Microsoft TechED India, 2010 @ Bangalore from 12th April 2010 to 14th April, 2010 – Register Now

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It’s back! Microsoft Tech•Ed India 2010 is the premier technology event of the year for IT professionals and developers. It’s the forum to learn, connect, explore, and evolve.

Why attend Tech•Ed?
Because you will learn about today’s cutting-edge trends, thereby enhancing your work profile and getting ahead of the rest. But the most important benefit of all just might be the networking opportunity that the forum will provide you… you can build personal connections with Microsoft experts and peers that will last far beyond this event!

Increase your visibility. Enhance your role.


Microsoft Windows 7 on Apple iPad

Apple I-pad a 9.7” display tablet device which is made for the web-browsing & reading stuffs. But now you can do real work on this sleek & eye catching device. If you or your company has XenApp or VDI XenDesktop ( Now you can install or virtualizes the Microsoft Windows 7 on your Apple I-Pad with the Citrix VDI XenDesktop at the resolution of 1024×768 as shown in the picture given below:


Windows applications run unmodified and securely in the data center, and even multiple applications at once. The advancements that were made for the Citrix Receiver for iPhone will carry over to the iPad, however the iPhone restrictions of screen size and small keyboards are overcome with the iPad. It’s a beautiful thing ! The iPad looks to be an ideal end point device that can empower users to be productive were ever they are and IT will be able to safely deliver company hosted virtual desktops and apps without worry.

Invitation for FIRST look into Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 this Saturday, Jan 9th

A Very Happy New Year to you all!

We have an excellent opportunity to have a FIRST look into Microsoft Sharepoint 2010. The event details are as follows:
Date: Saturday, Jan 9th 2010
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 9th Floor, Microsoft Corp, Tower A, Cyber Greens, Sector 25A, Gurgaon

The session will be delivered by Neha Monga, Program Manager, Microsoft Corp.:
Neha is a Program Manager on Microsoft Access & Access Services team based in Microsoft Redmond USA. She is responsible for various Access features that run on SharePoint. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with degree in Computer Engineering and a love for data. She is very excited to talk about Access 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

Detailed agenda of the event is as follows:
1. First Look into SharePoint 2010
2. Microsoft Access with Sharepoint 2010
3. What is BPOS


Let’s get other and learn a bit together.

Speakers Invited for Microsoft Community TechDays (Delhi)

We are about to roll out the next Community TechDays, Delhi (in January). I am looking out for a volunteer amongst you, who may wish to deliver an offline briefing/session on some IT or Developer technology (Microsoft only). Please do send me your nomination for the same with your profile and your interested topic before 5th Jan, 2009.

Please do let me know your suggestions about any technology that you want to listen/attend at the Community TechDays.
For any information, queries or clarification feel free to reach me at: +91-9818562858,

Windows 7 Application Compatibility

Windows 7 is the one of the best OS we had after Vista but maximum peoples who are upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 has the problem of application compatibility. So Microsoft has now given the list of Windows  7 compatible applications here:

So go ahead and check out for your application which you are running the most. On this above given URL Microsoft tried to takeover the every application from Music apps. to CRM all the applications compatibility they have given.

How To Clear Recent Jumplist Items

Jumplists are one of the new additions to the Windows 7 taskbar. They appear when the user right-clicks an open program or folder in the taskbar and will display various information and quick access possibilities. Program developers can created custom jump list items suited for their applications but most jumplists contain a list of recently opened items with the program. This is comfortable as it makes it easier to open those files again but it can also be a privacy risk especially if the computer is shared with other users.

There is unfortunately no automated way to clear the jumplists or exclude items from being displayed there. There are two options for clearing the recent items in Windows 7 jumplists. The first is to right-click a recent item in the jumplist and select the Remove from this list entry. This will remove that entry from the list. The item can appear again at a later time if the file is executed again.

windows7 jumplists

The second option is tricky as it leads to a folder that is not normally visible in Windows. It is not even visible if the option to display hidden files and hidden operating system files is selected in the Folder Options. The only option to open that folder is to copy and paste its path into the Windows Explorer address bar (or use the command line).


This leads to a directory that contains all recent items that are stored in Windows. Each program uses its own coded file name. One could go the extra mile and test which file in the recent folder links to which program’s jumplist entries to delete only selected jumplists entries. The items can be opened in a text editor and searched for recent item names. Other users might simply want to clear those items regularly to get rid of all of those recent items.


This can be done with the command

del %appdata%microsoftwindowsrecentautomaticdestinations*

You could schedule the task so that it gets executed on Windows shutdown or startup.

For more info:

Download Update for Windows 7 to Fix Data Corruption Issue for Secure Digital (SD) Cards

Microsoft has released an update "KB976092" for Windows 7 which fixes a data corruption issue for Secure Digital (SD) cards. If you are using Windows 7, you should download and install this update.

Problem overview:

You have an NTFS formatted SD card. You use Advanced Direct Memory Access (ADMA) to transfer data between the SD card and a computer that is running Windows 7 system. When you transfer data from the computer to the SD card, the data on the SD card may be corrupted. Additionally, unexpected problems may occur when you try to use the affected data.

Download links:

For x86:

For x64:

for more details:

Windows 7 Top 5 Features

We’ve all been playing with Windows 7 for quite some time now, and now that general availability has passed we recently asked the community what their favorite feature of Windows 7 was. We’ve tallied the results, and just in case you haven’t explored these features yet here’s an in depth overview of our community’s favorite features:

1. Libraries

Since the days of Windows XP, Microsoft has continued to simplify the way users can store their data on a PC. Windows 7 has introduced users to a new way of file organization by adding a new structure called libraries. What exactly is a library? By default Windows 7 has four separate libraries: Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos.

Most users store data in different folders across their PC in a somewhat unified manor. Libraries organize all of your data into one view, while leaving the physical location of your files in the folders in which you saved them in. In other words, Libraries monitor the folders you select and provide a single access point to all of your selected data (Music, Pictures, Video, and Documents).

Confused? Let’s take another look at my music library. By default the library will monitor the Music, Pictures, Vedios & Documents

Like most people, I use various applications to download music. These programs will normally store music in a designated folder instead of the actual "Music" folder that Windows provides (Unless specified). To include these files in your library, click the "X locations" link underneath the navigation bar.

Then navigate to the folder you want the library to monitor and add the folder. It’s as simple as that, now all of your music can be viewed in one library instead of opening multiple windows.

2. Aero Peek

The addition of the new improved thumbnail previews to the taskbar has led to a new feature called Aero Peek. This feature allows you to simply hover over the thumbnail previews on your taskbar, and easily switch to that application. All other programs fade away into glass sheets.

3. Jumplists

Jump lists are a fantastic feature that allows users to quickly access application options by right clicking an open application in the taskbar. Internet Explorer’s jump list features your most frequently visited websites, the ability to open a new tab, and access your options. A few programs have already started taking advantage of this feature include: Internet Explorer, Zune, Windows Live Messenger, Office 2010, Paint, Windows Media Player, and so on.

But they don’t stop there; jump lists are also available in your start menu. Applications that opens specific files will have an arrow next to it and when hovered over will show a list of your most recent documents allowing you to quickly launch files.

4. Superbar

One of the most simplistic yet widely liked features in Windows 7 is the ‘Superbar’ (A.K.A. the taskbar), as Microsoft likes to call it. Applications that are running will appear in the form of an icon with a gentle glowing gradient as shown below:

Applications with multiple windows open will have extra overlays.

One of the cooler features of the Superbar is if an application is in the process of downloading or copying a file. The Superbar provides a progress bar throughout the icon of the program.

5. Aero Snap

The number one feature that Neowinians like in Windows 7 is undoubtedly Aero Snap. Aero Snap is a very simple feature that allows you to quickly organize open windows. The feature allows you to simply drag windows to the top, bottom, left, or right side of your screen.

There is also hotkeys that allow you to quickly use Aero Snap: Windows Key+Left/Right/Up/Down.