Hotmail – Now supporting push mail, calendar and contact with Active Sync

Hotmail is making it easier for you to stay up-to-date and be productive on your phone. Starting today, you can get your email, calendar, and contacts pushed automatically to your phone using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) – as it’s already the case since Exchange 2003 and Windows mobile, iPhone and some other mobile devices. EAS keeps everything in sync between your phone and Hotmail, so whatever you do on your phone,…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 – Free ebook offer

Learn about the features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management, the web application platform, scalability and reliability, and interoperability with Windows 7. Sign in to download Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, written by industry experts Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker along with the Windows Server team at Microsoft.   https://profile.microsoft.com/RegSysProfileCenter/wizard.aspx?wizid=0a180c17-32d4-4151-93a0-92b384d15ca6&lcid=1033​

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Windows Home Server – Next version in beta

Windows Home Server is part of a long-term vision by Microsoft to create a new platform for the home. Windows Home Server helps families and home-based businesses with multiple computers to organize, share, and automatically back up photos, videos, music, and other important documents. With over 130,000 registered Microsoft Connect users, there is a stong and vibrant community of enthusiasts helping to improve Windows Home Server software. Windows Home Server…

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Windows Live – New beta version

A new beta version of the next Windows Live Essentials has been delivered. Some of the more visible changes you’ll see in today’s update: Performance and quality of service improvements Facebook chat in Messenger Quick previews and improved tree view in Photo Gallery Flickr video publishing and Snapshot in Movie Maker More info at http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2010/08/17/windows-live-essentials-2011-beta-refresh.aspx Download update at Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta

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Windows Small Business – Next version in beta

Microsoft has announced the beta program for the next version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS), codename Aurora. Windows Small Business Server Codename “Aurora” is part of the greatly anticipated next generation of awarded winning Windows Small Business Server, and represents a significant departure from our traditional on premise version because Aurora will be Microsoft’s first server to deliver both on premises and cloud computing capabilities for small businesses. Windows…

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Windows Mobile 7 – First full free ebook from Microsoft Press

While Windows Mobile 7 is still under development and planned for October, Microsoft is doing the job with a developer contest to provide application on his market and… provide a free ebook to develop on this new platform. You can download this first free ebook here in PDF or XPS format; source code link is here. Here is what you will find in this ebook; not all the chapter are…

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Internet Explorer – a new preview release of Internet Explorer 9 available

Microsoft has released a new preview release of the next Internet Explorer version. IE9 started from the premise that the modern web will deliver HTML5 experiences that feel more like native applications than sites. Building on hardware-accelerated SVG, canvas, video, audio, and text, developers will use the power of the whole PC to achieve great performance. On the modern web, developers will use the same markup across different HTML5 browsers.…

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Visual Studio – A new family member called LightSwitch

Microsoft has announced at the VSLive! event the birth of a new member in the Visual Studio family, called Visual Studio LightSwitch. LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and cloud. At their core, most end user business applications combine two things:  data + screens.  LightSwitch is optimized around making these two things very simple.  Let’s walk through a simple example which demonstrates how easy…

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