Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows Vista was finally released yesterday – and already a hacker has claimed to have broken the operating software’s encryption.
After countless delays Windows Vista and Office 2007 were finally released yesterday to consumers in what Microsoft calls its “most significant release ever”.
Microsoft rolled out Windows Vista at retailers in 70 countries on Tuesday, delivering a new computer operating system that aims to better manage the explosion of digital media and protect users from the dangers of the Internet. The world’s biggest software maker marked the launch of its first all-new Windows operating system in five years with a marketing blitz, including commercials featuring basketball star Lebron James and appearances by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on morning and late-night chat shows.
The most obvious change is the new look. Vista’s “Aero” interface uses 3-D graphics to create translucent windows that appear to float above the background screen, with much of the other changes being under the covers. Vista has received criticism early on, with new controversial DRM technologies, in addition to Apple’s claim that Microsoft’s Vista is a copycat version of its Mac OS X Tiger operating system that originally introduced many of Vista’s new features. Similarly, Apple also has plans to introduce a new operating system of its own later this year.
It is Microsoft’s first major update since Windows XP was released in 2001.
The final release of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 (formerly code-named “Atlas”) is available now. This new framework for creating more sophisticated user experiences on the Web was released as a free download. Major updates were also rolled out to the http://ajax.asp.net/ community site to coincide with this release.
The fully-supported AJAX framework integrates seamlessly with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0. The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, a shared-source development project consisting of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft developers, will also continue to be supported.
But wait, there is more. In the coming weeks, Microsoft will be releasing the source code packages for the various ASP.NET AJAX components to assist developers with application debugging and interoperability.
The team is also already hard at work on the next ASP.NET AJAX release and customers can already start using many of these new features today with the ASP.NET AJAX Futures January CTP (also available for download on the ASP.NET AJAX site). Going forward, all of the ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 features will be integrated directly into the next release of ASP.NET shipping with VS “Orcas.” With that release there will also be improved tool support and even better integration with the latest .NET Framework technologies.
Built from the ground up specifically for Microsoft Windows Vista, this all-new version combines the reliable and easy-to-use features you’ve always loved from Yahoo! Messenger with the cutting-edge experience of this new operating system.
- Instant message, voice, webcam video, and more
- Use the integrated Yahoo! Messenger Sidebar gadget to keep up with the friends that matter most
- Also add Windows Live™ Messenger friends to your contact list to see when they’re online and IM them
- Keep conversations organized by dragging and dropping them into one tabbed window
- Brand new emoticons, program icons and alert sounds
- Instantly change the look and feel of your Yahoo! Messenger interface
- Automatic groups are created in your contact list based on your Yahoo! interests (i.e. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football league)
Check it out : http://messenger.yahoo.com/windowsvista.php
Currently the December 2006 CTP of the same is available and can be downloaded from http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/asp.net/bb187358.aspx .You can download and install the browser plug-in (1MB) and try visiting the following sites:
You can also read the following blog entry on WPF vs WPF/E: http://odetocode.com/Blogs/scott/archive/2006/12/28/9601.aspx
Something interesting to look forward to.
My New Year Wishes For You…
Happiness deep down within.
Serenity with each sunrise.
Success in each facet of your life.
Family beside you.
Close and caring friends.
Health, inside you.
Love that never ends.
Special memories of all the yesterdays.
A bright today with much to be thankful for.
A path that leads to beautiful tomorrows.
Dreams that do their best to come true.
Appreciation of all the wonderful things about you.
Wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, my dear friend!!!