! Available to download Windows Server 2008 RC0

Hi all,

Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate helps IT professionals to increase the flexibility and reliability of their server infrastructure while offering developers a more robust web and applications platform for building connected applications and services.

This time-limited release of Windows Server® 2008 Release Candidate will expire on April 7, 2008. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a later release or a fully-licensed version of Windows Server® 2008.
This product requires a valid product key for activation – you may install the product without activation, but if you do not enter a valid product key and activate within 30 days of installation, the software will cease to function.
If you have received a product key via email confirmation, you may use the key with the software you download from this site or with a DVD containing Windows Server® 2008 Release Candidate.
If you have not received a product key, you can obtain one by visiting one of the following sites:

  • Developers
  • IT Professionals
  • Download at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0818d425-cd47-4279-be8d-24aba14530a3&DisplayLang=en

    bye,

    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://petizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( English – USA | Português – Brasil)

    ! Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows Vista

    Hi,

    Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings.

    Download at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=05d0598b-95f9-4bdd-af36-b365d68ec5f6&DisplayLang=en

    bye,

    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://petizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( English – USA | Português – Brasil)

    ! Sun to offer Microsoft Windows on servers

    “Longtime rivals and occasional collaborators Sun Microsystems and Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Sun will ship 64-bit servers with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 operating system. Within 90 days, Sun will offer Windows Server 2003 on its entire line of Sun x64 systems. Sun already certifies that Windows Servers will run on its hardware, but this agreement will allow Sun to preinstall the software and offer support to customers.


    The two companies also committed to expanding their technical collaboration — first announced in 2004 but one which had not lived up to the initial hoopla — into virtualisation. In particular, the two companies said they will ensure that Solaris will work well as a “guest” with Microsoft’s virtualisation technology and Windows will work well in a virtualised Solaris environment.”

    More information at http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2007-09/sunflash.20070912.1.xml

    Source here.

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    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://petizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( English – USA | Português – Brasil)

    ! Students – buy Office Ultimate 2007 for only US$ 59.95

    Beginning Sept. 12, Microsoft will launch a special Web-based promotion exclusively for students called The Ultimate Steal. Students who are actively enrolled at eligible educational institutions will be able to acquire Office Ultimate 2007 via the Web at the low student price of US$59.95. Calling this promotion “The Ultimate Steal” is spot on when you consider that this is a savings of over 90 percent of the retail price of Office Ultimate 2007. The retail price is what students might think they would have to pay, when much lower pricing such as this has been available to students for many years.

    Outside of the US, a one-year subscription license will also be offered for £12.95/€ 18.00/C$22.00 in addition to the perpetual license.  The Ultimate Steal promotion will expire on April 30, 2008.

    More information at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/sep07/09-12ultimatesteal.mspx

    Site: http://www.theultimatesteal.com/

    Source here.

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    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://petizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( English – USA | Português – Brasil)

    ! ISA Server 2006 Supportability Update package

    Hi all,

    Yesterday Set/11, Microsoft announced the ISA Server 2006 Supportability Update package contains some fixes and new features that was included on SP3 for ISA 2004, like:

    • Improvements to the ISA Server Management console. These improvements include a new Troubleshooting node.

    • Improved log viewing functionality.

    • Additional log filter functionality.

    • Diagnostic logging. Over 200 new diagnostic logging events are provided.

    • Integration with Microsoft ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool.

    As MVP, I already installed the ‘beta version’ and works very well, this final version you can install in all ISA Server computers (Standard and Enterprise).

    Download at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939455

    Download ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=79754

    Bye,

    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://petizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( English – USA | Português – Brasil)

    ! New KB – How to recover from a computer virus infection and how to prevent future infections from computer viruses in Windows operating systems

    This article discusses the following:

    • How to recover from a computer virus infection

    • How to prevent future infections from computer viruses

    Apply to most of Windows Client and Server.

    More information: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;940831

    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP
    Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://petizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com (Português – Brasil | English – USA)

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    ! Get a Second Shot for Free

    On September 15th, we will be launching Microsoft’s Second Shot offer!  Get a free retake on your next Microsoft IT Professional, Developer, or Microsoft Dynamics certification exam.

    This is a limited offer so plan now!  If you register for the Second Shot offer starting September 15, 2007, prior to taking any exam, you will receive a free Second Shot exam if you don’t pass on your first try.

    Here’s how it works:

    • Step 1: Register for Second Shot on the Microsoft site and receive an exam voucher number.
    • Step 2: Using the voucher number, schedule and pay for your initial exam via Prometrics’s web site, call center  or test center locations.  (You must have the voucher number available prior to registering.)
    • Step 3: Take your exam.
    • Step 4: If you fail, register for your free retake exam via Prometric’s web site, call center or test center locations using the same voucher number. NOTE:  Please wait one day after the failed exam to register to allow for test results to be entered into the system.

    Original source.

    From Bink.

    Bye,

    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP
    Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://eduardopetizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com (Português – Brasil | English – USA)

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    ! Making a server platform decision ?

    Making a server platform decision? For in-depth resources, interviews with CIOs, and head-to-head comparisons among Windows Server, Linux, and UNIX, check out the Windows Server/Compare site.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/compare/default.mspx

    Bye,

    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP
    Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://eduardopetizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com (Português – Brasil | English – USA)

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    ! Live pack.. Windows Live Unified Installer Released

    “Only days after the initial announcement, the unified installer for all desktop Windows Live products has already released to the web, although not exactly in the expected way.


    The “suite” replaces older Windows Live product installers with a single one for every of them, where we expected it to be a standalone package alongside the product installers. You simply download the 1.7MB file, then choose what products you want to download and install. The installer is pretty efficient, as it downloads other products while one of them install instead of waiting for it to finish.


    The package can install Photo Gallery, Messenger, Writer, Mail, Family Safety and Toolbar.


    Though the changes added to them are unknown, new builds for Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery and Messenger 8.5 Beta have also been released. “

    Download at source.

    More information at Kez.

    Bye,

    Eduardo Petizme
    MVP
    Windows Server System – ISA Server
    Site: http://eduardopetizme.com
    Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com (Português – Brasil | English – USA)

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