December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail - Platforms

News

Windows
7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate Now available!
(KB976932)

Includes
previous updates delivered over windows update as well as continuing
incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda

http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2010/10/26/service-pack-1-release-candidate-now-available.aspx

Windows
Virtualization Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization

The
World Simplified is a Virtual World

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld

The
App-V Product Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/appv

The
Official MDOP Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/mdop

Ask
the Directory Services Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askds

Ask
the Performance Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askperf

Microsoft
Enterprise Networking Team

http://blogs.technet.com/networking

Ask
the Core Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore

Ntdebugging
Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging

The
Hot Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/hot

TRM

http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx

Downloads

Windows Client

Accessibility
Guide for Educators

Using
Accessible Technology: A Guide for Educators

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=eb9f7d0e-b555-41fe-8c50-0f0921438521

Security
Compliance Manager

The
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline
management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and
security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability
to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely
used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

Windows
PE Developer’s Guide

A
guide for ISVs and OEMs to develop and to debug deployment, diagnostics, and
recovery applications that run in Windows PE.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ddcaeb16-d1e2-44ea-9bc8-d89ffe4f2b46

Windows
Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update October 2010

Download
this set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 environment released during
the period of October 1 - October 31, 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=53b83bdd-4310-428a-ab88-01b1a0c51949

Windows
CE 5.0 Monthly Update October 2010

Download
this set of updates for Windows CE 5.0 released during the period of October 1
- October 31, 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=c6da3baf-df84-44fb-a00e-3286c938b135

Viewers
for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 - Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003, XP and 2007
file format support

Viewers
are a 3rd party component for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3. This release brings
provides document viewing capabilities for Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word,
and Excel, as well as PDF file formats, enabling a mobile productivity
experience for Windows Embedded CE 6.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=32d56e70-76f7-4c4b-866b-c8baf392bd5f

Windows
PE Developer’s Guide

A
guide for ISVs and OEMs to develop and to debug deployment, diagnostics, and
recovery applications that run in Windows PE.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ddcaeb16-d1e2-44ea-9bc8-d89ffe4f2b46

Update
for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter for x64-based Systems [November 2010]
(KB905866)

Install
this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to
detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may
contain phishing content.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=749e10cd-f40c-4f94-8e38-d4221ded7652

Update
for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [November 2010] (KB905866)

Install
this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to
detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may
contain phishing content.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=aa029fde-f341-44fc-8b85-0c6f3d3c2d69

Accessibility
Guide for Educators

Using
Accessible Technology: A Guide for Educators

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=eb9f7d0e-b555-41fe-8c50-0f0921438521

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/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Security
Compliance Manager

The
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline
management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and
security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability
to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely
used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

Windows Server

Microsoft
SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The
Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides
technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are
implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a

Microsoft
Office Protocol Documentation

The
Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft
proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office
system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

Windows
Malicious Software Removal Tool 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/en/details.aspx?familyid=585d2bde-367f-495e-94e7-6349f4effc74

Windows
Malicious Software Removal Tool

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/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356

Security
Compliance Manager

The
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline
management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and
security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability
to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely
used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

Developing
Applications for the Cloud – Code Samples

Developing
Applications for the Cloud – Code Samples

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=2853c3dc-0586-49c7-9b7f-83d3083252c8

Windows
Azure Tools and SDK 1.3

Windows
Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, which includes the Windows Azure SDK,
extends Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation, configuration, building,
debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and
services on Windows Azure.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=7a1089b6-4050-4307-86c4-9dadaa5ed018

Windows
Azure Platform Training Kit

Windows
Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content
to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure
AppFabric services.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=413e88f8-5966-4a83-b309-53b7b77edf78

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/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Security
Compliance Manager

The
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline
management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and
security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability
to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely
used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

AD
FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Ping Identity PingFederate

This
guide provides information on AD FS 2.0 interoperability with PingIdentity
PingFederate

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=b24dbe27-5bea-4564-bf7d-c077af69e997

Events/Webcasts

Live
Webcasts:

Full
list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx

Interactive
Webcast Calendar

The
interactive calendar will help you quickly find live webcasts that fit your
schedule as well as on-demand webcasts to view at your convenience. You can
choose your time zone and filter this list by audience, webcast series, product
or topic, and presenter.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/calendar/monthview.aspx

Monthly
Archived Webcasts:

http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/library/default.mspx

 

Desktop
Virtualization Hour

Take
a technical deep dive with resources, tools, and expert guidance for your
Windows client infrastructure. What is the best migration path to Windows 7?
What’s the best desktop management strategy for your company? Which
virtualization solutions can save you time and money? Join us in this virtual
event and learn how Microsoft can help you discover choices, preserve &
extend your existing investments. Learn how Microsoft’s virtualization vision
and technologies can help you.

http://www.desktopvirtualizationhour.com/

Tips
and Tricks for Office 2010

Event
ID: 1032467211

Language(s):
English.

Product(s):
Microsoft Office.

Audience(s):
Additional Information Worker.

Event
Overview

We
invite you to attend a Live Meeting presentation that will help you get the
most out of Office 2010. Learn about new features and timesavers to help you in
your day-to-day work. This session is good for beginner and intermediate users.

The
time you take to attend this session can help save you time later – past
participants report saving from 15 to over 30 minutes a day after attending a
Tips and Tricks session. Led by an expert Microsoft technology presenter, the
session will be informative and entertaining, designed to help you learn how to
work more effectively.

Presenter:
Jed Warren, IT Training Specialist, New Horizons Learning Center

Jed
Warren has over 12 years experience in IT. He has spent the last six years
doing hands-on computer training for New Horizons Computer Learning and
Microsoft. Recognized as the number one applications instructor worldwide for
2006 at New Horizons; he continued training thousands of end users in
beginning, intermediate and advanced classes for over 27 different courses. As
a current MCP and MCT, Jed also holds certifications in IC3, ITIL, Comptia A+,
Net +, and Security +, Desktop Support Technician, and a master certification
in Microsoft Office Systems

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032467211

TechNet
Webcast: Office 2010: Learn New Productivity Features and Deployment Tips
(Level 200)

Event
ID: 1032468857

Language(s):
English.

Product(s):
Microsoft Office "14".

Audience(s):
IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist.

Event
Overview

Learn
how Microsoft Office 2010 can improve employee productivity and help IT pros to
maintain a secure, controlled environment. In this webcast, we:

Introduce
Office Web Apps, differentiated functionality, and new features—especially ones
that offer security and control.

Describe
in detail how Office 2010 differs from previous versions.

Explain
how to prepare your environment to upgrade or migrate to Office 2010.

Presenter:
Raja Noori, Senior Marketing Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Raja
Noori has been working at Microsoft since 2005 and currently leads Microsoft
Office 2010 Product Marketing for the medium-size business segment. His diverse
professional experience includes working as a developer, financial analyst, and
project and program manager at large companies such as Bank of America,
Honeywell, and HP. He holds a master's degree in engineering and a Master of
Business Administration (MBA). He lives in Redmond, Washington with his family.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032468857

MSDN
Webcast: Embracing Multiple Screens: Who's Doing It and Why Should You Care?
(Level 200)

Event
ID: 1032471457

Language(s):
English.

Product(s):
Windows 7.

Audience(s):
Pro Dev/Programmer.

Event
Overview

When
you're developing an application, it's important to consider where and how an
end user will interact with the application. According to Gartner, phones will
be the most common web access device by 2013. Attend this webcast to learn
how—with just a few simple steps—you can create a rich, engaging user
experience that is specifically optimized for where and how your end users are
experiencing your application. Take a look at what customers like Conde Nast
and AP are doing or what partners like Vertigo and InterKnowlogy are doing;
it's not complicated and can make your apps more valuable.

Presenter:
Danilo Diaz, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032471457

New KB's

Local
drive redirection not working in RDP Session

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2436104

Restricting
Active Directory replication traffic and client RPC traffic to a specific port

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224196

You
cannot open files that have extensions such as.exe,.com, and.lnk on a Windows
XP-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923077

Can't
download albums in Windows Live Photo Gallery after upgrading from Windows
Vista to Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009298

An
update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
with Advanced Format Disks is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018

MS10-049:
Vulnerabilities in SChannel could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980436

Windows
Ribbon is not displayed correctly in an application that uses the
/largeaddressaware option on a computer that is running Windows 7, Windows
Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2300535

“Stop
0xB8 ATTEMPTED_SWITCH_FROM_DPC” Error During Shutdown or When Entering
Hibernation on Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2194018

An
update that adds 33 configuration rules and 9 operation rules to BPA for DNS in
Windows Server 2008 R2 is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2385596

Event
8451 - “Hyper-V failed creating a new Desktop Virtualization Host” is logged on
Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466212

Unable
to manage cluster using failover cluster manager. Error Received:
"Connection to the cluster is not allowed since you are not an
administrator on the cluster node(s) "

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462468

A
fix is available for three issues in the x2APIC mode in x64-based versions of
Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2303458

Printer
VBScript error: 0x1A8. Object required

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466246

Can't
select multiple items after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2394740

Can't
preview pictures in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2415237

Color
issues in the print preview of an image in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows
Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2415238

Windows
Live Photo Gallery freezes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2425658

Can't
start Windows Live Photo Gallery

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462054

Computer
is slow when Windows Photo Gallery displays TIFF images that do not fit into
one page in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930097

An
image and its background become yellow in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows
Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939395

Image
transition issues in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows XP or in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930102

Open
With Command Is Missing for .Bat, .Exe, or .Com Files

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259908

Disabling
System Hard Error Message Dialog Boxes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/124873

How
to raise Active Directory domain and forest functional levels

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322692

You
can change the desktop wallpaper setting after administrator selects
"Prevent Changing Wallpaper" option in Group Policy

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327998

Memory
leak when calling AutomationElement::ElementFromPoint on Items View object

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462524

When
using USB-attached monitor, display configuration may not be retained after
reboot

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2465368

A
hotfix is available that updates localized Windows PowerShell Help files for
Windows Server AppFabric

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2397463

The
KMS current count does not increase when you add new Windows Vista or Windows
7-based client computers to the network

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929829

Rotation
of your display may lead to cursor only on black screen.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462488