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March, 2008

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  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista SP1 are RTW!

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    Between Launch and other events that I am doing, I almost missed this. But thanks to my colleague Kevin Remde I just heard that Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista SP1 are RTW!

    If you have your own server(s) at home you know how big this is! It's a blessing in disguise for all the IT administrators.

    Overview (from the download page):

    Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista SP1. It includes support for remote management of computers running either a Server Core or full installation option of Windows Server 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    You can download the X86 (32 bit) or the X64 bit version...

     

    -Mithun Dhar

  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    South Park now online!

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    Life is good! All South Park episodes (ie., all 12 seasons) are now online...and not only that, you also get to see previews of upcoming episodes :)

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    This is awesome...

     

    -Mithun Dhar

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  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    The sliding dollar...

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    Halloween is far away but my dad decided to scare me anyway with this video. I literally had a hair rising experience watching this video. The past events and the recent dollar decline are not helping to alleviate the tension.

    I hope there is some sort of miracle economic recovery soon on its way!

     

    Here's a Euro to Dollar Exchange Rate over the past year!

    Euro to U.S. Dollar Exchange Rate

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    -Mithun Dhar

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  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    Silverlight Controls

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    Life is sweet! And, with the announcement of SL Controls it just became so much more sweeter!

    I am in particular excited because now SL has a DataGrid control :) Although, WPF doesn't have one! I think I understand the strategy behind this - If there was a DataGrid control in WPF, what is the first thing you'd do as a developer? Use it, right! And, that's what they're trying to discourage - All we need is another 'Standard Windows Application' look and feel. I think lack of a DG control will force us developers to think outside the box.

    OK, now go ahead and explore the rest of the controls...

    SLDG

    -Mithun Dhar

  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    Post MIX08...

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    OK! I can finally say that I've recovered from last week @ MIX08 held in Vegas! I have to admit, this is my top most favorite conferences of all time! Tech-Ed used to be there...but over the past few years its been boring! PDC is still up there...but it looks like I am enjoying the Business+Technology conferences more.

    My favorite part about MIX08 was Steve B's keynote interview by Guy Kawasaki! I didn't expect that at all...and what made it more fun were Guy's 'real' no BS, questions! Very very entertaining. And, you can see Steve get a little queasy at some of the questions but no doubt he had an upper hand for most of the time! If you haven't already watched it, it's posted below for your pleasure!

     


    Watch Steve Ballmer and Guy Kawasaki Keynote

    And if you haven't already seen/heard the rest of the announcements be sure to stop by an revel @ http://visitmix.com/ 

     

    -Mithun Dhar

  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    geek Speaking with Cal Schrotenboer

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    This past week was great as far as MS product announcements went: We announced IE8 (Beta), Silverlight 2.0 (Beta) and a slew of other latest and greatest stuff!

    Keeping up on this spirit we have invited Cal Schrotenboer to geek Speak with us later today (Noon PST). Cal will be showing really cool stuff and talking about Building Animations in Silverlight! Glen and I will be hosting this...be sure to check it out!

    You can Register for this geekSpeak session HERE!

    Rest assured, it will be a lot of fun!

    -Mithun Dhar

  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    FolderShare...

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    Windows Live announced a brand new, fully updated, FolderShare web site yesterday! It's just aweosme...I've been using FolderShare a lot and it's very helpful to keep all the documents in sync. It's esp important for me as I travel quite a bit in my job and there have been a number of times where I wished I had access to my desktop at work!

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    Anyway, definitely try it out!

    • Check out the new website for FolderShare (Don't try to 'Sign in' - First check 'Get Started' and then use that sign in name to get in. The login page is very deceptive and looks like a normal passport sign in page but its not! Install the tool first and it has its own sign in mechanism- Aaargh!)
    • Install the new FolderShare
    • And, of course give us your Feedback!

     

    -Mithun Dhar

  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    Every Man's Dream...

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    Of course, it's 4:15 AM and I was digg'ing! Look what I found - Now, I exactly know what I'll be dreaming of tonight :)

    I am so ready to buy this...can someone tell me where I can find one of these...

     

     

    -Mithun Dhar

    PS:

    I love Digg!

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  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    Lazyboy - Underwear goes inside the pants...

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    I was cleaning up my CD collection and came across a CD that one of my close friends had burnt for me in 2004. I pop'd in this CD and came across this song by Lazyboy. It's so awesome - depicts the current state of affairs very well. Listen to it...Lyrics here

    -Mithun Dhar

  • Veni, Vidi, Velcro...

    Active sync your iPhone...

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    Since the launch of iPhone, the rumor mills have been grinding hard about Apple licensing Exchange Active Sync protocol and here's the final say, Yes! this news makes Apple's iPhone sweeter than before :) I am almost ready to take a bite...hmm! Tempting!

    With Exchange support, the iPhone is no longer the forbidden fruit! Although, the $500 price tag still is... :)

    Apple is licensing Exchange ActiveSync licensing protocol for the iPhone. This licensing agreement will enable people using the Apple iPhone to connect to Microsoft Exchange Server secure wireless messaging and synchronization. With this landmark deal, Apple joins a growing ecosystem of industry partners adopting Exchange ActiveSync — including Big Bang Systems, DataViz, Helio, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Remoba, Sony Ericsson, and Symbian.

    This is a very significant deal in the Unified Communication sector. Apple and Microsoft together will be very powerful in delivering un-paralleled User Experiences. What this means to the end user is a product with beauty and brains!

    Rejoice!

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    Good bye IMAP! (well, almost!)

    -Mithun Dhar

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