Thursday, November 30, 2006

Microsoft's Big Day is Here!

In a historic product launch, Microsoft India today announced business availability of the much awaited Windows Vista operating system, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Exchange Server 2007. Beginning today, Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office will be available to volume licensing customers. While the 'New Windows' and 2007 Microsoft Office will be released to consumers and organizations that are sans volume license agreements on Jan 30, 2007; Exchange Server 2007 is on track for release to organizations with volume license agreements by December second week.
http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Microsofts_Big_Day_is_Here/551-77544-580.html

Indian Skype Users Get Wi-Fi Phone


Netgear has launched a new Wi- Fi phone for VoIP software, Skype. The phone, SPH101, will be available to Indian Skype users for Rs 16,900 (MRP) at the 48 Rashi branches across India.

The phone has an intuitive on-screen menu which shows saved Skype contacts and their online availability. Other features include the ability to use the phone in any, Wi-Fi enabled office, public hotspot, or municipal wireless access point that does not require browser-based authentication. The phone will enable users to call mobile or landline networks users across the globe, without having to use a PC. The calls will be absolutely free if made to other Skype accounts, but users will be charged per minute if they make calls to mobile or landline networks, with SkypeOut .Software updates are received wirelessly, without the use of a USB cable and wireless security is ensured Wireless security through WEP and WPA-PSK. However, the Wi-Fi phone will not function during a power failure or broadband Internet outage.Read more here.

VISTA vs. XP – a brief yet more detailed look

Want to know the differences between Vista and it's biggest competitor, Windows XP? An online article in the US has some basic information, but we thought it needed a bit more detail. So here's a much better rundown on the differences to expect!

Check it here:-
http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/7586/52/1/0/

Windows Vista Product Guide

Overview
A comprehensive feature-by-feature guide to Windows Vista. With contributions from people who actually worked on the product, this is the definitive resource to learn about Windows Vista. The Windows Vista Product Guide is available in the new Microsoft Word 2007 or the new XPS format.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bbc16ebf-4823-4a12-afe1-5b40b2ad3725&DisplayLang=en

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

How to add Run Command in Vista

There is no presence of "Run" Command as such in the Start menu of Windows Vista.If we want to launch the Run command we press the Win logo+R keys together.But we can permanently put the Run command in the Start menu.To do so:-

1]Right Click on the taskbar.
2]Select Properties.
3]Click Start menu tab present in Taskbar Start Menu Properties.
4]Now click the Customize tab.
5]Scroll down to Run command and put a check mark in the box present adjacent to it.
6]Click OK.
7]Again Click OK/Apply.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Nero 7.5.7.0 And Windows Vista

Nero 7.5.7.0 works perfectly in Windows Vista.

Download link:-
http://www.nero.com/nero7/eng/nero7-up.php

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Windows Vista Security Guide

The Windows Vista Security Guide provides guidance and tools to further protect Windows Vista against real-live threats such as malware and information theft. This solution accelerator recommends the Enterprise Client (EC) configuration for organizations of all types. Only in extreme security situations does the guide recommend the Specialized Security – Limited Functionality (SSLF) configuration, which considerably limits client computer functionality. The Solution Accelerator includes recommendations about how to use new and enhanced security technologies in Windows Vista to better defend the client computers in your organization against malware. The guide also provides recommendations and best practices on how to use encryption and access control technologies in Windows Vista to protect corporate data. Application compatibility testing recommendations are included. This Solution Accelerator includes several files, such as the Windows Vista Security Guide.doc, the detailed Appendix A of the Windows Vista Security Guide.doc, the Windows Vista Security Guide Settings.xls, and the GPOAccelerator tool to help you easily implement the guidance.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a3d1bbed-7f35-4e72-bfb5-b84a526c1565&displaylang=en

A new version of the Windows Update offline scan file is available

A new version of the Microsoft Windows Update (WU) offline scan file has been released. This new offline scan file is available in addition to the existing WU offline scan file, Wsusscan.cab. The new offline scan file, Wsusscn2.cab, has a new format.You must update any scanning solution that uses the existing offline scan file by March 2007 so that it uses the new CAB file. Microsoft solutions that use the existing offline scan file include Microsoft Systems Management Server Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (SMS ITMU), the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), and the Windows Update Agent (WUA).

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926464

Friday, November 10, 2006

Photosynth is on Live



http://labs.live.com/photosynth/


Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card for Windows Vista



Are you ready for DirectX 10 gaming under Windows Vista? Nvidia finally unveiled its new DX10-capable graphics chip, the GeForce 8800 - aka 'G80'.Here is a great review on this latest GPU:-

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/11/08/review_nvidia_geforce_8800_gtx/

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Can't change Wallpaper

The Problem:-This is a situation when one can't change the wallpaper.

Resolution:-

Start>Run>Regedit>OK
Now navigate to the following :-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Active­­Desktop DWord Value: NoChangingWallPaper

Settings: 1 = Can't change Wallpaper
0= Can change Wallpaper

Screensaver Issues

Many users face various problems with the Screensavers in Windows XP.Here are some references which will be handy:-

Screen Saver May Not Start in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326719

The screen saver does not work when you use a Wireless Optical Desktop mouse on a Windows XP SP2-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;911895

Troubleshooting Screen Saver Issues in XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm#ss

Sunday, November 05, 2006

MSConfig Cleanup

MSConfig is a powerful tool that allows you to enable/disable the programs that start when Windows boots up.
MSConfig would be a perfect startup manager, if it allowed you not only to disable items, but to delete them forever. Unfortunately it does not do that. This is where MSConfig Cleanup comes in! It scans the startup configurations and allows you to remove any item that has been previously disabled via MSConfig.

Try it. It's Free!
Download MSConfig Cleanup 1.2

http://www.get-in-control.com/msconfig-cleanup/

Intel's quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor

Intel's quad-core offerings will not likely live up to the performance gains seen in the Core 2 Duo rollout.The review on quadcore has a mixed report and not a good one as far as gamers are concerned.However, video editors and graphics designers should appreciate the "25 percent" increase in Photoshop CS2 processing, "78 percent" boost in Pinnacle rendering speed, and the "60 percent" jump in 3D Studio Max.
http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/02/intels-quad-core-core-2-extreme-qx6700-processor-reviewed/

How to create a Clipboard shortcut

1]Right click on a blank area of your Desktop
2]Select New>Shortcut
3] In the shortcut blank window type in CLIPBRD.EXE and click Next.
4] In the next window, type in: Clipboard , and click "Finish"
5] A Clipboard shortcut icon will appear on your Desktop.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Fastest Monitor

BenQ has come out with world's fastest wide screen monitors.The available models are:-92W, 222W, and 241W.The BenQ FP92W comes with a 5 milliseconds response time.Its high contrast ratio (700:1) and high brightness (300 cd/m2) together offer distortion free images, and make for a brilliant visual experience, making it, as BenQ says, the best option for both business and home entertainment. And prices start from just Rs.13,999. onwards.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Indimix06


Watch Steve Ballmer in action in India.He will be live on Nov 9th 2006; in Mumbai.