Review Category : Product Launch

Microsoft Store is now taking the orders for the new Surface Pro 3 device. You can now only order 128GB / Intel i5 and 256GB / Intel i5 models and the item will ship by 6/30. However, you can pre-order all other SKUs and it will be shipping by 8/1/2014. Order them before it goes out of stock. Find the links below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $799 Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $999 Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,299 Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,549 Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,949 All the Surface Pro 3 units will come with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus Display with 2160 x 1440 multi-touch display as well. You can find the detailed specs and other things here ...

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Microsoft has revealed plans for an updated version of the Kinect for Windows runtime and software development kit, which includes support for Windows 8 as well as virtual-machine environments that run Windows. Arguably, the most impressive feature of the Kinect for Windows is the updated SDK, which enables colour camera settings and extended depth of the technology’s 3-D skeletal tracking capabilities to distances of greater than 4 metres, and objects as close as 40cm in front of the sensor, without any loss of accuracy or precision.  The sensor’s infrared stream is exposed in the API, therefore developers would be able to use IR when calibrating other colour cameras to the depth sensor or capturing grey-scale images in dim-lighting.  Moreover, the Kinect for Windows sensor now works when running in VM environments, available from: Microsoft, VMWare and Parallels. "Running inside of a VM will mean potentially the ability to be used ...

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Microsoft has recently published a series of ads for their Surface tablet in cities in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Washington and Chicago. With the ads being painted on street walls and car wash buildings, Microsoft appears to have taken a different approach to advertising.   Some may argue that the Surface ads are cheaper in comparison to other Microsoft products and services, whereas others argue they are integrating street art with advertising, thus creating an innovative way of publicising their tablet.  One thing is for sure, their quirky idea has caught the attention of not only Microsoft users, but also the general public. The Microsoft Surface tablet will be introduced later this month, where it will undoubtedly compete with other tablet computers that run Android, such as the: Kindle Fire of Amazon and Google’s Nexus 7 in addition to the Apple iPad.  The Microsoft surface will be available through 20 Microsoft stores ...

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Within 24 hours of time, Microsoft is going to talk in detail on Windows.next. At CES, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 will run on ARM based chips and demoed Office 2010 running on Windows.next over ARM based chip. Windows division President Steven Sinofsky will be on stage at the D9 conference today scheduled at 3:15PM PT (6:15PM ET) to talk on Windows.next. He may reveal the new tablet UI and some upcoming features. Just after this event, few hours later Microsoft will organise a partner preview event where Steve Guggenheimer from Microsoft will address the OEM partners on the upcoming version of Windows at 10.00PM ET. ...

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Next week Monday, Microsoft will be speaking at a 90-minute event organised during E3 Expo. Expectations on Microsoft are skyrocketing day by day as news from other competitiors leaks. Apple today announced that Steve Jobs will announce iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud service at WWDC to be held on next week Monday. iOS 5 and Mac OS X news won’t be of muc interest as we know what’s coming from Apple’s sleeves, but what about iCloud? Its just a music streaming service like Amazon’s Music Service or Spotify or new set of online services just as Windows Live to complement Mac OS X or an entertainment brand just as Zune or a cloud backup service? Nintendo will announce its next generation console codenamed ‘cafe’. Will it outperform Kinect? Sony to announce more details on its next generation portable handheld codenamed ‘NGP’. Lots of speculations floating around. Leaving that apart, What ...

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Microsoft today announced the availability of Office 365 public beta. Office 365 was under private beta and tested by more than 100,000 organizations, big and small since it was first announced last fall. Microsoft is also announcing the Ready for Work contest, We’ve been so inspired by these and other stories from small businesses that today we’re launching the “Ready for Work” contest.  Five small businesses will win $50,000 each and Office 365 free for a year!* Best of all, we will send one of our executives to work for you – or a charity of your choice – for a day.  No task too big or small.  We want you to know that we stand behind Office 365, and our team is ready to work for you. So, go check out our Facebook page and tell us your story. We want to hear: “What inspires you to work every day ...

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Windows Azure, the cloud services platform from Microsoft is not just a single product. It consists of many such as SQL Azure, App Fabric,etc,.One of the main advantages of Windows Azure platform is that it supports various programming languages such as .NET, PHP, Ruby or Java and development tools such as Visual Studio or Eclipse. At PDC last year Microsoft announced broader support for Java adding to their current Windows Azure SDK for Java or the Tomcat Solution Accelerator. As part of their promise, Microsoft today announced the availability of Windows Azure Starter Kit CTP which is an open source project released under the Apache 2.0 license and is available for download here. The kit allows Java developers to simply configure, package and deploy their web applications to Windows Azure. Here is an excerpt from their blog, What’s the Windows Azure Starter Kit for Java? This Starter Kit was designed ...

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After the last week leaks, Fujitsu has now officially announced the STYLISTIC Q550 Windows 7 Slate at CeBIT 2011. It comes with 10.1 inch screen with four-finger multitouch with stylus input, 30 or 64GB SSDs, 2GB RAM, WLAN, Bluetooth and optional mobile broadband 3G/UMTS and more. It costs €699 ($966) in Europe where it goes on sale tomorrow. No information on availability in other countries. Press Release: Fujitsu Launches Secure Business Class Slate PC STYLISTIC Q550 combines highest levels of enterprise security with benefits of multiple touch computing Tokyo/Munich, February 24, 2011– Fujitsu today announces the STYLISTIC Q550, a business class slate PC designed for the high-security requirements of mobile enterprise computing. Unveiled at a media briefing in Tokyo today, the STYLISTIC Q550 will be launched at CeBIT 2011, which takes place in Hanover, Germany, from March 1-5, 2011. Building on Fujitsu’s long heritage of creating tablet PCs for professional ...

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