Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

June 13, 2017

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects.

System Requirements
a. Supported Operating System

Windows 10 , Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

b. Microsoft Excel or Excel Viewer


Linux Integration Services 4.1 for Hyper-V

June 13, 2017

A set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V. See the Details section of this page for a link to more information about the latest Linux Integration Services (LIS) availability and supported distributions.

Linux Integration Services 4.1 for Hyper-V


Offline .NET Framework 4.6

January 23, 2016

Download .NET Framework 4.6
Direct download link (x86 and x64)

Download .NET Framework 4.6.1
Direct download link (x86 and x64)

Overview of .NET framework

overview .net

Download .NET Framework 4.5.2 offline installers

June 22, 2014

.NET Framework 4.5.2 offline installer (English) (for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows)

Supported Operating Systems include the following:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center

April 20, 2014

Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center

1. Full-featured evaluations at no cost
2. Previous Versions


Free ebooks from Microsoft Virtual Academy

February 7, 2014

For those geeks who want the direct links:

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
Download the PDF (12.4 MB)
Download the EPUB file (24.3 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (43.1 MB)


Microsoft Remote Desktop now available on Android and iOS

December 20, 2013

With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Google Play, iTunes

KMS Client Setup Keys

December 6, 2013…/jj612867.aspx

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Computers that are running volume licensing editions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 are, by default, KMS clients with no additional configuration needed.

If you are converting a computer from a KMS host, MAK, or retail edition of Windows to a KMS client, install the applicable setup key (GVLK) from the following tables.

Free ebooks from Microsoft Press that won’t cost you a penny

August 17, 2013

Microsoft Press Blog, Updated: December 29, 2013


Known incidents affecting Microsoft services

August 15, 2013

For the latest information and status affecting Microsoft services, visit this page.

  1. Microsoft account
  2. Outlook
  3. People
  4. Calendar
  5. SkyDrive
  6. Connected services
  7. Messenger
  8. Family Safety

Health status of the Windows Azure Platform