Windows 7 RC (7100) started showing notifcation of expiry !

As we all know that Windows 7 Release Candidate ( Build no. 7100 ) will start bi hourly shutdown from 1st of March'10. Now it started showing notification regarding creating backup of all of the data in system tray as balloon pop ups. It reminds us of date of expiry which is coming after 5days from today. After a fixed interval of time a balloon pops up in the system tray reminding us to backup the data as " Backup your important data now".

So its time to install new released version of Windows 7 ( Build 7600; RTM ) for those who are still stick to Windows 7 RC. For Windows 7 RTM visit here. For checking compatibility of software and hardware for Windows 7 RTM click here.

Fix: Time out error while burning disc in Windows 7/ Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released a hotfix for the problem which occurs when we try to burn files to a DVD-R Dual layer disc (DL) in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2. Sometimes the burning operation fails with a time-out error (also in an application that uses Image Mastering API version 2.0 (IMAPI v2) to burn files).

You must be running Windows 7/ Windows Server 200 R2
Registry Information
No changes needed in registry of Windows
Restart requirement
System must be restarted once to apply the hotfix successfully
Hotfix replacement information
No replacement of previuly released hotfix

Applies to:
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
This hotfix is no directly available for download instead you have to give your email address and then it'll be mailed to you with download link and password for extracting it.

After requesting you'll be thanked from Microsoft.

You'll be prompted for password for extraction.

Request for the hotfix.

Join and Win prizes in Second Cisco I-Prize

What is Cisco I-Prize?
Cisco is presenting an event where participants ae invited to submit ideas based on some problem, something new and different. This time Cisco is looking forward beyond its own resources and turns to the globa community, the Human network, to identify its next major business opportunity.
Then Cisco will select up to 32 semifianlist teams and so will work with Cisco in building a business plan and presentation with help of state-of-the-art collaboration tools. Up to eight finalist teams will present their business ideas to a judging panel to compete for the grand prize: a $250,000 award shared equally by members of the winning team.

There will be three phases of the program as Brain Storm of three months , Refine and Finals of one month each. Only thing to do is to register an submit your unique, different and new ideas. Admin panel is monitoring each and every idea and points are provided on the judging criteria by judging panel. In meantime of the program there willbe a giveaway going on in whch Flip Camcorders will be distributed to teams.

Links: Register | Help

Download: Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate

Microsoft release the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET framework 4 Release Candidate and is available for download. This download is available with so many options among which you can choose your own. This time in the download we are getting the editions as Ultimate, Premium and Professional with 2010 Remote debugger and Visual Studio F# 2.0 Runtime.

You can also join for the Launch of Visual Studio 2010 - and get in-depth sessions from the best speakers in the industry!  This launch is on April 12 and this offer is for three days session on greatest technologies like Silverlight and .NET 4.0. These session will provide wide range of techonolgy aspects like Visual Studio 2010 to Silverlight, WPF, WF, WCF, Application Lifecycle Management, .NET 4.0, ASP.NET 4.0 AJAX, ASP.NET MVC and much more!

Microsoft released Samsung Winter Sports desktop theme pack.

Microsoft personalization gallery is full of funs and extras where you can find lots of Gadgets, Desktop backgrounds, Desktop Theme Pack ( for Windows 7 only ) and Slideshow Gadgets. All these are available for free download.
Simply Visit the gallery and choose your fun ad click on download to begin the fun. Thats it !!

Windows 7 Start Button Changer released

Windows 7 Start button changer is released by a 12 year young boy Kishan Bagaria who is TWCF member and is studying in class VII.  Its a freeware and portable application which allows us to change the Windows 7 Start Orb in an easy way.

Changing the Start button or Orb is very esy, simply by clicking on Select Change Start Button and chooe your custom Start Orb.

This program aslo let you backup original explorer.exe, restart explorer.exe so that at any time we can get back our original exlorer.exe from backup by clicking on Restore Original Explorer Bakcup.

For download and more info visit: Start Button Changer
For Feedabck visit: Feedback Thread

New Wallpaper sensation for Valentine !!!

Here I'm back to my creativity section, now with little bit sensation of Valentine feel, with love for you.

Download link: Creation

Apple lauches "iPad" new generation Gadget.

"iPad - The best way to experience the web, email, photos and videos. Hands down."
Its an amazing and revolutionary device conssting of mostadvanced technolgy launched recently by "Steve Jobs" and is available at an unbelievable price.  iPad is just a 9.7 inch gadget, LED-backlits IPS display, with a remoarkable precise Multi-Touch screen. Despite allhis its merely 0.68kg (1.5 lbs) and 13.4 mm (0.5 inches) thin, very handy, easy to use and carry anywhere.

SDK of iPad is available and application development is on its run. Right now, iPad can run almost 140,000 of he apps on the App Store. Application fo iPhone or iPod touch are compatible with iPad App Store.

All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large, Multi-Touch screen. And they’ll work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps you can’t do on any other device.

Features of iPad:
  • Safari
  • Mail
  • Photos
  • Video
  • iPod
  • App Store
  • Spotlight Search
  • Maps
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Home Screen
  • Notes
Featured links: Keynote | iPad Video | SDK | App Store | Pricing

Register for Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010 !!!

Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010 in North America. "The event for professionals who want to get ahead and stay ahead of the game. "

Tech·Ed is an excellent conference that I think you should consider attending with me.

Here are the highlights:
  • 21 Technical Tracks,
  • Tons of experts that you can talk to and learn from,
  • Hands-on Labs,
  • Certifications,
  • Access to 4000+ peers/colleagues
To the right is a list of the types of topics covered in the Technical Tracks at Tech·Ed.

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