Microsoft Download Notifications: July 25, 2008

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Download Microsoft Silverlight  
Leading Web sites are using Silverlight to add new interactivity and media features. Download today.
No new downloads were published this week.
Visit Microsoft Update for the latest updates to Windows, Office, and other Microsoft applications. Also, learn how to have automatic security updates delivered to your computer.
Office and home applications
Download Office Accounting Express 2008  
Easy to learn and use, saves you time with everyday tasks, and gives you a complete view of your business.
This complete set of enhancements makes your Windows Home Server experience easier, faster, and more reliable.
With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts, and calendars, for free.
This runtime allows PC-based applications to access PlayReady content using the PlayReady PC Runtime API.
Scan your computer for updates that help improve the stability and security of the Office programs on your computer.
Development resources
Microsoft DreamSpark  
DreamSpark gives students professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so they can get a head start on their careers.
This download provides support for SQL Server 2008.
This download installs Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office system 3.0 Runtime, which is required to run Visual Studio Tools for solutions for the 2007 Microsoft Office system that were built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
This application is an end-to-end sample application for .NET Enterprise Application Server technologies.
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 is a .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications.
Games and DirectX
DirectX End-User Runtime: June 2008 Update  
Update DirectX 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX-the core Windows technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on your PC.
No new downloads were published this week.
Microsoft drivers and mobile devices
Free games, e-books, and tools for Pocket PC  
Get programs for your Pocket PC at Windows Marketplace today.
Windows Embedded NavReady provides OEMs with innovative technologies to help them quickly bring to market smart, connected, service-oriented portable navigation devices that can easily connect to online services, Bluetooth-capable mobile phones, Windows-based PCs, and the Internet.
Find the latest Microsoft and third-party drivers from the resources on this page.
Server applications
Free trial of Office Communications Server 2007  
Move to VoIP without replacing your existing PBX hardware. Download the Office Communications Server software trial today.
This complete set of enhancements makes your Windows Home Server experience easier, faster, and more reliable.
Designed for small businesses, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an affordable, integrated server solution that helps you protect your business data, increase productivity, and present a more professional image to customers.
This integrated and affordable solution offers the Microsoft software midsize businesses require: preconfigured, integrated, and manageable from a single administrative console, and at a significant discount compared to standalone products.
System management tools
Microsoft Forefront  
Forefront makes it easier to defend your servers, clients, and network edge. Download a trial today.
This download is an add-on to Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Service Pack 1 that enables customers to use the SMS 2003 Software Update Management feature to update their Dell servers.

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