Producer for PowerPoint 2007 Beta Available

Microsoft is pleased to announce that the beta version of Producer for PowerPoint 2007 is now available to customers on Microsoft’s Connect site!   Microsoft is releasing this add-in because of the vocal requests we’ve been getting from customers deploying Office 2007.  They wanted an updated version of Producer 2003 which is compatible with PowerPoint 2007,…


Exchange Labs Added to Live@edu Services

Microsoft just added no-cost Microsoft Exchange Labs e-mail for students and alumni to its Live@edu online communication and collaboration applications tailored for educational institutions.   Live@edu with Exchange Labs gives students and alumni access to a reliable and security-enhanced e-mail experience similar to what they may use in the workplace, while university IT administrators can…


Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Releases to Manufacture

We know that many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM bits. And to that end, we have some good news. We are pleased to announce that – while broad RTW availability is still scheduled for March – the SP1 Update RTM bits are available now…


Unified Communications Launch Events

The Experience UC Launch events tour kicked off Oct. 16th with the Worldwide event in San Francisco, and run through December.   These free events will take place in cities across the country and will provide you with the chance to meet directly with Microsoft unified communications experts. These seminars, lectures, and roundtables— given by…


Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Excel Services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfixes

Microsoft has recently addressed an issue in Excel 2007 and Excel Services in Office SharePoint Server 2007 through the following hotfixes: ·         Excel 2007 hotfix package: October 3, 2007 (KB 943075) ·         Excel Services in Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: October 3, 2007 (KB 943076)   The hotfixes are available to download at the…


Technical Readiness for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 – June 7, 2007

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DST 2007 Technical Support Resources

Customer service and technical support teams and support at no-charge (available for products in mainstream and extended support only). – Customers can call their local Microsoft Support number. In the US: 1-800-642-7676.   Daily technical chat rooms hosted by over 50 technical DST experts from our technical support and services teams, averaging over 600 questions…



Microsoft recently addressed an issue in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) which may impact customers using cleanup tasks in Maintenance Plans and SQL Server Integration Services packages. The issue is described in detail here - We have created a General Distribution Release (GDR) #50000939 to address this issue which is available for download…


DST Update: Exchange Calendar Update Tool Revised – February 21, 2007

The DST 2007 and Exchange product group have released an updated version of the Exchange Calendar Update Tool:    Download Center:     This update will run the existing  Outlook Time Zone Update Tool.  We anticipate releasing a patch for the Outlook tool which is designed to help rebase when updating direct-booking…


SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 Released

SQL Server 2005 SP2 Now Available   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) enables SQL Server 2005 customers to take advantage of the enhancements within Windows Vista and the 2007 Office system.