Download Rights Protected Folder Explorer for Windows 8; PerfView; Digital Citizenship Toolkit; Windows Server 2012 VMGuest IOps & IP Portability Demo

Rights Protected Folder Explorer, a Windows based application now available through Download Center allows you to work with Rights Protected Folders in the Windows operating system. A Rights Protected Folder is similar to a file folder in that it contains files and folders. However, a Rights Protected Folder controls access to the files that it […]

Rights Protected Folder (RPF) Explorer for Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Windows Server 2012

Rights Protected Folder Explorer, a Windows based application now available through Download Center allows you to work with Rights Protected Folders in the Windows operating system.

A Rights Protected Folder is similar to a file folder in that it contains files and folders. However, a Rights Protected Folder controls access to the files that it contains, no matter where the Rights Protected Folder is located, Microsoft explains.

By using Rights Protected Folder Explorer, you can securely store or send files to authorized users and control which users will be able to access those files while they are in the Rights Protected Folder, Microsoft said.

Rights Protected Folder Explorer works with Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) in your organization's network to control access to Rights Protected Folders.

When you create a new Rights Protected Folder, Rights Protected Folder Explorer allows you to select a policy to protect the contents of the Rights Protected Folder, or you can create a custom policy. The policies that you can select from are set by your network's AD RMS administrators and are the same policies you can use in such applications as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Outlook to protect documents and messages, Microsoft adds.

Rights Protected Folder Explorer supports both UI based support (for end-user interaction) and command line support for automated solutions.

RPF Explorer is supported on the following operating systems: Windows Vista (SP2 or later); Windows 7 (SP1 or later); Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows 8 Release Preview or later; Windows Server 8 Release Preview or later.

Microsoft also released PerfView, a performance-analysis tool that helps isolate CPU- and memory-related performance issues.

PerfView is a performance analysis tool focusing on ETW information (ETL files) as well as CLR memory information (heap dumps). It can collect and view ETL files as well as XPERF CSV files, Microsoft said.

Powerful grouping operators allow you to understand performance profiles in ways other tools can't. PerfView is used internally at Microsoft by a number of teams and is the primary performance investigation tool on the .NET Runtime team. Features include:

  • Non-invasive collection - suitable for use in live, production environments
  • Xcopy deployment - copy and run
  • Memory
    • Support for very large heaps (gigabytes)
    • Snapshot diffing
    • Dump files (.dmp)
  • CPU Performance
    • Support for managed, native, and mixed code
    • Can read XPerf logs
    • Profile diffing

Digital Citizenship Toolkit - Brochures, Factsheets & Tip Cards avilable today is a collections of materials in its Digital Citizenship in Action: A Guide to Education & Events Toolkit.

The toolkit includes all the elements needed to teach yourself and help educate others about computer security, data privacy, and online safety issues, prevention, and remediation. This section offers brochures, factsheets and tip cards, designed to print and leave behind with several audiences - parents, educators, policymakers NGOs, etc.

Download links:

Bonus:

Windows Server 8 - Windows Server 2012 Demos

Watch the two Windows Server 2012 video;

In this video, Jeff Woolsey snipit from the main TechEd Keynote demo, talks about the new scalability of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 as well as some of the awesomeness that is VM Guest performance.

Just under 1 million IOps for a VM Guest running with 4 virtual HBA adapters - currently 3x what VMware can accomplish.

He also calls out the great stuff Windows Server 2012 can do with ODX integration (Offload Data Transfer) for SAN actions. 10 GB in just 10 seconds for a file copy.

In this video demonstration of IP Portability - something that Windows Server 2012 and System Center VMM 2012 SP1 can now offer out of the box. Great for Acquisitions and Mergers as well as Hosting providers. Mobility for your VM guests regardless of their network configuration vs host network configuration.