News

Windows 8 Release Preview Product Guide for Business

Download a detailed guide to the new and improved features in Windows 8 including AppLocker, BitLocker, Windows To Go, and Client Hyper-V

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28970

TechEd Europe 2012

Enjoy on-demand sessions from TechEd Europe 2012

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2012

Blogs:

Windows Server Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/

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

Documents

Windows Boot from Fibre Channel SAN – Whitepaper

Overview and Detailed Technical Instructions for the System Administrator

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2815

Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK

Updated to work with the current release of the Windows Azure SDK

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30138

Introduction to Background Tasks

Windows 8 Release Preview provides Metro style apps with the ability to run app code, even when the app is suspended, by using background tasks

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27411

Deploy and Manage Storage Spaces with PowerShell

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30125

Creating Enterprise Line of Business Apps for Windows

Provides information about how to design and develop Enterprise Line of Business(LOB) Metro style apps for Windows 8

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30007

Microsoft Tech Ed 2012: Continuous Availability Documentation

These documents supplement the Microsoft TechEd 2012 sessions related to continuous availability. They cover topics such as Scale-Out File Server, Cluster-Aware updating, SMB 3.0, and NIC Teaming.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30006

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29189

Capacity Planning Guide spreadsheet for Windows Azure Caching (Preview)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30000

Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Server Certificate Deployment

This guide explains how to build upon your Windows Server 2012 Core Network by deploying server certificates for computers that are running Network Policy Server (NPS), Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) or both.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30131

Windows Server 2012 Core Network Guide

Provides instructions on how to plan and deploy the core components required for a fully functioning network and a new Active Directory domain in a new forest.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30132

HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK with Service Pack 4

Provides tools and content necessary to write parallel applications for the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 platform.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29992

Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Computer and User Certificates Deployment

Provides instructions for deploying client computer and user certificates with Active Directory Certificate Services

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30130

Downloads

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 8 Release Preview

The Windows ADK is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess and deploy windows operating systems to new computers

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29929

PerfView

PerfView is a performance-analysis tool that helps isolate CPU and memory related performance issues

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28567

Windows Azure Training Kit – June 2012

Includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure

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

Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit v1.5.1

Contains Source code samples, Kinect Studio, Face Tracking SDK, and other resources to simplify developing Kinect for Windows applications

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30140

Active Directory Replication Status Tool

Analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30005

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite with Service Pack 4 Evaluation

Provides enterprise-class tools, performance, and scalability for a highly productive HPC environment

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

HPC Pack 2008 R2 Client Utilities Redistributable Package with SP4

A stand-alone, and redistributable, installer for the Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 Client Utilities

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17017

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Evaluation Version

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30126

Requirements for Windows Server App Certification Program

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29982

Events/Webcasts

Microsoft Events:

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

New KB's

Windows Client

Windows 7 Enterprise: Gaiji IME pad does not appear in the Japanese IME when you press F5 in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686795/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: FIX: Playback stops prematurely on a Windows 7-based computer when you play a .wav file in Windows Media Player

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2703902/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: You cannot access offline files that were configured in a DFS namespace on a Windows 7-based client computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705233/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: WebIO component uses its own DNS cache to resolve an FQDN in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707157/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: CAPS LOCK key is not displayed correctly on a software keyboard that uses the Japanese 106 layout on a Windows 7-based Tablet PC

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707319/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Data corruption occurs when a sparse file undergoes random write stress in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708811/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: System Restore tool does not work in Windows RE on a Windows 7-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2709289/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Delay occurs when you log on to a domain from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2709630/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Windows Media Player 12 displays scrambled DVD content in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2709981/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Monitor Display turns into black for a few seconds after "Starting Windows"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721719/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Unable to scan or open very high resolution file in Paint on Windows Vista or Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2722535/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Desktop background disappears with very large extended desktop on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724530/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Stop error 0x000000C4 during resume from sleep on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724933/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: System crashes with DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION in usbstor.sys

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2730127/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS12-041: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers could allow elevation of privilege: June 12, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2709162/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS12-042: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow elevation of privilege: June 12, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2711167/en-US

Windows 7 Ultimate: Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP Non-security related hotfixes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2702286/en-US

Windows XP Embedded: Registry filter may fail on Windows XP-based Embedded operating system

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720082/en-US

Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: Cluster nodes stop responding in a Windows Server 2008 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706774/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: NTLM Dependency on Windows Failover Clusters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720392/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: NPS realm stripping does not work when the override policy is enabled in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721886/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: GetMessage ignores posted messages received during the execution of a WinEvent callback

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2682659/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: WebClient service stops running when you try to upload files to a SharePoint server by using the WebDAV component in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2712435/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: "0x00000019" Stop error when you run an SNMP application on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2712746/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Command shell program stops responding when you use a telnet session to connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2675614/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Event ID 4 and event ID 14 logs are missing when you successfully use Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2700336/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Splwow64 process crashes when you try to print an Adobe document in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701894/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: MMC stops responding when you disable or enable an ATA channel on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2703639/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Applications that use smart card authentication stop responding on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706168/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Virtual machine configuration resources online failure during migration or startup

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2715472/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Network Policy Server in Windows Server 2008 R2 supports only TLS 1.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719195/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Installation of Windows Updates will sit at "Installing updates…" on Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 and not go any further

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2722533/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Heavy WAN usage after you restart centralized Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain controllers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2671874/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: High CPU usage occurs when a Windows Server 2008 R2-based server is under a very heavy UDP load

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685007/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: "226 Transfer complete" message when you run the ls or dir command against a file that does not exist in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685051/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: The screen saver grace period does not work as expected if the period exceeds 60 seconds on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685088/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: The Lsass.exe process crashes when you sign in to Lync 2010 to load a certificate from roaming profiles in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691043/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: NTLM authentication fails intermittently after the computer password is changed through a Windows Server 2008 R2-based RODC

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2696718/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Wrong quota settings are used when you apply quota templates on folders that begin with the same strings in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698654/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Certain Chinese error messages about fingerprint sensors are not translated correctly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698888/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: The Lpq.exe tool crashes in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701239/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: The event log files become corrupted in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701799/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: An overwrite confirmation dialog box is covered when you overwrite an existing file in an FTP server directory in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701851/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: The WMI process stops sending events to WMI clients from a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705357/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: "STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION" error message when you try to open a highly fragmented file on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707576/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Stop error when you create a VSS snapshot backup in Windows 7 SP1 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: "fvevol!FveFilterDeviceControl+1d0"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708549/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: RDX cartridge disks are not recognized correctly in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708857/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Incorrect available space is displayed in a Linux Hyper-V virtual machine on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2711771/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Duplicate SID information is added to the MachineLaunchRestriction registry entry when you update the Offer Remote Assistance Group Policy setting in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2712331/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: TTL values are different when you send two queries for the same SOA record in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2712740/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Unable to remove IPsec settings from iSCSI target portal configured with IPsec via the iSCSI initiator

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721092/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1: The Remote Desktop Web Access website does not show any published RemoteApp programs if a RemoteApp source is offline in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705427/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1: You may not receive correct rich error information when a COM application encounters an error in Windows 7 SP1 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707589/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: The computer stops responding when you copy files to a Blu-ray Disc in Windows Vista SP2 or in Windows Server 2008 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2710785/en-US

Windows Server AppFabric: Cumulative update package 2 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2716015/en-US