Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista

Yahoo Messenger For Windows Vista

The folks at Yahoo have really come up with a super cool WPF based Yahoo Messenger specially for Windows Vista. Saw this Video on and I was amazed at the cool looks of the new Messenger which runs completely over WPF. The app makes use of all the Vista exclusive components such as Glass in the Messenger Window, adding a Chat conversation to the Sidebar Gadget, and tabbing multiple conversations into a Single Window than cluttering the Desktop. Yahoo has now opened Signups for using the new Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista when its available.

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is available.

VS 2005

An year after the RTM of Visual Studio 2005 the next milestone patch Service Pack1 [SP1] for VS 2005 has been released. But still for developers using Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista, Microsoft is in current development on an update to Service Pack 1 called the ‘Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Vista Refresh Beta’. The Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista is expected to ship after the consumer availability of Windows Vista in Q1 of 2007 and is now available in beta.

Quick links to obtain the Service pack for different Suites.[Team Foundation Server ,Express and Professional]

Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 available

Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 available. The Game development platform for the XBox360 Consoles are now available for Download.

This allows the developer to deliver games targeting the Console system from the Visual C# Express Environment. XNA Game Studio Express and the XNA Framework, aimed at helping students and hobbyists build games for Windows and the Xbox 360. This release supports both Windows game development and Xbox 360 development.

Get the Studio from this site.

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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 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 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.





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