Category Archives: Windows 7

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

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Facebook Releases Messenger for Windows 7

Facebook has released their Messenger for Windows 7 – a new, trial application that lets you use Facebook without being on http://www.facebook.com. While you surf the web or use other applications on your computer, you can: Chat and message with … Continue reading

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Microsoft CodePlex Releases a Windows 7 Metro Application "Instant Beautiful Browsing"

Instant Beautiful Browsing “is a work-space that includes applications like notepad, multi-view browser, links to other applications, using the incredibly beautiful metro interface.”

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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

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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

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Microsoft Releases Updated Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 2

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Kinect and the Kinect Effect, Microsoft has released an updated Kinect for Windows SDK. Commercial products will be coming in early 2012. Download –> Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 2

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Microsoft’s CodePlex Releases Windows 8 Explorer for Windows 7

BExplorer (Better Explorer) is a replacement for standard Windows 7 Explorer with the look & feel of the Windows 8 Explorer, with some additional features. Project’s main goals: Adding tab functionality together with use of standard explorer browser control Adding … Continue reading

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Microsoft “Retires” Windows Gadgets Gallery

I sure hope you downloaded the gadgets you loved … Looking for gadgets? The Windows Live Gallery has been retired. In order to focus support on the much richer set of opportunities available for the newest version of Windows, Microsoft is … 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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