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  • Blog Post: A few Windows 7 RC tricks

    As many of you should already know, we recently released Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) for Technet , MSND , MSDN-AA first and for everybody else a bit later. I installed it as soon as I could and have been playing around with it for a few days already and found a couple of things I thought I would...
  • Blog Post: New Deep Zoom Composer supports DeepZoomPix

    The DeepZoom team just released an updated version of DeepZoom Composer which now supports native upload of your composition to the really cool DeepZoomPix (I blogged about DeepZoomPix a few days ago when it was launched). The previous version of Composer allowed you to upload to another service called...
  • Blog Post: Live Search and the April Fool’s Day

    Being April’s fool the Live Search team decided to join the party on their homepage. So if you go (quickly!!!) to the US version of Live Search clicking on the link below, you will find it has on the background the image of a “strange” animal: http://www.live.com/?scope=web&mkt=en-US It is a Jackalope...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Translator web page widget

    Among a number of other things (especially the Silverlight 3 beta and the final version of Internet Explorer 8 ) at Mix 09 we announced that yet another very cool tool from Microsoft Research is being made available. It is the Microsoft Translator web page widget . In a nutshell it is a widget that can...
  • Blog Post: A lot of Microsoft technologies at Barack Obama inauguration ceremony

    Microsoft Silverlight has been selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee as the technology to be used to stream the Barack Obama inauguration ceremony, as reported on their official website . And the CNN is launching a site called “ The Moment ” which will use Photosynth to collect photos from...
  • Blog Post: Ferrari is using Windows HPC Server 2008

      Being Italian, a Ferrari fan and working for Microsoft… I could not be happier!!! Read the Computerworld article to find out more about this.
  • Blog Post: I have proof: I’m a PC

    As Steve Clayton reports today on his blog , looks like starting tomorrow we’ll roll out some more ads called “I’m a PC” to celebrate all the different people who use Windows in their work and life and are quite happy and successful (and you can read a thorough analysis of it on the New York Times )...
  • Blog Post: CPU vs GPU Mythbusters Style (yes, they shoot stuff)

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a CPU and a GPU? And why you should consider using the GPU for complex calculations? Well the guys at NVidia wanted to find a good way of explaining that and they asked Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage to help out. Jamie and Adam are special effects...
  • Blog Post: Microspotting: what Microsofties are all about…

    I just stumbled on the microspotting site which is a blog run by Ariel Meadow Stallings who basically… goes around the Microsoft Campus, meets cool people, takes pictures of them and blogs about it!! Definitely worth checking it out to learn about the * people* who work at Microsoft!!!! Who knows if...
  • Blog Post: Yet more new (cool) stuff on live.com

    Now that the Olympic Games are over, the team at live.com rolled out a new home page experience (after the beautiful collection of Olympic photos ). Now, look how the new live.com page looks like… a beautiful photo of Montepulciano, Italy: Ok but… other than because I am Italian, why am I bothering blogging...
  • Blog Post: Olympic Stadiums Designs

    I’m moving away from software on this post, but as I am interested in all around design anyway, I found this very interesting and worth publishing. Mark Hurst at the Good Experience blog (by the way, an excellent read if you are interested in thoughts about Good Experiences, not just in software but...
  • Blog Post: More on the Live.com Olympic photos

    Sometime ago I posted about the beautiful Olympic photos being used on live.com as a page background and then published the link to a skydrive I created to collect them. Today the guys at Liveside.net shared in a post that livesino.net collected every Live Search Olympics background (they have a few...
  • Blog Post: Is that it?

    I guess I need to get my black dress, mask, helmet and cloak ready.... Was too good not to share :) And then people say that Twitter is not useful…
  • Blog Post: More on the new live.com page

    A few days ago I posted a blog about the new live.com page which uses beautiful themed background pictures (and of course the theme is currently the Olympic games in Beijing). Since then I discovered that this page is visible not only if you are in the US but everywhere by just adding the right parameter...
  • Blog Post: Really beautiful new live.com start page

    Since a couple of weeks live.com started presenting their user with beautifully crafted start pages that show very nice photos as page background (unfortunately at this time only available in the US). To celebrate the Olympics, the backgrounds now show pictures from the games and below you can see a...
  • Blog Post: ReMix UK 08 is just around the corner

    Who cares the Mix conference is gone already (the next one will be in March 2009)? ReMix UK 08 is coming and promises to be a very exciting “48 hours conversation all about the ‘Next Web’, what it means today and the potential impact of technologies, tools and techniques for the future. Inspiring designers...
  • Blog Post: New Silverlight sites keep showing up

    As we progress toward launch of Silverlight 2, we see more and more sites adopting it to create extremely cool apps. Here are a few examples: http://linerider.com/ Line Rider is a casual game developed by Boštjan Čadež (also known as fšk on the internet), a Slovenian university student which got significant...
  • Blog Post: A few cool things (at least I think they are)…

    This week I found a few extremely cool things I wanted to share: DeepEarth With their own words: “DeepEarth is a community project focused on creating a rich interactive mapping control using Silverlight2 Deep Zoom. Concentrating on Microsoft Virtual Earth imagery and data the project offers team members...
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