Saturday, December 20, 2008

MS Event : Microsoft Momentum – IT Evolution 09

Microsoft has scheduled an event to cover the latest technologies such as virtualization, business intelligence, web and applications development based on Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Silverlight and Small Business Server 2008, as well as Essential Server 2008.
I think its an event not to miss !

Date : January 21st 2009
Location : Palais des Congres - Dbayeh - Beirut - Lebanon


Monday, December 15, 2008

Windows 7 Main Features

Windows 7 includes a number of new features, such as advances in touch, speech, and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, and kernel improvements.

New features include Gadgets being integrated into Windows Explorer, a Gadget for Windows Media Center, the ability to visually pin and unpin items from the Start Menu and Taskbar, improved media features, the XPS Essentials Pack being integrated, Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), and a multiline Calculator featuring Programmer and Statistics modes along with unit conversion.

Many new items have been added to the Control Panel including:
  • Accelerators,
  • ClearType Text Tuner,
  • Display Color Calibration Wizard,
  • Gadgets,
  • Infrared,
  • Recovery,
  • Troubleshooting,
  • Workspaces Center,
  • Location and Other Sensors,
  • Credential Manager,
  • Biometric Devices,
  • System Icons,
  • Windows Solution Center

Windows Security Center has been renamed the Windows Solution Center (Windows Health Center in earlier builds) which encompass both security and maintenance of the computer.

The taskbar has seen the biggest visual changes, where the Quick Launch has been merged with the buttons to create an enhanced taskbar or what Microsoft internally refers to as the "Superbar". This enhanced taskbar also enables the Jump Lists feature to allow easy access to common tasks.

Windows 7 will also contain a new FireWire (IEEE 1394) stack that fully supports IEEE 1394b with S800, S1600 and S3200 data rates.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Microsoft to unveil test version of Windows 7

Microsoft says regular PC users can test a beta version of Windows 7 early next year.The operating system will let users avoid alerts and warnings from their computers.
Rampant security alerts and pop-up windows irked many users of Windows Vista. Its expected that Windows 7 will go on sale in early 2010.

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