Windows Phone 7: Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools – RTW

If you used CTP of Visual Basic for Windows Phone then today you can download the RTW version of the Visual Basic add-on from VB support for the Windows Phone developer tools. This release enables Visual Basic developers to create, build, release Silverlight applications and games for Windows Phone 7 using the final version of…


Migration: 500,000 Windows Live Spaces blogs migrated to WordPress.com

Recently we heard the announcement regarding Microsoft Windows Live Spaces blogs working with WordPress.com to let customers connect the fantastic blogging capabilities of WordPress with the leading communications and sharing services of Windows Live. Per Dharmesh Mehta, Director of Windows Live Product Management, as of today, just over half a million Spaces blogs have now…


Windows Phone 7: 80% increase in App developers

The developer community is placing some big bets with Windows Phone. How we can see that? Per WindowsPhone’s team blog we can notice nearly 80% increase in the number of registered developers since September, with more than 15,000 developers already signaling their intent to bring exciting content to Windows Phone. This is a great move….


Cyber Monday e-deal: Save 60% on ALL Microsoft Press e-books

Published by the experts at Microsoft Press. Now distributed by O’Reilly Media. When you buy an e-book through oreilly.com you get lifetime access to the book, and whenever possible we provide it to you in four, DRM-free file formats—PDF, .epub, Kindle-compatible .mobi, and Android .apk—that you can use on the devices of your choice. Our…


Fix: Using Outlook to send an e-mail message, the recipient of the message see Winmail.dat attachment

One of our customer reported that one of their recipient receives winmail.dat in the messages as the attachment. Based on analysis, we found that if the recipients of your messages receive an attachment called winmail.dat, you sent messages to them that included Microsoft Exchange Rich Text formatting (RTF), such as bold or italic text, but…


Southwest Airlines & Windows 7 Make the Airport a One-Stop Shop for Holiday Travel

If you’re traveling on Southwest Airlines this holiday season, you’re sure to be put on the “Nice List.” Southwest and Windows have partnered to make your holiday travel experience jollier with Holiday Photos on the Fly. Beginning Dec. 2, Southwest and Windows will offer free holiday photos to customers at 26 airports nationwide. Customers can…


Microsoft Windows turn 25

Happy Birthday Windows OS! On November 20, 1985, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0. It’s, rather than typing MS‑DOS commands, you just move a mouse to point and click your way through screens, or “windows.” Bill Gates said, “It is unique software designed for the serious PC user…” There are drop-down menus, scroll bars, icons, and dialog…


Stay Connected using Lync

Lync is the next generation of Microsoft’s Office Communications Server, and makes staying in touch with others even easier, more engaging and more intuitive. This single platform that integrates instant messaging, presence, audio, video, web conferencing and voice to bring people together in the ways they communicate best, with one interface that works with the…


Improve Server Utilization & Reduce Infrastructure Costs with Virtualization

Predicting resource requirements for a new business application, especially one that is customer-facing is a tricky task. It’s hard to know if you have the new Facebook or your hands. You make your best estimates, then spend money on new hardware and hope your estimates were right. Only actual usage tells whether your server infrastructure…


While try to log into an Exchange 2003 mailbox by using WebDAV program, you receive a 401 status code in IE

When the user tried to access a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 mailbox by using a program that uses Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), Internet Explorer throws 401 HTTP status code. During investigation we found that we may not be able to access the mailbox. Also we notice that the mailbox has never received an…


Windows Phone 7: How to get apps from Marketplace?

Get apps from Marketplace On your phone or from your PC, get apps and games wherever you are.           Check out Marketplace—Microsoft’s virtual store for apps, games, and other entertainment for your phone. Many apps and games in Marketplace are free, while others let you try before you buy. Before you…


Play Xbox & get 400 Microsoft Points FREE

Xbox has a great deal to help you you to kick off the holiday season. Just spend 1600 Microsoft Points on selected offerings from Microsoft Game Studios (see the list below) between November 16 – November 23 and receive 400 Microsoft Points–FREE! For more information, See official rules Offer Details To qualify for this special…

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Kinect Pre-orders reach you tomorrow/today!!

Got to know from http://www.facebook.com/xbox360india. Kinect Pre-orders reach you tomorrow/today (reason: blogging this late by a date)!! W00t! If you’ve pre-ordered before the 10th of Nov, stay by your door – Your Kinect arrives tomorrow/today!!


General: Power of blogging

Today I was following the interesting article related to blogging – Power of blogging, I would say, how anyone’s life can be changed. You can read this too “The MBA who quit his job to earn $100,000 doing Excel blogging” @ http://education.in.msn.com/news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4583472.


Windows Phone 7: LG Owners to Get Free Access to Popular Windows Phone 7 apps

LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft collaborate on developer program for a new mobile platform. LG and Microsoft announced that they are teaming up to provide customers with a free selection of quality applications for LG customers with Windows Phone 7 handsets. LG and Microsoft will subsidize a revolving portfolio of hand-picked applications, providing free access…