Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 27 July 2002, Vol 5 No. 30

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w   Microsoft Announces Windows .NET Server RC1
w   Featured Software: Registry First Aid
w   Recent Support BBS Postings
w   Recommended Web Sites
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia

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Microsoft Announces Windows .NET Server RC1

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Microsoft Announces Windows .NET Server RC1 This week, Microsoft announced at the company's .NET Briefing Day that its upcoming Windows® .NET Server operating system has reached the RC1 milestone. Release candidate 1 (RC1) is an important step leading up to the product's final delivery, signifying that engineering, development and beta testing have been completed and that the server code is entering the final phases of testing and completion work prior to its release to manufacturing. The .NET Server RC1 code will be available for third-party testers to download beginning tomorrow and will be available for customers to begin previewing next week.

"This product is rock-solid," said Jim Allchin, group vice president of the Platforms Group at Microsoft. "We're delivering the features and improvements that our IT and developer audiences have told us they want most: improved security, greater reliability and better performance. Windows .NET Server is far easier to deploy, manage and operate, and it includes a comprehensive set of Web application services that make it easy to build powerful, connected solutions quickly. This is the most customer-driven release of Windows Server ever."

Windows .NET Server comprises core server infrastructure technologies that build on the strengths of Windows 2000 Server. Microsoft .NET is deeply integrated into the Windows .NET Server family, which includes native support for the .NET Framework for developing and deploying connected applications, networks and Web services.


Customers can subscribe to receive fully functioning preview code of Windows .NET Server at the Microsoft .NET Server Web site. RC1 preview code for customers will be available for download from the Web next week, and preview CD kits will begin to be sent next month. Available for download will be the Windows .NET Standard Server, Windows .NET Enterprise Server and Windows .NET Enterprise Server 64-bit Edition.

For more information on the Windows .NET Server Family, view the Product Information on the Microsoft Web site.

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Recent Support BBS Postings

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Recommended Web sites

Each month we will feature a few Web sites here, ones which sent us the most visitors to our Web site in the previous month. We would encourage you to visit these popular Web sites yourself!

Here are some sites in the Top 15 for June 2002:

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Web Site Updates

These pages were added/updated in the past 2 weeks. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.
Added: Zone Alarm Firewall Protection
Added: AOL Users Subject To Scams Aplenty
Added: Planning On Upgrading Your Cell Phone Plan?

Added: Microsoft Announces Windows .NET Server RC1


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Windows XP HOWTO: Stop Password Expiration

After you have run Windows XP for a while, you may receive this message when you log on: "Your password will expire in 14 days..."

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How to Move the Temporary Files Location for Windows XP CD Recording

This Microsoft Knowledge Base article describes how to move the CD Recording temporary files storage to an alternate drive for a single user on a Windows XP-based computer.

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