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  • Blog Post: The build stopped unexpectedly because of an internal failure.

    If you ever receive the following error while doing development in Visual Studio, don't fret, it just means your system is running low on memory. Close a few apps, or restart Visual Studio and/or your system, if need be, and then try rebuilding your app and it should work like a charm! The build stopped...
  • Blog Post: Dictionary nominated for Best Educational App in WP App Awards

    I am very pleased to inform that my app, Dictionary , has been nominated as one of the best apps on the Windows Phone platform in the Best Educational App category in the #WPAppAwards being hosted by WP7 App List. Please vote for the app at http://appawards.wp7applist.com/vote/best-educational-app?a...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces Windows 7 beta and new version of Windows Live

    Today Microsoft announced the beta release of Windows 7 and the availability of the new version of Windows Live. The beta of Windows is on schedule and feature complete. The information that tens of millions of customers shared with Microsoft guided this release, and now they can begin to see first...
  • Blog Post: Next Generation Zune launched

    The next generation of Zune was launched earlier this week. This release combines two very important things: v A free software-and-services update, which will work on any of the existing Zune family of devices, as well as the new devices we are bringing to market to round out our hardware family....
  • Blog Post: Microsoft slashes Xbox prices

    Microsoft announced that it is slashing prices of its flagship gaming device, XBOX 360, in the US. This will take the price of the basic model down to $199, approximately $50 cheaper than Nintendo Wii. It said that prices for the other Xbox models will drop by $50. The US cut follows a similar move...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft adds new features to .NET

    Microsoft has introduced new features in .NET with their Service Pack 1 (SP1) release of .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. Most of the stuff included in the service pack releases is new features and functionality rather than bug fixes and updates to existing feature-set. For example, .NET...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Hypervisor Technology Gives Customers Combined Benefits of Windows Server 2008 and Virtualization

    Microsoft reached another milestone today with the release of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V , the hypervisor-based virtualization technology that is a feature of select versions of Windows Server 2008. The nearly 1.5 million copies of the Hyper-V beta version that have been distributed demonstrate how...
  • Blog Post: XNA Game Studio 3.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) now available!

    The XNA Community Games Platform team has delivered on their promise to enable game development for Zune devices with the release of the XNA Game Studio 3.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Some key features that are available in this release: · Create and deploy 2D games for all Zune v1 and v2...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Launches WorldWide Simulated Robotics Competition

    Today Microsoft unveils RoboChamps ( www.robochamps.com ), a simulated robotics league that is open to academics, hobbyists and developers from around the world, that demonstrates the power of the Microsoft platform to enable a broad range of developers to explore new ways to use .NET for robotics programming...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft adding routes to its Connector bus system

    The capacity of Microsoft Corp.'s free Connector regional bus system for employees will more than double under an expansion announced Wednesday. The service, which began in September, will add new routes and expand to a capacity of 4,600 seats a day from the existing 1,800, a company spokesman said in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft partners with social networks for contact data portability

    Microsoft has partnered with some of the world’s top social networks on contact data portability. Starting today, we will be working with Facebook , Bebo , Hi5 , Tagged and LinkedIn to exchange functionally-similar Contacts APIs, allowing us to create a safe, secure two-way street for users to move their...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft chops Vista retail prices

    In what may be an unprecedented decision, Microsoft said Thursday that it plans to lower the retail prices for several flavors of Windows Vista. For those in the U.S., Microsoft is cutting prices only on the higher-end versions of Vista, and only for the upgrade version used to move from XP or another...
  • Blog Post: Yahoo sued for spurning Microsoft

    Two Detroit pension funds have sued Yahoo Inc. and its board of directors , saying they breached their duties to shareholders in trying to thwart a takeover by Microsoft Corp. According to the lawsuit, Yahoo's board is pursuing "value-destructive" third-party deals in an effort to fight off Redmond...
  • Blog Post: Vista adoption grows.

    Microsoft Technical Fellow and desktop guru Mark Russinovich will be hosting an interactive virtual roundtable—broadcast LIVE over the Internet on Wednesday, March 5 th . The subject? Windows Vista adoption and deployment. On the panel with Mark will be independent industry experts and IT pros from organizations...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Giving Away Free Developer Software To Students

    Microsoft announced today, DreamSpark, a new program that gives free developer, designer and related software to college students in 11 countries. DreamSpark goes live today in Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, and...
  • Blog Post: Life at Microsoft

    Here's a cool video of " What's life "really" like at Microsoft " for all the employees :)
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to Acquire Danger, Maker of Sidekick Technology

    Microsoft Corp. agreed to acquire Danger Inc., maker of the technology behind T-Mobile's popular Sidekick phone , as part of its quest to expand its offerings in the mobile realm. "The addition of Danger serves as a perfect complement to our existing software and services, and also strengthens our...
  • Blog Post: Yahoo Board to Decide Fate of Company Today

    Yahoo has scheduled a special board of directors meeting on Friday to determine, effectively, the fate of the company. After a week of hectic negotiating, it’s clear that no one is going to step in with a competing acquisition offer to what Microsoft put on the table last Friday - $31 per share . Softbank...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here (HHH) Comic Strip

    Microsoft has released a comic strip based on the life of an IT professional. Below is a quote taken from its site: "The HHH Comic Series is a daily web comic that adapts tech stories from actual IT Professionals and Developers - a web comic that reflects the real lives of IT Hero's such as you. Every...
  • Blog Post: NBC Universal, MSN, Microsoft team up

    NBC Universal, owner of the exclusive U.S. media rights to this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing, China (August 8-24, 2008), announced today that it was teaming up with MSN and Microsoft in an unprecedented strategic alliance to create "NBCOlympics.com on MSN", a next-generation online experience for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Using YouTube To Promote Vista & Live

    Microsoft has taken its marketing push for Windows Vista and Windows Live into enemy territory by offering demonstration videos on YouTube. The new channel was launched December 21. The content itself isn't all that exciting, but they do demonstrate various positive aspects of Vista and Live that viewers...
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