Articles tagged with: Microsoft
At its Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Microsoft has officially announced availability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 service packs. New feature added to “Windows 7 SP1 beta” is compatibility with USB 3.0. A new feature “RemoteFX” has been added in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta which provides full control on multiple displays, Aero and multimedia streaming. Can not really say it as new feature because RemoteFX has already been provided as an update. New features in “Windows Server 2008 R2″ benefit Windows 7 by providing richer Virtual …
Gaming Consoles »
Microsoft bet in motion based gaming market is resting squarely on shoulders of Kinect. If you can not wait to try out Kinect for Xbox 360 in November, then here is a chance to try it out as early as next week. But you will be trying it out in type of place you would probably be least expecting. Yes, it’s not GameStop- retailers, it’s Macy’s.. Macy’s has announced that 13 stores across nation will be home to Kinect demo setups that will allow people to come and try …
Cell Phones »
Microsoft VP of Marketing, Mich Mathews, just mentioned during a presentation that Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will be launching this October. No more details, unfortunately! It’s not clear whether it will be a full launch with all handsets ready to go or a soft launch where Microsoft formally announce dates and prices for everything. October still seems dangerously far away when people got the iPhone 4 and Android 2.2 raring to go. But window phone 7 is keeping the fire on. WP7 will be a revolutionary addition in field …
Gaming Consoles »
Microsoft recently unveiled Kinect for Xbox 360, a controller free gaming device. Microsoft is positioning in wholly new way to experience entertainment in living room. Thousands of Hollywood stars, media and VIPs from around world gathered at Los Angeles Galen Center to witness future of entertainment on June 13, 2010. Previously named “Project Natal”, Kinect label was released before start of Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles (E3) as part of Cirque du Soleil performance, inspired by Kinect’s technology.
Slim black Kinect sensor plugs directly into any Xbox 360. Despite …
PC Gadgets »
Over the past couple of years, the webcam is there with most models topping at about 2 Megapixels. But now it seems that Microsoft is going to break the records with its LifeCam Cinema webcam, launching soon, offering a true HD experience in 720p resolution at 30fps.
Other features include a full 1,280×720 HD, glass lens, 4x digital zoom, auto focus, and a digital, noise-cancelling microphone which is mounted on the top of the camera. Microsoft has also implemented the ClearFrame technology which is meant to deliver smooth, detailed video.
The webcam’s …
Audio / Video, MP3 Players »
There’s a good news for those who want a Zune HD really bad. The waiting time is nearly over now! Because today Microsoft has officially announced the heavily hyped media player Zune HD for pre-orders.
It will be making its way to retail channels coming September 15th, and will be up for pre-order through http://www.zune.net/zunehd from select spots including Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and the Microsoft Store.
The Tegra-packing, HD Radio-playing, OLED touchscreen PMP, 720p-outputting device will come in a black, with 16GB memory for $219.99, or a beefier, "platinum" finish 32GB …
Cell Phones »
Microsoft’s top devices exec says that upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 OS will provide better web browsing than iPhone. However, this claim has been made by a Microsoft employee, therefore it’s probably biased.
Robbie Bach, the President of Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division said “You’ll have a very rich browsing experience on 6.5 devices that will make you access to more websites than you’ll able to get on an iPhone and that will work actively and work well” “It really is a much better experience,” he added.
This new version of Microsoft’s …
Microsoft announced it’s upgraded pricing for Windows 7. OEMs will start shipping PCs with Windows 7 in almost all language versions beginning on GA, October 22nd. Here’s the pricing for Windows 7.
The estimated retail prices for upgrade in US:~
Windows 7 Home Premium: $119.99
Windows 7 Professional: $199.99
Windows 7 Ultimate: $219.99
The estimated retail prices for full packaged in US:~
Windows 7 Home Premium: $199.99
Windows 7 Professional: $299.99
Windows 7 Ultimate: $319.99
You’ll be able to pre-order upgrades at much cheaper prices. This means you can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium for $49.99 or Windows 7 …
Car Tech »
The Blue&Me technology is result of collaboration between Fiat Auto and Microsoft which will change your way to communicate and listen music on the move.
Using a series of voice commands, you can call, listen to incoming SMS messages, interpreted on your Bluetooth Blue&Me mobile phone, consult your phonebook and listen to MP3s, without taking hands off the wheel . Blue&Me supports many mobile phones with Bluetooth technology. This technology will be available to you in these models of Fiat: Bravo, Grande Punto 5-door, Grande Punto 3-door, Linea, 500, New …
With Windows 7 due by October and looking good, and SP1 bringing Vista up to the same performance as XP SP2 (that’s what Microsoft claims its Customer Experience Improvement program telemetry shows), who’s going to want Vista Service Pack 2?
Actually, even Microsoft says this is mainly for Windows Server 2008 (which shares much of the same code as Vista) and for putting on new PCs.
Cuirrently only available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, SP2 will be available as an optional install from Windows Update and even when it moves to be …