Category Archives: Important Updates!

Microsoft Releases, Removes, & Re-Releases Touch Mouse Sensor API

When Microsoft released the Touch Mouse Sensor API in August, it was surprising when it was removed a month later. While, I have no idea why it was removed, the Microsoft Research Lab has restored the Microsoft Touch Mouse Sensor … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s New Website "Your Browser Matters" Test’s Your Browser’s Security

Your Browser Matters: Microsoft’s new website was created to show you how your browser helps keep you secure online. Key Security Features: Dangerous Downloads Does the browser help protect you from websites that are known to distribute socially engineered malware? … Continue reading

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TechNet IEZoneAnalyzer v3.5 with Zone Map Viewer

Microsoft TechNet blogger, Aaron Margosis’ IEZoneAnalyzer is a utility for viewing and comparing Internet Explorer security zone settings – that is, the configuration settings that grant web sites in the Intranet zone more capabilities in the browser than web sites … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Professional Pack for Small Business Server 2011

Windows 7 Professional Pack for Small Business Server 2011 simplifies the activation and configuration of security settings, real-time backup of user data, and offline access to user files that are stored on the server. Security settings and real-time back up of … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 11 Preview for Windows 8 Developers

VISUAL STUDIO 11: Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview (Web Installer / ISO) is an integrated development environment that seamlessly spans the entire life cycle of software creation, including architecture, user interface design, code creation, code insight and analysis, code … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Updated Windows Phone 7 Connector 2.0 for Mac

Windows Phone 7 Connector 2.0 is a simple, easy-to-use application designed to sync your favorite media files from your Mac, with your Windows Phone 7 or Zune HD. You can also sync photos and videos you captured on your phone … Continue reading

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Microsoft Previews Windows 8

Watch Microsoft’s recent Windows 8 Preview press conference. So glad Microsoft has begun publically talking about this upcoming release 🙂 

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Microsoft’s Research Labs Removes Touch Mouse Sensor API :-(

It was only last month that other bloggers and I wrote about Microsoft’s Research Labs release of the Touch Mouse Sensor API. Microsoft then released an updated IntelliPoint 8.2 mouse driver to support their new Touch Mouse. Now, it appears … Continue reading

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Microsoft Discontinuing eBook Reader

Closing the Book – “Microsoft is discontinuing Microsoft Reader effective August 30, 2012, which includes download access of the Microsoft Reader application from the Microsoft Reader website. However, customers may continue to use and access the Microsoft Reader application and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Visio 2010 "Change of Address" Process Template

Microsoft has released a BPMN (Business Process Model & Notation) “Change of Address Process Template” flowchart diagram for Visio 2010 Professional / Premium. Diagrams can be static or data-linked. Diagrams with data can be refreshed as long as the data … Continue reading

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