Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts

Exclusive WLM Wave 4 Screenshots

Livesino posts new and exclusive screenshots for WLM W4. Previously some screenshots also circulated on web.

Aero on Windows 7/Vista Home Basic

Aero is acronym for 'Authentic', 'Energetic', 'Reflective', 'Open'. Aero theme GUI is a transparent theme for Windows 7 and Vista officially released by Microsoft. It is also available on Windows 2008 server. It is a successor of Luna theme. Aero theme in Windows 7 is a revised edition with several UI changes such as Aero Peek, Aero Shake, Aero Snap, Touch UI. Aero theme comes with many editions but deprived versions are Windows 7 Home Basic & Windows Vista Home Basic. Also, Aero theme can't be enabled on low end graphic cards or on PC's having no graphic card at all. Users using these versions can still have a realistic sense of Aero theme by Aero Enabler.

Aero Enabler lets to activate/deactivate Aero theme with single click. It also allows to disable Hardware Check if required graphic card is not available or Windows 7 Basic/Windows Home Basic is in use.

Bing for iPhone released

Bing search engine devs has launched its Search app for iPhone/iPod users. Bing application opens with Bing's image in the background. Using this app we can search for Images, Movies, Maps, Business, News, Directions.

This app also contains voice feature embedded for voice search. Bing app is available free on iTunes and is rated as 4+.

Requirements: iPhone/iPod Touch 2G with OS 3.0 or later

Microsoft VPC & XP Mode RTM [Official DDL]

Back in October Microsoft VPC RTM build 7600.16393 was leaked on internet. Microsoft has now Officially released Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode as final RTM versions.

With Windows VPC we can install one or more guest operating systems on top of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate. It also enables one click install of Windows XP Mode. Whereas Windows XP mode containing pre-installed copy of Windows XP SP3 allows us to install software's which are directly not executable in Windows 7.

Since Windows VPC and Windows XP Mode requires Hardware Assisted Virtualization (HAV) CPU feature. Its better to Download HAV and have a compatibility check.

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 2 released to public

Microsoft has officially released Office 2010 Beta 2 for public download. It is free to download. Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 2 has updated versions of all Office products. Office Professional products include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Onenote, Access, Publisher.

In addition Microsoft is also offering its Office web apps supported with Firefox and Safari. However it requires a Live account, which i am sure every one has. Web based services comes handy for Virtual interaction on any other OS like Google OS, Linux, Mac or when you are away from your PC.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 will prove to be a hard contender as compared to Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 since both products has social integration. Also Outlook allows to manage contact information remotely via PC or Mobile. Moreover Word 2010 offers Multiuser co-authoring option, which means two users with same file opened simultaneously will have administrative privileges to edit any part of the work. This feature proves to be very useful for long distance negotiations or writing minutes from a public meeting etc.

Windows Live Messenger 2010 Screenshots

Windows Live Messenger 2010 which is due next year has come up with some new features, neowin reports. Main change is the Social integration like Twitter. This social stream column is placed to left of chatting column.

Other interesting feature is its tabbed conversations. The new version will also have concatenation with other Windows Live Applications.

Google Goggles & Project Natal: The Sixth Sense?

Google Goggles is a new initiative taken by Search engine team to make search even more user convenient and friendly. This service will allow end users to take real world pictures and generate a related Google Search. It will be a Visual Mobile Search (VMS) app developed for Android powered Smartphones.  This technology uses Visual recognition and Location based results to provide accurate results. CNBC covers a entertaining video about whats inside the Google visual project

There are couple of known apps which serve this visual search purpose on a smaller scale. One is SnapTell for music, movies, books and other one is PlinkArt for art searches. Now it will be interesting how Google implements Voice search technology on a large scale and how it competes with iPhone which has more than 100,000 apps in Apple Store.

On the other hand Microsoft is also working on Visual Computing projects at its research center. Microsoft Project named "Natal" is a XBox 360 platform for controller free gaming and entertainment.

Microsoft "Natal" to be launched in late 2010 will enable users with a natural interface control with gestures, voice commands or objects and images. However it may sound like something different as compared to Google Goggles but it is the same tree with two branches.

Microsoft Project "Natal" and Google Goggles initiative somehow replicates the TED Sixth Sense idea presented by Pranav Mistry. PhD student at MIT Pranav explains how he manages to converge the Real World objects to Digital World and vice versa. Mistry also explains that his project will be open source and would like end users to extend its open source capabilities.

It will be really interesting to see how these technologies are revolutionized by High Tech Companies like Google and Microsoft to change the future of Visual Computing and Image processing. This will conclude to an era where sixth sense will be a major contributor to worlds economy.

Windows Double Explorer

Double Explorer is a Windows 7 based application which manages two or more Windows Explorers in one. WDE 0.3.5 adds favorite folders with drag and drop to toolbar for quick access.

Download Windows Double Explorer 0.3.5 (1.1MB)

Office Mobile 2010 Beta

Today at Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) Day 2 was quite surprising to many of us. This event came up with new products like IE9, Silverlight 4 and Office Mobile 2010 Beta. Microsoft Mobile 2010 beta brings tools like Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, SharePoint Mobile, Powerpoint Mobile. To install Office Mobile 2010, touch screen windows based mobile is required. This package is free andof 4.6MB in size. This free offer is valid till April 5th, 2010. Installing this version will uninstall the previous version automatically.

Download Office Mobile 2010

Twilight Map [Bing]

New Moon fever is over rising the mercury. With less than a week left for the Twilight extravaganza to start, its boiling hot. To keep up the excitement Bing team has come up with an innovative Twilight Virtual Tour.  This web based video application bring Forks, La Push, Port Angeles an Volterra, The Cullen house, Fork's Police station, Fork's Hospital, Bella italia, The dress shop, The book store, The High school and more right to your desktop. When you click to any location it gives a detailed view of the location with showing streets, roads etc. In addition it also gives short cut navigation to the near most popular places with distance mentioned in miles. It also gives the option to watch locations more precisely with photos and videos powered by Bing search.

Twilight Bing Maps uses Microsoft Silverlight which is required to view this application. Go to

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta page Live

Microsoft Official page to Download or try its Beta version is live now. It is free to try the beta version or try the beta version online using your hotmail or live id. The download offers Home and Business editions which include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Outlook and Web Apps. Where as Office Professional beta include Access and Publisher in addition to Home/Business editions. There is another volume available Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta which is a suite pack.

Mac users can download from here.

Follow instructions for Office Web Apps in Windows Live here.

Free Download Accelerator for Linux/Windows

SKDownloader is a freeware download accelerator for Linux and Windows Platform. It is java based and have special installers. It includes

1. Downloading same file in parts to maximize speed.
2. Pause/Resume Support.
3. Redirection support.
4. HTTP/ FTP support.
5. Proxy support.
6. Schedule event support.
7. IE/Firefox integration.
8. Auto update.
9. GUI/CLI interface.

Requirements: Java 6.0

Download SKDownloader

Download Windows 7 RDC 7.0 for XP & Vista

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 enables to use new Remote Desktop Features. These features introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are available for computers running Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista SP1/SP2. RDC 7.0 allows to take advantage of rich advanced features like Media Player Redirection, True Multi-Moinitor support etc while connecting to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 via Windows XP or Vista.

Update for Windows XP
Update for Windows Vista
Update for Windows Vista x64

Windows Live Offline Installer

If you are willing to install Windows Live latest components there are two options available. One is from 'Web' and the other one is via 'All in one installer' file. Both installation procedure includes Live Messenger, Mail, Writer, Family Save, Silverlight, Toolbar, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery.Installing from web is easier and popular way. However the importance of web installation is that you can customize components according to your needs. But if you are planning to install all the components in one go Officially then follow this trick:

Go to and click 'Download' button. You will be prompted to download a web installer. Cancel it and click 'Try Again'. Download all in one offline installer file for Live Components.

Web Installer-1MB
All in One Installer-134MB

How to Find any Windows Key

If you're planning to re-install Winodws 7, Vista, XP, 2000 or any other Desktop Software and you can't find the Product key or serial number, Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder can help you.

Key Features

>No installation required
>Product keys are found immediately
>Multiple options for saving the key

Download Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Office 2010 Beta 14.0.4514.1009 Leaked

Office 2010 beta 14.0.04514.1009 latest version has been leaked via torrents. Microsoft Office 2010 is the successor of Office 2007. This new product is rich in user experience with easy to use GUI and enhanced features. Apart from previous version it includes built in screen capture tool, background removal tool, new SmartArt templates, author permissions and a protected document mode to name a few. Also Office 2007 main menu icon will be replaced with full window file menu. If installed in Windows 7 it will allow easy access to recent tasks and applications with jumplists. Office 2010 latest Beta 14.0.4514.1009 has been released via torrent sites. For a comprehensive technical preview on Office 2010 you can follow the official site here.

Download via torrent at wzor

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) also known as Microsoft AntiVirus is available for download. It is a free utility specifically for countries where virus, adware, spyware are a major threat. MSE dominates considering its lightweight and hence uses less system resources. However it requires Genuine Windows validation which is major drawback. A comprehensive Microsoft Malware protection center provides information, definitions and analysis for latest threats.

Before download take a look at these 'How To Videos' for installation, scan and fix a problem.

Requirements: Genuine Windows XP (SP2 or SP3), Windows Vista (Gold, SP1, SP2), Windows7

Download Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Pink introduces Turtle & Pure

Microsoft working on secret project named Pink has unleashed some new gadgets named Turtle and Pure. Although they look like a child toy but its stylish and round design would attract many MS enthusiasts. These gadgets will certainly be equipped with MS Zune features. First one is Turtle and Second one is Pure. These phones are slider-style designed. One physical feature note able on turtle is a smiley button on turtle next to space bar. Pretty neat indeed.

Download Microsoft Office 2010

Much stable build of Office 2010 code named 14 v 14.0.4417.1000 has been leaked to internet via torrent. Its the successor of Office 2007 and termed as "Beta" yet. In response to Google Web Based OS, Microsoft has included light web browser versions of Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OneNote. Powerpoint 2010 includes a mini version of Adobe photoshop to edit movies and images, Excel 2010 includes an innovative feature of Sparklines which gives snapshot of data trend over time.

In addition to this Microsoft has also launched Office2010 movie website to discuss the technicalities involved in the making of Office 2010 and its web based applications.

Final product of Microsoft Office 2010 is scheduled to be released in March 2010.

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Microsoft 2010 32bit

Microsoft 2010 64bit

Theme Builder beta for Microsoft Office 2007

This tool provides good looking impression for your professional work. It is designed to enhance your documents with color, fonts and graphics effects. It supports all of your office 2007 products like Access, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Project, Publisher, Visio, SharePoint Designer, InfoPath. It requires 2.8MB Microsoft .Net Framework. Supports Windows 2000 SP4, Windows 2003 server, Windows XP SP2.

Download Microsoft .Net FrameWork 3.0 (2.8MB)
Download ThemeBuilder (6.3MB)