Archive for October, 2009

Bing gets Real-time

                         Bing has launched real time twitter search service.I think its the better and only professional twitter search.It provides results based on links,time and more.It also provides tag cloud of hottest topics as below.

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Go on to:  www.bing.com/twitter and give yourself a try…

For more info on bing twitter update,go to bing blog:http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/search/archive/2009/10/21/bing-is-bringing-twitter-search-to-you.aspx

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SideKick Data Restoration

                          Microsoft has recovered most if not all of the T-Mobile/Danger SideKick’s customer data.The customers data includes contacts,photos,events,tasks etc.Microsoft continued to give info on status of ongoing recovery of data which was almost thought of lost due to server crash.Now Microsoft has released the following in its presspass

The Danger / Microsoft team continues to work around the clock and has completed its latest round of rigorous tests. We are now ready to make the first phase of the content restoration process available to you, starting with personal contacts.

This data restoration effort is only necessary for the minority of customers who lost data from their Sidekick devices.

Beginning today, log into the My T-Mobile website, where there will be a recovery tool to restore contacts you may have lost during the recent service outage. This tool will enable you to view the contacts you had on your device as of October 1. With a few clicks and a confirmation, you will be able to restore these contacts to your Sidekick. If you have recreated some of the same contacts on your Sidekick since October 1, you can choose to keep both sets of contacts, merge them, or just keep the set of contacts now on your device. You may also edit any partial or complete duplicates on your Sidekick after restoration.

We continue to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to restore your data. We’re making solid progress on the next phase in this restoration process, including your photographs, notes, to-do lists, marketplace data and high scores.

We appreciate your ongoing patience. “

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Microsoft Office 2010 Soon

                            Microsoft has sent mail to beta testers of its next version of office about next release of the software.Office 2010 beta will release soon ans technical preview will soon end.Here is the mail i got,

“Hello pradeep,

Thank you for continuing to utilize, evaluate and provide feedback on the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview.

We wanted to notify you the Office 2010 Beta will be available for you to download next month (November 2009).

The Beta release of Office 2010 marks the end of the Technical Preview program you currently belong to. We will release the Beta on public download sites, where you can download and install a newer build of Office 2010 client software. At that time, you will also get your first look at the exciting new features we have added to server products such as SharePoint.

What this means to you as a Technical Preview Program participant is that the Office 2010 Connect site that you have been using will essentially be shut down and you will be directed to the Beta site (location to be announced) for Beta downloads, product information, links to forums, and more. We will provide you with links to the new Beta site on the current Office 2010 Connect site, but product downloads, articles, product information, and newsgroups currently found there will no longer be available on Connect.

In the weeks between now and the release of Beta, you can still access all of the Technical Preview materials on the Office 2010 Connect site.

A reminder, you can access connect at http://connect.microsoft.com/office.

You can also access product news and updates at http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/.

Thank you for your participation!

The Microsoft Office 2010 Team”

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Microsoft Store

                             After much news,Microsoft has launched its first brick and mortar store in Arizona and Scottsdale.People so far visited had given great positive views on Microsoft’s store.“Our customers have told us they want choice, better value and great service when shopping for technology, and that is what we will deliver through our Microsoft stores,” says David Porter, corporate vice president of Microsoft Retail. Porter, a 27-year veteran of the retail industry, was hired by Microsoft in February to lead the effort.

                                Opening a retail store is a major step for Microsoft, and is the latest in a series of initiatives to engage more directly with customers and improve the experience of purchasing and using Microsoft-based technology.

                                According to Porter, the design of the stores is uniquely Microsoft, with four “zones” that focus on different types of technology experiences. “We want to showcase what’s possible with the full Microsoft brand.”

Note:Microsoft has also updated their online store now selling 3rd party hardware and software too.

Visit: http://www.microsoftstore.com

 

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Microsoft announces Quarterly Results

                                                   Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $12.92 billion for the first quarter ended Sept. 30, 2009, a 14% decline from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $4.48 billion, $3.57 billion and $0.40 per share, which represented declines of 25%, 18% and 17%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period.

                                                    These financial results reflect the deferral of $1.47 billion of revenue, an impact of $0.12 of diluted earnings per share, relating to the Windows 7 Upgrade Option program and sales of Windows 7 to OEMs and retailers before general availability. Adding back the deferred revenue, revenue totaled $14.39 billion, a 4% year-over-year decline, and EPS totaled $0.52 per share, an increase of 8% over the same period of the prior year.

                                                   “We are very pleased with our performance this quarter and particularly by the strong consumer demand for Windows,” said Chris Liddell, chief financial officer at Microsoft. “We also maintained our cost discipline, which allowed us to drive strong earnings performance despite continued tough overall economic conditions.”

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