The build stopped unexpectedly because of an internal failure.

If you ever receive the following error while doing development in Visual Studio, don’t fret, it just means your system is running low on memory. Close a few apps, or restart Visual Studio and/or your system, if need be, and then try rebuilding your app and it should work like a charm! The build stopped…


Dictionary nominated for Best Educational App in WP App Awards

I am very pleased to inform that my app, Dictionary, has been nominated as one of the best apps on the Windows Phone platform in the Best Educational App category in the #WPAppAwards being hosted by WP7 App List. Please vote for the app at –Paras Wadehra


Microsoft announces Windows 7 beta and new version of Windows Live

Today Microsoft announced the beta release of Windows 7 and the availability of the new version of Windows Live. The beta of Windows is on schedule and feature complete. The information that tens of millions of customers shared with Microsoft guided this release, and now they can begin to see first-hand how Windows 7 and…


Next Generation Zune launched

The next generation of Zune was launched earlier this week. This release combines two very important things: v  A free software-and-services update, which will work on any of the existing Zune family of devices, as well as the new devices we are bringing to market to round out our hardware family. v  Key new hardware…


Microsoft slashes Xbox prices

Microsoft announced that it is slashing prices of its flagship gaming device, XBOX 360, in the US. This will take the price of the basic model down to $199, approximately $50 cheaper than Nintendo Wii. It said that prices for the other Xbox models will drop by $50. The US cut follows a similar move…


Microsoft adds new features to .NET

Microsoft has introduced new features in .NET with their Service Pack 1 (SP1) release of .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. Most of the stuff included in the service pack releases is new features and functionality rather than bug fixes and updates to existing feature-set. For example, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 adds a new…


Microsoft’s Hypervisor Technology Gives Customers Combined Benefits of Windows Server 2008 and Virtualization

Microsoft reached another milestone today with the release of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization technology that is a feature of select versions of Windows Server 2008. The nearly 1.5 million copies of the Hyper-V beta version that have been distributed demonstrate how customer interest in virtualization is moving from evaluation to production environment…


XNA Game Studio 3.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) now available!

The XNA Community Games Platform team has delivered on their promise to enable game development for Zune devices with the release of the XNA Game Studio 3.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP).  Some key features that are available in this release: ·         Create and deploy 2D games for all Zune v1 and v2 devices ·         Ability…


Microsoft Launches WorldWide Simulated Robotics Competition

Today Microsoft unveils RoboChamps (, a simulated robotics league that is open to academics, hobbyists and developers from around the world, that demonstrates the power of the Microsoft platform to enable a broad range of developers to explore new ways to use .NET for robotics programming. RoboChamps is built on top of the Microsoft Robotics…


Microsoft adding routes to its Connector bus system

The capacity of Microsoft Corp.’s free Connector regional bus system for employees will more than double under an expansion announced Wednesday. The service, which began in September, will add new routes and expand to a capacity of 4,600 seats a day from the existing 1,800, a company spokesman said in an e-mail. Microsoft says it’s…