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January 2008 - Technical Rollup Mail - Platforms

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News

 

Windows Server 2008 RC1

Windows Server 2008, which is scheduled to release to manufacturing (RTM) by the Feb 27 launch event, has reached the RC1 milestone and is available for customers to download. With RC1, Microsoft is enhancing Group Policy with Group Policy Preferences, formerly known as PolicyMaker Standard Edition and Policy Share Manager. As the code approaches final signoff, RC1 is one of the last opportunities for customers and partners to evaluate it and provide feedback. So far, more than 1.8 million customers have obtained Windows Server 2008 evaluation code.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/dec07/12-05WS08RC1PR.mspx

 

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V beta ships early to customers and partners.

Customers and partners today can download Windows Server 2008 RC1 Enterprise with the beta version of Hyper-V to evaluate the new technology, test applications and plan future consolidation, business continuity and high-availability projects.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/dec07/12-13EarlyBetaPR.mspx

New Beta: Introducing Microsoft Assessment and Planning for Windows Server 2008

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) solution accelerator is the next release of Windows Vista Hardware Assessment. It offers agent-less inventory and assessment and actionable recommendations for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Virtualization, Terminal Services, SoftGrid, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Vista, and the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Join the Beta and take a test drive today.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7949035   

 

Microsoft Unveils Windows HPC Server 2008

Windows HPC Server 2008, the successor to Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003, is based on the Windows Server 2008 operating system and is designed to increase productivity, scalability, and manageability. For more on the increased performance, see Microsoft Rainier Cluster with Windows HPC Server 2008 Delivers 11.75 TFlops and Tops Previous Linpack Benchmark Using the Same Hardware.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7949036

 

Documents

 

Windows Vista SP1 Guides for IT Professionals

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e71f0083-1013-4f9c-a3f9-c56e7120a5e9&DisplayLang=en

 

Release Notes for Windows Vista SP1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b5b681f5-f366-4ad2-ba10-6a7d209de7bd&DisplayLang=en

 

Windows Server 2008 Developer Story

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=056bb5f7-65ff-4c42-bdae-65754d96b021&DisplayLang=en

 

Downloads

 

Windows 2008 Release Candidate Evaluation Software

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/audsel.mspx

 

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC Public availability Program

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9de6260e-4275-482d-9524-de850c4dd91c&DisplayLang=en

 

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC - 5 Language Standalone Package

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2fa54665-7716-47d9-b9b7-5cfdf71198cb&DisplayLang=en

 

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC for x64 Based Editions - 5 Language Standalone package

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=88128a77-6107-46df-89d8-b93c248496e3&DisplayLang=en

 

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC1 for x64 Based Editions - All language Standalone packages

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c21c3978-3b7d-4d64-873b-3c9d26982d7a&DisplayLang=en

 

Update for Windows Vista (KB943899)

This is a reliability update. This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Vista

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a23e4401-74b7-4987-96ab-86735f718a8e&DisplayLang=en

Free Download of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007

Download and test drive Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 to maximize IT resources.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7949072

 

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download

Windows XP SP3 will be a rollup that includes all previously released updates for Windows XP, including security updates, out-of-band releases and hotfixes. It contains a small number of new updates, but should not significantly change the Windows XP experience.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7991617  

 

Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) Version 3.5

This tool is designed to help organisations discover areas of security risk in their IT infrastructure. Detailed assessment reports, guidance and best practice is provided to help companies prioritise and mitigate identified security risks.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7991614

 

Service Pack 1 released for 2007 Microsoft Office system

The 2007 Microsoft Office system Service Pack 1 was released on 11 December 2007 and addresses the issues of most concern to customers across the whole Office system. SP1 fixes the leading causes of crashes in each Office application and deploys key fixes and enhancements to make the 2007 Office system even more stable, reliable and easy to use. There is a white paper that fully details the improvements and benefits in Service Pack 1 here and you can download it for yourself from here.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7991615

 

Events/WebCasts

 

MSDN: Windows Server 2008 for developers

Windows Server 2008 will be launched in Q1 2008.  Come and learn what’s new in this release for developers

Date: 17/01/2008 13:30 - 16:15 GMT

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032358000&culture=en-GB

Date: 23/01/2008 18:30 - 21:20 GMT

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032357994&culture=en-GB

Date: 24/01/2008 09:30 - 12:15 GMT

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032357996&culture=en-GB

 

TechNet Webcast: Practical Active Directory Delegation (Level 300)

Friday, January 11, 2008 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7964887  

 

Windows HPC Server 2008 - New and Advanced Features

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7964888

 

Windows HPC Server 2008 - New and Advanced Features

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7964889

 

IT Manager Webcast: Introduction to the Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation Option (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7964890

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Compare (Part 1 of 6): Reliability in Windows and Linux(Level 200)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7964891

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Compare (Part 2 of 6): Supporting Linux Users in a Windows Environment (Level 200)

Friday, January 25, 2008 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7964892

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT is Improving Network Performance with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7964893

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Compare (Part 3 of 6): IIS 7.0 vs. Apache (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7964894

 

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 

 

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943509

Description of the Jet 4.0 Database Engine hotfix package for Windows XP SP2, for Windows Server 2003 SP1, for Windows Server 2003 SP2, and for Windows Vista: October 23, 2007


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944960

Error message when you try to install a WSD printer on a Windows Vista-based computer after the first installation attempt fails: "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000643)"


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945713

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD) could allow information disclosure


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944917

Windows Vista uses the profile path that is defined on the Terminal Services Profile tab instead of on the Profile tab when a user logs on to a Windows Vista-based client computer by using a Remote Desktop session


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944799

The "wake on ring" feature still wakes a Windows Vista-based computer when you set an HD audio controller not to wake the computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945360

A USB 2.0 device that is attached to a USB 2.0 hub may stop working correctly in Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945538

Error message when you try to print an .xps document in Windows Vista or in Windows XP: "An error occurred in the application you were using"


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945184

The Rasdial API may free the same memory two times and the dial-up application stops responding on a multiprocessor computer that is running Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945681

System restore points and shadow copies of files are missing after you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945435

You experience a long delay when you try to access to a WebDAV share for the first time on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945125

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


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944995

Error message when you migrate user data to a new Windows Vista computer: “An error occurred in the Handwriting recognition personalization tool”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944997

Recognizer training is not triggered in the Windows Vista handwriting recognition personalization tool after you enter 50 sentences


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943253

You notice timing jitter and clock drift when you perform an editing operation or a playback operation on a MIDI audio device in Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943242

MIDI notes are played in the wrong order when you perform a capture operation on a MIDI audio device in Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944240

An application that sends an IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_COMMAND request to a Secure Digital (SD) card receives an error message on a 64-bit version of Windows Vista: "ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED"


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943974

The "chkdsk /r" command and the "chkdsk /f" command take a long time to run on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936332

How to obtain information about hotfixes and security updates that are included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944515

An application returns incorrect values for the conversion mode and for the sentence mode of an Input Method Editor (IME) on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942392

On a Windows Vista-based computer, you cannot access certain directories on a Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) server


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943504

FIX: Internet Explorer in Windows CE .NET 4.2 deletes cached content if program memory is low


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943505

FIX: Internet Explorer in Windows CE 5.0 may delete cached content if program memory is low


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944046

FIX: The memory load increases, and the operating system runs out of memory after you execute an application that uses an EDB database on a Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945852

Buttons are missing after you upgrade from MSN Toolbar to Windows Live Toolbar


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942423

FIX: You cannot play Windows Media content that is encoded by using the VC1 codec in Windows XP, in Windows Server 2003, or in Windows 2000


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943663

How to manually update the time zone definition in Windows SharePoint Services for the Venezuela time zone change


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945463

Windows Server 2003 does not issue security event 523 even though the WarningLevel registry entry is configured


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945410

A Windows Server 2003-based computer may stop responding when many connections are created and then disconnected if IPsec is configured


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942909

On a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer, a POSIX application that calls the Sleep function does not work correctly if the system clock is changed during the sleep interval


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943443

FIX: An access violation may occur when you use the 64-bit version of the DV Video Encoder filter in a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 or of Windows XP


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944904

Error message on a Windows XP-based computer when you work with a network share: "STOP: 0x000000C2 BAD_POOL_CALLER"


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945454

USB devices may not work after your computer resumes from standby in Windows XP on Lenovo portable computers


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944781

When you use a drag-and-drop operation to move or to copy an Outlook e-mail message on a Windows XP SP2-based computer, the operation fails without any notification
 

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943991

After you update a storage driver, you may be prompted to reactivate Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945145

On a Windows Vista-based computer, you may be prompted for your passport credentials every time that you try to access documents on a WebDAV site from a new workspace


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942763

December 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938716

You may be unable to save a file in a Microsoft Office program on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943719

IP networking over the IEEE 1394 bus is not supported in Windows Vista and in all later versions of Windows


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944996

A word still has an "Add" option after you add the word to the dictionary by using the Windows Vista Tablet PC Input Panel


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944998

When you change the theme on a Windows Vista Tablet PC, the "Handwriting recognition personalization" tool becomes distorted


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945149

Graphics performance can be improved in certain multiple-GPU scenarios on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945011

System icons may not appear in the notification area on a Windows Vista-based computer until you restart the computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945122

User profiles are unexpectedly deleted after you configure the "Delete user profiles older than a specified number of days on system restart" Group Policy setting on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943243

FIX: Kerberos authentication may fail on a Windows CE 5.0-based device


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945741

You may receive a "Cannot connect to the Windows Live ID service" error message when you sign-in to Windows Live Family Safety


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945359

Metadata that is assigned to a photo in Windows Live Photo Gallery is not visible in the Windows Explorer Properties dialog box in Windows XP


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945396

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 services that were previously removed are restored after you restore the system state on a Windows Server 2008-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945330

An application that uses the CDOSYS library or the System.Web.Mail namespace in a non-English version of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 may receive a corrupted error message


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940569

On a computer that has Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 installed, an application receives an incorrect value for the identity column from a SQL Server 2005 database


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944971

A Cluster node may lose an MNS quorum, and the Cluster service may stop on a Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943809

Event 1164 is logged when a disk or a mount point is mounted in a Windows Server 2003 cluster that uses a Majority Node Set (MNS) quorum


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943875

Authorization Manager in Windows Server 2003 cannot add roles from other domains in the forest after security update 926122 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 is installed


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944195

Error message when you use a mobile device to access an ASP.NET Web site that is hosted in IIS 6.0: "HTTP 400 - Bad Request"


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938863

Name resolution may fail on a Windows Server 2003 DNS server if conditional forwarding is configured and if records have different TTL values


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944762

Event ID 14079 is logged every 49.7 days on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that is running ISA Server 2004


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942004

A Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition-based computer does not automatically restart as expected after the .crash command is executed to generate a dump file


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942840

You may experience slow Web browser performance when you iew a Web page that uses JScript in Internet Explorer on a Windows Server 2003-based computer or on a Windows XP-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945222

On a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer, you cannot access the correct DFS share after information about the link target is updated


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939850

After you use a smart card to unlock a Windows XP-based computer, you are prompted for authentication when you access resources that require NTLM authentication


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944939

The first logon to a Windows XP-based computer through terminal services is not denied even though the user is not a member of the Remote Desktop Users group


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=931618

The two sides of an audio call may not hear one another on a Windows XP-based computer that has Communicator installed


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944507

Error code when you try to update end-user-defined character (EUDC) TrueType fonts on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 -based computer: "1224:ERROR_USER_MAPPED_FILE"


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945551

Video series information is lost when you update your Zune 30GB device to the v2 software

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