Get Apple Mac OS X Theme for Windows 7

Some of the apple Mac appearance lovers will love to see, if they had a option to change their windows look like apple. Here is the chance to change. i found this when i try for my windows from http://techsplurge.com

Mac OS X Lion theme for windows 7 developed by a DeviantART member, David Pieron

The theme can be installed in two ways –

  1. Manually by replacing files and
  2. Automatic with a 1-Click installer.

Please note that you’ll need to install Custopack in order to use the 1-click installer. Grab both the windows 7 theme and Custopack below:

Thanks to techsplurge.com

Windows 8? next microsoft windows release

One of de most awaiting release!!! Windows 8.
Microsoft has started building their next windows operating system windows8. They have also started a blog to get the feedback from the customers. bacause in their previous release, they got some negetive feedback. So, to acheive the perfection and what people are expecting. they created this blog.
Here is the link
Windows8

Original words from Windows Live President Steve Sinofsky
” the blog is a part of Microsoft’s efforts not to repeat the mistakes of the past and Windows Vista.”
“We’ve heard people express frustration over how little we’ve communicated so far about Windows 8,” he wrote in the inaugural post. “We’ve certainly learned lessons over the years about the perils of talking about features before we have a solid understanding of our ability to execute.”

“Rather than generating traffic or building excitement, this blog is here to provide a two-way dialog about the complexities and tradeoffs of product development,” he wrote.

Microsoft office365-simple description

What Is Office 365?

It’s familiar Microsoft Office collaboration and productivity tools delivered through the cloud. Everyone can work together easily with anywhere access to email, web conferencing, documents, and calendars. It includes business-class security and is backed by Microsoft. Whether you are a small business or multinational enterprise, Office 365 offers plans designed to fit your organization’s unique needs. Learn more today.

 

Why Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 takes the industry’s most recognized set of productivity and collaboration tools and delivers them as a subscription service. With our cloud services, your organization can lower overall costs and deliver the right set of tools for the right users, all with appropriate layers of security and compliance. And, Office 365 includes a financially-backed service level agreement, allowing you to feel confident that you chose the best cloud solution.

Log in and team up

All of your employees—whether they’re power users or casual workers—can easily and securely access the same Office tools and information. They can be productive on PCs, phones, and browsers from virtually anywhere*. And don’t worry—their documents always show up in high fidelity.

Stay in control

Tightly integrating cloud-based and on-premises workloads enables you to maximize your current technology investments, deploy at your own pace, and get the benefits of the cloud in a way that works for your business.

Rest assured

Our globally-redundant architecture provides built-in scalability to ensure that the right level of technology is available for your users, adjusting to meet seasonal or cyclical demands.

99.9% uptime guarantee

You can count on Microsoft, an industry leader in productivity, for reliability. Microsoft provides a financially-backed 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Use what you’ve got

Office 365 tightly integrates cloud-based and on-premises workloads to enable you to maximize your current technology investments, deploy at your own pace, and get the benefits of the cloud in a way that works for your business.

How it works

Microsoft Office 365 is licensed on a flexible, per-user per-month subscription plan with predictable annual costs—enabling you to scale the services when it makes sense. Microsoft manages the IT software and you control the user access rights.

Simplified Administration

Office 365 provides easy-to-use, cloud-based management tools in a single location. Through the administration user interface your IT staff can set up new user accounts, control access to features, and see the status of all Office 365 services and tools in real time.

We’ve got your back

For professionals and small businesses without complex IT needs, we’ve got you covered through our online community support and self-service help resources. For businesses with more complex IT needs, we provide 24×7 phone and online access to IT customer support to handle those questions.

Billing

For professionals and small businesses, we offer convenient pay-as-you-go monthly subscriptions. Simply use a credit card to get started today. For midsize businesses and enterprises, discounts are available for customers who want to purchase volume licensing. Learn more >

Flexible plans

We have a variety of plans to meet the needs of individuals, organizations, and government agencies of all sizes with varying IT needs. Midsize business and enterprise plan customers even have the option of adding on kiosk plans to their subscription. This is a perfect plan for those ‘deskless’ workers who may not have a designated work computer—and periodically need online access.

 

 

 

Microsoft Office 365 Launches

Microsoft Office 365, the technology giant’s suite of productivity apps for the cloud, made its global debut Tuesday.

The cloud-based software places Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync into the cloud. The product was first introduced last October as Microsoft’s way to bring its popular collaboration and productivity products to the web. Office 365 comes with all of the Office Web Apps (Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint), as well as email support and Microsoft Access. Essentially, Microsoft has created one product for all of its cloud-based productivity software.

Office 365 also comes with ActiveSync, a new tool that lets customers access their cloud-based data (email, web apps, websites, calendars, etc.) from almost any device, including mobile phones and tablets. The company also guarantees 99.9% uptime. Executives we’ve spoken with seem confident in the system’s redundancies and the security measures they’ve put in place to protect customer data.

Office 365 comes in two flavors: small business and enterprise. The small business version of Office 365 is designed specifically for small teams that don’t want to deal with IT, while the enterprise version is a customizable version of Office with advanced IT configurations, Office Professional Plus, use right controls and more. The small business plan costs $6 per user per month, and the enterprise version costs anywhere between $2 and $27, depending on which features a company decides to implement.

As part of the launch, Microsoft will be working with more than 20 different service providers to package, sell and provide support for Office 365. Bell Canada, Intuit, Telefonica S.A., Telstra Corp. and Vodafone are among Microsoft’s launch partners. The company already has approximately 400,000 customers on board from the beta testing of the cloud-based software.

Microsoft has been making big bets on the cloud in recent years with products like Azure, but Office 365 is by far the company’s biggest push into cloud software. It faces stiff competition from Google and its Google Apps offering, though.



Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5bn

skype-big.jpgUS software giant Microsoft will buy Internet phone service company Skype for $8.5 billion dollars, the companies announced.

“Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world,” Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said in a statement.

“Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world.”

Microsoft said Skype will become a new business division within Microsoft, and that Skype CEO Tony Bates will assume the title of president of the Microsoft Skype Division, reporting directly to Ballmer.

Microsoft and Skype said the deal has been approved by the boards of directors of both the Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft and the Luxembourg-based Skype, which is owned by investor group Silver Lake.

Bates said Microsoft and Skype “share the vision of bringing software innovation and products to our customers.

“Together, we will be able to accelerate Skype’s plans to extend our global community and introduce new ways for everyone to communicate and collaborate,” Bates said.

Silver Lake managing director Egon Durban said he is “excited about Skype’s long-term future with Microsoft, as it is poised to become one of the world’s most dynamic and comprehensive communications platforms.”

The companies said Skype will support Microsoft devices like the Xbox game console and Kinect motion controller, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices.

Microsoft will also support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms, they said.

Skype was founded in 2003 and acquired by online auction giant eBay in September 2005. It was sold to the investment group led by Silver Lake in November 2009.

Millions of people use Skype to make low cost or free phone calls over the Internet using their computers or smartphones. Skype bypasses the standard telephone network by channeling voice and video calls over the Web.

Buying Skype could be a way for Microsoft to shed some of its business software image and gain momentum in a hot smartphone market at a time when Internet lifestyles are going mobile.

Skype last year announced plans for an initial public offering of stock and appeared on its way to profitability, but investors are evidently eager for a payoff.

Microsoft pushes out preview build of Internet Explorer 10

Happy with your shiny new copy of Internet Explorer 9? It’s already out of date — Microsoft just announced Internet Explorer 10 at its MIX developer conference in Las Vegas, and if you’re running Windows you can grab a spoon right now and sample an early taste. You can download the new Platform Preview right now at Microsoft’s Test Drive site and see where the company’s going with this early iteration, which adds support for additional web standards like CSS Gradients and CSS3 Flexible Box Layout. According to the press release, a gentleman named Dean Hachamovitch just revealed the new browser on the MIX stage, but we’re actually watching him speak right now, and… he’s not quite there yet. We’ll let you know what he says.

Update: Video after the break!

Update 2: Dean and Steven Sinofsky (president of the Windows division) are indeed showing it off on stage, but they’re just performing the same Test Drive tests you could run at home — go on, you know you want to dip your toe in that HTML5 fishbowl.

Update 3: Oh, Dean, you’re such a tease — that copy of IE10 (and by association, Windows) was running on a 1GHz ARM chip! Yes, Windows on ARM — photographic evidence after the break.

Update 4: NVIDIA just tweeted that the mysterious ARM chip is in fact a Tegra 2 processor

Nokia and Microsoft enter strategic alliance on Windows Phone, Bing, Xbox Live and more

 

It’s happened. Former Microsoft exec and current Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has married his future and his past in the holy matrimony of a “strategic alliance.” Windows Phone is becoming Nokia’s “principal smartphone strategy,” but there’s a lot more to this hookup — scope out the official press release just after the break. Microsoft’s Bing and adCenter will provide search and ad services across Nokia devices, while Nokia will look to innovate “on top of the platform” with things like its traditional strength in imaging. Ovi Maps will be a core part of Microsoft’s mapping services and will be integrated with Bing, while Nokia’s content store will be integrated into (read: assimilated by) Microsoft’s Marketplace. Xbox Live and Office will also, as is to be expected, feature on these brave new Microkia handsets. An open letter on Nokia’s Conversations site, penned jointly by Stephen Elop and Steve Ballmer, sets out the foregoing details along with the following statement of intent:

“There are other mobile ecosystems. We will disrupt them. There will be challenges. We will overcome them. Success requires speed. We will be swift. Together, we see the opportunity, and we have the will, the resources and the drive to succeed.”

Microsoft Bing has deal for you!

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NEW YORK: MicrosoftCorp’s Bingsearch engine said it launched ‘Bing deals’ for both the desktop and mobile, allowing consumers to find the best deals locally, a service that will pit it against daily deals website Groupon.The company has partnered with The Dealmap, a service provider that allows people to find and share the best local deals.It said the feature provides access to 200,000 offers in 14,000 cities. Bing deals compiles leading offers from Groupon, LivingSocial and Restaurant.com, Bing’s director of product management said in a company blog post.

Competition has been intensifying for companies like Groupon, with the likes of LivingSocial expanding in the same space and a plethora of websites springing up globally that specialise in deals for niche markets.

Aptech, Microsoft team up on learning material

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Aptech, Microsoft team up on learning material
MUMBAI: Computer education firm, Aptech, entered into a tie-up with world’s top IT firm Microsoft to launch embedded courses and certification to its students.

Aptech, which has 360 learning centres across India and has presence in 35 countries, will be bearing the additional costs that come as part of the tie-up and the fees for the courses offered stay unchanged, its Chief Executive and Managing Director, Ninad Karpe, told reporters here.

As part of the tie-up, Microsoft’s learning material will be embedded into long-term courses offered by Aptech after which students can appear for a test to get a Microsoft global certification which increases his/her chances of landing a job.

Aptech will introduce the Microsoft course material and certification across its centres in the country to start with and gradually take it to select geographies beyond India, Karpe said.

It is targeting to enrol 1,50,000 students as a part of the scheme by 2015, he added.