Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Five Misunderstood Features in Windows Vista

  I’m actually perplexed why Microsoft took so long to create a document like this! "No one would expect a new OS adoption to be easy, and certainly adopting Windows Vista across a desktop infrastructure can come with a few … Continue reading

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Microsoft (Finally) Launches the Word Wide Telescope!

  Wow, I’m so excited that the "rest of the world" can finally see Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope — please download this program ASAP and get lost in the cosmos!   –> Download Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope

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Microsoft Releases Three Updated Foreign Language ClearType Fonts for Windows XP

  Some fonts shipped with Windows XP use embedded bitmaps to provide legibility at small sizes on the screen. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) does not display these bitmaps but instead renders the outlines. These outlines are not instructed (hinted) for … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases “Messenger TV” Video Sharing Service

  Messenger TV – Watch the best videos on the web with your friends.  Relax, laugh, and chat with your friends as you watch your favourite videos together over the internet. It’s like your own virtual living room! Messenger TV is … Continue reading

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Add a Clock to Your Zune

  Zune Applet Clock: The ZuneBoards have released their "pre-release" Community Technical Preview (CTP) of their Zune Clock – which requires XNA Game Studio 3.0   Thanks Andrew!

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Parallels Desktop for Mac Updated for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3

  Parallels for Mac has been updated to support Windows Vista (Service Pack) SP1 and Windows XP SP3 in a virtual machine, and with Apple’s Boot Camp in a virtual machine. –> Download Parallels for Mac

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Microsoft Blogger Recommends “Cayra” Free Mind Mapping Software

  Cayra is a free application that lets you represent tasks, ideas, concepts and other items in a graphic, well-structured way. Cayra is based on such visualization techniques, as Mind Mapping and Concept Mapping and allows you to conveniently work … Continue reading

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Microsoft Updates “Personal Folders Backup” Add-in for Outlook 2007

  Outlook XP, 2003 & 2007 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up. With Personal Folders Backup, you choose which .PST … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Open XML to DAISY XML Format Translator

  Open XML to DAISY XML Format Translator  The free add-in for Microsoft Word enables for the translation of millions of Open XML documents into DAISY XML, the lingua franca of the globally-accepted Digital Access Information SYstem (DAISY) standard for … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Windows Live Messenger Application for Facebook

  The Windows Live Messenger Team has released a Facebook application that allows contacting your Facebook friends using Windows Live Messenger. Windows Live Messenger for Facebook Application Features:   Expose your Messenger status to your Facebook friends Receive instant messages from friends … Continue reading

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