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Microsoft Download Center: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resources–Part I

I have been planning since long time to put together all the Lync 2010 based resources under couple of posts. This will be helpful for all the messaging administrators to find out the relevant information that running around. Some of the links are direct Microsoft Product Pages but most of them would be links from… Read more

Windows 7 Application Compatibility List & Windows Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View for IT Professionals

The Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals is a Microsoft Office Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications which have met Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements for compatibility with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, and have thereby earned the right to display the Windows 7 Logo Program logo with the application. These products are… Read more

Windows Media Services 2008 for Windows Server 2008 R2

This software is an optional supplement to the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. In Windows Server 2008 R2, the Streaming Media Services role (which includes the latest version of Windows Media Services) is not included in Server Manager. To obtain Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008 R2, you must run the Streaming Media… Read more

Release Documents for Windows Server 2008 R2

These documents provide important information you should know prior to deploying and using the Windows Server 2008 operating system, including known issues that you may need to avoid or work around. The documents are continuously updated, so you should check this location for updated versions periodically. You will find four documents for Windows Server 2008… Read more

How Windows Server 2008 R2 Helps Optimize IT and Save You Money

Maintaining that competitive edge in a fast changing business landscape is not an option now. These goals require a new approach to IT and data center management emphasizing automation and optimization. Windows Server 2008 R2 was designed and built with these goals in mind. Windows Server 2008 R2 addresses cost savings across a number of… Read more

Application Compatibility Best Practices for Remote Desktop Services

This white paper highlights the following application compatibility issues with Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 and offers mitigations and solutions for these issues: application installation, concurrent usage of applications, user data privacy in a multi-user environment, performance, and remote devices in a Remote Desktop Services environment. This paper also introduces the Remote… Read more

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC’s system, programs and devices to check if it’s able to run Windows 7. After a few minutes, the report will let you know if your PC meets the system requirements, if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs and devices, and will also provide guidance on… Read more

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Server 2008 R2 & Windows 7

Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. However, the Windows Help program has not had a major update for many releases and no longer meets Microsoft’s standards. Therefore, starting with the release of Windows Server 2008 and now continuing… Read more

Deploying Windows® 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine

Microsoft’s eBook Deploying Windows® 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine combine selected chapters written by industry experts Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt, Ed Wilson, and the Windows 7 Team with select Windows 7 articles from TechNet Magazine. Sample topics include: Deployment Platform, Planning Deployment, Testing Application Compatibility, and… Read more

October 2009 Security Release ISO Image

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on October 13th, 2009. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products. This DVD5 ISO image is intended for administrators that need to download multiple individual language versions of each security update and that do not use… Read more