“Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner revealed today at the company’s annual financial analyst meeting that the first beta of the Internet Explorer 9 Web browser is planned for release in September. This is a little later than expected; leaked documents that emerged last month pointed at an August release date for the beta.”
Source: Ars Technica
Microsoft has made it real simple for developers to get started to develop applications for Windows Phone 7. All you have to do is click on the below two links. Download the software and install it. And that’s it. You are all set to write your first application for the upcoming Windows Phone. Enjoy !
The Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta includes the following
- Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Beta
- Windows Phone Emulator Beta
- Silverlight for Windows Phone Beta
- Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone Beta
- XNA Game Studio 4.0 Beta
You can download the training kit for offline and easier access. But the same is available online too. The training kit has all the good stuff to get you started.
Well, you may not be the one to get one for free, but Microsoft is giving away Windows Phone 7 for free to all its 90,000 employees worldwide. Hope the employees and the word of mouth will help Microsoft gain the lost crown again.
Limited downloads of the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials is now available. This version will provide enhanced protection for web-based threats, windows firewall integration, new protection engine, network inspection system and many other features. The new version can be downloaded from Microsoft Connect Page. This requires Windows Live ID in order to download the software. Click the source link for more details.
Source: Windows Team Blog
Engadget and ZDNet have provided indepth preview of the upcoming Windows Phone 7. Click on the links below to check all about it. Do note that both hardware and software here is a developer edition.
Start Up and Initial Setup:
Talk with the man himself (Joe Belfiore, VP, Windows Phone):
Read more about it here:
The hot and sexy Windows 7 operating systems which is breaking all records in the sales department has come out early with it First Service Pack, though it is in beta. The pack basically contains patches and updates. Hit the source link to download SP1 (beta). Final version of SP1 is said to be available around Q1 2011.
Source: Tech Net (Microsoft)
Microsoft recently introduced a web development tool kit named WebMatrix which includes a light weight development tool, IIS Express, SQL Compact Edition and ASP.NET extensions. The applications bring in lot of easy to use-easy to build features but how good is it? Click the source link and decide for yourself.
Source: Scott Guthrie (Blog)