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Windows Phone 7: Copy and Paste, MIA

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Microsoft revealed this week at its Mix 10 conference for Microsoft-oriented Web developers that its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 mobile OS will not comprise a clipboard capability for copy-and-paste operations — at least not in the first version.

“Windows Phone 7 Series will not at first offer copy-and-paste; in its place, we try to solve the most ordinary uses for copy-and-paste via single-tap action,” says Casey McGee, a senior advertising manager in Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business group. “For example, people frequently want to take an address and view it on a map, emphasize a term in the browser, and do a look for or copy a phone number to make a call. Instead of the user physically doing a copy and paste in these scenarios, we recognize those situations automatically and make them happen with just one touch. In our early testing, people have been pleased with this approach, but we’re always listening to feedback and will continue to improve our feature set over time based on what we hear.”
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A Sneak Peek at the Apps

March 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Windows Phone 7 Series won’t be out awaiting the ending of the year — meanwhile, whet your appetite with a look at Read more…

Microsoft Raises the Investigate Price to $9.5 billion in 2010

March 13, 2010 Leave a comment

According to the corporation insiders, Microsoft Inc. is preparation to spend $9.5 billion on the R& D section in the year 2010.

The company which has the business around cloud services, the quantity spend is approximately $3 billion ahead of the next adjacent technology firm. The corporation is providing the services like customer e-mail to the businesses Read more…

Resize Windows 7’s Taskbar Preview Thumbnails

March 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Much as I love Windows 7’s window-preview thumbnails, which pop up when you mouse over some running program in the taskbar, I find them approximately useless. Why? As the thumbnails they are too little.
This is especially true on systems with big, high-resolution monitors. On my 22-inch LCD, for example, the thumbnails rarely offer me a clue as to what’s in fact inside the program. So what’s the point of having they?
Fortunately, I’ve discovered the awesome Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customer 1.1 (W7TTC for short), a free value that lets you make thumbnails just concerning any size you desire.
There’s nothing to install: Just run the program, then drag the Maximum Size slider somewhere north of its default. (I tried doubling it to 400, and then went all the method to the maximum: 512.) Click Apply Changes, and then mouse over a running taskbar to see the results.
Yay! I’ve been waiting for an answer like this, which has been available for Vista for fairly some time. And as you can observe in the screenshot (click to make it better), W7TTC offers some other taskbar adjustments also, including spacing, Read more…

Microsoft Patches Excel Flaws

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Following a serious patch month in February, Microsoft Tuesday announces a lighter load of security official statement for its users, but security expert say the potential crash is considerable if vulnerabilities aren’t addressed.

Microsoft patches Excel, XP, Vista, W7, Virtual PC; leaves others holes alone

“Even although it is a slower month, it is still important to remember that these bulletins should be research because next time it could be highly exposed vulnerabilities with IE,” says Jason Miller, data and safety team leader at Shavlik Technologies in St. Paul, Minn.
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IT OKs Windows 7

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Thomas, CIO at Pella Corp., says his IT team began beta testing Vista’s successor a year ago as an upgrade trail from Windows XP. By October, just two months following Windows 7 launched, the Pella, Iowa-based window and door manufacturer had 225 Windows 7 clients up and running — and the feedback from both IT staff and end users has been generally positive.

Pella is ready to move forward, Thomas says. “We will have 50% of our users, that’s 2,500 machines, deployed on Windows 7 in 2010,” he says. By the end of next year he expects to have 90% of the business on the new operating system.

This time, IT organizations say, it looks like Microsoft has finally delivered the goods. And just in time. About 80% of IT organizations didn’t move forward with Vista, according to Gartner Inc. Instead, the vast majority of enterprise users remain on Windows XP, an outdated, eight-and-a-half-year-old operating system that should have passed into the high tech-fossil record long ago.
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Microsoft, HP Stretch Schooling Budgets in Emerging Markets

March 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard are helping schools in emerging markets stretch their computers budgets with a latest system that’s designed to boost student access to computers and help provide them with the computer literacy skills they will require to be spirited after they graduate.
Equipped with Microsoft’s recently free Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, the HP MultiSeat Computing Solution was intended for schools in emerging markets that don’t have the money to buy a PC for all students, or even for each seat in a computer lab, said James Pak, business component manager at HP’s Personal Systems Group.
The MultiSeat Computing Solution is comprised of a single PC that is linked with up to 10 customers over a USB 2.0 connection. Each customer is equipped with connections for a monitor, keyboard and mouse, but doesn’t have its own processor. Every one of the processing is handled by the PC, which acts as a server, with every customer accessing a separate example of Windows 7 that can be centrally administered.
The system is designed so that schools can give double as lots of students access to computers than would be likely by spending the similar amount of money on standalone PCs, Pak said. Estimated pricing is about US$300 per seat, haughty a configuration of five or Read more…