Microsoft has made it’s virtualization software for desktops available for free download. You can download Virtual PC 2004 with SP1 here. According to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx Virtual PC 2007 with support for Windows Vista will be available in 2007.
The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Starter Kit for 2007 Office System (Beta 2) contains ECM feature extension code samples, supplemental developer white papers, and Microsoft® Visual Studio® project templates for workflow in Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007 (Beta 2 version).
More details and the actual download can be found here.
I just read that Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 is available for download. This version should resolve some connectivity issues.
Microsoft has apparently released a set of Virtual Machine Additions for Windows Vista Beta 2. They can be found at connect.microsoft.com.
Systems Management Server 2003 R2 is now available from Microsoft. The key new features include:
- Inventory Tool for Custom Updates (ITCU)
- Scan Tool for Vulnerability Assessment
You can find more information and an evaluation version here.
According to news.com Bill Gates plans to step down from his daily work at Microsoft.