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Microsoft Download Center: Windows Phone 8 SDK

The Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is now available Windows Phone 8 is here, and with it comes new and exciting devices, along with more markets and languages, making it easier than ever to build great apps for a larger audience. See what’s new in the SDK. Start here to take advantage of new opportunities to… Read more

Announcing two new Solution Accelerator beta programs for System Center products

The Solution Accelerators team has started two new beta programs focused on tools, automation, and knowledge for System Center products. One program will provide Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) service templates and a SCVMM add-in to help you discover them. The other program will provide datacenter automation for private clouds using System Center Orchestrator. Datacenter automation… Read more

Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254) | Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length

This is to inform you that Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update to Windows that restricts the use of certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bits in length. This is a necessary step to enhance your security as today, keys smaller than 1024 bits cannot be seen as secure anymore. The private… Read more

Microsoft Connect: Security Compliance Manager 3.0 now available for beta download!

Security Compliance Manager 3.0 (SCM 3.0) is now available for download! SCM 3.0 is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In addition to key features from the previous version, SCM 3.0… Read more

Windows Server 2012: Install & Configure Windows Server 2012 using VHD Boot

Hi IT Professionals, Often I receive lot of queries on evaluating Windows Server on their test environment or on some spare machines. Most of the times users want to carry a laptop to try/test evaluate Windows Server on their laptop. Well during our recent IT Camps, we delivered the same experience using Boot from VHD… Read more