After so long Microsoft have decided to add an instant messenger feature to Hotmail. This is one of the things i really wish Hotmail would have, since its rival Yahoo and Google already has a messenger feature in its mail system for quite some time.
But better late than never, now in your Hotmail/Live Mail you can sign in with you Windows Messenger and chat with your friends
Here’s some snapshots on how it will look like.
One thing though, this feature is not visible to the average user. Most of my friend did not know that this feature has already been added. Hope, they will make it visible like Gmail does.
This is a technology demonstration by Microsoft that allows you to view your photo’s in a whole new light. It’s really quite cool and I’m sure you will find it useful too. View a sample from Chris Leong’s DeepZoomPix Album
Here’s some overview of DeepZoomPix
- Enable a seamless experience for navigating large numbers of images regardless of Internet connection quality.
- Make possible a “tactile” way of exploring and interacting with photographic images on the web.
- Empower users to dynamically zoom in on photos without having to navigate to higher resolution versions.
You can directly access photos from Facebook, Flickr or any photo RSS feed and share your DeepZoomPix creation with the world through your blog or website.
Here are some snapshots of what you can do in DeepZoomPix
1) Different Layouts you can choose from
2) Zooming in to your pictures
3) Slide Show View
4) Some different layouts
Was looking for some cool Siverlight demo for me to do a presentation. And manage to find one that is quite cool.
Its called WorldWide Telescope by Microsoft Research.
What is WWT?
The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe
I’m totally ignorant about astronomy and if anyone out there can tell me whether this is useful that will be great. I’m find this technology fascinating. 🙂
Viewing the universe with Silverlight
Zooming in to have a good look at Mars
Just got to know this when browsing through the blog The Road to Know Where
Easy to install, configure, and manage, Trend Micro Internet Security for Windows 7 protects your home network, personal identity, and online activities against viruses, spyware, identity theft and other present and future web threats. Confidently e-mail, shop, bank, or share photos online, knowing your privacy and files are well protected.
I’m actually trying out Kaspersky in my Win7 beta. Will wait for a while to try Trend Micro’s.
Download and try it out here. Trend Micro Internet Security for Windows 7 Beta
Just got some information on how to protect yourself from the Conficker virus that is creating havoc around the world. Microsoft even offer a USE250k reward to find the culprit.
Anyway, here are some links that offers good information about getting yourself protect.
Microsoft has published new information today on the following web pages:
On a separate note,
A friend of mine, who is knows a lot about security has recently gave me some decent advise about security. He mentioned these few tips.
It make sense, but I’m also guilty in not applying some of his advice. I guess i need to remind myself to be discipline.
Anyway, to learn the 4 steps to protect your computer. check it out @ this site
and check out my friends blog @ http://www.myownenemy.net/
Looks like MySpace is supporting Silverlight and Windows Phone. Check out the link to the article
MySpace, the world’s premier social portal, today announced support for Microsoft Windows Mobile and Microsoft Silverlight. The new MySpace mobile application, available this summer, will run on Windows phones and utilize Silverlight, Microsoft Corp’s free browser plug-in that powers rich Internet application (RIA) experiences, into the MySpace Open Platform.
For developers out there, Here some news from Synergist’s blog about a kit for building Silverlight applications in MySpace Developer Platform.
On Thursday, April 2, MySpace and Microsoft will jointly release a kit on the CodePlex Open Source site (with the MS-PL License) that will make it easy for developers using Visual Studio and designers using Expression Blend to create Silverlight applications on MySpace’s OpenSocial-based developer platform.
Also check out his blog for some examples on how he uses the kit to do Silverlight in the Myspace Developer Platform. http://blogs.msdn.com/synergist/archive/2009/03/30/silverlight-for-the-myspace-developer-platform.aspx
Was reading some news about Twitter hiring a concierge to pamper said celebrities and VIPs to keep tweeting their hearts out. Got this article from TechCrunch. Funny how technology comes out with jobs that nobody heard of 10 years ago. For instance, SEO analyst/engineer and now Twitter VIP concierge 🙂
Here are a bunch of video’s on YouTube how the future looks like according to Microsoft. It looks like something out of the Minority Report.
Hmmm one question though, the doors in the future still looks the same. You still need to push it to open it.
Wonder whether its one of the things that would never change like the umbrella. The basic form of the umbrella still looks the same from the Ching Dynasty till now. (There’s no facts with this statement, just my observation from HK movies) 🙂
Microsoft’s 2019 Future Vision Montage
What’s the difference between fear & faith? Both are made up. Fear is imagination undirected & faith is your power to direct imagination – Got from Tony Robbins tweet
Love this short video. Since I’ve been facing some obstacles lately, its a good dose of motivation and inspiration for me.
Been trying out IE8, Chrome and Firefox for a while. But Microsoft just launched IE8 officially. So for folks who do not like to use beta software, here’s a chance for you to try it out
Something about IE8
Download Internet Explorer 8 here
This got to be a life saver for me. I don’t know bout you folks, but I’m one of the few who manage to “jump the gun” by sending emails out without attachments. I always think how nice if i could “stop” the mail from being sent out. This folks from the Gmail team added a new feature that would be useful. This is especially true for folks who often write angry emails and sent it out.
Check out what they are saying in Gmails blog. To use this new feature, go to Settings –> Labs and look for undo send
Just saw an interesting video about how Microsoft’s vision of the future. Check it out.
Future Vision MontageEnvision how emerging technologies, evolving trends, and global change might come together to improve our lives at work and home across multiple real life scenarios.