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Download Now Windows 8 Developer Preview

As promised earlier today at the Build Conference,The developer preview is up for grabs now on the newly launched Developer site.There are two kinds of builds available over the Developer site.First is with Developer tools and a 64 Bit version while the other version is Without the Developer tools in 32 bit as well as 64 bit version.


Here are the details of the Developer Builds that are up now on the site dev.windows.com

Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)

  • 64-bit Windows Developer Preview
  • Windows SDK for Metro style apps
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
  • 28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app

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Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)

Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 64-bit PC.

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Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)

Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 32-bit PC.

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 Windows 8 Developer preview is no more available for download, you can get latest information about Windows 8 on our mainpage here

Get your free Rewards from Microsoft’s Bing Rewards!

Microsoft recently launches Bing Rewards Preview, which you can earn credits and exchange them for a variety of rewards, such as movie tickets, computer & office tools and equipment, gaming consoles etc, directly from Microsoft!

bing-rewards

(Excerpt from Microsoft Bing Rewards’ : How Does It Works)

What is Bing Rewards?

Bing Rewards allows you to earn credits and redeem for rewards through surfing the Internet, search information you want by using the Bing search engine, and many more. From charitable donations to computer, gaming consoles, office equipment, you can choose what kind of rewards you want and have them to be shipped to your house, for free!

How do you (member of the Bing Rewards) get the credits?

Its simple. By trying out new features of Bing, setting homepage to Bing, search information using Bing, and many more, and then you earned credits. An amount of 250 credits bonus  is credited to your account upon first time sign up. When you accumulated enough credits, you can redeem your rewards then.

I want to sign up. Does it cost a penny?

Nope. Joining  as a member of Bing Rewards Preview is totally free of charge and anyone with a Windows Live ID can join it instantly. Click here to register one.

So, if you want to earn some free stuff, joining for Bing Rewards is the best way to redeem a free gift. What’s more, its from Microsoft, so you won’t be afraid for cases such as fraud.

What are you waiting for? Visit the website below to register one!

https://ssl.bing.com/rewards/signup/DownloadToolbar

Notice:

A toolbar (“Bing Bar”) will be installed to your Internet Explorer browser as part of the program. Because additional toolbar has the potential to slow down your system performance and surfing speed, so install with caution and make sure it is totally safe and it is downloaded from the official publisher of the toolbar program.

Windows 8 release date in 2012 hinted by Microsoft Netherlands

Microsoft has been silent about the future Operating System,apart from the leak on the MSDN Blog a long time back there has been no news about when Windows 8 will be released, though recently Microsoft Netherlands team on the occasion of first Birthday of Windows 7, has posted on the official news site ,that Windows 8 will hit the market in about 2 years time.They have also mentioned that Windows 7 SP1 would be available in first half of next year. The page via translator reads as-

The phasing out of Windows XP, Microsoft is nearing completion. In July 2010, the support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 stops. Today Microsoft will stop selling Windows XP to PC manufacturers and the aftermarket sales of Windows Vista. For Windows 7, Microsoft Service Pack 1. This service pack is still in the testing phase and is expected in the first half of next year available. The first update of Windows 7 is the new version of Windows Live Essentials (explore.live.com) became available in mid-June. Furthermore, Microsoft is of course the next version of Windows. But it will take about two years before “Windows 8 ‘on the market. The latest news about Windows is available at www.windows.nl / blog.

If Windows 8 would be RTMed within two years then it would be interesting to see when the beta version is released,probably somewhere around June or July next year..

Office App Store coming along with Office 15

Earlier we have published about the Windows App Store, but according to the job post on Microsoft careers site,the Redmond based company is planning to launch an App store for Office. Here is what the Job post reads-

Job Category: Marketing
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 729302 23687
Product: Office
Division: Microsoft Business Division

Office Managed – Business Planning Team
Office Product Marketing Group
Office Managed represents a ~$9B business for Microsoft and is in the midst of significant change in in business. We are introducing web productivity through the web apps, facing tough competition from OpenOffice.org and Google and are shifting our business to the cloud. A significant amount of our business is sold through partners and large portions are heavily influenced by them.
As we launch Office 2010, we are beginning the process of planning for Office 15 and are looking for a Product Manager to drive Office 15 strategy for partners.
This position is responsible for the strategy and planning including identifying key scenarios that will allow partners to make money on the Office platform – across LAR’s, VAR’s, SI, ISV’s and Outsourcers. A key output includes an end-to-end business plan that informs Office Engineering and drives our business forward. Work includes defining the product value proposition, key scenarios and requires the use and understanding of tools like MOA (Market Opportunity Analysis) and a perspective of the competition to prioritize future investments. You will drive the innovation agenda that excites our partners in areas like “Office App Store”. This position will also be responsible for working across Microsoft with teams like Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Azure to ensure alignment with our business planning
You will utilize market opportunities analysis, product concept research to help drives monetization and packaging strategy for Office and collaborate with other IW Product Marketing Group (PMG) teams. You’ll also help prioritize key scenarios and defining long-term product. . This role will require conversations with PMG and Engineering about product scenarios and a good appreciation for relationships with other products. Success will require a high degree of collaboration and leadership across IW PMG planning teams, SMSG, Office Finance, IW licensing and Pricing, WWLP, MBD finance, and LCA.

Earlier our friends at The windows Club have posted some of the leaked Office 2015 screenshots which seemed to be pretty genuine. It would be interesting to see what new features are added in office 2015.

Windows 8 Beta forums launched,win Windows 7 Ultimate keys

Today we are launching Windows 8 Beta forums,where you can share your thoughts, creations related to the upcoming Windows Operating system or simply hang out and share news articles or ask doubts about other technology related stuff.

We would be giving away a Windows 7 Ultimate key each month (till we are out of keys,don’t worry we have lots of them) to the top contributor of the month and other stuffs (may be softwares, tshirts, DVD’s) to other contributors .So go ahead and start posting.

Here is the link- http://windows8beta.com/forums

Update: The keys given in this giveaway are genuine keys and not from Technet and MSDN accounts.Top contributor of the month doesn’t means the person with highest number of posts, winners would be solely chosen based on the quality of posts.

Windows 8, will be a cloud based OS

The post on the NDTV Profit news channel site clearly states that according to the sources within Microsoft,the next Operating System will be cloud based. Rajan Anandan, MD of Microsoft India also added that “All new products from here on will be offered over the cloud, as well as on-premise. That’s a core strategy that we have adopted now” 

Here is the extract from the NDTV Profit site

Rajan Anandan, MD of Microsoft India, said, "We believe the cloud is the future and cloud will help accelerate Microsoft’s revenues and profit growth. With the announcement of Azure on Monday, we have completed our cloud offering, which means anything and everything that MS offers can be delivered over the cloud."

However, Microsoft is many years late to the game and has to play significant catch-up.
Is it indeed too late for the giant or can it redeem itself? If cloud is the new inspiration for MS, what sort of cloud integration will its future products see?

"All new products from here on will be offered over the cloud, as well as on-premise. That’s a core strategy that we have adopted now," said Anandan.

Sources within MS say the next operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8, will be a cloud based OS.

Microsoft is planning to spend $9 billion on cloud based R&D, but given that competitors like Amazon and Google have been providing cloud services for a while now, pinching pockets will not work for Microsoft.

So does his really mean that the next operating system would be completely different from what we are thinking about.