Making technology work for you...

Get Your Free Subscription By Email:


All Versions Of Microsoft Money Now Available for Free

Microsoft has ceased development of it's personal-finance management software Money Plus, and special versions dubbed "Microsoft Money Plus Sunset" are now made available for free which requires no activation and does not comes with any online feature.

Microsoft Money Plus

Microsoft Download Manager - Minimalistic Download Manager With Resume Support

While downloading large number of files or big files having a download manager with download resume support comes highly recommended, Microsoft has now realized this need and has released a very basic, simplistic free download manager with resume support.

Microsoft Download Manager enables users to download files in a more reliable and faster way than using a web-browser alone, the utility is specifically designed to manage file downloads from supporting Microsoft Web sites in a secure and reliable way.

Microsoft Download Manager

Microsoft Now Allows Renting Windows And Office Software Worldwide

Microsoft Software RentalInternet cafés, hotel and airport kiosks, business service centers, and similar office equipment leasing companies were not allowed to rent Windows and Office products to others until now, but after conducting experiments Microsoft has finally decided to roll out this business model for there Windows and Office product line worldwide, here is what Microsoft Partner Network Website has to say about the new rental licensing program :

Windows desktop operating system and Microsoft Office system licenses do not permit renting, leasing, or outsourcing the software to a third party. As a result, many organizations that rent, lease, or outsource desktop PCs to third parties (such as Internet cafés, hotel and airport kiosks, business service centers, and office equipment leasing companies) are not compliant with Microsoft license requirements.
Rental Rights are a simple way for organizations to get a waiver of these licensing restrictions through a one-time license transaction valid for the term of the underlying software license or life of the PC. Solidify your role as trusted advisor by helping your customers become compliant using an additive license that fits their business model—without requiring special tools, processes, reporting, or paperwork.

How Microsoft Software Rental Program Works

Once acquired rental rights licenses permit organizations to rent, lease, loan, or outsource PCs to third parties with licensed, qualifying Windows operating systems and PCs with licensed, qualifying Microsoft Office applications.

Windows 7 Multi-Touch Video Demo On Dell Tablet PC

When Microsoft first displayed there Multi-Touch Surface platform everybody was impressed, but size and expected price-tag of such a big gadget was far from being practical, But Microsoft is not going to disappoint us, only two days ago company's CEO Steve Balmer and Bill Gates showcased upcoming Windows 7 interface at D6 conference, the next version of Windows is not going to release anytime soon but for the time-being you can watch and enjoy the video demo of Windows 7 running on a Dell

Windows 7 - Microsoft's Upcoming OS Milestone 1 Delivered To Key Partners

Windows 7 Vienna Logo Artistic IllustrationTGDaily has reported with reference from several key industry partners about Microsoft's next OS offering codenamed "Windows 7" being shipped to its key partners as “Milestone 1” (M1) code drop for validation purposes.

Sources claim from a recently distributed roadmap for Windows 7 release to manufacturing in H2 2009. However, Microsoft declined to comment on this date.

Download Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC

Windows Vista SP1 Download

Microsoft has released the Windows Vista SP1 RC for public downloading via windows update, the long awaited service pack can be download from this link.

Microsoft Virtual Labs - Test Drive Windows Vista Ultimate Without Installing !

Windows Vista Virtual Machine Image

Microsoft is offering a free Virtual test drive for its Windows Vista Ultimate operating system, with help of the Microsoft Virtual Lab technology (Virtual Machine) a web-hosted test drive is offered to users with most of the functionality of regular versions, except browsing the internet.

The free test drive is currently available to web visitors from the United States and Canada, which can be bypassed easily using a USA/Canada proxy ;),the test drive requires Internet Explorer 6 or later, a browser plug-in, and a broadband Internet connection. A minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution is recommended for the trial.

You can also view twenty videos highlighting the major features of the OS with links to test driving them.

Windows Vista Virtual Machine Image

In addition, Microsoft is providing a Virtual PC file with a 30 day trial of Vista Ultimate to test the OS in Virtual PC environment without risking your OS, which can be downloaded from the link below:

Microsoft Updating Files Without User Consent and Windows Update Turned Off !!

Microsoft is doing it again, users are reporting stealth updates at Microsoft Windows XP and Vista forums, files are getting updated without consent and even while Windows Update is turned off.

The new update has the version number 7.0.6000.381,A user Dean-Dean at the Microsoft forum states:

"Windows Update Software 7.0.6000.381 is an update to Windows Update itself. It is an update for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. Unless the update is installed, Windows Update won't work, at least in terms of searching for further updates. Normal use of Windows Update, in other words, is blocked until this update is installed."

Dean-Dean names several files that are changed on XP and Vista as below:

In XP, the following files are updated:

1. cdm.dll
2. wuapi.dll
3. wuauclt.exe
4. wuaucpl.cpl
5. wuaueng.dll
6. wucltui.dll
7. wups.dll
8. wups2.dll
9. wuweb.dll

This is just one of the many helpful tips we have posted, You can find more stories here,
Do subscribe to updates using your favorite RSS feed reader or using the secure FeedBurner email update form on top of this post.