News

Office 2010 Service Pack 1

Scheduled for release at the end of June, SP1 will include updates across the client suites and server products. Check out the list of improvements and new features, and stay tuned for more details, on the Microsoft Office Blog.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=72766cb983db93e4252e5c62ff48c6a211ea21f77205567f4d63bba0848d005602e1b07f74a56570

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d

 

Microsoft Tech-Ed Europe announced for Summer 2012

Date: June 25 -29th Amsterdam

http://blogs.technet.com/b/uktechnet/archive/2011/04/07/teched-europe-announced-for-summer-2012.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

Internet Explorer Administration Kit 9

The Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 9 simplifies the creation, deployment and management of customized Internet Explorer 9 packages. IEAK 9 can be used to configure the out-of-box Internet Explorer 9 experience or to manage user settings after Internet Explorer 9 deployment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=671b9cf6-546c-4889-8a6d-eeaa56c76deb

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.

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

Office 2010 Service Pack 1

Scheduled for release at the end of June, SP1 will include updates across the client suites and server products. Check out the list of improvements and new features, and stay tuned for more details, on the Microsoft Office Blog.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=72766cb983db93e4252e5c62ff48c6a211ea21f77205567f4d63bba0848d005602e1b07f74a56570

Tech•Ed Keynote on Demand

Robert Wahbe and Jason Zander deliver the keynote address at Tech•Ed North America 2011 in Atlanta.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=72766cb983db93e4b4e6fcff07c469c164cd4875b10a8b10417f78b53ee4d2ac22c39145cb2780ff

Upcoming end of support: Windows Vista SP1

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will reach the end of support on July 12, 2011. From that date onward, Microsoft will no longer provide support or free security updates for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). In order to stay secure and continue support you must upgrade to Service Pack 2 (SP2).

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=f1cac75b0ec27e8f55ec232db1572d4230ba8bb4adc5f487f58e8c15bf2c03cfc3e66dc1e74bdcf8

Events/Webcasts

The Dynamic Duo, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Event ID: 1032474350

Presenter(s): Andrew Fryer, Simon May

Language(s): English.

Product(s): Windows Server 2008.

Audience(s): Infrastructure Specialist, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, IT Implementer, IT Manager, Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Support - Partners, Training - Partners.

How you can take advantage of Technologies where Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are better together to deliver the true experience to your users.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032474350&EventCategory=4&culture=en-GB&CountryCode=GB

Microsoft and Citrix invite you to a Virtualisation Roadshow: Working Lunch

Seminar Date : 07/06/2011

Time : 12:00 - 15:00

Location : READING

Cost : FREE OF CHARGE

Where: Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG. Get Directions

Who should attend: IT decision makers, Business Owners, Managing Director

Thinking about Windows 7? Or Desktop Virtualisation? But confused when you hear conflicting things?

Join Blue Chip in conjunction with Citrix and Microsoft at the Virtualisation Roadshow to get the real facts about desktop virtualisation from the experts.

In this free seminar you will learn how to:

• Simplify your Windows® 7 migration

• Save time and cost in desktop refresh

• Streamline desktop support

• Improve data security

Don't miss this exclusive desktop virtualisation seminar and a chance to speak to experts from Microsoft and Citrix one-to-one.

http://www.bluechip.uk.com/seminar.asp?fdSeminarId=245&fdSeminarLocationId=22  

Mixing and moving services between the private and public cloud

Event ID: 1032474352

Presenter(s): Andrew Fryer, Simon May

Language(s): English.

Audience(s): Infrastructure Specialist, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, IT Implementer, IT Manager, Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Support - Partners, Training - Partners.

Many organizations will continue to run a mix of public / private clouds alongside traditional IT solutions for some time. The challenge for the IT Professional is to manage and integrate all of this into seamless and reliable services.

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/

UK TechNet Events:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/bb945096.aspx

 

Microsoft Events:

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/default.aspx?culture=en-US

 

 

New KB's

A Windows Server 2003-based server may experience time-stamp counter drift if the server uses dual-core AMD Opteron processors or multiprocessor AMD Opteron processors

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938448

Windows feature lets you generate a memory dump file by using the keyboard

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244139

Window XP does not update IPP printer information

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2548757

The default input language for XP Mode reverts to EN-US on restart or wake

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2546883

Binary files in some USB drivers are not updated after you install Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2529073

Display may flicker while scrolling quickly on a Windows 7 multiple touch-screen system

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2546865

Shadowing an RDP session on Windows Server 2008 R2 may fail when Aero is enabled

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2533983

An update that prevents a "0xC0000034" error message when you try to install Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2533552

The low disk space notification message might be delayed up to 10 minutes in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2547929

The size of the AD DS database increases significantly when the Credential Roaming feature is enabled in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2520487

You may experience functionality issues on USB devices that are connected to a Windows 7-based computer that has an Intel platform

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528984

Video playback window may display a black “shadow” when close to the “Start” button

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2543412

[SDP 3][d0cc9543-9d32-4312-9519-274f34305f1f] Windows 7 - Windows 2008 R2 and Internet Explorer 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2547213

Text takes a long time to appear on the screen when you type inside a TEXTAREA element in a Web page in Internet Explorer 8 Standards mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973533

[SDP 3][16b46435-0d2e-4b34-b78c-f638c78c8959] Windows 7 - Windows 2008 R2 and Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2547207

Enabling debug logging for the Net Logon service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/109626

Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) when trying to use a CNAME for your Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2546625

"Snap-in failed to initialize" error message when you open Microsoft Management Console

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826282

Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243330

Changing The Krbtgt Password May Fail When A Custom Password Filter Is Installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2549833

Windows Server 2003 cannot perform backup jobs to tape devices on a storage area network

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842411

Incorrect memory dump files in an x64-based version of Windows 7 SP1 or of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528507

How to Enable Microsoft Installer logging and Verbose logging to gather additional troubleshooting Information

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2545723

You cannot print or print preview Web pages in Internet Explorer on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973479

Error Message in Internet Explorer: "Conditional Compilation is turned off"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551585

MS11-035: Vulnerability in WINS could allow remote code execution: May 10, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2524426

Editing the properties for a network adapter may result in unedited adapters being paused/restarted on Windows Vista and Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550500

The Setspn.exe tool incorrectly adds the dollar sign to the host name when you reset a service principal name in Active Directory in Windows Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924177

Stop error message on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 and that has almost 4 GB or more of physical memory: "0x00000050" or "0x0000000A"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975986

Removing Terminal Server licenses from an RDP client

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/187614

Initiating a TCP session with Windows Server 2003 using a non-standard flag combination may succeed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551021

Error message when you use the Windows Update Web site or Microsoft Update Web site to install updates: "0x80070002"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956698

The volume state may be briefly displayed on the screen every time a sound is played through the speakers of a DisplayPort or HDMI-connected external monitor

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2554573

STOP 0xC4 may occur in tcpipreg.sys following a reboot after Driver Verifier is enabled on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550576

Internet Explorer "Page Cannot be Displayed" error due to Bad Proxy Server Timeout

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551554

[SDP 2][ 403a3217-cc80-40ac-80e7-73d2f1da152d] Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2554462

Internet Explorer does not start or stops responding

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926449

AD LDS instance logs Event ID 2092 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2547569

A physical disk resource remains in the "Online Pending" status, or the Chkdsk utility automatically starts to run on a server that is running Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977516

How to Troubleshoot High LSASS.EXE CPU Utilization on an Active Directory Domain Controllers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550044

Security Event ID 4739 is not displayed correctly in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2536111

Unable to Initialize NICs on Windows Server 2008 R2 CORE edition

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460786

LDIFDE does not convert attributes that contain Base64-encoded entries

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2544908

Cluster service fails to start with error code 1130 while joining the cluster on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2545973

The Volume Shadow Copy Service cannot create shadow copies on a computer that is running an x64-based version of Windows Server 2003 and a 32-bit version of SQL Server 2000

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913360

How to move Terminal Services CALs from one license server to another in Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953918

Microsoft Data Access Internet Publishing Provider configuration repair script

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2459200

IP address and default gateway settings are assigned incorrectly in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7, and in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2473489

Performance degrades when accessing large files with FILE_FLAG_RANDOM_ACCESS

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2549369

OpenSCManager may fail on Windows 2008 R2 when called from an atexit() function

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2556091

ChkDsk may hang when checking a GPT Disk inside a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551270

Windows may fail to boot from an iSCSI drive if networking hardware is changed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976042

Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Failover Clusters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2545685