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September, 2009

  • Optimize your PHP Web Sites with the Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta

    Microsoft just announced the Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta , a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server. Once the Windows Cache Extension for PHP is enabled and loaded by the PHP...
  • Now Available: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 MPSRPT Tool

    The System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool is now available to gather critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. Download the MPS Reporting Tool here . ...
  • Support lifecycle changes for Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003

    Extended Support for Windows 2000 Server will end on July 13, 2010. At this time, Windows 2000 Server will no longer be publicly supported. You will be able to continue using Self-Help Online Support. Also on July 13, 2010, Windows Server 2003 and...
  • Get the updated Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization and System Center

    The Solution Accelerators team has announced the availability of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Virtualization updated for Windows Server 2008 R2, which can help customers start their planning and deployment process for virtualization...
  • Get six new IIS Extensions plus Web Platform Installer 2.0

    Microsoft has rolled out updates to six Internet Information Services (IIS) Extensions. Three are still in beta while three are released to the Web (RTW). Here’s the rundown: IIS Application Request Routing 2.0 RC adds support to enhance disk...
  • Download the MAP Toolkit for IBM Virtualized Servers

    The Solution Accelerators team has just released a version of its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit for IBM server virtualization hardware, including the IBM System x and BladeCenter, to help customers deploy Hyper-V virtualization more...
  • Sign up for early notification about the Office 2010 and Office Web Apps Beta

    Microsoft yesterday announced that a limited number of invitation-only participants received access to lightweight versions of Microsoft Office applications via the Web as part of the Microsoft Office Web Apps Technical Preview program. Individually,...
  • New site for IT professionals: “Because it’s everybody’s business”

    Microsoft has launched a new site for IT pros, Because it’s everbody’s business , focusing on how Microsoft customers can leverage the latest products and technologies to control IT costs while maintaining agility and flexibility. There you will find...
  • See early adopters speak out on business value on September 29

    This is reminder to tune in to The New Efficiency event on September 29, from 9-10:30 AM Pacific Time to see how the soon-to-be released software is already meeting cost and productivity challenges for some early adopters. With Windows 7, Windows Server...
  • Announcing WebsiteSpark for Web Pros and Web PI 2.0 RTM

    Small Web developers and designers now have a great new resource in WebsiteSpark , our new program providing software, support and, coming soon, a marketplace to help you grow your business. Web companies with 10 or fewer employees can qualify for the...
  • Download a special 90-Day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise

    Brought to you by the Springboard Series, this special 90-day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise is now available to help you test and evaluate the final released to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 Enterprise. Designed specifically for IT professionals...
  • Pre-register for the Microsoft Project 2010 beta

    Microsoft yesterday announced that Microsoft Project 2010 beta will become available for testing later this fall, but you can now pre-register for the Microsoft Project 2010 beta . Microsoft will release three editions of Microsoft Project: Microsoft...
  • Now Available: IPD Guide for DirectAccess (Beta)

    It’s still in beta but the new Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess delivers guidance on some very cool new ways of connecting remotely. Download this guide to design a DirectAccess infrastructure. It’s an easy-to-follow, four-step...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2009

    The September 2009 Security Bulletin is now available. This bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued September 3, 2009. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin...
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Released

    Less than a month after the release candidate was unveiled, Microsoft has released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010, the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment. Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010...
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 now available for download

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the stand-alone hyper-visor that enables organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. Download the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and test out the new features such as live migration and expanded...
  • Mark your calendar: the launch begins on September 29th

    That’s right. We’re kicking off the Virtual Launch Event for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Forefront, and Microsoft System Center on September 29, 2009. Join us on at 9 AM (PST) for the start of The New Efficiency...
  • Updated utilities from Sysinternals

    The Sysinternals team recently rolled out two updates: Process Monitor v2.7 This update to Process Monitor, a system monitoring utility, adds a new option to the process tree dialog that direct it to show just the timeline for displayed events,...
  • New must-read docs for IT Pros

    With all the recent new downloads for preview versions of our upcoming software taking most of the news cycles, I felt it was time catch up on some of the great new documents that were made available within the last couple weeks. For quick reference...
  • Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in System Center Operations Manager 2007

    Support is now available for running Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Operations Manager 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. See the Knowledge Base article for management pack availability, known issues, and updates. More to come, ...
  • Get up to 25 percent off select Microsoft Certification exams

    If you are looking to get ahead, stand out in the crowd, pursue a new career in IT, move from one job role to another, or become indispensible in your existing role, Microsoft Certifications can help. Earning a certification not only helps you stay current...