Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Backup and Recovery of Small Business Server 2003 using Data Protection Manager 2007

Brief Description

Learn how to use Data Protection Manager 2007 to back up Windows SBS 2003.

Overview

This white paper written by Andrew Alaniz of Computer Technology Solutions, Inc., outlines the steps necessary to prepare for a bare metal restore by using Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 to back up a computer running the Windows Small Business Server 2003 server software.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f1e24462-4205-49aa-8839-cdd177a2bebd

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console Help

Brief Description

Product help for Windows SBS 2008

Overview

The Hotfix Package for DPM 2007 (KB963102) addresses the issues as summarized in KB963102 - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;963102 .

This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates. Note: Depending on your configuration, some updates may not apply. Please see “Installation Instructions” for details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8a551a13-270e-46c0-91ee-4a6d3d8bf034

Windows Essential Business Server Installation Guide

Brief Description

This document explains how to install Windows Essential Business Server (Windows EBS) in a production environment.

Overview

Windows® Essential Business Server (EBS) provides an integrated server and management system for midsize networks. This document explains how to install Windows EBS in a production environment by using the Windows EBS Installation Wizard.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=11c34b73-a9aa-4beb-940d-2ab93b167fdc

Microsoft Online Services Release Notes

Brief Description

Release Notes for the current version of Microsoft Online Services

Overview

Release Notes for the current version of Microsoft Online Services

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f297f10c-de9b-4c3e-8aa4-60d7f1baef55

Microsoft Transporter Suite Release Notes

Brief Description

This download contains the most current Release Notes information for Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino.

Overview

The Microsoft Transporter Suite Release Notes contains up to date information that is not included in the Transporter Help file. The Transporter Release Notes augments the Transporter Help.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=362db2ca-b254-4301-b506-749f90ad8669

TCP/IP Registry Values for Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Brief Description

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 allow you to modify TCP/IP behavior with registry values.

Overview

This white paper describes the registry values for the TCP/IP protocol stack in Microsoft® Windows Vista™ and Windows Server® 2008. The intended audience for this paper is network engineers and support professionals who are already familiar with TCP/IP (both IP version 4 [IPv4] and IP version 6 [IPv6]).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=12ac9780-17b5-480c-aef7-5c0bde9060b0

Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Documentation

Brief Description

This download contains documentation for System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1.

Overview

This download contains the following documentation for System Center Operations Manager 2007:

Operations Manager 2007 Operations Guide:

This guide is a comprehensive resource that can be used to understand and use your Operations Manager 2007 implementation to your best advantage. It teaches the Operations Manager administrator what to do after successfully deploying Operations Manager for the first time as well as serving as a reference for ongoing maintenance.

Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide:

This guide steps you through the deployment process for System Center Operations Manager 2007.

The Operations Manager 2007 Design Guide:

This guide takes the reader through the necessary steps to develop a complete architectural plan for their OpsMgr2007 implementation.

Operations Manager 2007 Migration Guide:

This guide is intended to help you understand the migration process from Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM 2005) to Operations Manager 2007 and the tools that are used in the process.

Operations Manager 2007 Report Authoring Guide:

This guide provides an overview of the Operations Manager reporting feature, including procedures for generating pre-populated reports and authoring custom reports. There is also reference information for users looking to create custom reports.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d826b836-59e5-4628-939e-2b852ed79859

White Paper: SAMPLE - Performance and Scalability Assessment of Customer Implementation

Brief Description

This paper provides a sample final report on the results, conclusions, and recommendations from a performance and scalability assessment of a customer's implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Overview

Working closely with contacts in a variety of technical, support, and field roles, the MS CRM Engineering for Enterprise (E2) team receives documentation and resources from which the broader CRM community can benefit. This paper provides a sample final report on the results, conclusions, and recommendations from a performance and scalability assessment of a customer's implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The document provides details of the testing methodology and environment, as well as benchmark testing results. This sample report is intended to serve as a point of reference for other groups or teams that are or plan to perform similar performance and scalability assessments on customer implementations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e76d8916-81a6-4330-90ae-b24f8263fff8

Release Documents for Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 and Vista Service Pack 2

Brief Description

Release docs for WS08 and Vista SP2 Release Candidate

Overview

Three documents are available: Installing this Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 with SP2; Release Notes for this Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 with SP2; Release Notes for this Release Candidate of Vista with SP2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d7f0b997-6345-4bf2-b5db-479b12e04ddd

Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (64 bit)

Brief Description

Use this tool to support migration of Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools to forward copies of your Exchange Server mail to your Exchange Online mailboxes. You can also use the Migration Tools to copy content from your Exchange Server, POP3, or IMAP4 e-mail server mailboxes to your Exchange Online mailboxes. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5547634c-5e49-4dbd-b6b0-457b38a75f33

Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (32 bit)

Brief Description

Use this tool to support migration of Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools to forward copies of your Exchange Server mail to your Exchange Online mailboxes. You can also use the Migration Tools to copy content from your Exchange Server, POP3, or IMAP4 e-mail server mailboxes to your Exchange Online mailboxes. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9ed5f4c1-7f0b-4506-a214-32093af6147a

Deploying RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide

Brief Description

RemoteApp and Desktop Connection is a feature in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, which provides administrators the ability to group RemoteApp programs and virtual desktops and make them available to end users.

Overview

In Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, RemoteApp and Desktop Connection is a feature of Remote Desktop Services that provides administrators the ability to group RemoteApp programs and virtual desktops and make them available to end users on the Start menu of a computer that is running Windows® 7 Beta or by using a Web browser.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2f5b9705-bc09-466e-882b-7227cbb39183

Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0

Brief Description

MOF 4.0 is practical guidance for IT organizations. With the release of version 4.0, MOF now reflects a single, comprehensive IT service lifecycle—it helps IT professionals connect service management principles to everyday IT tasks and activities and ensures alignment between IT and the business.

Overview

Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0. MOF 4.0 is designed to help IT professionals quickly access useful, relevant content. It contains practical guidance—not just theory—and its streamlined approach makes it possible to use either the entire framework or one process from a particular service management function (SMF).

MOF Job Aids. These templates, worksheets, and tools help IT pros apply MOF 4.0 guidance to specific scenarios and challenges.

IT Pro Quick Start Kit. Save time and money by learning more about MOF 4.0. The IT Pro Quick Start Kit gives an overview of MOF 4.0 and provides the tools to start using it today. The kit includes links to presentations and data sheets, information on MOF, compliance, and training and certification, ready-to-use graphics, and supporting materials.

To learn more, visit www.microsoft.com/MOF.

Send questions or feedback to us directly at mof@microsoft.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=457ed61d-27b8-49d1-baca-b175e8f54c0c

Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino

Brief Description

This download contains the Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino white paper.

Overview

The Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino white paper helps you through the process of migrating your Lotus Domino content to Microsoft Exchange Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=72a947d9-e75f-4eae-b153-e0b4a16442d9

Windows Live Toolbar Administrative Template (.adm) File

Brief Description

Windows Live Toolbar adminstrative tempate file for Group Policy Object Editor

Overview

Administrative Template files are used to populate user interface settings in the Group Policy Object Editor, which is used to manage registry-based policy settings. The Windows Live Toolbar Administrative Template (.adm) file enables administrators to control access to Toolbar features and functionality using registry-based policy settings.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=58c74637-0a7e-4875-b613-e20e8b6ab695

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

Brief Description

This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help.

Overview

The Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help can help you in the day-to-day administration of Exchange. Use this information to guide you through Exchange Server 2007 SP1 features, tasks, and administration procedures.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5eb0f9a0-2c49-4f2a-8a09-b981ed667821

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - Windows Update Experience Kit

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) RC and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) RC is available through Windows Update, this kit gives you the instructions and script required to be offered SP2 through Windows Update.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 RC is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP2 RC applies to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 RC will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

SP2 is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

This kit contains

1) A Word document that has instructions and "things to know" before you install

2) A command script that will set a registry key on your computer that will enable Windows Update to offer you the Service Pack. This installation option is available to computers that have any of the 36 supported Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista languages.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=18045534-bf27-4953-b907-764c4682714c

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - ALL Language Standalone DVD ISO

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

SP2 is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

This is a DVD ISO image contains Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x86, x64, IA-64 and Windows Vista for x86, x64. This image will work with all Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista languages.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dba0fc54-d35c-4978-ac0d-e3224cfe1736

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - Five Language Standalone for x64-based systems (KB948465)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate applies to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 Release Candidate will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Server 2008.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Five Language Standalone for ia64-based systems can be installed on systems with any of the following language versions: English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=361d0ca3-4b2c-4f1c-8b3e-de376fdb1de8

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - ALL Language Standalone (KB948465)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC apply to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 RC will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Server 2008.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - All Language Standalone version can be installed on systems with any of the 36 supported languages.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1ce481d9-19df-48ef-a952-a4b8e857dd45

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - ALL Language Standalone for ia64-based systems (KB948465)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate applies to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 Release Candidate will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.

In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Server 2008.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 All Language Standalone for ia64-based systems can be installed on systems with any of 7 supported languages.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d1056147-8270-4d5c-a85d-b84a556c0c61

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - All Language Standalone for x64-based systems (KB948465)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate apply to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 Release Candidate will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Server 2008.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate - All Language Standalone version can be installed on systems with any of the 36 supported languages.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b920ae4a-e1d3-4fb1-bb8a-a7cc857d5530

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - Five Language Standalone DVD ISO

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate apply to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. Installation of Service Pack 2 Release Candidate will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. Wet recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

SP2 is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

This is a DVD ISO image contains Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x86, x64, IA-64 and Windows Vista for x86, x64. This image is only applicable to computers that have one or more of the following languages: English, German, French, Japanese, or Spanish. If you have an OS or language pack that is not one of these languages please use the "All Languages" version of Service Pack 2.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0a3d7a63-46af-4e04-ac8c-91b8bc476450

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - Five Language Standalone (KB948465)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate is an update to Windows Server and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers.

Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC apply to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. Installation of Service Pack 2 RC will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process, even if the installation is not completed. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations of Windows Server 2008.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release Candidate and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate - Five Language Standalone version can be installed on systems with any of the following language versions: English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dca54ecc-362a-4b4d-b62b-22780e839a7e

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista - Customer Experience Improvement Program for Device Drivers (KB958794)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista - CEIP for Device Drivers improves the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft during Service Pack 2 installation.

Overview

Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista CEIP for Device Drivers is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista CEIP for Device Drivers applies to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

Download and install this package to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server/Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings. As part of Windows Server2008/Windows Vista CEIP, this update collects information about device drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing this package. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install this optional pre-req.

This image will work with Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x86 and Windows Vista for x86. This image will work with all Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista languages.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=07a5290f-0e5c-4316-8c4c-86522e9c5df5

Windows Server 2008 - Customer Experience Improvement Program for Device Drivers for ia64-based systems (KB958794)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 - CEIP for Device Drivers improves the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft during Service Pack 2 installation.

Overview

Windows Server 2008 CEIP for Device Drivers is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 CEIP for Device Drivers applies to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

Download and install this package to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings. As part of Windows Server2008 CEIP, this update collects information about device drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing this package. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install this optional pre-req.

This image will work with Windows Server 2008 SP2 for ia64 based systems This image will work with all Windows Server 2008 ia64 languages.

Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3365bec8-0cee-4f53-a7cb-d3b6076de1b4

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista - Customer Experience Improvement Program for Device Drivers for x64-based systems (KB958794)

Brief Description

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista - CEIP for Device Drivers improves the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft during Service Pack 2 installation.

Overview

Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista CEIP for Device Drivers is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums.

Windows Vista SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista CEIP for Device Drivers applies to people, organizations, and technical enthusiasts who are comfortable evaluating prerelease software. This prerelease software is provided for testing only. We do not recommend installing this software on primary or mission-critical systems. We recommend that you have a backup of your data before you install any prerelease software.

Download and install this package to improve the quality of the software information that is sent to Microsoft by configuring existing Windows Server/Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) settings. As part of Windows Server2008/Windows Vista CEIP, this update collects information about device drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and the features that you use most frequently.

Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing this package. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install this optional pre-req.

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Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 TechNet forum.

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Windows Small Business Server 2008 Active Directory Group Converter

Brief Description

The Windows SBS 2008 Active Directory Group Converter helps you convert some groups to Windows SBS compatible groups.

Overview

The Windows Small Business Server 2008 Active Directory Group Converter helps you convert groups in the MyBusiness organizational unit to groups that are compatible with Windows SBS 2008.

You can convert groups that were created by using either the Windows SBS 2003 Administration Console or the Active Directory Users and Groups console. To convert the groups, the wizard adds some necessary Active Directory attributes to them.

After you convert groups to Windows SBS 2008 compatible groups, you can manage the groups by using the Windows SBS Console.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7fa26c89-7106-41a3-a7b1-dad38beeacf8

Microsoft Transporter Suite

Brief Description

Microsoft Transporter Suite is a set of interoperability and migration tools to migrate content from Lotus Domino servers or Generic POP/IMAP servers.

Overview

Transporter Suite contains a set of tools for migrations from both Lotus Domino Servers, and generic IMAP/POP sources. For Lotus Domino the suite contains a set of tools for Directory and Free/Busy interoperability between Lotus Domino 6, 7 and 8 and Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2003/2008 Active Directory. In addition for Lotus Domino the suite contains migration tools to migrate users, groups, personal address lists, mailboxes, personal mail archives, and applications from Lotus Domino 5, 6, 7 or 8 to Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. For generic POP/IMAP servers the suite contains a set of tools to bulk migrate mailboxes from any generic email servers that support the POP3 or IMAP4 protocol to mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=35fc4205-792b-4306-8e4b-0de9cce72172

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation

Brief Description

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol technical documentation set provides technical specifications for Microsoft protocols, and Microsoft extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol technical documentation set provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft protocols and extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to interoperate or communicate natively with Microsoft Office client and other server products.

The documentation set includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 VHD

Brief Description

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 SP1.

Overview

System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 is a new management solution specifically designed for IT professionals working in midsize businesses who often face IT challenges similar to those of larger enterprises—troubleshooting user problems, automating management tasks, managing multiple systems, and diagnosing and resolving IT problems. And when you download the 90-day trial software, you're automatically registered to receive valuable resources delivered at strategic intervals throughout the software evaluation period.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e6fc3117-48c5-4fd1-a3d2-927eab397373

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ecaccabe-c699-4d56-a595-5782835c01fe

Update for Windows Vista (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8720a3d1-e21a-4e3e-875b-71f8328fe4e6

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=604dd784-d94a-4634-9d39-5863209dc29b

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=26649101-66c6-4e53-b10d-7ceb92eaca14

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bf06390f-c61f-4bca-b6e1-e175ae2c94b6

Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6420c0f9-433a-4a0e-b613-b08a5eb7dc43

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d03b5ae6-7367-4c0d-9a42-1f79731b6258

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c4a95daa-5bd8-4c2e-a9df-69dd900ea3b0

Update for Windows XP (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e0735d57-03cc-42e5-823e-60c9efe74aac

Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Archive

Brief Description

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. All earlier versions have been retired.

Overview

The following versions of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) have been retired:

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008, March 2008 release

Microsoft Deployment, November 2007 release

Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Update 2, March 2008 release

Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Patch 1, May 2007 release

Business Desktop Deployment 2007, January 2007 release

Business Desktop Deployment 2.5, August 2005 release

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1 replaces all prior versions of MDT and BDD. It provides additional support for new OS versions and deployment scenarios and is the upgrade path for users of earlier versions.

Click here to download MDT 2008 Update 1.

For more information on Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, see Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on TechNet.

Send requests, questions, or feedback to us directly at SATfdbk@microsoft.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=02a2605d-51e8-469f-be4a-1dd2af580502

Solutions & Solution Development

Microsoft "Oslo" SDK - January 2009 CTP

Brief Description

The "Oslo" SDK CTP includes documents and tools for working with "M".

Overview

"Oslo" is the code name for the Microsoft's next generation application development platform. The goal of "Oslo" is to provide a 10x productivity gain across the application lifecycle (design, development, and management). "Oslo" leverages domain-specific models, languages and tools to achieve this goal.

The SDK contains documentation, samples, copies of the “Oslo” models written in "M", and tools designed to help you write your own models in "M", including the code name “Intellipad” tool for code name “Oslo”.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f2f4544c-626c-44a3-8866-b2a9fe078956

Microsoft ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 SP2

Brief Description

ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 SP2

Overview

ProClarity analytics extends the reach of business intelligence to every decision-maker in your organization. ProClarity Desktop Professional works with Microsoft Business Intelligence by placing the power of analytics in the hands of the people running your business. Using visualizations like performance maps, decomposition trees, and other tools can help expedite your understanding of what is happening at any given moment in your organization. As a recent Microsoft subsidiary, ProClarity helps Microsoft BI users identify trends, explore data, and pinpoint what is driving corporate performance—just as it has always done.

ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 SP2 is a cumulative update that includes all fixes to ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3 and ProClarity Dashboard Server 6.3 since the public release of these two products. (For detailed information about the fixes, please refer to kb article 958293 or the ProClarity 6.3 SP2 release notes.) This service pack also includes the components to distribute ProClarity Professional 6.3 SP2, ProClarity KPI Designer 6.3, and ProClarity Selector from ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d819745e-987c-468f-bf9c-feebf4a81ec1

WHDC White Papers and Documentation

Brief Description

WHDC white papers and documentation for driver and hardware developers

Overview

White papers, documentation, and other resources for driver and hardware developers from the WHDC Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9a138e5f-df06-467c-89fe-c463f1c8216f

Microsoft Codename "Oslo" Repository CLR Instances Sample

Brief Description

Database instances containing representations of metadata shredded from the core assemblies in the Microsoft .NET Framework versions 2.0 and 3.0.

Overview

Database instances containing representations of metadata shredded from the core assemblies in the Microsoft .NET Framework versions 2.0 and 3.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=86a352c8-6c44-4181-9678-cab18679bb0d

Accelerator Icon and Guidelines

Brief Description

Internet Explorer 8 Readiness

You may use the Accelerator icon for free, provided that your use complies with these guidelines.

Overview

The Accelerator icon is intended to provide a common visual cue that a Web site includes Accelerator functionality, which permits easy interaction with a service offered by a Web site. The Accelerator icon may be used in accordance with the Accelerator Icon Guidelines. The attached .zip file includes .png and .gif renderings of the icon in various sizes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3565d6fb-53ac-4d27-bab3-9a9d267e1e45

NP .NET Profiler

Brief Description

NP .NET Profiler Tool is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as slow performance, memory related issues, and first chance exceptions in any .NET process.

Overview

NP .NET Profiler Tool is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as slow performance, memory related issues, and first chance exceptions in any .NET process. It can troubleshoot following types of .NET applications : Azure Cloud Service ASP.NET Web Applications .NET Windows Applications (WCF, WPF and WF ) .NET Console Applications .NET Window Services .NET COM+ Components

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5eaeb8e7-24cc-4006-aeb7-ac830460fe3d

InfoPath 2007 Demo: Help users prevent mistakes by using data validation

Brief Description

Watch the demo to learn how to control what type of data users can enter.

Overview

When you design a form template in InfoPath, you can control what type of data people are allowed to enter in each field of the form. For example, you might want a field for telephone numbers to be exactly 10 digits, including a three-digit area code in parentheses. By using data validation, you can check the data that people put in forms and then display various messages if the data does not match conditions that you specify.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5a64745c-590f-4fba-be24-eba9ab9b32a5

InfoPath 2007 Demo: Store InfoPath forms in a document library on a SharePoint site

Brief Description

Watch the demo to see how to customize an InfoPath template and publish it.

Overview

Form templates that your team can use again and again — such as meeting notes, travel requests, and status reports — are available in Office InfoPath 2007. This demo shows you how to customize an InfoPath template and publish it to the team's Windows SharePoint Services site for everyone to use.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f172d9de-5583-4627-8c64-22209acaad03

Access 2007 Demo: Set the relationship between 2 tables

Brief Description

Watch this video to learn about table relationships and to see how easy it is to set them up.

Overview

Relational databases use table relationships to ensure that records are accurate and complete and to avoid storing redundant data. If you use table relationships in your Office Access 2007 database, you can enter new data once and then use this data in the other tables of your database. You won't have to worry about updating other tables when you change the data in a record that is related to those tables.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5f63124d-9538-40b4-b875-916116151f0d

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Connect people to information with portals

Brief Description

This demo shows how employees at a fictitious company called Adventure Works use their company's intranet portal site to find information and perform their jobs more efficiently.

Overview

With Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, organizations can easily create portal sites that connect individual sites across an organization and consolidate access to existing business applications. Teams and individuals in an organization can use a portal site to work collaboratively and access the people, information, and business applications they need to do their jobs. Office SharePoint Server 2007 also includes features that organizations can use to personalize the experience of a portal site for individual users. In this demo, you'll see how employees at a fictitious company called Adventure Works use their company's intranet portal site to find information and perform their jobs more efficiently.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=947a1c83-7005-466b-bc0e-7d950c00c327

2007 Office System Demo: Place your favorite commands on the Quick Access Toolbar

Brief Description

Put the commands and buttons you use most often within easy reach — on the Quick Access Toolbar.

Overview

There's a fast way to put the commands and buttons you use most often within easy reach — put them on the Quick Access Toolbar. This row of buttons above the Ribbon, part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, already contains several buttons by default, but you can add new commands. The demo shows you two ways to do this, as well as how to remove them later if you want to.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ae93be77-97f4-40c7-9446-32b69ae37d99

InfoPath 2007 Demo: Populate a drop-down list box from a SharePoint list

Brief Description

Watch the demo to see how to make a form easier to use by adding items from a list.

Overview

This demo shows you how to make a form that is based on an Office InfoPath 2007 form template easier to use by adding items from a list on a Windows SharePoint Services site to a drop-down list box.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=326fa5cd-1a30-4724-99d9-4d71d34704b5

Access 2007 Demo: Select the right form view

Brief Description

Watch this demo to learn which form style will best match the needs of your Access 2007 database users.

Overview

Forms are used to display a set of data that is stored in related tables or queries within in a database. Forms help present data in an organized and attractive manner, based on the design and view. Selecting the right form view is important because it affects both the performance and the ease of use of your database, including data entry, analysis, and viewing. Watch this demo to learn which form style will best match the needs of your database users.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7cb3a217-8c50-49df-b1ea-63accde4d843

Access 2007 Demo: Use the Expression Builder

Brief Description

Watch the demo to see how to use the Expression Builder in Access 2007 for one common task —calculating a date value on a report.

Overview

You can use expressions throughout Access — for example, to calculate values, act as query criteria, or validate data. The Expression Builder helps you create expressions by providing easy access to the names of the fields and controls in your database, and to many of the built-in functions that are available to you when you write expressions. This demo shows you how to use the Expression Builder for one common task —calculating a date value on a report.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d8f65507-1cba-46fa-8d91-a741ff7d0ff0

Communicator 2007 Demos (set of 3): Use Office Communicator 2007 to collaborate with colleagues - English

Brief Description

Overview

See Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 in action. This set of three demos shows you how Communicator 2007 transforms your communications experience, giving you powerful phone features from within your computer and helping you find the right people the first time, whether you are in the office or on the road.

You can download the demos here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demos, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0ebe0c47-fea4-42e0-83ec-a473cfba37f5

Excel 2007 Demo: Adjust page breaks to control what is printed on each page

Brief Description

Watch the demo to see how to arrange page breaks on an Excel 2007 worksheet.

Overview

Printing a worksheet that has many rows and columns can be a real challenge. Before you send your worksheet data to the printer, you can quickly rearrange page breaks to define what will be printed on each page. Your printout will look just right, and no paper is wasted on unnecessary or blank pages! Watch the demo to learn how.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=599e0595-e054-4aad-aa6d-a9430c9c57f7

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Add KPIs to your SharePoint site

Brief Description

Watch the demo to see how to create KPI lists to help your organization measure its progress.

Overview

A key performance indicator (KPI) is a visual cue that communicates progress against a predefined measure or business goal. KPIs are valuable tools that help teams, managers, and businesses quickly evaluate their progress against measurable goals. On a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site, you can create KPI lists to help your organization measure its progress against its business goals. In this demo, you'll see how you can create KPIs using both manually entered information and data that is stored in a SharePoint list. You will also see how you can create a KPI based on a specific view of a SharePoint list. Finally, you will see how the status of a KPI changes as the data in the list changes.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cccfbfab-1769-441b-aa6c-1e01d2442b62

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Demo: Preview messages

Brief Description

This demo shows how you can use AutoPreview and the Reading Pane to prioritize new messages in your Outlook 2007 Inbox.

Overview

You can use AutoPreview and the Reading Pane to prioritize new messages in your Outlook 2007 Inbox without opening each one. With a click or two, you can set options in these two features and scan your messages the way that makes sense for you. Watch the demo to see how.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d1c9d4ab-a950-4e77-9799-4930be1d39ca

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Demo: Create and use an e-mail template

Brief Description

This demo guides you through creating your own e-mail template that is specific to your needs, such as a report or newsletter.

Overview

If you find yourself re-creating a similar report or newsletter for e-mail time after time, an Outlook 2007 e-mail template can save you lots of steps. This demo guides you through creating your own template specific to your needs. Once you save your new template, you can load it whenever you need it and add or change information. The demo also shows you how to find ready-to-use templates on Microsoft Office Online.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b1a89dcf-0f70-48f1-9369-8daf88c88fb4

PowerPoint 2007 Demo: Assign an action to a built-in button or picture

Brief Description

Watch the demo to see how to use an action button to go to another slide, run a program or macro, or play a sound.

Overview

An action button is a built-in button shape, clip art, text in a SmartArt graphic, or picture that you can add to your presentation and then assign an action to. The action can occur when you or another presenter clicks or mouses over the action button. Watch the demo to see how to use an action button to go to another slide, run a program or macro, or play a sound.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b3ce6d21-c159-4684-af3e-25b4ab2f291d

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Simplify collaboration with a SharePoint team site

Brief Description

This demo shows how employees at a fictitious company use features on a team site to collaborate on documents, track projects, and share information.

Overview

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides organizations with a platform for sharing information and working together in teams. A SharePoint site offers specific kinds of tools and workspaces that you can use to communicate with team members, track projects, coordinate deadlines, and collaboratively create and edit documents. In this demo, you'll see how employees at a fictitious company called Adventure Works use features on a team site such as lists, document libraries, calendars, slide libraries, and blogs to collaborate on documents, track projects, and share information.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f0ab3d6f-ffce-47e0-b3d8-faad173ada2f

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Streamline business processes with forms and workflows

Brief Description

This demo shows how you can use the InfoPath Forms Services server technology in Office SharePoint Server 2007 to create browser-based forms and gather data.

Overview

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can help you integrate and streamline your business processes. You can use the InfoPath Forms Services server technology in Office SharePoint Server 2007 to create browser-based forms and gather data from organizations that do not use Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007. People in those organizations can complete forms in a Web browser or HTML-enabled mobile device. Workflows automatically move documents or items through a sequence of actions or tasks related to a business process. Workflows can streamline the cost of coordinating common business processes, such as project approval or document review, by managing and tracking the tasks involved with those processes.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b6e642a9-b7bf-488b-bbca-a47222538e6f

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Demo: Send your photo in your contact information - count the ways

Brief Description

This demo shows you three easy ways to include your photo with your contact information.

Overview

Make an outstanding impression by including your photo when you send your contact information to new customers or send e-mail to new friends. This demo offers you three easy ways to include your photo with your contact information: as an e-mail attachment with your complete contact information, in your electronic business card, and as part of your e-mail signature. Add your photo to your contact information today, and the next time you visit a new customer, they'll be able to recognize you right away.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ddf9d14d-e848-4bb1-aca6-d7eb55949332

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Enterprise Content Management with SharePoint Server

Brief Description

This demo shows how a fictitious company called Adventure Works uses SharePoint Server to publish Web pages, archive and audit records, and manage documents.

Overview

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides powerful Enterprise Content Management (ECM) features for creating, managing, and storing content across an enterprise. In this demo, you'll learn how a fictitious company called Adventure Works uses SharePoint Server to publish Web pages, archive and audit records, and manage documents. The demo shows how the Technical Documentation team uses a Document Center site as a centralized repository to create, organize, edit, and review all customer-facing external publications, such as user manuals and product specification sheets.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6a669267-1683-40a2-9e87-be0e8fc0bac0

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Make better business decisions with reports and dashboards

Brief Description

This demo shows how employees at a fictitious company use a Report Center site to create and manage reports, dashboards, and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Overview

Business intelligence (BI) is the process of aggregating, storing, analyzing, and reporting on business data in order to support informed business decisions. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides tools that can help you extract data from a variety of sources and present that data in ways that facilitate analysis and decision making. In this demo, you'll see how employees at a fictitious company called Adventure Works use a Report Center site to create and manage reports, dashboards, and key performance indicators (KPIs).

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1f7ced08-f399-4dca-a7d3-92720cf04907

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Demo: Voting made easy — Create and send polls in Outlook

Brief Description

This demo shows how to use the Voting feature in Outlook 2007 to easily create polls and gather votes from coworkers in an organization that uses Microsoft Exchange Server.

Overview

You can use the Voting feature in Outlook 2007 to easily create polls and gather choices and opinions from coworkers in an organization that uses Microsoft Exchange Server. It can be as informal or as official as you want. You set up the poll in an e-mail message and send it. When votes come in, Outlook tabulates them automatically for you. It couldn't be easier. Watch the demo to see how it's done and then give it a try.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=967042e8-25bc-461a-b75d-788b372344bd

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Display KPIs in a dashboard

Brief Description

This demo shows you how to create a dashboard page on a Report Center site and how to add a KPI Web Part to the dashboard page to display KPIs.

Overview

A dashboard is a special Web Part Page that displays business data from a variety of different sources in high-level visuals like reports, charts, and key performance indicators (KPIs). The data displayed in dashboards can be filtered automatically or filtered by properties selected by users, enabling comparative data analysis across an organization. Because they pull together important business intelligence data from different sources in an easy-to-understand visual format, dashboards are useful tools that enable managers or decision makers to quickly assess the status of their business. This demo shows you how to create a dashboard page on a Report Center site and how to add a KPI Web Part to the dashboard page to display KPIs. You will also see how to add a KPI Details Web Part to a dashboard to display detailed information about a specific individual indicator.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f3b463e6-3e28-478e-8301-13e536293370

Outlook 2007 Demo: Stay on track with Outlook tasks

Brief Description

This demo shows you how to use Outlook 2007 to create, prioritize, delegate, and track the to-do items in your life.

Overview

Tasks in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 can help you stay on course by helping you create, prioritize, delegate, and track the to-do items in your life. This demo shows you how working with tasks is easier with Outlook 2007 and how the new To-Do Bar can keep your task information always in view. You can turn an e-mail message into a to-do item with flagging, assign a task to someone and get status reports that automatically update the task in Outlook, and much more.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6e16ef73-3682-4f1d-ab1e-b93ef496fb82

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Search for information on a SharePoint site

Brief Description

This demo shows how an employee at a fictitious company uses the search feature to find information on a SharePoint site and complete job-related tasks.

Overview

When you use a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site, you can use the search feature to help you find information, files, Web sites, and people. In this demo, you will see how an employee at a fictitious company called Adventure Works uses search to locate information on a SharePoint site and complete job-related tasks.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2c1634b0-5f83-42ef-b9fa-630022210be3

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Demo: Scenarios for using headers and footers

Brief Description

Adding a header or footer to your document is now much easier with Word 2007 building blocks. Watch the demo to see how.

Overview

Adding a header or footer to your document is now much easier with Word 2007 building blocks. In this demo, a Microsoft employee who uses Word himself demystifies the options and shows you exactly how to do it. The demo covers some common questions from customers, such as when to use a page number design versus a header or footer design, how to set up a cover page, and how margins and headers and footers work together.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=98f8a1c8-16cd-4c09-9294-c7c006cca947

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Demo: Use Word Viewer to open or print Word documents

Brief Description

In this demo, a Microsoft employee who uses Word shows how you can download Word Viewer and the Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats.

Overview

Even if you don't have Word on your computer, you can open Word documents as long as you have Word Viewer. In this demo, a Microsoft employee who uses Word himself shows how you and your colleagues can download Word Viewer and the Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. With these two downloads, you can open, print, or copy and paste from Word documents, without having to install Word on your computer.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0c6ed839-0b6f-46b1-8293-7378b2baea18

Word 2007 Demo: Set tab stops or remove them

Brief Description

A Microsoft employee who uses Word shows you how to set and delete tab stops.

Overview

Do your tabs sometimes appear to misbehave? Ever wonder how to see a ruler for setting tab stops? A Microsoft employee who uses Word 2007 shows you how to insert and delete tab stops and how to see and use the ruler.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=66377e05-7180-44c7-8892-81d21484a4d6

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Demo: Add and remove page breaks

Brief Description

Watch the demo to see how page breaks work in Word 2007.

Overview

Frustrated with the layout of your document? A Microsoft employee who uses Word shows you how page breaks work in Word 2007. By taking advantage of automatic page breaks and using manual page breaks sparingly, you can save yourself effort and get the results you want in your documents. Watch the demo to see how.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7a3e419a-7774-4245-a80c-5ed0b175bc8f

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Demo: Use a blog to connect with your coworkers

Brief Description

Watch the video to learn how to improve communication in your workplace.

Overview

You can use a blog to improve communication in your workplace. The blog authors can post information such as updates on benefits changes, promotions of seminars, and detailed information on policies. Employees can post their questions or comments and see the responses from the blog author.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7ae57bf1-65c9-4076-9f34-466b6e09debd

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Demo: Remove tracked changes from Word 2007 documents

Brief Description

In this demo, a Microsoft employee who uses Word shows you two ways to banish those revision markings permanently.

Overview

Leaving visible revision marks and comments in a document that you thought was "final" can be embarrassing. In this demo, a Microsoft employee who uses Word himself demystifies what's going on with those tracked changes that you thought were gone from your document. He also shows you two ways to banish those markings permanently and gain peace of mind.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=298c3042-cce4-454e-a94f-078fd9d4e932

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Demo: Change formatting by using section breaks

Brief Description

Need to change page orientation or add columns within a document? Watch the demo to see how to use section breaks to make these formatting changes.

Overview

Suppose you want to make some simple formatting changes within a document, such as making one page landscape orientation, or adding columns to another page. A Microsoft employee who uses Word 2007 shows you how to accomplish your tasks easily.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f7cd2ed2-3629-463a-9bc6-baacc52dfac1

PowerPoint 2007 Demo: Use 3-D effects

Brief Description

Watch the demo to learn how to create graphics effects that pop off the slide.

Overview

You want your presentation to convey key points to your audience. The new 3-D effects in PowerPoint 2007 give you dozens of ways to create graphics effects that pop off the slide and highlight the information you want to be remembered. Watch the demo to see how to do this with slides. Similar options are available in Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, and Word 2007.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1a1eca89-7ccd-4a1c-ac2c-d7a368bb803c

PowerPoint 2007 Demo: Keep sane with the Selection Pane

Brief Description

Watch this demo to learn how to work with layered items on PowerPoint 2007 slides.

Overview

If you work with layered items on PowerPoint slides, the Selection Pane, new in the 2007 Office release, can make that task easier. The Selection Pane lists each item on your slide so you can apply custom effects to just that item, without having to click through the layers on the slide itself. When you finish, you can preview the effects and unhide all the items.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9f5dd705-2dd9-4b57-bc4e-3ffa5ea26ae1

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Demo: Get the page numbers you want

Brief Description

Watch the demo to see how to get the page numbering you want in your Word 2007 documents without having to set it up manually.

Overview

You can get the page numbering you want in your Word 2007 documents without having to set it up manually. In this demo, a Microsoft employee responds to customer comments by explaining how to select the formatting you want. You can even use different styles of numbers in different sections of your document.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3d1e3b73-4754-4fa5-b6d3-155db818f472

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Demo: Add or delete pages

Brief Description

A Microsoft employee who uses Word shows you the little secret for how to easily add or delete pages from your Word 2007 documents.

Overview

Having trouble getting rid of a page from your document? Do you just want to add a page in a specific location? A Microsoft employee who works with Word shows you the little secret for how to easily add or delete pages from your Word 2007 documents.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=096b1fb8-bd13-46d4-b3e9-61f4bcc05c66

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Demo: Add pictures to a Word 2007 document from a camera or scanner

Brief Description

A Microsoft employee who uses Word shows you how to insert your picture or digital photo into a document and format it the way you want it.

Overview

If you're baffled about how to get your own photographs into your Word 2007 documents, then wonder no longer. In this demo, a Microsoft employee who uses Word shows you how to insert your picture or digital photo into a document and format it the way you want it. He addresses some of your questions about terms like "inline" and "floating," and he explains how easy it is to set up a watermark.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2c2a237c-3d05-4e27-80dc-113ee0a8fb08

Word 2007 Demo: Set page margins or change them

Brief Description

A Microsoft employee who uses Word 2007 shows you how to work with page margins easily.

Overview

Adjusting page margins is easy when you know which feature to use. In this demo, a Microsoft employee who uses Word 2007 shows you how to set or change margins in Page Setup. He also points out how you can use either inches or centimeters as the unit of measurement for margins.

You can download the demo here any time you like. If you want to see other content related to the demo, view the associated article on Office Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=363ec202-bab4-49e4-935e-20db22e5ce6f

Speech SDK 5.1

Brief Description

The Microsoft Speech SDK 5.1 adds Automation support to the features of the previous version of the Speech SDK. You can now use the Win32 Speech API (SAPI) to develop speech applications with Visual Basic ®, ECMAScript and other Automation languages.

Overview

The Microsoft Speech SDK 5.1 adds Automation support to the features of the previous version of the Speech SDK. You can now use the Win32 Speech API (SAPI) to develop speech applications with Visual Basic ®, ECMAScript and other Automation languages. The SDK also includes freely distributable text-to-speech (TTS) engines (in U.S. English and Simplified Chinese) and speech recognition (SR) engines (in U.S. English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5e86ec97-40a7-453f-b0ee-6583171b4530

ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate 2

Brief Description

ASP.NET MVC RC2 release provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime.

Overview

The ASP.NET MVC RC2 release provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime. This means that developers can take advantage of the MVC design patterns to create their Web Applications which includes the ability to achieve and maintain a clear separation of concerns (the UI or view from the business and application logic and backend data), as well as facilitate test driven development (TDD). The ASP.NET MVC framework defines a specific pattern to the Web Application folder structure and provides a controller base-class to handle and process requests for “actions”. Developers can take advantage of the specific Visual Studio 2008 MVC templates within this release to create their Web applications, which includes the ability to select a specific Unit Test structure to accompany their Web Application development.

The MVC framework is fully extensible at all points, allowing developers to create sophisticated structures that meet their needs, including for example Dependency Injection (DI) techniques, new view rendering engines or specialized controllers.

As the ASP.NET MVC framework is built on ASP.NET 3.5, developers can take advantage of many existing ASP.NET 3.5 features, such as localization, authorization, Profile etc.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ee4b2e97-8a72-449a-82d2-2f720d421031

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: Planning and Deployment Guidance for Service Providers

Brief Description

These guides and tool provide additional information for Service Providers to plan and deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

Overview

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: Planning and Deployment Guidance for Service Providers contains the following documentations and tool:

1. Deployment Walkthrough Guide for Service Providers

2. Planning Guide for Service Providers

3. Development Guide for Service Providers

4. Microsoft Software License Terms

5. Deployment Configuration Tool

This guidance provides additional information for Service Providers who are interested in hosting Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in their data center, or for enterprise customers who are interested in leveraging Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 multi-tenant architecture in their IT infrastructure. The documentation walks you through the planning process, provides sizing and architectural guidance, and shows you how to deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in a data center that can be accessed over the Internet by any CRM clients. It covers the topics about how to leverage the Deployment SDK to automate the creation and provisioning of organizations and users within the multi-tenant Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 deployment.

For general planning and deployment guidance, see the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=104413).

Important Supplemental Information

The following sections provide additional information that you must consider when you install and configure Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

Dynamics CRM Email Router in a lab or test environment

In a lab or test environment, it is common practice to consolidate server roles. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM E-mail Router inbound mail processing will not function if installed on a Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server with combined Client Access Server (CAS) and Mailbox server roles on the same machine. It is recommended that you install Microsoft Exchange 2007 CAS Server on a dedicated server.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM sign-in form

In a lab or test environment, it is common practice to place servers in a flat network topology. If Internet Explorer is run on a machine in the same network as the Microsoft Dynamics CRM environment, the user will be presented with a Windows authentication dialog box instead of being directed to the sign-in form. To work around this, the subnet mask value of the ifdInternalNetworkAddress registry key will need to be updated to the value 255.255.255.255.

Secure Sockets Layer configuration

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate must be installed and configured before you access the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Web site. To display the Microsoft Dynamics CRM sign-in form, the organization name is read from the SSL certificate name.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Configuration setup file

The deployment process described in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Deployment Guide for Service Providers makes use of an XML configuration file to provide Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server setup with additional information that is required to complete the installation successfully. The <sdkrootdomain> and <webapplicationrootdomain> elements in the XML configuration file should be provided with values of the fully qualified domain name of the Service Provider. Example values for a service provider named Consolidatedmessenger.com may look like the following:

· <sdkrootdomain>service.consolidatedmessenger.com<sdkrootdomain>

· <webapplicationrootdomain>service.consolidatedmessenger.com<webapplicationrootdomain>

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6e211231-30fe-4df2-9b81-15cfb87adcf1

PerformancePoint Server 2007 Management Reporter Service Pack 2

Brief Description

Management Reporter is a report writer used by finance groups to create and generate financial reports that can be distributed across the organization. Management Reporter works directly with Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, or it can be used as a stand-alone report writer with virtually any general ledger with integration, such as Microsoft Dynamics, ensuring real-time accurate data directly

Overview

Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Management Reporter Service Pack 2 (SP2) functions as an extension of PerformancePoint Server, enabling finance organizations close the books in less time, create accurate financial reports without the assistance of the IT department, and distribute information in a timely manner. Accurate and detailed financial reports can be created in as few as seven steps. A helpful wizard guides finance professionals through the creation and generation of trial balance reports, income statements and balance sheets. Additionally, flexible report templates are provided, which can be adapted to accommodate your organization’s chart of accounts or dimensions, thereby accelerating the report design process. Finished reports can also be quickly updated to eliminate the need to create and format new reports each time a new one is needed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55688dfd-d609-40f1-b80e-39d794786f42

Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 Installation Guide and Readme

Brief Description

This Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 documentation download includes the Installation and Configuration Guide and Readme file for the Commerce Server 2009 release.

Overview

The Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 Installation Guide and Readme download includes the following files:

Commerce Server 2009 Readme

Commerce Server 2009 Installation and Configuration Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8344d2bc-142a-4609-abab-db7f9a1e0f65

Moving all databases to a different database server or a server with the same name

Brief Description

Two procedures describing how to move databases to a different server or a server with the same name.

Overview

Move all databases to a different database server (Move_DB_Diff.doc): This article contains information and steps for moving all the databases associated with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 from one database server to a new database server that has a different name.

Move all databases to a database server that has the same name (Move_DB_SameName.doc): This article contains information and steps for moving all the databases associated with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 from one database server to an identically named database server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=65686896-c171-46a8-a95f-54f43ad79952

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)

Brief Description

This package contains the complete software development kit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

Overview

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is for developers, system customizers, and report writers.

It contains all new information about creating plug-ins, working with custom workflow activities, using the new Web services, using new data management features, and much more.

This SDK contains information for developers writing server side code, custom business logic, integration modules, workflow assemblies, and more. It provides an architectural overview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the entity model, security model, and Web services. Sample code and walkthroughs guide you through the new features.

The SDK also contains information for developers customizing the Web client or Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, including scripting, integration of custom Web pages, sample code, and a detailed user interface style guide.

Look for regular updates to this SDK. Future releases will include the ISV Guide.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=82e632a7-faf9-41e0-8ec1-a2662aae9dfb

Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions Catalogue - February 2009

Brief Description

We are excited to bring you a rich portfolio of over 100 packaged software solutions covering a wide range of industries, verticals and regions.

Overview

Whether you are looking for a solution to automate tax preparation for Spanish companies, to streamline fashion industry processes in Hong Kong, or to reduce printing costs in the U.S., we are confident that you will find the right solution for your specific business needs.

All solutions in this catalogue have been compatibility tested and have earned the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics® accreditation. The Certified for Microsoft Dynamics logo helps you clearly distinguish packaged software solutions delivered by Microsoft partners which have met Microsoft’s highest standard for partner developed software solutions. Solutions in this catalogue have met these stringent criteria to be able to offer you a menu of trusted, lower-risk solutions for faster implementation and simpler maintenance.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b90d9680-fdb8-4413-b706-12ec62a5dcf8

Solution Support Services Datasheet

Brief Description

Microsoft Solution Support Services for Premier provides a suite of high-value services tailored for solutions built on Microsoft technology and custom code.

Overview

Microsoft Solution Support Services for Premier provides a suite of high-value services tailored for solutions built on Microsoft technology and custom code.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4d87eb79-d409-4d78-b279-46994bbf43c0

Outlook 2007 SDK: MAPI Reference

Brief Description

The Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Messaging API (MAPI) Reference provides the messaging architecture for Office Outlook 2007.

Overview

The Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference describes how to create Outlook 2007 items by using MAPI that is based on the Component Object Model (COM) rather than the Outlook object model. MAPI for Outlook 2007 provides a set of classes, interfaces, functions, and other data types to facilitate the development of Outlook 2007 messaging applications. Applications and transports use MAPI to manipulate e-mail data, to create e-mail messages and the folders to store them in, and to support notifications of changes to existing MAPI-related data.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4b1b8b22-3c74-4479-bd0d-7b0ee29e8d59

Office Add-in: Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office 2003 & Office XP v1.2

Brief Description

This add-in enables you to embed Creative Commons licenses directly into (2003 & XP) Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents. Note: NEW Office 2007 Add-in is available, that link can be found below in "Related Resources"

Overview

This add-in for Office 2003 & XP enables you to embed a Creative Commons license into a document that you create using the popular applications: Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or Microsoft Office Excel. With a Creative Commons license, authors can express their intentions regarding how their works may be used by others.

The add-in downloads the Creative Commons license you designate from the Creative Commons Web site and inserts it directly into your creative work. Creative Commons supports a number of languages.

To learn more about Creative Commons, please visit its web site, www.creativecommons.org. To learn more about the choices among the Creative Commons licenses, see http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/meet-the-licenses.

Microsoft Office productivity applications are the most widely used personal productivity applications in the world, and Microsoft’s goal is to enhance the user’s experience with those applications. Empowering Microsoft Office users to express their intentions through Creative Commons licenses is another way Microsoft enables users around the world to exercise their creative freedom while being clear about the rights granted to users of a creative work. In the past, it has not always been easy or obvious to understand the intentions of some authors or artists regarding distribution or use of their intellectual creations.

This add-in is made available through a partnership among Creative Commons, Microsoft, and 3Sharp, LLC, an independent solution provider.

The Creative Commons Add-in is an unsupported technology preview, however we welcome your feedback and input. Please send it to us at ccfeedbk@microsoft.com.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=113b53dd-1cc0-4fbe-9e1d-b91d07c76504

Sample: Visual FoxPro DDEX Provider for Visual Studio 2005

Brief Description

Sample: Visual FoxPro DDEX Provider for Visual Studio 2005

Overview

This download contains Visual Basic sample code for a Visual Studio 2005 DDEX Provider for Visual FoxPro. This also contains sample code to register a DDEX provider. The readme included in the download describes how to build the provider and the registration utility.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4c2c869e-af08-46f2-acfb-828348588b9e

HealthVault SDK

Brief Description

Software Development Kit to assist in the development of HealthVault compatible applications

Software Development Kit to assist in the development of HealthVault compatible applications

Overview

The HealthVault SDK contains:

* .net assemblies for interacting with the HealthVault platform

* sample applications that you can run from your development machine

* device simulators that can upload data to a HealthVault account

* documentation including a CHM file and a Getting Started Guide

* a few tools that will help you generate and install private certificates

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=95e14343-fb98-4549-bd29-225a59423cc9

How Do I: Evaluate my site’s performance with neXpert?

Brief Description

Demo on how to use neXpert to evaluate site performance.

Overview

This How-Do-I video shows you how to use neXpert, an add-on to Fiddler, which automates the classic performance best practice checks and produces a HTML report on the issues found in a Fiddler capture. neXpert adds the ability to insert step markers in Fiddler sessions to associate network objects together (create transactions). Using these steps, neXpert looks for performance issues and generates a HTML report based on the findings.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8fc0e143-19bc-447e-9158-721fdc2e888d

How Do I: Fully utilize IIS Compression for my site?

Brief Description

A quick walkthrough on IIS 6.0 configuration

Overview

It's too easy to configure wrong IIS compression on an IIS 6.0 server. This walkthrough shows how to properly configure compression for your site and verify those changes. The results can improve the performance of your site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6f1f8270-3391-432f-bd58-89014504c6da

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Software Development Kit (SDK) Japanese Version

Brief Description

This file includes the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Software Development Kit (SDK) Japanese version.

Overview

Download this file to get the latest developer help content (in .chm file format) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 in Japanese. The SDK is designed for developers who customize applications, forms, or reports, create Web sites that interact with Microsoft Dynamics AX data, or write extensions for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=03f13b61-bc02-4133-ae96-c7bc4aeee63a

BizTalk Server 2009 Scale-out Configurations Interactive Poster

Brief Description

This interactive poster created in Silverlight lets you learn about configuration options in BizTalk Server 2009 selectively and in depth. The download is a self-extracted .exe file.

Overview

Using this interactive poster you can learn selectively about scale-out configurations for BizTalk Server 2009. You can follow the presentation sequentially, or you can focus on a specific configuration or on the supporting documents for details. Like the print version of the Scale-out Configurations poster, this interactive version illustrates how to scale out to achieve high availability through load balancing and fault tolerance and how to configure for high-throughput scenarios. It is intended for use by IT professionals and developers who need to design, deploy, and manage large-scale implementations of BizTalk Server 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d9cc7d13-7324-4f24-88de-7b063fde62e8

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft XML Core Services)

Brief Description

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is a complete replacement of MSXML 4.0, MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). MSXML 4.0 SP3 provides a number of security and reliability bug fixes.

Overview

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is a complete replacement of MSXML 4.0, MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). MSXML 4.0 SP3 provides a number of security and reliability bug fixes. Support will end for MSXML 4.0 SP2 in November 2009. For more information about MSXML 4.0 SP3 see the release notes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7f6c0cb4-7a5e-4790-a7cf-9e139e6819c0

Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program

Brief Description

Technical Requirements

Technical requirements for the Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program

Overview

The Windows platform has a broad ecosystem of products and partners that supports the platform. Displaying the Windows logo on your product represents a relationship and a shared commitment to quality between Microsoft and your company. Customers trust that seeing the Windows brand on your product ensures that it meets compatibility standards and performs well on the Windows platform.

The Windows 7 Software Logo program is made up of policies and requirements that help ensure logo’d applications are easy to install and reliable on PCs running Windows 7.

The purpose of this document is to outline the technical requirements and eligibility qualifications an application must meet in order to participate in the Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program.

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Project Codename "Astoria Offline", Alpha Preview

Brief Description

A preview of a sync-enabled version of the Astoria framework that can be used to create offline applications.

Overview

"Astoria Offline" is designed to provide an end-to-end solution for authoring of offline applications that use data from data services, either within a corporate network or across the Internet. This download provides the tools and runtime components necessary to create the client and server components of the system and create sync-capable databases (or adjust existing database schemas with sync capabilities). The goal of this initial release is to explore the requirements in this space and share our current thoughts on our approach.

The download contains a "Using Astoria Offline" document that gives a step-by-step walkthrough to create an offline-enabled application. The walkthrough provides an exploration of the infrastructure and how it can be used to build applications. Additionally, a complete example of an offline-enabled application is included in the download.

This release is built on top of the ADO.NET Data Services v1.0 release and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. This is an early “preview” release, as such, it is not supported and should only be used for prototyping and investigating. As this is a preview release, it is strongly recommended that this release be installed in a test-only environment; a virtual machine is recommended. Please read the included README for more information on support and limitations of this download.

Note: This release is separate from the ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1 release that will be available soon. Installing this offline preview release on the same system as the v1.5 CTP1 is not supported and it is strongly recommended that you do not install the two releases on the same system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=479f2216-e6f2-486f-80c9-2cfade5082c1

Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.3 - Feb 2009 CTP

Brief Description

SharePoint project and item templates for Visual Studio 2008 - VSeWSS 1.3 (Feb 2009 CTP)

Overview

This is the SharePoint developer tools for Visual Studio 2008. These tools are suitable for use with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It includes project and item templates for common SharePoint artifacts, it includes build, packaging and deployment for SharePoint solutions and it includes the SharePoint Solution Generator which creates a new Visual Studio 2008 project from a SharePoint site.

The tools provide item templates for List Definition, List Definition from Content Type, Content Type, Field Control, Web Part, Module, Root File, Template, Event Receiver, and List Instance. It provides project templates for Team Site Definition, Blank Site Definition, List Definition, Web Part and Empty. It works with Visual Basic .NET and C# languages and a comprehensive user guide is included. It does not include the SharePoint Workflow templates as they are built in with Visual Studio 2008.

New features in version 1.3 include:

Can be installed on x64 Server OS machines running SharePoint x64. Previously only x86 Server OS could be used

Separate build commands for package, deploy and retract are added as Visual Studio menu items

WSP View improvements for consistency of deleting feature elements, merging features and adding event receivers to features

Command line build, package and retract commands are included enabling continuous integration and build servers. Previously command line build of SharePoint projects was very difficult

Refactoring support for renaming of Web Parts. Previously renaming a web part required changes in several files in the project

Solution Generator can now generate solutions from publishing sites. Previously only regular sites could be generated

Allowing partial trust BIN deployments of web parts

New project item template for SharePoint RootFiles items

Deployment will now optionally remove conflicting existing features on the development server prior to redeployment. Previously any feature name conflicts would result in an error

Ancillary assemblies such as for business logic can now be added to the SharePoint Solution WSP

Hidden features related to Site Definition projects are now shown in WSP View. They are no longer hidden

For advanced users a fast deploy is included to update only the compiled assembly on the SharePoint development installation

Deployment step logging is included

The List Definition from Content Type template now allows for the creation of a List Definition Event Receiver

The User Guide is now installed with the extensions instead of being a separate download

This download is not supported by Microsoft support. We encourage you to visit the MSDN Forum for SharePoint Development to discuss it. This download is the February CTP of the 1.3 version. If you need the released version 1.2, please check the related downloads.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b2c0b628-5cab-48c1-8cae-c34c1ccbdc0a

KOBE – Web 2.0 Service Development Resource Kit

Brief Description

Kobe is a “getting started” resource kit on planning, architecting, and implementing Web 2.0 applications and services using the Microsoft Platform.

Overview

Kobe is a “getting started” resource kit on planning, architecting, and implementing Web 2.0 applications and services using the Microsoft Platform. The target audiences for this resource kit are technology decision makers, hands-on solution architects, development managers, and developers in the aspiring web startups community and in enterprises & businesses looking to invest in new Web 2.0 application/service development projects. The kit includes a variety of content (presentations, white papers, and a sample project with source code) that caters to these audiences. The implementation artifacts for the sample project included in the kit is targeted at solution architects and developers who are familiar with the Microsoft Platform, and who are looking for information on ways to apply related offerings in the context of architecting and implementing Web 2.0 applications & services. Audiences not familiar with the Microsoft Platform will also find value in the platform/technology agnostic content that covers the planning and architecting aspects, and in the implementation artifacts to obtain a broad overview/feel of the related Microsoft platform/technology offerings.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=71e85dd2-63f4-47a5-9592-625094eb2852

Security, Policy & Compliance

Microsoft Security Assessment Tool 4.0

Brief Description

The Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) is a risk-assessment application designed to provide information and recommendations about best practices for security within an information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Overview

The Microsoft Security Assessment Tool 4.0 is the revised version of the original Microsoft Security Risk Self-Assessment Tool (MSRSAT), released in 2004 and the Microsoft Security Assessment Tool 2.0 released in 2006. Security issues have evolved since 2004 so additional questions and answers were needed to ensure you had a comprehensive toolset to become more aware of the evolving security threat landscape that could impact your organization.

The tool employs a holistic approach to measuring your security posture by covering topics across people, process, and technology. Findings are coupled with prescriptive guidance and recommended mitigation efforts, including links to more information for additional industry guidance. These resources may assist you in keeping you aware of specific tools and methods that can help change the security posture of your IT environment.

There are two assessments that define the Microsoft Security Assessment Tool:

Business Risk Profile Assessment

Defense in Depth Assessment (UPDATED)

The questions identified in the survey portion of the tool and the associated answers are derived from commonly accepted best practices around security, both general and specific. The questions and the recommendations that the tool offers are based on standards such as ISO 17799 and NIST-800.x, as well as recommendations and prescriptive guidance from Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group and additional security resources valued in the industry.

After completing an Assessment, you will gain access to a detailed report of your results. You may also compare your results with those of your peers (by industry and company size), provided that you upload your results anonymously to the secure MSAT Web server. When you upload your data the application will simultaneously retrieve the most recent data available. To be able to provide this comparative data, we need customers such as you to upload their information. All information is kept strictly confidential and no personally identifiable information whatsoever will be sent. For more information on Microsoft's privacy policy, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/info/privacy.mspx.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cd057d9d-86b9-4e35-9733-7acb0b2a3ca1

Microsoft Online Services Sign In

Brief Description

Use this Sign In application to access Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Online Services Sign In application to sign in once and then access services any number of times during the sign-in session. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5c2ca866-4107-4ae5-98d5-76bf1b18ff87

Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization

Brief Description

Use this tool to synchronize local directory services to Microsoft Online Services.

Overview

Use the Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization tool to maintain one-way directory synchronization of all user accounts and mail-enabled contacts and groups from your local Active Directory directory service to Microsoft Online Services. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f536cac9-c0fb-48d1-b22c-378ba92c1c9f

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Configuring Kerberos Authentication with Role Centers

Brief Description

How to configure Kerberos authentication for Microsoft SQL Server reporting with Enterprise Portal Role Center pages.

Overview

This document describes how to configure Kerberos authentication with Enterprise Portal and Role Centers. Kerberos authentication is required to display reports created using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services on Role Center pages.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=be720eb3-649a-49ff-b019-a1e4e7af6b47

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console Documentation

Brief Description

Forefront Server Security Management Console allows administrators to easily manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint, and Microsoft Antigen.

Overview

Forefront Server Security Management Console allows administrators to easily manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint and Microsoft Antigen, providing a web-based console to centralize configuration and operation, automate the download and distribution of signature and scan engine updates, and generate comprehensive reports. Forefront Server Security Management Console also allows administrators to rapidly respond to outbreaks and update protection across enterprise deployments, improving organizational agility in responding to new threats. Through integration with Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server, Forefront Server Security Management Console helps maintain reliability and performance of messaging and collaboration protection.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ae4ce23b-9e1e-455c-87a4-36167fe43107

Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows XP

Brief Description

HealthVault Connection Center is free software from Microsoft. You can use it to upload data to HealthVault from health and fitness devices (such as blood pressure monitors, pedometers, glucometers and many others) and the HealthVault Gadget for Windows Sidebar. HealthVault Connection Center connects your device, your computer and your HealthVault record to manage the upload process for you.

Overview

What’s New in this Release

HealthVault Connection Center 2.02 provides quick and easy upload of device data to HealthVault and helps you use the data with Web sites and applications that work with HealthVault. This most current release includes:

A simpler, more engaging user interface

Guided setup to find and install compatible devices

Ability to select multiple records for upload (for multi-user devices)

Ability to set upload preferences for each device you use

Improved support to prevent upload of duplicate data

First-time uploads will be much faster, and all uploads will take up significantly less space in a HealthVault record.

You can report any failures in the installation program back to Microsoft, with error codes and detailed logs. This improvement helps us solve any problems you might encounter and improve the product for all users.

You will be less likely to experience unexpected messages in Connection Center if you install or connect a new device when you already have other installed devices.

If you already have HealthVault Connection Center installed

We encourage you to get the most from your personal health or fitness devices by upgrading to this release. To check which version you have on your computer, simply click Help and then click About. If your version number is lower than 2.0.1848.3826, you should upgrade to this version.

About HealthVault Connection Center

You can use the free HealthVault Connection Center software to upload data to HealthVault from health and fitness devices (such as blood pressure monitors, pedometers, glucometers and many others) and Gadgets for Windows Sidebar. HealthVault Connection Center connects your device, your computer and your HealthVault record to manage the upload process for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=73b45ded-c81c-4505-a1a7-2dd3686e95b1

Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Beta 2 for Windows Vista

Brief Description

HealthVault Connection Center is free software from Microsoft. You can use it to upload data to HealthVault from health and fitness devices (such as blood pressure monitors, pedometers, glucometers and many others) and the HealthVault Gadget for Windows Sidebar. HealthVault Connection Center connects your device, your computer and your HealthVault record to manage the upload process for you.

Overview

What’s New in this Release

HealthVault Connection Center 2.02 provides quick and easy upload of device data to HealthVault and helps you use the data with Web sites and applications that work with HealthVault. This most current release includes:

A simpler, more engaging user interface

Guided setup to find and install compatible devices

Ability to select multiple records for upload (for multi-user devices)

Ability to set upload preferences for each device you use

Improved support to prevent upload of duplicate data

First-time uploads will be much faster, and all uploads will take up significantly less space in a HealthVault record.

You can report any failures in the installation program back to Microsoft, with error codes and detailed logs. This improvement helps us solve any problems you might encounter and improve the product for all users.

You will be less likely to experience unexpected messages in Connection Center if you install or connect a new device when you already have other installed devices.

If you already have HealthVault Connection Center installed

We encourage you to get the most from your personal health or fitness devices by upgrading to this release. To check which version you have on your computer, simply click Help and then click About. If your version number is lower than 2.0.1848.3826, you should upgrade to this version.

About HealthVault Connection Center

You can use the free HealthVault Connection Center software to upload data to HealthVault from health and fitness devices (such as blood pressure monitors, pedometers, glucometers and many others) and Gadgets for Windows Sidebar. HealthVault Connection Center connects your device, your computer and your HealthVault record to manage the upload process for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a715ffaa-6111-4976-b334-f29bd5d4984d

Security Guidance for Writing and Deploying Silverlight Applications

Brief Description

Provides security guidance when developing and deploying Microsoft Silverlight 2 applications.

Overview

Provides security guidance when developing and deploying Microsoft Silverlight 2 applications.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7cef15a8-8ae6-48eb-9621-ee35c2547773

Understanding Executable Content in Microsoft Products

Brief Description

Microsoft uses the concept of “unsafe file types” to help better protect users from executable content that an attacker could embed in such files. This document discusses executable file types in certain Microsoft products

Overview

Microsoft uses the concept of “unsafe file types” to help better protect users from executable content that an attacker could embed in such files. This document aims to help support personnel and knowledge workers: • Understand the file types in Microsoft® products that are executable or potentially executable, and thereby might be considered “unsafe”; • Identify these executable file types as well as the potential impact of mishandling executable file types; • Use the safeguards in a number of Microsoft products that protect against mishandling executable file types ; This document discusses executable file types in the following Microsoft products: • Microsoft Windows® - • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Service Pack 3 (SP3), • Windows Server® 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and SP2, • Windows Vista® RTM and SP1, • Windows Server 2008; • Microsoft Internet Explorer® and Windows Internet Explorer® - • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 RTM and SP1, • Windows Internet Explorer 7; • Microsoft Office Outlook® - • Microsoft Outlook 2000 SP3, • Microsoft Outlook 2002 SP3, • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 SP2 and SP3, • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 RTM and SP1; • Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail - • Outlook Express 5, • Outlook Express 6 RTM and SP1, • Windows Mail, • Windows Messenger and Windows Live™ Messenger - • Windows Messenger 4.7, • Windows Messenger 5.1, • Windows Live Messenger 8.1;

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Microsoft® Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), Medium Business Edition Tools & Software Development Kit

Brief Description

The tools available here provide diagnostics and other feature-related tools, and the software development kit, for Forefront TMG, Medium Business Edition.

Overview

Forefront TMG MBE Tools

Cache Directory Tool for Forefront TMG

Use the Cache Directory Tool (CacheDir.exe) to view real-time cache contents, save information about the current cache contents to a file, and mark obsolete items that should not be served from the cache.

DNS Cache Tool for Forefront TMG

Use the DNS Cache Tool (Dnstools.exe) on a Forefront TMG server to display the contents of the Domain Name System (DNS) cache and to delete entries in the DNS cache.

Firewall Kernel Mode Tool for Forefront TMG

Use the Firewall Kernel Mode Tool (FWEngMon.exe) to analyze and troubleshoot firewall connectivity issues by monitoring the Forefront TMG kernel-mode driver (fweng.sys).

MSDEToText Tool for Forefront TMG

Use this tool (MSDEToText.exe) to convert Forefront TMG SQL Server logs into a text file, or to display their contents on the screen.

Remote Access Quarantine Tool for Forefront TMG

Use this tool (RQSUtils.exe) to prepare Forefront TMG as an RQS listener component.

RSA Test Authentication Utility for Forefront TMG

Use the RSA Test Authentication Utility (SdTestPack.exe) to verify that a computer running Forefront TMG can authenticate to a computer running RSA Authentication Manager.

Best Practices Analyzer Tool (BPA)

Use the BPA (IsaBPA.msi) to determine the overall health of your Forefront TMG servers and to diagnose current problems. BPA scans configuration settings of the local Forefront TMG server and reports issues. The BPA Tool is located on a separate download page here .

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Forefront TMG, Medium Business Edition SDK

The Forefront TMG, Medium Business Edition software development kit includes headers, libraries, tools and documentation (note: samples are not currently available) to enable developers and system administrators to deploy, configure, customize, and extend their Forefront TMG environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=82027864-4abd-4896-8255-55f6ea775489

Certificate Revocation Checking in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Brief Description

This document provides details to system administrators how to optimize configuration of revocation checking features in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 to provide more timely revocation information to clients.

Overview

Topics in this document include:

What’s new in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 revocation checking.

How revocation checking works.

How pre-fetching revocation information improves performance.

Support for independent OCSP signer and custom OCSP URLs.

Recommendations for optimizing the revocation experience.

Managing OCSP Settings with Group Policy.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=361c4644-9b1b-41fd-aaf9-370717edcbbc

Other

IW TechNet Resources

Brief Description

IW TechNet Resources

Overview

IW TechNet Resources

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=62650d9d-ba18-451c-829c-a775f2961ab2

Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices

Brief Description

List of weekly closing stock prices.

Overview

List of weekly closing stock prices, including unadjusted prices and prices adjusted for all stock splits.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4c0b1e02-adf3-4e79-9534-f8b664d3f84c

Microsoft Canada Documents

Brief Description

Microsoft Canada Documents

Overview

Microsoft Canada Documents

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cffd9f8a-cb03-40cf-9f59-8381b25fa5d3

Web Content Management Training Modules

Brief Description

Six WCM training modules with accompanying videos.

Overview

These training modules provide architects with information about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management (WCM). The modules and accompanying videos explain the role of WCM architecture, building content management for your Web site, and server infrastructure and deployment. The modules also cover WCM design, security, and optimization.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8b2c7980-b604-493f-b5ee-52c562458e34

Visio stencils for IT Pro posters

Brief Description

Visio stencils for creating diagrams of server deployments

Overview

Download this zip file of Microsoft Office Visio stencils to create your own diagrams for models of server deployments. For examples of how the IT pro content publishing team for Microsoft Office used these shapes, see these pages:

Supplemental documentation for Office Project Server

Technical diagrams and other supplemental documentation for Office SharePoint Server

Supplemental documentation for Windows SharePoint Services

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=08105458-1d92-44ad-b7e0-744aa853a7bf

TowerGroupCoreBankingWindows

Brief Description

MicrosoftandCoreSystemVendorsPositionWindowsforLargeBanks

Overview

Microsoft Windows-based platforms have become ubiquitous at banks globally. Introduced in the 1980s for office processing functions, Windows is increasingly used by large banks to support critcal banking services including Internet banking, ATM, branch, and call center operations. Only a small number of mid-tier and larger banks, however, are processing their core banking systems on a Windows-based platform. This TowerGroup Research Note provides an overview of the penetration of Windows-based core systems at mid-tier and larger banks (those with more than $5 billion (USD) in assets) and provides examples of banks using Windows platforms for their core processing. The Note also discusses the issues and perceptions that inhibit banks' migration to Windows-based core systems.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=94392d3e-5896-4972-874e-c69e55f8f62f

CapMarketsTheEnterpriseSpreadsheet

Brief Description

The Enteprise Spreadsheet Pushing Toward Transparency

Overview

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is a microcosm of what is and will be happening in financial services. It is a market that uniquely reflects the needs of clients, the concerns of regulators, the opportunity among banks, and the role of technology. The problems and solutions for OTC derivatives have broad applications to other parts of the financial services industry. One of the services with which a derivatives, or structured product, desk provides clients is the ability to quickly structure, price and execute an agreement that replicates the returns of an underlying index or basket of securities with customized terms and conditions. Besides highly standardized products like total-return swaps and barrier options, the spreadsheet is a key tool in creating, pricing and analyzing these products. In today’s risk-averse environment, however, the derivatives desk must balance the creativity and speed that clients demand with the pressure that banks are under to better manage their exposure to various forms of risk. These trends are driving a redesign of the way spreadsheets are deployed, run and managed across the financial-services industry, from global commercial banks to Greenwich-based hedge funds.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bcc27a39-8459-4c7f-a719-6e958f01957f