Office 2007 Language Interface Packs and spell-checkers for Armenian, Georgian, Telugu, Konkani, Punjabi, Kannada, and Oriya

In a recent post, the Language Log was discussing localization of software in under-resourced languages like Yoruba. Mark Liberman noted that, via its « Unlimited Potential Program », Microsoft had probably done more for linguistic diversity than any other software publisher (and perhaps more than the free software community) by providing localized versions of its…

Context-sensitive speller for Spanish in Office 2007

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced an initiative targeting the Hispanic community, with special offers for Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2007 Language Pack in Spanish. It may be worth pointing out that the Spanish proofing tools in Office 2007 include a brand-new context-sensitive speller in addition to the regular spell-checker, thesaurus, hyphenator and…


Microsoft Learning’s limited time offer – Second shot can save 25% more

Second Shot now offers two incentives to get certified! Today, Second Shot provides the benefit of a free retake if you fail a Microsoft Certification exam. From October 15 – December 31, 2008, you will also be rewarded for passing the exam! If you pass, you can now use the Second Shot offer to enjoy…

Microsoft Windows : I’m a PC, aren’t you?

Many people started murmuring what is this new stuff, "I’m a PC"? what is this all about. Even i got the following excerpts: "… if you’re a PC, you belong to one of the world’s most diverse communities, connecting across countries, cultures and technologies. Explore this PC Gallery and see what individuality looks like on…


Technical Chat – Open XML SDK and Road Map

Technical chat with Eric White (Open XML Technical Evangelist) & Zeyad Rajabi (Office Program Manager) at Microsoft, presenting a quick introduction of the Open XML SDK and the road map. For more details regarding this, please visit and


Microsoft Surface – Features

Microsoft Surface – Key Features: • Direct interaction: Users can actually “grab” digital information with their hands, interacting with content by touch and gesture, without the use of a mouse or keyboard. • Multi-touch: Surface computing recognizes many points of contact simultaneously, not just from one finger like a typical touch-screen, but up to dozens of…

Microsoft Surface – Provides life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts

Microsoft Launches New Product Category: Surface Computing Comes to Life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts First commercially available surface computer from Microsoft breaks down barriers and provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects Click here to read more about the article


Microsoft Surface

Surface computing has arrived.