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Now Available: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (14.2.0)

If you are using Microsoft Office on Mac, this message is for you! Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. As always, this update provides the latest fixes to Office for Mac 2011. Additionally, it also contains stability and reliability improvements..!

Before you install the Office for Mac 2011 14.2 update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.

Download the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (14.2.0) here

Key Improvements from this Update –  

  • Enables users to view and access documents that are located in the root level of a SkyDrive folder.
  • Adds a drag-and-drop feature for files in Document Connection in Mac OS X 10.7.
  • Fixes an issue in which you receive the following error message when you upload a file to a SharePoint site  – Upload Failed You must sign in to save your changes to the server.
  • Fixes an issue in which the Italian grammar checker does not check a complete document.
  • Fixes an issue in which the German grammar checker does not check a complete document when the document contains certain German sentences.
  • Includes fixes that increase the robustness of the database and that improve the effectiveness of the rebuild utility. Outlook for Mac uses the Office database to store personal information, such as messages and contacts. This update fixes issues that cause database corruptions, instability, and crashes. This update also improves database transactions and the ability to recover from certain errors. If there is a problem within the database, Outlook for Mac starts the Database Utility, which tries to rebuild the database. After you install this update, the Database Utility recovers additional account information, such as shared resources and categories, and recovers from corruption scenarios. This update also adds the ability to cancel a database rebuild in Outlook for Mac.
  • Once you install this update, Outlook for Mac updates new messages in IMAP folders regularly. Additionally, Outlook for Mac users who use Gmail accounts can map folders, such as Drafts, Deleted Items, Sent Items, and Junk E-Mail, automatically.
  • This update introduces a new sync model for Exchange. The new model enables Outlook for Mac to download an email message in parts. For example, Outlook for Mac first downloads and displays message text and then downloads large images and attachments. Downloading messages in parts reduces the load on the Exchange server and improves performance for the user.
  • This update improves support for calendar scheduling resources and for free/busy comparison functionality in the Scheduling Assistant.
  • This update enables you to expand distribution lists into individual members when you add a distribution list in the To field or rest the mouse pointer on a distribution list.
  • This update introduces functionality that enables you to paste special hyperlinks in PowerPoint.
  • This update supports Full Screen View in PowerPoint. Additionally, when you close slide show mode in PowerPoint, edit mode opens.

For the complete list of fixes that are included in the Office for Mac 14.2 update, download this .xls file.

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Rip Protected DVD to iPod – Download WinX HD Video Converter for Mac

Rip Protected DVD to iPod with Fast SpeedWinX HD Video Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use solution for Mac users to convert Multi-track HD video M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV BDTV, BDAV, MPEG-TS videos. It can also convert video files to the video formats that playable on both portable and console players, such as iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PS3, PSP, Xbox, Zune, PDA, Blackberry, Nokia, Android, Zen, etc. It works on Mac OS with powerful functions.

To get the full version for free, please download this program and register with this License Code: WINXMC-2010-3721-GIVEAWAY.

Note: This giveaway starts from June 9, 2010 and will expire at 12:00AM GMT July 1, 2010. During this period, you can get the full version for free. If you have any suggestion or question regarding the giveaway version, please feel free to email at contact@winxdvd.com.

Courtesy: Sophia, Digiarty Software, Inc.

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Convert DVD Movies to .Mov, .MP4 Using WinX DVD Ripper for Mac

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is an all-in-one DVD ripper designed to make perfect 1:1 DVD copy to hard drive and rip your DVD movies on Mac OS to iTunes, MOV, MP4, FLV, etc that playable on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple-TV, PSP and much more.

WinX DVD Ripper for MacIt also supports extracting music from the DVD files and saving as MP3 format. With this Mac DVD ripper. Most important, it enables users to rip DVDs of new generation copy protections with the fastest speed.

To get the full version for free, please download this program and register with following license code: WinXDRM-April-Giveaway

Download the WinX DVD Ripper software for Mac here

This giveaway starts from April 10, 2010 and will expire at 12:00AM GMT April 15th, 2010. During this period, you can get the full version for free. If you have any suggestion or question regarding the giveaway version, please feel free to email us by contact@winxdvd.com.

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Open Data Protocol (OData) SDK for Objective C (iPhone-Mac) – Download

Yesterday at MIX10, The Interop team at Microsoft presented about how Open Data Protocol (OData) can contribute to a more programmable web through demos consuming a Netflix OData feed in various scenarios. They also announced a series of new and updated OData SDKs for PHP, Java, Objective C (iPhone & Mac,) and JavaScript (AJAX and Palm WebOS). 

The SDKs can be found on the www.odata.org website! 

OData enables data integration across a broad range of clients, servers, services, and tools. OData builds on a few conventions, popularized by AtomPub, to using REST-based data services. These services allow resources, identified using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) and defined in an abstract data model, to be read and edited by web clients using simple HTTP messages. For more details, consult the protocol documentation on the OData site where you will also find a list of services and products that are already using OData. Read “Open Data for the Open Web” by Doug Purdy for more perspective on OData. 

Open Data Protocol

They released a new version of the OData SDK for PHP (previously called Toolkit for PHP with ADO.NET/WCF Data Services). This version includes new features like the capability of handling large result sets of data using an automated paging mechanism and a new sample built on top of an OData feed exposing the Netflix catalog, which we are covering in detail in this blog post. Link for more detail on the OData SDK for PHP

OData SDK for Iphone Objective C

They also announced the new OData SDK for Objective C which facilitates the development of applications for iPhone and Mac OS X connecting with OData services. This early version is a Community Technology Preview (CTP) and it supports read operations only and it has been tested on a limited set of scenarios. The download includes a sample iPhone application to browse the new NetFlix OData service hosted in Azure!

The current release of “OData SDK for Objective C (iPhone-Mac)” is a Community Technology Preview (CTP). It supports read operations only and it has been tested on a limited set of scenarios. The download includes a sample iPhone application to browse the new NetFlix OData service hosted in Azure. 

Download the OData SDK for Objective C (iPhone-Mac) here

Courtesy: Microsoft Inter-operability Blog

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Remotely Connect to a Mac from Windows – Aqua Connect

In today’s heterogeneous environments, the ability to remotely connect to systems operating under dissimilar platforms enables many capabilities at both the user level and at the administrative level that increases performance. Thanks to the Aqua Connect Mac Remote Desktop Beta and Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client for Mac 2, we now have a demonstrate of a new level of interoperability between these two heterogeneous platforms.

Remote Desktop Mac Windows Interoperability

As part of its development of a Mac terminal server, Aqua Connect obtained a license from Microsoft for the Remote Desktop Protocol and integrated the protocol into their solution. Using the protocol documentation that Microsoft had made publicly available, on its developer website.

Aqua Connect took advantage of the access Microsoft provided to its Interoperability Lab facilities, as well as key Microsoft RDP engineers, to develop a bridge between Windows and Macintosh systems. The result is that any Windows machine can now connect (with the Remote Desktop Connection client) to a Mac with the Aqua Connect Mac Remote Desktop installed.

In the first scenario, Aqua Connect’s Mac Remote Desktop Beta is used.

Windows machine connecting to a Macintosh

Enabling a Macintosh to establish a Remote Desktop connection to a Windows based machine is a result of the Remote Desktop Client for Mac 2 that Microsoft released in 2007. This application enables a Macintosh to connect to any RDP capable Windows machine. It is not limited to a single session, and instead supports multiple sessions for logins to multiple Windows machines at the same time.

RDC2 is available as a free download on Mactopia.

Macintosh connecting to a Windows machine

The detailed Steps are described here in this IVA Remote Desktop Interoperability Lab Paper – Download Here (PDF Document)

Check this article to understand How Aqua Connect Built a Mac Terminal Server Using a Microsoft Open Protocol

Amy just created a helpful chart about most of the remote desktop solutions that are out there to help people make a good buying decision when they’re thinking of purchasing/downloading remote desktop software!

Aqua Connect is a leading solution provider of connectivity between Windows and Macintosh. They have recently joined Microsoft as a partner to the Interop Vendor Alliance (IVA).

Courtesy: MSDN Interoperability Blog