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Hyper-V Coming to Windows 8

If you are one of those people who try out different Operating Systems every now and then on your Windows based PC using the virtualization softwares like VMWare and the likes of Virtual Box for trying out the open source operating systems or any other OS virtually on the Windows based terminal,come Windows 8 and you won’t be requiring any help with all those third party Virtualization softwares anymore.


Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system that has Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). SLAT is a feature present in the current generation of 64-bit processors by Intel & AMD. You’ll also need a 64-bit version of Windows 8, and at least 4GB of RAM. Hyper-V does support creation of both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems in the VMs.
Hyper-V’s dynamic memory allows memory needed by the VM to be allocated and de-allocated dynamically (you specify a minimum and maximum) and share unused memory between VMs. You can run 3 or 4 VMs on a machine that has 4GB of RAM but you will need more RAM for 5 or more VMs. On the other end of the spectrum, you can also create large VMs with 32 processors and 512GB RAM.

As confirmed earlier by Micosoft on their Windows 8 Blog ,after the success of this technology on Windows Server they are finally bringing Hyper-V to Windows 8.Hyper-V was part of previous 2 releases of Windows Server.So Come windows 8 VMWare and Virtual Box will be thing of the past :D

Nsquared shows of WP7+Surface2.0+Windows 7 Tablet+Kinect+Wall Seamless Integration

NSquared who is a big name in User Experience industry.This time around they have created an application for integrating various Microsoft devices to work with seamless integration with each other.So this application integrates Windows Phone7 ,Windows 7 Based Tablet ,Surface 2.0 and the Kinect unit to work together which is of great use for the architects for showing up the 3D structure.

See the video in action :-

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 available for download

Microsoft has today released the first service pack for Office 2010. Microsoft Office 2010 was released in June previous years and exactly after one year this service pack has been released. The service pack contains minor fixes and updates and no new big feature.

The service pack contains the following updates-

  • Outlook fixes an issue where “Snooze Time” would not reset between appointments.
  • The default behavior for PowerPoint "Use Presenter View" option changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor.
  • Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery.
  • Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support.
  • Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
  • The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.”
  • Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists.
  • Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint
  • Office Web Applications Support for Chrome
  • Inserting Charts into Excel Workbooks using Excel Web Application
  • Support for searching PPSX files in Search Server
  • Visio Fixes scaling issues and arrowhead rendering errors with SVG export
  • Proofing Tools improve spelling suggestions in Canadian English, French, Swedish and European Portuguese.
  • Outlook Web Application Attachment Preview (with Exchange Online only)

You can download the 32 bit version from here and 64 bit version from here

130+ Windows based devices shown at Computex 2011

Computex 2011 is being held in Taipei, Taiwan from May 31st to June 4 and the Microsoft is reporting that atleast 130+ innovative new Windows based devices from 50 hardware partners being shown at event. Microsoft has showed off nearly 100 PCs in it’s booth at Computex 2011 ranging from ultraportable thin and light notebooks as well as small and always-connected companions to secure business laptops, high-performance entertainment notebooks and high-end gaming rigs. PCs, phones, servers, TVs, handheld specialty devices.

Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s OEM Division, addressing COMPUTEX attendees said . “Natural user interface (NUI) technologies and rich cloud services built into the Windows platforms help deliver immersive experiences to customers, and enable countless new business opportunities for our device partners.”

More at MS News Flash

Microsoft Office 15 M2 build 15.0.2703.1000 leaked

Recently AngelWZR has tweeted that Microsoft Office 15 build 15.0.2703.1000 has been leaked and is available for download on various torrent sites. At present the  32 bit version has been leaked and according to the information available this build is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7.The system requirements of this build is similar to the ones of Office 2010.

According to the information available “Moorea” application has already been unlocked in this build and we have already seen a couple of screenshots earlier.

Here are the details of the file-

Name: MondoC2R.en-us_15.0.2703.1000_x86.iso

Size: 925 MB

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Office 15 “Moorea” application shown on video

We have already seen the Office 15 installation video, today couple of videos have surfaced showing the functionality of “Moorea”, the new addition to the office suite.Currently we don’t have much information about the working of the project though it seems to be an aggregator of photos, videos or documents from the videos. Moorea clearly has Metro style user interface which is also expected in Windows 8.

The first video shows tile based UI and the functionalities of Moorea. It can be seen from the video that the application is currently in development process and the uploader wasn’t able to enlarge the videos and also addition of documents in the tiles weren’t working.

In the second video the web based gallery is shown which has been created using Moorea. The video shows very smooth rendering of images-

Nokia To Use ST-Ericsson Chips For Windows Phone 8

Microsoft may be busy working on  Windows Phone 7.5 and show it’s features later next week but we have already got some information about Windows Phone 8.According to the Forbes the first ST-Ericsson chipset that would be available in Nokia WP is U8500.Here is what the Forbes reports-

The first ST-Ericsson chipset that will appear in a Nokia Windows Phone is the U8500, a sophisticated dual-core system-on-a-chip that has been favorably compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line because it offers multiple wireless technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a fast, built-in HSPA+ modem, all in a compact format. Later Nokia Windows Phones – the company is planning to release 12 Windows Phone devices over the course of 2012 – will run on future versions of the U8500, said Bozotti.

Forbes also states that Nokia is planning to release 12 Windows Phones in 2012 which would be running future versions of U8500.

Office 15 Build 15.0.2703.1000 Installation video

 

Couple of days ago Windows8italia has posted screenshots from Office 15 build 15.0.2703.1000. The build looks almost the same as Microsoft office 2010 and only couple of new features has been revealed. As other upcoming Microsoft products office 15 also has the metro UI.Here are the screenshots from this build-

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Recently twitter user R27 has posted the video showing the installation of Office 15 build 15.0.2703.1000. You can check the video here-

Microsoft adds new social features to Bing

Recently Microsoft has published a press release giving details about the new social features added to Bing. According to this Microsoft is  bringing personalized search based results in Bing on the bases of the opinions by their friends by simply signing into Facebook. According to the press release Microsoft is also adding a like button in Bing Bar which would be available for download sometime later tomorrow.

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Read more at MS News Flash

Microsoft Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 announced

Microsoft Office 2010 Logo

Microsoft has today announced at the Teched being held in Atlanta that they they would be releasing the Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 by the end of June. Initially the service pack would be available for manual download at Microsoft Downloads site in all languages and would be available via automatic update via 90 days of it release.

Service Pack 1 contains some major changes which includes-

  • Outlook fixes an issue where “Snooze Time” would not reset between appointments.
  • The default behavior for PowerPoint "Use Presenter View" option changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor.
  • Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery.
  • Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support.
  • Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
  • The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.”
  • Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists.
  • Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint
  • Office Web Applications Support for Chrome
  • Inserting Charts into Excel Workbooks using Excel Web Application
  • Support for searching PPSX files in Search Server
  • Visio Fixes scaling issues and arrowhead rendering errors with SVG export
  • Proofing Tools improve spelling suggestions in Canadian English, French, Swedish and European Portuguese.
  • Outlook Web Application Attachment Preview (with Exchange Online only)
  • Office client suites using “Add Remove Programs” Control Panel,  building on our work from Office 2007 SP2

    [via MS News Flash]