IT Showcase on: Windows Azure
Microsoft IT is “all in” for cloud computing and Windows Azure. Learn how Microsoft IT is using Windows Azure to move existing applications to the cloud and creating new applications for the cloud
Windows Virtualization Team Blog
The World Simplified is a Virtual World
The App-V Product Team Blog
The Official MDOP Blog
Ask the Directory Services Team
Ask the Performance Team
Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team
Ask the Core Team
The Hot Blog
Microsoft IT Enterprise Architecture and the Cloud
Migrating an IT department to the cloud impacts more than just IT architecture, business processes, applications, employees, and facilities. Microsoft IT has the experience to tell what it means to its customers based in its ongoing experiences
Windows HPC Server & Windows Azure
High Performance Computing in the Cloud
Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2010
How to use Group Policy to deploy and configure an installation of Microsoft Office 2010
Update for Windows 7 (KB976902
Install this update to enable future updates to install successfully on all editions of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals
Microsoft Office Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 compatibility information.
DXVA for Windows Media Video Decoding
Defines extensions to DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) to support decoding of Windows Media Video.
DXVA for H.264/AVC Decoding
Defines extensions to DirectX® Video Acceleration (DXVA) to support decoding of H.264/AVC video.
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 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
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update December 2010
Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 environment released during the period of December 1 - December 31, 2010.
Windows CE 5.0 Monthly Update December 2010
Download this set of updates for Windows CE 5.0 released during the period of December 1 - December 31, 2010.
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Cumulative Product Update Rollup Package (through 12/31/2010)
Download the full set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Windows CE 5.0 Cumulative Product Update Rollup Package (through 12/31/2010)
Download the full set of updates for Windows CE 5.0.
Windows Embedded NavReady - Cumulative Product Update Rollup Package (through 12/31/2010)
Download the full set of updates for Windows Embedded NavReady.
Microsoft Assessment and Planning
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.
Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 RTW
Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 helps IT enable users to collaborate across organizational boundaries and easily access applications on-premise and in the cloud, while maintaining application security.
Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB976902)
Install this update to enable future updates to install successfully on all editions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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.
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64
SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3.1 and 3.1.6 Beta
The Microsoft SDL Threat Modeling Tool allows for early and structured analysis and proactive mitigation and tracking of potential security issues.
Moving Applications to the Cloud – Hands on Labs
This series of Hands-On Labs is related to the guide "Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure™ Platform" available from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728592.aspx.
Developing Applications for the Cloud – Hands on Labs
This series of Hands-On Labs is related to the guide "Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure™ Platform" available from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff966499.aspx.
Tech Days online – Live webinars for IT professionals
Tech.Days online will be bringing you IT insights and debates most Tuesdays from February to June, between 2 and 3pm.
8th February – The Modern Desktop
15th February – Microsoft cloud for the IT professional
22nd February – What is Hyper-V cloud
Using Azure to your greatest Advantage
Thursday February 10th 2011
12:00PM Pacific time
Hosting Partner Community Call
We are now taking pre-registration for our hosting community call.
Thursday February 17th 9:00am Pacific time
Microsoft Technology Roadmap Live Simulcast
Hear Microsoft’s technology vision of how you as leaders can help save costs, spur innovation, and drive growth in your business.
Wednesday April 6th 08:30am Pacific time
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.
Monthly Archived Webcasts:
Windows 7 Enterprise: A performance and functionality update for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is available
Windows 7 Enterprise: Loading and starting a graphics Mirror driver over RDP
Windows 7 Enterprise: Event error 3006 - Unable to read the performance counter strings on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 Enterprise: High CPU usage and window flickering after using Disk Management in Windows 7
Windows 7 Enterprise: Display corruption may be seen in Windows 7 while using Magnifier if the display has been rotated.
Windows 7 Enterprise: Enabling Windows Media Player plug-ins while in full screen mode may have no effect or restart video playback
Windows 7 Enterprise: Auto-hiding the Windows 7 taskbar is not supported on Tablet PCs
Windows 7 Enterprise: Windows 7 hangs at a black screen on shutdown when printing to a Bluetooth printer.
Windows 7 Enterprise: After you apply a WMI filter, the GPO does not take effect on a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 Enterprise: A warning message is displayed immediately after you upgrade to Windows 7 on certain LG notebooks: "Consider replacing your battery"
Windows 7 Home Basic: MS11-002: Description of the security update for Windows Data Access Components 6.0: January 11, 2011
Windows 7 Home Basic: MS11-002: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Data Access Components could allow remote code execution
Windows 7 Home Basic: The Microsoft System Information (Msinfo32.exe) tool reports an unexpected value for the Display Adapter RAM when the graphics adapter has 2 GB or more of dedicated video memory
Windows 7 Starter: “Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer’s hardware” Windows installation error occurs on Windows 7-based and Windows Server 2008 R2-based computers
Windows 7 Ultimate: Increased Interrupt & DPC time streaming Isoch data to or from an IEEE 1394 device
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: You receive the error message "virtual machine could not start because the hypervisor is not running" in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: SYSVOL Migrations from FRS to DFSR may fail when migrating on Windows Server 2008 SP1
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: The update for Forefront Client Security (update 952265) may not be installed on a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 when you use Windows Update
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V: The WDS server may not start, and an error is logged in the System log when you start the WDS server
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V: Files that are copied into replicated file shares may not be replicated for an unexpectedly long time when antivirus software is installed on the originating server
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V: How to generate a kernel or a complete memory dump file in Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: Robocopy may report error 1338 "The security descriptor structure is invalid" or error 87 "The parameter is incorrect" when copying data from CIFS file servers.
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: List of currently available hotfixes for the File Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Some I/O requests to a storage device fail on a fault-tolerant system that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 when you perform a surprise removal of one path to the storage device
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: You are unable to make remote desktop connection with the error message: "Remote Desktop Connection could not find the destination computer"
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: You receive a Share warning popup when deleting a folder which has modified ACL's
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Office 2003 or Office 2007 application may terminate unexpectedly on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: The security principals and the services that use only DES encryption for Kerberos authentication are incompatible with the default settings on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Beep may not be heard in a Remote Desktop session in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2: Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2010