Download our free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Thinking about making the change to Office 2013? Changes bring exciting new features, but new versions of your favorite software can take a bit of getting used to. To help ease the transition, we’ve put together nine handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook,…


Finally we have a Download Manager in IE!!

With the release of IE 9 beta, we release a much awaited feature in IE – Download Manager .. Download Manager is a powerful new feature that keeps a running list of the files you download from the Internet and notifies you when a file could be malicious. It also lets you pause and restart…


Is my data secure on Azure??

Recently, I have been hearing lot of concerns from organizations regarding security of their data for the services hosted on Windows Azure. I would like to address the concern by providing some details regarding Security and regulatory compliance for Windows  Azure. The security for Microsoft Cloud is managed by Online Services Security and Compliance team,…


Java supported on Windows Azure

Some good news for some of my Java friends from the Azure team – Windows Azure does support multiple languages (.NET, PHP, Ruby, Python or Java) and development tools (Visual Studio or Eclipse), along with the interoperable approach, which does make it a strong contender in Java development niche market. Read for more..


“Some of the properties associated with the solution could not be read”

One day I noticed that all of a sudden an message pops up with text “Some of the properties associated with the solution could not be read”,  when I try to open my project in Visual Studio 2008. I remember that I had changed some build settings at the solution level, but was not sure…


<project.dbproj> cannot be opened because its project type (.dbproj) is not supported by this version of the application. To open it, please use a version that supports this type of project.

Recently, I saw this error while trying to open up a .dbproj project file on my Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite. I thought that team suite might support all the project types, but that was not the case. I tried to figure out what’s the issue here and figured out that we need to install…


Microsoft My Phone Service

Microsoft released Windows Mobile 6.5 last week.  With the release of 6.5, Microsoft also provided couple of new services namely Windows Marketplace for Mobile (With Windows Marketplace for Mobile you can find and download the latest apps for your phone) and Microsoft My Phone (Service to sync your phone and data to the web so…


Disable or Enable Hibernation in Windows 7

I was using the Beta version of Windows 7 from couple of months (upgraded to RTM couple of days back). Recently I figured out that the space available on my C:\ drive was exhausting. I remembered the XP days, wherein I can go and delete the hibernation file from my system (using Disk Cleanup) and…