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SQL Server code-named “Denali”

Microsoft SQL Server code-named “Denali” provides organizations to be more powerful in today’s competitive market with highly scalable platform ,high flexibilityease of use and performace required for critical applications. Using Data integration and managment tools helps developers to bulid applications quiclky and deliver the data to the right users helps the new user to expand the reach of Business Inetlligence to enable meaningful insights.

Some of the capabilities that Denali will deliver are:

SQL Server AlwaysOn
SQL Server will now provide a set of capabilities to help business with their critical applications, with high avalability of deployments and provide better returs for hardware investments. New availaility group option will help to improve the database by supporting multiple secondaries and increase utilization using active seondary Managment. Windows Server Core support will help to reduce the downtime.

Column-based query accelerator
Column-Based Query Accelerator is designed to increase the query performance and reduce the performance turning through interative experiencecs with data and instant response time and streamlined setup which removes the need to build summary aggregates.

Developer and IT Productivity
New tools and capabilities will help developers build innovative applications with reduced time-to-market while IT professionals benefit from greater operational control and ease of use. The following highlights a few key enhancements for increased IT and Developer productivity.

Expand the use of BI to business users
Business users will gain greater agility and empowerment with a new highly interactive, web-based data exploration and visualization solution. Introducing new and engaging ways to discover insights through a drag-and-drop interface, smart and powerful data querying and interactive storyboarding to allow users to quickly create and share visual presentations of large datasets.

SQL SERVER Community Technology Preview 1 can be downloaded by clicking here

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November 29, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft | Leave a comment

Technology that i want

Computers that can read human minds

This Post has been specially written for Indiblogger Contest

Imagine searching the Internet simply by thinking. Well, your imagination may soon turn into reality.

Think a new technology which will directly interpret words as they are thought, unlike current brain-controlled computers which require users to imagine making physical movements to control a cursor on a screen, this means you’ll be able to write letters, open emails or do Google searches just by thinking it.

The best part of this technology there will be no white lies left in this world!!!

August 29, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft | | Leave a comment

Windows Live essentials

A Windows Live essential is now available for public beta. It has been released for testing purpose but Windows Live Essentials beta requires Windows Vista or Windows 7 and except English its  available in various languages like French , Japanese, Chinese , Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese.

Windows Live Essentials specially focuses on two things :

1.    Connecting Windows 7 to cloud Services and
2.    Making day to day task simpler so that you can work more on your PC.

<span style=”font-weight:bold;”>Connecting Windows 7 to Cloud</span>

Windows esseltials connects your windows experience to web serices you use and not just the Microsoft. This beta comprises of Windows Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer ,Messanger with Social Networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin with Email facilities like Hotmail, Gmail , Yahoo and blogging sites like Spaces, Blogger and wordpress too. Apart from all these it also comprises Office Web Apps for Documents. Windows Live Sync keeps your files synchronized across multiple PCs and in the cloud.  You can even directly access your PC over the web with Sync’s new remote desktop feature.

To download Windows Live Essentials Click Here

June 25, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft | Leave a comment

Free Windows 7 FIFA World Cup Theme

Yes it Football time. FIFA World Cup has already started. World Cup started up with few great songs by Knaan, Shakira, Alicia Keys and many more entertained us at the initial stage. But the real entertainment came when the first game started between the Home Team South Africa and Mexico. The First goal in World cup 2010 came from the legs of Tshabalala’s. One of the finest goal ever.

Having a look at the football fans Microsoft has now came up with a new Windows 7 theme specially for Football lovers. Football Fans that are running Windows 7 can grab a 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa theme from the Windows Gallery to help them tailor their desktops to the sporting event of the year. This theme has specially been designed to promote this game.

Argentina vs. Nigeria and Korea vs. Greece. Football fans are, of course, in for quite a treat as the 19th FIFA World Cup unfolds. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will conclude on 11 July 2010 with the final match.

The Windows 7 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa theme is available for download here

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

No More OEM for XP SP3

Yes what you heard is correct. Microsoft is now slowly phasing off windows XP out inorder to focus more on Windows 7.After 4months no Pre-installed XP machines will be available in the market. Although Fact is that after the release of Windows 7 the use of Windows XP has dropped dramitacallly but even though you will find some machines still preinstalled with Windows XP and there are very few Machines left in netbooks which can be easily available with at low cost.

This means that windows 7 is only the alternative left with us. Microsoft announced in april that Windows XP OEM’s won’t be available from October onwords. Many manufacturers has already been selling Windows 7 since its release from October 2009. As per the survey in April 2010, most of the netbooks sold were Pre-Installed with WINdows 7.aking this into consideration Microsoft Finally called of OEM’s of Windows XP.

After this huge success of Windows 7, customers are ready to letgo WIndwos XP more easily now compared to some months ago cause the only alternative left for them was Windows Vista. Microsoft had stopped offering XP to OEMs for plain vanilla computers and through retail channels on June 30, 2008. As of January 31, 2009, System Builders were also no longer able to grab XP licenses for installation on their new computers

Also people who are still on Windows XP Service Pack 2 by 13th July 2010 it will reach END OF SUPPORT. For alternative of Windows XP SP2 you can install the latest pack available that’s Windows XP Service Pack 3 via Microsoft Updater. Windows XP Service Pack 3 will continue till April 2014

June 12, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft | Leave a comment

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

Time
Session
09:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Registrations for the Developer
09:35 AM to 10.00 AM
Introduction
0:05 AM to 10:10 AM
Keynote
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

Time
Session
01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Registration
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
Break
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

SQL Server 2008

Microsoft SQL Server is a computer application used to create desktop, enterprise, and web-based database system.


The current version of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 was released (RTM) on August 6, 2008 and aims to make data management self-tuning, self organizing, and self maintaining with the development of SQL Server Always On technologies, to provide near-zero downtime. SQL Server 2008 also includes support for structured and semi-structured data, including digital media formats for pictures, audio, video and other multimedia data. In current versions, such multimedia data can be stored as BLOBs (binary large objects).

SQL Server 2008 can be a data storage backend for different varieties of data: XML, email, date and time, file, document, spatial, etc as well as perform search, query, analysis, sharing across all data types.

Other new data types include specialized date and time types and a Spatial data type for location-dependent data and the new FILE STREAM data type, which can be used to reference any file stored on the file system. The Full-Text Search functionality has been integrated with the database engine, which simplifies management and improves performance.

SQL Server includes better compression features, which also helps in improving scalability. It The version of SQL Server Management Studio included with SQL Server 2008 supports IntelliSense for SQL queries against a SQL Server 2008 Database Engine.

Inorder to attend register yourself at MumbaiItPro user group, and if you are already a member book your seat at the link below.

For Registered Members click  here

TO become a member Click here

Event Details
Date : 22nd May 2010
Timing : 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Venue: Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Windsor, 4th Floor, Kalina, Santacruz (East)
Speaker Details

Speaker : Mr. Chirag Panchal

MCT(Microsoft Certified Trainer)

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft, MITP EVENTS | Leave a comment

IE9 Cocktail Preview

Microsoft in IE8 beta 2 made a commitment not to break the web. Following the same even IE9 cannot be now counted as a single browser. According to looks of it, Compatibility view will survive into the Final version (RTM) of IE9 allowing the browsers to acts as IE5,IE7,IE8 as well as IE9, displaying it on web content it plays nice with modern web standards as it is designed to be more compatible with older versions of Internet Explorer.

Early users can grab the IE9 Platform Preview and start swapping rendering models. Some of the best shortcuts are Alt+5: Force IE5 rendering mode, Alt+7: Force IE7 render mode, Alt+8: Force IE8 Rendering mode and Alt+7 Force IE9 Rendering mode.F12 launches Default developer tools . These developers tools allow users to control the browser mode: IE7, IE8, IE9 but also IE9 with 7 Compatibility view and IE8 8 compatibility view. Document mode is also made available with Quirks Mode,IE7 Standards, IE8 standards and IE9 standard, which are made default. In order to revert the Default Document mode, press ALT+O. .

By looks IE9 is much similar to IE8 and will be much interesting to watch the changes to be included in First public beta of IE9 browser.

March 26, 2010 Posted by | Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft | Leave a comment