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Building Windows 8 Blog

Building the next release of Microsoft Windows is an industry-wide effort that Microsoft approaches with a strong sense of responsibility and humility. Windows 8 reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices, and will be the very best operating system for hundreds of millions of PCs, new and old, used by well over a billion people globally. We've been hard at work designing and building Windows 8 and you can read all about it here

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/
Windows ADK for Windows 8

Customize, assess, and deploy Windows 8 to new computers in your organization with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=dbb9df29a240a5164813cfcbd8bbb6b278c21c1d98977d8074fe35493a73c02029b8b1c9df2052e5

Windows Server

http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Windows Client

Other

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld

http://blogs.technet.com/softgrid

http://blogs.technet.com/mdop

http://blogs.technet.com/askds

http://blogs.technet.com/askperf

http://blogs.technet.com/networking

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore

http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging

http://blogs.technet.com/hot

Downloads

Free Ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

Download the RTM edition of the free ebook from Microsoft Press - Introducing Windows Server 2012. This edition replaces the earlier preview edition, with screenshots and feature descriptions now being based on RTM instead of beta. A key feature of this book is the inclusion of sidebars written by members of the Windows Server team, Microsoft Support engineers, Microsoft Consulting Services staff, and others who work at Microsoft.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=dbb9df29a240a51631111883142af1892af4c517b9ca877ca8fe3484290185cd0a8780e779271f43

Upgrade Your Windows Server 2012 Evaluation to the Full Retail Version

Did you install the evaluation version of Windows Server 2012 from the TechNet Evaluation Center and would now like to move it to production? Thanks to a new feature in Windows Server 2012 you can now easily upgrade from the trial version to the full retail version.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=dbb9df29a240a5164d8d14d8e2c1c8b3bff06a6e9710ebfb2b5c89ef22341cce84d25169ba72a894

Windows ADK for Windows 8

Customize, assess, and deploy Windows 8 to new computers in your organization with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=dbb9df29a240a5164813cfcbd8bbb6b278c21c1d98977d8074fe35493a73c02029b8b1c9df2052e5

Download the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter provides a Microsoft-supported, freely available, stand-alone solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard drives (VHDs) - including conversion from VMware to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=dbb9df29a240a516e4aa44ace24755784ba7ddfec21d83f39ee6774b98c0e0d168a210b4121905af

Deployment Considerations for Windows To Go

Because Windows To Go was designed as an enterprise solution, extra consideration was given to the deployment workflows that enterprises already have in place. Explore the boot experience, deployment methods, and tools that you can use with Windows To Go.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=dbb9df29a240a516b6b37d3b68dac30cff32c68534963d9296cd9d9c5159e25b8f89f412fd810dc1

New Training Available for Windows 8

The first available instructor-led Microsoft Official Course on Windows 8, 20687A: Configuring Windows 8 is a five-day course providing hands-on experience with Windows 8, and guidance on installing, upgrading, administering, and troubleshooting. The course is intended for IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources, and also serves as preparation toward Microsoft certification exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=dbb9df29a240a516f7a39b2c6c976a6334b9ba4628ca485604f0d2c28ab4765ac0e1712654a029d6

Two New Windows Server 2012 Courses Now Available on MVA

Prepare for Windows Server 2012 with new technical courses from Microsoft Virtual Academy: Identity and Access, and Web and App Platform. MVA currently offers seven courses on Windows Server 2012 topics, with more coming throughout the month.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=dbb9df29a240a516d2a77619d9e80ee5f47b8cd6686375980e45affab388cba26184be17c7ec17da

What's New in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

This two-part webcast provides a complete summary of why Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is the best virtualization platform for server consolidation, key workload support, and VDI, and is the ideal platform for infrastructure as a service, including private cloud, hybrid cloud, and public cloud.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=b0b5d189eb1ed68bf67e16578937e698f4afabcf7b78f472a08843b69ed7d14918575ee997fcc2da

Simplify Deployment of Windows Server 2012 with MDT 2012 Update 1

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 is now available and expands your deployment capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Community Technology Preview.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=b0b5d189eb1ed68b473aa02e1f0ffdf7801f442c13b9762021187b56f47d1f32da382b60a3ff7224

Assess Windows Server 2012 Readiness with MAP 7.0

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 is now available for download with detailed and actionable recommendations, indicating the machines that meet Windows Server 2012 system requirements and which may require hardware updates. A comprehensive inventory of servers, operating systems, workloads, devices, and server roles is included to help in planning efforts.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=b0b5d189eb1ed68b07ad5d3f2b46f4e72035fc1aebdc1bede3be08977804225542f85ea2935f968c

Configuring and Managing Server Core Installations

This collection of topics provides the information needed to install and deploy Server Core servers; install, manage, and uninstall server roles and features; and manage the server locally or remotely. It also includes a quick reference table of common tasks and the commands for accomplishing them locally on a Server Core server.

http://click.email.microsoftemail.com/?qs=b0b5d189eb1ed68b57b810373195b5af217a877902cd413415038b2d059d08e752e515258857ac37

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 PowerShell 1.0 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Language Pack for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926141

[SDP 3][21971232-de19-4205-b5c9-c18f828726b4] COM and COMPlus ETW Data Collector

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755740

Client computer does not receive a TCP SYN ACK response message from a server that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2743582

How to reclaim disk space on a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956324

TCP SACK option is always set to "true" after you enable the TCP/IP Offloading feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2741850

Network connection is slow when you run a WFP-based application on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2735855

DhcpRequestParams function does not retrieve configuration settings from a DHCP server in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2738141

Performance Monitor or a PDH function takes longer than expected to collect performance data on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2740180

Group policy report displays incorrect information on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717541

802.1X authentication fails after you connect a computer to a network in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2736878

Show Bluetooth Devices does not show any devices on Dutch Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755080

Customized Power Management policy does not take effect on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757199

0x80070091 error when you perform a drag-and-drop operation to replace a folder in a WebDAV shared folder in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732597

Incorrect start time of Group Policy scheduled tasks on a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2738974

PEAP-EAPTLS or EAPTLS Single Sign On with Pre-Logon does not work

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717916

Introduction to the Connection Info feature in the RDC client in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2741624

An update is available for the Windows Library for JavaScript: September 4

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2744862

Visual Studio performance tools in Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 are not supported in Windows 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2748309

You cannot unlock a BitLocker-encrypted drive after you upgrade to Windows 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2748266

You cannot convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk when the computer name contains double-byte characters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973561

Unpredictable behavior if you migrate a roaming user profile from Windows 8 to Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2748329

Estimated time may not be accurate when burning large files to Blu-Ray/DVD discs on Windows 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755029

Change product key link is not available in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2750773

Microsoft Security Advisory: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755399

A Bluetooth mouse or keyboard fails to reconnect after being left idle

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2758967

An update is available for the Windows Library for JavaScript: September 26 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2758301

0xC004F015 error message when you try to install a Windows 8 KMS host key

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752119

The specified database is not a valid VAMT database error message when you try to create a database by using VAMT 3.0 on a Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755159

Windows 8 clients may not be able to connect to wireless network

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2749073

Memory leak occurs in the Svchost.exe process on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2743187

Large initial Non-Paged Pool Memory is reserved after operating system boot-up

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2762246

Unsupported configuration warning when you run a Windows 8-based or Windows Server 2012-based virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737297

You cannot run a Windows 8-based or Windows Server 2012-based virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2744129

Folder Redirection feature does not synchronize a file in a redirected folder on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2714014

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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2738597

NRPT rule is not displayed or is displayed as corrupted in the GPMC after you deploy the rule on a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2743563

Computer crashes when you connect to a Citrix XenDesktop virtual machine in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2735697

Device has not been installed correctly or "Device unplugged" error message when you connect a USB hub to a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2742516

Non-topmost window appears above a topmost window when you click the Show Desktop button on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2743148

Parent DNS servers cannot resolve the names of records from a child domain after you configure DNSSEC for an Active Directory-integrated DNS zone in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724183

Cannot automatically connect to mobile broadband network after you unblock the PIN-based mobile broadband device on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2741416

The given key was not present in the dictionary error when you try to run the Get-ADObjects cmdlet on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2741618

Applications that execute PowerShell scripts crash randomly in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2740522

You cannot query an Index Server catalog by using the IXSSO component on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer after you install hotfix 2698365

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2740317

Spoolsv.exe process crashes when you select the "Print to File" option on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737353

530 User cannot login error message when you try to connect to an FTP site in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724306

Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer crashes when you run a guest operating system that has multiple virtual CPUs

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2739143

Server Manager refresh fails with error 'Incorrect function'' in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2762229

Running a Remote Desktop session within another Remote Desktop session is not supported

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2582684

Event ID 4008 is not logged in the DFSR log in Windows Server 2012 when membership of a replicated folder is disabled

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737272

Windows PowerShell Web Access webpage that is hosted in Windows Server 2012 is not displayed in the preferred language of your browser

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752236

Running a Remote Desktop Connection session within another Remote Desktop Connection session is supported with Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 for specific scenarios

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2754550

How to deploy a client computer in a Windows Server 2012 Essentials network without joining the domain

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752321

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Log Collector does not collect log files when the operating system is not installed on drive C

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2754875

Introducing the new logging mechanism for the VDS in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2759114

Access violation when you stop the NetMan service on a computer that is running Windows Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2008 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2740564

Event ID 46 logged when you start a computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756313

How to create the Central Store for Group Policy Administrative Template files in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929841