Windows 2008 R2

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 are RTMd–Available for Download Now

November 8, 2013 F12 Developer Tools, IE, IE11, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8 No comments

[Image: Courtesy – CNET]

Download:

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Edition

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

July 25, 2013 IE, IE11, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 No comments

    Internet Explorer 11. Fast and fluid for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008R2.
  • 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/Windows Server 2008R2.
  • Safer: Improved features like SmartScreen Filter and Tracking Protection let you be more aware of threats to your PC and your privacy.

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

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7/Server 2008R2 final released

March 1, 2013 Community, IE, IE10, Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft, MSDN, Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 No comments

Microsoft has released the final version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7/Server 2008R2.

You can download it from below link:

Download: Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 (32bit)

New revamped Windows Azure released and new Windows Azure SDK v1.7(JUNE 2012)

June 8, 2012 .NET, .NET Framework, All, AppFabric, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Azure SDK, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Media Services, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, SQL Azure, ToolKits, Visual Studio SDK, VisualStudio, VS11, VS2010, VS2012, WCF, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windowz Azure No comments

Microsoft has made significant changes to existing Windows Azure to make it more user friendly and customer friendly. The new Windows Azure was officially released in an online event Meet Windows Azure (MeetWindowsAzure.com) , in this event ScottGu(Microsoft VP)  has walked us through the new Windows Azure features.

You can have a quick look at ScottGu’s blog for interesting features available in new Windows Azure.

Visit http://www.windowsazure.com to have a quick look at the features of new Windows Azure website.

Development Tools and How to’s for different programming languages

You can download necessary tools for development at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/downloads/

Recommend reading Phani Kumar’s blog on Windows Azure http://allthingsazure.com/ ,  is a good repository of latest information on Windows Azure.

That’s all for now.

 

Update 4.0.2 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 – Runtime Update (& .NET Multi-Targeting Packs)

November 5, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, General, Microsoft, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista No comments

Update 4.0.2 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is now available. This update contains some new features that are based on specific requests from some top customer of Microsoft and on some important .NET Framework scenarios. This update also contains some important software updates for ClickOnce and for .NET Framework 4-based Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications.

Read more on this Knowledgebase Article #2544514

Features that are introduced by this update

  • AlwaysOn support in SqlClient
  • SQL Server Express Local Database Runtime support in SqlClient

SQL Server Express LocalDB is a new installation and execution mode of SQL Server Express that runs as a stand-alone executable and that requires a minimum amount of effort for installation. When developers connect to database files directly, a transparent SQL Server Express infrastructure runs in the background. For current SQL Server technology, LocalDB offers a Run As Normal User (RANU) user instance in a smaller package.

  • A new DbProviderFactories.GetFactory overload

With this overload, you can use a valid DbConnection object to obtain a DbProviderFactory object.

  Visual Studio 2010 support

     To use any new feature installed by this update, install the following update, and then develop applications in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1):

KB 2544525 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2544525/ ) – Visual Studio 2010 SP1 – Design-time Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.2

.NET Multi-Targeting Packs

What Are Targeting Packs?

Microsoft provides a set of “Multi-Targeting Packs”, to provide Microsoft Visual Studio and other developer tools with a structured system for targeting .NET platforms. The primary content of these targeting packs is reference assemblies, which describe the APIs supported by a given .NET platform version. Compilers and other tools and services can consume these assemblies to provide a high-fidelity representation of that .NET platform version.

How does Microsoft Visual Studio use Targeting Packs?

Microsoft Visual Studio includes support for a given set of application platform versions, such as .NET Framework 4.0. Many developers will want to develop applications that target other versions of .NET Framework, Silverlight and other platforms. You can download additional targeting packs so that you can create additional applications.

Which Targeting Packs are available for Microsoft Visual Studio?

Targeting packs are available for multiple versions of Microsoft Visual Studio. Select the Microsoft Visual Studio version that you either already have or want to learn more about.

( Taken from MSDN Reference here )

Downloads related to this update

Multi-Targeting Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.1 (KB2495638)

Multi-Targeting Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.2 (KB2544526) 

Update 4.0.2 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 – Design-time Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 (KB2544525)

 

Courtesy : Download & Information courtesy – Microsoft Download Center

Windows Search 4.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2

March 2, 2011 All, General, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 2008 R2 3 comments

 

Today when I was trying to do search on my outlook mails, it showed me a notification that Windows Search is not enabled in your Windows, which will facilitates the Search for more of a Faster Search.

So I went to Windows Search 4.0 Home to download the Windows Search 4.0 for my Windows Server 2008 R2. I couldn’t find any supporting download version listed in Microsoft Download site. I was amused, but later I realized Windows Search is now part of Windows Server 2008 R2 features, I just have to turn it on from Server Manager -> Roles -> File Services -> Add Role Services you could see the Windows Search Service entry check the check box against the entry and click on Next which will  ask you through the few steps of configuration & voila!! Window Search in installed and enabled for you.

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Hope this will be helpful for somebody. So tagging it in my blog.