Archive: septembre, 2010

P2V Migration for System Center configuration Manager by Software Assurance Beta Is Now Available !!!

Commentaires fermés septembre 27th, 2010

Hi All,

Great news the P2V Migration for Software Assurance Beta Is Now Available !!! on CONNECT!!!

What’s P2V Migration?

P2V Migration for Software Assurance can now be implemented using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment as well as native Lite Touch Installation with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1. Computer refresh, replace and restore task sequence templates for Configuration Manager are included and documented in this Beta release.

Additional optimizations beyond Configuration Manager functionality included in this release are:

  1. Better flexibility for backing-up and restoring VHD files using default file locations
  2. Support for PCs using system and boot volumes
  3. Globalization of scripts to handle varying regional and locale formats
  4. General bug fixes and improved documentation

P2V Migration beta package includes:

  • P2VMigration.msi
  • P2V Migration Release Notes

Internet explorer 9 Beta is available for download!!!

Commentaires fermés septembre 17th, 2010


Great, the last version version of Internet Explorer is available in the 9 version for your big pleasure!!!

What’s new in this version:

Streamlined design

The first thing you’ll notice when you open Internet Explorer 9 is the compact user interface. Most command bar functions, like Print or Zoom, can now be accessed by clicking the Tools button, and your favorites appear when you click the Favorites button. Otherwise, Internet Explorer gives you the basic controls you need, and lets the web take center stage.

Streamlined design in Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 9 puts the focus on the web

Note If you want to restore the Command bar, Favorites bar, and status bar, right-click to the right of the New Tab button, and then select them on the menu.

Pinned Sites

If you visit certain webpages regularly, Pinned Sites allows you access them directly from the taskbar on your Windows 7 desktop.

A pinned site on the taskbar
Pin sites to your task bar for instant navigation

Pinning a site is simple: click the icon to the left of the web address in the address bar (or the website icon on the New Tab page) and drag it to the taskbar—the website’s icon will stay there until you remove it. When you click the icon later, the website will open in Internet Explorer.

Whenever you open a pinned site, the website icon appears at the top of the browser, so you have easy access to the website home page. The Back and Forward buttons change color to match the color of the icon.

Download Manager

Download Manager is a powerful new feature that keeps a running list of the files you download from the Internet and notifies you when a file could be malicious. It also lets you pause and restart a download—if you have a slow internet connection—and shows you where to find downloaded files on your computer. You can clear the list at any time.

Download Manager
Keep your downloads in order with Download Manager

Enhanced tabs

Tabbed browsing allows you to move easily between multiple open webpages in a single window, but there might be times when you want to look at two tabbed pages at the same time. Tear-off tabs allow you to drag a tab out of Internet Explorer to open the tab’s webpage in a new window, and Snap it for side-by-side viewing.

Tear-off tabs shown side-by-side
See two tabs side-by-side with Tear-off tabs

Tabs are also color coded to show which open webpages are related to each other—to give you a handy visual reference as you click between tabs.

New Tab page

The redesigned New Tab page displays the sites you visit most often and color codes them for quick navigation. A site indicator bar also shows how often you visit each site, and you can remove or hide the displayed sites anytime you like.

The New Tab page
The New Tab page

Search in the address bar

You can now search directly from the address bar. If you enter a website’s address, you’ll go directly to the website. If you enter a search term or incomplete address, you will launch a search using the currently selected search engine. Click the address bar to select your search engine from the listed icons or to add new ones.

Search terms in the address bar
Type a search term in the address bar to find what you’re looking for

When you search from the address bar, you’ll have the option of opening a search results page or the top search result (if your search engine supports the feature). You can also get optional search suggestions in the address bar—but they are off by default, in case you don’t want to share what you type with a search provider.

Notification Bar

The Notification Bar that appears at the bottom of Internet Explorer gives you important status information when you need it, but it won’t force you to click a series of messages to continue browsing.

The Notification Bar
The Notification Bar gives you information without getting in your way

Add-on Performance Advisor

Add-ons, such as toolbars, can enhance your browsing experience, but they can also slow it down. Add-on Performance Advisor tells you if an add-on is slowing down your browser performance, and then allow you to disable or remove it.

Add-on Performance Advisor
Experience better browsing with Add-on Performance Advisor

Hardware acceleration

To speed up performance, Internet Explorer uses the power of your computer’s graphics processor, also known as a GPU, to handle graphics-heavy tasks like video streaming or online gaming. By tapping into the GPU, Internet Explorer delivers a faster and more immersive web experience.

For download click HERE or click on image :-)

Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 a great tool for viewing the contents of network packets that are being sent and received over a live network connection

Commentaires fermés septembre 10th, 2010


A great tool available !!! >>> Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4

Microsoft Network Monitor is a tool for viewing the contents of network packets that are being sent and received over a live network connection or from a previously captured data file. It provides filtering options for complex analysis of network data.

What’s New

  • User Interface Refresh: The Network Monitor UI has evolved. New features have been added and previously hard-to-find features have been made more readily available.
    • Parser Configuration Management: Parsers are now installed with profiles that allow you to easily switch between parser configurations with the Parser Profiles toolbar button.  These configurations are also cached, removing the need to recompile when you switch between them.
    • Column Management: Network Monitor will automatically choose a column layout based on the type of file being opened. This column layout is applied to the Frame Summary Window. This layout can be modified and saved for future use. In addition, two extra layouts for HTTP and TCP diagnostics are included.
    • Color Rules: Network Monitor can now save sets of Color Rules to files for easy sharing. You can also right-click in the Frame Summary and Frame Details windows to add a new Color Rule.
    • Window Layout Dropdown: The new window layout dropdown provides multiple configurations for window arrangement. You can move windows by holding down the Shift key while clicking on their title bars. Arrangements are saved for each of the three layout options. The Restore Default Layout option will reset the currently selected layout back to the default.
    • « Live » Experts: Experts can now be run during a live capture session. Also, experts that have been recently installed now appear automatically in the Experts menu, without requiring you to open another tab.
    • Fixed-Width Font: You can now use a fixed-width font in the Frame Summary window.
  • High Performance Filtering: Network Monitor will now enter a high-performance capturing mode when you specify fully qualified capture filters with certain fields in the UI or nmcap (e.g. Frame.Ethernet.IPv4.TCP.Port == 8080).
  • UTC Timestamps: Network Monitor will now capture and save Time Zone related information in a trace. By default, traces opened with Time Zone information will automatically have times adjusted to your local Time Zone. The original time or Time Zone can be viewed by adding the « Time and Date » column or viewing the Properties under the File menu.
  • High-precision timestamps: Network Monitor now captures with microsecond precision on Windows Vista and later and Windows Server 2008 and later.
  • 802.11n & Raw IP Frame Support: Network Monitor now supports monitor mode on 802.11n networks on Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and later operating systems as well as Raw IP Frames on Microsoft Windows 7.
  • Process Tracking in NMCap: It is now possible to capture process tracking information in the NMCap command-line tool. It can be enabled using the « /CaptureProcesses » flag on live captures.
  • More Control to Reduce Dropped Frames: There are several new options to minimize the number of frames dropped on high speed networks.  Please refer to for additional information.

A complete list of new features and known issues is available in the release notes in the install directory.

To Learn More

Read our blog at

To Share or Download Experts

Click Experts on the main menu from a capture or open file tab, and select Download Experts, or go to

To Share or Download Parsers

Network Monitor parsers are hosted on CodePlex, the Microsoft open-source project site. To get updated parser packages and to submit or download community parsers, go to

Protocol Documentation and Community Forums

Community Forums

Microsoft uses its developer portal, MSDN, to publish open APIs and open protocol documentation, and to host forums specific to the documentation.

Access the forums at

Protocol Documentation

Protocol documentation is available to view and download on MSDN. This documentation includes protocols licensed under the Microsoft Communications Protocol Program (MCPP) and Microsoft Workgroup Server Protocol Program (WSPP) protocol licensing programs. It also includes preliminary documents for protocols in popular Microsoft products. Network Monitor includes parsers for Microsoft Windows protocols. The following are links to the available open protocol documentation:

For download click HERE