforms


21 June Birmingham & 22 June Reading: Rafal Lukawiecki presents Holistic Security and Digital Trust
Secure and trustworthy electronic environment for conducting business is the number one requirement on almost every IT or operations manager's lips. Unfortunately, the number of threats and attacks targeting e-business organisations is on the increase. This full day seminar aims to equip IT Professionals who are in charge of designing, deploying and administering such systems with more structured proactive defences. We will present a number of practical suggestions, checklists and processes that you can use immediately to increase the security of your systems.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3037565


29 June: IT Director's Strategy Day
New for 2005, the TechNet IT Directors Strategy Day will provide IT Directors, CIO's and Senior IT Managers with new insight into the UK and global technology environment, focusing on the themes that will be most significant in future. The day will help you understand how best to align your IT strategies with Microsoft's plans and enable you to interact with and provide feedback to key Microsoft personnel.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3037567


15 June: TechNet Security Briefing: Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Network & Perimeter Security
In this the latest TechNet Security Briefing we cover two key topics of interest to Security Professionals. Our London briefings are rising in popularity, so register today to ensure your place at this hugely informative evening. Session 1 looks implementing network and perimeter security. We demonstrate how to apply industry best practices to implement perimeter and network defences. After the obligatory break for beer and pizza, hear how Service Pack 1 improves Windows Server 2003 security.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3037570


17 June, TechNet Spotlight on Identity Management in association with the MIIS User Group
The TechNet team has joined forces with the MIIS user group to present this free spotlight event on today's hottest topics in Identity Management. We will explore Identity Management beyond the Microsoft environment through federation, as well as other Microsoft and partner technologies. There will also be updates on Microsoft's roadmap for Identity. The day will end with an informal networking session for you to meet with your peers and Microsoft experts over a beer and nibbles.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3037572


21 June, Systems Centre Technical Overview
This session will provide a technical overview of Microsoft System Centre 2005. Including how System Center consolidates management tasks a discussion of the components comprising System Center and how these tools work together.

27 June: Understanding the Active Directory Platform in the Real World (London)
This is a 'must attend' event for IT Professionals which focuses on Active Directory in the Real World. Whether you want to learn about the "gotcha's" of deploying Active Directory for the first time, are stuck pondering how to migrate your existing NT4 or Windows 2000 infrastructures, or need to extend the capability and value you are getting out of your existing deployment, this free full day event is for you.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3037574

 

Platforms Developer

Architect Forum: Connected Systems 16 June – London
Increasingly more applications share both functionality and data across boundaries to be consumed by other applications; these boundaries include platform, devices, organisations and geographies.  The sharing across and within applications is not simply a nice to have it is gradually becoming a mandatory requirement that reduces an organisations cost and increases agility to react to both external and internal influences.
https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118758394


MSDN Technical Briefing: Extreme .Net 17 June - London
This one day event is designed to show developers and team leaders how to incorporate eXtreme Programming (XP) practices with .NET-connected technologies to create high-quality, low-cost code that will build better software. This realistic event systematically covers key elements of the XP (eXtreme Programming) methodology in the specific context of the Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio .NET, Visual C#, and related Microsoft .NET-enabled applications.
https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118759403


MSDN TechTalk: The Essentials of Hack Resistant Applications. 29 June - Reading
Security is the responsibility of the System Administrator, right? Wrong. Developers can no longer hide behind this shroud. Security is the responsibility of the whole project team, working together to understand and manage potential threats to their solution. This session is designed to help you understand the impact your code has on overall system security by demonstrating common attack scenarios, alerting you to bad practices and exploring techniques that help identify risks and mitigate system vulnerabilities (eg threat modelling).
https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118759244


MSDN TechTalk: SQL Server 2005 June CTP 20 July – London / MSDN Technical Briefing: SQL Server 2005 June CTP 17 August - Reading
With the full release of SQL Server 2005 drawing closer, take the opportunity to learn more about the developer features of Microsoft’s huge database and business intelligence product. Based on the publicly-available Community Technology Preview (CTP), this session will provide you with a high-level look at the skills you need to start taking advantage of the very latest developer features of SQL Server 2005.
https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118759935

https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118759938
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Webcast


May 2: TechNet Webcast
"Don't Underestimate the Force" of Group Policy (Level 200)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000374


May 3, 2005: Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast
Choosing the Right Operating System for Your Embedded Device: Comparing Embedded Linux and Windows Embedded.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000375


May 4: TechNet Webcast
Introduction to Data Protection Manager (Level 100)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000376


May 6: TechNet Webcast
How to Accomplish Familiar Windows NT 4.0 Tasks in Windows Server 2003 (Level 200)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000377


May 9: TechNet Webcast
Help! My Applications Don't Run in Windows 2003! (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000378


June 6 – 27 TechNet Webcast
To Active Directory and Beyond: Learn Windows Migration Strategies
This series of webcasts for IT professionals outlines the planning, design, and implementation of a migration strategy from a legacy Windows environment to Windows Server 2003.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3000357
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New KB's

Microsoft Windows Server

• VPN clients can no longer access internal resources after you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 on a computer that is running ISA Server 2000
• You receive a "device is not ready" error message when you try to list the contents of a floppy disk after you resume the computer from standby in Windows 2000 SP3 or in Windows 2000 SP4
• The computer performs more slowly after you double-click a shortcut to an unavailable device or network location many times in Windows 2000
• Detection and deployment guidance for the May 10, 2005 security release
• The computer stops responding and you receive a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) error when Message Queuing 3.0 automatically starts on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
• The Security Configuration Wizard reduces the LMCompatibilityLevel value after you apply a security template on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
• You may receive an error message when you revise and then save a file that has a DBCS file name in Windows Server 2003
• Printer performance is slow on a large print server in Windows Server 2003
• You may be able to put a Windows XP-based or a Windows Server 2003-based computer on standby while you are copying a file to an ACPI-compliant device
• A software update is available to help prevent the enumeration of Exchange Server 2003 e-mail addresses
 

 

Internet

ISA Server

ISA Server 2004 Provides Added Security for Microsoft Exchange Server http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996816

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 adds advanced application-layer firewall protection and enables more secure remote access to Exchange Server services such as Outlook Web Access. Review new ISA Server + Exchange Server tools and training, and explore pre-configured server appliance solutions optimized by select OEM partners.

WebCast


ISA Server 2004: Maximize Application Security and Performance http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2996838
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Commerce server 2006 preview

http://www.microsoft.com/commerceserver/2006preview/default.asp

The next version of Commerce Server, scheduled for release in early 2006, is being developed for enterprises to accelerate and automate the delivery of online services and products to drive their revenue growth and reduce operational costs. Microsoft will continue to provide the enterprise scalability and reliability that customers have come to rely on. The next version of Commerce Server will build on 10 years experience of combining catalog and customer management, merchandising, and analytics into a flexible business-to-exchange (B2X) sell-side commerce platform.

Visual Studio 2005 beta 2 is available for download.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/getthebetas/
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BizTalk

BizTalk Adapter for Web Services Enhancements 2.0

http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/evaluation/adapter/adapters/wse/default.mspx

With BizTalk Server 2004 and BizTalk Adapter for Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0, you can now build service-oriented architectures including secure Web services with plug-and-play end points, providing management with built-in scale-out capability and extensive system and business-level monitoring.

BizTalk Server Blogs by Microsoft Employees - from http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/community/default.mspx

Enterprise Engineering Center WebLog http://blogs.technet.com/eec/default.aspx

BPID Customer Response Team's Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/bpidcustomerresponseteam/default.aspx

Jim Glass and the VSXUE Team http://blogs.msdn.com/jim_glass/default.aspx

BAM Online Lounge http://blogs.msdn.com/chunyu/default.aspx

Objective Disclosures http://blogs.msdn.com/tbrem/default.aspx

Top BizTalk Server Downloads  RSS

1. BizTalk Server 2004 Tutorials
2. BizTalk Server 2004 Installation Guide
3. BizTalk Server 2004 Product Documentation
4. BTS 2004 SP1
5. BizTalk Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts
 
 Single Sign-on Services for Microsoft Enterprise Application Integration Solutions
Host Integration Server and BizTalk Server both support an extension of Windows Enterprise Security integration called Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO). Learn how SSO can help solve a key problem that many enterprise organizations experience. Download this paper from the Download Center for the details.

 BizTalk Server 2004: Architecture
Learn fundamental concepts and development methodologies of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigm and its implementation in BizTalk Server 2004, including the .NET framework architecture.

 BizTalk Server 2004: Business Rules Framework
Examine the creation and deployment of business rule "policies" in BizTalk Server 2004, and see how a development environment that enables business rules to function as transparent services can effectively drive business agility.

 BizTalk Server 2004: Developing a BizTalk Server Solution
See how BizTalk Server 2004 enables developers and system architects to use the same development methodology and components to create workflow processes, application integration interfaces, and trading partner interactions.

 BizTalk Server 2004: Enterprise Integration Vision
Discover how XML and Web Services are implemented within BizTalk Server 2004, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, and Microsoft Office 2003 and how they interact with each other to create a process-centric computing infrastructure.

 BizTalk Server 2004: Security
Examine security mechanisms and deployment methodologies that BizTalk Server 2004 uses to authenticate data, authorize access, and maintain data privacy and integrity.

 BizTalk Server 2004: The Service-Oriented Architecture Paradigm Takes Center Stage in the Enterprise
Use InfoPath with BizTalk Server 2004 to address complex workflow issues, demanding documentation requirements, and application integration issues, with a view towards building an agile enterprise.
 
 BizTalk Server 2004: Understanding BPM Servers
Learn more about this conceptual framweowrk for BPM Server and how the major technologies of BizTalk Server 2004 correspond to these services.
 
 BizTalk Server 2004: Using Microsoft Tools for Business Process Management
See how Microsoft tools for Business Process Management and supporting technologies help you create and execute highly transparent and modular process-oriented workflows and gain development and operational productivity.
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New KB's

Microsoft BizTalk Server

• You receive a "Type "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema:char" is not declared or not a simple type" error message when you try to generate a schema by using the SQL Transport Schema Generation Wizard in BizTalk Server 2004
• You may receive an "HwsServiceSoapException" exception error message when you call the GetActivityFlowInfo method immediately after you add an activation block to an activity flow in BizTalk Server 2004
 

Microsoft Internet Security an Accelration Server

• The ISA Server RPC filter blocks RPC traffic after Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 is installed on a computer that is running ISA Server 2004 or ISA Server 2000
 


 

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