Is Microsoft Still Huge?

Casey Chan at Gizmodo shared several interesting numbers in a recent post. I thought I’d share them with you… • 150 million Windows 7 licenses sold • 7.1 million projected iPad sales in 2010 • 58 million projected netbook sales in 2010 • 355 million projected PC sales in 2010 • less than 10% of…


Microsoft Keynote at 1st International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application, June 21-23, 2010 in DC

The conference will be held next week at Hyatt Regency Bethesda Maryland. Microsoft will present sessions include two keynote sessions and one panel discussion. See a full program here. COM.Geo 2010 provides free admissions to Microsoft Cloud Computing Focus Groups and Courses. Here is the free registration information: 1) Free admissions to Cloud Computing Focus…


Find Out if Your Word Documents Contain Custom XML Markup

Gray Matter talks about a custom tool that helps detect if any Word documents (.docx and .docm) contain custom xml mark. You can find the detail about the tool and how to use it here.


Preshow Keynote of the Consumer Electronics Show 2010

The annual Consumer Electronics Show opens this Thursday Jan. 7th in Las Vegas. Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft, and Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft, will deliver the 2010 International CES pre-show keynote address at 6:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton…


Marketing Your Applications and Services at Microsoft Pinpoint

If you are an independent developer, software firms or partners, and interested to market your software applications and professional services with Microsoft, check out The goal of Pinpoint is to integrate the best aspects of several different marketplaces into a single, unified marketplace that makes it easy for business owners and technology experts to…


Web Technologies and Temp Jobs at

I had an opportunity today to visit a Richmond VA-based online business,, a leading service provider for hourly and temp jobs. I met with a great development/engineering team there, learned what cool applications they had been working on using Microsoft web technologies, and demoed some exciting features of IE 8, Web Slice, Web Accelerator…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Contest

You don’t have to be a poet to win this grand prize, a Home Theater System including a 52” TV! Check out detail here Whether or not you win the prize, you are entitled to the Free MS Press eBook (pdf file):  Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2.


What does the MSDN website have anything to do with politics?

I tried to log in to my MSDN website, but I was welcomed by a completely different web site. Initially I thought it was just a paid ad on the main web page and it would change back after a few seconds. But it didn’t. After a while, I discovered that I had a typo in…