News

Explaining Microsoft RemoteFX

Microsoft announced during its Desktop Virtualization Hour that Microsoft RemoteFX, a platform feature being developed for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will bring a rich, connected user experience to the virtual desktop market.

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2010/03/17/explaining-microsoft-remotefx.aspx

Dynamic Memory Coming To Hyper-V

What is Dynamic Memory? At a high level, Hyper-V Dynamic Memory is a memory management enhancement for Hyper-V designed for production use that enables customers to achieve higher consolidation/VM density ratios.

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2010/03/18/dynamic-memory-coming-to-hyper-v.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2010/03/25/dynamic-memory-coming-to-hyper-v-part-2.aspx

Desktop Virtualization Hour

Take a technical deep dive with resources, tools, and expert guidance for your Windows client infrastructure.What is the best migration path to Windows 7? What’s the best desktop management strategy for your company? Which virtualization solutions can save you time and money? Join us in this virtual event and learn how Microsoft can help you discover choices, preserve & extend your existing investments. Learn how Microsoft’s virtualization vision and technologies can help you.

http://www.desktopvirtualizationhour.com/

Tech·Ed 2010 - June 7-10, 2010

New Orleans, LA

Attend Tech·Ed 2010 and you will return to your office with the expertise only four days at Tech·Ed can offer. Learn about cutting edge trends to help make life easier while making personal connections with Microsoft experts and peers.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/techednorthamerica/

Windows Virtualization Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization

The World Simplified is a Virtual World

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld

The App-V Product Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/appv

The Official MDOP Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/mdop

Ask the Directory Services Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askds

Ask the Performance Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askperf

Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team

http://blogs.technet.com/networking

Ask the Core Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore

Ntdebugging Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging

The Hot Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/hot

Downloads

IE App Compat VHD

VPC Hard Disk Images for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions on Windows XP and Windows Vista

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=21eabb90-958f-4b64-b5f1-73d0a413c8ef

Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals

The Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals is a Microsoft Office Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective Windows 7 compatibility information. Compatibility information has been verified by either the software publisher or by the Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=890e522e-e39e-4278-aebc-186f81e29173

Terminal Services Deployment Guide

Deployment guide for Terminal Services for the Windows Server 2008 operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=13177173-c99c-4054-97ea-7ec7dd43ea6e

Planning Active Directory Forest Recovery

This guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory forest, if forest-wide failure has rendered all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning normally.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=326c8a7a-dcad-4333-9050-a6303ff3155c

Windows Server 2008 VHD

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=86fa1bda-763b-4a1b-8e88-426228ed5c81

Configuring and Troubleshooting Certification Authority Clustering in Windows Server 2008

This guide describes how to install, configure, and troubleshoot failover clustering with Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=15c75333-be26-4955-a32c-03077daf1631

Internet Explorer Platform Preview

Test drive the new Internet Explorer 9 Platform via the Internet Explorer Platform Preview

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6b5ed8f6-9bd4-4034-873a-ab6965e7c450

Common Engineering Criteria Program for Microsoft Server Products

Explains the motivation for the Common Engineering Criteria program, the process for establishing and delivering common engineering criteria, technical details about the requirements, and the compliance details of Microsoft server products.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=71e15135-bcaf-459c-8fb1-38aced971d6a

Events/Webcasts

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

Windows 7: Build Innovative Applications Using Familiar Tools

Webcasts, Videos, and Podcasts

Test drive Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and learn how to build a next-generation user interface. Also, see how you can create custom shell and driver components as well as applications from end to end.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnwindows7.aspx

Tech·Ed 2010 - June 7-10, 2010

New Orleans, LA

Attend Tech·Ed 2010 and you will return to your office with the expertise only four days at Tech·Ed can offer. Learn about cutting edge trends to help make life easier while making personal connections with Microsoft experts and peers.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/techednorthamerica/

App-V Video Series

Learn how to configure App-V; create, publish, and update virtual applications; and create and manage policies for virtual applicationss.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e0cca44a-f522-48c3-837f-85493b3734a9

Desktop Virtualization Hour

Take a technical deep dive with resources, tools, and expert guidance for your Windows client infrastructure.What is the best migration path to Windows 7? What’s the best desktop management strategy for your company? Which virtualization solutions can save you time and money? Join us in this virtual event and learn how Microsoft can help you discover choices, preserve & extend your existing investments. Learn how Microsoft’s virtualization vision and technologies can help you.

http://www.desktopvirtualizationhour.com/

TechNet Webcast: Capacity Planning and Sizing for Session Virtualization and VDI with RDS (Level 300)

Customers are increasingly looking at centralizing their users' desktops and applications as a way to lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) or to increase business agility. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and session virtualization (formerly Terminal Services) are two scenarios supported by Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, and both have different pros and cons from an IT professional's perspective. From a scalability and user-density standpoint, session virtualization looks like the clear winner, but just how many virtual desktops—or sessions—can you host on any given hardware? Attend this webcast to learn about Microsoft tests and tools to measure capacity and performance of your RDS deployments, so you arrive at the right planning and sizing conclusions. Presenter: Michael Kleef, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...

4/30/2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 4/30/2010 11:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: IT Decision Maker

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032447903&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Deploying a PKI Solution with Active Directory Certificate Services (Level 200)

Learn about the best practices for planning and deploying a public key infrastructure (PKI) solution with Active Directory Certificate Services. In this webcast, we cover the most common scenarios for using PKI and discuss what you must consider to reach the necessary assurance levels. PKI is often seen as something very complex and difficult; but with the right guidance, it does not have to be. Presenters: Brjann Brekkan, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Brian Komar, President, IdentIT Inc. Brjann Brekkan is a technical product manager for Identity and Access Management in the Microsoft Identity and Security Business group. Brjann manages content creation and product management for Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, Active Directory Domain Services, and Federation Services. Previously, he spent five years working for Microsoft in Sweden as an infrastructure technical product specialist. Brjann moved to Redmond with his family in January 2008. View other sessions from Active Directory: Learn the Basics and Master Advanced Concepts If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...

4/29/2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 4/29/2010 11:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

Primary Language: English

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032445998&culture=en-US

New KB's

Windows Client

Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: The "Meiryo Bold" font may be used on some Microsoft Input Method Editors (IME) User Interface components where the "Meiryo Regular" font is expected

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981584/EN-US

Windows Server

Windows Svr 2008 Datactr R2 AL: Add a fix to improve the logging capabilities of the Storport.sys driver to troubleshoot poor disk I/O performance in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978000/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Datactr R2 AL: Some users cannot view or print End-User-Defined Characters (EUDC) on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979580/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Dtctr AL: A Microsoft Office application crashes when you try to exit the application on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978244/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: Stop error message when you access shared files in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista: 0x00000044 or 0x000000CC

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977694/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: "The action 'Show Dependency Report' did not complete. " error message when you generate a dependency report in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978821/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: A Windows Server 2008 domain controller cannot allocate new ports when Server for NIS is running

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980027/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: You cannot run a TS RemoteApp application in Windows XP SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981477/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: An exclamation mark (!) may be displayed next to the smartcard reader in Device Manager after you start Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978977/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Windows Server 2008 R2 cannot be installed or started on a UEFI-enabled computer that has 1 TB or more of RAM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980598/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: The input or output stream is redirected incorrectly in a Korn shell

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981194/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: You do not receive data for a page file that is located on drive B in Performance Monitor

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981473/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: A physical disk resource may not come online on a cluster node in Win2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981475/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Error message when you try to install or start the Network Policy Server role service in Windows Server 2008 R2: "Error 0x80004005 Unspecified error"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981478/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Std AL: The "Terminal Services" service cannot protect a console session from being disconnected in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970911/EN-US

Windows Svr Datacntr 2003: "A network error occurred. File cannot be played. Server is unavailable." error message when a domain user tries to access the publishing points of Windows Media Service 9 series which is installed on a Windows Server 2003 SP2-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979280/EN-US

Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: Windows Server 2003 (32-bit x86) may not detect more than 4 GB of installed RAM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981476/EN-US