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Silverlight Showing Up on Nokia Handsets Soon
Average: 0In one of the first of many newsbombs coming out of everyone's favorite desert oasis this week, the Silverlight team will announcing the porting of Silverlight to Nokia Series 60 mobile devices. Given that the Finnish juggernaut represents a majority of the smartphone market, support for Silverlight...
Microsoft Issues New Product Principles: The Ozzie Effect
Average: 0Microsoft this morning announced four guiding principles for it's major products, including Vista, Office, and SQL Server. Ensuring open connections, data portability, enhanced support for industry standards, and open engagement with the industry have all been listed as prioritied for current and future...
Skyfire browser for Windows Mobile supports Flash et al
Average: 0The race to enable embedded web content on mobile devices is a serious one, as clearly none of us enthusiasts will be happy until Youtube videos and Myspace music players are available at all times. Enter Skyfire and their browser for just about any WM5/6 device, which uses some server-side voodoo...
UPDATED: Windows Live Photo Gallery beta *not* public
Average: 0The new beta of Windows Live Photo Gallery
is now availableand it’s an important update for any photo enthusiast using Vista. The new version includes connectivity with Windows Live Spaces most importantly, allowing the user to easily upload photos to their Spaces account. Kip reports on LiveSide a...
Office 12 docx files are zips in disguise
Average: 0Take any document created in an Office 12 app, rename said document with a .zip extension, and browse that file’s contents from Windows Explorer. Welcome to the magic of Office’s XML implementation, where every document is simply a bundle of XML data. This little hack will provide you hours of needless...
Microsoft Research demos multi-touch laptop prototype
Average: 0Hot on the heels of the Microsoft Surface computer comes the Cambridge kids from Microsoft Research with their latest creation. Steve Hodges’ Dell laptop now sports multi-touch input, courtesy of a small collection of infrared sensors attached to the rear of the display. The video in Long Zheng’s post...
Adobe renames Apollo web technology as AIR
Average: 0Today the public beta of AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) goes live, ending the alpha chapter of its life as Apollo. As has been previously mentioned, the technology allows web developers to use their existing kung-fu to create applications with all the behavior and most of the abilities of traditional...
HTC Touch skips the buttons and brings the cool
Average: 0Without a doubt the hottest Windows Mobile handset for the next couple months will be the HTC Touch. A 2.8 inch touch screen takes center stage, allowing you to navigate the device’s media features with your oldest and most favorite input device; your finger. The standard set of Bluetooth 2.0 with AD2P...
Windows Home Server add-ins grow your backup powers
Average: 0Terry Walsh has started We Got Served as a place to gather up all the how-to’s and add-in’s for Windows Home Server. Considering WHS is still working through its beta phase, imagine our surprise at the handful of excellent pieces that have already been built! If you’re a big photo nut, Photosync will...
Vote for Silverlight in the Webware 100 awards
Average: 0CNET's Webware 100 is a simple enough contest to determine the most appreciated services in the Web 2.0 universe. There are areas to choose your favorite bit of media, commerce, networking, and plenty of others. This year the Publishing category includes Microsoft Silverlight, a technology close to our...