Buy Windows 7, Get a Free 500GB Portable Hard Drive!

29 10 2010

Microsoft is already offering a fantastic Windows 7 OS that is available at very good price and now have decided to offer a FREE Seagate FreeAgent  GO 5000 GB Hard Drive with the purchase of Windows 7 Professional. Its interesting features are:

  • Dimensions are 3.15 x 5.12 x 0.49 inches (80.01 x 130.04 x 12.44 mm)
  • Weight is 0.35 pounds (158.75 g)
  • Transfer rate goes up to 480Mbps

Microsoft Store is offering a $150 discount on select PCs to those who buy the $150 Windows 7 Family Pack. This offer tells that Microsoft really knows that how to give people incentive. Windows 7 Family Pack lets you upgrade three PCs to Windows 7 Home Premium, but this offer is available only for limited amount of time.

Today, Microsoft also proclaimed that the Windows 7 Family Pack is now available in 46 countries. Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.


New Line of Chic Wireless Mobile Mice

27 08 2010

Microsoft has announced a new Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 Studio Series. It is presented with 6 different designs that fit with the method people work today. According to Microsoft, its new patterns are inspired by the places in which they will be used by the people, for instance a coffee shop, around the house or in a park bench etc. These mice will be able to fit in with described environments.

With the Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 “pink” Special Edition, Microsoft donates 10% of the selling price to Susan G. Komen for the heal of breast cancer. The mice are estimated at price of $39.95 per piece.

Top Features & Benefits

  • Blue Track Technology allows people to use their mouse on almost any surface including granite, marble, rug and wood.
  • Two-color battery light indicator informs regulars when it is time to replace the battery.
  • Snap-in Nano transceiver gives the choice to regulars to leave the transceiver plugged into the computer or conveniently store it under the mouse.
  • 2.4 GHz wireless technology gives regulars a confident wireless link.
  • Ambidextrous design and rubber side grips provide comfort and durability anywhere it is used.

Try Office 2010 Free for Six Months

18 05 2010

Now you can try out Office 2010 for 180 days instead of usual 30 days. You should say thanks to a little-know trick designed for corporate users.  This tool enables systems administration to “re-arm” product’s grace period up to five times before they need to enter product’s activation key. Home users can take advantage of same trick to get them a free six-month trial. Microsoft certify that a short command documented on its TechNet support pages, enable users to reset office 2010’s activation timer before they need to enter 25 character product key. All they need to do is to run a file called ospprearm.exe at command prompt. This file is found in C:\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office Software Protection Platform by default.

This file can be run up to five times. If users reset the activation counter each time then they can elapse 30-days trial period and can extend trial to a maximum 180 days before they have to supply an activation key. The reset feature of Microsoft office is not a bug and Microsoft says it’s aimed at enterprise administration, enabling them to create software images that they can use to deploy operating system to a number of systems over a period of months. The reset technique must be used on a full copy of Office 2010 rather than a time-limited trial, which comes with its own time limited activation code which must be entered when the first software installed.

Microsoft ‘ballot box’, A great Choice for Windows Users

24 02 2010

Microsoft is going to launch Microsoft Ballot Screen for their UK, France and Belgium window users. Ballot box is a list of browsers that will be available in Microsoft Windows by default that will ask the user’s choice for web browser. Ballot box will ask the user when they switch their window on which web browser they would like to install for their web based tasks. Ballot box holds a list of browsers like FireFox, Safari, Chrome and Opera along with Internet Explorer with options of more information about the browsers. This innovative feature of Microsoft Window will be available to users simply by Windows Update service. User will be able to check and install any web browser that suits to them.

This innovative feature settlement is the part of agreement that Microsoft made with European Commission in last December. It happened after a long anti-trust dispute of 10 years between Microsoft and European Commission. This is the big achievement of Microsoft to include world’s top five web browsers in their Windows program by default.

Windows ‘ballot box’ will enable the window users to experience quality web-browsing with multiple choice of browsers at same place. It is another step toward easier and faster computing that provides the alternate of Internet Explorer to Window users. But unfortunately, this feature will be available to European window users only. I hope Microsoft will make efforts to spread this window feature to other countries as well and make them get benefit of this scheme. Ballot box is going to be a part of Microsoft Windows Updates from March 1. That mean it is just a few days far fro the users.