News

Dawn of Windows 8 Brings New Device Opportunities as Sun Sets on XP

With Microsoft set to discontinue support for Windows XP a year from now, upgrading to modern PCs makes more sense than ever.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Features/2013/Apr13/04-08OEMWindowsXP.aspx

Domino’s Pizza, Xerox and Pedcor Count on Microsoft Hyper-V and Private Cloud

Companies across industries look to Microsoft infrastructure solutions to deliver critical business applications.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Apr13/04-08MMSCustPR.aspx

Blogs

The World Simplified is a Virtual World

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld

Meet Windows 8

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/meet

Windows Virtualization Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization

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

Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

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

Downloads

Windows Azure Poster

Provides an overview of Windows Azure features, services, and common uses

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35473

Events/Webcasts

Deliver 1:1 Computing Leveraging Existing Infrastructure

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032548062&culture=en-US

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

KB Alerts

"0x0000000A" Stop error in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2807832/EN-US

Certificate validation fails when a certificate has multiple trusted certification paths to root CAs

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2831004/EN-US

ADUC displays unreadable text in an error message when you add a user to a group in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2815860/EN-US

The web configuration file may become corrupted when you run the SFC command in Windows Server 2012 Essentials

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2828269/EN-US

Virtual machines freeze at the "Stopping" state after you shut down the virtual machines in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823643/EN-US

Office 365 Integration Service reports do not run after you install Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2828257/EN-US

"0x000000B8" Stop error in a heavy load situation or when you have connectivity issues in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980663/EN-US

An update that adds KMS activation support for Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823187/EN-US

"0x000000A0" Stop error when you resume Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 from hibernate

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823506/EN-US

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update package B: April 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823516/EN-US

Active Directory Accounts Gets Disabled Automatically

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2777063/EN-US

May be unable to modify some users and users may disappear from the SBS Essentials Dashboard

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2542106/EN-US

A hotfix is available that adds two new cluster control codes to help you determine which cluster node is blocking a GUM update in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2779069/EN-US

MS13-029: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Client could allow remote code execution: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2828223/EN-US

Suggested hotfixes for WMI related issue on Windows platforms

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591403/EN-US

An update is available for Windows Management Framework 3.0 in Windows Server 2008 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2781498/EN-US

Missing Windows Installer Cache Files Will Require a Computer Rebuild

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667628/EN-US

You cannot log off an RD session in a Windows Server 2008 R2 server environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813636/EN-US

UI is displayed incorrectly when you right-click a third-party dynamic disk resource in the Available Storage area in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795997/EN-US

Windows cannot be restored on a Windows RT-based, Windows 8-based or Windows Server 2012-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2800033/EN-US

Forwarded Events log is unavailable and EventCollector log is not displayed after you uninstall Windows Management Framework 3.0 in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2809215/EN-US

Microsoft Security Advisory: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833510/EN-US

Update that improves the logging capabilities of the Storport.sys driver in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2819476/EN-US

Data corruption occurs when you merge Data Deduplication-enabled VHDs in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2819564/EN-US

MS13-033: Vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS) could allow elevation of privilege: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2820917/EN-US

CR/LF characters in the "FriendlyName" value of a USB 3.0 extensible Host Controller don't query in applications in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2822343/EN-US

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update: April 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2822241/EN-US

Protocol driver doesn't bind to teamed network adapters in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2818790/EN-US

MS13-031: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow elevation of privilege: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813170/EN-US

MS13-029: Description of the security update for Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 Client: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813347/EN-US

MS13-029: Description of the security update for Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 Client: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813345/EN-US

Update that resolves stability issues in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012-based computers that have Atom processers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813298/EN-US

USB storage device cannot be recognized or mounted on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2799926/EN-US

MS13-036: Description of the security update for the Windows kernel-mode driver (win32k.sys): April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2808735/EN-US

Issues when the Audit object access policy is enabled on Removable Storage in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2811670/EN-US

"MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID service was unable to log on as NT SERVICE\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID" error when you install WID in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2832204/EN-US

MS13-032: Description of the security update for Active Directory: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2772930/EN-US

Virtual switch extension cannot send packets separately through every individual network adapter in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823958/EN-US

Protocol driver doesn't set packet filter on the bindings of miniport drivers when you use Wanarp.sys in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825160/EN-US

An update is available to enable UMB support in the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2783565/EN-US

Secondary dump data is limited to 256 MB in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2826910/EN-US

Takes longer than expected to log off from a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based RDS server remotely

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2809808/EN-US

COM-based application freezes on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2821049/EN-US

"Access Denied" error message when you try to access a file share that has Access-based Enumeration enabled in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2821343/EN-US

"0x000000D1" Stop error when you open the MPIO snap-in on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2821052/EN-US

"0x000000D1" Stop error when you shut down a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2820467/EN-US

Application freezes when you access a password protected certificate in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813237/EN-US

Time-out error when you run Setspn.exe in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2799960/EN-US

Oplock break requests are ignored by a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based client

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2824408/EN-US

Splwow64.exe process doesn't end after a print job finishes in the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2815716/EN-US

Event ID 30700 is logged in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 when you try to connect to a server that is running an SMB service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2811594/EN-US

Error message when you use Diskpart.exe in Windows RT, Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2811532/EN-US

High memory and CPU usage in Lsass.exe when you export keys in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2814604/EN-US

You cannot back up the system state on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2807849/EN-US

Error message when you run the "New-VirtualDiskSnapshot -TargetStoragePoolName" Storage Management cmdlet in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2812263/EN-US

CAB file that is exported by using the Wsusutil.exe command is displayed as 0 KB on a Windows Server 2012-based WSUS server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2819484/EN-US

Deleted file is still displayed in the Documents library in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2803202/EN-US

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/EN-US

High CPU usage on a file server that is running  Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with ABE enabled

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732618/EN-US

Tasklist.exe tool displays no process information on a computer that is running Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732840/EN-US

Windows Kernel event ID 41 error "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first" in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504/EN-US

MS13-036: Description of the security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys): April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823324/EN-US

Kernel-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 update for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685811/EN-US

A platform update is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670838/EN-US

User-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 update for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685813/EN-US

An update is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Vista SP2: January 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2750147/EN-US

An update is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012: January 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2750149/EN-US

Folder Redirection settings are not applied

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2811384/EN-US

You experience Print Spooler error messages after installing or upgrading a Third-Party print driver

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2793718/EN-US

Windows Server Remote ServerCore Diagnostic

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2842384/EN-US

You cannot stop a process by using the Taskkill.exe utility in Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2798040/EN-US

Available Updates for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2821526/EN-US