A Review of Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 from MIX 2010

Underbelly has a great chronological timeline of the what was announced at MIX regarding Xbox Live, XNA, Windows Phone 7 development, launch partners, and Silverlight 4! Check it out!


Buy Office 2007 Now and Upgrade to 2010 for Free!

Microsoft has kicked in its technology guarantee for customers who are waiting to upgrade to Office 2010 but haven’t upgraded to Office 2007.  The simple thinking is that there is no reason for businesses to delay rolling out and familiarizing themselves with common UI elements like the Ribbon and the Open XML format.  Depending on…


Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2010 RC!

Q: What was announced today? A: Today, Microsoft announced a Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio 2010. The RC is available to MSDN subscribers today and will be available to the public on February 10. Microsoft is encouraging developers to download the RC and provide feedback. Q: Why did Microsoft release an RC so close…


PHP SQL Server Driver for All You Communists

I’ve been meeting a lot of open-source devs lately and most tend to be genuinely surprised about the ability to now use SQL Server 2005/2008 with PHP applications.  The best PHP devs, especially those who own or run development houses, tend to be a platform neutral bunch even those that work almost exclusively on Linux,…


Microsoft Releases Haitian Creole Translator for Haiti Aid Workers

Its been amazing to see the world community mobilize against the disaster in Haiti.  There isn’t a day that goes by where I see, hear, or read an amazing story about survival and philanthropy.  Microsoft has done a lot in this area to help. “Since we first heard news of the tragedy in Haiti, there…


Microsoft Can Do Sexy Too…Pshh iPad

If you’ve heard or used our Arc Mouse, we now have a really cool companion item to go with it.  BEHOLD…the Arc Keyboard!    That should hold you guys over until a do a full write-up on the iPad from the Microsoft employee angle out tommorow.  Seriously, Apple is loosing its design edge in the…


Sky Player on Windows 7 Media Center

Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service launches on Windows 7 creating a new and innovative way for people in the UK to watch live and on demand TV from Sky on a PC.  The service is simple and easy to use and gives Windows 7 users access to the wide range of high-quality live and…


Discover the Future of Visual Data Mining with Microsoft Pivot

The world has too much information.  If you query any search engine for any topic, you will likely be greeted by millions of links of results.  Everyone knows that text cannot possibly be the end all, be all of data discovery.  Surely as the volume of unmanaged data grows, which grows about 70% year over…


Classrooms with “Mini” Mainframe Using Multipoint Server

The idea of using a single machine with multiple simultaneous users is not a new concept.  After all, that is exactly what server admins do all the time with remote desktop and terminal services.  But what hasn’t been as easy to do is give users access to their own desktop environment with they own keyboard…


SharePoint Conference Day 1 – Keynote Bullet Points

What a conference! 7400+ Attendees 150+ Breakout sessions, Hands On Labs, and Chalk Talks 7.5 Miles of Cat5 cable…ironically for the wifi connection The biggest party the Mandalay Bay has ever had! Excellent Bullet Points from Keynote session SharePoint Conference has started stronger than any conference I’ve ever been too.  There is no fluff, no…