Saturday, May 30, 2009

Microsoft Office Live Workspace

Microsoft Office Live Workspace


Save your documents to the Web—for free!

Access files from anywhere

  • View documents from almost any computer with a Web browser
  • No more flash drives—files are there when and where you need them
  • Password-protected sharing; you control who views and edits your work

Work with programs you know

  • Save over 1,000 Microsoft Office documents in one online place
  • Open and save files from familiar programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Synchronize contact, task, and event lists with Outlook


Monday, May 25, 2009

Forget Windows 7 Microsoft already working on Windows 8

We’re still all eagerly awaiting the release of Windows 7, yet Microsoft is officially already working on Windows 8. Two recent job postings indicate the next operating system will be much-improved in many areas and due for release in 2012. Are you excited yet?

It feels like we’ve been waiting for Windows 7 for ages now. We haven’t, it’s only been two-and-a-half years since Vista arrived. Maybe that’s why it feels like a lifetime, because Vista was so damn disappointing and many people haven’t given it the credit it now deserves.

It looks as though Windows 7 is finally finished though. The Release Candidate has already leaked on torrent sites, and the official version is due around May 5. So let’s forget it and focus on the next-but-one Microsoft OS, Windows 8. It’s coming, and probably sooner than most people would expect.

According to ZDNet, Microsoft is already hiring developers specifically to work on Windows 8, despite Windows 7 not yet being out the door. Job postings from April 14 and April 16 seek people for “cluster support and support for one-way replication,” and “the next version of [File Server Management].”

Job postings mentioning Windows 8 have been spotted as far back as 2007 but these are the first which actually mention specific roles and define what element of the future OS an applicant would be working on.

Windows 8 could be with us as early as 2011 although Microsoft is officially claiming 2012 as more likely. As with Vista to Windows 7, this 3-year development plan will likely change depending on how the preceding product is received and how well it ages.

With the increase in use of cloud computing, there has been speculation that Windows 7 will be the last major traditional OS Microsoft releases. But it seems not. Despite looking like having a complete overhaul of the filing system, little is known about what form Windows 8 will ultimately take. It could be just an extension of Windows 7, a leap forward in operating systems, or something straddling the cloud computing service role.

What do you think? What would you like to see in Windows 8? Do you really not care right now, at least until Windows 7 is released and installed on your PC?


Window 7 ready to release after Window vista

Windows 7 (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) is an upcoming version of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, netbooks and media center PCs.[1] Microsoft has stated that it plans to release Windows 7, "in time for the holiday season" of 2009,[2] less than three years after the general availability of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Its server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 R2, is slated for release around the same time.

Unlike its predecessor, Windows 7 is intended to be an incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being compatible with applications and hardware with which Windows Vista is already compatible.[3] Presentations given by the company in 2008 have focused on multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup,[4] and performance improvements. Some applications that have been included with prior releases of Microsoft Windows, including Windows Calendar, Windows Mail, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Photo Gallery, will not be included in Windows 7; some will instead be offered separately as part of the freeware Windows Live Essentials suite.[5]

New and changed features

Windows 7 includes a number of new features, such as advances in touch and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors,[29][30][31][32] improved boot performance, and kernel improvements. Windows 7 adds support for systems using multiple heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors (Heterogeneous Multi-adapter), a new version of Windows Media Center,[33] a Gadget for Windows Media Center, improved media features, the XPS Essentials Pack and Windows PowerShell being included, and a redesigned Calculator with multiline capabilities including Programmer and Statistics modes along with unit conversion. Many new items have been added to the Control Panel, including ClearType Text Tuner, Display Color Calibration Wizard, Gadgets, Recovery, Troubleshooting, Workspaces Center, Location and Other Sensors, Credential Manager, Biometric Devices, System Icons, and Display.[34] Windows Security Center has been renamed to Windows Action Center (Windows Health Center and Windows Solution Center in earlier builds) which encompasses both security and maintenance of the computer.

The taskbar has seen the biggest visual changes, where the Quick Launch toolbar has been replaced with pinning applications to the taskbar. Buttons for pinned applications are integrated with the task buttons. These buttons also enable the Jump Lists feature to allow easy access to common tasks.[35] The revamped taskbar also allows the reordering of taskbar buttons. To the far right of the system clock is a small rectangular button that serves as the Show desktop icon. This button is part of the new feature in Windows 7 called Aero Peek. Hovering over this button makes all visible windows transparent for a quick look at the desktop.[36] In touch-enabled displays such as touch screens, tablet PCs etc, this button is slightly wider to accommodate being pressed with a finger.[37] Clicking this button minimizes all windows, and clicking it a second time restores them. Additionally, when a user drags a window to the edge of the screen, it will snap in place on that half of the screen. This allows users to snap documents or files on either side of the screen to compare them. There is also a feature that when a user pulls a window to the top of the screen, it automatically maximizes. When a user moves windows that are maximized, the system restores them automatically.

This functionality is also accomplished with keyboard shortcuts. Holding down the Windows key and pressing the up arrow maximizes; pressing down the down arrow minimizes; pressing the left or right arrows snap the windows to the sides of the screen. Repeating the keyboard shortcuts generally restores the window's previous size. Unlike in Windows Vista, window borders and the taskbar do not turn opaque when a window is maximized with Windows Aero applied. Instead they remain transparent. For developers, Windows 7 includes a new networking API with support for building SOAP based web services in native code (as opposed to .NET based WCF web services),[38] new features to shorten application install times, reduced UAC prompts, simplified development of installation packages,[39] and improved globalization support through a new Extended Linguistic Services API.[40] At WinHEC 2008 Microsoft announced that color depths of 30-bit and 48-bit would be supported in Windows 7 along with the wide color gamut scRGB (which for HDMI 1.3 can be converted and output as xvYCC). The video modes supported in Windows 7 are 16-bit sRGB, 24-bit sRGB, 30-bit sRGB, 30-bit with extended color gamut sRGB, and 48-bit scRGB.[41][42] Microsoft is also implementing better support for Solid State Drives [43] and Windows 7 will be able to identify a Solid State Drive uniquely.

Internet Spades, Internet Backgammon and Internet Checkers, which were removed from Windows Vista, were restored in Windows 7. Windows 7 will include Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 12.

Users will also be able to disable many more Windows components than was possible in Windows Vista. New additions to this list of components include Internet Explorer 8, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, Windows Search, and the Windows Gadget Platform.[44] Windows 7 includes 13 additional sound schemes, entitled Afternoon, Calligraphy, Characters, Cityscape, delta, Festival, Garden, Heritage, Landscape, Quirky, Raga, Savanna, and Sonata.[45] A new version of Virtual PC, Windows Virtual PC Beta is available for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.[46] It allows multiple Windows environments, including Windows XP Mode, to run on the same machine, requiring the use of Intel VT-x or AMD-V. Windows XP Mode runs Windows XP in a virtual machine and redirects displayed applications running in Windows XP to the Windows 7 desktop.[47]

Removed features

A number of capabilities and certain programs that were a part of Windows Vista are no longer present or have changed, resulting in the removal of certain functionality. Some notable Windows Vista features and components have been replaced or removed in Windows 7, including the classic Start Menu user interface, Windows Ultimate Extras, InkBall, and Windows Calendar. Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Mail have been removed from Windows itself, but they are available in a separate package called Windows Live Essentials.


Microsoft Office 2010 is ready to release after Microsoft Office2007

Microsoft Office 2010 [1] (previously referred to by its codename Office 14) is the next version (as of April 2009) of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. It entered development during 2006 while Microsoft was finishing work on Microsoft Office 12, which was released as the 2007 Microsoft Office System. The major version number 13 has been skipped, presumably due to aversion to the number 13.[2] It was previously thought that Office 2010 (then called Office 14) would ship in the first half of 2009,[3] but Steve Ballmer has officially announced that Office 2010 will ship in 2010.[4] According to an article published in InfoWorld in April 2006, Office 2010 will be more "role-based" than previous versions.[5] The article cites Simon Witts, corporate vice president for Microsoft's Enterprise and Partner Group, as claiming that there would be features tailored to employees in "roles such as research and development professionals, sales persons, and human resources." Borrowing from ideas termed "Web 2.0" when implemented on the Internet, it is likely that Microsoft will incorporate features of SharePoint Server in Office 2010.[6]

Office 2010 will implement the ISO compliant version of Office Open XML which was standardized as ISO 29500 in March 2008.[7] Microsoft plans to offer a Web-based version of its Office productivity suite, known as Office Web, that will debut with the release of Office 2010.[8] Office Web will include online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

The next versions of Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Outlook, OneNote, Microsoft Office Project, and Publisher will feature the ribbon interface element used in other Office 2007 applications.[9][10]


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Motorola's Rs 1.11 lakh phone

/photo.cms?msid=4210760 "We are delighted to offer Aura to Indian consumers with its luxurious design, artistry and sensory experience," said Faisal Siddiqui, Head of India Operations, Motorola Mobile Devices.

Aura is Motorola's latest high-tier mobile device targeted at the trend-setter Indian who has a taste for the exquisitely stylish, unrivalled quality and sensuous luxury, he added.

Motorola claims ‘Aura’ is the world's first mobile phone with 16 million colour and 300 dpi resolutions.

The phone sports 2GB on-board memory, and works on networks including the GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900 and EDGE Class 12 and GPRS Class 12.

The phone’s battery offers up to 7.3 hours of talk time plus 400 hours of standby time. Other key features include Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR and AD2P, 2 megapixel camera with fixed focus, USB 2.0 hi-speed for connectivity and Symphony browser.

Also, phone has Motorola’s proprietary CrystalTalk technology that lets users get rid of unwanted noises while talking through their handset.

Aura features hand-sculpted richness, stainless steel housing and will also be available in sundry textures and patterns. The phone was launched by the Bollywood celebrity and Motorola's brand ambassador Abhishek Bachchan, who presented the first Aura to fashion designer Manish Malhotra in Mumbai.


NOKIA low Cost Cellphone with all features

Nokia 2730 classic

Candybar Nokia 2730 Classic is the cheapest 3G phone to date. Equipped with
a 2-inch QVGA (320x240) display, the phone has a micro USB connector, 30MB
of expandable memory and
Bluetooth 2.0.The 3G ready phone also supports EDGE.
The phone has a 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom. Nokia 2730 classic also
comes with a standard 3.5mm jack. The phone offers 3.3 hours of talktime
(or about 17 days of standby). It also has Ovi Mail and packs Nokia’s Life Tools.

Nokia says the phone will be available in the second quarter of this
year at a price of Rs 5,300. The company also says that the new 3G handset
is targeted at entry-level prepaid users in both developing and developed markets.

Nokia 2720 fold

Clamshell Nokia 2720 fold sports a 1.8-inch display with a resolution of 128x160. The phone packs 32MB of memory and has no further memory expansion option. The phone has 1.3 megapixel camera and offers Bluetooth 2.0 support.

The phone, however, is not 3G ready but supports EDGE. Nokia says the phone will make its debut in the fourth quarter of this year at an expected price of Rs 3,600.

Nokia 2720 fold also includes Ovi Mail, Nokia Life Tools and supports up to 18 days of standby time and approximately 5 hours of talk time. The phone also has an FM radio with the ability to record radio, MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), Bluetooth and MP3 ring tones.

Nokia 7020

The other low-cost phone from Nokia is 7020. The clamshell phone sports a 2.2 inch, QVGA display. The phone comes with 45MB of internal memory with support for further memory expansion.

Nokia 7020 has a 2 megapixel camera and is a Quad band GSM phone with EDGE support. The phone like Nokia 2730 classic does not supports 3G. Nokia says the phone will be available from the fourth quarter of this year (October) at an approximate price of Rs 6,000.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

SMS your CV from anywhere, anytime. Instantly.

SMS your CV from anywhere, anytime. Instantly.
Sometimes when a job opportunity comes up, you may not have your CV with you or you may not have access to internet to send your CV to the recruiter. So, how do you, then, email your CV to the recruiter? We decided to solve this problem, and the solution is Naukri ExpressCV.

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You can use it when…

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