Archive for November, 2006

Windows Vista and 2007 Office for Free*

Yes Windows Vista and 2007 Office are free for people who register for the Power Together Campaign and watch atleast 3 Web casts. The give aways are Windows Vista Business Edition and 2007 Office Professional Edition.

*This is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (includes District of Columbia) 18 years of age or older. You are not eligible to receive these offers if you or your employer is a participant in the Microsoft Partner Program or the Microsoft Developer Network. To be eligible to receive Windows Vista Business, you must register at http://www.powertogether.com and participate in at least three (3) qualifying web casts and/or virtual lab sessions within 30 days of registration. To be eligible to receive Microsoft Office Professional 2007, you must register at http://www.powertogether.com and participate in at least three (3) qualifying web casts and/or virtual lab sessions within 30 days of registration.

Microsoft Windows Vista Beta Testers rewarded

All those who have been invited to the Beta Program for Windows Vista have been rewared with a Genuine Copy of  Windows Vista Ultimate Edition in the Connect Program’s homepage. The condition is that the Beta Tester must have submitted a single bug to qualify for your reward.If you dint know a copy of Vista Ultimate is $399 USD and this is a no compromise edition of Vista with all those Bitlocker and Media Center capabilites built-in itself. But the Office Beta Tester got a shaft when it came to rewards for their work.

Sony PS3 retail boxes out at shops.

Atlast Sony has made its Console ,Playstation3 for Sale. Thought that it will be a christmas surprise,but surprisingly they have made it for people so soon. Here are some pictures of the PS3 box unpacking.

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Source: Engadget.com

Photosynth Technical Preview is out for public

Photosynth is a research project under the Live Labs of Microsoft and now released as Technical Preview to public.

Photosynth

Photosynth is a project which collects relative pictures of a location and renders it in 3D representation.
Try it out here

Windows Vista is going gold

Yes Windows has made to RTM today 8th November 2006. Though there were rumors about Vista making to RTM the news was confirmed from Jim Allchin from his team’s WindowsVistaBlog.

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Video: Bill Gates’ Keynote Speech on Windows Vista Launch

Video: Windows Vista JimAllchin RTM Announcement

Source: Windows Vista Blog

Yet another Showoff from Microsoft

Today 2nd November,Microsoft made its official website for 2007 Microsoft Office System available. The Website design is really awesome and is a Live version of the Office System Suite with Ribbons all over.

Check out the new Site design from below.

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The new version of Office doesn’t sport a new UI alone but has a lot of developer opportunities like Custom Ribbon development and Add-In development. Though these development opportunities has been available from the previous version of Office, 2007 Office exposes more than 100 internal methods that are processed by the application.