Windows 7 XP Mode now supports PCs without virtualisation-enabled processors
Windows XP Mode helps ease operating system migrations by allowing you to run many Windows XP productivity applications on Windows 7. The virtualisation-enabled processor requirement for Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate has now been removed meaning you no longer require a PC with the Intel Virtualisation Technology (Intel VT) or the AMD-V chipset to run XP mode.
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.
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Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 (x86)
Microsoft Application Request Routing (ARR) for IIS7 is a proxy based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to application servers based on HTTP headers and server variables, and load balance algorithms. ARR Version 2 adds support for disk based cache.
Microsoft Office File Formats Documentation
The Microsoft Office file formats documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary file formats that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.
Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation
The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.
MED-V Architecture Guide v1 SP1
MED-V enables deployment and management of Microsoft virtual PC Windows desktops
MED-V Trial Guide
This Trial Guide provides instructions for the installation and configuration of a Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) environment
Architecting the Virtual Application Infrastructure at Microsoft
Microsoft IT is evaluating Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (App-V) as a method to lower application management life cycle costs and to enhance the end user experience.
Deploying Application Virtualization (App-v 4.6) at Microsoft
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.6 and Microsoft Application Virtualization are helping to address these issues and provide a more efficient solution for managing the application life cycle.
Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4
Tool to allow capturing and protocol analysis of network traffic.
RD Virtualization Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2
This white paper is intended as a guide for capacity planning of RD Virtualization Host in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.6 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7®, Windows Vista®, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer® in your environment.
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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.
Business Insights Webcast: Simplifying Desktop Management with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (Level 100)
Enterprise IT infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex to manage. The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a dynamic desktop solution that is available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. The solution suite enhances application deployment and compatibility, increases IT staff responsiveness and end user uptime, and helps reduce the total cost of ownership of desktop software and IT management. Attend this webcast to learn more. Presenter: Niamh Coleman, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation View other sessions from Grow Your Business With Microsoft If you have questions or feedback, contact us. In addition to Business Insights webcasts, Microsoft offers a complimentary e-newsletter with real-world examples of how to align IT with your business strategy. You get tips and techniques on using Microsoft technologies and straight talk about solutions that work for mid-sized businesses. If you would like to receive the Business Insights newsletter, click here. Regardless of any contact preferences you might have previously made on this Microsoft site or on other Microsoft sites or services, by registering for this webcast or virtual lab, you consent and agree to allow Microsoft or one of its third-party agents to contact you no more than three (3) instances for the purpose of soliciting feedback on the webcast or virtual lab or to supply you with special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the webcast or virtual lab. Any other use of the personal information in your Microsoft Passport profile is subject to the Microsoft Privacy Statement. You can learn more about the privacy and security of Microsoft Passport Network at www.Passport.net ...
7/29/2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 7/29/2010 12:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes
Primary Language: English
Primary Target Audience: Tech Influencing BDM
TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V with the New Citrix StorageLink Site Recovery (Level 200)
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 Partha Ramachandran, Presenter, Citrix Systems, Inc. If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...
7/19/2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 7/19/2010 11:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes
Primary Target Audience: IT Decision Maker
Business Insights Webcast: Breakthroughs in Social Networking, Search and Collaboration with SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010, Office 2010 and Visio 2010 (Level 100)
In the fast-paced, ever-changing world of business, enterprise collaboration is no longer just an afterthought it is a fundamental business capability that forms a foundational part of any company's IT strategy. Collaborative processes play a part in almost every part of a business—from research and marketing to development and customer service. A robust collaboration platform should be able to support connections across the business. In this webcast, we explain how Microsoft SharePoint 2010 can help connect people to each other, the best ideas, the best information, and the right people—all at the right time. Discover how SharePoint 2010 also connect organizations to their customers and other organizations, helping to ensure profitability through closer collaborative partnerships. Presenter: Gloria Joo, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation If you have questions or feedback, contact us. In addition to Business Insights webcasts, Microsoft offers a complimentary e-newsletter with real-world examples of how to align IT with your business strategy. You get tips and techniques on using Microsoft technologies and straight talk about solutions that work for mid-sized businesses. If you would like to receive the Business Insights newsletter, click here. Regardless of any contact preferences you might have previously made on this Microsoft site or on other Microsoft sites or services, by registering for this webcast or virtual lab, you consent and agree to allow Microsoft or one of its third-party agents to contact you no more than three (3) instances for the purpose of soliciting feedback on the webcast or virtual lab or to supply you with special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the webcast or virtual lab. Any other use of the personal information in your Microsoft Passport profile is subject to the Microsoft Privacy Statement. You can learn more about the privacy and security of Microsoft Passport Network at www.Passport.net ...
7/15/2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 7/15/2010 12:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes
Windows 7 End User Adoption Resources
Microsoft® has developed resources to help support your organization’s deployment and adoption of Windows® 7. Ranging from promotional merchandise to customizable posters and email templates, these materials are available for order and download today from the online Windows 7 Customer Shop. Join us in this informational webcast to learn how you can take advantage of the wide array of resources to: Host internal Windows 7 learning sessions with the Windows 7 Tips & Tricks PPT Presentation Send Windows 7 tips & tricks email templates Drive awareness with engaging posters Order Windows 7 merchandise Use the Productivity Hub Leverage the Productivity Blog And more… ...
7/7/2010 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 7/7/2010 10:30 AM | Duration:60 Minutes
TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Management Technologies (Level 300)
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 If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...
7/6/2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 7/6/2010 12:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes
You experience low performance when you access many small files on an SMB version 1 protocol-enabled remote server from a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based client computer
Interactive user logon over external trust fails or encounters delays
The redirected printer does not print a document in Windows Server 2008 if the TS Easy Print feature is used in a terminal server session
CryptGenKey or CryptAcquireContext API may stop responding when you are logging on with Smart Card.
"0x00000050" Stop error message occurs when you use multiple volume managers in Windows Server 2008
How to force an authoritative and non-authoritative synchronization for DFSR-replicated SYSVOL (like "D4/D2" for FRS)
You may be unable to log on a terminal server that has the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess user policy set
Stop error 0x7B and installation may fail when you try to upgrade to a Windows Server 2008-based or a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has SAN drives that are managed by EMC's PowerPath Device Specific Module (DSM)
Description of a reliability update for the TCP Chimney Offload feature in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Vista
Terminal Services performance counters report an incorrect number of sessions when a heavy load situation occurs in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows Server 2008
The TCP receive window autotuning feature does not work correctly in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7
Downloaded Offline Address Book or NSPI query response not sorted with expected sort locale
You are prompted for credentials when you access a resource in a Windows Server 2008 SP2-based domain if you use a smart card
The "Previous Versions" list of a DFS share is empty if you access the share from a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Stop error in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008 when you try to print a document: "0x0000003B" or "0x0000007f"
Lots of the Event ID 476 events are logged when you use the Ntdsutil.exe tool to create an RODC installation media in Windows Server 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981936
A domain controller returns the "NO_SUCH_USER (0xc0000064)" status code or the "KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN" error in response to authentication requests in Windows Server 2008
You cannot bind clients to a NIS server or cannot mount NFS shares in Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Advisory Services Engagement Scenario - Remote Desktop Gateway Installation And Public Configuration
"Type Mismatch" error message when you run a VBA macro in a 64-bit version of an Office 2010 application
Group Policy preferences client-side extension hotfix rollup: May 2010
In Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 environment, if the network environment is set to enable Delay ACK and storage is connected with iSCSI, an iScsiPrt error is output to the System Event Log when a general operation is executed
Active Route removed on Windows Server Failover Cluster
A smartcard application cannot read information from some smartcards on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Fix: You are not prompted to supply new credentials when you try to log on to a WebDav folder by using incorrect saved credentials in Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
A SQL Server Agent resource cannot be brought online in a Windows Server 2008-based failover cluster
Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 stops responding if SMB v1 protocol is used to access shared files
The Cluster service stops responding in Windows Server 2008 if you run some backup applications in parallel
You receive an incorrect Stop error message when you send a WHEA handler NMI in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008
Authentication requests between nodes in the same cluster may be unable to use the Kerberos protocol if the Negotiate SSP is specified
Scheduled tasks are delayed in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista
"0x0000007E" Stop error in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista
A "WBEM_E_INCOMPLETE_CLASS" WMI error occurs or Wmiprvse.exe crashes when concurrent WMI queries are sent to the cluster resources in Windows Server 2008
Failback does not occur within the set time period in a Windows Server 2008-based failover cluster
"Stop 0xB8 ATTEMPTED_SWITCH_FROM_DPC" Error Message When Resuming SAN Booted Server 2008
You cannot save documents to a folder or change the permission settings of folders on a SMB 1.0-based remote server from a Windows-based computer that has security update 980232 (MS10-020) installed
"STOP: 0X000000D5" error message on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2
A Svchost.exe handle leak occurs in Windows Server 2008 when Group Policy preference settings are applied
"0x000000BE" Stop error message when you use the Storport.sys driver to manage some storage devices in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista
Event ID 17 is logged in the System log on a TS Licensing server or on a RD Licensing server in Windows Server 2003 SP2, in Windows Server 2008, or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Data corruption occurs when you use an IPsec NAT-T connection in Windows Vista SP2 or in Windows Server 2008 SP2
The pop-up windows are hidden and the TS RemoteApp application stops responding in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008, and in Windows Server 2008 R2
The SNMP service does not respond to any SNMP requests after a Group Policy refresh in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
You can still export the private key of a certificate after you clear the "Make private key exportable" option in the Certificate Enrollment wizard in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
IP Helper service memory leak in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista
An application that uses Crypt32.dll crashes on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
An application that invokes the configuration page for a scheduled task crashes after you change some task settings in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
The value of the "State" registry item is changed after a Group Policy preferences setting is applied in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista
Some characters are rotated incorrectly in the print output when you use Microsoft XPS Document Writer to print a document in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
"Found duplicate physical address" cluster validation wizard error occurs when multiple virtual network adapters are configured to share one MAC address in Windows Server 2008
"0x0000000A" Stop error message when you connect or disconnect iSCSI storage in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
A Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) driver hotfix rollup package is available for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
A website that is hosted by IIS 7.0 on a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based server stops responding (hangs) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981500
The SetPixel function fails in specific x-coordinates if Windows Aero is not running on a computer that is running Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008
"Windows cannot connect to the printer??? error message when you try to add a printer that uses IPP to a client computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
EapHost configuration APIs from a managed application built with AnyCPU option would fail with error 0x80420011 when run on 64-bit OS. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212681
MS10-033: Description of the security update for Asycfilt.dll (COM component): June 8, 2010
The System State backup operation fails together with the "0x800423f3" error in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Vista
MS10-033: Description of the security update for Windows Media Encoder 9: June 8, 2010
MS10-037: Vulnerability in the OpenType Compact Font Format (CFF) driver could allow elevation of privilege
MS10-033: Vulnerabilities in Media Decompression could allow remote code execution