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May, 2009

  • Download the new TechNet Widget

    Download the new TechNet Widget and you’ll be “in the know” real-time about the latest from Microsoft TechNet - breaking news, videos, webcasts, podcasts and TechNet Magazine highlights. To get the TechNet Widget for your Blog 1. Embed the...
  • New version of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7

    Windows Easy Transfer--the utility for moving files, user accounts, and application settings from existing PCs running Windows XP and Windows Vista to a new PC--has been improved for Windows 7. The key changes are around the user interface enhancements...
  • Be an expert: Windows 7 Learning Portal

    Check out the new Windows 7 Learning Portal to get the specific skills and knowledge you need to quickly become an expert on Windows 7. You’ll find a wide variety of Microsoft training, books, and certifications, plus free Learning Snacks videos around...
  • Server Quest Contest - Geek Games open for public voting

    Voting for the contest ends Sunday, May 24, 2009. Go explore orbit via rocketship, escape zombies or launch your boss as you test out the 16 different Silverlight games vying for the $5,000 top prize in Server Quest II . More to come, Mitch ...
  • Get the Free Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 capacity planning tool

    Quickly understand what hardware, architecture, and configuration settings will produce recommended system performance and message throughput results for comprehensive protection of your Exchange Servers. Download the free Forefront Security for Exchange...
  • Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and .NET FX 4.0 Beta 1 released

    Microsoft has released Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 and it’s now time for customer feedback. MSDN subscribers can download the Beta today . For the rest of you, the Beta will be publicly available tomorrow. For more on how to get the beta...
  • Test Drive System Center Service Manager

    Check out the hosted virtual machine environment built for you to test drive System Center Service Manager . The version of Service Manager hosted in this virtual environment is the "CTP2" version which has only been released to TAP customers/partners...
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 CTP released

    Based on Windows Server 2008 R2, the Community Technical Preview (CTP) of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 is a preliminary release, allowing an early preview of planned functionality for HPC Server 2008 R2. Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 is an integrated x64-bit...
  • Going beyond search: Introducing Bing

    Microsoft today took the wraps off Bing, the new search (scratch that!) decision engine, which takes a new approach to the user experience by offering intuitive tools to help customers accomplish tasks and make smart decisions. The new service, will begin...
  • See the digital edition of TechNet Magazine

    Check out the digital edition of TechNet Magazine , an exact digital copy of the print edition, but with added features that allow you to click on underlined areas to send an email or visit a website. You can access and search across all available issues...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 RC now available for immediate download

    Windows Server 2008 R2 RC includes several new capabilities, such as File Classification Infrastructure (FCI), a built-in solution for file classification and management. In addition, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V now gives customers the ability to scale...
  • Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab

    Download the step-by-step guide for setting up a test lab to demonstrate DirectAccess with a simulated Internet, intranet, and home network. DirectAccess is a new feature in the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems that enables remote...
  • New SharePoint site launches today

    The brand new SharePoint Server 2007 website is now live. First off, the site is powered by MOSS and takes advantage of the publishing feature and list driven content, which allows the SharePoint team to more quickly publish news, events, demos, and webcasts...
  • “Geneva” Beta 2 now available

    Microsoft has release the beta 2 of the claims-based user access platform code named “Geneva.” “Geneva” includes three components for enabling claims-based access: · "Geneva" Server security token service (STS) supports the WS-Trust, WS-Federation...
  • Download the Windows the 7 Upgrade Advisor beta

    Want a quick way to check if you PC can run Windows 7? In general, if your PC can run Windows Vista, it can run Windows 7. But if you're not running Windows Vista, or are just not sure if your system is ready to run Windows 7, download the Windows...
  • Important Information on SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2

    The SharePoint team has discovered a bug with Service Pack 2 (SP2) that affects all customers that have deployed it for SharePoint Server 2007. During the installation of SP2, a product expiration date is improperly activated. This means SharePoint will...
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 available for download

    Service Pack 2, the latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista is now available for public download . SP2 supports new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards, includes all of the updates that have been delivered since...
  • Download the Service Level Dashboard 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

    The Service Level Dashboard Management Pack 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 assists you in tracking, managing, and reporting on your line-of-business (LOB) application service levels. It displays a list of applications and their performance...
  • New: A mobile-friendly TechNet Flash experience

    Do you frequently open the TechNet Flash newsletter , along with other e-mail, via your mobile phone? Check out our new mobile-friendly format , giving you a cleaner experience on your mobile device. Going forward, just click the TechNet Flash Mobile...
  • Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Release Candidate

    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer that...
  • What’s new from Windows Sysinternals

    Check out these updated utilities from the Sysinternals team: · Autoruns v9.5 This update to Autoruns, a powerful autostart manager, adds display of audio and video codecs, which are gaining popularity as an extension mechanism used by malware...
  • Mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7

    Download the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5 to help you identify which applications are compatible with the Windows 7 RC and Windows Vista operating system and which require further testing. ACT can help lower your costs for application...
  • Evaluate System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

    You can now download the evaluation version Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 , which delivers end-to-end service management of applications and IT services running across the Windows, UNIX and Linux servers in your datacenter. Microsoft...
  • Take the Business Intelligence Survey, enter to win a Zune

    Take the Thinking Bigger About Business Intelligence Survey and enter to win a Zune. Take a few minutes to tell us about how your company is Thinking Bigger About Business Intelligence and enter the drawing so you could win one of twenty Microsoft Zunes...
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 RTMs

    Windows Storage Server 2008 (WSS08), built upon Windows Server 2008, has been released to our OEM partners to build the great new capabilities into their storage appliances. New features include file de-duplication and an iSCSI software target for unified...