Curse Client Application Lights-Up with New Windows 7 Features

  Curse.com is largest MMO (Massive Multi-player Online) gaming web portal in the United States and serves-up millions of games add-on’s for popular games like World of Warcraft, WarHammer, and Runes of Magic. Their users represent some of the most affluent and influential online users.  If you are a true player, then you already know…

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Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta Available in July 2010

Microsoft announced Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta would be available in July. We will keep you posted when updates on the release schedule are available. Also, Microsoft announced availability of SQL Azure 50GB offering, Silverlight PivotViewer and Bing Maps SDK. For see Bob Muglia’s keynote and…

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Microsoft Plans to Update Windows Live Apps

Ina Fried at CNET reports that Microsoft will provide updates to Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live Mail, and Windows Live Sync and that the updates will go into beta in the coming months. For example, the next version of the Windows Live Photo Gallery tool will add facial recognition abilities…

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Accelerating Windows 7 Deployment with a PoC or Production Pilot

The Windows Team just announced the launch of targeted partner and self service resources to help organizations get started with a proof of concept (PoC) or engage in our production pilot. During the proof of concept stage (5 to 50 PCs), the following 8 steps help to ensure a successful evaluation of the Microsoft Optimized…

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A 9-year-old Boy Has Written a 312-page book on Windows 7

CNN recently reported that Marco Calasan, a 9-year-old boy from Macedonia, is the youngest Microsoft systems engineer in the world, holds four Microsoft certificates and has written a 312-page book on Microsoft’s Windows 7. You can read the amazing story and view the interview (video) by clicking the image below.

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Ford and Microsoft Showcase Fiestaware Custom Application Platform

Ford and Microsoft partnered to create an application platform to build custom apps for the car as part of a project called "American Journey 2.0".  The platform itself — called "Fiestaware" — is built on top of Windows 7 and Robotics Developer Studio, and includes components optimized to work with Windows Azure.  Ford, Microsoft, and…

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Microsoft OEM Partner to Launch Windows 7 Tablet PC

According ComputerWorld, IDG News Service reports that Taiwanese laptop-maker Micro-Star International (MSI) plans to launch a Windows 7 tablet PC next week at the Computex Taipei electronics show. MSI is now the second major Taiwanese vendor to dump an anticipated Google-based tablet launch at Computex in favor of one with Microsoft Windows 7. Last month,…

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General Mills Builds Rich Cooking Application on Windows 7

General Mills is a global producer of market-leading food brands such as Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Green Giant, and Nature Valley. Starting in 2009, General Mills worked with Microsoft and Razorfish to develop Betty Crocker Kitchen Assistant, a downloadable application that can improve the cooking process. Using the Windows 7 operating system, and Microsoft design and…

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Beta for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1

MDT 2010 Update 1 includes Office 2010 support, the ability for users to initiate and customize their own deployments using Configuration Manager, key enhancements in Windows 7 driver support, and much more. Download beta now at https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=8689 If you are already registered on Microsoft Connect, make sure to sign in with your existing registered Windows…

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High-Quality Touchscreens for your Windows 7 Multitouch Applications

Windows 7 provides native APIs for developers to create multitouch applications. However, selecting right devices, e.g., integrated PCs and notebooks, screens, panels or monitors, that support multitouch capabilities has not been an easy task for developers or project teams. On the one hand, there are only a few Windows 7 certified multitouch devices available in…

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