Category Archives: Important Updates!

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft has released their Windows 8 Consumer Preview – It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices. Available in: Chinese (Simplified) … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Important Updates!, Microsoft Must Haves, Windows 8 | Leave a comment

Microsoft Updates Kinect SDK for Windows 7 & Windows 8

Kinect for Windows SDK v1.0 Beta 2 includes APIs, sample code, and drivers. Developers can create rich experiences by using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 Developer Preview. Additional Resources: Kinect for Windows Coding4Fun’s Kinect Projects … Continue reading

Posted in Important Updates!, Links to Know Where, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Leave a comment

Microsoft Brings Windows Phone Xbox Companion to iPhones

My Xbox LIVE – “Take your Xbox LIVE experience wherever you go with the My Xbox LIVE app. Track and compare your achievements, connect with your Xbox LIVE friends, and change up your 3D Avatar. Review all your recent great games … Continue reading

Posted in Important Updates!, Links to Know Where, Mac Must Have, Windows Phone 7, Xbox | Leave a comment

Microsoft Releases Windows Defender Offline Beta (Boots from CD, DVD or USB)

What is Windows Defender Offline Beta?  “Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or … Continue reading

Posted in Important Updates!, Links to Know Where, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Leave a comment

Microsoft is Looking for "Pilots" to Test New FLIGHT Sim Program!

Microsoft is looking for people to beta test their new FLIGHT simulation program, scheduled to kick-off in January 2012. Sign-up Here –> Microsoft FLIGHT Beta

Posted in Games, Important Updates!, Links to Know Where, Xbox | Leave a comment

Microsoft Releases Updated Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview for Windows 8

Microsoft has released an updated Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview for Windows 8. With this fourth Platform Preview, developers can start working with more site-ready HTML5 technologies. MSIE 10 Highlights: Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for safe use of XMLHttpRequest across … Continue reading

Posted in Important Updates!, Links to Know Where, Windows 8 | Leave a comment

Microsoft Opens Security Essentials Beta Program

Microsoft has opened their Security Essentials Beta program. The Public Beta program is a fully functional antimalware app with ongoing updates to help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.  In addition to ongoing virus and spyware … Continue reading

Posted in Important Updates!, Links to Know Where, Windows 8 | Leave a comment

Microsoft Opens Security Essentials Beta Registration

Microsoft has opened the registration for the Beta of their next version of Microsoft Security Essentials. New features in the Beta of Microsoft Security Essentials include:  Enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation – The Beta will clean high-impact malware infections … Continue reading

Posted in Important Updates!, Links to Know Where | Leave a comment

Microsoft Updates Outlook 2010 "No Reply All" Add-in Preventing Email Mistakes

One of my favorite free Outlook 2010 add-ins from Microsoft Research, NoReplyAll, has received an update making it even easier to use! The NoReplyAll software prevents Outlook 2010 users from replying to all the recipients of your message or forwarding … Continue reading

Posted in Important Updates!, Links to Know Where, Office 2010 | Leave a comment

Microsoft Unifies "Language Input Tool"

Microsoft has two existing “specific” Language Input Tools: Indic Language Input Tool helps enter Indian text (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, & Telugu). Maren type Arabic in Roman characters (Romanized Arabic, Arabizi, Arabish or Franco-Arabic) and … Continue reading

Posted in Important Updates!, Links to Know Where, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Leave a comment