First Look at Windows 7

For the first time Microsoft shared the development progress on Windows 7 publicly at the Professional Development Conference 2008. Every PDC attendee would receive a pre-beta copy of Windows 7 (Milestone 3 build 6801). Microsoft used build 6933 at the PDC. Quite a few changes have been made from build 6801 to 6933 including the…


All India Microsoft Student Partner Boot Camp 2008

The all India MSP boot camp 2008 for was organized in Goa – also called as the “Pearl of the Orient” and the “Rome of the East”. It was a two and a half day event attended by 107 MSPs from across the country. For most of the MSPs this was their first Microsoft event….


Explore the Skies with WorldWide Telescope

Since my childhood days I have looked up in the sky searching the skies for the planets, comets and constellations. Without any aid the best that I could do was to identify Ursa Major (aka Saptarshi in India) and Orion. But now these are things of the past. With the WorldWide Telescope (a rich visualization…


Imagine Cup Innovation Accelerator – India

    In a unique first in India, Microsoft in association with the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is organizing “Innovation Accelerator Program”. This two-week-long incubation program will help this next generation of software developers harness their exceptional talent and take their ideas a step…


Microsoft Office Live Workspace

Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta  is a Web-based extension of Microsoft Office that lets people access their documents online and share their work with others. Office Live Workspace was among the first entries in the new wave of online services in Microsoft’s software plus services vision previewed last fall. Live Workspace provides users with 500…



  RoboChamps is a new robotics programming league based on simulation, which removes the barriers to entry of robot availability, cost, and deep hardware knowledge. RoboChamps is more specifically built on top of the simulation functionality provided in Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008, which means that participants can program their robots using the .NET languages…


FolderShare – Backup, Access and Share you files anywhere

FolderShare is a probably the most unheard of all Microsoft Live offerings. However, in my opinion FolderShare is one the most useful service. FolderShare allows users to create a private peer-to-peer network that helps them to synchronize files across multiple devices and access or share files with colleagues and friends. One can sync files as…


Build the next generation of games for Windows, Xbox 360 and Zune

Most of you must know of the Xbox 360 and am sure that most of you must also know that you can develop your own games for Windows and Xbox 360 using the Microsoft Game Studio (If not please check out the XNA Developer Center on MSDN and XNA Creators Club website). Yesterday the XNA…



Today Bill Gates announced the availability of DreamSpark in his speech to Stanford University.DreamSpark will allows students around the world download professional development and design tools for free. The following cutting-edge software will be available to empower students to unlock their ingenuity by building critical skills: Microsoft developer tools. Visual Studio is the Swiss Army…