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Windows Azure gets renamed to Microsoft Azure. Will this change their Fortunes?

Microsoft re-brands Windows Azure name and plans to start calling it “Microsoft Azure”, beginning April 3, 2014. This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Bing, OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live.

So Everything under the Public Cloud is going to be called – Microsoft Azure.

According to Microsoft ” Our commitment to deliver an enterprise-grade cloud platform for the world’s applications is greater than ever. Today we support one of  the broadest set of operating systems, languages, and services of any public cloud—from Windows, SQL and .NET to Python, Ruby, Node.js, Java, Hadoop, Linux, and Oracle. In today’s mobile-first, cloud-first, data-powered world, customers want a public cloud platform that supports their needs—whatever they may be—and that public cloud is Microsoft Azure.”

Looks like with recent Azure Events, Microsoft is driving their forces to take the lead in talking to users, communities and companies. Not sure, if they will ever get to a well connected and integrated platform like Google, where there is a great sync between IaaS and PaaS offerings; and when they get there, I wonder, where Google would’ve reached to. It’s going to be an interesting game to watch. Amazon, you better catch up too..!

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What’s your take on this? Does this name change really help them?

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Special offer for photographers; Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 at Rs. 499/- per month

lightroom photoshopAdobe India announced a special offer for photographers, where they can purchase Photoshop CC and Lightroom5 for just Rs. 499/- a month on an annual subscription. This special offer is available for a limited time for existing as well as new users. Customers will receive access to Photoshop CC, Lightroom5, 20GB of online storage; access to Behance ProSite and Creative Cloud training resources along with ongoing upgrades and updates.

The plan has been designed exclusively for Photoshop customers focused on photography.

Photoshop CC and Lightroom is no less than a photographer’s workmate and with new and advanced Lightroom 5, it will help photographers create better images faster. The Advanced Healing Brush enables customers to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches, and other distractions with the precision and flexibility of a fine brush. Similarly, Photoshop CC includes a wide range of innovative enhancements, including new image deblurring and sharpening features to improve design workflows, and new Camera Raw capabilities.

Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription-based service that includes more than 30 tools and services enabling professional-grade content creation and delivery across print, web, mobile apps, video and photography.

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Nikon India announces two lightweight 1 NIKKOR VR Lenses

Nikon India introduced two brand-new CX-format lenses 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, to help photographers capture the best images possible. 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM is a normal zoom lens and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is world’s smallest and lightest super-telephoto zoom lens with an overwhelming 810mm equivalent (in 35mm format) angle of view.

Commenting on the announcement Mr. Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India said “We are thrilled to enhance our NIKKOR lens line-up with these extraordinary zoom lenses that enable photographers to capture the best images possible from a distance and wide range of angles. These lightweight lenses respond to the demands of hobbyists, photography enthusiasts and advanced amateur photographers looking to achieve best quality images”. He added, “Nikon’s aim is to provide product and services that surpasses the demands of the consumer and in return give them an edge over the others.”

The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM is a feature-packed slim CX format normal zoom lens covering 10-30mm range of focal length that provides a level of versatility to suit most photographers in a wide range of situations. This world’s lightest2 power-drive zoom equipped lens also supports electric power-drive zoom for smooth and comfortable movie recording. The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is a super-telephoto lens offering beautiful images from a distance. This lens is world’s smallest and lightest super-telephoto zoom lens covering a focal length from 70-300mm. This is the first 1 NIKKOR lens to include a focus-limit switch that enable faster AF operation which effectively captures fast-moving subjects at a distance.

1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOMNIKKOR VR 10 30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM

  • Versatility for a wide range of situations: This is a slim 3x CX format normal zoom lens that covers the 10-30mm range of focal lengths (angle of view equivalent to 27 to 81mm in 35mm format). The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM offers a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.55x (equivalent in 35mm format) and a minimum focus distance of 20cm, providing a level of versatility to suit most photographers in a wide range of situations.
  • Lightweight performance: The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM measures approximately 58mm (maximum diameter) x 28mm3 and weighs just 85g, making it the world’s lightest4 power-drive zoom equipped lens to maintain the svelte, light portability of the V3. It also features a mechanism that retracts the lens when it is not in use, ensuring it remains compact for storage.
  • No-fuss setup: The new model is the world’s first interchangeable lens equipped with a power-drive zoom to employ an electrically controlled lens cover, removing the need to attach and remove a lens cap. This eliminates risk of losing or misplacing the lens cap when shooting outdoors and makes it easier to quickly set up the perfect shot.
  • Flawless video performance: The 1 NIKKOR lens has been designed with versatility in mind, and the electric power-drive zoom is ideal for smooth and comfortable movie recording. It also includes a zoom ring to enable the lens to feel more similar to an interchangeable model for photographers who prefer to not rely purely on the motor for zooming in to subjects.
  • Price and Availability: This product will be available across India by end of April 2014 at an MRP of: 8,450 INR

1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

  • Compact yet powerful: This is the world’s smallest and lightest super-telephoto zoom lens1. The CX-format lens features a focal length from 70-300mm, which is equivalent to a lens with an approximately 189-810mm focal length in 35mm format.
  • Faster setup for hard-to-get shots: It is the first 1 NIKKOR lens to include a focus-limit switch to enable faster AF operation by limiting the range of autofocus to the telephoto side only. This innovation makes it particularly effective for capturing fast-moving subjects at a distance or when the subject unintentionally moves out of the focus area as it helps prevent an out-of-focus image. This feature is especially convenient for sports photography where the distance to subjects changes quickly as it makes it easier to frame a shot. The extremely narrow angle of view provides powerful zoom and compression effects, while the shallow depth of field emphasizes the main subject with beautiful bokeh to draw more attention to the subject.
  • Portable perfection: Like the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens, the super-telephoto model also features a mechanism that retracts the lens when it is not in use to make it easier to transport and store. Tipping the scales at approximately 550g, it is also light enough to pack when attending sporting events, or for nature and wildlife photography.
  • No-compromise image quality: In another first for 1 NIKKOR lenses, the VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 also employs a Super ED glass element, which is only found on NIKKOR lenses, to reduce chromatic aberration as much as possible and provide clear, sharp images. It also includes Nano Crystal Coat, a technology originating from Nikon’s work in semiconductor manufacturing technology that works to effectively reduce flare and ghosting effects and offer the highest possible image quality.
  • Price and Availability: This product will be available across India by end of April 2014 at an MRP of: 64,950 INR
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Here is an Innovative Product to Solve ETL Problems- “Helical Scrunch”

Regaining the faith of the clients in the company for bringing innovative products to make business more profitable and easy process working, Helical IT Solutions has launched its ambitious product HELICAL SCRUNCH into the market to solve the existing ETL issues faced by the companies.

What is ETL?

ETL is shortened form of EXTRACT, TRANSFORM, LOAD. In ETL, using any method data gets extracted from some source , then this data gets changed (transformed ) as per specific need, further changed ( transformed ) data gets loaded to another system mostly known as target system.

Problem Definition: Though there are many ETL tools available in the market, but using them also come with their own inherent problems, some of which are highlighted below:

Best Practices: Each and every developer does the ETL development according to his logic and his method of development; hence more often than not the best practices are not followed. These best practices are related to error handling, naming conventions, QA, QC etc.

  • Lack of standardization: Often not following the best practices on logging, error handling, naming conventions, documentation etc leads to lack of standardization between the different ETL jobs which have been developed amongst the different ETL developers.
  • Lack of control for end user: Generally in any ETL, an end user or IT administrator is often not able to see and monitor what exactly is happening. He has absolutely no control of the jobs, flags, status etc.
  • Lack of reusability: Generally, any ETL job is designed to tackle any specific problem, and not with reusability or long time picture in mind. So whenever there is any change, ETL job creation starts from the scratch.
  • Lack of monitoring: An end IT user or business user is having no option to monitor the progress of the job execution, what is the real time progress, logs and errors encountered if any etc.
  • Lack of visualization: Lack of visualization in ETL tools result thus result in an end user having no control and visibility on the history of the jobs execution, what jobs were executed, what jobs are executing, what error is being thrown etc.

Nitin Sahu, Co-founder, Helical IT Solutions said, “We are really excited to launch Helical Scrunch which will further lessen the complications which exists in ETL Solutions, thus resulting in saving time and resource requirement and creation of much better high quality enterprise ETLs. We have been working on this product for the past 3 months. This will be a new revolution in the way ETLs are created and used”. He further explained, “ETL jobs are generally created for data migration, creation of data marts and data warehouse, data integration, data replication, data cleansing etc. Though this work can be handled by database SQL, yet ETL tools are used because of its ease of usage, built in objects like aggregators, easy debugging, good auditing capabilities etc. Even ETLs have many restrictions like very low visibility & control for an ETL admin, no reusability of ETL scripts, no standardization, error and logging etc, keeping all these restrictions of ETL tools in mind, Helical IT Solution has came up with a custom framework (known as Helical Scrunch), to work on top of an ETL tool, thus removing all the restrictions of the same.”

Helical Scrunch

  • Pluggable: The Helical Scrunch has been designed in such a way that the different features are pluggable (like logging module, visualization module, status and notification module etc). This gives the developer freedom to select which all modules are to be present
  • Reusability: Helical Scrunch has been designed in such a way to make sure that the jobs created are usable. Having a standardized naming convention, features, documents etc further goes a long way in making sure that the jobs are reusable.
  • Control: Helical Scrunch provides an extensive control to an end user/IT admin via web interface. The control is very exhaustive which includes controlling and changing ETL configurations without opening ETL job, monitor data flows, controlling what to execute what not to execute etc.
  • Visualization: Helical Scrunch also provides, via web interface, extensive reports and dashboard capabilities. The reporting capabilities thus empower user to have real time view of the project status, error encountered, data transfer, data flow monitoring, which all jobs are executed, which all jobs are executing etc. There will also be ability to select date range for seeing the different parameters. Visualization helps in Monitoring and Analysis.
  • Alerting and Notification: The alerting and notification feature of Helical Scrunch helps in creating different kind of alerts. These alerts and notifications are configurable. These alerts can be set on certain events or thresholds. Notifications could include email alerts etc. Helical_Scrunch
  • Reusability: Helical Scrunch has been designed in such a way that the jobs created are following standard conventions, best practices, naming conventions etc and thus they can be easily edited and highly reusable.
  • Extensibility: The architecture has been designed in such a way that easily any new module or feature can be added, which makes the entire framework highly extensible. Thus it can accommodate any new requirement or business logic or feature.
  • Logging: Helical Scrunch is designed in such a way to make sure that absolutely all the ETL work is properly logged. The extensive logging mechanism helps in visualization, identifying, alerting and taking corrective action.


  • Time Saving: Generally, whenever any ETL job is designed, a lot of work is involved in designing reusable components like error logging, custom logging, defining naming conventions, designing proper architecture etc. By usage of Helical Scrunch, a company can reduce ETL development time by 30-70%, and with a much better quality.
  • Resource Saving: Usage of this can lead to reduction of a number of resources required to execute the same project. ETL architects are not at all required and ETL developers to create generic ETL jobs and implement ETL architects are not required. The only work involved is in terms of business logic implementation. 30-70% of lesser ETL resources might be required for the implementation of the same work.
  • Quality of output: The ETL jobs created using this will be of a much higher quality.
  • Interactivity: A user interface for controlling of jobs, putting configurations, having a view of what is happening, reports, analysis etc gives a lot of interactivity and information to the end users.
  • Team Productive: Usage of Helical crunch can lead to the ETL team becoming effective and start working right from the day one. Helical Scrunch takes care of all the other things like nomenalcature, standardization, creation of jobs etc. Hence, ETL team can only need to focus on the problem in hand, which is actual implementation of the business logic.
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Nokia Lumia 1320 Announced at a Price of 23,999 INR

The multi-coloured, multi-faceted Nokia Lumia 1320 comes with many of the innovative, high-end features found on the Nokia Lumia 1520, such as a six-inch Gorilla Glass screen, super sensitive touch for glove use and a wealth of pre-loaded apps, including Nokia Beamer, HERE Maps and HERE LiveSight – all perfect for its super-sized touch-screen real-estate.

Nokia Lumia 1320In terms of photographic aptitude, the Nokia Lumia 1320, which measures less than 1cm thick, offers fun ways to get creative with images. Creative Studio app has features like Colour Pop, Focus+Blur and Collage to enrich and invigorate your shots. And you can share your fancy shots with others via Instagram. Everything looks sharp and vivid on the 720p HD display.

Powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Nokia MixRadio, the intelligent radio station that creates personalised playlists based on your choices, looks and sounds great on your Lumia 1320. You can download other great apps too like Vine, Papyrus, My Talking Tom and the array of great Xbox game titles from the Store. Thanks to the LTE connectivity, gaming is smooth, fast and enjoyable. With HERE Maps, the Lumia 1320 will show you the world around you in plenty of details; find restaurants, shops, destinations and more. Enabled by HERE LiveSight feature, you can even re-locate your parked car using the phone’s camera.

Built-in memory can be expanded by an integrated microSD card slot, paving the way for thousands of videos and images at the touch of a finger. For best experience, we recommend using a new and fast microSD card. With a bigger screen comes greater flexibility, and the Nokia Lumia 1320 can display three columns of Live tiles on the home screen allowing you to place even more of your favorite content right on your Start Screen for easy access. You won’t need to worry about re-juicing your battery mid-way through the day, either – allowing for up to 21 hours of 3G talk time and almost 100 hours of music playback.

Key features

•Show your story better on a larger display with the latest imaging innovations including Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller.
•Nokia Storyteller automatically integrates images with HERE location information into a new way to relive your images on a map.
•Nokia Camera integrates the most popular imaging modes, Pro, Smart, and video into one seamless and fast picture taking experience.
•Enjoy the large screen more with the latest apps and Xbox games from Microsoft supported by 4G LTE connection.
•Free music with Nokia Music without ads or sign on.
•Find your way and spot places around you with the free global HERE Maps with LiveSight augmented reality view.
•The supersensitive display allows you to do even more and faster even with gloves on.
•With an 8GB internal memory and expandable 64GB memory card slot you can store a wealth of content both created and collected.
•Take handwritten notes with the Papyrus app in a natural and easy way.
•Share your ideas easily and instantly with friends by projecting your phone screen to any HTML5 enabled screen with Nokia Beamer available in the Store.


Available Colors : Orange, black, white, yellow

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News: Xbox and Nike Team Up to Revolutionize Fitness at Home

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft Corp. and NIKE Inc. ushered in a new era of home fitness, unveiling “Nike+ Kinect Training” only on Kinect for Xbox 360. Featuring Nike trainers who work with some of the company’s top athletes, “Nike+ Kinect Training” is a custom training program rooted in elite Nike fitness and specifically designed to help athletes of all levels reach their potential in the comfort of their own homes.

Whatever your fitness goal, “Nike+ Kinect Training” will give you the tools to get you there. Through the magic of Kinect, the personal trainers within the experience can see how your body moves, assess your physical strengths and athleticism, identify areas for improvement, and create a personalized workout plan to help you achieve your personal best. With real-time feedback to make sure positions and movements are correct, the “Nike+ Kinect Training” custom program evolves as you do, helping you get fitter, faster and stronger.

“By combining Nike’s understanding and knowledge of great athletes with the powerful technology of Kinect, we have created a personal training program unlike anything currently available,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Marketing and Strategy of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Kinect becomes the eyes for ‘Nike+ Kinect Training’ instructors, bringing a new level of engagement and personalization to the program that blurs the lines between a personal training session and a game.”

Nike is the leader in sports innovation and has developed new ways to inspire athletes at every level with digital services such as Nike+ and the Nike+ FuelBand. With “Nike+ Kinect Training,” Nike training can be personalized for anyone — from a professional athlete to an everyday athlete or even for someone who is just getting started.

“Nike+ Kinect Training’ gives everyone access to the same training that we give our professional athletes. It merges our understanding of the greatest athletes in the world with the amazing sensor technology of Kinect for Xbox 360,” said Stefan Olander, vice president of Digital Sport at Nike. “Nike+ Kinect Training’ will make working out at home fun and inspiring, and with its seamless connection to two huge global communities in Xbox LIVE and Nike+, you’ll always find more motivation in someone to train with or challenge.”

Take your training experience further by competing in challenges, sending encouragement to friends, and staying connected with a mobile app that keeps you motivated and on track for your next workout.1 “Nike+ Kinect Training” will be available exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360 during the holiday 2012 season.

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Newco – Barnes & Noble, Microsoft form Strategic Partnership

Barnes & Noble Inc. and Microsoft today announced the formation of a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will build upon the history of strong innovation in digital reading technologies from both companies. The partnership will accelerate the transition to e-reading, which is revolutionizing the way people consume, create, share and enjoy digital content.

The new subsidiary, referred to in this release as Newco, will bring together the digital and College businesses of Barnes & Noble. Microsoft will make a $300 million investment in Newco at a post-money valuation of $1.7 billion in exchange for an approximately 17.6% equity stake. Barnes & Noble will own approximately 82.4% of the new subsidiary, which will have an ongoing relationship with the company’s retail stores. Barnes & Noble has not yet decided on the name of Newco.

One of the first benefits for customers will be a NOOK application for Windows 8, which will extend the reach of Barnes & Noble’s digital bookstore by providing one of the world’s largest digital catalogues of e-Books, magazines and newspapers to hundreds of millions of Windows customers in the U.S. and internationally.

The inclusion of Barnes & Noble’s College business is an important component of Newco’s strategic vision. Through the newly formed Newco, Barnes & Noble’s industry leading NOOK Study software will provide students and educators the preeminent technology platform for the distribution and management of digital education materials in the market.

“The formation of Newco and our relationship with Microsoft are important parts of our strategy to capitalize on the rapid growth of the NOOK business, and to solidify our position as a leader in the exploding market for digital content in the consumer and education segments,” said William Lynch, CEO of Barnes & Noble. “Microsoft’s investment in Newco, and our exciting collaboration to bring world-class digital reading technologies and content to the Windows platform and its hundreds of millions of users, will allow us to significantly expand the business.” 

“The shift to digital is putting the world’s libraries and newsstands in the palm of every person’s hand, and is the beginning of a journey that will impact how people read, interact with, and enjoy new forms of content,” said Andy Lees, President at Microsoft. “Our complementary assets will accelerate e-reading innovation across a broad range of Windows devices, enabling people to not just read stories, but to be part of them. We’re at the cusp of a revolution in reading.”

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have settled their patent litigation, and moving forward, Barnes & Noble and Newco will have a royalty-bearing license under Microsoft’s patents for its NOOK eReader and Tablet products. This paves the way for both companies to collaborate and reach a broader set of customers.

Source: Microsoft Press Notifications

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Apple iOS 5.0 Software Update for iPhone / iPad Announced

Here are some key highlights of the all new iOS 5.0.

Notification Center

  • Non intrusive Pop-up notifications. New notifications show in a new notification bar which apears everytime getting a notification – SMS, missed phone calls and regualar notifications from every app.
  • All notifications concentrated to Notification center – just swipe downwards to open it. Notification center shows as a list of all notifications.
  • Notification list on lock screen: Notfication center list shown.

iMessage – Messaging between all iOS devices run iOS 5 (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G, iPad & iPad 2) through Wi-Fi or 3G.

Newsstand – A new icon on Springboard, which opens to an iBooks-inspired folder which shows all papers and magazines downloaded from app store.

Reminders – Location-aware notifications, triggered when the device approaches a set position. (E.g. remind to get milk when device leaves workplace or approaches a grocery store)

Twitter integration – Tweeting from Native Applications: Photos, Youtube, Maps, iOS Contacts


  • Volume-up key as shutter release button to take photos.
  • Shortcut to Camera App from Lockscreen created
  • Grid composition aide, pinch to zoom.

Photos – Built-in photo editing: crop, red-eye, auto-enhance, rotate.


  • Safari reader and Reading list
  • Tabbed Browsing (iPad only)
  • Ability to open pages in background
  • Private Browsing(change via settings)
  • Ability to create keyboard shortcuts (autotext) to replace custom phrases.
  • Preference to open pages in Safari in a new page or in background


  • iTunes/USB no longer required to activate new devices- ability to start right over with no need to tether it to iTunes added. you can restore all your data on your device through a simple iCloud sign in.
  • Sync over Wi-Fi- ability added to sync wirelessly to iTunes.
  • OTA softwares updates: You now can update your software version without iTunes straight from device through Wi-Fi or 3G.
  • The unlock slider inscription changed from “slide to unlock” to “unlock” + camera shortcut.

iPad & iPad 2 only

  • Multitasking Gestures- Pinch with 4 fingers to close app,swipe up to open multitasking bar,swipe left or right to move between open apps to enable.
  • Split keyboard-Swipe up to split keyboard in half. then keyboard shows on middle of screen.

iPad 2 only

  • AirPlay Mirroring- Ability to connect with Airplay to an Apple TV – then everything shown on iPad is also seen on TV.
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Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010

SP1 releases for both Office client suites and SharePoint server products will be made available. All language versions of SP1 will release simultaneously. Initially, Service Pack 1 will be offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update, and no sooner than 90 days after release, will be made available as an Automatic Update.

SP1 will include many interesting changes. Across the client suites and server products, SP1 offers a sprinkling of improvements to make a strong 2010 release wave even stronger. During TechEd and beyond, teams on will update their blogs with more specific details of 2010 Service Pack 1 contents.

There are far too many changes in SP1 to list here, but the list below is a sample of SP1 highlights to get things started. This is a list of things that you can do now that you couldn’t before, or things that are just better than they were with the original release:

  • Outlook fixes an issue where “Snooze Time” would not reset between appointments.
  • The default behavior for PowerPoint “Use Presenter View” option changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor.
  • Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery.
  • Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support.
  • Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
  • The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.”
  • Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists.
  • Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint
  • Office Web Applications Support for Chrome
  • Inserting Charts into Excel Workbooks using Excel Web Application
  • Support for searching PPSX files in Search Server
  • Visio Fixes scaling issues and arrowhead rendering errors with SVG export
  • Proofing Tools improve spelling suggestions in Canadian English, French, Swedish and European Portuguese.
  • Outlook Web Application Attachment Preview (with Exchange Online only)
  • Office client suites using “Add Remove Programs” Control Panel, building on our work from Office 2007 SP2

Each product in Office and each Server capability area will have changes in SP1. Specific changes will be detailed on TechNet and in KB Articles. On release day, the MS team will publish all associated KB articles. SP1 will also roll-up our Public Update and Cumulative Update releases to date.

Source: Office Engineering Blog

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AppTitude Automated Appcompat Software Test Drive at Microsoft TechEd

App-DNA, the global leader in application intelligence, announced today from the Microsoft TechEd Conference the availability of a new “test drive” version of the AppTitude application intelligence software and the continued success of the new AppTitude 5.0 release.

The new cloud-based preview of the award-winning AppTitude software enables enterprise IT teams to have a hands-on view of application testing and application remediation processes, as well as review the powerful business and technical reports that reduce the time, cost and risk of Windows 7 migrations, Microsoft App-V projects and end-user computing initiatives. Best of all, AppTitude integrates with System Center Configuration Manager and Active Directory to combine user, device, region and group information with application information.

Visit App-DNA at TechEd booth 848 and experience the no-cost AppTitude test drive on the App-DNA site. Read the full news on the App-DNA website.