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Microsoft Interesting Downloads
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•   Microsoft Axum
•   Microsoft Expression Blend® Software Development Kit (SDK) Preview for Windows Phone
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•   Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Model
•   Guide for IT Pros for Microsoft Office Web Apps Beta
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Capacity management and sizing for SharePoint Server 2010

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Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory – Scoping Tool v1.4

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Search Server 2010 Express: If you’re using SharePoint Foundation, you can easily add search capabilities to your collab...
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This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scopin...
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This whitepaper offers guidance and practical next steps for Life Sciences organizations to get started quickly...
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What’s New in the BPOS-Federal Offer

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This document introduces new features and improvements that are...
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    •   Integrated. Service Manager seamlessly integrates and unifies knowledge, process, and activities across the Mic...
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System Center Essentials 2010 - Evaluation Edition

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System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT profess...
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This guide is an introduction to enterprise search in the Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Products line. Enterpris...
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Describes the enterprise search features provided by Microsoft® FAST™ Search Server 2010 for SharePoint®.

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Release Notes for System Center Essentials 2010

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Release notes for System Center Essentials 2010 docu...
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Office Resource Kit for Microsoft Office 2010 Beta

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The book covers information about the basic funda...
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System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Evaluation

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Data Protection Manager 2010 delivers unified ...
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Solutions & Solution Development

Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v1.0
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and OMPM tools.
• Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition – This database system is used to store image and task sequ...
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        Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 Refresh is available now for developers to start building their next-generation...
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Microsoft Axum

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A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolat...
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   •   Expression Blend 4 Beta (Expression Blend 4 Beta can be installed side by side with Expression Blend 3)

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Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit 1.5.1

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Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Developmen...
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Project Server 2010 deployment planning podcast

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Project Server experrts discuss planning considerati...
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Citizen Call Center with Silverlight Addin Demo

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HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper
Citizen Call...
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Microsoft Codename "Dallas" Whitepaper

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HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper
Microsoft Codename "D...
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Overview
This file demonstrates how SharePoint server can be utilised to provide web content management, blogs, news fe...
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Accelerating Excel 2010 with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2: Building VBA applications and workbooks for a
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Overview
SharePoint Designer 2010 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. Using Sha...
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Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

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The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provi...
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Overview
Windows HPC Server 2008 provides a platform for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based applications. The SO...
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Moving to Visual Studio 2010 e-Book

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It's a book that will help professional developers move from pre...
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Books Online includes the following types of information:

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    •   Informatio...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring,...
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    •   Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command line set-up process that does not have an interactive user inte...
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           o   A more usable and intuitive look and feel

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This guide explains the opportunities open to you for migrating applications built using Enterprise Library ve...
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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of fe...
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In our continued commitment to interoperability, Microsoft has released a new Java Database Connectivity (JDBC...
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    •   “Quadrant” is a customizable tool for interacting with large datasets stored in SQL Server databases

    •   S...
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Overview
The C# Language Specification provides a complete description of the C# language 4.0.

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    •   Master Data Services

    •   StreamInsight core technology engine.


To read what is new in SQL Server® 2008 R...
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Overview
Building on the trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform delivered with SQL Server® 2008, The Micros...
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   •   Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command Line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interf...
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The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 RTM - Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delive...
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This documentation describes how Internet Explorer implements certain final approved web standards and how the...
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Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Model

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Microsoft Business Connectivity Services enable users...
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Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 Books Online

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SQL Server Compact 3.5 is a small footp...
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Security, Policy & Compliance
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 8 Key Findings Summary Graphics (July - D...
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This paper provides an overview of some specific factors that are altering the administration of public record...
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Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs

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Volume Licensing documents, including program ...
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Disaster Relief Around The Globe

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HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper
Disaster Relief Around The ...
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Get The Most Value From Social Computing For Business

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HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper
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programs. Each guide provides an at-a-glance overview, a closer look at many new and improved features, and instruction...
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Microsoft Unified Communications Business Value Tool

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Explore and accelerate opportunities within...
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  1. 1. Microsoft Interesting Downloads Week ending April 23, 2010 / 58 pages Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance • Capacity management and sizing for SharePoint Server 2010 • Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory – Scoping Tool v1.4 • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 • System Center Service Manager 2010 Product Documentation • One Small Step Virtualization Whitepaper • Performance Management Scorecards and Dashboards for IT Operations Data • Risk and Health Assessment Program for Exchange Server – Scoping Tool v1.2 • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Hotfix KB 980042 • Microsoft Connected Life Sciences Framework White Paper • Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor • What’s New in the BPOS-Federal Offer • Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 Eval • DFS Operations Guide: Migrating from FRS to DFS Replication • System Center Essentials 2010 - Evaluation Edition • Getting Started with Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010 Products • SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search Evaluation Guide • FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Evaluation Guide • Risk and Health Assessment Program for Cluster Server (CSRAP) – Scoping Tool v1.3 • Release Notes for System Center Essentials 2010 • Guide for IT Pros for Microsoft Project Server 2010 Beta • Office Resource Kit for Microsoft Office 2010 Beta • Planning guide for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Beta • System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Evaluation Solutions & Solution Development • Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v1.0 • Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 Refresh • Microsoft Expression Blend® 4 Release Candidate (RC)
  2. 2. 2 • Microsoft Axum • Microsoft Expression Blend® Software Development Kit (SDK) Preview for Windows Phone • Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (Patent Only) for Development and Product Distribution • Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit 1.5.1 • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook Language Pack • Project Server 2010 deployment planning podcast • CRM Accelerators Demo • Citizen Call Center with Silverlight Addin Demo • Citizen Portals and Integration with Dynamics CRM 4.0 • Microsoft Codename "Dallas" Whitepaper • Citizen Interaction with SharePoint Demo • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat SDK • Accelerating Excel 2010 with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2: Building VBA applications and workbooks for a Windows HPC Cluster • Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (32-bit) • Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (64-bit) • Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation • Overview of Service-Oriented Architecture Programming Model and Runtime System for Windows HPC Server 2008 • SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP1 – April 2010 • Moving to Visual Studio 2010 e-Book • SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Management Studio Express • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 End User License Agreements • Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 • Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Migration Guide • Windows PowerShell Quick Reference • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Express with Management Tools • Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 • SQL Server Modeling CTP - Nov 2009 Release 3 (formerly “Oslo”) • Visual Basic Language Specification 10.0 • C# Language Specification 4.0 • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Evaluation : Trial Experience for IT Professionals • Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Evaluation : Trial Experience for Developers • InfoPath 2010 Reference: InfoPath 2010 Developer Reference for Form Templates • Microsoft SQL Server2008 R2 RTM - Express with Advanced Services • Internet Explorer Standards Documentation • Spec Explorer for Model-Based Testing in Visual Studio
  3. 3. 3 • Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Model • Guide for IT Pros for Microsoft Office Web Apps Beta • Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 Books Online Security, Policy & Compliance • Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 8 Key Findings Summary Graphics (July - December 2009) • Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v8 Video • Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 8 (July - December 2009) • Data Governance - A Capability Maturity Model • Security in the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services • Worldwide Public Policy Agenda • Introduction to OSS Proprietary and Mixed Source Software • Moving Beyond Traditional Records Management Other • Case Study-Enterprise Project Management and Collaboration in Oil and Gas • Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs • Microsoft Pre-Split and Post-Split Closing Stock Prices • Disaster Relief Around The Globe • Open Standards OSS Choice • Get The Most Value From Social Computing For Business • Office 2010: Product Guides • Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 • Microsoft Unified Communications Business Value Tool • Microsoft Software Assurance Interactive Benefits Chart • Government Worth Having Interoperability Briefing • Microsoft Office 2010 KMS Host License Pack • Government 2.0 white paper
  4. 4. 4 Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance Capacity management and sizing for SharePoint Server 2010 Brief Description This white paper helps you determine the appropriate capacity for your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment. Overview This white paper describes the concepts you need to understand to successfully determine the appropriate capacity for your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment. This white paper provides you with the information that helps you: • Understand the concepts behind effective capacity management. • Define performance and capacity targets for your environment. • Select the appropriate data architecture. • Choose hardware to support the number of users and the features you intend to deploy. • Test, validate, and adjust your environment to achieve your performance and capacity targets. • Monitor and adjust your environment to match demand. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b9091243-0e17-404d-8853-57309f885722
  5. 5. 5 Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory – Scoping Tool v1.4 Brief Description This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory (ADRAP). Overview This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory (ADRAP). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=22205827-c164-4b62-9f8d-c3cd6077bd82 Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Brief Description Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 is for smaller organizations or departments looking for a low-cost entry-level or pilot solution for secure, Web-based collaboration. Overview SharePoint Foundation 2010 is the new version of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. It is the essential solution for organizations that need a secure, manageable, web-based collaboration platform. SharePoint helps teams stay connected and productive by providing easy access to the people, documents, and information that they need to make well-informed decisions and get work done. Use SharePoint Foundation to coordinate schedules, organize documents, and participate in discussions through team workspaces, blogs, wikis, and document libraries on the platform that is the underlying infrastructure for SharePoint Server.
  6. 6. 6 Search Server 2010 Express: If you’re using SharePoint Foundation, you can easily add search capabilities to your collaboration environment across SharePoint sites, file shares, web sites, Exchange Public Folders, and third party repositories using Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express. Click here to download. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=49c79a8a-4612-4e7d-a0b4-3bb429b46595 System Center Service Manager 2010 Product Documentation Brief Description Product documentation for System Center Service Manager 2010. Overview Product documentation for System Center Service Manager 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=37887bba-d26a-427f-896d-883e5868bbfe One Small Step Virtualization Whitepaper Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper One Small Step Virtualization Whitepaper Overview This IDC Insight considers the market impact of Microsoft's March 18, 2010 announcement regarding significant revisions to its client virtualization go-to-market strategy.
  7. 7. 7 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f5475866-af04-49b1-9204-b816c311be21 Performance Management Scorecards and Dashboards for IT Operations Data Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Performance Management Scorecards and Dashboards for IT Operations Data Overview A framework for creating IT Operations scorecards, dashboards, and analytics with Microsoft SQL Server, Systems Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=13da2c38-42b2-4306-94c8-4ff5125b5d64 Risk and Health Assessment Program for Exchange Server – Scoping Tool v1.2 Brief Description This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Exchange Server (ExRAP).
  8. 8. 8 Overview This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Exchange Server. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=23457155-7c8b-4355-8a57-d2c2a4d1da57 Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Hotfix KB 980042 Brief Description This download contains updates for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat. Overview This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat is described in the Knowledge Base articles 980042, 980043, and 982128. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e5924bf9-b042-4c53-b4a6-79c7e5c9749b Microsoft Connected Life Sciences Framework White Paper Brief Description Microsoft Connected Life Sciences Framework: A Service Oriented Reference Architecture that enables Life Science companies to accelerate new business opportunities and meet complex and changing business demands
  9. 9. 9 Overview This whitepaper offers guidance and practical next steps for Life Sciences organizations to get started quickly by successfully laying the foundation for a service oriented solution environment. It identifies the core SOA components, architectural patterns, and artifacts available from Microsoft, and Microsoft partners, to help Microsoft Life Sciences customers and partners to quickly realize success with the Connected Life Sciences Framework. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bb38a808-2a67-4e9c-9c56-a46a2b48b0c7 Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Brief Description Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade. Overview Before you begin: Be sure to plug in and turn on any USB devices or other devices, such as printers, external hard disks, and scanners, that you regularly use with the PC you're checking. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential compatibility issues and lets you know about your Windows 7 upgrade options. Within minutes, you'll get a report that tells you if your PC meets the system requirements, if any known compatibility issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs are found, and gives guidance on what to do to before installing Windows 7 on your PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15
  10. 10. 10 What’s New in the BPOS-Federal Offer Brief Description This document introduces new features and improvements that are now available in Microsoft® Online Services BPOS-Federal offering. Overview This document introduces new features and improvements that are now available in Microsoft® Online Services dedicated products under the BPOS-Federal offering. The features under this offering are specifically designed to provide security, privacy and regulatory compliance needs for both US Federal government agencies and commercial companies under ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) regulation. New features described apply to the following products: • Microsoft Exchange Online Dedicated • Microsoft Office SharePoint® Online Dedicated • Microsoft Office Communications Online Dedicated http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e06a7d14-d60f-4ca8-9b3e-dd53b505081b Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 Eval Brief Description Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 is a flexible platform for automating and adapting IT Service Management best practices to your organization’s requirements. Overview Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 is a flexible platform for automating and adapting IT Service Management best practices to your organization’s requirements. It provides built-in processes based on industry best practices for incident and problem resolution, change control, and compliance management. Through the power of its integrated platform, Service Manager automatically connects knowledge and information from System Center Operations Manager, System Center Configuration Manager, and Active Directory Domain Services. Service Manager delivers IT services that are:
  11. 11. 11 • Integrated. Service Manager seamlessly integrates and unifies knowledge, process, and activities across the Microsoft platform. • Efficient and Responsive. Service Manager reduces support costs while improving responsiveness to end users and reducing the time to resolution in the datacenter. • Business Aligned. Service Manager optimizes resources to align to the business goals, support compliance, and quickly adapt to the ever-changing business requirements. This software is intended for evaluation purposes only. You must accept the license terms before you are authorized to use the software. There is no product support for this trial software. You are welcome to participate in the forums to share your trial experiences with others and to ask for advice. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3bacb364-9829-41d0-8faa-b0ed366f73aa DFS Operations Guide: Migrating from FRS to DFS Replication Brief Description This document guides you through the process of migrating from File Replication Service (FRS) to Distributed File System (DFS) Replication. Overview File Replication Service (FRS) is a technology originally introduced on Windows 2000 Server to replicate Distributed File System (DFS) folders and the SYSVOL folder on domain controllers. FRS was replaced in Windows Server 2008 R2 by DFS Replication for replicating DFS folders and for replicating the SYSVOL folder. This guide provides instructions for migrating replication from FRS to DFS Replication (for folders other than the SYSVOL folder). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a27008a8-4b28-49cc-80b5-05b867440af9
  12. 12. 12 System Center Essentials 2010 - Evaluation Edition Brief Description System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals a unified physical and virtual management experience. Overview Microsoft® System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment. Feature Summary • By providing a single solution with a single console for managing your physical and virtual servers, client computers, hardware, software, and IT services for a unified experience. Integrated physical and virtual management means fewer tools to learn, a streamlined management system, and reduced administrative tasks. • By enabling you to proactively manage your IT environment with smart alert notifications of IT issues, providing expert diagnostic information to accelerate problem diagnosis and integrated tasks to quickly resolve issues before they cause downtime. • By being easy to deploy and maintain, simplifying complex management tasks, like creation of virtual servers, software deployment, update management, and inventory collection for increased IT efficiency and security. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7beafe76-053d-42c7-8ba5-3cf0167e200e Getting Started with Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010 Products Brief Description Use this guide to match the features and capabilities of the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products to your organization's enterprise search requirements.
  13. 13. 13 Overview This guide is an introduction to enterprise search in the Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Products line. Enterprise search in SharePoint 2010 Products spans many features, capabilities, and licensing models. The products are: SharePoint Foundation 2010; Search Server 2010 Express; Search Server 2010; SharePoint Server 2010; FAST™ Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=96663b95-e9f5-48c8-beb9-a15ad119c499 SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search Evaluation Guide Brief Description Describes the enterprise search features provided by Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010. Overview The overall goal of this guide is to help technical decision makers, IT professionals, and developers perform a thorough and effective evaluation of the search features provided by SharePoint Server 2010. This guide includes the following: descriptions of the new and improved enterprise search features and technologies provided by SharePoint Server 2010; details about the indexing and query architecture implemented by SharePoint Server 2010; tours and walkthroughs of the main search features provided by SharePoint Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=920e8c04-e8a6-4079-8b17-f3fb070fdf0d FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Evaluation Guide Brief Description
  14. 14. 14 Describes the enterprise search features provided by Microsoft® FAST™ Search Server 2010 for SharePoint®. Overview This guide is designed to help technical decision makers, IT professionals, and developers perform a thorough and effective evaluation of the enterprise search features provided by FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. This guide includes the following: descriptions of the enterprise search features and technologies provided by FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint; details about the additional features that FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint provides over and above SharePoint Server 2010; details about the indexing and query architecture implemented by FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint; tours and walkthroughs of the main search features provided by FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f1e3fb39-6959-4185-8b28-5315300b6e6b Risk and Health Assessment Program for Cluster Server (CSRAP) – Scoping Tool v1.3 Brief Description This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Cluster Server (CSRAP). Overview This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Cluster Server (CSRAP). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=69665e3e-83ab-450c-9e08-3b523456f6c3
  15. 15. 15 Release Notes for System Center Essentials 2010 Brief Description Release notes for System Center Essentials 2010 document any known issues or incompatibilities in the current release and steps to work around them. Overview Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 provides a unified management solution that enables IT professionals in midsize organizations to proactively manage their IT environment. Features include monitoring computers, deploying software and updates, and virtualization management. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ec360b00-83a2-472e-b4d0-6087f7bad5f7 Guide for IT Pros for Microsoft Project Server 2010 Beta Brief Description Contains information about how to deploy and use Microsoft Project Server 2010 Beta. Overview This document supports a preliminary release of Microsoft Project Server 2010 Beta. The content in the book covers information about how to install, configure, and upgrade to Project Server 2010 Beta. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3dcfebc4-4668-4698-8dd5-94af1e139769
  16. 16. 16 Office Resource Kit for Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Brief Description The book covers information about the basic fundamentals of Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Overview This document supports a preliminary release of Microsoft Office 2010 Beta. The content in the book covers information about how to plan, configure, deploy, maintain, secure, and troubleshoot installations of Microsoft Office 2010 Beta. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f0109d26-f0d6-4ff0-95d1-4c7a361ee28d Planning guide for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Beta Brief Description Contains information about how to plan for a deployment of SharePoint Foundation 2010 Beta. Overview This document supports a preliminary release of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Beta. This book contains information about how to plan and architect a deployment of SharePoint Foundation 2010 Beta. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c889837c-64c3-4c14-8e01-51fe33e0329d
  17. 17. 17 System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Evaluation Brief Description Data Protection Manager 2010 delivers unified data protection for Windows servers and clients, providing backup & recovery from Microsoft for Windows environments in a scalable, manageable and cost-effective way. Overview Data Protection Manager 2010 is part of the System Center family of management products from Microsoft. It delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization and file servers -- as well as Windows desktops and laptops. DPM is designed as a best-of-breed backup & recovery solution for Windows environments from Microsoft. DPM provides the best protection and most supportable restore scenarios of your Windows environment from disk, tape and cloud. Windows customers of all sizes can rely on Microsoft to provide a scalable and manageable protection solution that is cost-effective, secure and reliable. Feature Summary • Protection for Windows clients, while they are online or offline, with easy-to-use wizards for establishing protection, retention and alert schedules. A single DPM server can protect over 1,000 Windows clients, while end users are able to restore their own data using Windows Explorer or Microsoft Office. • Protection of Microsoft Virtualization platforms, including Hyper-V R2 Live Migration / Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) configurations. DPM can also restore single-file items from host-based VM backups. • Enhanced Protection for SQL Server, scaling to over 2,000 databases per DPM server, and offering auto-protection of new databases per SQL instance. DBA’s can now restore their own databases, through a self-service restore utility for SQL Server. • Enhanced Protection of Exchange Server, scaling to over 40TB of email and support for Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups (DAG), as well as CCR/SCR in Exchange 2007. • Enhanced Protection for SharePoint, without the requirement for a recovery farm with SharePoint 2010, and scaling up to 25TB farms with over 1M items. New content databases are now auto-protected without administrator interaction. • DPM 2010 is truly enterprise-ready, scaling to over 100 servers with over 80TB per DPM server, and includes new Auto-grow, Auto-heal, Auto-protect features for a lights-out reliable protection and recovery solution. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cba30567-6ef0-4450-93f8-e433897cb093
  18. 18. 18 Solutions & Solution Development Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v1.0 Brief Description The PoC Jumpstart provides resources to deploy a desktop PoC with Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer 8, and Application Virtualization with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack technology. Overview This self-contained, self-service kit will help you complete a Proof-of -Concept (PoC) at your organization, allowing you to quickly evaluate the new Microsoft desktop technologies, including Windows 7, Office 2010 Pro Plus, Internet Explorer 8, and Application Virtualization with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack technology App-V. It will also familiarize you with some of the important deployment tools provided by Microsoft to assist with your broader deployment efforts. This PoC is not meant to be comprehensive training mechanism but rather an introductory set of modules to familiarize you with tools and technologies. • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition – A platform that helps IT Professionals increase the flexibility and reliability of their server infrastructure. • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) – A tool to assess your hardware readiness for Windows 7 and Office 2010. • Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) – A tool to assess your software readiness for Windows 7 and Office 2010. • Microsoft Office Migration and Planning Manager (OMPM) – A tool to assess and upgrade Office versions and files. • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – A tool to create, configure, and deploy custom images, applications, and components. • Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial image – This evaluation edition forms the base image for deployment on client computers. • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 – This system is the best productivity experience across the PC, Phone, and Web. • Office 2010 with Application Virtualization – This system is deployed virtually to streamline and centralize operations. • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition – This database system is used to store application compatibility and Microsoft Office assessment data for the ACT
  19. 19. 19 and OMPM tools. • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition – This database system is used to store image and task sequence data for MDT Deployment Workbench. • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Evaluation Edition – This database system is used to store hardware assessment data for the MAP tool. The PoC Jumpstart is intended to show you that an upgrade to new Microsoft Optimize Desktop technologies can be seamless, feasible, easy and cost-effective. The PoC Jumpstart will also shed light on the deployment process (tools and technologies) and give your organization confidence for undertaking a broader deployment motion. After completion of the PoC, you should have a test environment setup that will allow you to evaluate the various features of the Microsoft Optimized Desktop and help you make informed decisions to meet your business needs. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=26301cd1-cc72-4dd8-819e-12ef48322743 Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 Refresh Brief Description Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS. Overview Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS. Windows Server AppFabric targets applications built using ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). It provides out-of-the-box capabilities for you to easily build and manage composite applications, including: o Enhanced design and development tools in Visual Studio to build rich composite applications o Management and monitoring of services and workflows via integration with IIS Manager and Windows PowerShell o Distributed in-memory application cache to improve application performance
  20. 20. 20 Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 Refresh is available now for developers to start building their next-generation composite applications, and for administrators to host and manage them. It integrates technologies previewed as code name "Dublin" and code name "Velocity". http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8197ad8d-673f-4efb-b165-82710f2648c3 Microsoft Expression Blend® 4 Release Candidate (RC) Brief Description Expression Blend 4 RC enables you to create Silverlight 3 and Silverlight 4 applications for the web, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and WPF 4 applications for the desktop. Overview Expression Blend 4 enables you to create websites and applications based on Silverlight 3 and Silverlight 4, and desktop applications based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and WPF 4. Expression Blend provides support for prototyping, interactivity through behaviors, special Silverlight functionality, and on-the-fly sample data generation. Expression Blend includes new behaviors that are quickly and easily configured. To support the development of line-of-business (LOB) applications, Expression Blend introduces support for Views and ViewModels. Find out more about what's new in Expression Blend 4 RC. Help us improve Expression Blend 4 RC by reporting any technical issues. For more insight into Expression Blend, please see the Expression team blog. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=88484825-1b3c-4e8c-8b14-b05d025e1541
  21. 21. 21 Microsoft Axum Brief Description A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolation, actors and message-passing. Overview Installers: Axum is an incubation project from Microsoft’s Parallel Computing Platform that aims to validate a safe and productive parallel programming model for the .NET framework. It’s a language that builds upon the architecture of the web and the principles of isolation, actors, and message-passing to increase application safety, responsiveness, scalability and developer productivity. Other advanced concepts we are exploring are data flow networks, asynchronous methods, and type annotations for taming side-effects. Axum Lite: Contains the Axum command-line compiler and Axum runtime as well as the sample projects. Programmer's Guide: Use this simple and easy to follow programmer's guide to learn how to create safe, scalable, and responsive applications with the Axum language. Language Specification: A detailed specification of the Axum language. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cfe70d5d-37aa-4c4c-8eeb-d4576c41baa2 Microsoft Expression Blend® Software Development Kit (SDK) Preview for Windows Phone Brief Description Expression Blend enables you to rapidly take your ideas from concept to completion helping you deliver innovative applications on Windows Phone. Overview Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone provides exactly the same streamlined development workflow for Windows Phone that was previously only available for Silverlight and .NET applications, including features such as behaviors, sample data, and the visual state manager. As part of this release, two new project templates are included: one for standard Window Phone applications and one for applications that follow an MVVM pattern. To ensure consistency across development tools, Expression Blend leverages the Windows Phone Emulator installed as part of Windows Phone Developer Tools. Please note: The following downloads are required to enable Expression Blend Add-in Preview for Windows Phone:
  22. 22. 22 • Expression Blend 4 Beta (Expression Blend 4 Beta can be installed side by side with Expression Blend 3) • Windows Phone Developer Tools • Microsoft Expression Blend Add-in Preview for Windows Phone • Microsoft Expression Blend Software Development Kit Preview for Windows Phone Help us improve Expression Blend Add-in Preview for Windows Phone by reporting any technical issues. For more insight into Expression Blend, please see the Expression team blog. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=86370108-4c14-42ee-8855-226e5dd9b85b Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreement (Patent Only) for Development and Product Distribution Brief Description This is the Work Group Server Protocol Program (WSPP) License Agreement (Patent Only) for Development and Product Distribution Overview This is the Patent Only license agreement for the Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program (WSPP) that allows for development and product distribution under the WSPP. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a7589858-fb38-43a5-9c4b-4328083aa824
  23. 23. 23 Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit 1.5.1 Brief Description Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit (SDK) is a development framework that allows developers to build applications that enable multiple individual mouse devices to work simultaneously on one computer. Overview Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit (SDK) gives education publishers the ability to build interactive applications that allow multiple students, each with their own mouse, to simultaneously engage on a single PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=db05dd7e-6547-47d0-b757-63dda2eefbfa Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook Language Pack Brief Description Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Microsoft Office Outlook Language Packs contain translated text, such as labels, error messages, and Help. Overview Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook Language Packs contain translated text, such as labels, error messages, and Help. This lets you view Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in a language other than the base language. For information about how to install, enable, and select a language, see the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Resource Center. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bd98e4d8-09fb-447c-bb27-6e7c2c8d017f
  24. 24. 24 Project Server 2010 deployment planning podcast Brief Description Project Server experrts discuss planning considerations for Microsoft Project Server 2010 Overview In this podcast, Microsoft Program Manager Treb Gatte and consultant, author, and Microsoft MVP Gary Chefetz discuss planning considerations for Microsoft Project Server 2010. Topics of discussion include organizational readiness, organizational culture shift, defining business goals, and identifying and working with stakeholders. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7f14b941-9d96-4653-b7d6-90db9cd9ebba CRM Accelerators Demo Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper CRM Accelerators Demo Overview Learn more about CRM Accelerators -- a range of add-on solutions developed for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 customers and partners. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=88881749-0719-4593-b1a5-1499df78e8dd
  25. 25. 25 Citizen Call Center with Silverlight Addin Demo Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Citizen Call Center with Silverlight Addin Demo Overview This demo shows how Silverlight can be used to extend the CRM interface to give a more streamlined experience. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5ad4965e-a1b8-45f3-9969-1f83799f9f6c Citizen Portals and Integration with Dynamics CRM 4.0 Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Citizen Portals and Integration with Dynamics CRM 4.0 Overview Using CSP we can offer a web based experience for Citizens to be able to interact securely with Government Departments. See how. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cbf31191-4974-401e-8cd9-41076eabc6b4
  26. 26. 26 Microsoft Codename "Dallas" Whitepaper Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Microsoft Codename "Dallas" is a new cloud service that provides a global marketplace for information including data, web services, and analytics. Overview Microsoft Codename "Dallas" is a new cloud service that provides a global marketplace for information including data, web services, and analytics. Dallas makes it easy for potential subscribers to locate a dataset that addresses their needs through rich discovery. When they have selected the dataset, Dallas enables information workers to begin analyzing the data and integrating it into their documents, spreadsheets, and databases. Similarly, developers can write code to consume the datasets on any platform or simply include the automatically created proxy classes. Applications from simple mash-ups to complex data-driven analysis tools are possible with the rich data and services provided. Applications can run on any platform including mobile phones and Web pages. When users begin regularly using data, managers can view usage at any time to predict costs. Dallas also provides a complete billing infrastructure that scales smoothly from occasional queries to heavy traffic. For subscribers, Dallas becomes even more valuable when there are multiple subscriptions to different datasets: although there may be multiple content providers involved, data access methods, reporting and billing remains consistent. For content providers, Dallas represents an ideal way to market valuable data and a ready-made solution to e-commerce, billing, and scaling challenges in a multi-tenant environment – providing a global marketplace and integration points into Microsoft’s information worker assets. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c5618642-c796-442b-aeeb-20c692240c18 Citizen Interaction with SharePoint Demo Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Citizen Interaction with SharePoint Demo
  27. 27. 27 Overview This file demonstrates how SharePoint server can be utilised to provide web content management, blogs, news feeds etc to allow for better and more dynamic interaction with citizens. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=84a17c10-d28a-49df-aee9-2a7d751cc3ce Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat SDK Brief Description The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and sample applications developed with the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat platform. Overview The Group Chat feature lets organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge. The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and sample applications developed with the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 platform. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c3dc291c-db47-47e8-9964-0c077776ddb0
  28. 28. 28 Accelerating Excel 2010 with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2: Building VBA applications and workbooks for a Windows HPC Cluster Brief Description Documentation and accompanying Excel 2010 workbook and VBA samples. Overview HPC Services for Excel supports a variety of new programming models that allow you to run Excel calculations on an HPC cluster. In this article we’ll discuss how to use Excel VBA macros to build workbooks that utilize an HPC cluster to run calculations in parallel. To support HPC Services for Excel, your workbook needs to include a set of macros that implement the asynchronous functions. This article describes the macro framework and how to define calculations within the framework. This article includes walkthroughs of how to build a workbook from scratch, and of how to convert an existing workbook to run on a cluster. The zipped file that is available in this download includes sample Excel 2010 workbooks and .bas files. The .bas files include skeleton macro files you can import into your workbooks to simplify the development process. The samples are referenced in the walkthrough sections of the article. For example, the ConvertiblePricing workbook is used to demonstrate how to convert an existing workbook to use the HPC macro framework. Note: The workbooks contain macros. When you open the workbooks, you may see a security warning indicating that the macros have been disabled. You can enable the macros by clicking "Enable Content". http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f7f5be21-cbd6-4892-a680-1de7c5f29b56 Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (32-bit) Brief Description SharePoint Designer 2010 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications.
  29. 29. 29 Overview SharePoint Designer 2010 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. Using SharePoint Designer, advanced users and developers alike can rapidly create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs. Advanced users can compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and web publishing to Line-Of-Business data integration, business intelligence solutions, and human workflows, leveraging the building blocks available in SharePoint in an easy to use environment. In addition, developers can use SharePoint Designer 2010 to get a quick start on SharePoint development projects. This is the 32-bit edition of SharePoint Designer 2010. It is the recommended configuration for most users. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d88a1505-849b-4587-b854-a7054ee28d66 Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (64-bit) Brief Description SharePoint Designer 2010 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. Overview SharePoint Designer 2010 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. Using SharePoint Designer, advanced users and developers alike can rapidly create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs. Advanced users can compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and web publishing to Line-Of-Business data integration, business intelligence solutions, and human workflows, leveraging the building blocks available in SharePoint in an easy to use environment. In addition, developers can use SharePoint Designer 2010 to get a quick start on SharePoint development projects. This download is the 64-bit edition of SharePoint Designer 2010. The 32-bit edition is suggested for most users. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=566d3f55-77a5-4298-bb9c-f55f096b125d
  30. 30. 30 Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation Brief Description The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Overview The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server to interoperate or communicate with Microsoft products. The documentation 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=91ef5106-944a-41e1-b3a0-5bd3f2356f32 Overview of Service-Oriented Architecture Programming Model and Runtime System for Windows HPC Server 2008 Brief Description Developers, users, and administrators face increasing challenges in meeting time-to-result goals. Applications must be developed quickly, run efficiently on the cluster, and be effectively managed so that performance, reliability, and resource utilization are optimized. Learn how Windows HPC Server 2008 can help meet these challenges.
  31. 31. 31 Overview Windows HPC Server 2008 provides a platform for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based applications. The SOA programming model allows solution developers and architects to rapidly develop new high performance computing cluster-enabled interactive applications and easily modify existing distributed computing applications. With Windows HPC Server 2008, the developer build/debug/deploy experience is streamlined, the speed of processing is accelerated, and the management of the applications and systems is simplified. This white paper provides a technical overview of SOA applications and the Windows HPC Server 2008 functions that support the SOA model; including building and deploying SOA applications; their architecture, runtime system, scaling, and performance considerations; and monitoring and troubleshooting. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=99742128-4c8c-4adb-872e-c4099206c78d SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP1 – April 2010 Brief Description Download the SQL Server Driver for PHP v2.0 CTP1 to enable a PHP application to use the PDO (PHP Data Objects) API for using SQL Server for data storage Overview Refer to the documentation that is installed with the driver for a description of the new features in this release. The SQL Server Driver for PHP v2.0 CTP1 download is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge. The SQL Server Driver for PHP is a PHP 5 extension that allows for the reading and writing of SQL Server data from within PHP scripts. The extension provides a native procedural and PDO interfaces for accessing data in all editions of SQL Server 2005 and later including SQL Azure. Download SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 for production use. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=df4d9cc9-459c-4d75-a503-ae3fceb85860
  32. 32. 32 Moving to Visual Studio 2010 e-Book Brief Description It's a book that will help professional developers move from previous versions of Visual Studio (starting with 2003 and on up). Overview The book is not a language primer, a language reference, or a single technology book. It's a book that will help professional developers move from previous versions of Visual Studio (starting with 2003 and on up). It will cover the features of Visual Studio 2010 through an application. It will go through a lot of the exciting new language features and new versions of the most popular technologies without putting the emphasis on the technologies themselves. It will instead put the emphasis on how you would get to those new tools and features from Visual Studio 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=560a5365-5c62-488a-91ed-a779e0e33ac4 SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online Brief Description Download the release version of the documentation and tutorials for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Overview Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2 (R2), formerly known as SQL Server Code-Named “Kilimanjaro”, is the next release of Microsoft SQL Server. Books Online is the primary documentation for SQL Server. Important Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online upgrades your existing SQL Server 2008 version of Books Online. If you upgrade, be aware that the content and help topics now describe tools and features of SQL Server 2008 R2. To reinstall SQL Server 2008 Books Online, you must first uninstall SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online. Because SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 share components, you cannot have side-by-side installations of Books Online on the same machine.
  33. 33. 33 Books Online includes the following types of information: • Setup and upgrade instructions. • Information about new features and backward compatibility. • Conceptual descriptions of the technologies and features in SQL Server. • Procedural topics describing how to use the various features in SQL Server. • Tutorials that guide you through common tasks. • Reference documentation for the graphical tools, command prompt utilities, programming languages, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that are supported by SQL Server. • Descriptions of the sample databases and applications that are available with SQL Server. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c18bad82-0e5f-4e82-812b-5b23e5d52b9c Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Management Studio Express Brief Description Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server Express. Overview The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 RTM - Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft's System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows operating system deployment.
  34. 34. 34 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server Express. This edition combines a broad group of graphical tools with a number of rich script editors to provide access to SQL Server to developers and administrators of all skill levels To read what is new in SQL Server® 2008 R2 click here. Here is the SQL Server® Privacy Statement. for your review Note : Some components in the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 have two different methods to complete the installation process: • Attended Installation – an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes the displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms. • Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command Line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms. Here is the copy of the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 License Terms for your review. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=56ad557c-03e6-4369-9c1d-e81b33d8026b Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 End User License Agreements Brief Description Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 End User License Agreements The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 End User License Agreements provide the legal terms and conditions for using the SQL Server 2008 R2 core software Overview The SQL Server 2008 R2 End User License Agreements provide the legal terms and conditions for the SQL Server 2008 R2 core software. Note: Some components in the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 of SQL Server® have two different methods to complete the installation process: • Attended Installation – an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes the displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms.
  35. 35. 35 • Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms. The license terms can be downloaded from this site for you to review. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9e74964e-afc3-44c2-b05e-1ca87b701c2f Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Brief Description Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable application blocks designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges. This release includes: Caching Block, Cryptography Block, Data Access Block, Exception Handling Block, Logging Block, Policy Injection Block, Security Block, Validation Block, and Unity. Overview Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable application blocks designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges. This release includes: Caching Application Block, Cryptography Application Block, Data Access Application Block, Exception Handling Application Block, Logging Application Block, Policy Injection Application Block, Security Application Block, Validation Application Block, and Unity Application Block. This major release of Enterprise Library contains many compelling new features and updates that will make developers more productive. These include: • Major architectural refactoring that provides improved testability and maintainability through full support of the dependency injection style of development • Dependency injection container independence (Unity ships with Enterprise Library, but you can replace it with a container of your choice) • Programmatic configuration support, including a fluent configuration interface and an XSD schema to enable IntelliSense • Redesign of the configuration tool to provide:
  36. 36. 36 o A more usable and intuitive look and feel o Extensibility improvements through meta-data driven configuration visualizations that replace the requirement to write design time code o A wizard framework that can help to simplify complex configuration tasks • Data accessors for more intuitive processing of data query results • Asynchronous data access support • Honoring validation attributes between Validation Application Block and DataAnnotations • Integration with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) validation mechanisms • Support for complex configuration scenarios, including additive merge from multiple configuration sources and hierarchical merge • Optimized cache scavenging • Better performance when logging • A reduction of the number of assemblies • Support for the .NET 4.0 Framework and integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 • Improvements to Unity http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bcb166f7-dd16-448b-a152-9845760d9b4c Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Migration Guide Brief Description Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Migration Guide
  37. 37. 37 Overview This guide explains the opportunities open to you for migrating applications built using Enterprise Library versions 3.1, 4.0, and 4.1, and versions 1.0 and 1.1 of Unity to use version 5.0 or Enterprise Library and version 2.0 of Unity. Because individual application scenarios and environments vary, and the way Enterprise Library and Unity are used within existing applications will differ considerably, this guide cannot guarantee success in every situation. However, it contains practical guidance that is based on knowledge gathered during the development of Enterprise Library 5.0, and through test migrations of a range of different existing applications. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7b8f9edd-7496-4232-9cbc-ce9476414956 Windows PowerShell Quick Reference Brief Description Quick-reference guide to commonly-used Windows PowerShell commands. Overview Quick reference guide to commonly-used Windows PowerShell commands. For best results, open the file in Microsoft Word, print the contents to legal-sized paper (8 inches by 14 inches), and fold the resulting printout in half, making a four-page booklet. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=df8ed469-9007-401c-85e7-46649a32d0e0 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Express with Management Tools Brief Description
  38. 38. 38 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web Sites and applications, and local data stores. Overview The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 RTM - Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web Sites and applications,, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft's System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows operating system deployment. SQL Server Express with Management Tools is an easy-to-use version of the SQL Server® Express data platform that includes the graphical management tool SQL Server Management Studio (SMSS) Express To read what is new in SQL Server® 2008 R2 click here. Here is the SQL Server® Privacy Statement. for your review Note : Some components in the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 have two different methods to complete the installation process: • Attended Installation – an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes the displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms. • Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command Line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms. Here is the copy of the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 License Terms for your review. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=967225eb-207b-4950-91df-eeb5f35a80ee Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 Brief Description Download the SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0, a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 and above.
  39. 39. 39 Overview In our continued commitment to interoperability, Microsoft has released a new Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver. The SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 download is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge, and provides access to SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 from any Java application, application server, or Java-enabled applet. This is a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 and above. This release of the JDBC Driver is JDBC 4.0 compliant and runs on the Java Development Kit (JDK) version 5.0 or later. It has been tested against major application servers including IBM WebSphere, and SAP NetWeaver. Note: By downloading the SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0, you are accepting the terms and conditions of the End-User License Agreement (EULA) for this component. Please review the End-User License Agreement (EULA) located on this page and print a copy of the EULA for your records. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a737000d-68d0-4531-b65d-da0f2a735707 SQL Server Modeling CTP - Nov 2009 Release 3 (formerly “Oslo”) Brief Description SQL Server Modeling (formerly code name "Oslo") is a set of future technologies that provide significant productivity gains across the lifecycle of .NET applications by enabling developers, architects, and IT professionals to work together more effectively with SQL Server at the center of the application lifecycle. Overview SQL Server Modeling CTP Nov 2009 Release 3 is a re-release of the November 2009 CTP to support the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 final releases. You will be required to have the final .NET Framework 4 installed to setup the CTP and Visual Studio 2010 is required for M Tools integration. See the System Requirements section below for more information. The components of the SQL Server Modeling CTP are: • “M” is a highly productive, developer friendly, textual language for defining schemas, queries, values, functions and DSLs for SQL Server databases
  40. 40. 40 • “Quadrant” is a customizable tool for interacting with large datasets stored in SQL Server databases • SQL Server Modeling Services (formerly the “Oslo” Repository) is a SQL Server role for the secure sharing of models between applications and systems For more details on this download, see the release notes. Details on all the CTP technologies can be found on the MSDN Data Developer Center. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=29e4ead0-fd81-42ba-862b-f3589378466a Visual Basic Language Specification 10.0 Brief Description The Visual Basic Language Specification provides a complete description of the Visual Basic language 10.0. Overview The Visual Basic Language Specification provides a complete description of the Visual Basic language 10.0. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=01eee123-f68c-4227-9274-97a13d7cb433 C# Language Specification 4.0 Brief Description The C# Language Specification provides a complete description of the C# language 4.0.
  41. 41. 41 Overview The C# Language Specification provides a complete description of the C# language 4.0. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dfbf523c-f98c-4804-afbd-459e846b268e Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Evaluation : Trial Experience for IT Professionals Brief Description Download SQL Server 2008 R2 180-day Trial Software. Building on SQL Server 2008, R2 provides an even more scalable data platform with comprehensive tools for managing your databases and applications, improving the quality of your data, and empowering your users to build rich analyses and reports using tools they are already familiar with. Overview Building on the trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform delivered with SQL Server® 2008, The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 provides a wealth of new improvements that will help your organization scale with confidence, improve IT efficiency, and enable managed self-service BI. This release includes new and enhanced capabilities for application and multi-server management, complex event processing, master data services, and end user reporting. Also introduced is PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel (previously known as project “Gemini’) to empower users to easily access, integrate, analyze and share information using Microsoft® Office tools they are already familiar with. Key features include: • A new Control Point Explorer for central multi-instance and application utilization management. • Built-in wizards to help you quickly set up and enroll instances and Data-Tier Application components into central management. • Dashboard viewpoints for quick insight into application and instance utilization. • Report Builder 3.0 • PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel
  42. 42. 42 • Master Data Services • StreamInsight core technology engine. To read what is new in SQL Server® 2008 R2 click here. Here is the SQL Server® Privacy Statement. for your review Note: 1 )This fully functional trial software will automatically expire after six months. You can obtain the fully licensed version at any time. For information about the different editions of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2, see the Editions page. 2 ) Some components in the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 have two different methods to complete the installation process: • Attended Installation – an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes the displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms. • Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command Line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms. Here is the copy of the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Evaluation license terms for your review. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=54ad6107-c552-4d47-b1a1-3f66460f71a9 Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Evaluation : Trial Experience for Developers Brief Description Download SQL Server 2008 R2 180-day Trial Software. Building on SQL Server 2008, R2 provides an even more scalable data platform with comprehensive tools for managing your databases and applications,improving the quality of your data, and empowering your users to build rich analyses and reports using tools they are already familiar with.
  43. 43. 43 Overview Building on the trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform delivered with SQL Server® 2008, The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 provides a wealth of new improvements that will help your organization scale with confidence, improve IT efficiency, and enable managed self-service BI. This release includes new and enhanced capabilities for application and multi-server management, complex event processing, master data services, and end user reporting. Also introduced is PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel (previously known as project “Gemini’) to empower users to easily access, integrate, analyze and share information using Microsoft® Office tools they are already familiar with. Key features include: • A new Control Point Explorer for central multi-instance and application utilization management. • Built-in wizards to help you quickly set up and enroll instances and Data-Tier Application components into central management. • Dashboard viewpoints for quick insight into application and instance utilization. • Report Builder 3.0 • PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel • Master Data Services • StreamInsight core technology engine. To read what is new in SQL Server® 2008 R2 click here. Here is the SQL Server® Privacy Statement. for your review Note: 1 )This fully functional trial software will automatically expire after six months. You can obtain the fully licensed version at any time. For information about the different editions of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2, see the Editions page. 2 ) Some components in the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 have two different methods to complete the installation process: • Attended Installation – an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes the displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms.
  44. 44. 44 • Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command Line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms. Here is the copy of the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Evaluation license terms for your review. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=de21dffd-4c6c-4963-b00c-5153cf7e41dd InfoPath 2010 Reference: InfoPath 2010 Developer Reference for Form Templates Brief Description The InfoPath 2010 Developer Reference for Form Templates provides overview, task, and reference information for developing solutions for InfoPath 2010. Overview The InfoPath 2010 Developer Reference for Form Templates is designed to help you build InfoPath form templates that contain business logic written in Visual Basic or Visual C#. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=11358091-20fa-42b4-a859-98ea63913cb6 Microsoft SQL Server2008 R2 RTM - Express with Advanced Services Brief Description Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web Sites and applications, and local data stores
  45. 45. 45 Overview The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 RTM - Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web Sites and applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft's System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows operating system deployment. SQL Server Express with Advanced Services is an easy-to-use version of the SQL Server Express data platform that includes the graphical management tool SQL Server Management Studio (SMSS) Express, powerful features for reporting, and advanced text-based search capabilities To read what is new in SQL Server® 2008 R2 click here. Here is the SQL Server® Privacy Statement. for your review Note : Some components in the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 have two different methods to complete the installation process: • Attended Installation – an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes the displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms. • Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command Line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms. Here is the copy of the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 License Terms for your review. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e08766ce-fc9d-448f-9e98-fe84ad61f135 Internet Explorer Standards Documentation Brief Description The Internet Explorer standards support documentation provides information about certain final approved web standards supported by Internet Explorer.
  46. 46. 46 Overview This documentation describes how Internet Explorer implements certain final approved web standards and how the standards in this system interact. It does not restate variations, extensions and other details that are specific for each standard. This documentation details the variations and extensions from HTML 4.01, CSS 1.0, CSS 2.1, and other final approved web standards published by W3C (as “W3C Recommendations”), ECMA (as “Standards”), or ISO (as “International Standards”) as implemented by Internet Explorer. This documentation is intended for use in conjunction with the Microsoft standards support documents, publicly available standard specifications, network programming art, and Microsoft Windows distributed systems concepts. It assumes that the reader is either familiar with the aforementioned material or has immediate access to it. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=80436a4a-9e04-4c1f-a62f-8e5e810bd8e6 Spec Explorer for Model-Based Testing in Visual Studio Brief Description Spec Explorer is a tool for Model-Based Testing that runs as an add-in to Visual Studio Ultimate edition. Overview Spec Explorer is a visual tool for modeling software behavior and generating test suites from those models. Spec Explorer’s approach to model-based testing has been shown to greatly enhance productivity of test case creation, to ensure predictability of requirement coverage, and to support lifecycle management and software updates. Models are typically written in C# and controlled by a configuration language which allows to express scenarios and test purposes. Please see also the Spec Explorer home page on DevLabs. Note the current release of Spec Explorer 2010 is 3.2, and the complete build version number is 3.2.2497.0. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a4649791-a77c-4498-b392-df2ad2b2413f
  47. 47. 47 Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Model Brief Description Microsoft Business Connectivity Services enable users to interact with external data by using SharePoint lists and Microsoft Office 2010. Overview Microsoft Business Connectivity Services are a set of services and features that provide a way to connect solutions based on SharePoint Server 2010 to sources of external data and to define external content types based on that external data. This poster helps to explain how Microsoft Business Connectivity Services interact with data from external systems in SharePoint lists, Web Parts, and in Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, and Microsoft Word 2010 clients. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=73f5a648-9bf6-413a-83d9-1d1ba1b5b599 Guide for IT Pros for Microsoft Office Web Apps Beta Brief Description Provides information to help IT pros understand an Office Web Apps on-premises solution. Overview This document supports a preliminary release of Microsoft Office 2010 Beta. The content in the book covers information about how to understand and use Microsoft Office Web Apps Beta. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=66c547ed-1aaa-4db2-b096-2848b4ec707b
  48. 48. 48 Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 Books Online Brief Description SQL Server Compact 3.5 is a small footprint in-process database engine that allows developers to build robust applications for Windows Desktops and Mobile Devices. This download contains the Books Online for the SP2 version of SQL Server Compact 3.5. Overview SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Books Online (BOL) provides in-depth information about the features of the product. This BOL download also explains the sample applications, which provide an easy way to ramp up quickly on the SQL Server Compact technology, and to start building applications rapidly. Currently the following samples and files are available for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2: • Northwind OLEDB Native Sample Application • Northwind.sdf database file You can download these files from the Downloads tab on http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlce. The IBuySpy Delivery Sample Application is not yet available. Please continue to check this site for updates. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=746c3a6e-ffb1-4c92-93fa-b3ba41fde681
  49. 49. 49 Security, Policy & Compliance Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 8 Key Findings Summary Graphics (July - December 2009) Brief Description Graphics for the eighth volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Key Findings Summary Overview These are graphics for the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 8 Key Findings Summary. Volume 8 of the Microsoft® Security Intelligence Report provides an in-depth perspective on malicious and potentially unwanted software, software exploits, security breaches and software vulnerabilities (both in Microsoft software and in third-party software). Microsoft developed these perspectives based on detailed analysis over the past several years, with a focus on the second half of 2009. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=97f7a960-1036-457a-9491-baa95bd465fc Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v8 Video Brief Description Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v8 Video Overview Vinny Gullotto, General Manager of the MMPC, and Frank Simorjay from Microsoft Trustworthy Computing discuss the trends and findings in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v8 (SIR v8).
  50. 50. 50 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5c7c5c92-0175-49f6-8947-eddfcad37924 Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 8 (July - December 2009) Brief Description This is the eighth volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Overview Volume 8 of the Microsoft® Security Intelligence Report provides an in-depth perspective on malicious and potentially unwanted software, software exploits, security breaches and software vulnerabilities (both in Microsoft software and in third-party software). Microsoft developed these perspectives based on detailed analysis over the past several years, with a focus on the second half of 2009. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2c4938a0-4d64-4c65-b951-754f4d1af0b5 Data Governance - A Capability Maturity Model Brief Description This paper presents a blueprint for organizations to implement the capabilities needed to establish a successful DGPC program. Overview This paper is the fourth in a series titled “A Guide to Data Governance for Privacy, Confidentiality, and Compliance.” In it, we present a capability maturity model (CMM) for data governance for privacy, confidentiality, and compliance (DGPC). This model offers a blueprint for organizations to implement the capabilities needed to establish a successful DGPC program. It consists of four progressive stages of maturity: Basic, Standardized, Rationalized, and Dynamic. For each core capability area in the DGPC framework—People, Process, and Technology—we list individual capabilities for each stage and their attributes.
  51. 51. 51 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1a45054b-b073-44e6-84f8-bee33c268f33 Security in the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Security in the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services Overview The services in the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services offer efficient, economical, and scalable communication and collaboration services for your business. Learn more in this white paper. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=74168244-80c8-4b6b-8656-8961d380e395 Worldwide Public Policy Agenda Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Microsoft Worldwide Public Policy Agenda: Partnering to Strengthen Economic, Address Societal Challenges, and Promote a Healthy Online Ecosystem Overview The public and private sectors now have a unique opportunity to work together to create new economic opportunities and address the world’s most pressing challenges. Microsoft welcomes the opportunity to work closely with governments and others to help achieve these important economic and social goals.
  52. 52. 52 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=28f0a418-2d63-4d51-b2e2-ccff09bfd969 Introduction to OSS Proprietary and Mixed Source Software Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Introduction to OSS Proprietary and Mixed Source Software Overview This primer explains how the market’s move toward a mixed-source environment makes preferences or mandates that select one technology ineffective in helping governments achieve their IT enabled goals and how OSS does not necessarily deliver cost savings. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=22d0da44-8e49-4c94-bc0a-0079804e3743 Moving Beyond Traditional Records Management Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Moving Beyond Traditional Records Management: Managing a Broader Spectrum of Content
  53. 53. 53 Overview This paper provides an overview of some specific factors that are altering the administration of public records across the government sector. It also offers a model for understanding the expanding spectrum of content that governments need to handle in specific ways so that they can manage risk, maintain compliance, and serve the public good. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2ef0d787-f08d-4e3b-a165-401fcd48d831 Other Case Study-Enterprise Project Management and Collaboration in Oil and Gas Brief Description Case Study-Enterprise Project Management and Collaboration in Oil and Gas Overview Case Study-Enterprise Project Management and Collaboration in Oil and Gas http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b86efca2-9d6e-4014-a1b3-f7d3c846d59d
  54. 54. 54 Volume Licensing Program Guides, Datasheets, and FAQs Brief Description Volume Licensing documents, including program guides, datasheets, and FAQs Overview The Microsoft Volume Licensing program guides provide comprehensive descriptions of Volume Licensing programs, including information about Microsoft Software Assurance. Download these guides to get details about things such as program features, benefits, requirements, pricing, and agreement structure. The datasheets provide an overview of Volume Licensing programs. Use these documents to get at-a-glance information about benefits, licensing options, pricing, Software Assurance benefits, and more. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=30a9ba5f-2027-4d38-bf4e-39fe160737d0 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
  55. 55. 55 Disaster Relief Around The Globe Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Disaster Relief Around The Globe Overview Microsoft supports Military and Civilian actors working together to save lives and contribute to jump start economical and political development by improving information flow across boundaries. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bc527047-4878-499e-b025-3ca0ee15b0f4 Open Standards OSS Choice Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper Open Standards OSS Choice Overview This primer defines an open standard and explains how it is not the same as OSS or open government, how open standards do not by themselves create cost efficiencies, and how mandates or preferences regarding open standards may lock governments into outdated technology. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=98e425d7-c3e6-4d6d-881d-581752a32424
  56. 56. 56 Get The Most Value From Social Computing For Business Brief Description HIMSSManagingTheRevolutionEPMWhitePaper The whitepaper discusses the value of social computing for business. Overview The whitepaper discusses the value of social computing for business, citing 2 customer references of large scale enterprise deployments, and the technologies that enable successful results from social computing. The whitepaper also addresses the business and technical benefits from using SharePoint Products and Technologies and how the platform differentiates compared to other social computing vendors. Social computing is not a passing trend, so organizations should think of this “new way of work” in context of a broader enterprise collaboration strategy. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f63fbe75-5802-49f1-a28b-be9c800f8349 Office 2010: Product Guides Brief Description The Office 2010 product guides provide an overview of what’s new in your favorite Microsoft Office programs and a deeper look at benefits across all Office 2010 programs, as well as Office Web Apps and Office Mobile 2010. Overview Microsoft Office 2010 offers powerful new ways to deliver your best work—at the office, at home, or at school. Designed to deliver the best productivity experience across the PC, phone, and browser, Office 2010 helps you capture your ideas more creatively, work more easily with others, and gives you the flexibility to get work done when and where you choose. Whether you are a Microsoft Office user or you’re evaluating Office 2010 for your business, the product guides are a great place to start. Explore the Office 2010 product guides for an overview of what’s new and improved in your favorite Microsoft Office programs or for a deeper look at benefits across all Office 2010
  57. 57. 57 programs. Each guide provides an at-a-glance overview, a closer look at many new and improved features, and instructions to help you find the features you want quickly and easily. You’ll also find additional information and resources in some of the guides for power users, IT pros, and developers. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e690baf0-9b9a-4c47-88da-3a84f3e9b247 Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Brief Description Touch Pack for Windows 7 Consumer Download Six applications optimized for Windows 7 Touch Overview The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a collection of games and applications that are made available to computers with multi-touch enabled displays running Windows 7. The Touch Pack includes: Microsoft Blackboard, an intricate game of physics in which you solve a puzzle by creating a fanciful machine on a blackboard. Microsoft Garden Pond, a tranquil game that takes place in serene Japanese water gardens. Microsoft Rebound, a game in which you use your fingertips to control Tesla spheres with an electrical field between them to catapult a metal game ball into your opponent's goal. Microsoft Surface Globe, a program that you can use to explore the earth as a flat 2-D map or as an immersive 3-D experience. Microsoft Surface Collage, a program that you can use to explore and interact with your photos and arrange them as a desktop background. Microsoft Surface Lagoon, a screen saver and interactive water simulation, complete with a meditative rock arrangement and playful, shy fish. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b152fadd-82e4-4ddb-a46a-aebe49944428
  58. 58. 58 Microsoft Unified Communications Business Value Tool Brief Description Explore and accelerate opportunities within customer organizations. Identify business objectives, demonstrate how unified communications solutions can help meet customer objectives, and assess the financial impact of deploying unified communications solutions. Overview The Microsoft Unified Communications Business Value Tool will The Microsoft Unified Communications Business Value Tool will help you explore and accelerate opportunities within customer organizations. Use it to identify business objectives, demonstrate how unified communications solutions can help meet objectives, and assess the financial impact of deploying unified communications solutions. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9aed74a8-4b0d-4494-a665-7f403e7d5d50 Microsoft Software Assurance Interactive Benefits Chart Brief Description Use this chart to compare program benefits available through Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing. Overview Chart data includes descriptions and eligibility summaries for all Software Assurance benefits including New Product Versions, 24x7 Problem Resolution Support, Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, Deployment Planning and Training services amongst others. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7b682d90-8f2a-474d-b46a-11d922fe44e1
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