News

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate Now available! (KB976932)

Includes previous updates delivered over windows update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda

http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2010/10/26/service-pack-1-release-candidate-now-available.aspx

 

 

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  

 

TRM

http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx

 

 

Downloads

Windows Client

Accessibility Guide for Educators

Using Accessible Technology: A Guide for Educators

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=eb9f7d0e-b555-41fe-8c50-0f0921438521  

 

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e  

 

Windows PE Developer’s Guide

A guide for ISVs and OEMs to develop and to debug deployment, diagnostics, and recovery applications that run in Windows PE.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ddcaeb16-d1e2-44ea-9bc8-d89ffe4f2b46  

 

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update October 2010

Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 environment released during the period of October 1 - October 31, 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=53b83bdd-4310-428a-ab88-01b1a0c51949  

 

Windows CE 5.0 Monthly Update October 2010

Download this set of updates for Windows CE 5.0 released during the period of October 1 - October 31, 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=c6da3baf-df84-44fb-a00e-3286c938b135  

 

Viewers for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 - Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003, XP and 2007 file format support

Viewers are a 3rd party component for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3. This release brings provides document viewing capabilities for Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, as well as PDF file formats, enabling a mobile productivity experience for Windows Embedded CE 6.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=32d56e70-76f7-4c4b-866b-c8baf392bd5f  

 

Windows PE Developer’s Guide

A guide for ISVs and OEMs to develop and to debug deployment, diagnostics, and recovery applications that run in Windows PE.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ddcaeb16-d1e2-44ea-9bc8-d89ffe4f2b46  

 

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [November 2010] (KB905866)

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=749e10cd-f40c-4f94-8e38-d4221ded7652  

 

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [November 2010] (KB905866)

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=aa029fde-f341-44fc-8b85-0c6f3d3c2d69  

 

Accessibility Guide for Educators

Using Accessible Technology: A Guide for Educators

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=eb9f7d0e-b555-41fe-8c50-0f0921438521  

 

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/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c  

 

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e  

 

Windows Server

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a  

 

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21  

 

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64

This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=585d2bde-367f-495e-94e7-6349f4effc74  

 

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356  

 

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e  

 

Developing Applications for the Cloud – Code Samples

Developing Applications for the Cloud – Code Samples

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=2853c3dc-0586-49c7-9b7f-83d3083252c8  

 

Windows Azure Tools and SDK 1.3

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, which includes the Windows Azure SDK, extends Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=7a1089b6-4050-4307-86c4-9dadaa5ed018  

 

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric services.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=413e88f8-5966-4a83-b309-53b7b77edf78  

 

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/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c  

 

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e  

 

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Ping Identity PingFederate

This guide provides information on AD FS 2.0 interoperability with PingIdentity PingFederate

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=b24dbe27-5bea-4564-bf7d-c077af69e997  

 

 

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

 

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/

 

Tips and Tricks for Office 2010

Event ID: 1032467211

Language(s): English. 

Product(s): Microsoft Office. 

Audience(s): Additional Information Worker. 

Event Overview 

We invite you to attend a Live Meeting presentation that will help you get the most out of Office 2010. Learn about new features and timesavers to help you in your day-to-day work. This session is good for beginner and intermediate users.

The time you take to attend this session can help save you time later – past participants report saving from 15 to over 30 minutes a day after attending a Tips and Tricks session. Led by an expert Microsoft technology presenter, the session will be informative and entertaining, designed to help you learn how to work more effectively.

Presenter: Jed Warren, IT Training Specialist, New Horizons Learning Center

Jed Warren has over 12 years experience in IT. He has spent the last six years doing hands-on computer training for New Horizons Computer Learning and Microsoft. Recognized as the number one applications instructor worldwide for 2006 at New Horizons; he continued training thousands of end users in beginning, intermediate and advanced classes for over 27 different courses. As a current MCP and MCT, Jed also holds certifications in IC3, ITIL, Comptia A+, Net +, and Security +, Desktop Support Technician, and a master certification in Microsoft Office Systems

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032467211

 

TechNet Webcast: Office 2010: Learn New Productivity Features and Deployment Tips (Level 200)

Event ID: 1032468857

Language(s): English. 

Product(s): Microsoft Office "14". 

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

Event Overview 

Learn how Microsoft Office 2010 can improve employee productivity and help IT pros to maintain a secure, controlled environment. In this webcast, we:

Introduce Office Web Apps, differentiated functionality, and new features—especially ones that offer security and control.

Describe in detail how Office 2010 differs from previous versions.

Explain how to prepare your environment to upgrade or migrate to Office 2010.

Presenter: Raja Noori, Senior Marketing Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Raja Noori has been working at Microsoft since 2005 and currently leads Microsoft Office 2010 Product Marketing for the medium-size business segment. His diverse professional experience includes working as a developer, financial analyst, and project and program manager at large companies such as Bank of America, Honeywell, and HP. He holds a master's degree in engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He lives in Redmond, Washington with his family.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032468857

 

MSDN Webcast: Embracing Multiple Screens: Who's Doing It and Why Should You Care? (Level 200)

Event ID: 1032471457

Language(s): English. 

Product(s): Windows 7. 

Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer. 

Event Overview 

When you're developing an application, it's important to consider where and how an end user will interact with the application. According to Gartner, phones will be the most common web access device by 2013. Attend this webcast to learn how—with just a few simple steps—you can create a rich, engaging user experience that is specifically optimized for where and how your end users are experiencing your application. Take a look at what customers like Conde Nast and AP are doing or what partners like Vertigo and InterKnowlogy are doing; it's not complicated and can make your apps more valuable.

Presenter: Danilo Diaz, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032471457

 

 

New KB's

Local drive redirection not working in RDP Session

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2436104

 

Restricting Active Directory replication traffic and client RPC traffic to a specific port

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224196

 

You cannot open files that have extensions such as.exe,.com, and.lnk on a Windows XP-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923077

 

Can't download albums in Windows Live Photo Gallery after upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009298

 

An update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Format Disks is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018

 

MS10-049: Vulnerabilities in SChannel could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980436

 

Windows Ribbon is not displayed correctly in an application that uses the /largeaddressaware option on a computer that is running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2300535

 

“Stop 0xB8 ATTEMPTED_SWITCH_FROM_DPC” Error During Shutdown or When Entering Hibernation on Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2194018

 

An update that adds 33 configuration rules and 9 operation rules to BPA for DNS in Windows Server 2008 R2 is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2385596

 

Event 8451 - “Hyper-V failed creating a new Desktop Virtualization Host” is logged on Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466212

 

Unable to manage cluster using failover cluster manager. Error Received: "Connection to the cluster is not allowed  since you are not an administrator on the cluster node(s) "

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462468

 

A fix is available for three issues in the x2APIC mode in x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2303458

 

Printer VBScript error: 0x1A8. Object required

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466246

 

Can't select multiple items after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2394740

 

Can't preview pictures in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2415237

 

Color issues in the print preview of an image in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2415238

 

Windows Live Photo Gallery freezes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2425658

 

Can't start Windows Live Photo Gallery

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462054

 

Computer is slow when Windows Photo Gallery displays TIFF images that do not fit into one page in Windows Vista 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930097

 

An image and its background become yellow in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939395

 

Image transition issues in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows XP or in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930102

 

Open With Command Is Missing for .Bat, .Exe, or .Com Files

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259908

 

Disabling System Hard Error Message Dialog Boxes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/124873

 

How to raise Active Directory domain and forest functional levels

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322692

 

You can change the desktop wallpaper setting after administrator selects "Prevent Changing Wallpaper" option in Group Policy

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327998

 

Memory leak when calling AutomationElement::ElementFromPoint on Items View object

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462524

 

When using USB-attached monitor, display configuration may not be retained after reboot

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2465368

 

A hotfix is available that updates localized Windows PowerShell Help files for Windows Server AppFabric

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2397463

 

The KMS current count does not increase when you add new Windows Vista or Windows 7-based client computers to the network

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929829

 

Rotation of your display may lead to cursor only on black screen.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462488