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Curse Client Application Lights-Up with New Windows 7 Features
Curse.com is largest MMO (Massive Multi-player Online) gaming web portal in the United States and serves-up millions of games add-on’s for popular games like World of Warcraft, WarHammer, and Runes of Magic. Their users represent some of the most affluent and influential online users. If...
22 Jun 2010
Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta Available in July 2010
Microsoft announced Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta would be available in July. We will keep you posted when updates on the release schedule are available. Also, Microsoft announced availability of SQL Azure 50GB offering, Silverlight PivotViewer and Bing Maps...
18 Jun 2010
Microsoft Plans to Update Windows Live Apps
Ina Fried at CNET reports that Microsoft will provide updates to Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live Mail, and Windows Live Sync and that the updates will go into beta in the coming months. For example, the next version of the Windows Live Photo Gallery tool will add facial...
3 Jun 2010
Accelerating Windows 7 Deployment with a PoC or Production Pilot
The Windows Team just announced the launch of targeted partner and self service resources to help organizations get started with a proof of concept (PoC) or engage in our production pilot . During the proof of concept stage (5 to 50 PCs), the following 8 steps help to ensure a successful evaluation of...
25 May 2010
A 9-year-old Boy Has Written a 312-page book on Windows 7
CNN recently reported that Marco Calasan, a 9-year-old boy from Macedonia, is the youngest Microsoft systems engineer in the world, holds four Microsoft certificates and has written a 312-page book on Microsoft's Windows 7. You can read the amazing story and view the interview (video) by clicking the...
25 May 2010
Ford and Microsoft Showcase Fiestaware Custom Application Platform
Ford and Microsoft partnered to create an application platform to build custom apps for the car as part of a project called "American Journey 2.0". The platform itself -- called "Fiestaware" -- is built on top of Windows 7 and Robotics Developer Studio, and includes components...
25 May 2010
Microsoft OEM Partner to Launch Windows 7 Tablet PC
According ComputerWorld , IDG News Service reports that Taiwanese laptop-maker Micro-Star International (MSI) plans to launch a Windows 7 tablet PC next week at the Computex Taipei electronics show. MSI is now the second major Taiwanese vendor to dump an anticipated Google-based tablet launch at Computex...
25 May 2010
General Mills Builds Rich Cooking Application on Windows 7
General Mills is a global producer of market-leading food brands such as Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Green Giant, and Nature Valley. Starting in 2009, General Mills worked with Microsoft and Razorfish to develop Betty Crocker Kitchen Assistant, a downloadable application that can improve the cooking process...
12 May 2010
Beta for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1
MDT 2010 Update 1 includes Office 2010 support, the ability for users to initiate and customize their own deployments using Configuration Manager, key enhancements in Windows 7 driver support, and much more. Download beta now at https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID...
11 May 2010
High-Quality Touchscreens for your Windows 7 Multitouch Applications
Windows 7 provides native APIs for developers to create multitouch applications. However, selecting right devices, e.g., integrated PCs and notebooks, screens, panels or monitors, that support multitouch capabilities has not been an easy task for developers or project teams. On the one hand, there are...
4 May 2010
Financial Institutions See Benefits of Windows 7
Several financial services customers recently shared their Windows 7 deployment stories with Microsoft, and emphasized the advanced power management, lower TCO and utilization costs and improved performance they’re seeing. More detail here .
30 Apr 2010
Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Technologies to Device Manufacturers
Microsoft just announced the release to manufacturing of Windows Embedded Standard 7 . Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Division at Microsoft, shared more insight around recent OEM and partner activities with Windows Embedded Standard 7 in his blog ...
28 Apr 2010
Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Now Available to You
I’ve been showing customers some of Windows multitouch applications that come with the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7, but had to tell them that the Pack is only available on machines and devices made by Microsoft OEM partners. I have good news to share now. Based on feedback and requests from partners...
26 Apr 2010
ARCast.TV - High Value Asset Tracking with Bing Maps, Silverlight and Windows 7
OuterLink , based in Lowell, MA, builds high value asset tracking and communication technology. OuterLink creates the technology that allows users to track the location of their high value assets (aircraft, ambulances, etc.) in real-time on an interactive map and communicate with the pilot/driver in...
26 Apr 2010
Microsoft Intune – A New Online PC Management and Security Tool for Small Businesses
Currently in Beta , Windows Intune simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7. The Windows team has published a decent blog post with much detail on the new solution. Check it out here . You may also watch the video below to get a glimpse of how the solution...
20 Apr 2010
Windows XP Mode: Hardware Assisted Virtualization No Longer Required
With a recent upgrade from Microsoft, Windows XP Mode will NO LONGER require hardware virtualization technology to run . This is great news for anyone and any organization that plans to run Windows XP mode on machines with CPUs that are not equipped with hardware assisted virtualization technology support...
20 Apr 2010
Bing's Best 2 – A New Theme for Windows 7
Windows 7 comes with a few carefully selected out of the box themes – Windows 7 (default), architecture, characters, landscapes, nature, scenes and United States. The Bing’s team at Microsoft released the first Bing’s Best Windows 7 theme pack last October, to bring the stunning visual experience to...
14 Apr 2010
Customizing Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7
IE 8 comes with Windows 7. Organizations who are interested to customize IE 8 as companies like eBay, Yahoo and Google did don’t have to look too far; the solution is the Internet Explorer Administration Kit , which is freely available at Microsoft Technet. Internet Explorer Administration Kit provides...
5 Apr 2010
Windows 7 Multitouch Application Helps Streamline Business-critical Operations
Named one of “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” by Forbes magazine in 2009, Tyler Technologies built a Windows 7 multitouch solution for a public sector customer. Using the Windows 7 operating system for its enhanced touch capabilities, and the upcoming Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Windows Presentation...
2 Apr 2010
OuterLink Adopts Windows 7, Bing Maps and Silverlight
Bob Familiar details OuterLinks adoption of Windows 7, Silverlight and Bing Maps . OuterLink , a leader in the high value asset tracking industry is using Silverlight, Bing Maps and Windows 7 to drive innovation in this safety and security focused business. Get the architecture details… OuterLink , based...
25 Mar 2010
Explore Windows 7 Sensor Capabilities with Parallax Intro Kit
Ready to start interfacing with your world on a whole new level? The Windows Sensor and Location platform, new in Windows 7, enables your computer and applications to adapt to their current environment. With location sensors -- including GPS devices, WWAN radios, and even triangulation technology...
22 Mar 2010
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (Announced)
Today, Microsoft is announcing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Detailed information regarding SP1 will be released over the next several months; but today Windows Server 2008 R2 is announcing that SP1 will deliver two important new features that directly affect Microsoft...
19 Mar 2010
Multi-touch Interaction Design for Kiosks and Architectural Experiences
At MIX10 Jason Brush of Schematic talks about the design considerations for creating successful public interfaces for applications such as kiosks, ranging from how to make a screen's touch-ability clear to users, to creating interactions that are easily learned, while at the same time being enjoyable...
19 Mar 2010
Develop For Windows: A One-Stop Shop for Windows Developers
The Windows Team has launched a new web site named “Develop for Windows”, to help 3 million developers stay connected with Microsoft and the community. Click here to find out what resources are available that may help you, your team or your organization. Technorati Tags: Windows 7 , Develop For Windows
12 Mar 2010
Expectations Beyond Windows 7
While many users have just got their hands on Windows 7 or are about to, some people have looked beyond the current release. Technologizer talked to journalists, technologists, and former Microsoft employees and gathered their mostly divergent views and thoughts. However, some of them held similar expectations...
9 Mar 2010
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