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  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Resources Update - January 22, 2007

    HIGHLIGHTS Windows OS is affected and needs to be updated either with a hotfix or via a manual registry update In case you’re interested in the hotfix for a product that is outside Mainstream Support, the per-hotfix price for Extended Support for DST hotfixes has been reduced substantially....
  • Blog Post: Producer for PowerPoint 2007 Beta Available

    Microsoft is pleased to announce that the beta version of Producer for PowerPoint 2007 is now available to customers on Microsoft’s Connect site! Microsoft is releasing this add-in because of the vocal requests we’ve been getting from customers deploying Office 2007. They wanted an updated version...
  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Update: "Step by Step" Support Webcast Training

    Updated DST Home Page Microsoft’s DST Home Page at http://www.microsoft.com/dst2007 has been updated to make it easier to filter out information you don’t need and help you focus on what you do need. The new “wizard” interface lets you pick your role and applicable products to give you targeted information...
  • Blog Post: Unified Communications Launch Events

    The Experience UC Launch events tour kicked off Oct. 16 th with the Worldwide event in San Francisco, and run through December. These free events will take place in cities across the country and will provide you with the chance to meet directly with Microsoft unified communications experts. These...
  • Blog Post: Technical Readiness for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 - June 7, 2007

    Information in this document, including URL and other Internet Web site references, is subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise noted, the example companies, organizations, products, domain names, e-mail addresses, logos, people, places and events depicted herein are fictitious, and no association...
  • Blog Post: Virtual PC 2007 Released

    Greetings, We are happy to announce the release of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 ! Virtual PC 2007 is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with...
  • Blog Post: High Priority Product Alert: Daylight Saving Time changes for the U.S. and Canada in 2007

    We would like to bring this important high product alert to your attention. Please share this information with your internal staff and customers as appropriate. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Blog Post: High Priority Product Alert: Entourage/DST2007 and Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Update 11.3.3

    We wanted to make sure you were aware of the release of Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Update 11.3.3 This release delivers a significant change to Entourage’s time zone support, including support for the new DST dates. Prior to this fix, events in the month of March 2007 (starting 3/11) were off...
  • Blog Post: DST Update: Exchange Calendar Update Tool Revised – February 21, 2007

    The DST 2007 and Exchange product group have released an updated version of the Exchange Calendar Update Tool: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=930879 . Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A9336886-4B28-4010-9416-36D38429438D&displaylang=en ...
  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Update: Entourage 2004 and MAC OS X

    Below are the important points in this regard: 1. Apple made changes in their Mac OS X (in 10.4.6: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303411 , look under 'Other' section) so that their OS is aware of new DST 2007 changes 2. Entourage 2004 at that time wasn't updated/aware of those...
  • Blog Post: DST 2007: Exchange DST Tool (2/8/07) Released & OS DST Patch v2 Update

    Please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930879/ for the Exchange DST Tool. Version 2 of the OS DST patch ( KB931836 ) has been released . This update includes recent time zone updates which were not in the original release (e.g., Newfoundland, Tbilisi, Namibia, W. Australia, Tehran, Brasilia,...
  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Update: Support WebCast: The Impact of DST within the Enterprise 2/16/07

    There will be a webcast available on February 16 th that will cover the impact of DST 2007 on the enterprise. These events fill up quickly, so we recommend registering as soon as possible. Details on 2/16 DST Webcast: Support WebCast: The Impact of Daylight Saving Time within the Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Excel Services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfixes

    Microsoft has recently addressed an issue in Excel 2007 and Excel Services in Office SharePoint Server 2007 through the following hotfixes: · Excel 2007 hotfix package: October 3, 2007 ( KB 943075 ) · Excel Services in Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: October 3, 2007 ( KB 943076 )...
  • Blog Post: West Region HiEd Team

    Hello! This Page is specifically targeted to Higher Education Accounts in the West Region under the Management of the Account Team of Mark Bleakley, Shawn Ammons, and Shelly Sexton. I hope to post articles, events, and presentations that are relevant to the Western States,
  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Update: DST and Impact on PPC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0

    Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time (PocketPC) This is the Microsoft Mobile update to address DST related issues in 2007. 2/12/2007 Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time (Desktop Tool) This is the Microsoft Mobile update to address DST related issues...
  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Resources Update - ETA On Release of the Outlook and Exchange Rebasing Tools

    Here is an update on the ETA for the release of the Outlook/Exchange rebasing tools. The product group is targeting release for end of month (January 2007) for the OL rebasing tool. The Server based tool will follow shortly thereafter. No firm dates have been given, and the ETA on the release dates...
  • Blog Post: HIGH PRIORITY PRODUCT SUPPORT ALERT - MAINTENANCE PLAN CHANGES in SQL SERVER 2005 SP2

    Microsoft recently addressed an issue in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) which may impact customers using cleanup tasks in Maintenance Plans and SQL Server Integration Services packages . The issue is described in detail here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933508 . We have created a General Distribution...
  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Technical Support Resources

    Customer service and technical support teams and support at no-charge (available for products in mainstream and extended support only). - Customers can call their local Microsoft Support number. In the US: 1-800-642-7676. Daily technical chat rooms hosted by over 50 technical DST experts from...
  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Update: Windows Mobile PPC 2003/2005 and Smartphone 5.0 Patches Released

    Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time (PocketPC) This is the Microsoft Mobile update to address DST related issues in 2007. 2/12/2007 Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time (Desktop Tool) This is the Microsoft Mobile update to address DST related issues...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Releases to Manufacture

    We know that many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM bits. And to that end, we have some good news. We are pleased to announce that – while broad RTW availability is still scheduled for March – the SP1 Update RTM bits are available now to TechNet subscribers...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Labs Added to Live@edu Services

    Microsoft just added no-cost Microsoft Exchange Labs e-mail for students and alumni to its Live@edu online communication and collaboration applications tailored for educational institutions. Live@edu with Exchange Labs gives students and alumni access to a reliable and security-enhanced e-mail...
  • Blog Post: Support WebCast: Deploying Microsoft Windows 2000 Updates for daylight saving time (DST) changes for worldwide use - January 18, 2007 10am PST

    Folks, There will be a webcast provided for DST changes on Windows 2000. This may be very beneficial to our customers who will be applying the manual fixes for Windows 2000 per - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387 ----------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Blog Post: DST 2007 Update: Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool Released - February 1, 2007

    DST 2007 Update: Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool Released - February 1, 2007 Here is the latest news released today: · For those of you that may be struggling with creating patches for Windows 2000. You can now purchase the Extended DST Patches for one single price and this may be accomplished...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 Released

    SQL Server 2005 SP2 Now Available Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) enables SQL Server 2005 customers to take advantage of the enhancements within Windows Vista and the 2007 Office system. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/downloads/servicepacks/sp2.mspx