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Open Windows Live Mail in Newsreader Mode

Do you use Windows Live Mail only for reading your newsgroups? If yes I might get slower down a click when it opens in its default mode.
We have an way in opening up newsgroup mode directly but for that Windows7 requires some extra steps to work your local directories to modify the programs that reside on the Windows 7 Taskbar. With windows Vista quick launch toolbar what you can do is right click and access its properties directly. Whereas in Windows 7 that is not available as we are not provided with properties options in menu item.
For that initially you need to unhide the hidden files and folders. Then open the Explorer and search for user data. You will find that data at
C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar

In this folder you will find all the programs that are pinned on taskbar. Yes taskbar icons are located on sub-directory of a Quick launch Folder.
Right click on windows live mail shortcut and you will get the context menu that contains a menu item to the shortcuts properties:

Now Left Click on Properties and you will get the shortcuts property dialog.  In the Target box type /news and make sure you have a space between the last quotation mark and the slash character.

Once done click ok to finish. Now if you click on the Windows Live Mail icon on your taskbar it will launch directly in newsreader mode and allow you to access the newsgroups you read directly

It’s a nice access to those shortcut properties directly from the JUMPLIST


May 12, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft, Windows 7 | Leave a comment

Tech•Ed on the Road 2010

In follow-up to the Microsoft Tech.ed event in Bangalore from 12th to 14th April,2010, MumbaiITPro user group with support from Sathaye College and Microsoft Organizes “Tech.Ed on the Road”. Tech-Ed on Road Promises to bring much more knowledge and Excitement than usual. Unleash your potential. Learn the latest and most exciting technologies in buzz today. Get yourself listed from some of the experts in the IT and with Tech Gurus from the community and Microsoft India.

Developers Agenda

09:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Registrations for the Developer
09:35 AM to 10.00 AM
0:05 AM to 10:10 AM
10:10 AM to 11:25 AM
Welcome to the world of XNA Game Development – Dhaval Faria
11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
SQL Server 2008 & Visual Studio 2010 – Chiraj Panchal

01:00 PM to 01:30 PM: Break

IT Professionals Agenda

01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
01:45 PM to 02:00 PM
Key Note – Ashwin Kini
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Cyber Law – Yogesh Rajawat / Imtiyaz Patel
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Win 7, Office 2010 Features, Windows Phone 7 demo – Manan Kakkar
04:00 PM to 04:15 PM
04:15 PM to 05:30 PM
Exchange Online – Harpeet Singh
05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Contest and Giveaways / Prizes
06:00 PM to 06:15 PM
End Note

Venue Details :
Sathaye College,
Dixit Road,
Vile Parle (E),
Mumbai – 400057

Please note that this session is open for all and hence you can also invite your friends, colleagues, relatives, or any one you know who is an IT Professional and will be interested in this Event.

Being a MumbaiITPRO member to register click here

May 8, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft, MITP EVENTS | 1 Comment

Windows Home Server Power Pack 3

Being a Microsoft Fan we all know that they are currently working on next version of Windows Home Server . They are glad to announce that their Beta is now available and its code name is “VAIL”. Microsoft releases this beta with a goal to solicit our feedback.

So whats new and exciting with the newer version of this windows? Although VAIL is still under development but sources say that VAIL has improved in following key areas.

  • Extending media streaming outside the home or office
  • Multi-PC backup and restore
  • Simplified setup and user experience
  • Expanded development and customization tools for partners

Some Hardware related tiems on installing the VAIL Beta:

  1. This OS will run only on 64bit version and not on 32 bit version since there are various compability issues with OEM drivers.
  2. Since it is still in ‘beta,’ please install the Vail code on a secondary computer as opposed to existing Windows Home Server v1 OEM systems (not even 64-bit systems) If you do install the beta on an existing system, you may experience a number of problems, including the inability to run WHS v1 add-in applications (even those provided by OEMs). Installing on a secondary machine will help ensure the best possible user experience.
  3. Installation of the Vail OS on a PC will also require users to wipe all data from that PC or device.
  4. The hardware requirements for Vail call for a 1.4 GHz x64 processor, 1 GB RAM, and at least one160 GB hard drive.

For developer, this beta includes a new Software Development kit that provides developers and partners to customize the OS.

Give Vail a test run today itself!!

To download WIndows home Server click here

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft, Windows Home Server | Leave a comment