January 2007 Entries

Why Windows Vista? - Reason 2 on why you should move on to Windows Vista
Well, I just thought of continuing my earlier post to share my day to day experiences of using Vista so that it benefits everyone and more so, the folks who keep questioning - "Why Windows Vista". One of the key features that I could see is the "Search" that comes as an integrated component with Windows Vista. The ability to search for keywords, phrases from "Start" Icon brings productivity and ease of access to information to the greatest possible levels. With Windows Vista, you dont need to install ......

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 10:15 AM | Comments (0)

Why Windows Vista? - Reason 1 on why you should move on to Windows Vista
Why Windows Vista is the question that previals in many of our minds. Many of the users running Windows XP SP2 must be much happier with the features, security and other related things and would wonder on why Windows Vista is required. One of the top reasons I felt was the world of improvements that have been made with regard to Network Sharing and Connectivity. If you are person who keeps travelling frequently, there are a variety of places where you would require to change the network connection ......

Posted On Friday, January 26, 2007 2:21 AM | Comments (0)

ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released !!!
Just few weeks back, I had posted on the steps and links to download and implement Ajax enabled ASP.NET Website using the ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 RC1 release. ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 has been released. What does this mean? It is now a fully supported version and is free for download and use with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0. This release version fixes a lot of performance issues as well as some of the earlier bugs that were still out in the RC1 version. Also, the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit provides ......

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:56 AM | Comments (2)

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 - Features - What is there in it?
Many of you would have read my earlier post on the What is what on Visual Studio 2005 SP1, ASP.NET AJAX RC1 and .NET Framework 3.0. While the other two are more or less a future preview releases or a little new, let us talk about Visual Studio 2005 SP1 since Visual Studio 2005 is already in the market for quite some time. Visual Studio 2005 SP1 covers a number of bugs such as slowness in the editor, default HTML Validator turning on and quite a few related to performance reported by folks like you. ......

Posted On Monday, January 22, 2007 4:58 AM | Comments (5)

First in Billion - Windows Vista and 2007 Office System Launch - Be the first in a Billion !!!
With just 20 days to go for the Consumer launch of Windows Vista, 2007 Office System, be the "First in Billion" and get rewarded fabulously. Be the first in a Billion and get a super-cool HP Pavilion Desktop PC with a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate signed by Bill Gates! What’s more, you get to receive this award at the glittering launch event in Mumbai that will be telecast on TV to millions of households across India! Watch out for the hunt across TV, Internet and over 370 Cafe Coffee Day outlets ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:30 AM | Comments (0)

Microsoft Expression - One Expression Community for Designers
We made a whole bunch of important announcements last month laying out a definitive design strategy and talking about our roadmaps around the Expression suite. http://www.microsoft.com/pr... Importantly, we also announced the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere “WPF/E” (codename) which will enable creating very rich applications for the browser on a wide variety of platforms. We also have a new addition ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 9, 2007 4:45 PM | Comments (0)

Visual Studio 2005 SP1, ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 RC1 and .NET Framework 3.0
What an year 2006 has been? There were major releases such as Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. There were interim releases of Microsoft Ajax Library Beta 1, Beta 2 and RC1. There has been an SP1 Release for Visual Studio 2005. Clearly, it has been an year of new technologies. Secondly, the term "Web 2.0" caught up attention everywhere and suddenly everyone seems to have swallowed "Web 1.0" which never existed. Well, I am planning for a detailed post on Why it is never "Web 2.0" later ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 3, 2007 10:25 AM | Comments (3)

Out of Office - Outlook 2007 - Setting Expiry for sending automated responses
One of the cool features in Outlook 2007 with Exchange 2007 is the ability to specify the expiry date for sending automated responses (Out of Office). All of us who use Outlook have definitely benefited the "Out of Office" Assistant which sends an automated response to the sender for once (and different options) with a customized message stating your absence and the ability to provide your emergency contact details, alternative contact person etc., With Outlook 2007 and Exchange 2007 you can specify ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 2, 2007 10:29 AM | Comments (4)