Monthly Archives: May 2009

Microsoft Updates IT Pro Guides for Windows 7 RC

  Microsoft has updated their two Windows 7 IT Pro Guides: What’s New in Windows 7 Guide, covering many new and changed Windows 7 features of interest to IT professionals, including DirectAccess, BranchCache and other networking technologies, VHD boot and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Research Updates InkSeine Touch Search for Windows 7

  InkSeine offers the unique ability to search for files directly from ink without transcribing queries to a search box or a separate search application. With InkSeine, you can circle a handwritten phrase within your notes to create a query. The … Continue reading

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Microsoft Wants Your Input to Help Improve Windows 7 Products

  input.microsoft.com – Here’s your chance to help improve Microsoft products by submitting feedback that will be sent directly to the folks working on the features.   The following feedback programs are currently open:   Network Monitor 3.3 – Provide feedback … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s CodePlex Releases Windows Live Writer Plug-in for SmugMug

  SmugMug To Live Writer allows the user to select pictures from their SmugMug galleries and insert them into their blog using Windows Live Writer. –> Download SmugMug To Live Writer 1.0 Click Here for All Free Windows Live Software, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Provides Guidance for Enhancing Internet Explorer Security for Desktop Users

  Increasing Your Organization’s Security and Privacy with Internet Explorer 8 – This paper provides an overview of the emerging threat types and how Internet Explorer 8’s new security features help protect against them.   Internet Explorer 8 Desktop Security Guide examines … Continue reading

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MSDN Blogger Recommends Free “Photoshop Texture Importer” for Paint.Net

Microsoft MSDN Blogger, Shawn Hargreaves, is recommending Michael Klucher’s free Paint.NET plugin for loading and saving Photoshop files. Features:   Layers Masks (only loading see To do list) RAW or RLE compressed files The following color modes are supported for … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s “Side-Project” Paint.Net Upgraded for Windows 7

  Paint.Net is free image and photo editing software featuring an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.   Paint.Net originated as a Computer Science … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 BranchCache “Walkthrough” Training

  Windows 7 Walkthrough: BranchCache – BranchCache in Windows 7 is the next step to improving end user productivity in branch offices. BranchCache caches content from remote file and Web servers in the branch location so that users can more quickly … Continue reading

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Google Releases “OffiSync” Google Docs Integration for Microsoft Office

  Google’s OffiSync is a plug-in for Microsoft Office 2003/2007 that integrates the office suite with Google Docs. You can open documents, spreadsheets and presentations already saved in Google Docs, edit them in Microsoft Office and save the files in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Opens Beta of “MyPhone” Mobile Device Web Synchronization Program

  Microsoft MyPhone syncs information on your mobile phone to a storage space on a web site hosted by Microsoft.  If your phone is lost or stolen, or if you upgrade to a new phone, you can easily restore the … Continue reading

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