Showing posts from January, 2007

ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 Released

  The AJAX framework from Microsoft (codenamed Atlas) has now being released as V1.0. this means that it is fully supported and orgranisations can start using the same in their mainline applications. download the framework from:   Technorati tags: ASP.NET , Atlas , AJAX

ASP.NET Write Error

While on my weekend software hobby project, I faced with the following error: " The current identity (NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE) does not have write access to… " The resolution was found here:   Technorati tags: , network service , programming

WMDC is a BIG disappointment

ActiveSync was a darling when it came to syncronising with the various mobile devices. It's successor for Windows Vista is Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC). and apologies for saying it loud - "IT SUCKS"! I am so amazed that this piece of software that is based on matured mobile sync technology can turn out to be such a piece of junk. i have a new HP 6965 and WMDC can't sync with USB on my laptop, can't use bluetooth for syn and keeps corrupting Outlook data files over and over again. My appeal: Please don't get WMDC released in its current form!   Technorati tags: mobile device center , WMDC , vista

Cider CTP Available    Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Community Technology Preview - WinFX™ Development Tools has been released. This provides developers with support for building WinFX applications using the final released version of Visual Studio 2005. This support includes XAML Intellisense support through schema extensions for the editor, project templates for the Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code named “Avalon”) and the Windows Communication Foundation (formerly code named “Indigo”), and WinFX SDK documentation integration. New to this CTP is a preview of the Visual Designer for Windows Presentation Foundation (code name "Cider").   Technorati tags: microsoft , developer , cider

Community Site for Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

The Vista Ultimate team has launched a new portal that will contain more information on Extras that will be avaialble with Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. These extras are downloaded to your computer as an update! Check out the site:   Technorati tags: vista , microsoft , utlimate , extras

Windows Home Server Announced at CES

Microsoft has announced that it will be launching Windows Home Server soon. Windows Home Server is a consumer device to serve as a central storage place for digital photos, music and other media. The first products are due out later this year and could cost less than $500. The Windows Home Server will provide: Automated Computer Backup with Simple Restore for your Home Computers Home Network Health Monitoring Access your files from inside and outside of your home: You can use your home server to store all of your important files in a central location, for access anytime and anywhere. Media Streaming Solution that Grows with You: It is incredibly easy to add hard drives as you need more space for your documents, photos, music and videos. As you add more hard drives to your home server, they are treated as a single large pool of available storage space. this server will be made available either as: Simple hardware box without keyboard or screen software solution installable on

Virtual CES

Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is the world's premier event where consumer electronics gets showcased to the world. All the leading companies try and make announcements on what's new from their end... Now, if you are in India and don't have enough moolah to get to Vegas here is an option for you: You can watch the goings at CES over webcast. specifically you can watch: Streams of Bill Gates' keynote address Microsoft and partner videos, news, announcements and new-product demos Virtual tour of the Microsoft booth Video interviews with key Microsoft and partner execs News and video from the showroom floor All this at: Technorati tags: CEs , microsoft

Reason for google buying youtube

Read this " Why else would Google buy YouTube ?" - an article from Economic Times. My understanding from the article - Google would YouTube to cater to its social networking needs and blogging! Being from the community space myself, i say - "What bull"? this is not why companies are bought. The journalist has spent some obscene time on talking about fads of today and worse still flowing with it. Well, this is why i think Google bought YouTube: with YouTube, google acquires the customer base there. this provides them with "thought leader" position in the rich media space. Google is an internet advertising company. YouTube is a strategic fit for providing targetted ads to rich media like videos. you can already see Google ads in all of their properties that advertisers are happy to pay for! this is in short, IMHO the reason why it was bought (things like blogs and other social media are implicit!) Category: technology ----------------------------------------

Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.0

Here is a very cool Add On now avaialble that will let you migrate your SQL Data and Schema from one DB to another in a single file :).. SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard enables the deployment of SQL Server databases into a hosted environment on either a SQL Server 2000 or 2005 server. It generates a single SQL script file which can be used to recreate a database (both schema and data) in a shared hosting environment where the only connectivity to a server is through a web-based control panel with a script execution window. If supported by the hosting service provider, the Database Publishing Wizard can also directly upload databases to servers located at the shared hosting provider. Can Oracle do this? Category: microsoft , SQL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties,

Games for Windows

If you are a desktop PC gaming enthusiast, here is an interesting site for you: Category: microsoft ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.