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.

Office.Microsoft.com

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.

Windows Vista and 2007 Office Boxes Revealed

 

The Boxes of the next version of Windows, Windows Vista and the next version of MS Office suite, 2007 Microsoft Office System Suite has been revealed.

Vista Ultimate Box      Office 2007 Box

Thanks to Engadget for the show off of the boxes. Quite slim and sexy boxes they are. The UI and the box are very much sleek and sexy. So is this called Out Of Box Experience ?.[:P]

WMP11 Released..Urge it now..

Yup, the next version of Windows Media Player [WMP11] which was up in Beta is out to public for download now.

Download WMP11

There has been a lot of releases from Microsoft this week and a lot more to follow up also. To name a few Internet Explorer 7, Windows Defender, Windows Media Player 11. Its very happy to see those Beta postfix notations getting cleaned up as a MS fan.

Here it comes..Internet Explorer 7 for XP and 2003 Server.

So no more criticism on delays.Here it goes teh Link to download Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. This is a big move in the Web Browser category since most of the Websites have actually remade their sites IE7 Compatibilty. This gives a big notion of how critical is IE7. So jus go ahead and Install.

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Havent personally tried out IE7,since on Vista for over 4 Months.But this is a Must try for all you people out there.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

YouTube might be named to Goo-Tube!!!

Yes..Google has bought YouTube for $1.65 billion..

This is yet another aquition by Google after Blogger, Writely,Orkut and the list is on..

With already a Video Service up with Google, wat will Google name YouTube as Goo-Tube?
These are some of the things that might happen to ***Tube…

  • UnlmiedBandwidth for Videos
  • Still more user accomodation
  • Cencorship rights will go to Google and will increse te revenue still more

Next Blog about 2007 Microsoft Office System Suite Beta. Watch out..

Games go Managed with XNA

With almost a week ahead to release the Microsoft XNA Framework which is primarily a Game Developement Platform over Managed Code, specs abt XNA are gettin hot. Recently went thro the XNA Blogs from MSDN to check out some details. The work that the XNA can do is supercool. Check out the words of Rico Mariani’s Performance Tidbits on why managed code is used for XNA.
There ll soon be times in Future when to our grand children say,”THERE WERE THESE PROGRAMMERS WHO USED TO CODE ASSEMBLIES AND DEAL WITH MANUAL GARBAGE COLLECTION”.
Managed Code is not only gonna be adopted to Gaming dev platfrom but also to UI. More abt the UI performance with Managed code in nex blog.