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Microsoft Technical Roll Up – December 2007

News

Anywhere Access: Enabling More Secure Business in a Public World http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753667
Today’s business leaders are putting a premium on providing “anywhere access,” where employees, partners, and customers can securely share and access critical business information from any device and any location, on or off the network. Read the Yankee Group report on the trend toward “anywhere access” and learn how solutions from Microsoft can help realize this vision through increases in agility, productivity, and end-to-end data protection.

New Study on Data Protection and Role Collaboration Within Organizations http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753668
This new study sponsored by Microsoft and conducted by the Ponemon Institute examines the perceptions of three different groups of information stakeholders on how privacy and data protection risks are being managed in their organizations. The study is based on survey results collected in September 2007 from a highly experienced group of information security, privacy/compliance, and marketing executives from the public and private sectors.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Volume 3 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753669
The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report provides an in-depth view of recent trends that Microsoft has seen in software vulnerability disclosures, in malicious software, and in potentially unwanted software like spyware, adware, and the like. In the newest version of the report, which focuses on the trends observed in the first half of 2007, a new section on software vulnerability exploits has been added. Download a key findings summary, access the full report, and participate in related webcasts today.

MSDN Magazine: The Annual Security Issue http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753670
A “can’t miss” for developers, this year’s issue starts out with Michael Howard’s discussion of some practical best practices he has learned over the past five years in building secure software at Microsoft. Other topics include techniques for integrating security-related activities — both automated and manual — more deeply into the existing development life cycle, concrete examples of automated integration, and deep dives into the different conditions that can cause your applications to fail and how each of those conditions may additionally create security vulnerabilities.

Security Watch: Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption and the Complexities of Trust http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753671
Mobile workers are constantly toting all sorts of confidential information all over the place — trains and planes, restaurants and hotels, home offices and branch offices. The cost to a company for replacing a laptop is minor compared to the cost of dealing with confidential data that’s been compromised. This TechNet Magazine article explores this topic and proposes that this is the security that Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption aims to provide.

Try the New Forefront Server Security Management Console http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844522
The new Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console is a Web-based console that centralizes configuration and operation, automates the download and distribution of signature and scan engine updates, and generates comprehensive reports. Trial software is now available in 11 languages.

Try the New Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 1 Now http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844523
Help protect your Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 collaboration environments with Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint with SP1.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for Nov, 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-nov.mspx

Search for previous security bulletins http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3992478

Security Bulletin Feed http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3992479 RSS http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3992480

Documents

Security Tip of the Month: Anywhere Access and Mobile Security http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753672
By Chip Vollers, Sr. Product Manager, Microsoft Mobile Communications IT managers are looking for flexible, end-to-end solutions for single-point access of line-of-business applications and company data on mobile devices. These solutions must be designed for efficient control of devices while offering reliable, low-cost, and consistent manageability that works well with an enterprise’s existing infrastructure. The following are a few key areas that IT professionals should consider when deploying mobile solutions.

Highly Secure Access Anywhere http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753673
In the Windows Server 2008 operating system, Microsoft greatly enhanced the in-the-box feature set of Terminal Services. This article focuses on the network and security design aspects of an anywhere-access solution, rather than on providing details on managing the Terminal Service components. It describes the methods and best practices for creating an anywhere-access solution based on the technology included with Windows Server 2008.

System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Technical Paper http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753674
Learn more about this new comprehensive security and device management solution for Windows Mobile devices, which helps you more easily manage devices within the enterprise and delivers a mobile-optimized virtual private network (VPN) for security-enhanced access to the corporate network.

Authentication Options for Mobile Devices http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753675
This article describes the complexities of authenticating mobile devices in relation to designing secure applications. Topics include Windows authentication, Microsoft Passport Network authentication, forms authentication, and authentication on devices that do not accept cookies.

Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753676
The Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs shows you how to effectively use both the Encrypting File System and Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption across your organization. The Toolkit also provides you with software tools and scripts to help you centrally configure, deploy, and manage encryption settings on all your mobile PCs.

Enhancing the Security of a Device http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753677
These MSDN Library articles provide an overview of how to use the security services in Windows Embedded CE to create a device that is more secure.

Deploying Windows Mobile 6 Powered Devices with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753678
This guide provides best practices and procedures for implementing a mobile messaging system with Windows Mobile 6 powered devices and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Topics include Exchange Server 2007, creating a protected communications environment, configuring Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 or a third-party firewall, and mobile device management and configuration.

Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying Windows Mobile Powered Devices with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753679
This guide begins by covering the essential elements of a mobile messaging system and then moves on to guidelines and resources for the deployment of a mobile messaging system, including setting up Microsoft ActiveSync technology for mobile access, creating a protected communications environment, and procedures for setting up and managing mobile devices.

Windows Mobile SSL Certificates: Configuring Security-Enhanced Communication on Exchange Server 2003 SP2 or Exchange Server 2007 with Windows Mobile Powered Devices http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753680
This paper describes how trust is established on the Web through certificate authorities, how digital certificates help establish that trust, and how Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) relies on certificates to function.

Exchange Server 2007 Security Guide http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753681
Written for IT administrators who are responsible for securing Exchange Server 2007 deployments, this guide is designed to help IT administrators understand and manage the overall security environment where Exchange Server 2007 is installed.

Configure VPN Remote Access with ISA Server 2006 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753682
A virtual private network can provide improved connectivity and increased productivity — and it doesn’t need to be difficult to implement and manage. Find out how you can use ISA Server 2006 to address two common VPN scenarios.

Implementation Tips for the Sender ID Framework: Creating Your SPF Record http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753683
Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own Sender of Policy Framework (SPF) record, and receive other valuable tips for implementing the Sender ID Framework. This guide also describes the benefits of authenticated e-mail and of Sender ID implementation for both senders and recipients.

Windows Mobile Device Management and Security Solutions Guide http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753684
Because mobile devices share many of the same characteristics of desktop systems, there is growing interest in management solutions that can provide the same degree of assurance for asset management, inventory, and protection for mobile devices. Microsoft partners offer a wide range of solutions that provide device management and security functionality for Windows Mobile powered devices. This guide describes and categorizes these solutions.

Exchange 2007 Transport Permissions Model http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7753685
This topic provides detailed information about the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 transport permissions model as well as details about Transport Layer Security (TLS), domain security, and externally-secured authentication in Exchange 2007.

Downloads

Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Feature Pack 1 Evaluation Edition
180-Day Evaluation
Microsoft® Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) 2007 Feature Pack 1 (FP1) brings together smart card, certificate management, and synchronization, metadirectory, and user provisioning into one solution that works across Windows and other enterprise systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ee7233d8-b3c9-4bf5-a232-7abc58c9940a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 Standard Edition Service Pack 3
ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition Service Pack 3 (SP3) provides the latest updates for ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a05a074a-5033-4792-af8b-58b90d841436&DisplayLang=en

2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide
The 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide provides prescriptive Group Policy setting and security configuration recommendations to help strengthen the security of computers running the 2007 Microsoft Office release on computers that run Windows Vista or Windows XP in domain–based environments.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a12eca33-a20d-45e2-895c-5e021f3ae4c5&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2005 Powers Global Forensic Data Security Tool
Find out how SQL Server 2005 powers a 27 TB data management system called ICE 3.0 that gathers forensic data from more than 85 Microsoft corporate proxy servers into a single database.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a7dc6419-1dce-429e-bce0-007a62d5732a&DisplayLang=en

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Vulnerability Assessment Configuration Pack
This Configuration Pack helps track common software mis-configurations which might make client computers more vulnerable to attack.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fc6989e9-68a3-43b1-8019-72bc1b9c5ff3&DisplayLang=en

GPOAccelerator
The GPOAccelerator is a script that creates GPOs to deploy security settings for the 2007 Microsoft Office release, Windows Vista, and Windows XP in Active Directory environments.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a46f1dbe-760c-4807-a82f-4f02ae3c97b0&DisplayLang=en

Windows Live OneCare Family Safety
Help protect your family and computer
Manage the Web sites your children can see and the people your children interact with online.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d72654c5-765b-417f-b547-d1ba64bd6851&DisplayLang=en

Sender ID: “Implementation Tips for the Sender ID Framework—Creating Your SPF Record”
The print-ready brochure describes the benefits of authenticated e-mail and of Sender ID implementation to both senders and recipients.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b7ce1cac-d884-4216-82fe-379f875663ff&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Antigen for Exchange with Antigen Spam Manager with SP1 Trial Software
The Messaging Security Suite includes Antigen for Exchange, Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Antigen Spam Manager, and provides server-level protection against the latest e-mail threats.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=866b63bf-6207-4197-9c5d-511b7212e40c&DisplayLang=en

Executive Summary of the current Security Threats
Join MS executives as they discuss the latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR) and the recent trends Microsoft has seen: software vulnerabilities, malicious software (malware), spyware, and the like. Learn what that means for your business and what actions you should take to protect your business.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=36ec0c8b-32fd-4b59-8032-80895ad58bbb&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Antigen for SMTP Gateways with Antigen Spam Manager with SP1
The Messaging Security Suite includes Antigen for Exchange, Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Antigen Spam Manager, and provides server-level protection against the latest e-mail threats.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f5c547d4-d457-43fa-9174-c1ddf4476cf3&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console Log Purge
Forefront Server Security Management Console allows administrators to easily manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint, and Microsoft Antigen.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e5e6d7dc-e0b0-4387-9c28-c49b1ffe34d7&DisplayLang=en

Extended Security Update Inventory Tool
The Extended Security Update Inventory Tool is used to detect security bulletins not covered by MBSA including MS04-028, February 2005 bulletins, and future security bulletins that are exceptions to MBSA.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2c93da1d-48a0-4e5c-991f-87e08954f61b&DisplayLang=en

EST 2007 08 August 14 v3 Enterprise Scan Tool (standalone)
Enterprise Update Scan Tool (standalone version) for detecting needed security updates for August 2007 as described in MS07-043, MS07-047, MS07-049, and MS-07-050.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b74700b7-4529-4978-9abe-a0c6e18ec089&DisplayLang=en

EST 2007 10 October 9 v2 Enterprise Scan Tool (standalone)
Enterprise Update Scan Tool (standalone version) for detecting needed security updates for October 2007 as described in MS07-056.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=744d6092-a928-45a2-b9aa-f5f8a628e083&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)
This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) x64
This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=585d2bde-367f-495e-94e7-6349f4effc74&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Security Guide
This guide provides an overview of the security considerations that you should make when you use the Live Meeting service, the Live Meeting security measures available to you, and the procedures for scheduling and conducting secure meetings.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=085c12d7-4c35-4774-bde0-6c9fa1fb1554&DisplayLang=en

Windows Live OneCare Firewall Repair Tool
This support tool is intended for customers whose OneCare firewall reports that it cannot install a required upgrade or cannot turn on the firewall.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7ee728a2-3c67-4a12-8d7e-954e86233206&DisplayLang=en

November 2007 Security Releases ISO Image
This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on November 13th, 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca311d3e-f4fb-4f79-825b-d5a81bb44376&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2005 Powers Global Forensic Data Security Tool
Find out how SQL Server 2005 powers a 27 TB data management system called ICE 3.0 that gathers forensic data from more than 85 Microsoft corporate proxy servers into a single database.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a7dc6419-1dce-429e-bce0-007a62d5732a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft IT Showcase: Information Security at Microsoft Overview
Discover the best practices and processes Microsoft IT uses to secure its network. Provides a brief overview of the many aspects of network security; including some of the technologies used to protect against viruses, unapproved access attempts and malicious attacks. Describes the threat analysis and business reasons why certain practices and procedures were put into action.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e959f26c-1f5c-4331-b1fb-6c720795704d&DisplayLang=en

Events/WebCasts

Microsoft Security Webcast Series: Upcoming and On-Demand

Security Webcast Calendar http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=37910
Find security webcasts listed in an easy-to-use calendar format.

Upcoming Security Webcasts
http://www.microsoft.com/events/security/upcoming.mspx

Register for the following Webcasts on the link above

TechNet Webcast: Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Technical Overview (Level 200)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft December Security Bulletins (Level 200)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: Prepare Yourself for Windows Server 2008 (Part 6 of 8): Network Access Protection Technical Overview (Level 300)
Friday, December 14, 2007 9:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: ISA 2006 Firewall and Proxy Services (Level 200)
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 9:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

On-Demand Security Webcasts
http://www.microsoft.com/events/security/ondemand.mspx

Windows Platform

News
Microsoft outlines pricing, packaging and licensing for Windows Server 2008, Including the new Microsoft Hyper-V Server product.
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12HyperVPR.mspx

Microsoft announces new virtualization offerings, Windows Server 2008 details, System Center product availability at TechEd IT Forum 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12ITForumPR.mspx

Solution Accelerators
Take the guesswork out of your deployments. Use these tested and proven automation tools and guides to assess your network and confidently roll out new services employing architectures with baked-in security and manageability.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/default.aspx

The TechNet Team have launched Technet Edge, a new community site where IT professionals can go to get the inside scoop on the latest and greatest technologies.
http://edge.technet.com/Default.aspx

Introducing Microsoft Search Server 2008
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserver/default.aspx
A successful enterprise search solution gives users efficient access to unstructured data, structured information, and expertise. It helps keep sensitive information secure; is easy to set up, administer, and manage; leaves room for scalability; and allows you to customize and extend your search experience. Search doesn’t have to be complicated. You can deliver it to your organization quickly and easily with Microsoft Search Server 2008
A successful enterprise search solution gives users efficient access to unstructured data, structured information, and expertise. It helps keep sensitive information secure; is easy to set up, administer, and manage; leaves room for scalability; and allows you to customize and extend your search experience. Search doesn’t have to be complicated. You can deliver it to your organization quickly and easily with Microsoft Search Server 2008
Download the Express Edition Free: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserverexpress/download.aspx

Microsoft Unveils Windows HPC Server 2008
The first public beta of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, a server operating system and tools designed for the fast-growing high performance computing (HPC) market has been released.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/ccs/hpcplus.aspx

Documents
Infrastructure Planning and Design
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c%26DisplayLang%3den
Planning a Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Deployment
This content provides an introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2007 and practical guidance for planning a VMM deployment.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=15&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d3e674bc0-bb85-47ae-b73d-f5bc515f1006%26DisplayLang%3den

Installing and Configuring Virtual Machine Manager 2007
This content provides information about installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), with all VMM components installed on a single computer or with each VMM component installed on separate computers. This content also provides step-by-step instructions for uninstalling VMM and reinstalling VMM with a database retained from a previous installation.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=23&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d8b09bc46-1a34-450b-86f3-a574602b6450%26DisplayLang%3den

Windows HPC Server 2008 Technical Overview
Read about benefits and features of Windows HPC Server 2008, the successor to Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=25&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d7a4544f0-81f2-4778-8a59-35c43ba49875%26DisplayLang%3den

Windows Server 2008 Developer Story
An executable containing the Windows Server 2008 Developer Storyhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=31&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d056bb5f7-65ff-4c42-bdae-65754d96b021%26DisplayLang%3den

Line of Business Client Application Compatibility Testing at Microsoft
Provides an overview of the Microsoft IT Client Application Compatibility Testing Program.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=50&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3da24c396c-69ec-45ca-aed6-d5ec038dfd76%26DisplayLang%3den

Downloads
System Center Trial Software
Evaluate the capabilities of the Microsoft System Center family of products with these downloadable trial and Beta software versions:
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/evaluation/trial/default.mspx

Microsoft Deployment
Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. Microsoft Deployment provides detailed guidance and job aids for every organizational role involved with large-scale deployment projects.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89%26DisplayLang%3den

Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP
Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP introduces several significant features to Windows PowerShell 1.0 that extends its use, improves its usability, and allows you to control and manage the Windows environment more easily and comprehensively.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d60deac2b-975b-41e6-9fa0-c2fd6aa6bc89%26DisplayLang%3den

FastCGI Extension
The FastCGI Extension for Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 enables popular application frameworks (such as PHP) to be hosted on the IIS web server in a high-performance and reliable way.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d2d481579-9a7c-4632-b6e6-dee9097f9dc5%26DisplayLang%3den

Using Visual Studio Team System 2005 to Measure Software Code Stability at Microsoft
MS IT partnered with Microsoft Research to create a Visual Studio Team System 2005 extension that counts lines of code and predicts system defectshttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=13&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d5af387c5-55c7-4bb1-97cd-e3f742de99da%26DisplayLang%3den

Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Feature Pack 1 Evaluation Edition
Microsoft® Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) 2007 Feature Pack 1 (FP1) brings together smart card, certificate management, and synchronization, metadirectory, and user provisioning into one solution that works across Windows and other enterprise systems.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=18&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dee7233d8-b3c9-4bf5-a232-7abc58c9940a%26DisplayLang%3den

UI Automation Specification
This download contains the Community Promise Specification for UI Automation.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=21&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3da1fe1066-bf4f-44fc-834b-676b311e83a2%26DisplayLang%3den

Events/WebCasts
Client Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Level 300)
In this session, we begin with a look at some customer challenges and explain our vision for client monitoring. Next, we discuss features like Agentless Exception Monitoring, Aggregated Client Monitoring, and Critical Client Monitoring. We wrap up this session with a look at the management packs we are delivering specifically for client monitoring.http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844525 Get Ready for Microsoft Virtualization Technologies with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator
Start your planning cycle right with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator. This automation tool provides a quick way to assess the right technologies for your virtualization and server consolidation needs through a network inventory of servers, workloads, applications, and clients and the generation of assessment reports and proposals.http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844526
MCP Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (Session 1)
Wednesday, December 05, 2007 7:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761997 MCP Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (Session 2)
Wednesday, December 05, 2007 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761998

Momentum Webcast: Windows Server 2008: Built for the Web and Virtualization (Level 100)
Monday, December 10, 2007 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761999

TechNet Webcast: Managing Windows Server 2008 with Server Manager (Level 200)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7762000

IT Manager Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Creating a Single-Sign On Payroll Experience using Active Directory Federation Services (Level 100)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7762001
On-Demand Microsoft IT Webcasts for IT Managers
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7281008

On-Demand Microsoft IT Webcasts for IT Pros
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7281009Live Webcasts:Full list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspxInteractive Webcast CalendarThe interactive calendar will help you quickly find live webcasts that fit your schedule as well as on-demand webcasts to view at your convenience. You can choose your time zone and filter this list by audience, webcast series, product or topic, and presenter.http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/calendar/monthview.aspxMonthly Archived Webcasts:http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/library/default.mspx
New KB’s
The preview function in Windows Movie Maker does not work on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943592

How the Windows Firewall exception settings in the Group Policy administrative template work together with the Windows Firewall Control Panel program in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942965

Changes are not saved to an XPS document on a Windows Vista-based computer when you print to the XPS Document Writer, and you use the same file name as an open XPS document
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943481

How to configure PEAPv0 to reduce potential risks against “man-in-the-middle” and password-based attacks when you use authentication servers in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941123

Error message when you try to download updates from Windows Update on a computer that is running Windows Vista: “Error 0x80070003 The system cannot find the path specified”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942967

An item that you copy to a Windows Vista desktop does not appear on the desktop even though it appears in the Desktop folder
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943805

Installation of Windows Vista language pack from Windows Update fails
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942903

An exclamation mark (!) may appear next to a USB device in Device Manager after you resume a Windows Vista-based portable computer from standby (S3)
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942732

The “Turn off display” option does not work correctly on a Tablet PC that is running Windows Vista if you set a programmable button that is associated with the “Press and hold” list
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943397

Stop error when you try to download updates from Windows Update on a computer that is running Windows Vista: “0x80070246”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942968

You are prompted to provide your administrative credentials when you try to open a Systems Management Server (SMS)-based item in Control Panel on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942493

The date displays incorrectly in the Windows Calendar Sidebar gadget on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943544

Event ID 1801 may be logged in the System log on a computer that is running Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942972

An application does not function correctly if you click Cancel during a scan operation when you use the Windows Image Acquisition scanner in an application on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943300

Security rules for Windows Firewall and for IPsec-based connections in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942957

The audio from a USB speaker is distorted after you connect an additional USB device to a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943599

The “netsh advfirewall consec” command does not preserve the order of the authentication methods that are specified in a connection security rule on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942963

How to add a computer or a device to a wireless network by using the Add a PC Wizard in Windows Live OneCare
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943764

After you install Windows Live OneCare, you cannot connect to the Internet
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943767

A program or service that requires network or internet connectivity does not work as expected after you install Windows Live OneCare
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943768

You may be unable to connect to the Internet from other computers after you use Windows Live OneCare to help secure a wireless network
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943762

How to use Windows Live OneCare to help make a wireless network more secure
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943763

You cannot print to a shared printer after you install Windows Live OneCare
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943765

How to delete a Windows Live OneCare Backup file
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943904

Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936929

Batch files for which you create a hash rules do not work on a Windows XP-based client computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943854

When you use HSM software to manage files on a network, you cannot open a network-shared file that was created on a Windows XP-based computer when you work offline
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936071

Error message after you try to access a mapped network drive when you work offline on a Windows XP-based computer: “Drive_Letter: is not accessible”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937357

How to use the LPMTool.exe tool for Windows XP Home Edition for Prepaid Computers and for Windows XP Home Edition for Subscription Computers
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943311

A hotfix that addresses changes to daylight saving time in 2007 is available for Windows Services for UNIX and for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942878

An update that addresses the change to daylight saving time in 2007 is available for Windows Server 2003 R2-based computers and for Windows Vista-based computers that are running Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942894

Error message when you back up files to a storage device by using the Backup and Restore Center on a Windows Vista-based computer that has the Turkish Language Pack installed: “Backup could not complete successfully”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944268

Windows Live Photo Gallery does not recognize a redirected folder and continues to use the original Pictures folder
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944277

You receive an error message when you try to activate Windows Vista on a computer that was obtained from an OEM
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942962

You cannot download an album from Windows Live Spaces immediately after you install Windows Live Photo Gallery
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944278

You do not have access to folders or to files after you upgrade the computer to Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942970

The TV screen appears as solid green or as blocky pixels when you use Windows Media Center to watch HDTV content on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943195

On a Windows Vista-based computer, the BeforeNavigate2 event is not triggered as expected when you move to a non-standard link
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943112

Windows Media Center stops responding when you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from hibernation
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938929

On a Windows Vista-based computer, you are prompted to enter your user credentials when you use Internet Explorer to access files on a WebDAV site
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941890

On a Windows Vista-based client computer, you cannot obtain an IP address or options from the DHCP server
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942971

FIX: Internet Explorer crashes if it tries to display malformed HTML content on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942554

FIX: Internet Explorer may crash when you point to a box on a Web page on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943651

You cannot back up encrypted files by using Windows Live OneCare
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943901

How to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista when Windows Live OneCare 2.0 installed the computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943902

How to use Windows Live OneCare to stop programs from starting automatically when you start a computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943905

On a Windows XP-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, new settings for the Windows Error Reporting tool do not appear on the user interface
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943308

A computer that is running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 unexpectedly enters standby or hibernation when you operate a digitizer device or a touchscreen device
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943856

Winsock error message when you use a program that tries to bind to TCP network ports on a Windows-based computer: “WSAEADDRINUSE (10048)”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943710

You hear a beep sound when you change the selection in a classic style ListView when the “Select” option for the system sound is set to “None” in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944150

The connection fails on a Windows Vista-based computer when you try to communicate with another computer through an IPsec tunnel-mode connection
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944335

The file transfer from the attached devices to the system internal hard disk cannot be completed on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944020

The volume label of the storage media is not updated and the AutoPlay dialog box is not displayed after you insert the storage media into a removable drive on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943632

You cannot cancel changes that you make on the Camera Control tab or on the Video Proc Amp tab of the Properties dialog box of a webcam that is connected to a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943634

Audio may be much louder when you play an alternative audio source than when you play a DVD movie in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944732

You do not hear any sound in Windows Media Player 11 when you connect speakers or headphones to an audio jack
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944490

FIX: The Web administration page in Windows Media Services 9 Series cannot open the Web Help file
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940667

After you connect a Windows XP-based computer to the Routing and Remote Access Services server through a virtual private network (VPN) connection, the computer cannot establish more than 32 static routes
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943378

After you migrate a global group to another domain, the name of the original global group is not displayed correctly when you use a Windows XP-based client computer to add that group to a group DACL
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=887601

PS/2 devices may not function when a Windows Vista-based computer that uses the hybrid sleep feature resumes power after a power loss
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944528

When a Windows Vista-based computer is awakened from sleep by a magic packet, and the WakeOnLAN feature is enabled, the computer’s desktop is displayed unexpectedly
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944529

A Windows Vista-based computer that has an XPS printer driver installed may not print certain colors in a PowerPoint slide presentation
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944798

You cannot access a CD or DVD disc on a shared optical drive after you replace one disc with another on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944961

Messages may not be displayed correctly in the notification area on a computer that is running the Hebrew or Arabic version of Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943826

When you try to send a fax by using Windows Fax and Scan in the Simplified Chinese version of Windows Vista, the Chinese characters on the cover page may appear as squares
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944155

You cannot use Verizon FiOS products at their full speed on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939006

FIX: Windows Vista appears to stop responding during the device initialization phase when you start Windows for the first time
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939210

Detection and deployment guidance for the November 13, 2007 security release
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945009

An update package for the Japanese postal code dictionary in Japanese Input Method Editor is now available for Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944023

Error message on a Windows Vista-based computer when you try to burn a file to a writable DVD: “There was an error burning this disc. The disc might no longer be usable”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944500

Windows Vista does not recognize an external USB optical disc drive when you reconnect the USB optical disc drive to the computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944292

An IEEE 1394 device cannot unload from Device Manager on a Windows Vista-based computer when you unplug the IEEE 1394 device from an IEEE 1394 standard-based external hub
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944151

You cannot use the Connection Manager tool to update the phone book on a Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939214

FIX: The WSAStringToAddress function returns a correct value when you pass an invalid address string to the function on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943515

FIX: You cannot set the height of the License Acquisition dialog box as large as you want to in Windows Media Player 11
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942264

Windows Media Player cannot load the content from certain URLs after you enable the “Use proxy settings of the Web browser” option
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944110

Error message when you connect a Windows XP-based computer that has security update 835732 installed to a computer that is running Internet Information Services (IIS): “403.13 Client Certificate Revoked”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=842735

A Windows XP-based computer stops responding when you try to shut down the computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884882

You may be unable to print a job after you install the .NET Framework 3.0 or the XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack on a Windows XP SP2-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944203

Error message when WMI queries against the CIM_DataFile class after you log on to a Windows XP SP2-based computer by using a non-administrative user account: “SWbemServicesEx: Access denied”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943828

Internet

News

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server

Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server TechCenter
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/isa/default.mspx

Please note that if you have feedback on documentation or wish to request new documents – email isadocs@microsoft.com

ForeFront Edge Security Forums at http://forums.microsoft.com/ForeFront/default.aspx?ForumGroupID=384&SiteID=41
Discuss ISA Server at the new Microsoft Forefront™ Edge Security forums, available at TechCenter

Internet Security and Acceleration Server Blog
The ISA Server Product Team Blog (http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/) is updated on a regular basis. Latest entries include:

Account lockout not working using UPN format to logon with forms-based authentication in ISA Server 2006
http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/archive/2007/11/28/account-lockout-not-working-using-upn-format-to-logon-with-forms-bases-authentication-in-isa-server-2006.aspx

Microsoft Internet information Server

RTM of FastCGI for IIS6
The IIS team is happy to announce that the RTM version of the FastCGI for IIS is now available for download at http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1521 . FastCGI support on IIS6, which is a free download, opens up the Windows Server 2003 platform for hosting PHP and other…
Posted to Weblog by mailant on 11-12-2007, 6:42 PM
http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1521

Official Release of FastCGI Extension for IIS6
Today at TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona , Bob Kelly announced the official release of the FastCGI Extension for IIS 6.0 . This means customers now have reliable, high-performance hosting for PHP and other CGI-based applications on production Windows servers with full support from Microsoft. The FastCGI…
Posted to Weblog by drobbins on 11-12-2007, 2:17 PM
http://blogs.iis.net/drobbins/archive/2007/11/12/official-release-of-fastcgi-extension-for-iis6.aspx

IIS7 in the Community…11/7/2007
The IIS7 community is growing! There have been a number of really cool things going on in the community around IIS7. Here are some of my favorites: New Web Control Panels for IIS7! I was very excited to see two new control panels for IIS7 hit the market this past month. …
Posted to Weblog by bills on 11-07-2007, 5:32 PM
http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/11/07/iis7-in-the-community-11-7-2007.aspx

Get The Latest Information at: http://www.iis.net

BizTalk Server

Voith Turbo
http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000001058

Queensland Department of Child Safety
http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000001013

Queensland Department of Child Safety
http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000001012

AROPE Insurance
http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000000971

City of Camden, New Jersey
http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000000941

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Sharepoint Technologies

Microsoft enterprise search products
To drive the features and technical requirements that match the needs of your organization, identify your key end-user scenarios. Know that relevancy is key, but the user experience is also important, because an unfamiliar, complex, or inconvenient user interface will be a barrier to adoption.
Give users efficient access to unstructured data, structured information, and expertise. A successful enterprise search solution helps to keep sensitive information secure, is easy to set up, administer, and manage, leaves room for scalability, and allows you to customize and extend your search experience.
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/products.aspx

AKS Kit Released
The Accessibility Kit for SharePoint® (AKS) solution will help get you started on the road to Web accessibility with an accessible platform and framework from which to launch your portal or intranet site.
Microsoft in collaboration with HiSoftware developed and supports the Accessibility Kit for SharePoint® (AKS) along with a partner and customer community.
http://aks.hisoftware.com/index.html

Downloads

Sharepoint Technologies

SharePoint 2007 Solution Upload Manager
You can upload Sharepoint solutions from the central administration site, no stsadm command is necessary. As you know out-of-box UI does not allow admin’s to install a solution
http://www.codeplex.com/solutionUploader
Also See the links in the News section for download links to Search Server and the Accessibility Kit

BizTalk Server

ESB Guidance
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3de3957253-24ce-45aa-ac32-60abffe15bac%26DisplayLang%3den

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Evaluation
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d54ea1e0c-937a-45db-b51e-d0c602543ec8%26DisplayLang%3den

BizTalk Server 2006 Installation and Upgrade Guides
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3db273269c-97e0-411d-8849-5a8070698e4a%26DisplayLang%3den

BTS ext for WF SDK
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3db701c00f-cdc1-4edb-a975-b9412263ec6e%26DisplayLang%3den

Getting Started with HL7 v3 and BizTalk Server 2006
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dce84af68-35fc-4ded-b9f8-91feff05d8d0%26DisplayLang%3den

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2007 Message Pack
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d1c49149f-4b1a-4a2f-aab4-dcc0c09f90d3%26DisplayLang%3den

Fix for HIPAA Documents in EDI/AS2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=8&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3ded9c18f8-9842-4cbb-bd34-1fcd7d196900%26DisplayLang%3den

Events/WebCasts

SharePoint Technologies

Microsoft Webcasts – Designing collaboration solutions with InfoPath2007
Explore the new proposal for electronic form construction and publishing to improve collection of business information. Build a collaboration network between work teams thanks to InfoPath 2007 and the new SharePoint technologies in 2007 Microsoft Office system.
Time 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Trinidad & Tobago) 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Jamaica) .11/30/2007 9:00 AM Bogota- 11/30/2007 10:30 AM Duration:90 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032360506&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Overview (Level 200)
In November 2007 , Microsoft introduced Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, setting a new standard in Windows data protection and delivering continuous data protection for Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, and Windows file services using seamlessly integrated disk and tape. Join this webcast to be among the first to see the new features in System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, including protection of virtual servers, Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, and Windows desktops, along with disaster recovery capabilities.
12/5/2007 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 12/5/2007 11:00 AM Duration:90 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032355427&culture=en-US

ASP.NET and Silverlight
Silverlight 1.0 is released and promises a world of opportunity for providing rich user experience in web applications. This session explores on how you can integrate Silverlight into your ASP.NET Applications and also talks about how the upcoming version of ASP.NET has built in Silverlight controls that integrate well to provide great user experience.
12/4/2007 2:00 PM India- 12/4/2007 3:30 PM Duration:90 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032360235&culture=en-US

Momentum Webcast: Search, Share, Collaborate with SharePoint Server 2007 and Improve Your Business Productivity. (Level 100)
Find out how you can empower your people and partner organizations to work together more effectively at a special invitation-only event designed for small groups of business executives and technology decision makers and professionals. Join this webcast to: Learn from a leading Forrester Research analyst how businesses are using company-wide collaboration and search technologies to connect users, teams, and data in a more efficient and productive manner. Discover from Microsoft experts how Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can help your organization: Derive increased business value from existing information assets by efficiently and securely finding, sharing, and managing information across boundaries. Get the right information to the right people with a familiar search interface for finding people, information, and business data based on user security permissions. Make better-informed decisions through simplified, enterprise-wide access to one consistent version of information and by streamlining shared business processes across people and business data. Provide IT professionals with a single, integrated, extensible platform for managing intranet, extranet, and Internet applications across the organization.
12/4/2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 12/4/2007 12:00 PM Duration:60 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032358557&culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Run Your Business from Anywhere Using Small Business Server 2003 R2 and Window Mobile Solutions (Level 100)
If you run a small business, you do not stop working just because you leave the office. Join this webcast to learn how Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 can help you stay productive, regardless of where your business takes you. Find out how you can access the documents, internal sites (Windows SharePoint Services), and business applications you need—when you want—from just about anywhere. Save time and make sharing easier with a central, secure location for all your data. Stay connected to your company and your customers with easy access to your e-mail (Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access), schedules, and contacts.
12/5/2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 12/5/2007 11:45 AM Duration:45 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032352012&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: SAP Enterprise Portal and SharePoint Server Interoperability (Level 200)
In this webcast, we discuss SAP and Microsoft portal interoperability. We cover how you can integrate Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SAP Netweaver Portal from front-end integration (iView, Web Services for Remote Portlets [WSRP], and URL linking) to integrate components and services across the portal (via Web Services, SAP Portal Development Kit for the Microsoft .NET Framework, and connectors). We explore approaches for interoperability based on search and the Business Data Catalog feature in SharePoint Server 2007. We also demonstrate the various types of solutions and describe how to approach portal integration. 1/22/2008 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 1/22/2008 1:00 PM Duration:90 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032360821&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Excel Services Technical Overview (Level 200)
In this webcast, we look at the new Excel Services, which is part of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We show how Excel Services extends the capabilities of Microsoft Office Excel 2007 by allowing broad sharing of spreadsheets, in addition to improved manageability and security. Attend this session to learn how Excel Services enables you to reuse spreadsheet models through a scalable server-based calculation service and an interactive Web-based user interface. We illustrate how Excel Services provides a Web-based user interface for browser-based access and a Web services API for programmatic access, both of which have robust options for controlling what data is available to users and applications. Excel Services also takes advantage of the other capabilities of SharePoint Server 2007, including enterprise content management features like check-in/check-out, auditing, and versioning capabilities.
12/14/2007 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 12/14/2007 2:30 PM Duration:90 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032318455&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: An In-Depth Look at SharePoint Server 2007 Search Technology (Level 200)
In this session, we review the new search features available in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We look at the challenges IT professionals face when trying to support disparate information repositories, and we explain how SharePoint Server 2007 can help you address these issues. We also explore the other new features and the enhanced architecture of SharePoint Server 2007, including a look at some specific usage scenarios.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032359951&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Prepare Yourself for Windows Server 2008 (Part 8 of 8): Rights Management Services (Level 400)
In this last session of our series, we show some of the elements of Windows Server 2008 that enable the complete protection of documents and messages. Information Rights Management (IRM) is a growing concern for all sorts of organizations, and we outline common IRM needs and scenarios in this webcast. We first look at the new features of Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), and we explore the previous version of Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS), in addition to the two service packs issued for it. We explain how to employ RMS with RMS-enabled applications, such as Microsoft Office Word documents, Microsoft Office Outlook e-mail messages, and a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server library. Finally, we describe how to extend the reach of IRM to users outside of your own Active Directory forest.
12/19/2007 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 12/19/2007 9:30 AM Duration:90 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032359953&culture=en-US

Trade Compliance: Trading for Profit or Trading to Comply?
Want to learn more about how you can trade for profit without risking non-compliance? Register for a free webinar sponsored by Microsoft Corporation. Hear how Microsoft tools and its ecosystem of solution providers can help you meet regulatory compliance requirements. During this session, two of our partners, 17-a-4 and Asset Control (formerly TAP) will discuss how they have used the Microsoft tools to create exceptional software building blocks for trade compliance.
12/13/2007 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)- 12/13/2007 1:00 PM Duration:60 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032355758&culture=en-US

IT Manager Webcast: Enabling Innovation Process Management Using the Microsoft EPM Solution and SharePoint Server 2007 (Level 100)
In today’s fast-paced global economy, innovation is the key to the next big breakthrough in products, services, and processes. However, businesses are often challenged with facilitating innovation because of cultural, strategic, or logistical pitfal .
12/18/2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 12/18/2007 12:00 PM Duration:60 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032359615&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Driving Business Performance with Microsoft Business Intelligence (Level 200)
Many surveys today list business intelligence (BI) at the top of software spending priorities for companies of all sizes. Yet, despite the time, money, and resources aligned against the goal of making better business decisions, companies do not yet …
1/14/2008 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 1/14/2008 11:00 AM Duration:90 Minutes
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032357210&culture=en-US

New KB’s

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server

An update enables multicast operations for ISA Server integrated NLB
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938550

When you publish a back-end ISA Server 2006 computer on a front-end ISA Server 2006 computer that faces the Internet, you cannot enable forms-based authentication on both computers
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943214

You cannot filter the RPC traffic based on universally unique identifiers (UUID) by using an access rule in ISA Server 2006
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943212

In ISA Server 2006, you cannot set a session time-out for private computers in a Web listener that has the RSA SecurID authentication method configured
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941162

Description of the ISA Server 2006 hotfix package: October 7, 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943215

Event ID 14079 is logged every 49.7 days on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that is running ISA Server 2004
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944762

BizTalk Server

943382 FIX: An XML declaration is not added to an outgoing message when you use the BizTalk Framework Assembler pipeline component in BizTalk Server 2006
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;943382

943355 Event ID 0 is logged in the Application log when you use Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database on a 64-bit server
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;943355

943165 FIX: A CPU usage spike occurs on all the BizTalk hosts after you install security bulletin MS07-040 on a server that is running Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;943165

943052 FIX: Event 2020 occurs when you process EDI documents on a computer that is running BizTalk Server 2004
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;943052

942612 FIX: You may experience problems when you use a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) adapter in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;942612

941261 FIX: Event ID 5720 is logged when you specify the BTAHL72XPipeline pipeline in a send port in BizTalk Server 2006 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;941261

939080 FIX: Error message when you use Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to receive HIPAA messages
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;939080

933647 FIX: The tables in the BizTalkMsgBoxDb database may unexpectedly become larger after you install hotfix 927456 for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;933647

921258 FIX: You experience inconsistent behavior when you submit a zero byte file to an FTP send adapter in BizTalk Server 2004
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;921258

893369 FIX: HL7 Interrogative transactions may take 10 or more seconds to complete when MLLP synchronizes communications end-to-end in BizTalk Server 2004
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;893369

842301 BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2004 supportability on a virtual machine
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;842301

SharePoint Technologies

Windows Sharepoint Services Version 3

You receive an HTTP 404 error message when you browse the SharePoint site collections after a hotfix package or a public update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is applied
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944154

The 2007 Office documents are not found when you try to search for the documents in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944433

How to troubleshoot common errors that occur when you run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on a computer that is running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or SharePoint Server 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944267

Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server 2003

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 cannot index a 2007 Office document or file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944445

Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007

Error message when you try to configure the SSO service on a computer that is running SharePoint Server 2007: “Failed to connect to the database server”
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944104

SQL Server

News

Try SQL Server 2008 Today – Your Data, Any Place, Any Time
SQL Server 2008, the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, will provide a comprehensive data platform that is more secure, reliable, manageable and scalable for your mission critical applications, while enabling developers to create new applications that can store and consume any type of data on any device, and enabling all your users to make informed decisions with relevant insights. Download the latest SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP) and try out the latest features of SQL Server 2008 for 180 days! The SQL Server development team uses your feedback to help refine and enhance product features. Download the newest CTP today and share your feedback.
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/prodinfo/newfeatures.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/prodinfo/download.mspx

Try Visual Studio 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 provides an industry-leading developer experience for Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and the Web. In addition, it continues in the Microsoft tradition of development language innovation. To enable evaluation of Visual Studio 2008, this page provides links to trial versions of Visual Studio 2008.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/products/aa700831.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=83C3A1EC-ED72-4A79-8961-25635DB0192B&displaylang=en

Documents

Reporting Services in SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services provides a complete server-based platform that is designed to support a wide variety of reporting needs including managed enterprise reporting, ad-hoc reporting, embedded reporting, and web based reporting to enable organizations to deliver relevant information where needed across the entire enterprise. Reporting Services 2008 provides the tools and features necessary to author a variety of richly formatted reports from a wide range of data sources and provides a comprehensive set of familiar tools used to manage and secure an enterprise reporting solution. Reports are processed and delivered quickly and effectively, enabling users to either receive reports automatically through subscriptions, to access reports from a central report repository on an ad-hoc basis, or to consume reports in context of their business processes through reports directly embedded into their business or web applications.
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_ssrs.mspx

What’s New for XML in SQL Server 2008
Microsoft introduced XML-related capabilities in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with the FOR XML and OPENXML Transact-SQL keywords, which enabled developers to write Transact-SQL code to retrieve a query result as a stream of XML, and to shred an XML document into a rowset. SQL Server 2005 extended these XML capabilities significantly with the introduction of a native xml data type that supports XSD schema validation, XQuery-based operations, and XML indexing. SQL Server 2008 builds on the XML capabilities of previous releases and provides enhancements to meet the challenges that customers have faced when storing and manipulating XML data in the database.
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_xml.mspx

Managing Unstructured Data with SQL Server 2008
The proliferation of digital content has significant implications for the way in which organizations store and access business data. Increasingly, databases that are at the core of business applications must be integrated with unstructured data in the form of documents, images, video content, and other multimedia formats. Organizations increasingly need to be able to store and manage digital data of all formats in order to manage the information lifecycle, meet compliance requirements, and implement content management solutions. Microsoft SQL Server™ 2008 provides a flexible solution for storing unstructured data and combining it with relational data to build comprehensive solutions that encompass the full range of data across an organization.
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_unstructured.mspx

Delivering Location Intelligence with Spatial Data
The growing ability of businesses and consumers to quickly absorb large volumes of data, together with the increased availability of digital maps and spatially-enabled applications has created an unprecedented opportunity to incorporate geographic factors into decision making processes and analysis. The new spatial support in Microsoft SQL Server™ 2008 can help you to make better decisions through visual analysis of location data that can be stored and manipulated in a SQL Server database.
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/spatialdata.mspx

SQL Server 2008 Security Overview for Database Administrators
SQL Server 2008 is secure by design, default, and deployment. Microsoft is committed to communicating information about threats, countermeasures, and security enhancements as necessary to keep your data as secure as possible. This paper covers some of the most important security features in SQL Server 2008. It tells you how, as an administrator, you can install SQL Server securely and keep it that way even as applications and users make use of the data stored within.
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/SQL2008_Sec_Overview.mspx

Server Consolidation with SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 supports multiple options for server consolidation, which provides organizations with the flexibility to choose the consolidation approach that best meets their requirements to centralize data services management and reduce hardware and maintenance costs. By providing centralized management, auditing, and monitoring capabilities, SQL Server 2008 makes it easy to manage multiple databases and data services, which significantly reduces administrative overheads in large enterprises. Finally, SQL Server 2008 provides the reassurance of industry-leading performance and scalability, and unprecedented control over server resource to maximize the performance of consolidated data services.
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_srv_consol.mspx

SQL Server 2005 Powers Global Forensic Data Security Tool
The Information Security team at Microsoft uses an internal tool called Information Security Consolidated Event Management (ICE 3.0) to gather forensic data from more than 85 proxy servers around the world. Powered by SQL Server 2005, the 27 TB data management system collects different types of global evidence, such as inbound and outbound e-mail traffic, Login events, and Web browsing, into a single database. ICE 3.0 provides rapid security analysis and queries, robust proxy performance analysis, and extensive troubleshooting functionality. Table level partitions allow event processing and database loading, without affecting the ongoing query activities and analysis work of security forensics engineers. Storage Area Networking (SANs) manage enterprise storage for ICE 3.0, and the service maintains an uptime of 99.9%. A controller application dynamically launches multiple instances of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), which seamlessly respond to changes in the volume of incoming evidence. The tool was redesigned in 2006 using SQL Server 2005. The SQL upgrade enhanced the data feed process, query response time, expanded the data retention period, and reduced manual data loading and data validations.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a7dc6419-1dce-429e-bce0-007a62d5732a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET Books Online
Synchronization Services lets you synchronize data from disparate sources over two-tier, N-tier, and service-based architectures. Instead of only replicating a database and its schema, the Synchronization Services application programming interface (API) provides a set of components to synchronize data between data services and a local store. Applications are increasingly used on mobile clients, such as portable computers and devices, that do not have a consistent or reliable network connection to a central server. It is important for these applications to work against a local copy of data on the client. Equally important is the need to synchronize the local copy of the data with a central server when a network connection is available. The Synchronization Services API is modeled after the ADO.NET data access APIs and gives you an intuitive way to synchronize data. It makes building applications for occasionally connected environments a logical extension of building applications where you can depend on a consistent network connection.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=02989f70-49aa-43d7-81b8-a651120f8d65&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online and Samples
SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online provides in-depth information about the features of the product. In addition to the Books Online, the sample applications helps to ramp up quickly on SQL Server Compact technology and an easy way to build applications rapidly. For information about Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.Net v1.0 download the Books Online
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1ff0529a-eb1f-4044-b4b7-40b00710f7b7&DisplayLang=en

Scale-Out Querying with Analysis Services Using SAN Snapshots
This SQL Server Best Practices white paper describes the use of virtual copy SAN snapshots in a load-balanced scalable querying environment for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services to increase the number of concurrent queries to Analysis Services servers with a rapid response time per query. Load-balanced querying distributes the load of all queries among the available servers. The use of the virtual copy SAN snapshots eliminates the need to copy data between an Analysis Services processing server and one or more dedicated Analysis Services query servers. This paper supplements the Scale-Out Querying with Analysis Services white paper.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7AC8E03D-BF1F-4733-93E0-BC0F6E567608&displaylang=en

Downloads

Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET v2.0 CTP1
Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET provides the ability to synchronize data from disparate sources over two-tier, N-tier, and service-based architectures. Rather than simply replicating a database and its schema, the Synchronization Services application programming interface (API) provides a set of components to synchronize data between data services and a local store. Applications are increasingly used on mobile clients, such as laptops and devices, that do not have a consistent or reliable network connection to a central server. It is crucial for these applications to work against a local copy of data on the client. Equally important is the need to synchronize the local copy of the data with a central server when a network connection is available. The Synchronization Services API, which is modeled after the ADO.NET data access APIs, gives you an intuitive way to synchronize data. It makes building applications for occasionally connected environments a logical extension of building applications where you can count on a consistent network connection.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=147c41a9-69f0-496e-b095-dbc5cffd6285&DisplayLang=en

Visual Studio 2005 Support for SQL Server 2008, Community Technology Preview
This CTP resolves a problem that when you try to open a database connection to SQL Server 2008 by using Visual Studio 2005 design tools, you may receive the following error message: “This server version is not supported. Only servers up to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 are supported.” This CTP addresses this issue, and enables the following Visual Studio functionality for SQL Server 2008 CTP5 :
Server Explorer successfully connects to SQL Server 2008, and database objects such as stored procedures and table data can be viewed and edited. Note that table schemas still cannot be viewed or edited in this release.
SQL CLR projects that target SQL Server 2008 CTP5 can be created and deployed to the server.
T-SQL and SQL CLR debugging are now enabled for SQL Server 2008 CTP5.
Data binding features in Client and Web Projects are enabled.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e1109aef-1aa2-408d-aa0f-9df094f993bf&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Comprehensive Configuration Pack for Configuration Manager 2007
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Comprehensive Configuration Pack is designed to be used for managing the configuration of SQL 2005 servers. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on an extensive number of settings affecting the configuration of SQL 2005 servers in the Microsoft IT environment. A partial list of the included configuration items and settings can be obtained by downloading the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack and/or the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Intermediate Configuration Pack. It is recommended that users begin by evaluating their configuration against the Basic configuration pack, and then progress to the Intermediate and Comprehensive configuration packs as desired configurations are verified.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=daca4a14-abcf-4a25-81bd-196282bbdde0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Intermediate Configuration Pack for Configuration Manager 2007
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Intermediate Configuration Pack is designed to be used for managing the configuration of SQL 2005 servers. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a substantial number of settings affecting the configuration of SQL 2005 servers in the Microsoft IT environment. A partial list of the included configuration items and settings can be obtained by downloading the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack; more extensive configuration items and settings can be obtained by downloading the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Comprehensive Configuration Pack. It is recommended that users begin by evaluating their configuration against the Basic configuration pack, and ten progress to the Intermediate and Comprehensive configuration packs as desired configurations are verified.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=daca4a14-abcf-4a25-81bd-196282bbdde0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack for Configuration Manager 2007
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack is designed to be used for managing the configuration of SQL 2005 servers. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a limited number of settings affecting the configuration of SQL 2005 servers in the Microsoft IT environment. More extensive configuration items and settings can be obtained by downloading the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MSIT Intermediate and Comprehensive Configuration Packs. It is recommended that users begin by evaluating their configuration against the Basic configuration pack, and then progress to the Intermediate and Comprehensive configuration packs as desired configurations are verified. Once imported into SCCM 2007, this configuration pack and its included configuration items can be targeted to collections of systems which are then audited for compliance with the recommended configurations. When settings are detected to be out of compliance, events will be generated and sent to the Configuration Manager server where the data is available for reporting.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3718598e-ba03-4984-b7c6-be78377ab024&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2008 Books Online Community Technology Preview (November 2007)
SQL Server 2008, the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, provides a comprehensive data platform. Books Online is the primary documentation for SQL Server 2008. Download a pre-release preview of Books Online for SQL Server 2008. If you were looking for the latest released version of Books Online, visit the SQL Server 2005 Books Online page on the Microsoft Download Center. Note: This pre-release version of the SQL Server 2008 Books Online may contain topics that are empty, incomplete, or not up to date. Topics for new features may be missing and not all new or updated content has been reviewed for technical accuracy.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=19db0b42-a5b2-456f-9c5c-f295cdd58d7a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was developed in conjunction with Brabeion Software, and contains suggested system configurations that map best practices and standards to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a number of settings-based configuration items, and assesses your system against the desired configuration. Once imported into SCCM 2007, this configuration pack and its included configuration items can be targeted to collections of systems which are then audited for compliance with the recommended configurations. When settings are detected to be out of compliance, events will be generated and sent to the Configuration Manager server where the data is available for reporting.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=312505ac-f51c-4642-9a36-78e6974bc5ee&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for European Union Data Protection Directive (EUDPD)
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for European Union Data Protection Directive was developed in conjunction with Brabeion Software, and contains suggested system configurations that map best practices and standards to the requirements of the European Union Data Protection Directive. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a number of settings-based configuration items, and assesses your system against the desired configuration. Once imported into SCCM 2007, this configuration pack and its included configuration items can be targeted to collections of systems which are then audited for compliance with the recommended configurations. When settings are detected to be out of compliance, events will be generated and sent to the Configuration Manager server where the data is available for reporting.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7050d56c-7e5a-479f-b94c-419ede535608&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for Federal Information Security Management Act was developed in conjunction with Brabeion Software, and contains suggested system configurations that map best practices and standards to the requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a number of settings-based configuration items, and assesses your system against the desired configuration. Once imported into SCCM 2007, this configuration pack and its included configuration items can be targeted to collections of systems which are then audited for compliance with the recommended configurations. When settings are detected to be out of compliance, events will be generated and sent to the Configuration Manager server where the data is available for reporting.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=14862939-4bb0-4e26-b43a-a5953b484239&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for Sarbanes-Oxley Act was developed in conjunction with Brabeion Software, and contains suggested system configurations that map best practices and standards to the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a number of settings-based configuration items, and assesses your system against the desired configuration. Once imported into SCCM 2007, this configuration pack and its included configuration items can be targeted to collections of systems which are then audited for compliance with the recommended configurations. When settings are detected to be out of compliance, events will be generated and sent to the Configuration Manager server where the data is available for reporting.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=976df931-a3cf-40e3-802e-3281b1451835&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Assessment Configuration Pack for Gramm-Leach Bliley Act was developed in conjunction with Brabeion Software, and contains suggested system configurations that map best practices and standards to the requirements of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a number of settings-based configuration items, and assesses your system against the desired configuration. Once imported into SCCM 2007, this configuration pack and its included configuration items can be targeted to collections of systems which are then audited for compliance with the recommended configurations. When settings are detected to be out of compliance, events will be generated and sent to the Configuration Manager server where the data is available for reporting.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fe3a2b70-4ac7-49ee-ba18-748133feead1&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 CTP, November 2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, provides a comprehensive data platform that is more secure, reliable, manageable and scalable for your mission critical applications, while enabling developers to create new applications that can store and consume any type of data on any device, and enabling all your users to make informed decisions with relevant insights.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3bf4c5ca-b905-4ebc-8901-1d4c1d1da884&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 and Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.Net v1.0 for Windows Desktop
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 files for SQL Server Compact 3.5 and Synchronization Services for ADO.Net v1.0 for Windows Desktop platform.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7849b34f-67ab-481f-a5a5-4990597b0297&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 for Windows Mobile
SQL Server Compact 3.5 for Devices Windows Installer contains the CAB files and DLL’s for installation on the Windows Mobile platform. When compared to its previous release, SQL Server Compact 3.5 includes a host of new features including the following:
Side-by-side installation together with SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (version 3.1)
Support for newer and more secure encryption algorithms
Additional timestamp (rowversion) data type
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=38ed2670-a70a-43b3-87f3-7ab67b56cbf2&DisplayLang=en

ReportViewer Samples for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2008 includes ReportViewer controls that you can use to add rich data reporting to Windows forms and ASP.NET applications. This download provides two complete samples so that you can view the control and sample reports in a finished application.
The RSSNewsReader sample is a Windows form application written in Visual C#. It retrieves data from live news feeds and presents that data in a report. The report demonstrates how to use parameters to filter the dataset.
The Web Log Analyzer is a Windows form application written in Visual Basic. It analyzes log files created by Web servers, such as Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). It includes reports that show statistics on page hits, server activity, and referrals from other sites.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8af004bd-ee06-43fa-a5b6-955689a66c84&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Server Tools
SQL Server Compact 3.5 Server Tools installs replication components on the IIS server enabling merge replication and remote data access (RDA) between SQL Server Compact 3.5 database on a Windows Desktop & Mobile devices and database servers running SQL Server 2005 and later versions of SQL Server 2005. This install is not required for Synchronization Services for ADO.NETSQL Server Compact 3.5 Server Tools cannot be installed Side-by-Side on the same IIS server with previous versions of SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Server Tools or with SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition Server Tools. Using SQL Server Compact 3.5 Server Tools you can synchronize between SQL Server Compact 3.5 or SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition or SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition versions of the client database and SQL Server 2005 and later versions of SQL Server 2005.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b18327f3-96e1-415d-b037-9e0c46d49956&DisplayLang=en

Search Server 2008 Sample: Federated Search Connector Sample
Microsoft Search Server 2008 provides you with the ability to include items from content repositories that are not indexed by the search server’s crawler through federated locations. Search Server 2008 supports federating search from the local search index, as well as sites that support the OpenSearch 1.0 or 1.1 standard and returns search results in a structured XML format (for example, RSS or Atom results). To include federated search results from other types of content repositories, you must create a federated connector. When the repository does not expose a searchable XML feed, this federated connector must include an interface to expose results from the repository. The interface must support querying via OpenSearch and return XML formatted results.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b59ea8c3-76e8-45df-947f-32a69c56b5cd&DisplayLang=en

Events / WebCasts

SQL 2005 Webcasts and Virtual Labs
SQL Server 2005 is data management and analysis software that delivers enhanced security, availability, and scalability to mission-critical data applications—while making them easier to develop, deploy, and manage. Choose from a wide range of live and on-demand webcasts. Or take part in a virtual lab, which allows you to cut your teeth on the new platform by experimenting with its different capabilities.
SQL Server 2005 Webcasts

TechNet Webcast: Prepare Yourself for Windows Server 2008 (Part 1 of 8): Product Workload Scenarios (Level 300) – Monday, December 03, 2007 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
In this first session of our series, we discuss how Windows Server 2008 addresses key deployment scenarios for customers. We start with an overview of the key product workload scenarios for Windows Server 2008. We cover as many as 10 different scenarios, and we discuss how each scenario can be categorized into one of three different design pillars. While examining the scenarios, we take a closer look at the specific technologies used within the scenario, describe how they are used, and explain why they are needed. We show which technologies comprise each scenario and the value propositions they deliver. Finally, we see how the scenario adds value to Windows Server 2008 and, in some cases, we provide real-world examples of usages for the scenario.
TechNet Webcast: Prepare Yourself for Windows Server 2008 (Part 1 of 8): Product Workload Scenarios (Level 300)

MSDN Webcast: New T-SQL Programmability Features in SQL Server 2008 (Level 300) – Tuesday, December 04, 2007 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Join this webcast on new T-SQL programmability features in Microsoft SQL Server 2008, an extension from last year’s presentation on top Microsoft SQL Server 2005 T-SQL features. We cover exciting new features such as:
New data types (i.e. date/time, filestream, HierarchyID, large UDT, sparse columns)Dependency management for database objectsProcedure programming (i.e. table value parameter)Data warehousing enhancements (i.e. Merge data manipulation language (DML) statement, grouping set, filtered indexing)Supportability (i.e. Data Definition Language (DDL) trigger)MSDN Webcast: New T-SQL Programmability Features in SQL Server 2008 (Level 300)

Momentum Webcast: Migrating from Access to SQL Server (Level 100) – Wednesday, December 05, 2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Technical audiences currently using Microsoft Office Access will benefit from this tutorial on how to easily migrate databases from Microsoft Office Access 97 through Microsoft Office Access 2003 to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 using Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). In this webcast, Dmitry Balin, director of SQL Server marketing, explains different methods of upsizing Access applications to SQL Server (linked tables, Access projects , rewriting to the Microsoft .NET Framework) and shows how SQL Server Migration Assistant automates, streamlines, and simplifies this process. SSMA for Access converts Access database objects to SQL Server database objects, loads those objects into SQL Server, and then migrates data from Access to SQL Server. Dmitry also shares experiences from other customers who have benefited from using SSMA and SQL Server to improve their business processes.
Momentum Webcast: Migrating from Access to SQL Server (Level 100)

TechNet Webcast: Using the New Policy-Based Management Framework in SQL Server 2008 (Level 300) – Thursday, December 06, 2007 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 introduces a new policy-based framework for database administrators, which can significantly improve administrative productivity and reliability. Database administrators declare their administrative intent through policies that are then applied by the system. This approach reduces the potential for administrative error and enables the framework to monitor or enforce the policies in an automated fashion. Not only can policies be applied to individual databases or tables on a single server, but they can also seamlessly be scaled to include large collections of objects spanning many server instances.
TechNet Webcast: Using the New Policy-Based Management Framework in SQL Server 2008 (Level 300)

Momentum Webcast: SQL Server 2008 (Part 2 of 3): Expanding Business Intelligence Capabilities (Level 100) – Thursday, December 06, 2007 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Join us for this second webcast in our three-part series on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to learn all about its new features. SQL Server 2008 builds on the strong momentum in the business intelligence (BI) market by providing a scalable infrastructure that enables IT to drive BI throughout your organization and deliver intelligence where users want it. SQL Server 2008 makes great strides in data warehousing, providing a comprehensive and scalable platform that lets organizations integrate data into the data warehouse faster and to scale and manage that data while delivering insight to all users. With the more scalable BI infrastructure provided by SQL Server 2008, you can easily manage reports and analysis of any size or complexity, and at the same time, empower users through the deeper integration with Microsoft Office programs. SQL Server 2008 also delivers improved performance in many areas, including data warehousing, reporting, and analytics. Join us to learn how you can use SQL Server 2008 to get the right information to the right people in the right format on the right device.
Momentum Webcast: SQL Server 2008 (Part 2 of 3): Expanding Business Intelligence Capabilities (Level 100)

MCP Live Meeting: SQL Server 2008 and Your Microsoft Certifications (Session 1) – Wednesday, December 12, 2007 7:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Join the Microsoft Certification team for guidance on your certification path for SQL Server. In this meeting, we will introduce our plans for SQL Server 2008 training and certification, review the SQL Server 2005 certifications, and answer your individual questions about the path that is right for you, in Business Intelligence, Database Development, or Database Administration.
MCP Live Meeting: SQL Server 2008 and Your Microsoft Certifications (Session 1)

Momentum Webcast: SQL Server 2008 (Part 3 of 3): Reducing Hardware and Maintenance Costs with Server Consolidation (Level 100) – Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Join us for this final webcast in our three-part series on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to learn all about its new features. SQL Server 2008 can help reduce hardware and maintenance costs by providing a flexible server consolidation solution. Organizations can centralize data services on fewer servers through server virtualization and support for multiple service instances on a single physical server, along with the tools and functionality to migrate distributed data to a consolidated data center. By providing a centralized data services management interface and declarative, policy-based configuration management, SQL Server can make it easy for organizations with multiple data stores to reduce management overhead. Finally, the enhanced performance in SQL Server 2008 and the ability to explicitly control how your server resources are used enable you to consolidate your data services while providing the scalability and performance your applications need. Join us to learn how you can use SQL Server 2008 to get the right information to the right people in the right format on the right device.
Momentum Webcast: SQL Server 2008 (Part 3 of 3): Reducing Hardware and Maintenance Costs with Server Consolidation (Level 100)

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft SQL Server and FileMaker Pro 9 Interoperability (Level 200) – Wednesday, December 12, 2007 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Microsoft SQL Server works seamlessly with FileMaker Pro version 9. FileMaker is more than database software; it is a rapid-application development environment that anyone can use to quickly create solutions for collecting, managing, and reporting data. Join this webcast to understand how developers can benefit from connecting FileMaker Pro 9 and Microsoft SQL Server. We also show a technology demonstration of FileMaker Pro 9 connecting with Microsoft SQL Server.
TechNet Webcast: Microsoft SQL Server and FileMaker Pro 9 Interoperability (Level 200)

MCP Live Meeting: SQL Server 2008 and Your Microsoft Certifications (Session 2) – Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Join the Microsoft Certification team for guidance on your certification path for SQL Server. In this meeting, we will introduce our plans for SQL Server 2008 training and certification, review the SQL Server 2005 certifications, and answer your individual questions about the path that is right for you, in Business Intelligence, Database Development, or Database Administration.
MCP Live Meeting: SQL Server 2008 and Your Microsoft Certifications (Session 2)

Further on-demand webcasts are available here: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2005.mspx

New KB’s

SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition

Error message when you insert data in an article that has automatic identity range handling enabled in a merge replication in SQL Server 2000: “The identity range managed by replication is full and must be updated by a replication agent”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939318
SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition

A file and some registry entries are missing when you upgrade SQL Server Compact 3.5 Beta to SQL Server Compact 3.5
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945317
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition

FIX: All later commands are ignored after the SQLDescribeParam function returns an error message in a SQL Server 2005-based application that uses the SQL Native Client ODBC provider
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942704
FIX: You cannot bring the SQL Server group online in a cluster environment after you rename the virtual server name of the default instance of SQL Server 2005
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=934812
FIX: Error message on a Windows Vista-based computer when you try to query data from a column of the XML data type or from a variable of the XML data type in a SQL Server 2005: “Unexpected end of file has occurred”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941720
FIX: Error message when you create a WMI event alert by using the sp_add_alert stored procedure in SQL Server 2005: “The @wmi_query could not be executed in the @wmi_namespace provided”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944517
Error message when you connect to a named instance of SQL Server on a client computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008: “Specified SQL server not found” or “Error Locating Server/Instance Specified”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944390
You cannot start the SQL Server Agent service of a failover cluster of SQL Server 2005 if the build of SQL Server build is 3179 or a later build
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943525
FIX: A federated database server stops responding when you run parallel queries on a multiprocessor computer that uses NUMA architecture in SQL Server 2005
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944902
Error message when an SSIS package runs that is scheduled to run as a SQL Server Agent job: “An OLE DB error has occurred. Error code: 0x80004005”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=933835
SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services

Error message when you use the ADOMD.NET data provider in an application to connect to an instance of SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services: “The session, ‘‘, does not exist”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=915837
SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

FIX: The operation takes a long time to be completed when you process a partition that has proactive caching enabled in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=935831
FIX: When you run an MDX query for the second time, the query does not run faster than the first time that you ran the query in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936262
You obtain no result set when you run an MDX query against an instance of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944527
FIX: SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services stops responding when you run an MDX query that references a measure of the double data type or a calculated member of the double data type
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943526
SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services

FIX: The document map area of a SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services report may be blank when you view the report in Windows Internet Explorer 7
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=935227
FIX: You cannot open an Excel workbook that is exported from SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services on a Macintosh computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944486

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

After you install Cumulative Update Package 4 for SQL Server 2005 SP2, time stamp information that is related to the RSPrintClient ActiveX control is logged in the report server log file
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943285

FIX: Message when you click the Back button in Internet Explorer 7 to return to a SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services report that contains one or more DateTime parameters: “Report is being generated”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942662

Unified Communications

News
Exchange Service Pack 1 Released
Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 Released
http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/default.mspx

Exchange Team Blog
http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx
Outlook Team Blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx
Unified Communications Team Blog
http://blogs.technet.com/uc/default.aspx

Downloads
Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Readme
Help protect your Exchange server from viruses and other malware.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d8ee79d42-63a6-4927-83f0-035d6a4a23b9%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1
Help protect your Exchange server from viruses and other malware.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d2ceb14d4-404b-4d8f-8a21-ebfc71b2e82b%26displaylang%3den

Forefront Security for Exchange Server 10.1 Management Pack for MOM 2005
The Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Management Pack monitors Exchange Servers for virus and worm activity.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d1b4e7d52-c550-4dd7-a11f-2c4029b93451%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Unified Messaging Language Packs
This download contains pre-recorded prompts and text to speech data for languages supported by Exchange unified messaging.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d18426838-7733-4712-8b98-d6d1fd8c2310%26displaylang%3den

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
The new capabilities of Exchange Server 2007 deliver the advanced protection your company demands, the anywhere access your people want, and the operational efficiency you need.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d44c66ad6-f185-4a1d-a9ab-473c1188954c%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Unified Messaging Language Packs
This download contains pre-recorded prompts and text to speech data for languages supported by Exchange unified messaging.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d2b3e23a5-57b6-4a11-8954-f8025ea54bad%26displaylang%3den

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 SDK November 2007
This release of the Exchange 2007 SP1 Software Development Kit (SDK) Documentation and Samples provides new and updated documentation and samples for building applications that use Exchange 2007 SP1. Use this SDK to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications for Exchange 2007 SP1.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d190f71a4-7b5f-4a4c-99ba-9bd032e16e15%26displaylang%3den

Everyday Productivity Education Zip File
Navigate through the Microsoft Everyday Productivity Education (EPE) intranet site with this self-guided demonstration and review content that includes Get Started, Learn More, Best Practices, Selection and Reference guides.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=8&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dcf57670c-b0ba-4075-b8c9-47cccb711a08%26displaylang%3den

Notes Compete – Garudafoods case study
Notes Compete – Garudafoods case study
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=9&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d9b300cc6-26bf-4cf7-a777-a0112ba81306%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Release Notes
This download contains a stand-alone version of the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Release Notes.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=10&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d5770bd59-376e-42ec-b940-be6225cd97ff%26displaylang%3den

Exchange Server 2007 Design and Architecture at Microsoft
Ever wondered how a large enterprise plans and implements design and architecture of its next generation of messaging system? View this content to find out how the Microsoft IT messaging team will uncover these details.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=11&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d98c522bc-814a-421a-99c0-d964ed119c0d%26displaylang%3den

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2 VHD
This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you to evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=12&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dbc381af4-9bd0-49dd-be1a-0c6ee49cd2bc%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help
This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=13&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d5eb0f9a0-2c49-4f2a-8a09-b981ed667821%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Shell Help
This download contains the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of the Exchange Management Shell Help.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=14&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d0e14dd15-bb52-4b3f-9756-5146179a0809%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino
Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino is used for interoperability and migration from Lotus Domino to Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=15&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d35fc4205-792b-4306-8e4b-0de9cce72172%26displaylang%3den

Planning, Deploying, and Managing Unified Messaging
The purpose of this document is to help you plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging servers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=16&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d17f0bb1e-f43e-452b-9ff5-f9f77c6222e9%26displaylang%3den

Exchange Component Architecture Poster
This poster highlights the architecture and feature set of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=17&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dfdcdf6e5-de47-4b58-8086-282101bcdde9%26displaylang%3den

Exchange Server 2007 Deployment Checklist
To drive excellence in server deployments, the Exchange Messaging team within the Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) group relies on checklists to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out deployment tasks, minimize deployment risks, and save time.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=18&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dccec5f85-a810-4a85-acc7-927d216601f2%26displaylang%3den

Managing the Calendaring and Collaboration Process By Using Exchange Server 2007 Web Services
Understand how Microsoft used Exchange Server 2007 Web Services to create an automated and integrated communication and collaboration solution.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=19&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d72dc33e8-51f9-4850-b35e-9714b656a64b%26displaylang%3den

Everyday Productivity Education Zip File
Navigate through the Microsoft Everyday Productivity Education (EPE) intranet site with this self-guided demonstration and review content that includes Get Started, Learn More, Best Practices, Selection and Reference guides.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dcf57670c-b0ba-4075-b8c9-47cccb711a08%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages and contacts for free!
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d7aad7e6a-931e-438a-950c-5e9ea66322d4%26displaylang%3den

Outlook 2007 Sample: Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference Code Samples
This download accompanies the Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference documentation. It contains three sample projects, a header file, and a redistributable installer that third-party calendar rebasing tools can use to programmatically update calendars displayed incorrectly due to Daylight Saving Time.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dee0af8fd-bbb7-44de-be4d-f33cb1b59563%26displaylang%3den

Update for Outlook Junk Email Filter 2003 (KB943552)
This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail. This update was released in November 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d079995ff-58a1-410a-97a1-52016ff9d5af%26displaylang%3den

Update for Outlook Junk Email Filter 2007 (KB943559)
This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail. This update was released in November 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d85fce923-85d4-4630-adfd-f9d95a25b7d3%26displaylang%3den

Office Security Guide
The 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide provides prescriptive Group Policy setting and security configuration recommendations to help strengthen the security of computers running the 2007 Microsoft Office release on computers that run Windows Vista or Windows XP in domain–based environments.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3da12eca33-a20d-45e2-895c-5e021f3ae4c5%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients for Outlook Compatibility Update (Service Provider Edition)
This update to Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients for Outlook (for the Service Provider Edition of Microsoft Dynamics CRM) provides support for Windows Vista-based and Microsoft Office 2007-based systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dfdf88e7d-395f-46c3-bcd8-f3d70dc2cd30%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 QoE Monitoring Server Release Notes
This document contains important information that you should know before you deploy and use the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, QoE Monitoring Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3da0ab9a8a-7b58-4e8e-a2b9-c3574535f558%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Backup and Restoration Guide
This document provides information to help you backup and restore service in your Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 infrastructure.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d5c6e6ac7-079a-4326-b517-3c117fadb44e%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Administration Guide
This document provides explains how to administer Office Communications Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dcb7dc2de-4504-484e-9229-bd8614be0633%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Presence Controls
The Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Presence Controls use the automation interfaces of Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 to show presence information using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d25a27453-15ff-48ab-af1b-692cd77ab510%26displaylang%3den

Live Meeting Service Portal v8.0 Release Notes
Refer to this file for information regarding known issues about the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Portal.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d2a94df8c-1a6d-42ec-942d-162bc5b30b31%26displaylang%3den

Unified Communications API Roadmap
Unified Communications API Roadmap describes the APIs that can be used in Unified Communications development and provides links to the SDKs or documentation for these APIs.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d3017406b-79eb-45da-9da7-3e71580ca1ea%26displaylang%3den

Log Analysis and Tuning Using Analytics and Tuning Studio
This whitepaper discusses using Analytics and Tuning Studio, which is included in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Speech Server. Topics covered include an overview of analysis and tuning scenarios, a summary of trace logging configurations, application development decisions that impact application tuning, and best practices for speech application tuning. This paper also describes how t
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d3c841d2e-5748-4b4d-83c1-69b33e9813ca%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 QoE Monitoring Server Guide
The document presents the step-by-step tasks that you need to complete in order to deploy your Office Communications Server 2007, Quality of Experience Monitoring Server, and to monitor the media quality of experience for your Office Communications Server 2007 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=8&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d9ed29d74-3391-4902-bf2c-6757410f3335%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Update Service Deployment Guide
This document describes how to administer Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Software Update Service.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=9&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d44942fc8-ec64-4729-afba-a1637cc3ae3c%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 QoE Monitoring Server Audio and Video Metrics Processing Guide
The Office Communications Server 2007 Quality of Experience (QoE) Monitoring Server Audio and Video Processing Guide provides you the information you need to deploy your custom solution and process the data that is collected by the QoE Monitoring Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=10&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3daafea9a7-ebf0-4171-b33f-4d9f0c135334%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Technical Reference
This document provides in-depth technical information on the components, protocol and architecture of Office Communications Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=11&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d959cb709-d81e-4dde-821f-0411dfcfc073%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 Quality of Experience Monitoring Server
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Quality of Experience (QoE) Monitoring Server enables you to perform near real-time monitoring and service assessment of unified communications media.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=12&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d09115944-625f-460b-b09c-51e3c96e9f7e%26displaylang%3den

Office Communicator 2007 Get Started
Use Office Communicator 2007 to communicate securely with your Microsoft Exchange, MSN, AOL, and Yahoo! contacts.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d93cef8f5-9f72-4ebe-b1f6-b3d1872d8dcc%26displaylang%3den

Office Communicator 2007 Learn More
Conduct audio and video meetings, communicate with entire distribution groups, embed rich text in instant messages, and much more.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dd1330875-fc5f-4047-8bc2-cbc406cb8ead%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition Readme
This release note assists you with late changes and minor issues
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d934d503f-6f3f-4253-bb6a-827f21aa61ec%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Hotfix KB 944686
This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d1ad57f8f-78f7-45f6-a8c0-805936f46645%26displaylang%3den

Unified Communications API Roadmap
Unified Communications API Roadmap describes the APIs that can be used in Unified Communications development and provides links to the SDKs or documentation for these APIs.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d3017406b-79eb-45da-9da7-3e71580ca1ea%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Technical Reference
This document provides in-depth technical information on the components, protocol and architecture of Office Communications Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=10&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d959cb709-d81e-4dde-821f-0411dfcfc073%26displaylang%3den

Office Communications Server 2007 Quality of Experience Monitoring Server
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Quality of Experience (QoE) Monitoring Server enables you to perform near real-time monitoring and service assessment of unified communications media.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=11&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d09115944-625f-460b-b09c-51e3c96e9f7e%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition Readme
This release note assists you with late changes and minor issues
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d934d503f-6f3f-4253-bb6a-827f21aa61ec%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Security Guide
This guide provides an overview of the security considerations that you should make when you use the Live Meeting service, the Live Meeting security measures available to you, and the procedures for scheduling and conducting secure meetings.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d085c12d7-4c35-4774-bde0-6c9fa1fb1554%26displaylang%3den

Live Meeting Service Portal v8.0 Release Notes
Refer to this file for information regarding known issues about the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Portal.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d2a94df8c-1a6d-42ec-942d-162bc5b30b31%26displaylang%3den

Unified Communications API Roadmap
Unified Communications API Roadmap describes the APIs that can be used in Unified Communications development and provides links to the SDKs or documentation for these APIs.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d3017406b-79eb-45da-9da7-3e71580ca1ea%26displaylang%3den

Live Meeting Service Portal API Documentation
The Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Portal API enables automated management of Live Meeting accounts using a Web application.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d0dd2e71d-e726-4ece-afd3-f4a4b5049726%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Lotus Notes Add-In Deployment Guide
This guide helps administrators deploy the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Lotus Notes Add-In.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d16b06f6d-171f-47f1-8838-b6752cb79538%26displaylang%3den

Events/Webcasts

05 December 2007 : TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
In this session, we talk about disaster recovery in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. We discuss how you can plan for disaster recovery by understanding what can go wrong with your Exchange Server-based servers and the information they store and handle. We look at server roles, what each server role does, and what will happen to your Exchange Server organization when a server role fails. When a disaster occurs, you need to get the server up and running as quickly as possible, so during the session, we also look at the tools and recovery solutions available.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032359939%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

06 December 2007 : Momentum Webcast: How Microsoft Can Provide E-mail Security, Compliance, and Availability (Level 100)
Electronic messaging is mission critical to all businesses. Despite best efforts to secure the e-mail gateway, critical messaging systems remain vulnerable to an ever-increasing barrage of threats. Viruses, worms, denial-of-series (DoS) attacks, and spam can zap business productivity, or worse, stop your business in its tracks. If you have already deployed an antispam/antivirus solution at your gateway, you are likely aware:
How time consuming it is to manage.
How much additional hardware investment you need to make to keep up with the ever increasing volume of threats.
If you are tired of playing catch up with gateway security, come learn how the experts can eliminate those threats in the Internet cloud so you can get back to business. In addition to gateway security, there is an ongoing need to satisfy a growing set of government regulations and legal actions that make effective message management more and more challenging. The Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services portfolio of managed services that helps organizations protect themselves from spam, viruses, and other unwanted content also helps ensure continuous access to e-mail during and after emergency situations (Exchange Hosted Continuity), meet message retention requirements for compliance (Exchange Hosted Archive), and ensure private transmission of confidential data contained in e-mail (Exchange Hosted Encryption). In this webcast, you learn:
How to protect your e-mail infrastructure while keeping your overhead costs down.
How to provide 24×7 availability to your corporate e-mail during disasters and planned outages without additional software or hardware.
What is needed to meet upcoming regulatory requirements (such as Federal Rules of Civil Procedure [FRCP], Sarbanes-Oxley [SOX] Act, Security Exchange Commission [SEC] Rule 17a-4, National Association of Securities Dealers [NASD] Rule 3010, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]).
The value of using a managed service for archiving, indexing, and retrieval of your company’s e-mail and instant messages.
Why archiving e-mail makes good business and legal sense—even if your company is not publicly traded and bound by regulations.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032355609%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

14 December 2007 : TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant (Level 200)
This webcast includes a brief demonstration on the usage and capabilities of the Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant (formerly known as the Microsoft Exchange Server Disaster Recovery Analyzer). This suite of tools is also available in the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Console toolbox. We provide a walkthrough of the recovery storage group options available from within the tool. We demonstrate setting up a new recovery storage group, adding databases to this it, mounting these databases from within the tool, and merging mailbox contents. Additionally, we show the database repair functionality of the tool, and also include a question and answer session and the chance to provide feedback and suggestions.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032359204%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Worshops/Soundbytes
17 December 2007 : Soundbyte : Exchange 2007 Autodiscover
09 January 2007 : Workshop : Exchange 2007 Upgrade & Migration
22 January 2007 : Workshop : Exchange 2007 Upgrade & Migration

New KB’s
We recommend that you change the garbage collector mode to “Server GC” when you install the .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 on a computer that is running Antigen 8.0 for IM
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943619

File transfer operations are unsuccessful among instant messaging clients after you install Antigen 8.0 for IM
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943622

Hotfixes that are included in Antigen 9.0 Service Pack 1 Beta
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943623

Antigen or Microsoft Forefront server security products may detect a file as being infected with the UnwritableCompressedFile virus
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943625

You receive a read receipt that contains incorrect time information from Exchange 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940259

Non-English characters in the subject of an e-mail message are replaced with question marks when the message is received in Outlook 2003 in an Exchange 2007 organization
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940710

Error message when you try to install Exchange Server 2007: “[ERROR] Access to the path ‘:SetupServerRolesCommon64′ is denied”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943507

You cannot find IMAP4 folders that you created in an Exchange Server 2007 environment when you use OWA 2007 Light to access your Inbox
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941552

The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service stops unexpectedly for several minutes when you restart a computer that is running Exchange Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943193

A user has an e-mail address of @domain.com instead of @domain.com when you create multiple users in Exchange 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942113

It takes a long time for Outlook Web Access clients to receive a response from a front-end server in an Exchange 2003 environment
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940613

Hosted users can see other hosted users if they can access the HMC Active Directory by using LDAP tools in Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.0
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943864

How to manually uninstall Antigen 9.0 for Exchange in a clustered environment
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943618

Support information for Antigen or Forefront Security management console programs on a computer on which an Antigen server product or a Forefront Security server product is installed
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943624

Antigen 9.0 Service Pack 1 now supports 2007 Office file formats
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943609

Display names that contain DBCS characters in the To box and in the Cc box are corrupted when you access a mailbox on an Exchange 2003 server
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=926979

Inline attachments are converted to inline hyperlinks in an RTF e-mail message that is sent from an Exchange 2007 organization
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940329

The MOM server reports error 20003 when monitoring Exchange Server 2003-based front-end servers that have security update MS07-040 applied
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943511

List of fixes that are included in the Web releases of the Exchange Server 2003 Notes Tools suite, versions 2.7 through 2.14
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939076

Description of the Outlook 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for daylight saving time changes in 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943879

The attachment is missing when you use Outlook to view an e-mail message in Exchange Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943617

The Antigen Internet Scan job times out, and the performance of the Exchange server decreases when you use Antigen 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940544

Antigen 9.0 for Exchange sends two notifications for each detection when you enable message journaling in Exchange Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943629

The W3wp.exe process uses almost 100 percent of CPU resources when you synchronize large e-mail messages in Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941439

A stub object is left behind in the source database for certain users after a move mailbox operation is complete in Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940012

The Store.exe process stops responding on an Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 server
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944254

Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: November 13, 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943552

Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter update: November 13, 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943559

The default e-mail client is changed to Outlook 2007 after you install the 2007 Office system
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944290

Manageability

News

SCCM07 Virtual Hard Disk Program launches!
We are pleased to announce the release to web of the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Virtual Hard Disk. Part of the Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk program, the Microsoft VHD format is the common virtualization file format that provides a uniform product support system, and provides more seamless manageability, security, reliability and cost-efficiency for customers. Download the VHDs and evaluate them for free in your own environment without the need for dedicated servers or complex installations. This free, 500 day time bombed fully configured virtual machine is available to the field, customers and partners and can be found at
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb738372.aspx

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 now available for purchase
Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) – previously Systems Management Server (SMS) – is now available for purchase. Configuration Manager is an integral part of the Core IO model helping to improve your clients’ ability to more effectively manage and secure their desktop, server and remote infrastructures while optimizing their resources with minimal user-intervention. Some of the new features are:
· Desired Configuration Management
· OS Deployment & Mobile Device Management as integrated features (previously feature packs)
· Internet Based Client Management for management over the Internet of systems that rarely connect to the network
· Branch Distribution Points
· Network Access Protection (NAP) for Configuration Manager

In addition to the stand alone client and server MLs, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is now offered as part of the Server Management Suite. This suite, which also includes System Center Operations Manager 2007, System Center Virtual Machine Manager and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, enables unparalleled management of physical and virtual IT environments to cater to today’s dynamic IT infrastructures.
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/configmgr/default.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/designedforbig/

Tech Centers now available for System Centre products
A central point for all aspects of System Center products is now available. This includes links to:
· Webcasts
· Virtual Labs
· Downloads
· Community
· Documentation
· And much more…
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/default.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/default.aspx

Manageability Team Blog
http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/default.aspx

Documents

System Centre Configuration Manager 2007 and Systems Management Server 2003

Managing Windows XP Embedded Systems with SMS 2003 sp3
This document describes the steps necessary to manage Windows XP Embedded Systems with SMS 2003 sp3.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=35d49075-6580-4348-b541-938523a65c5f&DisplayLang=en

Datacenter Optimization with System Center
Whitepaper outlining benefits of using latest System Center products to optimize the datacenter
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8d39f1a2-b200-4aab-8ab1-d72c49a494e0&DisplayLang=en

SC Config Mgr 2007 Software Update Management Guidance – Migration from SMS 2003 ITMU
This whitepaper provides guidance on how to migrate software update management from Systems Management Server 2003 to System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5f7fc67a-a71c-4642-bea8-e739719e5001&DisplayLang=en

System Centre Operations Manager 2007

Operations Manager 2007 Performance and Scalability Whitepaper
This document describes performance and scalability guidelines to consider when planning a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a1b7610d-3dbe-4e51-bcb3-446d50dadf14&DisplayLang=en

Datacenter Optimization with System Center
Whitepaper outlining benefits of using latest System Center products to optimize the datacenter
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8d39f1a2-b200-4aab-8ab1-d72c49a494e0&DisplayLang=en

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Documentation
This download contains documentation for System Center Operations Manager 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d826b836-59e5-4628-939e-2b852ed79859&DisplayLang=en

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Active Directory Management Pack Guide
This download contains the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Guide for Active Directory.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b945737-e77f-4851-a11c-c4f79c36c360&DisplayLang=en

OpsMgr 2007 Key Concepts
This guide describes the key concepts required to understand Operations Manager. It describes modelling, how modelling is implemented in Operations Manager, and key changes between Operations Manager 2005 and 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3a633532-1dde-49b6-930f-7df50b69b77b&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Pack Guide for Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005
This guide helps the user deploy and use the management pack for DPM 2007 on Microsoft Operations Manager 2005.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bfcac113-ccfd-405d-b139-ad6663e69822&DisplayLang=en

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Pack Guide for Operations Manager 2007
This guide helps the user deploy and use the management pack for DPM 2007 on System Center Operations Manager 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=81a7287d-4e55-499a-b7e3-4ea8cc992fb3&DisplayLang=en

Remote Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide
Best practices for deploying Remote Operations Manager 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b621eb7-01bb-45f5-9a77-52853f06eec9&DisplayLang=en

Downloads

System Centre Configuration Manager 2007 and Systems Management Server 2003
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM evaluation
Download the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM evaluation here.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb736730.aspx

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library (November 2007)
Download an updated version of the documentation for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 for a computer running the Configuration Manager console.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=81997356-7f18-48b2-a53a-d6f995a47f35&DisplayLang=en

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit
The ConfigMgr 2007 Toolkit contains 7 downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=948e477e-fd3b-4a09-9015-141683c7ad5f&DisplayLang=en

Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Pack
This Configuration Pack helps track configuration compliance for your Configuration Manager 2007 site server roles, such as management points, distribution points, and software update points.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=45586f82-1816-4aeb-a0dc-ade1859820b9&DisplayLang=en

Configuration Manager 2007 Vulnerability Assessment Configuration Pack
This Configuration Pack helps track common software mis-configurations which might make client computers more vulnerable to attack.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fc6989e9-68a3-43b1-8019-72bc1b9c5ff3&DisplayLang=en

Configuration Pack Catalogs
Over 30 Configuration Packs for DCM have been posted. Desired Configuration Management (DCM) is a feature in System Center Configuration Manager. With DCM, utilize Microsoft and third party best practice configuration knowledge to improve configuration definition and maintenance. Find the software you need to define configurations for your Microsoft and third party applications with Configuration Manager 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/scp/configmgr07.aspx

MS SMS 2003 SP3 Client.msi and *.msp rollup of fixes
This release addresses a number of Microsoft SMS 2003 SP3 client side fixes. A Brief explanation of these issues is included in the Overview section.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=999e116d-34e5-40aa-a8a0-937e1bdb382b&DisplayLang=en

System Centre Operations Manager and Microsoft Operations Manager

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 MP for Microsoft SC Ops Mgr 2007
The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007. This Management Pack helps administrators manage and administer Configuration Manager 2007 servers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e4cd1a68-b6b6-483b-9663-be3be8484328&DisplayLang=en

QoE Monitoring Server Management Pack
QoE Monitoring Server Management Pack for MOM 2005 monitors the audio and video quality for Office Communications Server 2007 Server Enterprise Voice deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5dc8a545-3360-4997-bd37-08ee4d7083ff&DisplayLang=en

Essentials 2007 Product Tour
Standalone product tour for Essentials 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=767506ad-aaa0-4a44-ab5a-c9e5e056132b&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2000/2003 OS Management Pack
Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003 Operating System provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows Server 2000 and 2003 Operating System.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3529d233-5e3e-4b51-8f66-5d6f27005ec3&DisplayLang=en

Print Server 2000/2003 MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007
Provides Print Server performance and health monitoring on Windows® 2000 and later Operating Systems. Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.1 (or higher).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=35d1fece-867b-4a0c-8642-57e84e327018&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2000/2003 DHCP MP for SCOM 2007
Collects events generated by the Microsoft Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Service (DHCP) in Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. Ensures this critical part of your Windows infrastructure is working correctly, and helps prevent costly service outages.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2694e87c-76e0-417b-ad0f-5897e46fff88&DisplayLang=en

SC VMM 2007 MP for MOM 2005
The Virtual Machine Manager Management Pack centrally monitors virtual environments managed by multiple VMM servers, monitoring availability of VMM and the VMM agents on hosts and library servers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fd03b1e6-d7a8-44b4-bc2f-676565d042c2&DisplayLang=en

Server Virtualization MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007
The Server Virtualization Management Pack monitors availability and health of virtual machines, their hosts, and all components of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 (VMM).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=de65b061-49bb-4619-9b2c-31d0f165221f&DisplayLang=en

Windows Domain Name System (DNS) 2000/2003 Management Pack
The Windows Domain Name System Management Pack monitors DNS events placed in the Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 system event logs, highlighting events that may indicate possible service outages or configuration problems, so you can quickly take corrective or preventative actions.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=633b718f-5fe8-47d5-a395-8203f8ec354f&DisplayLang=en

Office Communications Server 2007 MP for MOM 2005
The Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack for MOM 2005 monitors the health of computers running Office Communications Server 2007 on Windows Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d04a9eb0-1f67-4535-b865-843621a1b16e&DisplayLang=en

Events/WebCasts

Microsoft System Center for Server Infrastructure Optimization
Date: Nov 29, 2007,Time: 9:30 AM PST
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032355552&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Optimizing Your Remote and Branch Office Infrastructure with Microsoft System Center
Date: Dec 4, 2007, Time:1:00 PM PST
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032358171&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Optimizing Desktop Management with SCCM07 and Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization
Date: Dec 11, 2007 Time: 1:00 PM PST
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032358169&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Deploying and Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)
Monday, December 3, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032359933&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Deploying and Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager (Part 2 of 2) (Level 300)
Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032359935&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Software Update Management with System Center Configuration Manager (Level 300)
Thursday, December 6, 2007, 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032356629&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Deploying Operating Systems with System Center Configuration Manager (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)
Monday, December 10, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360204&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Software Distribution with System Center Configuration Manager (Level 300)
Thursday, December 13, 2007. 11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. Pacific Time
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032355812&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Deploying Operating Systems with System Center Configuration Manager (Part 2 of 2) (Level 300)
Friday, December 14, 2007. 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360206&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Optimizing Desktop Management with System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization (Level 300)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032358169&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Virtualization Podcast Series
More information on the continuing Virtualization podcast series can be found at
http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization

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