Windows Live Events service will expire tomorrow, backup your photos and files.

As we already posted that Windows Live service will end soon in 2010 and it will be tomorrow when after Midnight Windows Live Events will be no more and Microsoft Windows Live has given option of Windows Live Calendar where we can create, plan, manage events. Now before it expires completely you can save your photos and files from there, here's how:

For Saving photos follow the steps as:
  • Sign in with your Windows Live ID and visit http://events.live.com/.
  • Click on View your events ar the top of page.
  • Choose and select the event from where you want to save photos and then click on Photos lonk on the left side of the event page.
  • Click on More by selecting the Photo album to be saved.
  • Now simply click on download from the More dropdown menu and then click Download with Photo Gallery.
  • Choose and select the photos to be sved and then click Download.
 
For Saving files follow the steps as:

  • Click on SkyDrive link on the left sidebar of each event page. 
  • Select the documents folder.
  • Choose your specific file that you want to download.
  • Now click on Download and then open the file or save it to your computer. Thats it!

 So if there are your events on Windows Live then hurry before it expires and save the photos and files of your use.
Do Live, Let Live, Windows LIVE !!!

Winner: [Giveaway] Chance to get Tune Up Utilities License worth $49.95

Last week we had a giveaway of Tune Up Utilities and now its time to announce the winner. Winner of this giveaway is choosen randomly with the help of http://www.random.org/ as there are 5 comments.
Winner of giveaway is:
kirk
License will be send to the winner via email. Thanks for the cooperatino with readers and dont lose hope who dont win, we'll come soon with much more exciting offers. Till that Happy Windows Computing!!!
Do Live, Let Live, Windows Live!

Free domain Registration for limited time. Hurry!

1and1.com is offering free domain registration for 1 year of time. This offer is a promotional giveaway from the website itself. You can have.com, .info, .biz, .us etc.domain free for 1 year with Norton Internet Security 2010 for 3 months free subscription.



Register your domain.
Note: This offer lasts onl for 3more days. So Hurry!

[Giveaway] Chance to get Tune Up Utilities License worth $49.95

"TuneUp Utilities" is on top among lots of tweaking software available for Microsoft Windows. Its just not a software but a package consisting of so many modules or components dedicated for separate task as like Registry Optimizer, Registry Cleaner, System Optimizer, etc ad not only this it let you easily customize Windows appearance by changing Windows theme, login screen, boot screen and icons.

You can read our review of TuneUp Utilities at following link:

 
And today I'm announcing for a free license of "TuneUp Utilities 2010" to UnlockWindows readers. This tool costs $49.95 but you can get it absolutely free. For this just follow the steps:

STEP 1: Subscribe to UnlockWindows Newsletter which is FREE. You can subscribe to it using the Subscribe link by givng your email id there.
STEP 2: Leave a meaningful comment here in this topic. Make sure that while leaving comment yo provde the same email id which you use for subscribing to UnlockWindows, otherwise you won't be eligible for this giveaway.

[ Note: your Subscription must be active, ifit is unverified then we'll not consider that email id as valid for the contest. ]
That's it. Winner will be chossen randomly who will get the FULL license of Tune Up Utilities 2010.
Best of luck to all...

[ Update ] Winner will be announced tomorrow before 12 Noon. Contest will remain open till 12:00 Midnight IST today.

[Winner announced: Visit here ]

Download Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime

Microsoft is here providing a nice and easy way to run Access 2010 solutions irrespective of whether full installation of Access 2010 is done or not. Microsoft Access 2010 provides us a rich platform for development of database management solutions in addition of customization tools. We can easily distribute the Access 2010 solutions without requiring a full installation of Access 2010 but for this our applications must be packaged with Access 2010 Runtime and then to be distributed.

This Runtime provides the environment similar to previous in that all design-related UI is either removed or disabled. No need to buy any special product in order to distribute Access 2010 Runtime.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 3
Only the 32-bit Access 2010 Runtime is supported on Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Instructions:
In order to install this download follow the steps:
1. Download and save the file to your hard disk.
2. Double-click the AccessRuntime.exe file in order to start the Setup program.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Download Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime.

BizTalk Server 2010 Beta available for download

BizTalk Server 2010 Beta is an integration server which offers significant enhancements, provides connectivity, Buisness Process Mangement and SOA/ESB capabiities. It helps to integrate heterogenous Line-of-business systems with Windows .NET and SharePoint based applications to optimize user productivity, increase agility and gain business efiiciency.  It also provides extended connectivty to IBM systems with Host Integration Server.

System Requirements


 
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista

To run BizTalk Server 2010 Beta you need:
  • 32-bit (x86) platforms: Computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is 1 GHz or faster for single processors; 900 MHz or faster for double processors; or 700 MHz or faster for quad processors
  • 64-bit (x64) platforms: Computer with a CPU that is compatible with the AMD64 and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EMT64T), 1.7 GHz or faster processor recommended for BizTalk Server 2010
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum (more recommended)
  • 10 GB of available hard-disk space
  • VGA monitor (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution monitor
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

To use BizTalk Server 2010 Beta you need the following software:
  • Microsoft Windows: Can be Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL 2008 SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 [Required for selected features only]
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2007 [Required for selected features only]
  • SQL Server 2005 Notification Service [Required for selected features only]
  • SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1[Required for selected features only]
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) Version 7.5 and 7.0 [Required for selected features only]
Download | BizTalk MSDN Blog

A new way to Optimize Your Windows with Tune Up Utilities 2010

Tune Up served us so many years and we also seen the tremendous performance of Windows after use of Tune Up and with the same feel but with a lot more development here we are with its new and much more powerful version "Tune Up Utilities 2010".


Once you install the Tune Up Utilities 2010, just leave your Windows to it and it will do the rest to bring performance from your slow running Operating System. With lots of new and advanced features of Tune Up you don't have to bother about the performance of Windows. This time we are also having Gadget of Tune Up for Windows Vista and Windows 7 PC. It let you know the status of your PC at all times and you need not to launch the utility every time, just have a look over its Gadget and it supplies the current results of the analysis of the first three categories of the Start center: Maintain System, Increase Performance and Fix problems.
Features of Tune up Utilities 2010:

Turbo Mode: Turbo Mode in Tune Up provides us an immediate performance boost as per our need by performing an analysis of computer system and its processes so as to check which programs and functions are not strictly necessary. After the analysis those programs are wither stopped or slowed down for allowing the additional processing power gained to be used exclusively by the programs you are actually running.





Increase Performance: This feature of Tune Up will help you in increasing performance of you computer system by showing the identified possibilities like recommnedations for uninstalling unused apps, increasing internet speed, adjusting the Visual effects of system, battery power plan to improve performance and battery age etc.

In order to use this feature you must complete a profile so that TuneUp Utilities can provide you with tailored recommendations on how to increase performance.

And many more features, just go on counting and see the resulting performance of your system after installing this powerful utility. For more details you can visit TuneUp and stay connected with UnlockWindows simply by susbscribing with us.

Download the TuneUp Utility from here. | Buy from here.

Office 2010 Developer Training Kit available for download

The Office 2010 is already launched recently and we'll soon see its General avaibility. Now its a good news for the developers of Office 2010 as its developer training kit is available for download which includes lots of comprehensive set of technical content in addition to hands on labs, presentations, source code, and instructor-led videos. All this stuff is readily available to help you learn how to develop for Office 2010 and
SharePoint 2010.
Simply Visit Here.

Apps available for Windows Phone stay connected with social network


We all are anyhow coonected to Facebook, Twitter etc. like Social Networking sites and while travelling or when we are away from our Computer System still want to stay connected. So here is a good news for Windows Mobile users as application for Windows Phone to connect you to social networking sites is available now.



Facebook for Windows Mobile from Microsoft Corporation is available for download so as to help you sending messages to friends, upload pics, music directly from your Windows Phone etc. It's time to show your friends what you’re up to, while you’re out and about. Connecting and sharing on Facebook just got a lot livelier!


Twitter for Windows Mobile: TouchTwit is a quite interesting fast twitter client which manages multiple twitter accounts very easily. It is having a powerful tweet-authoring screen which help you tweet, upload photos, music, videos and many more.

I got invitation to Join Spindex,

Last week I requested to Join the Spindex as when I came to know about it that "Spindex allows you to access your favourite social networks, RSS feeds, and many more. It makes a nice howm page which is cutomized as per your concern automatically." Right now it can connect you to the Twitter, Facebook and Evernote and RSS feeds but it is growing up and will add more soon.



Register yourself @ Spindex.

Office 2010 Launch on 12th may live. Don't miss it !!!

Ready to rock as Microsoft announce that they are going to launch New Office on 12th May'10 which we can watch live from our screen. In this 2010 launch event Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 will be virtually launched.  Stephen Elop, President , Microsoft Business Division will be giving a keynote on this launch event and will give product demos.



IndiMix 2010 right here this month with Steve Balmer

The Web belongs to you. In this Web world evryone is a developer, or a designer or a mix mode man or a simple user and we are here to build most standard, innovative and powerful websites for users who loves them very much. IndiMix 2010 is going to be live at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 28th of may. This time we are having Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer with us giving us a keynote on exploring the next wave of oppurtunity and creating new experience with IndiMix partner. Registration for same started and will end till 20th may. So hurry...!



Even yu can see the IndiMix live from your home too. Just visit IndiMix Live. | Register for IndiMix.

Microsoft Windows Summit 2010: Starting 25th of this month.

Microsoft is happy to announce the Microsoft Windows Summit 2010 starting from 25th of this month onilne rather than in Redmond only. This time it wiil be great new features of the summit as like:

It's gone virtual! Tracks of Summit will include:
  • Device technical implementer – May 25
  • System technical implementer – June 2
  • Software technical implementer – June 16


 
Explore the tracks as: Device | System | Software

Microsoft presents Spindex, your entire social world in one page.

Your entire social world is in one page now with Spindex, Tech preview from Microsoft's Fuse labs. Reecntly Microsoft Fuse lab launched Docs for Facebook and now this amazing Spindex which let you connect to Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, RSS, and Bing and many more adding soon.
You can access and interact wth your social networks, see realted informatino from Bing, see trends from friends and also Spindex finds useful articles and information based on your interest in your friend's messages and comments.



But right now it is available as a Tech Preview only to the attendees of Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. For more updates of it just simply follow Spindex on Twitter.

Docs.com, a new Facebook app from Microsoft via Fuse Labs

Up till now we were not able to create or share Office documents with our Facebook friends but now as we all know that Microsoft Office 2010 is available to use as beta as well Microsoft recently launched an app known as Docs for Facebook so as to createm discover, and share Microsoft Office documents with our Facebook friends. This Docs is built on Microsoft Office 2010 and it provides us best possible way for document service for the environment of Facebook. It menas that this seamless integration to Facebook will bring lots of changes in sharing the documents and finally we can say that docs can be friendly too!


Now we are not far from our friends sharing docs like Word, Excel, Ppt docs over Facebook. So why to wait, just check it out from links given below and enjoy.

Docs.com | Docs Blog

How to setup parental controls in Windows Seven

Parental Controls can be used to manage how the children use the computer. Like we can set limits of using the computer, the types of game they can play, and type of program they can run. With the help of Parental Controls we can easily monitor the activity of our children.
Just follow the simple steps in turn to activate and use the Parental Controls:

1. Click on Start and then click on your account pic to opn the User Account.



2. Now click on Manage another account.



3. Create a new account and assign the type to it as whether an Administrator or Standard user.



4. Select the account for which you want to setup the Parental Control by clicking on Setup Parental Controls.



5. Choose On Radio Button from Paretal Controls section to enforce current settings.



6. Sign in to Windows Live Family Safety Filter for setting website's control over the aacount, as what they visit, what are they doing online etc.



7. Apply the settings and you are done.



Now you and your childre are safe with the help of Parental Controls and can easily monitor their activities over usage of computer, game playing , running of programs and also the world of Internet they are moving in. Happy Windows Computing..!!!

Microsoft Desktop Player in Beta lifecylce now.

In order to look for contextual content for IT pro or developers based on your adoption cycle Microsoft is presenting Microsoft Desktop Player which is in beta now and can be downloaded directly to your desktop too other than launching it online. This app isbased on Silverlight and is very helpful. It filters the content topic by topic according to our role and also surfaces local resources based on your zip code.



We can easily find videos, webcasts, podcasts, whitepapers and relevant links on the basis of our specific criteria. And get a feed of the latest news for IT pros.

Windows Live Messenger 4 Preview available via website.

Recenlty we were listening to the news of a new wave of Windows Live 4 and now Microsoft is working on it and we can have a preview of it from its preview website.
WindowsLivePreview is the one where we can see the features and news regarding the new wave of Windows Live. This website previews Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 having lots of improvements and new additions. This refreshing  new Messenger seems much promising with new features making the messenger easier to stay in touch with the people from different social networks and share.

We can see a sneak previewof the Hotmail preview here:

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