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Giveaway: Bing laptop skins

The guys at Schtickers have sent us a couple of Bing Laptop skins for giveaway.Earlier these skins were available only for the Microsoft Employees but now everyone can get if from here

Laptop skins are:
• Easy to apply and remove
• A cool way to instantly makeover a laptop
• Available in a variety of styles and sizes
• Removable and reusable
• Intended for the top outside of a laptop

bing laptop skins

Laptop Skins create a unique personalized look, and are easily applied to the top of any laptop. And they come off as easily as they go on. Laptop skinsare available in a wide range of different sizes, and can be trimmed to fit if needed.

Besides the Laptop skins they have iphone and ipad skins as well,which you can get from here

We have also got 3 skins for the giveaway.For the giveaway you have to do is to tweet or share this giveaway on facebook and post here. We would be announcing the winners on 5th November.

The contest is open worldwide and the winners would be chosen using random.org..

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 now available in stores

As mentioned by us earlier here, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 is finally available in stores.You can purchase online from Microsoft Store here though Amazon has still to update it’s store. A comparison chart has been been posted by Microsoft at the Microsoft Store here


The following versions are available for order-

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 – $149.95

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 – $279.95

There is a confusion whether the price for Mac Home and Student 2011 is for the family pack or single license as during pre-order,the family pack was available for $149.99 but no information has been provided regarding the same on Microsoft Store.

Update: Office for Mac 2011 is now available for order on Amazon as well and they are quoting $149.99 for the Office For Mac Home and student 2011 family pack.

Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 is also available here for $99 only.

Messenger for Mac 8 with Video Chat is now out of Beta

Microsoft has just released the Messenger for Mac 8.This version of messenger will be available as part of the Office for Mac 2011 suite, and is also available for download as a free standalone version here.

Messenger for Mac 8 provides real-time collaboration between Mac users and their Messenger friends, whether those friends are using Messenger on a PC, phone, through Hotmail, or on another Mac. You can use instant messaging, audio, and video calls to communicate with your Messenger contacts by signing in with your Windows Live ID.


[via Windows Team Blog ]

Windows 7 family pack to release to the rest of the world today!!

Today Microsoft will release Windows 7 family pack in all the other countries which are outside the U.S, although it will continue to sell in the U.S until it is sold out. The price for this family pack is $150 for three licences ($50 per licence) and is available in most electronic stores. Don’t delay as this offer is a limited offer as it was in the U.S.

Here are the countries it is available at: United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, China, Russia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Romania, and Ukraine.

(Note: this is an Update version of Windows 7 Home premium, not a full version and can only be used to upgrade genuine versions of Vista and XP.)

Xbox.com website gets major overhaul

Microsoft has updated the Xbox.com site and is now back online with some exciting features.In addition to update,the support for 9 new regions have been added.

Major Nelson has posted some of the changes coming to the new website-

  • Browser based Avatar editor: Edit your avatar and preview avatar items before purchase
  • Combined views for messages, friend and game requests
  • Improved notification of your account subscription
  • Leverage Family Reports to understand what your family is doing and how they are using LIVE
  • Play web games with your Xbox LIVE friends on the web or on Windows Phone 7
  • Marketplace: More powerful search and more intuitive ways to browse and filter


Microsoft releases Eerie Autumn and Lightning themes for Windows 7

Microsoft has released two new themes for Windows 7 named as Eerie Autumn and Lightning.The Eerie Autumn is a Halloween based theme with creepy wallpapers and sounds..

Eerie Autumn

Scared much? Gargoyles, gourds, and ghostly creatures haunt this eerily elegant Windows 7 theme.

Eerie Autumn

Download Here


You can almost hear the thunder boom along with the electrifying lightning images contained in this Windows 7 theme.


Download Here

Pre-order Windows Phone 7 enables 3 months of free Zune Pass

If you are eager to purchase Windows Phone 7,then here is another good news for you.If you sign-up to be notified to pre-order the new Windows Phone, and you will get unlimited music for 3 months with a Zune Pass—FREE worth $44.97. Just send a mail to Microsoft at the following address. When Windows Phone is ready to pre-order, use the same e-mail address you used to mail Microsoft, and when your Windows Phone ships, you will get a 3-month Zune Pass, free. So not only will you get pictures, people, games, music and more, all in the palm of your hand—you’ll get as much music as you want for three months.

windows phone 7 free zune

A monthly Zune Pass subscription gives you access to all the music you want to stream or download. Plus you can pick 10 songs every month to keep forever.

For more information visit this page

Microsoft and AT&T will release Windows Phone 7 today

Today Microsoft and AT&T will officially release to Windows Phone 7 in a press conference  which will be streamed live on the Microsoft website and will start at 9:30 am EDT. The official Windows Phone 7 pages and a video gallery have gone live, so you can check then out while you wait.

Microsoft has also released Zune software v4.7 which has added support for Windows Phone 7,even Samsung has announced it’s first windows Phone 7 named as Omnia 7

Zune software now updated to version 4.7

Microsoft is just going to release Windows Phone 7 today within couple of hours,and so they have updated the Zune software to version 4.7.The latest version of Zune software is now supported internationally where Windows Phone 7 would be released.

zune 4.7setup1


We can also browse through about 2000 Apps which includes both the paid and free apps which would be available for Windows Phone 7 once it is released.

zune hd 4.7

If you have the old version of Zune software installed then you update the software from Settings-> General menu.If you want to try the latest Zune software you can also download from here