Starting from June 20th Microsoft has launched a new version of SkyDrive to make the experience much more interesting and make it much more easier to access and use. Microsoft has used the advantages of modern browsers and HTML5 to make SkyDrive faster, easier to navigate, and more beautiful for viewing photos.
With Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, you can access your SkyDrive faster than ever before. The new SkyDrive enables you to pin it to your Windows 7 taskbar, and it has its own specific jumplist.
SkyDrive is just a click away on which you can create Word, Excel, PowerPoint files quicker than ever before.
Below is a snapshot of the new SkyDrives interface on IE9 and it will be almost the same on FireFox as well as Chrome
When you click on a Word, Excel or a PowerPoint file there will be an extended action item shown on the right side pain. Through which you can check the versions of the particular file, edit the permission, etc.
The new SkyDrive gives live thumbnail previews for pictures of any size.
Check the Windows Team Blog for more information
SkyDrive for the Modern Web
Its time for peeps who were worried on installing beta versions (although there were no problems), The final version of Windows Live Essentials 2011 is being released today and you may download it from here. Enjoy Collaborating, editing pictures, creating your own movies, blogging and most importantly social networking
Bing maps which is one of the widely used online maps has introduced a series of Apps which can run on top of it. One of these apps is the Twitter Map.
What does this do? when you select your location and start the twitter map application you will be able to see all the tweets from your area and the exact location from where the tweet came from.
Pretty impressive, try it http://www.bing.com/maps
This is GREAT!! I simply love this.. The next version of Microsoft Windows Live Beta is available for download here
Amazing and a job very well done by Microsoft. I just installed it on my notebook and some of the notable features are as follows,
1) The Live Writer has the ribbon interface
2) The Windows Live Mail too has the ribbon interface and includes the conversation view , looks almost like Outlook 2010.
3) A total revamp on Microsoft Windows Live Messenger, which integrates with Facebook and Myspace by displaying almost all the updates, feeds, status messages, comments, etc. etc.
Use it for yourself and experience the change.
PS: use it at your own risk, I am sure it will blow your mind away even the smiley’s are great on Live Writer
Bing! Microsoft’s new search engine which has a lot of new features and which turns out great search results. I have been using Bing from the day it was published and the search results have been improving tremendously from day one to until now. I have always wanted to grab those lovely pictures which the site hosts as the back ground image. Everyday you will find a new image which looks great.
I was browsing the web today and found this site which has almost all the pictures and you can visit the following site to browse through them
Looks great and hope you will enjoy browsing the mages also.
If you want to subscribe for the Bing Images RSS feed, please do so by visiting the following
I used to write posts to my blog using the web browser or WordPress composer which is web based or at times type everything on a word document when ever i have time and then copy the whole thing to the blog. But recently a very good and close friend of mine who yet again is an “IT genius” and a “workaholic” introduced me to this wonderful piece of software called Windows Live Writer which is a component of the Windows Live Essentials. This is free and can be downloaded from the following link
Easy to use and configure any of your blogs and you can even have multiple blogs configured to it, so you can write to all your blogs without signing in. I take this post to thank my friend who eased my life…
If you use Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) or Microsoft Live Mail (Hotmail) to chat with your friends and family or send emails then you might have noticed that some will have a green color i’m symbol either infront of their display name or behind their display name.
Have you ever wondered on why they have this? Well here is the answer for that, When you have that particular symbol and start a conversation or send an email Microsoft shares a portion of their advertising revenue with some of the world’s most effective social cause organizations 🙂 (like UNICEF, Red Cross, National AIDS Fund, etc). Meaning the more you chat the more Microsoft gives!!! Isn’t this great?
How can you join and add this i’m symbol in your messenger or hotmail?
Download and Install Windows Live Messsenger, Sign in to the messenger, click on the i’m tab follow the instructions and choose your cause. Once you are done choosing then start chatting, the more you chat the more Microsoft gives.
Sign up for a Live mail or Hotmail account, Choose your cause and send as much emails as possible 🙂
For more information please visit http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/Default.aspx
If you are a creative person, if you love photography or if you are someone who loves to play around with new and latest technologies, then this i for you 🙂
“Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth” a tool which hellps you create a cinematic experience view or a 3D gaming view witth the normal pictures you click using your digital cameras. Youcan get this mind blowing view by associating a bunch of pictures of an object or a place or anything you shoot from different angles.
Its very easy to create a synth, to create a Photosynth all what you have to do is capture alot of pictures from different angles and visit
where you will have an option to create a Photosynth after you log in using a Windows Live ID. Once you log in there is a tiny software to download and install on your Windows XP or Windows Vista. It’s easy and funfilled..
You have some sample synths which are already created and you can experience them.
For more information on Microsoft Photosynth visit http://photosynth.net/