Microsoft has released Silverlight 5 beta with enhancements, new feature and bug fixes, whereas the final
Silverlight 5 is expected during this year.
“Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful tool for creating and delivering rich Internet applications and media experiences on the Web. Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications and premium media experiences. Among other capabilities, the Silverlight 5 beta highlights dramatic video quality and performance improvements, and features that improve developer productivity.”
Silverlight 5 Features
Microsoft has released Windows Home Server 2011 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers for testing and evaluation purposes.
Microsoft Windows Home Server Beta “Vail”
According to Windows Team blog:
“Make sure you also check out the Windows Server Solution SDK site, which overviews how to create add-ins that can extend the functionality of Windows Home Server. Also just released is the Windows Server Solutions SDK Installer, a tool that helps you install the Windows Server Solutions SDK. It has Visual Studio 2010 samples and templates that you can use to easily create applications for [...]
The highly anticipated NoDo copy and paste update for Windows Phone 7 has been released for the branded unlocked handsets whereas the update will be rolled out for carrier locked handsets in next several days.
Microsoft also has launched a website to keep track of NoDo update for approved Windows Phone 7 carrier based handsets, and company has listed all those handsets there by showing their update status individually.
To know more details about NoDo update visit the integrated link.
You can check out the Where’s my phone update? site here.
Microsoft has officially announced that IE9 which was released few days back has been downloaded 2.3 million times in 24 hours of launch, which is a big hit of Windows Internet Explorer browser.
According to Windows Team blog:
“Internet Explorer 9 has now been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours since its Monday night release. That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds. Wow.
We want to thank everyone around the world for downloading IE9 and the enthusiastic reception. 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours is over double the 1 million downloads [...]
According to bloomberg report, Microsoft will discontinue Zune and will not refresh the device after selling the current available units in stock.
“Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will cease introducing new versions of the Zune music and video player because of tepid demand, letting the company shift its focus to other devices, according to a person familiar with the decision.”
In 2006 Microsoft introduced Zune to compete with Apple’s iPod but unfortunately the device did not even kill the top five MP3 players of the market.
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We had a hint that Microsoft would be releasing the final version of Internet Explorer 9 on March 14th, and now the company has finally, officially confirmed it. That launch will coincide with a press event / party at SXSW, and downloads will be available starting at 9PM Pacific time (or midnight Eastern time). Wondering what’s in store? Then you can always check out our review of the beta version, or simply download it yourself, of course — suffice it to say, it’s no Internet Explorer 6.
Microsoft told us to clear our pipes for a hefty download on the 22nd of February, and sure enough, the software giant is delivering. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 is now available for public consumption, with the company also confirming that 7601.17514.101119-1850 is the final RTM. We’d bother telling you more, but we know you’ve already dug into the source link in order to get your download a-hoppin’. Just make sure you uninstall any pre-releases of SP1 before doing the deed with this one, and if you’re updating just a single PC, you’re [...]
Microsoft’s next major release of its Windows operating system is one step nearer to its first beta release, according to site WinRumors.
WinRumors claims that Microsoft’s Windows 8 second Milestone build has been finalized, with Milestone 3 the next to be worked on. After that stage it’s only a matter of time before we see a beta of Windows 8 in testing, with WinRumors speculating that could come as early as this Summer.
Microsoft compiled 6.2.7947.0.winmain_win8m2_escrow.110218-1608 on Friday after pushing out a number of Windows 8 builds recently. Things are moving along nicely behind [...]
According to Q2, 2011 fiscal earning report, Microsoft has revealed that 300 million Windows 7 licenses has been sold to-date.
You may know more about Microsoft’s Earnings Release FY11 Q2, by clicking on integrated link.