Microsoft Message Analyzer Released!

Posted by bink on September 25 2013, 9:37 PM.

Finaly the successor of Microsoft Network Monitor tool is released: Microsoft Message Analyzer.

Message Analyzer enables you to capture, display, and analyze protocol messaging traffic; and to trace and assess system events and other messages from Windows components.    

Microsoft Message Analyzer is a new tool for capturing, displaying, and analyzing protocol messaging traffic and other system messages. Message Analyzer also enables you to import, aggregate, and analyze data from log and trace files. It is the successor to Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 and a key component in the Protocol Engineering Framework (PEF) that was created by Microsoft for the improvement of protocol design, development, documentation, testing, and support. With Message Analyzer, you can choose to capture data live or load archived message collections from multiple data sources simultaneously.

Message Analyzer enables you to display trace, log, and other message data in numerous data viewer formats, including a default tree grid view and other selectable graphical views that employ grids, charts, and timeline visualizer components which provide high-level data summaries and other statistics. It also enables you to configure your own custom data viewers. In addition, Message Analyzer is not only an effective tool for troubleshooting network issues, but for testing and verifying protocol implementations as well. 
  Message Analyzer at Microsoft Download Center

Download Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013 1.0

Posted by bink on September 25 2013, 9:34 PM.

Microsoft Monitoring Agent monitors computer infrastructure and application health. It collects diagnostic data, such as performance metrics, event logs, and traces. Microsoft Monitoring Agent can be used as a standalone tool or together with System Center Operations Manager. When monitoring .NET applications, you can direct the agent to save application traces in an IntelliTrace log format that can be opened in Visual Studio Ultimate. When connected to System Center Operations Manager, the agent calculates the health state of the monitored computers and objects, and then reports back to the management server. The management servers centrally distribute the configuration to agents and store data received from the monitored computers.

Microsoft Monitoring Agent can be used as a standalone tool for collecting application traces locally. You can use PowerShell commands to start and stop monitoring and collect IntelliTrace logs from applications written in Microsoft .NET Framework.

Microsoft Monitoring Agent includes the full functionality of System Center Operations Manager Agent, .NET Application Performance Monitoring, and IntelliTrace Standalone Collector and can be used for monitoring applications that are running in production environments.

Compatibility

  • Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
  • Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 Update 4
  • System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • System Center 2012 SP1 – Operations Manager (only when multi-homing with System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager or during upgrades to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager)
  • System Center 2012 – Operations Manager (only when multi-homing with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 or during upgrades to System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2)
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (only when multi-homing with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 or during upgrades to System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2)

For details about compatibility and upgrade guidance, see Microsoft Monitoring Agent Compatibility (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=323495)

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Steve Ballmer email to Microsoft employees on Nokia Devices & Services acquisition

Posted by bink on September 3 2013, 6:58 AM.

In an email from Steve Ballmer to all Microsoft employees, he talks on more details:

1. Stephen Elop will be coming back to Microsoft, and he will lead an expanded Devices team, which includes all of our current Devices and Studios work and most of the teams coming over from Nokia, reporting to me.
2. Julie Larson-Green will continue to run the Devices and Studios team, and will be focused on the big launches this fall including Xbox One and our Surface enhancements. Julie will be joining Stephen’s team once the acquisition closes, and will work with him to shape the new organization.
3. As part of the acquisition, a number of key engineering leaders will be joining Microsoft from Nokia, reporting to Stephen in his new capacity:
   · Jo Harlow, who will continue to lead the Smart Devices team
   · Timo Toikkanen, who will continue to lead the Mobile Phones team
   · Stefan Pannenbecker, who will lead Design
   · Juha Putkiranta, who will lead the integration effort on Nokia’s behalf
4. Regarding the sales team, we plan to keep the Nokia field team, led by Chris Weber, intact and as the nexus of the devices sales effort, so that we can continue to build sales momentum. After the deal closes, Chris and his team will be placed under Kevin Turner. We will develop a single integrated team that is selling to operators, and there may be other integration opportunities that we can pursue. Kevin will work with Chris Weber and Chris Capossela to make those plans.
5. Our operating system team under Terry Myerson will continue unchanged, with a mission of supporting both first-party and third-party hardware innovation. We are committed to working with partners, helping them build great products and great businesses on our platform, and we believe this deal will increase our partner value proposition over time. The established rhythms and ways of working between Terry and his team and the incoming Nokia team will serve us well to ensure that we do not disrupt our building momentum.
6. We are planning to integrate all global marketing under Tami Reller and Mark Penn. It is very important that we pursue a unified brand and advertising strategy as soon as possible.
7. Finance, Legal, HR, Communications, DX / Evangelism, Customer Care and Business Development will integrate functionally at Microsoft. Sourcing, customer logistics and supply chain will be part of Stephen’s Devices organization. ICM / IT will also integrate functionally for traditional IT roles. We will need to work through the implications for factory systems given the differing manufacturing processes and systems at both Nokia and Microsoft.
8. We plan to pursue a single set of supporting services for our devices, and we will figure out how to combine the great Nokia efforts into our Microsoft services as we go through the integration process.
9. There are no significant plans to shift where work is done in the world as we integrate, so we expect the Nokia teams to stay largely in place, geographically.
10. Tom Gibbons will lead the integration work for Microsoft.

Full letter is here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Sep13/09-02email.aspx

The Next Chapter: An open letter from Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop

Posted by bink on September 3 2013, 6:46 AM.

On the Official Microsoft Blog Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop posted an open letter:

Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices & Services, accelerating the Windows ecosystem

Nokia and Microsoft have always dreamed big – we dreamed of putting a computer on every desk, and a mobile phone in every pocket, and we’ve come a long way toward realizing those dreams. 

Today marks a moment of reinvention.

Nokia has an identity spanning 150 years of heritage, innovation, excellence, and change which began and will continue in Finland and around the world. From humble beginnings as a paper mill factory, to manufacturing rubber boots and car tires, and then to mobile phones, reinvention is in Nokia’s blood. 

Nokia will now write its next chapter, focused on enabling mobility through its leadership in networking, mapping & location, and advanced technologies. 

For Microsoft as well, today is a bold step into the future, a huge leap forward on our journey of creating a family of devices and services that delight people and empower businesses of all sizes.

Our partnership over the past two and a half years, which combined our respective strengths to build a new global mobile ecosystem, has created incredible results: award-winning phones and amazing services that have made Nokia Windows Phones the fastest-growing smartphones in the world.

Building on this successful partnership, we announced some important news today: an agreement for Microsoft to purchase Nokia’s Devices & Services business, to deliver more choices, faster innovation, and even more exciting devices and services to our customers. 

Today’s agreement will accelerate the momentum of Nokia’s devices and services, bringing the world’s most innovative smartphones to more people, while continuing to connect the next billion people with Nokia’s mobile phone portfolio.

With the commitment and resources of Microsoft to take Nokia’s devices and services forward, we can now realize the full potential of the Windows ecosystem, providing the most compelling experiences for people at home, at work and everywhere in between. 

We will continue to build the mobile phones you’ve come to love, while investing in the future – new phones and services that combine the best of Microsoft and the best of Nokia. 

Nokia and Microsoft are committed to the next chapter.

Together, we will redefine the boundaries of mobility.

Steve & Stephen 

Windows Phone remains open for OEM partners

Posted by bink on September 3 2013, 6:43 AM.

Terry Myersson, the engineering lead of WIndows Phone since day 1 posted a blog entry on today's Nokia announcement:

With our announcement today regarding Nokia, we’re taking a huge step in fulfilling our stated strategy of transforming Microsoft. For me, it’s been an incredibly rewarding journey. As the engineering leader for the Windows Phone efforts, I was there at the birth of Windows Phone, and a key part of our original partnership with Nokia. I know firsthand how critical it was for me and the team to be a valuable partner to Nokia, in addition to building out a great ecosystem of partners, hardware and software alike.

Today’s announcement doesn’t change that – acquiring Nokia’s Devices group will help make the market for all Windows Phones, from Microsoft or our OEM partners.

This goes to the core of how I think about my new job running the Operating Systems Group here. We have exciting ideas, and so do our OEM partners. Our partners bring innovation, diversity and scale to Windows. I’m always thrilled by the beautiful new device designs our partners are continually bringing to market. There’s a breadth of choice in form factor, finish and materials that deliver unique devices at a variety of price points. These devices feature innovative high resolution displays, audio, cameras, multi-finger touch screens, creative new hinge designs, new sensors, and other hardware enhancements that provide choice in the market and great experiences for users.

Our OS group mission is to enable the innovations of our hardware partners to shine through on the Windows platform. We collaborate with our Microsoft hardware teams in the same way we partner with our external hardware partners: we discreetly discuss technical and business opportunities, make shared bets, empower each other to do great work, and then operate closely together to delight our shared customers. We look forward to building new products together that will provide valuable business opportunity for the ecosystem and enable OEMs to deliver huge value to their customers, from consumers to the largest enterprise.

I was driving to work the other day and heard a song that perfectly sums up the relationship we have with all our partners. It’s a song from a few years ago by The Killers called “Read My Mind”; the lyric is “I don’t shine if you don’t shine.” Together, the light is pretty bright.

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/09/02/thoughts-on-today-s-nokia-announcement.aspx

Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business, license Nokia’s patents and mapping services

Posted by bink on September 3 2013, 6:10 AM.

In a much speculated but still unexpected move, Microsoft takes over Nokia. Here is there press release:

REDMOND, Washington and ESPOO, Finland – Sept. 3, 2013 – Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion in cash. Microsoft will draw upon its overseas cash resources to fund the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

Building on the partnership with Nokia announced in February 2011 and the increasing success of Nokia’s Lumia smartphones, Microsoft aims to accelerate the growth of its share and profit in mobile devices through faster innovation, increased synergies, and unified branding and marketing. For Nokia, this transaction is expected to be significantly accretive to earnings, strengthen its financial position, and provide a solid basis for future investment in its continuing businesses.

“It’s a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft chief executive officer. “In addition to their innovation and strength in phones at all price points, Nokia brings proven capability and talent in critical areas such as hardware design and engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management, and hardware sales, marketing and distribution.”

“We are excited and honored to be bringing Nokia’s incredible people, technologies and assets into our Microsoft family. Given our long partnership with Nokia and the many key Nokia leaders that are joining Microsoft, we anticipate a smooth transition and great execution,” Ballmer said. “With ongoing share growth and the synergies across marketing, branding and advertising, we expect this acquisition to be accretive to our adjusted earnings per share starting in FY15, and we see significant long-term revenue and profit opportunities for our shareholders.”

“For Nokia, this is an important moment of reinvention and from a position of financial strength, we can build our next chapter,” said Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of the Nokia Board of Directors and, following today’s announcement, Nokia Interim CEO. “After a thorough assessment of how to maximize shareholder value, including consideration of a variety of alternatives, we believe this transaction is the best path forward for Nokia and its shareholders. Additionally, the deal offers future opportunities for many Nokia employees as part of a company with the strategy, financial resources and determination to succeed in the mobile space.”

“Building on our successful partnership, we can now bring together the best of Microsoft’s software engineering with the best of Nokia’s product engineering, award-winning design, and global sales, marketing and manufacturing,” said Stephen Elop, who following today’s announcement is stepping aside as Nokia President and CEO to become Nokia Executive Vice President of Devices & Services. “With this combination of talented people, we have the opportunity to accelerate the current momentum and cutting-edge innovation of both our smart devices and mobile phone products.”

Nokia has outlined its expected focus upon the closing of the transaction in a separate press release published today.

TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire substantially all of Nokia’s Devices and Services business, including the Mobile Phones and Smart Devices business units as well as an industry-leading design team, operations including all Nokia Devices & Services-related production facilities, Devices & Services-related sales and marketing activities, and related support functions. At closing, approximately 32,000 people are expected to transfer to Microsoft, including 4,700 people in Finland and 18,300 employees directly involved in manufacturing, assembly and packaging of products worldwide. The operations that are planned to be transferred to Microsoft generated an estimated EUR 14.9 billion, or almost 50 percent of Nokia’s net sales for the full year 2012.

Microsoft is acquiring Nokia’s Smart Devices business unit, including the Lumia brand and products. Lumia handsets have won numerous awards and have grown in sales in each of the last three quarters, with sales reaching 7.4 million units in the second quarter of 2013.

As part of the transaction, Nokia is assigning to Microsoft its long-term patent licensing agreement with Qualcomm, as well as other licensing agreements.

Microsoft is also acquiring Nokia’s Mobile Phones business unit, which serves hundreds of millions of customers worldwide, and had sales of 53.7 million units in the second quarter of 2013. Microsoft will acquire the Asha brand and will license the Nokia brand for use with current Nokia mobile phone products. Nokia will continue to own and manage the Nokia brand. This element provides Microsoft with the opportunity to extend its service offerings to a far wider group around the world while allowing Nokia’s mobile phones to serve as an on-ramp to Windows Phone.

Nokia will retain its patent portfolio and will grant Microsoft a 10-year license to its patents at the time of the closing. Microsoft will grant Nokia reciprocal rights to use Microsoft patents in its HERE services. In addition, Nokia will grant Microsoft an option to extend this mutual patent agreement in perpetuity.

In addition, Microsoft will become a strategic licensee of the HERE platform, and will separately pay Nokia for a four-year license.

Microsoft will also immediately make available to Nokia EUR 1.5 billion of financing in the form of three EUR 500 million tranches of convertible notes that Microsoft would fund from overseas resources. If Nokia decides to draw down on this financing option, Nokia would pay back these notes to Microsoft from the proceeds of the deal upon closing. The financing is not conditional on the transaction closing.

Microsoft also announced that it has selected Finland as the home for a new data center that will serve Microsoft consumers in Europe. The company said it would invest more than a quarter-billion dollars in capital and operation of the new data center over the next few years, with the potential for further expansion over time.

NOKIA LEADERSHIP CHANGES

Nokia expects that Stephen Elop, Jo Harlow, Juha Putkiranta, Timo Toikkanen, and Chris Weber would transfer to Microsoft at the anticipated closing of the transaction. Nokia has outlined these changes in more detail in a separate release issued today.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/Sep13/09-02AnnouncementPR.aspx

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

Posted by bink on August 23 2013, 1:28 PM.

Board of directors initiates succession process; Ballmer remains CEO until successor is named.
 
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said. “We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”

The Board of Directors has appointed a special committee to direct the process. This committee is chaired by John Thompson, the board’s lead independent director, and includes Chairman of the Board Bill Gates, Chairman of the Audit Committee Chuck Noski and Chairman of the Compensation Committee Steve Luczo. The special committee is working with Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., a leading executive recruiting firm, and will consider both external and internal candidates.

“The board is committed to the effective transformation of Microsoft to a successful devices and services company,” Thompson said. “As this work continues, we are focused on selecting a new CEO to work with the company’s senior leadership team to chart the company’s course and execute on it in a highly competitive industry.”

“As a member of the succession planning committee, I’ll work closely with the other members of the board to identify a great new CEO,” said Gates. “We’re fortunate to have Steve in his role until the new CEO assumes these duties.”

 

Steve Ballmer employee e-mail

Multi-Tenant Scalability Guidance for Exchange Server 2013

Posted by bink on August 21 2013, 7:51 PM.

    This document contains high-level guidance for properly scaling and deploying a multi-tenant Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 solution. It includes details of testing performed in Microsoft labs to validate the scalability of the product and suggests methods that can be used during the design and deployment process to mitigate potential risks associated with such solutions.

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    Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Posted by bink on July 25 2013, 10:02 PM.

    Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview is fast and fluid, and lets your websites shine and perform just like native applications on your PC.

    Internet Explorer 11. Fast and fluid for Windows 7.

    • Fast: Internet Explorer 11 harnesses the untapped power of your PC, delivering pages full of vivid graphics, smoother video, and interactive content.
    • Easy: Experience the web the way you want to with pinned sites, built-in Spellcheck, and seamless integration with your PC running Windows 7.
    • Safer: Improved features like SmartScreen Filter and Tracking Protection let you be more aware of threats to your PC and your privacy.

     

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    Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 family released

    Posted by bink on July 25 2013, 10:03 AM.

    Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 for Office 2010.

    Overview of Office 2010 SP2 improvements

    The following are the key areas of improvements that are offered by SP2:

    Excel 2010 SP2
        • Improves the overall stability, performance, and compatibility with other versions of Excel. For a more detailed list of specific issues that the service pack fixes, please download a version of the workbook that is available below.
        • Fixes issues in which the performance of Excel decreases, and Excel file sizes become larger when additional built-in styles are copied during the duplication of data between different Excel instances.
        • Fixes an issue in which data validation lists that contain comma signs (,) are broken in an .xlsx or .xlsb file. This issue occurs when you set the user locale to a location that does not use comma signs (,) to separate the lists. For example, Germany uses semicolons (;) to separate the lists. When you set Germany as the location, data validation lists that contain commas are all broken.
        • Fixes an issue in which an .xlsx file created in Microsoft Office 2013 that contains an App bound to a table is corrupted on save. Additionally, it addresses the issue in which all Agave formulas in the workbook sheet are removed from the file.

    Outlook 2010 SP2
        • Fixes the issue regarding the message size of certain long email messages. Additionally, it fixes an issue that occurs when you perform a spell check before you send an email message.

    PowerPoint 2010 SP2
        • Improves the quality of videos in a presentation after the videos are optimized or compressed by PowerPoint.
        • Fixes issues that occur when you co-author a presentation with other users at the same time.
        • Fixes an issue in which Mozilla FireFox crashes when you try to view a presentation in PowerPoint Web App on a Mac computer that has Microsoft Silverlight 3 or Silverlight 4 installed.

    Word 2010 SP2
        • Fixes issues regarding bookmarks, fields, track changes, templates, tables, object wrapping, autocorrect options, and email addresses. Additionally, it fixes general reliability issues that occur when you post a blog entry on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and Microsoft Office 365 blogs.

    For improvements for other family members click the download below and follow the KB article links

    Below is a complete list of all SP2 available downloads

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer (KB2687469) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (KB2687463) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (KB2687453)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (KB2687456) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 (KB2687464)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack (KB2687466)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office Web Apps (KB2687470)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office Web Apps contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Project 2010 (KB2687457) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Project 2010 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Search Server 2010 (KB2687461)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Search Server 2010 contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 Language Pack (KB2687449) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010 Language Pack 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 Language Pack (KB2687449) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010 Language Pack 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint and Project Server 2010 (KB2687452)

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    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint and Project Server 2010 contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Visio 2010 (KB2687468) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Visio 2010 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer (KB2687469) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack (KB2687447) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Indexing Connector for Documentum (KB2687459)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Indexing Connector for Documentum contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack (KB2687447) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Project 2010 (KB2687457) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Project 2010 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (KB2687446)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Visio 2010 (KB2687468) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Visio 2010 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (KB2687463) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft 2010 Server Language Pack (KB2687462)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft 2010 Server Language Pack contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Groove Server 2010 (KB2687448)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Groove Server 2010 contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 Proofing Tools Kit (KB2687458) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010 Proofing Tools Kit 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable (KB2687467) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime (KB2687444) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime (KB2687444) 32-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 Proofing Tools Kit (KB2687458) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010 Proofing Tools Kit 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP (KB2687445)

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Service Pack 2 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable (KB2687467) 64-Bit Edition

    Service Pack 2 (SP2) for SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable 64-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

    Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.1

    The Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.1 (OffCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze several Microsoft Office programs for common configurations that may cause problems. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Office programs or when you want to proactively identify possible issues.

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5

    Posted by bink on July 10 2013, 8:48 AM.

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process. 

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an agentless inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations—including Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2010 and Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, Hyper-V, Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track, and Windows Azure.

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    Download App-V 5.0 SP2 and UE-V 2.0 beta

    Posted by bink on July 10 2013, 8:51 AM.

    • UE-V 2.0: Allows users to switch devices without reconfiguring their applications or settings. The beta adds support for Windows 8 and 8.1 applications, including Windows Store apps and customized line of business apps. It provides enhancements to how settings and applications sync across devices, including giving users more flexibility and control of their individual sync settings.

    Signup for beta UE-V 2.0

    • App-V 5.0 SP2: Gives IT pros the ability to deliver virtually any application, anywhere to users for a more flexible, integrated and powerful experience across virtualized applications. This beta builds on Microsoft’s long history of providing virtualization solutions for our customers, enriching the user experience by enabling virtual applications to behave as if they were locally installed on a device.

     Signup for Beta App-V 5.0 SP2