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Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite with Service Pack 3 Evaluation

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite with SP3 provides enterprise-class tools, performance and scalability for a highly productive HPC environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15368

December 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows Operating systems.

Install this update to resolve issues caused by revised daylight saving time and time zone laws in several countries; This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2012.

· Download Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB2633952)

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28178

· Download Update for Windows XP (kb2633952)

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28173

· Download Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB2633952)

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28165

· Download Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 (KB2633952)

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28176

The Springboard Series blog – TechDays Chile

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2011/11/26/the-springboard-series-final-stop-techdays-chile.aspx

Windows 8 Blog | Building Windows 8

http://blogs.msdn.com/b8

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

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides

The Infrastructure Planning and Design 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/download/en/details.aspx?id=732

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – November Update

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure platform.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8396

Events

Ultima Business Solutions presents Ultima Desktop Event

Location: Microsoft Ltd, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London

Date: December 2nd 09:40 – 13:30

We believe this seminar will provide all attendees with a full understanding of how to plan and execute their desktop strategy moving forward.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032500032&culture=en-GB

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

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

Windows Client

Windows 7 Enterprise: Print output is blank when you print text to a Generic/Text Only printer in Internet Explorer 9 on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2584449/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Offline Files are not working after upgrade from Windows 7 Starter or Home

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619778/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: List of currently available hotfixes for Http.sys in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7, and in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2624534/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Private key permissions are reset to the default values if a machine certificate is renewed by the Certificate Autoenrollment feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625430/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Windows 7 may not hide all unsupported monitor modes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2628738/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Small font of command window for Central European languages

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642556/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Small font of command window for Central European languages

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642557/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: System Shuts Down After Modifying Critical Battery Notification Level Policy on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646852/en-US

Windows 7 Home Basic: Thumbnails for TIFF files are slow to display in Windows Explorer on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619291/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS11-086: Description of the security update for Active Directory: November 8, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2601626/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS11-084: Vulnerability in Windows kernel-mode drivers could allow denial of service: November 8, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2617657/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS11-085: Vulnerability in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space could allow remote code execution: November 8, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2620704/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS11-086: Vulnerability in Active Directory could allow elevation of privilege: November 8, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2630837/en-US

Windows 7 Starter: A Windows 7-based computer does not enter sleep mode after you play audio files through a USB headset or a USB audio device

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619331/en-US

Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: DNS queries for external domains are not resolved when you use Conditional Forwarding in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625735/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: The Rhs.exe process stops unexpectedly when you move or fail over a physical disk resource in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2637162/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: When SpecialPollInterval is used as a polling interval, Windows Time service does not correct its time if it gets into Spike state.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638243/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: Multiple MPIO id=37 entries in System-Event Log

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639146/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: USB overcurrent notifications no longer appear in Windows Server 2008 or later

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2644994/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V: An LDAP client authentication request fails when the Digest-MD5 SASL subsequent authentication mechanism is used

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975697/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: You cannot update the name server records for a domain that has a ".no" top-level country code to use Windows Server 2008 R2-based DNS name servers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2586946/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: A Windows Server 2008 R2-based RRAS server stops responding if a PPTP connection from a portable device is torn down

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625737/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Unlocking a user account fails when using ADAC or the Unlock-ADAccount cmdlet in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 even if sufficient permissions are granted

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2577917/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: "0x00000027" Stop error when you try to access a shared network resource in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2584874/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Group membership is emptied on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based RODC after the group is converted from a universal group into a global domain group or a local domain group

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2616886/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Nlaapi.dll is missing from the Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2624641/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: Description of the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971644/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Standard: Error message when you try to perform a system state backup in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944530/en-US