Check Your PC for Windows 7 Compatibility


Now, after Microsoft announced Windows 7 is RTM,  it’s time to check if your PC is compatible with Windows 7. Two month ago, Microsoft released the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. “Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC's system, programs and devices to check if it's able to run Windows 7. After a few minutes, the report will let you know if your PC meets the system requirements, if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs and devices, and will also provide guidance on your upgrade options to Windows 7”. Download Windows...
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Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 are RTM!

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are Released to Manufacturing. Unfortunately, the ISO’s are not avaliable for download at the moment through MSDN/TechNet or any other Microsoft source.      For specific release dates check the Windows 7 Team Blog and the Windows Server Division Weblog. In General, Windows 7 will be available to download starting August 6th (Partners and OEMs) and Windows Server 2008 R2 starting July 29th (OEMs). In the following weeks after, Windows 7 and 2008 R2 will be available to download in more languages to other customers....
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Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview – First Impressions


(Read this post in Hebrew at  As you probably already know, Microsoft Office 2010, the next version of Microsoft Office has a Technical Preview release.         This release is not publicly avaliable but I’m sure you can manage to get a copy if you want to… ;-). Several builds of Office 2010 TP were already leaked to the internet,  but be aware that Microsoft checking those builds and they confirm that several copies  are infected with Malware… If you want to get a genuine copy of Office 2010, check out Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview Program, that’s where I got my copy...

Google Wave – A Threat to Microsoft Outlook!?


A month ago, in the last Google I/O Conference, Google announced a new software for communication and collaboration on the web, called Google Wave. This new software, developed by the two brothers who developed Google Maps (Lars and Jens Rasmussen), formally from the mapping startup called ‘Where 2 Tech’, describe a "Wave" as equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. So, how it works? Lars Rasmussen, a Software Engineering Manager at Google and one of the lead developers...
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The Evolution of the Microsoft Office UI (Ribbon) – Office 2007 Prototypes

Following my post The Evolution of the Microsoft Office UI (Ribbon), this post will cover some Office 2007 prototypes demonstrated at “An Office User Interface Blog” by Jensen Harris. These screenshots provide some nice prototypes that were developed until a decision was made and Office 2007 got the UI that you are using today. (Also, take a look at the windows themes on some of the pics… those were probably the prototype themes for Windows Vista before it was RTM’d)                                  ...
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