Microsoft Xbox: What else you can do more than playing games?

With Xbox LIVE, a whole world of extraordinary entertainment experiences awaits, including streaming music, HD movies, live sporting events, Facebook, Twitter, Video chat and more… ESPN on Xbox 360: With Kinect and ESPN you don’t just watch the game, you live the game. With thousands of sporting events and the interactive social network of Xbox…


Release to Manufacturing – Microsoft Lync 2010

On October 27, 2010 Microsoft Lync 2010 moved into the final engineering milestone – the next release of Office Communications Server and Communicator – also known as Release to Manufacturing, or RTM. For more information you can refer Kirk’s blogpost on the TechNet blog.


Zune Software: Installation failed with error code 0x80070643

Recently I tried to install Zune Software in my PC, encountered installation failed with the error code: 0x80070643 and message “Setup must stop because the required package ‘Zune"’ didn’t install. Done research and found the following Microsoft support knowledge base article – states that “A required component cannot be installed when you try to install…

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Download and Try: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate

  Lync Server 2010 ushers in a new connected experience transforming communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging and accessible from any location with internet connectivity. A single interface unites voice, IM, audio-, video-, and web-conferencing into a richer, more contextual offering and a single identity makes it easier and more efficient for…


Future Roadmap for IronRuby & IronPython

Microsoft announced the road forward for IronRuby and IronPython.  These two dynamic language implementations that incubated internally the last few years. We have released several versions of both language environments (IronPython releases and IronRuby releases), and all of the source code has been released under open source licenses (recently moved to Apache License V2.0). For…


Happy first anniversary, Windows 7

Do you know Windows 7 turns one on Oct. 22? Happy first anniversary, Windows 7!! In the space of a year, the company sold more than 240 million licenses, a record for a Microsoft operating system’s first year. Windows 7 – it’s been a busy year. Since the new operating system launched worldwide a year…

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Xbox Kinect : 17 Controller-free games launch in November

Anticipation for Kinect swells with sold-out pre-orders, ad campaign launch, special appearances on two of America’s top daytime talk shows. Today, the countdown to Kinect begins, as Microsoft Corp. announced the launch of a multiyear advertising campaign and revealed the complete line-up of 17 controller-free games that will transform living rooms around the world starting…


Next Gen. Cloud Productivity: Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next generation in cloud productivity that brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service. Office 365 makes it easier for millions more organizations to get and use Microsoft’s award-winning business productivity solutions via the cloud. With Office 365,…


Troubleshooting: IIS/Exchange logs and WebDAV functions

You can collect information about client requests by enabling logging for sites and services. IIS logs are stored in %SystemRoot%\system32\Logfiles\<service_name>. If you examine the IIS/Exchange log file you will see the request for the sample application being handled by IIS – you can notice couple of jargons like GET, PUT, POST, MKCOL, LOCK, UNLOCK, PROPFIND,…


Development : Threading with Outlook Object Model?

Developers do complain when they use multi-threading the Outlook Object Model (OOM) API, it fails or hangs inside and outside of Outlook?  The reason behind this is the Outlook Object Model is not thread safe which means that COM will never allow multiple threads to enter concurrently.  Instead, it will serialize all calls using a…

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Provide your valuable feedback via Visual Studio 2010 Survey

Got 5 minutes? Please take the survey and let us know what you think about VS2010. Your feedback will help inform future versions of products. Microsoft Visual Studio team looks for your valuable comments and feedback via the following Survey. It will help inform us as they plan for next versions of our product. We…


Verify performance/stability with Exchange Server Jetstress 2010?

You can use Jetstress 2010 to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific…


Download : Exchange Server 2010 SP1 VHD

If you want to evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 then you can try this? You can download this fully configured virtual machine of the latest release of Exchange Server 2010 SP1. Evaluate the new capabilities of Exchange Server 2010 SP1, which helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help…


Developer info : Microsoft supports jQuery

As you know jQuery is a lightweight open source JavaScript library (only 15kb in size) that in a relatively short span of time has become one of the most popular libraries on the web. A big part of the appeal of jQuery is that it allows you to elegantly (and efficiently) find and manipulate HTML…