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2015

Biggest Microsoft Security Lapse in Recent History – Skype’s achilles heel
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Consumerism Microsoft InfoSec Skype
Yet again I come to you with rant, but this time seems like the reason is Microsoft’s huge lapse in basic Skype account security. Probably like mst of you, I have created my Skype account Many years ago.

2012

Solved: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2
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Microsoft Technology Windows
My son and I went through rather painful ordeal with this Event 11 that Windows quietly generates. It took us few weeks to fully work out why Windows suddenly started hanging, misbehaving or even crashing with blue screen.

2011

Software Patents – Oxymoron
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Google Microsoft Technology
Just a quick post regarding the Software Industry drama unraveling here, here and here. Quick recap: Google is upset with “patent trolls” extracting fees from Android manufacturers via Patents. This ends up costing device manufacturers, and probably ends up making more money for Microsoft than they make from their Windows Mobile 7 sales!

2010

Internet Explorer 9 – 64 Bit Beta – With Flash (beta) – Finally!
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Adobe Flash Microsoft Technology
Yesterday IE 9 Beta landed on the web. It’s a major rework of the most popular browser, with support for fancy new features (like HTML 5 and CSS 3) and Hardware Video acceleration.
The Next Series: Part 3 – Apps Marketplace
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Future Microsoft Next Technology Windows
The Apps Store is all the rage nowadays and everyone says how “Apple Invented this Revolutionary Concept”. As I recall – Windows had a Marketplace for Apps and Accessories going way back… Still, the true revolution in Apple’s iOS is the seamless end-to-end experience of discovering and purchasing / installing Apps.

2009

Windows 7 – only $40 at MicroCenter or $45 at Costco
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Microsoft Windows
The title is all you need to know. The special price only at your local MicroCenter store and only for 3 days. Of you don’t have one, check local Costco. Or, I will have a link to Amazon, which promised to deliver on Oct 22, on here later today.
Microsoft With No Money, iPhone 3 and More
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Apple iPhone Microsoft Rant
I’m back, and just posting quick update on little “big” things that are going on with me. Filing this one under “Random Thoughts”, FYI. Microsoft announced officially last week that they are discontinuing Microsoft Money product.
The Next Series: Part 1 – Simulated Past
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Future Microsoft Next Technology Windows
I have decided to have a few posts focused on discussing what’s next in the world of computing. The idea is to look at progression thus far, and see what makes sense to be researched and improved next.
Microsoft Envisions Our Computing Future
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Microsoft Technology Streaming Video
This is amazing demonstration by Microsoft Office Labs, what they called vision for 2019. For me, the main focus in this demo is on computing interfaces. Notice how many different ways of interacting with the “computer” are shown.
Windows 7 – Cool, but no 64 Bit for me?
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Microsoft Technology Windows
I think as any responsible techie, I downloaded both 32 Bit and 64 Bit editions of Windows 7 beta, the first day it came out (naturally). Got 2 keys also (one for each edition).

2008

Happy 2009 Holidays and Prosperous 2010 !
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Google Microsoft Predictions Technology
EDITORS NOTE: I used a little-known hack in WordPress 3.1 to actually adjust a time stamp of this post, originally posted December 24, 2009 – to timewarp into December 2008.
New XBox 360 Experience – Really Cool!
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Consumerism Microsoft XBox 360
We just received the new XBox 360 Experience, and I decided to blog about it right away (I know, totally untypical!). I expected much from this major upgrade, and I have to say so far I am impressed!
And The Clouds Shall Set Us Free
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Cloud Google Microsoft Programming Strata Open Source
There is still about two weeks to Microsoft’s acclaimed Professional Developers Conference 2008, where all (or at least a lot) will be officially revealed. But I want to jump the gun and theorize, or perhaps even Dream, of what’s to come.
Web Services? Cloud Computing? Both? Neither?
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Programming Microsoft Technology Windows Yahoo
An important announcement from Microsoft, something called Mesh, is happening tonight at Midnight eastern time. I am into guessing game, again, mostly because it is fun, but also because in a funny coincidence, I left a rather long rant at Yahoo’s own Jeremy Zawodny’s blog.
My Prediction for Secret Microsoft Project
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Microsoft Research Technology
Robert Scoble stunned us today with admission that Microsoft Research project that he saw  behind closed doors, made him cry with joy. But, of course, he can’t tell us what it is, just yet!

2007

Windows Vista – I found the WOW!
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Microsoft Technology Windows
Granted, this post is a bit early, I’ve only been using Vista on the my new PC for about a week and a half, but I just had to blog about it!