Windows 8 Editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT

Windows 8 is still in beta (consumer preview). You can download Windows 8 Consumer Preview here.  When Windows 8 is released, there will be three editions. For PCs and tablets powered by x86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit), we will have two editions: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Windows RT is the newest…

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Install and Troubleshoot Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook 2010

I recently activated Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online with my Windows Live ID. After activation, I was able to log in to my account using the browser. You can find more info on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online here. After logging in, I was prompted to download and install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook. …

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Kinect For Windows SDK Available for Download

The Kinect for Windows SDK enables developers to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition, using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows 8 Developer Preview (desktop applications only). Click here to download the SDK. Commercial Kinect for Windows Sensor The newly released Kinect for Windows hardware…

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Internet Explorer 9 Top Browser on Windows 7

Roger Capriotti wrote in a recent post that “As of November, IE9 usage share on Windows 7 worldwide was higher than all versions of Chrome and all versions of Firefox – second only to IE8.” If you are running IE9 (or IE10 Preview), you can see a number of demo apps here that demonstrate browser…

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Microsoft Kinect Effect Reaches Into Hospitals, Senior Centers

Tiger Place, an independent living center in Missouri, uses technology such as Kinect to closely monitor seniors’ movement to help prevent functional decline that can lead to falls and decreased mobility. More info here.   Developers can create rich experiences by using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview….

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How to Remove “Win 7 Total Security”

My computer recently got infected with a fake antivirus program “Win 7 Total Security” when I accidently hovered the mouse cursor over a hyperlink and subsequently downloaded and installed it. I removed it manually but you can find lots of information on the virus and removal tools. I found the following two articles very useful…

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Windows 7 Productivity Tip: Sticky Keys

The Sticky Keys feature has been around since Windows XP and made easier to use in Windows 7. However, many users are not familiar with it. (I have to admit I was one of “them”.) What is the Sticky Keys and why do you need it? Here is one of lots of situations where the…

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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Technologies to Device Manufacturers

Microsoft just announced the release to manufacturing of Windows Embedded Standard 7. Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Division at Microsoft, shared more insight around recent OEM and partner activities with Windows Embedded Standard 7 in his blog. Windows Embedded Standard 7 helps OEMs build enterprise devices with seamless connectivity, allowing…

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Five Best Windows 7 Tweaking Applications

Lifehacker, a blog that covers tips and tricks for streamlining your life with computers, shares five Windows 7 features and applications. God Mode (Windows, Free) Regedit (Windows, Free) Windows 7 Manager (Windows, $40) Rainmeter (Windows, Free) Ultimate Windows Tweaker (Windows, Free) Check out the detail here.

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