View which Service Packs and Hotfixes are installed
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View which Service Packs and Hotfixes are installed

So, you’re a conscientious system administrator or even a very neat and tidy home user who likes to keep his/her PC fully updated and patched against any malignant threats that float around on the interweb. Good for you. You subscribe and read so many postings on various security related forums.

Microsoft to offer Easy Content Creation tool for Educators

Microsoft to offer Easy Content Creation tool for Educators

Microsoft has just announced a line up of educational content creators which are collaborating to build products with Semblio. Semblio is a software platform by Microsoft that is geared towards developing better educational content. For now, this software is only available as an SDK for developers but we’re expected to see a version for teacher which will allow them to easily assemble important lectures as in text, audio and video and turn them into interactive lessons.

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Windows 7 Beta to be released worldwide tomorrow

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has announced that a test version of the US software titan’s Windows 7 operating system will be available worldwide on Friday. Earlier he had announced that Windows 7 is nearing completion and is almost ready for release. Windows 7 Beta will be available for all users for testing or regular use until the final version is made available.

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25GB with Windows Live SkyDrive (Service Saturday)

Take it from Microsoft to jump into the fray for Online Storage and then show why they can attract customers / users. In an announcement on the Windows Live SkyDrive blog, Microsoft announced some updates to their online storage service. Space has been increased five fold from 5GB to 25GB of free online storage Control your data.

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Windows 7 and a less irritating UAC

One of the main reasons I disabled User Aaccess Control was the extremely irritating popups that interrupted even the most mundane of tasks. I guess, I’m not the only one and Microsoft has learnt from the experience! Based on what we’ve learned from our data and feedback we need to address several key issues in Windows 7: Reduce unnecessary or duplicated prompts in Windows and the ecosystem, such that critical prompts can be more easily identified.

Creating Custom Labels in Microsoft Word 2007 (Tutorial Thursday)
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Creating Custom Labels in Microsoft Word 2007 (Tutorial Thursday)

Last year, as part of our admissions team duties, we were required to send out prospectus to students all over India. These ranged from a minimum of fifty envelopes to over 150 at a time. During a promotion campaign we printed around 90,000 labels!