Microsoft Security Essentials Final Build 1.0.1611.0 Free Download

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 02:39 Written by Mire_B Wednesday, 30 September 2009 02:39

It’s finally here, just in time for Windows 7 – Microsoft’s free and lightweight security solution. The final version of Microsoft Security Essentials, Build 1.0.1611.0 is now available for download.

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.


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Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 (PP3) Beta

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 03:29 Written by Mire_B Tuesday, 29 September 2009 03:29

Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 (PP3) Beta is live on Microsoft Connect, so make sure you download it and start the testing. If you have multiple computers in your home or business, and one extra machine which can act as a central hub, grab the bits and see what Home Server has to offer, now with Power Pack 3.

From the Windows Team Blog:

For those Windows 7 users who do not have the Beta installed, there are a few important scenarios they should be aware of. These scenarios can be addressed by downloading and installing the Power Pack 3 Beta for the most optimal experience for Windows 7 users on a Windows Home Server network:

•Restoring a full image of a Win7 client PC (or ‘bare metal restore’): there are a few rare cases where a Win7 client PC may not be able to restore his or her full image backup from a Windows Home Server. This has to do with how Windows 7 uses hard links for some system files. Power Pack 3 beta fixes this issue.

•Windows 7 client PCs will not automatically wake up to do a backup: Windows 7 users can work around this by doing manual backups, or also by turning on the wakeup timer in the Windows client Control Panel. Power Pack 3 beta also fixes this issue.

•Mounting a backup hangs at 79% with Autoplay enabled: Although we’ve seen only a few cases of this, Windows 7 users may see a stall during a file/folder restore operation, which is caused by Autoplay being triggered during the operation. As a workaround, users can disable Autoplay in the Windows client Control Panel. Power Pack 3 beta also fixes this issue.

•Cannot install the Windows Home Server Client PC Connector software on Windows 7 Starter Edition PCs: while there currently isn’t a workaround for this, Power Pack 3 beta addresses this issue and allows users to install the Connector software correctly.


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Web Platform Installer 2.0 – The Essential Microsoft Download Center

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 03:30 Written by Mire_B Tuesday, 29 September 2009 03:23

Version 2.0 of the Microsoft Web Platform is now available for download. Included are technologies such as Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer, but  so much more, even WordPress and it´s ready for Windows 7.
 
The Web Platform Installer (WebPI) is a simplified download/install experience for all of Microsoft’s free web products. It includes everything that you need to get up and running to build your web solutions – from servers, tools, and technologies, including the most recently updated products. You can also choose from your favorite Web applications and Web PI will download and install not only the application, but the dependencies you need to run that application letting you get started more quickly and easily. Web PI always contains the most recent products of the Microsoft Web Platform so you no longer need to visit multiple sites, just launch Web PI to see what is new.

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