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Microsoft mentions Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 users’ guide

Microsoft mentions Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 users’ guide

Microsoft confirms release of Windows 7 RC on schedule – April 30

Microsoft Windows 7 Launch ConfirmedAccording to Microsoft’s late Friday confirmation, the much-awaited Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 will be released to early adopters on its schedule – April 30.  

Giving the latest news about the stable and completed code for Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system, manager Brandon Le Blanc said in an official blog posting that while mass availability of the OS will begin from May 5, users who subscribe to Technet or Microsoft Download Network (MSDN) will be able to download the release candidate on April 30 itself.

Microsoft sales drop for first time since going public

Microsoft sales drop for first time since going publicSan Francisco - Microsoft reported a drop in quarterly revenues Thursday for the first time in the 23 years since it went public.

But investors still gave the world largest software company their approval, sending Microsoft shares higher in after-market trading as its aggressive cost cutting measures preserved profitability.

First technical previews of Office 2010 due in 2009 third quarter

First technical previews of Office 2010 due in 2009 third quarterAs a part of groundwork move for the final launch of Microsoft's next version of the Office suite in the first half of next year, the company Tuesday announced having begun extensive testing of the product. Code-named Office 14, the product will be expectedly dubbed Office 2010, with all its allied gears to also come with the 2010 mark.      While some of the earliest testing of Office 14 was undertaken by the company in 2008 called for a technology preview, with a beta to follow this year; the details of the recent not-so-pushy schedule have not been divulged.

Microsoft rolls out India-specific gaming console - Xbox 360 Arcade

Microsoft rolls out India-specific gaming console - Xbox 360 ArcadeRolling out its new entry-level gaming console Xbox 360 Arcade in India, Microsoft intends substituting it with the Xbox 360 Core model. The new console offers five interesting Zbox LIVE Arcade games - Uno, Luxor 2, Boom Boom Rocket, Feeding Frenzy, and Pac-man Championship Edition.

Microsoft fixes “temporary outage” of its MSN, Windows Live and Hotmail services

MicrosoftMicrosoft on Friday morning fixed its previous day glitch affecting its MSN, Windows Live and Hotmail services. The “temporary outage” caused widespread panic among users when their sign up was invalidated with their inboxes disappearing, and instructions for signing up a new e-mail account!  

Late Thursday night, Microsoft assured the users that their inboxes as well as e-mails were “safe,” and that the quandary resulted from an “incorrect message,” which apparently had been sent out during the company’s “routine maintenance” procedure.

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