Windows Live Calendar has been updated to the Wave 3 look, and is the first online Windows Live service to do so. It has the foretold new header which borrows from Windows Live Messenger’s scenes. Although apart from the 8 default themes, the ‘more themes’ link doesn’t work yet. I can only guess that they might have exclusive content as themes for more themes just like they have messenger packs for certain movies and occasions.
The third ad installment from Microsoft’s enormous $300 million advertisement campaign have started to air and surprisingly they have stopped experimenting with Bill Gates and Seinfeld pair for good. This is the first time that Microsoft has responded to Apple’s popular “I’m a PC, I’m a Mac” campaign which was believed to have played a big part in tarnishing Vista’s image.
As we all know, Microsoft rolled out public beta’s for most of the Windows Live Wave 3 products yesterday. We have already reviewed Windows Live Messenger. Lets have a look at the Windows Live Mail Beta.
Microsoft has released an update to XNA Game Studio 3.0 the day they have released the new Zune software and firmware. This release basically provides compatibility for game development on Zune firmware 3.0 devices along with full support to Visual Studio 2008.
A few days ago, Bryant from AeroXperience had made a blog post on his thoughts for what Windows 7 Milestone 3 has. Looks like he opened Pandora’s Box as since then, there has been a lot more information out about the build and it’s features, specially the Ribbon UI spreading through out bundled applications such as Paint and Wordpad. He mentioned the end of Sidebar as we know it, a trend which was obvious from the M1 build screenshots.
Windows Live Video Messages (WLVM)is the latest service to be included in Microsoft’s web applications of Windows Live. It was opened to the general public on 9th, not too late after being announced. We decided to give it a spin and check out if this service is really worth using on a day to day basis or not.
I randomly ran into this site on TechNet Blogs which had the link to SQL Server 2008 wallpaper and screensaver which are perhaps released by the MS SQL team themselves.
In Part 1, we learned how to use Resource Dictionary (WPF) in order to apply styles to UI element dynamically. Resource Dictionary uses XAML code which still is an unknown territory for most developers. So why not use only C# to create such animations? In this Part of the series we are going to learn how to create animations by using C# code.