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News 

Microsoft outlines pricing, packaging and licensing for Windows Server 2008, Including the new Microsoft Hyper-V Server product.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12HyperVPR.mspx

 

Microsoft announces new virtualization offerings, Windows Server 2008 details, System Center product availability at TechEd IT Forum 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12ITForumPR.mspx

 

Solution Accelerators

Take the guesswork out of your deployments. Use these tested and proven automation tools and guides to assess your network and confidently roll out new services employing architectures with baked-in security and manageability.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/default.aspx

 

The TechNet Team have launched Technet Edge, a new community site where IT professionals can go to get the inside scoop on the latest and greatest technologies.

http://edge.technet.com/Default.aspx

 

Introducing Microsoft Search Server 2008

http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserver/default.aspx

A successful enterprise search solution gives users efficient access to unstructured data, structured information, and expertise. It helps keep sensitive information secure; is easy to set up, administer, and manage; leaves room for scalability; and allows you to customize and extend your search experience. Search doesn’t have to be complicated. You can deliver it to your organization quickly and easily with Microsoft Search Server 2008

A successful enterprise search solution gives users efficient access to unstructured data, structured information, and expertise. It helps keep sensitive information secure; is easy to set up, administer, and manage; leaves room for scalability; and allows you to customize and extend your search experience. Search doesn’t have to be complicated. You can deliver it to your organization quickly and easily with Microsoft Search Server 2008

Download the Express Edition Free: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserverexpress/download.aspx

 

Microsoft Unveils Windows HPC Server 2008

The first public beta of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, a server operating system and tools designed for the fast-growing high performance computing (HPC) market has been released.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/ccs/hpcplus.aspx


 

Documents

Infrastructure Planning and Design

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c%26DisplayLang%3den


Planning a Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Deployment

This content provides an introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2007 and practical guidance for planning a VMM deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=15&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d3e674bc0-bb85-47ae-b73d-f5bc515f1006%26DisplayLang%3den

 

Installing and Configuring Virtual Machine Manager 2007

This content provides information about installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), with all VMM components installed on a single computer or with each VMM component installed on separate computers. This content also provides step-by-step instructions for uninstalling VMM and reinstalling VMM with a database retained from a previous installation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=23&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d8b09bc46-1a34-450b-86f3-a574602b6450%26DisplayLang%3den

 

Windows HPC Server 2008 Technical Overview

Read about benefits and features of Windows HPC Server 2008, the successor to Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=25&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d7a4544f0-81f2-4778-8a59-35c43ba49875%26DisplayLang%3den

 

Windows Server 2008 Developer Story 

An executable containing the Windows Server 2008 Developer Story
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=31&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d056bb5f7-65ff-4c42-bdae-65754d96b021%26DisplayLang%3den

 

Line of Business Client Application Compatibility Testing at Microsoft

Provides an overview of the Microsoft IT Client Application Compatibility Testing Program.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=50&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3da24c396c-69ec-45ca-aed6-d5ec038dfd76%26DisplayLang%3den

 

Downloads

System Center Trial Software

Evaluate the capabilities of the Microsoft System Center family of products with these downloadable trial and Beta software versions:

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/evaluation/trial/default.mspx

 

Microsoft Deployment

Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. Microsoft Deployment provides detailed guidance and job aids for every organizational role involved with large-scale deployment projects.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89%26DisplayLang%3den

 

Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP

Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP introduces several significant features to Windows PowerShell 1.0 that extends its use, improves its usability, and allows you to control and manage the Windows environment more easily and comprehensively.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d60deac2b-975b-41e6-9fa0-c2fd6aa6bc89%26DisplayLang%3den

 

FastCGI Extension

The FastCGI Extension for Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 enables popular application frameworks (such as PHP) to be hosted on the IIS web server in a high-performance and reliable way.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d2d481579-9a7c-4632-b6e6-dee9097f9dc5%26DisplayLang%3den

 

Using Visual Studio Team System 2005 to Measure Software Code Stability at Microsoft

MS IT partnered with Microsoft Research to create a Visual Studio Team System 2005 extension that counts lines of code and predicts system defects
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=13&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d5af387c5-55c7-4bb1-97cd-e3f742de99da%26DisplayLang%3den

 

Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Feature Pack 1 Evaluation Edition

Microsoft® Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) 2007 Feature Pack 1 (FP1) brings together smart card, certificate management, and synchronization, metadirectory, and user provisioning into one solution that works across Windows and other enterprise systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=18&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dee7233d8-b3c9-4bf5-a232-7abc58c9940a%26DisplayLang%3den

 

UI Automation Specification

This download contains the Community Promise Specification for UI Automation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=21&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3da1fe1066-bf4f-44fc-834b-676b311e83a2%26DisplayLang%3den

 


Events/WebCasts

Client Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Level 300)

In this session, we begin with a look at some customer challenges and explain our vision for client monitoring. Next, we discuss features like Agentless Exception Monitoring, Aggregated Client Monitoring, and Critical Client Monitoring. We wrap up this session with a look at the management packs we are delivering specifically for client monitoring.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844525

Get Ready for Microsoft Virtualization Technologies with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator

Start your planning cycle right with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator. This automation tool provides a quick way to assess the right technologies for your virtualization and server consolidation needs through a network inventory of servers, workloads, applications, and clients and the generation of assessment reports and proposals.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844526


MCP Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (Session 1)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 7:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761997

MCP Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (Session 2)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761998

 

Momentum Webcast: Windows Server 2008: Built for the Web and Virtualization (Level 100)

Monday, December 10, 2007 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761999

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Windows Server 2008 with Server Manager (Level 200)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7762000

 

IT Manager Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Creating a Single-Sign On Payroll Experience using Active Directory Federation Services (Level 100)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7762001


On-Demand Microsoft IT Webcasts for IT Managers

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7281008

 

On-Demand Microsoft IT Webcasts for IT Pros

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7281009

Live Webcasts:
Full list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx

Interactive Webcast Calendar

The interactive calendar will help you quickly find live webcasts that fit your schedule as well as on-demand webcasts to view at your convenience. You can choose your time zone and filter this list by audience, webcast series, product or topic, and presenter.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/calendar/monthview.aspx

Monthly Archived Webcasts:
http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/library/default.mspx

New KB's 

The preview function in Windows Movie Maker does not work on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943592

 

How the Windows Firewall exception settings in the Group Policy administrative template work together with the Windows Firewall Control Panel program in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942965

 

Changes are not saved to an XPS document on a Windows Vista-based computer when you print to the XPS Document Writer, and you use the same file name as an open XPS document

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943481

 

How to configure PEAPv0 to reduce potential risks against "man-in-the-middle" and password-based attacks when you use authentication servers in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941123

 

Error message when you try to download updates from Windows Update on a computer that is running Windows Vista: "Error 0x80070003 The system cannot find the path specified"

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942967

 

An item that you copy to a Windows Vista desktop does not appear on the desktop even though it appears in the Desktop folder

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943805

 

Installation of Windows Vista language pack from Windows Update fails

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942903

 

An exclamation mark (!) may appear next to a USB device in Device Manager after you resume a Windows Vista-based portable computer from standby (S3)

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942732

 

The "Turn off display" option does not work correctly on a Tablet PC that is running Windows Vista if you set a programmable button that is associated with the "Press and hold" list

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943397

 

Stop error when you try to download updates from Windows Update on a computer that is running Windows Vista: "0x80070246"

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942968

 

You are prompted to provide your administrative credentials when you try to open a Systems Management Server (SMS)-based item in Control Panel on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942493

 

The date displays incorrectly in the Windows Calendar Sidebar gadget on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943544

 

Event ID 1801 may be logged in the System log on a computer that is running Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942972

 

An application does not function correctly if you click Cancel during a scan operation when you use the Windows Image Acquisition scanner in an application on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943300

 

Security rules for Windows Firewall and for IPsec-based connections in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942957

 

The audio from a USB speaker is distorted after you connect an additional USB device to a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943599

 

The "netsh advfirewall consec" command does not preserve the order of the authentication methods that are specified in a connection security rule on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942963

 

How to add a computer or a device to a wireless network by using the Add a PC Wizard in Windows Live OneCare

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943764

 

After you install Windows Live OneCare, you cannot connect to the Internet

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943767

 

A program or service that requires network or internet connectivity does not work as expected after you install Windows Live OneCare

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943768

 

You may be unable to connect to the Internet from other computers after you use Windows Live OneCare to help secure a wireless network

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943762

 

How to use Windows Live OneCare to help make a wireless network more secure

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943763

 

You cannot print to a shared printer after you install Windows Live OneCare

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943765

 

How to delete a Windows Live OneCare Backup file

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943904

 

Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936929

 

Batch files for which you create a hash rules do not work on a Windows XP-based client computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943854

 

When you use HSM software to manage files on a network, you cannot open a network-shared file that was created on a Windows XP-based computer when you work offline

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936071

 

Error message after you try to access a mapped network drive when you work offline on a Windows XP-based computer: "Drive_Letter:\ is not accessible"

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937357

 

How to use the LPMTool.exe tool for Windows XP Home Edition for Prepaid Computers and for Windows XP Home Edition for Subscription Computers

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943311

 

A hotfix that addresses changes to daylight saving time in 2007 is available for Windows Services for UNIX and for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942878

 

An update that addresses the change to daylight saving time in 2007 is available for Windows Server 2003 R2-based computers and for Windows Vista-based computers that are running Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942894

 

Error message when you back up files to a storage device by using the Backup and Restore Center on a Windows Vista-based computer that has the Turkish Language Pack installed: "Backup could not complete successfully"

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944268

 

Windows Live Photo Gallery does not recognize a redirected folder and continues to use the original Pictures folder

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944277

 

You receive an error message when you try to activate Windows Vista on a computer that was obtained from an OEM

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942962

 

You cannot download an album from Windows Live Spaces immediately after you install Windows Live Photo Gallery

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944278

 

You do not have access to folders or to files after you upgrade the computer to Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942970

 

The TV screen appears as solid green or as blocky pixels when you use Windows Media Center to watch HDTV content on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943195

 

On a Windows Vista-based computer, the BeforeNavigate2 event is not triggered as expected when you move to a non-standard link

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943112

 

Windows Media Center stops responding when you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from hibernation

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938929

 

On a Windows Vista-based computer, you are prompted to enter your user credentials when you use Internet Explorer to access files on a WebDAV site

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941890

 

On a Windows Vista-based client computer, you cannot obtain an IP address or options from the DHCP server

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942971

 

FIX: Internet Explorer crashes if it tries to display malformed HTML content on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942554

 

FIX: Internet Explorer may crash when you point to a box on a Web page on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943651

 

You cannot back up encrypted files by using Windows Live OneCare

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943901

 

How to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista when Windows Live OneCare 2.0 installed the computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943902

 

How to use Windows Live OneCare to stop programs from starting automatically when you start a computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943905

 

On a Windows XP-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, new settings for the Windows Error Reporting tool do not appear on the user interface

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943308

 

A computer that is running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 unexpectedly enters standby or hibernation when you operate a digitizer device or a touchscreen device

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943856

 

Winsock error message when you use a program that tries to bind to TCP network ports on a Windows-based computer: "WSAEADDRINUSE (10048)"

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943710

 

You hear a beep sound when you change the selection in a classic style ListView when the "Select" option for the system sound is set to "None" in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944150

 

The connection fails on a Windows Vista-based computer when you try to communicate with another computer through an IPsec tunnel-mode connection

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944335

 

The file transfer from the attached devices to the system internal hard disk cannot be completed on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944020

 

The volume label of the storage media is not updated and the AutoPlay dialog box is not displayed after you insert the storage media into a removable drive on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943632

 

You cannot cancel changes that you make on the Camera Control tab or on the Video Proc Amp tab of the Properties dialog box of a webcam that is connected to a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943634

 

Audio may be much louder when you play an alternative audio source than when you play a DVD movie in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944732

 

You do not hear any sound in Windows Media Player 11 when you connect speakers or headphones to an audio jack

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944490

 

FIX: The Web administration page in Windows Media Services 9 Series cannot open the Web Help file

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940667

 

After you connect a Windows XP-based computer to the Routing and Remote Access Services server through a virtual private network (VPN) connection, the computer cannot establish more than 32 static routes

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943378

 

After you migrate a global group to another domain, the name of the original global group is not displayed correctly when you use a Windows XP-based client computer to add that group to a group DACL

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=887601

 

PS/2 devices may not function when a Windows Vista-based computer that uses the hybrid sleep feature resumes power after a power loss

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944528

 

When a Windows Vista-based computer is awakened from sleep by a magic packet, and the WakeOnLAN feature is enabled, the computer's desktop is displayed unexpectedly

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944529

 

A Windows Vista-based computer that has an XPS printer driver installed may not print certain colors in a PowerPoint slide presentation

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944798

 

You cannot access a CD or DVD disc on a shared optical drive after you replace one disc with another on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944961

 

Messages may not be displayed correctly in the notification area on a computer that is running the Hebrew or Arabic version of Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943826

 

When you try to send a fax by using Windows Fax and Scan in the Simplified Chinese version of Windows Vista, the Chinese characters on the cover page may appear as squares

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944155

 

You cannot use Verizon FiOS products at their full speed on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939006

 

FIX: Windows Vista appears to stop responding during the device initialization phase when you start Windows for the first time

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939210

 

Detection and deployment guidance for the November 13, 2007 security release

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945009

 

An update package for the Japanese postal code dictionary in Japanese Input Method Editor is now available for Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944023

 

Error message on a Windows Vista-based computer when you try to burn a file to a writable DVD: "There was an error burning this disc. The disc might no longer be usable"

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944500

 

Windows Vista does not recognize an external USB optical disc drive when you reconnect the USB optical disc drive to the computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944292

 

An IEEE 1394 device cannot unload from Device Manager on a Windows Vista-based computer when you unplug the IEEE 1394 device from an IEEE 1394 standard-based external hub

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944151

 

You cannot use the Connection Manager tool to update the phone book on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939214

 

FIX: The WSAStringToAddress function returns a correct value when you pass an invalid address string to the function on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943515

 

FIX: You cannot set the height of the License Acquisition dialog box as large as you want to in Windows Media Player 11

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942264

 

Windows Media Player cannot load the content from certain URLs after you enable the "Use proxy settings of the Web browser" option

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944110

 

Error message when you connect a Windows XP-based computer that has security update 835732 installed to a computer that is running Internet Information Services (IIS): "403.13 Client Certificate Revoked"

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=842735

 

A Windows XP-based computer stops responding when you try to shut down the computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884882

 

You may be unable to print a job after you install the .NET Framework 3.0 or  the XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack on a Windows XP SP2-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944203

 

Error message when WMI queries against the CIM_DataFile class after you log on to a Windows XP SP2-based computer by using a non-administrative user account: "SWbemServicesEx: Access denied"

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943828

 

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