News

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 Service Pack 2 provides the latest updates to App-V 4.5.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c8ef481e-ddbd-472b-8ce8-ffa2fdba314f

PoC Jumpstart

The PoC Jumpstart provides resources to deploy a desktop PoC with Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer 8, and Application Virtualization with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack technology.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=26301cd1-cc72-4dd8-819e-12ef48322743

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

 

Documents

Step By Step Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess with NAP in a Test Lab

Learn how to troubleshoot NAP problems in the DirectAccess with NAP test lab.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=042c6865-dca9-4c08-b61e-e3fcaa92b760

Microsoft Software License Dependency Reference Guide

A comprehensive list of Microsoft software licenses and dependent licenses that are required under the terms of Volume Licensing programs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=32005432-fd2c-4c67-bc51-b7cc1818730d

Enterprise Data Warehouse: A Patterns Approach to Data Integration

Microsoft Information Technology (MSIT) uses a set of solution patterns which provide a balance between the need to collect and integrate data for its Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and the need to have immediate, tactical solutions. This approach creates a powerful framework for a single commonly supported infrastructure with high data quality and flexibility.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=440bb2bd-ac2f-4f36-9341-55fd4b5abea7

Microsoft IT Reduces Operating Expenses Using Virtualization

Learn how Microsoft leverages virtualization in the datacenter to reduce costs associated with deployment, management, and operations while at the same time improving client satisfaction and service levels.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2f7fc213-cc0d-4e16-a18a-df3244b348ab

Choosing an Appropriate User State Virtualization Solution for Windows 7

Get practical guidance on how to implement the right mix of virtualization technologies to meet your organization's IT and business needs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fd01ed7a-c603-4f7c-8a60-8e4872b58bdf

 

Downloads

RDCMan

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4603c621-6de7-4ccb-9f51-d53dc7e48047

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 Service Pack 2 provides the latest updates to App-V 4.5.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c8ef481e-ddbd-472b-8ce8-ffa2fdba314f

PoC Jumpstart

The PoC Jumpstart provides resources to deploy a desktop PoC with Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer 8, and Application Virtualization with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack technology.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=26301cd1-cc72-4dd8-819e-12ef48322743

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

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/

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: Planning and Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Management Technologies (Level 300)

Language(s):  English. 

Product(s):  Microsoft System Center. 

Audience(s):  IT Decision Maker,IT Generalist. 

Duration:  60 Minutes 

Start Date:  Tuesday, July 06, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

Event Overview 

In this webcast, we drill down into the architecture of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and determine what key questions need to be asked and answered around required components, networking, capacity, and end-user experience. We also discuss how this can also fit within a Remote Desktop Services deployment.

Presenter: Michael Kleef, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032447901

TechNet Webcast: Service Manager 2010: Automate and Simplify Compliance and Risk Management (Level 200)

Language(s):  English. 

Product(s):  Microsoft System Center. 

Audience(s):  IT Generalist.   

Duration:  60 Minutes 

Start Date:  Tuesday, June 01, 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

Event Overview 

Regulatory compliance and risk management are costly and complex, and these efforts are typically managed through manual and disconnected processes within an organization. Organizations must work diligently to drive efficiency and increase confidence in meeting their compliance requirements for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), and hundreds of other standards and regulations.   In this webcast, we demonstrate how Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 can help you automate and simplify the process and activities related to compliance and risk management. During the last portion of the webcast, we have a panel discussion where you can ask experts more about compliance, risk management, and Microsoft solutions that help you address both.

Presenter: Clare Henry, Principal Product Manager – System Center Service Manager, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032453165&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: The Enterprise Value Proposition in Upgrading to Internet Explorer 8 (Level 200)

Language(s):  English. 

Product(s):  Microsoft Internet Explorer. 

Audience(s):  IT Generalist. 

Duration:  60 Minutes 

Start Date:  Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

Event Overview 

For many customers who are moving from Windows XP and Windows Internet Explorer 6 to the Windows 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8 operating system and browser, there is a defined value proposition for the migration to Windows 7. But many customers have just inherited Internet Explorer 8 as part of the deal; they haven't actively decided to make the move. However, once they start exploring the features and benefits of Internet Explorer 8, most customers realize that there is a value in migrating to a modern browser that can deliver a significant return on investment, justifying the migration of an organization's application portfolio. In this session, we explore that value proposition and how your organization can benefit from the upgrade.

Presenter: Chris Jackson, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032453168

TechNet Webcast: Deployment Best Practices for Information Protection (Level 300) 

Language(s):  English. 

Product(s):  Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services. 

Audience(s):  IT Decision Maker,IT Generalist. 

Duration:  90 Minutes 

Start Date:  Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

Event Overview 

In this webcast, we discuss the best practices for deploying Active Directory Rights Management Server (AD RMS) in the enterprise to protect data in use, at rest, and in motion. Join us to learn architecture design best practices when deploying AD RMS in the enterprise. Topics we cover include multiple-forest scenarios, environments with non-Microsoft workstations or mobile devices, resource domains, and slow network links or special functional requirements such as integration with external third parties or license revocation.

Presenter: Enrique Saggese, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032453503

TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V with the New Citrix StorageLink Site Recovery (Level 200)

Language(s):  English. 

Product(s):  Hyper-V. 

Audience(s):  IT Decision Maker,IT Generalist. 

Duration:  60 Minutes 

Start Date:  Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

Event Overview 

Disaster recovery is one of the top initiatives for customers who are virtualizing. But traditional disaster recovery is complex, expensive, and operationally intensive. Citrix has added new features to its StorageLink Site Recovery solution, included with Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V, that surpass the capabilities of VMware at a fraction of the cost. In this Webcast, we explain how Site Recovery works and detail the new features. Learn how Citrix StorageLink Site Recovery workflow integrates with storage array-based remote replication services to protect and recover Hyper-V workloads. We demonstrate the one-click wizard-based workflow, show how to setup recovery plans, describe how to stage and test remote virtual machines, and explain how to implement single-click failover and single-click failback.

Presenters: Biki Malik, Product Manager, Citrix Systems, Inc. and Barry Flanagan, Presenter, Citrix Systems, Inc.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032453358

Business Insights Webcast: Application Virtualization (App-V) Enterprise Return on Investment (Level 100) 

Language(s):  English. 

Product(s):  Other. 

Audience(s):  Non-Tech Influencing BDM,Tech Influencing BDM.   

Duration:  60 Minutes 

Start Date:  Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

Event Overview 

Quantifying the business value of IT investment is vital in today's tough economic climate. Every investment is expected to show strong and tangible financial return. To help organizations assess the economic impact (business value) of deploying Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), analysts Ben Gray and Jeffrey North of Forrester conducted an in-depth study of five enterprise companies worldwide.   

Attend this webcast to hear how the new Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) model can be used to estimate tangible values of App-V in deployment scenarios. Ben and Jeffrey discuss the impact of App-V on labor, server hardware, PC/desktop hardware, application management, and helpdesk costs, and they demonstrate how you can use the TEI model to determine the financial return on your IT investments.

Presenters: Benjamin Gray, Senior Analyst, Desktop and Mobile Infrastructure & Operations, Forrester Research and Jeffrey North, Principal Consultant, Forrester Research

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032453953

New KB's

Windows Client

Win Vista Enterprise 32bit AL: Files may be corrupted when a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 enters the sleep mode or the hibernate mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980080/EN-US

Win Vista SP2 AL: A DirectX 9.0 application crashes on a computer that has more than 16 logical processors configured

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982485/EN-US

Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: "STOP: 0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" Stop error message when you try to put the computer into hibernation (S4) in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982327/EN-US

Windows Server

Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: Some IPsec packets are dropped unexpectedly on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980864/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: You cannot run a task that is associated with a business rule of Authorization Manager in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981426/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: How to restore IIS and clean up Active Directory when you uninstall Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982813/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Availability and description of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974408/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Errors when you have a large "Folder Redirection" policy settings file in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008, or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978098/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: IPv6 transition technologies, such as ISATAP, 6to4 and Teredo do not work on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978309/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: The Licensing Diagnosis tool returns a value of “0” for the number of RDS CALs that are available in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980933/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: "Windows can't open Add Printer" error in a 64-bit version of Win7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981070/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: The "Automatic disconnect" setting in a WDS multicast transmission does not work in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981347/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: The Windows Remote Management service stops responding in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981845/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: A connect may be lost to a proxy server or to a NLB server if you create a VPN to a Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain by using SSTP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983256/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Not all resources are migrated from a Windows Server 2003-based failover cluster to a Windows Server 2008 R2-based failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983840/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Std R2 AL: "SSL Certificate add failed, Error: 1312" error message when you try to add a CTL in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981506/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Std R2 AL: You experience a long delay when the IVssBackupComponents::AddComponent is used to add thousands of components in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981709/EN-US

Windows Svr 2008 Std R2 AL: Reliability Monitor displays no information in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983386/EN-US

Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: The first data point that is in a Performance Monitor log .csv file may be a larger number than expected in a Windows Server 2003-based domain

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983254/EN-US