Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

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

Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter

March 27, 2013

In Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, it’s called “Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter” but it’s known as “Microsoft Loopback Adapter” in Windows XP, Vista, 7.

It can be used for connecting two computers together without a crossover cable, or connecting a virtual machine to the Internet

Windows Azure Training Kit – Dec 2012

February 14, 2013

The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs and presentations that are designed to help you learn how to use the latest Windows Azure features and services.

The December 2012 Refresh of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes two new demos from the BUILD 2012 conference that demonstrate how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services, Web Sites, and Cloud Services.

Content Updates:
•New Demo: Event Buddy
•New Demo: BUILD Clips
•Updated Windows Azure Mobile Services Decks to include Scheduler
•Updated Windows Azure Mobile Services C#/JS HOLs to include Scheduler