Steve Ballmer (CEO, Microsoft) and Stephen Elop (CEO, Nokia) today (11th Feb. 2011) had a joint press conference. The conference started at 2AM PST and ended up at 2:45AM PST, in which they announced their new joint venture to work together. Nokia will have Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system as their core OS for the next generation smartphones. Watch the recorded webcast of the press conference here.
Microsoft just released the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate after quite a long time since the release of the beta version of MSIE9. There are some changes to the interface of MSIE9RC too beside some back end technical issues. Microsoft is getting a very tough time in browser industry because of their biggest competitor Mozilla Firefox and now to come extend Google Chrome.
When I am in office, I had to keep my MS Outlook open all the time for the emails. The most annoying this to me was that MS Outlook used to take space in my windows taskbar and makes it so hard for me to work. My workspace used to get limited with it. So I tried to figure out how to minimize Microsoft Outlook into the system tray so that it does not appear on my taskbar. Finally I got the solution and it was too simple.
Microsoft developed the bing search engine and marketed it at extreme so that they could somehow come close to the search engine market of google. Microsoft also made a deal with Yahoo! the second biggest search engine which is now ‘powered by BING’. After all this, we are still able to see more things coming in from Microsoft for the bing network.
Adobe, one of the biggest name in the media design IT company which few years back acquired Macromedia which introduced Flash in to the Internet website industry. Microsoft and Adobe CEOs met today in a secret meeting were some high level discussions where made which are still behind the curtain and unknown to us so far.
Yesterday I wrote an article “Windows Live Essential 2011 for Windows XP is not supported”, and I got lots of people mailing me and asking me that can we download and run new windows live messenger 2011 on XP? People come on! Windows Live Messenger is the part of Windows Live Essential.
Windows Live Messenger 2011, Movie Maker 2011, Photo Gallery 2011 – Yes if you are on windows XP you cannot use these new amazing products by Microsoft Windows Live Essential. Everyone out there with Windows XP is very much annoyed and left alone with this step of Microsoft, that they didn’t give the product on their every best selling operating system.
Microsoft has announced their new rates for the subscription of Live Gold for their customers in United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico which will take effect from 1st November 2010. Microsoft through Major Nelson blog introduced the new prices for Xbox Live Gold. The new prices of xBox Live Gold subscription are as following:
Sony did a comparison of the three new generation game playing console/add-on, i.e. Sony PlayStation Move, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect. I am sure, whoever in Sony worked out on this comparison didn’t knew he is making it against their own self. Dear Sony, Microsoft Kinect does not have a controller so it does not need a “Rechargeable Battery” 😀 Here is the comparison of all the three:
Microsoft started offering other Internet Browsers than their own Internet Explorer in the current update for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in Europe. This is quite amazing, that even after making MSIE 8.0, Microsoft is losing their market in the Internet Browsers industry. Mozilla Firefox and then Google Chrome took over the browser market and I can see the downfall graphs of Internet Explorer.