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Now Create Robots with Microsoft!
Following the launch of the Windows Live Messenger Beta, Microsoft has announced the start of its new contest, "Invasion of Robots Contest". Through this contest, Microsoft is challenging developers worldwide to create conversational robots or BOTs for MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. -->According to company sources, the "Invasion of the Robots Contest" reflects how Microsoft is ensuring that its platforms have an appeal on Web 2.0. The Robots or BOTs are amazing software programs that enhance ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 31, 2006 2:33 PM

Microsoft strengthens Windows lock-in with JPEG Alternative!
Microsoft yesterday announced its first release version to of a new proprietary specification to rival the widely used image format JPEG. According to Microsoft, its Windows Media Photo version 1.0 format surpasses what it terms the limitations of existing image formats. Convincing users to switch to its image format instead of JPEG is yet another demonstration of the way Microsoft has managed to keep its user base intact through platform lock-in. The current version of Windows Media Photo available ......

Posted On Saturday, May 27, 2006 1:21 PM

.htaccess Generator
This is a great page for any website owner/creator. It asks a few questions, and then will generate a nice clean .htaccess file for you. just digg’d, I found this webtool quite useful!

Posted On Friday, May 26, 2006 5:17 AM

Free .NET Components by Mini-Tools
Mini-Tools announces that all of its .NET components are now free for non-commercial use. In addition, Mini-Tools offers a Blueprint Edition for each .NET component that includes the original C# source code for as low as $99.All Mini-Tools components include a sample application to evaluate the component with no programming required, C# and Visual Basic .NET sample code and templates to get started quickly, and a detailed help file and API reference guide. Mini-Tools components may be distributed ......

Posted On Friday, May 26, 2006 4:39 AM

Google to shutdown Orkut communities
Google said Wednesday that it has agreed to shut down some communities on its popular Orkut social networking site because the Brazilian government says they advocate violence and human rights violations. Google agreed to shut down any sites that violate Orkut's terms of service, which forbid "any illegal or unauthorized purpose," after the company met Tuesday with a Brazilian human rights commission, which presented evidence that Brazilians have been using the invitation-only networking site to ......

Posted On Thursday, May 25, 2006 6:55 AM

Microsoft® Expression® Web Designer CTP Out!
The very first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Expression Web Designer is out!. A professional design tool to help you create modern standards-based Web sites. EWD is a new professional design tool for creating HTML/CSS based web sites and applications. One of the great features is the deep support for web standards - something that is more important today than ever in the designer community. It also provides sophisticated CSS management and formatting with drag and drop features that will ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 1:03 PM

Vista's moment of Truth!
Microsoft is set to deliver a broad-scale build of Vista to two million testers. After five years of course changes, false starts and a host of beta and Community Technology Preview (CTP) builds, Microsoft is set to deliver a broad-scale build of Vista to two million testers. Microsoft is likely to drop the build – known by multiple names, including the consumer Vista CTP and Vista Beta 2 – as early as this week at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Seattle, according ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 11:05 AM

Finally on Vista!
Finally got Vista! thanks abhishek ;), looking forward to do some bug busting soon… Got new hardware to hav a clean start! wud post my experience soon on my windows site : www.windowsworkshop.com keep chkin… ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 1:05 AM

HURRAY !!! Got "Writing Secure Code, Second Edition" from Microsoft!
Just got “Writing Secure Code 2nd Edition” from Microsoft, i had been waiting to get my hands on, for a while now dint find time, Dint know microsoft has a few psychics on board else how wud they know…The contests i participated in got me the book but not sure which one was it: Security Shootout or Security Webcasts Contest or someother... nyways, Thank you, Microsoft. Almost Completed with the book and just started to hav fun! now that the content is stored safe up in the gray ......

Posted On Sunday, May 21, 2006 1:36 PM

Microsoft India develops Office Communicator Mobile
BANGALORE: Microsoft's India Development Center (MIDC) announced their involvement in an end-to-end project to develop 'Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile' - a unified communications client that provides information workers with a premier mobile collaboration experience through native integration of mobile applications with enterprise-grade, real-time communications tools. Communicator Mobile will extend features of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 and Microsoft Office Communicator ......

Posted On Saturday, May 20, 2006 9:28 AM

Enhance your Websites and Blogs with these Tools & Services !!!
There are loads of tools and services u can use to diagnose, optimize, enhance and moniter your website here are a few that i use not just becaz they are free but also as they are better than the most free and paid services out there!!! Use these to make ur site/blog more featured, enhanced and kool!!! Webstats: www.statcounter.com [ my favorite site counter & site stats service, tested tried so many and finally found this! has loads of options and features, been using it ever since more than ......

Posted On Friday, May 19, 2006 9:29 AM

Microsoft announces Vista minimum requirements!
Microsoft has launched a Web site outlining the minimum hardware requirements for the next version of the Windows OS, Windows Vista. Apple hasn't announced its intentions for Vista and Boot Camp, but preliminary indications suggest that Intel-based Macs will make the cut. This comes less than a week before the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Seattle. At the show, which kicks off Tuesday, Microsoft and hardware manufacturers are expected to show how Vista will run on a variety ......

Posted On Friday, May 19, 2006 9:03 AM

Windows Media Player 11 Beta Released
Title says it all! Also has URGE Free trial music service ( remember the music service addin in ur windows live messenger recently ) guess that fits the picture ;) lol! URGE music service is a partnership with Microsoft and MTV Networks that would allow you sign-up and download music!!! [ Download ] [ Looks ] ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:45 AM

Sharing Web Parts across multiple pages
Most Web Parts implementations allow users to create a single portal page where they can personalize the look, feel, functionality, and experience of their "My Home" page in an application. But what if you want to take Web Parts a step further and allow users to define a personalized interface that applies to a series of pages in an application? Wouldn't it be useful if your users could place helpful tools and components on the periphery of your application and have those available on each page they ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:06 AM

Bill Gates Keynote to the Tenth Annual Microsoft CEO Summit.
Bill Gates delivered the keynote at the tenth annual Microsoft CEO Summit, which draws more than 100 CEOs from top companies around the world to participate in discussion, debate, and interactive sessions regarding the convergence of technology and business issues. Gates’ keynote focused on key issues concerning business intelligence and enterprise information management solutions. May 17, 2006.Play: 56K 100K 300K ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 17, 2006 6:33 PM

Tech Ed 2006 India!
Tech Ed is back that too with a bang, TWO Tech Eds in each city!!! The first one: into architectural aspects of technology and lays emphasis on the needs of the Architect audience alongside the four tracks focused on Platform and Tools for Developers. Two-day event (Day 1 and Day 2 in your city). The second: Tech Ed is geared towards Technology professionals working on IT infrastructure – a one day event (Day 3 in your city). Diversity of content and speakers like we have never had before!! ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 16, 2006 10:42 AM

Vista coders get $$$ for squishing bugs at home!
A top Microsoft engineer has thrown out a weekend challenge to the Windows Vista team: Find and fix a bug in the current code and earn $100. The employee who installs the latest Vista build at home and squashes the most bugs before Monday will get an extra $500. Brian Valentine issued the challenge Friday in an e-mail to members of the team working on Vista, the next update of the company's Windows operating system. The move comes as Microsoft is wrapping up work on a broad test version of Vista, ......

Posted On Saturday, May 13, 2006 11:25 AM

News: Microsoft offers New TV Remote !
Microsoft India has unveiled an Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) for Windows XP Media Center PCs that will allow Indian users to control their television entertainment experience. With EPG, viewers of TV through Media Center PCs can search live and scheduled TV programs on various channels up to 15 days. EPG also lets users search for their favourite program, movie, or actor by entering keywords as also program their PCs to record or playback these shows at their convenience, thus making the very ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 2:32 PM

Microsoft Mapping The Real-Time World!
Google may want to organize the world's information, but Microsoft wants to let you know how long you're going to have to wait for a table at Red Lobster on Friday evening. WebProNews Reports: Imagine a world where your Windows Mobile smartphone can pull up a Windows Local Live map with specific details about your city: which florist has peach calla lilies and birds of paradise in stock; where to find the closest Godiva chocolate boutique; and whether or not you can find a parking space near your ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 9, 2006 10:24 PM

CH9: Windows Live Hack Day 2006 (Video)

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How do you tryout a bunch of APIs (including Search, Expo, and more) all at once? You have a Windows Live 'Hack Day', gather developers together into one place, feed them and set them loose trying to build as many cool apps as they can.

Posted On Saturday, May 6, 2006 12:21 AM

Record and Run time-saving Visual Basic macros in Word 2003
Found a cool sample chapter at techrepublic, taken from Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Word 2003, explaining how to record and execute Visual Basic macros in Word 2003. I know, like me there are many, who love to make macros and play! not those lazy kind but the totally fun type. so here it is, check it out! Description: Word’s powerful macro facilities enable you to automate just about anything you would do manually in Word. Learn how to create time-saving macros in Word 2003. This ......

Posted On Friday, May 5, 2006 6:03 PM

Pageflakes introduces sharing and publishing feature !!!
Until now, Pageflakes can be use as our very own personalized start page. like my yahoo or live.com, Now on you can also share your pages (with friends or colleagues) or publish them for everyone to see! “ Put together a team page for your sports club with the latestsport results, shared to-do lists and sport news feeds? Or how about aneasy way to share business contacts, manage group tasks and exchangenotes and ideas with your colleagues at work? ” Just move your mouse over the tabs ......

Posted On Thursday, May 4, 2006 4:38 PM

World's first CSS Font !!!
This is the first CSS font on the web! says, Stu Nicholls. Just hav a peep in the source code of this page ( http://www.cssplay.co.uk/me... ), u will be very suprised! Just digg-ed ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:13 PM

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