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    Developer Hub: Download Windows Phone Developer tools SDK 7.1 (Mango) beta & 7.0

      Now you can download the new Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Mango) Beta can be used to develop Applications for both 7.0 and 7.1 version of Windows Phone OS releases.  You can experiment with the latest tools release for Windows Phone. WPDT 7.1 Beta provides the tooling necessary to target the upcoming Windows Phone OS release (codenamed “Mango”) in addition to productivity enhancements such as an app profiler and an improved emulator.
      Although not required, the Windows Phone Developer Team strongly recommends that you install WPDT 7.1 Beta on a separate machine. Apps built for 7.0 by using the 7.1 beta tools should certify and behave similarly to those produced by your current WPDT environment, but these are beta tools and your apps may behave inconsistently. If you encounter an issue between the beta tools/emulator and production phones, please report the issue on the App Hub 'tools for wp7' forum.
      The Windows Phone Developer Tools includes the following,
      • Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Beta)
      • Windows Phone Emulator (Beta)
      • Silverlight 4 SDK and DRT
      • Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh Windows Phone Extensions
      • Microsoft Expression Blend SDK Preview for Windows Phone 7.1
      • WCF Data Services Client for Window Phone 7.1
          Please note:
          1) Windows Server, Windows XP & Virtual machine platforms are not supported
          2)  If you are installing Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows® Phone 7.1 alone, you can install it on any drive. If Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher is already installed on your development computer, Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta is installed on the same drive as the existing Visual Studio installation.
          3) If you just need WP 7.0 SDK, then you can Download the Windows Phone 7.0 SDK (Windows Phone Developer Tools), then download and install the Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update and the Windows Phone Developer Tools Fix. The January 2011 Update should only be applied after you've installed the Windows Phone Developer Tools.

          French, Italian, German, and Spanish versions of the tools are available at the Microsoft Download Center.

                                                                                                                  blogged using my Windows Live Writer 2011…

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          Developer Hub: Documentation & samples for Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) & 7.0


          For the Windows Phone 7 developers, Microsoft has published (pre-release documentation) for the next version of Windows Phone OS 7.1 (Mango).  You can find them @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431744(VS.92).aspx. Windows Phone developers can download these code samples and applications, such as Panorama/Pivot Control, Bing Maps, and a unit converter, to experiment with the Windows Phone Application Platform. New samples will be added to the above page periodically, so check back often and see what’s new.

          As per previous blog post, you need the Windows Phone Developer Tools to run these samples. To provide feedback on this documentation, click here. For the previous Windows Phone OS 7.0 developer documentation, click here.

          Blogged using my Windows Live Writer 2011…

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          An insight @ Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview


          IE10 – Platform Preview? IE10 Platform Preview is released periodically to give web developers, designers, and enthusiasts an advanced look at what’s to come in the next major release of Internet Explorer.

          Want to try IE 10 Platform Preview? If you want to download and try Internet Explorer Platform Preview, then I would suggest you to give a try @ the Internet Explorer Test Drive site. Please note that it is not intended to be your daily browser, and in fact will not replace the version of Internet Explorer you have installed on your computer. The binaries that ship in the Platform Preview Build package do not replace system binaries; instead, they are placed in an iepreview.exe.local folder under the Internet Explorer Platform Preview path.


          IE 10 – Platform preview for Developers guide: This guide provides an early look at the developer features coming to the next version of Internet Explorer. By using the documentation and samples in this guide, web developers and designers can prepare to use these new features.With this, you can obtain detailed technical information about developer features before this information is published to the Internet Explorer Developer Center and to the MSDN Library. In addition to reading the guide, be sure to see the Release Notes for installation information and known issues, as well as the Internet Explorer Test Drive site for new demos and examples.

          • IE 10 Platform Preview: CSS: Internet Explorer Platform Preview adds support for several new Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) features. This trend began with Internet Explorer 8 (full compliance with the CSS2.1 standard) and continued with Internet Explorer 9 (support for CSS rounded corners, multiple background images, new color models and opacity, CSS3 Fonts and WOFF, 2D Transforms, Media Queries, CSS3 Namespaces, and more). For more info, please visit@ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/hh272902.aspx
          • IE 10 Platform Preview: DOM: Internet Explorer Platform Preview contains several new features related to styling in the Document Object Model (DOM). Specifically, support has been added for several components of the CSS Object Model (CSSOM), which is currently a W3C Editor’s Draft. For more info, please visit @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/hh272903.aspx
          • IE 10 Platform Preview: ECMAScript 5: Internet Explorer Platform Preview introduces support for ECMAScript 5 (ES5) strict mode, as specified in the ECMAScript Language Specification, 5th edition. Strict mode is intended to improve error checking and to identify script that might not be resilient to future versions of JavaScript. ES5 strict mode is a more restrictive variant of JavaScript that has different semantics and stricter parsing from what is considered normal JavaScript. For more info, please visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/hh272904.aspx
          • IE 10 Platform Preview: HTML5: As you know support for several features defined in the HTML5 Working Draft specification began with Internet Explorer 8 and was extended in Internet Explorer 9. IE10 Platform Preview supports even more of this emerging standard with support for the new features like Asynchronous Script Execution, Drag and drop, File API, Forms validation etc. For more info, please visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/hh272905.aspx
          • IE 10 Platform Preview: Web Performance: IE 10 adds support for web performance as defined in the W3C Web Performance Working Group specification. Three new web platform features are now available in IE10 Platform Preview: The requestAnimationFrame method, Page Visibility API , setImmediate method. These three platform APIs enable developers to make browsers use computer hardware more efficiently, improving both performance and power management of websites. These new API’s have been designed in collaboration with other browser manufactures through the W3C Web Performance Working Group. The next version of Internet Explorer is anticipated to be the first browser to implement all three APIs. For more info, please visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/hh272906.aspx

          If you need further information, you can look on the following resources: Download | User Guide | Release Notes | Developer Guide | Blog.

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          Download: Microsoft Office 2010 SP1


          Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 release:

          Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest updates for Office 2010. This service pack includes two main categories of fixes:

          • Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack. In addition to general product fixes, these fixes include improvements in stability, performance, and in security.
          • All the public updates that were released through June 2011, and all the cumulative updates that were released through April 2011

          How to obtain? You can obtain the service pack and install via two methods:

          1) Using Microsoft Update
          2) Download it manually (32-bit/64-bit):
          The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

          DownloadDownload the Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 64-bit package now. DownloadDownload the Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 32-bit package now

          Download list of issues that the service pack fixes:You can download lists the issues that are fixed by this service pack.

          Known issues and behavior changes: You can have a look at KB article 2532126 which lists known issues that you may experience when you install the Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1.

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          Office 2010 SP1 (Outlook) improvements


          Improvements of Office 2010 (Outlook) SP1 improvements:

          • Outlook 2010 SP1 includes Office 365 support.
          • Outlook 2010 SP1 can be set to always use the default sending account.
          • Fixes an issue in which the snooze time does not reset between appointments

          Related info: Please note that from yesterday Outlook 2010 SP1 is available from the Download center. If you have installed all Office Automatic Updates, you will also see SP1 available as a manual download from Microsoft Update. After a 90 day grace period, SP1 will be offered as an automatic update through Microsoft Update. Customers using the Office Click-to-Run technology will have SP1 streamed to them beginning in July.

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          Microsoft Office 365 is where Office meets the cloud


          Using Microsoft Office 365 you can anywhere access email, documents, contacts, and calendars so you're always up-to-date. It has the business-class security and reliability through which you can do IT control, efficiency delivered to fit your organization's unique needs. And it's an all in one pay-as-you-go service with an affordable price.Yes, it gives you different plans for you & you can tailor made it as it suits you, by keeping in the mind that you might be running Professional and Small business, Mid size and enterprise or educational institutions. Office 365 has also been designed to interact natively with the on-premise versions of SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Office.

          If you want to,

          > Get it started @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/how-to-get-office365.aspx.
          > Why Office 365 @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/why-office365.aspx.
          > FAQ @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/faqs.aspx 
          > Find a Partner @ http://g.microsoftonline.com/0BXPS00en-GB/1063 
          > Office 365 Plans @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/plans.aspx
          > Support @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/support.aspx
          > Subscriptions & billing @ http://g.microsoftonline.com/0BXPS00en-GB/1078
          > Community @ Office 365 Community
          > Office 365 forums @ http://g.microsoftonline.com/0BXPS00en-GB/1085
          > Office 365 blog @ http://g.microsoftonline.com/0BXPS00en-GB/1059 
          > Office 365 Wikis @ http://g.microsoftonline.com/0BXPS00en-GB/1086
          > Free Trial @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/free-trial/small-business.aspx

          Couple of the interesting facts are:

          • All Office 365 plans provide users with virtually anywhere-access to email, important documents, contacts, and calendars on nearly any device (including PC, Mac, Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry)*.

          • Connect with people in new ways with instant messaging, audio/video calls and online meetings

          • Office 365 works with the software your users already know and use like Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint.

          • Using Office Web Apps in Office 365 you can view your Office documents with great document fidelity and consistent formatting, do basic editing, and create new documents using the familiar Office interface.

          • With select midsize business and enterprise plans (Plans E3 and E4) you are also able to run always-up-to-date versions of Office Professional Plus

          • An easy-to-use administration console allows IT administrators to stay in control of user accounts, access rights, and organization-wide deployment.

          • Office 365 is a hosted online service within best-of-breed data centers that have received SAS 70 and ISO 27001 certification. Read the Office 365 security whitepaper (English-only).

          • Office 365 maintains the latest defenses against viruses and spam.

          • Information is safeguarded with globally-redundant servers to provide enterprise-grade reliability. Disaster recovery is handled via multiple datacenters and automatic failovers.

          • Office 365 reduces the time and cost IT would spend patching, upgrading, or updating servers.

          • You can count on Microsoft, an industry leader in productivity, for reliability. Microsoft provides a financially-backed 99.9% uptime guarantee.

          • For midsize businesses and enterprise plans, Microsoft provides access 24 hours a day, seven days a week to IT-level support over the phone, the web, or email

          Office 365 Marketplace:

          The Microsoft Office 365 Marketplace helps you find innovative professional services and applications from Microsoft partners worldwide. Here you can find experts to help you figure out how to leverage and deploy in the Cloud, tailor Microsoft Office 365 to improve productivity and build your business.

          Finally, I would say, Office 365 as Secure. Reliable. Affordable. Powerful. It’s the best way to take your business to the cloud and be more productive from more places. Explore your options for putting Office 365 to work for you.

          Additional Resources: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Office 365 Home | Office 365 Blog

          It’s worth to give a try (http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/free-trial/small-business.aspx) and you decide the same…

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