Showing posts from October, 2006

Microsoft Office Accounting 2007 Express available for FREE

Microsoft has made Office Accounting 2007 available for FREE download. this would allow accountants to work on accounting for FREE. from the official site: "This application is tailored to the millions of home-based, sole proprietor and small businesses that currently use pen and paper or spreadsheets like Excel to do their accounting." More details are available at:

Windows Live Barcode Launched

Windows Live initiative has added another service to its boque called the Live Barcode. More details about the service is located at: The idea here is to use a barcode sort of thing (QR Code) to exchange information. the live service will provide you with ability to create QR Code you can then use a decoder software to capture QR Code via a built-in camera.  I forsee a Windows Mobile application coming out soon for this :)

Windows Media Player 11 Released

In a recent poll with , Windows Media Player got the place as the "Favourite Media Player" with 56% of the votes. A close second was WinAmp with 24% of all the votes. At that time, the current version of the Windows Media Player was 10. Microsoft has now announced the release of Windows Media Player v11. You can download the same from here . A lot of plug ins as also available at:   Technorati tags: windows media player , software , microsoft

Windows Defender Released (RTM)

Simply put Windows Defender is FREE anti-spyware from Microsoft. the official description reads as - "Windows Defender is a free program that helps you stay productive by protecting your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software."   Defender has been in BETA for quite sometime. It has now been released as a supported product at: With BETA phase, the product gained huge maturity with community support (SpyNet). It is one of those elements that are quintessential to any PC installation. So, if it is not still on your PC, get it on!

New MVPs Announced for Q1 FY07

The MVP Program gives out annual award to community members who have demonstrated leadership in the community. Though one can apply anytime, the awards are announced once a quarter. The ones awarded this quarter are:   Abhishek Arya Visual Developer - ASP/ASP.NET Amit Agarwal Windows - Shell/User Anand Khanse Windows - Shell/User Aneesh Retnakaran Windows Server System - SQL Server Baalendu Sharma Windows - Shell/User Mahesh Mitkari Visual Developer - Visual C# Mahesh Satyanarayana Windows - Security Praveen Nair Visual Developer - ASP/ASP.NET Rahul Nathan Windows - Networking Saurav Srivastava Windows - Shell/User Sujay Sarma Visual Developer - Visual Basic Thota Umesh Windows - Shell/User Vishal Gupta Windows - Shell/User   More information at:   Technorati tags: india , MVP