Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Launch Event is in Amman on December 20th

Get Ready for a new DAY

Register Now


Experience the next generation of Microsoft software with the launch of Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. On Wednesday, the 20th of December 2006, at 9:00 am at the Zara Expo (IT Pro & Developers) and Grand Hyatt Amman (Business Executives). Come and discover how to...
  • Amplify the Impact of your People.
  • Simplify how People Work Together.
  • Help Protect and Manage Content.
  • Improve Business Insight.

Secure and Manage your Core Infrastructure.

Join MS to discuss your most complex challenges. Discover solutions. Bring your toughest questions. Walk away with answers.

Resignation

I'm moving to somewhere else ... yeah another new family ..


Yes i tendered my resignation today and am leaving ASPIRE office at Thursday night. Through my experience I knew the major IT companies in Jordan but I didn't feel and notice myself a company in its Social Services and Flexibility like ASPIRE Services. During the last two weeks i was living in a whole miss thinking deeply about my vision at GENERIC SOLUTIONS and compare it with ASPIRE Services. I liked everyone here; i liked Waref, Kaushal, Osamah, Imad and the others. All were kind to me and the spirit of achieving is now shining all over. The question that always been asked, is it a financial issue ?? .. The Only answer I have "I adore my challenge that leads me by God success to a better Financial state". I believe that Waref has made all the best to keep me on board but i couldn't ethicly even let him knowthat i gave my word a month ago before he even open my vision to all his promised applicable Opportunities at ASPIRE.

ASPIRE has been suffering from my late attendance.. Actually since whole month till now and am not often sleeping more than 5 hours a day. i remember that i didn't appeal any full day leave not in Friday nor Saturday since the moment i met Nabel Kharman.

I prayed and asked the lord his blessing on my upcoming future. Wishing for ASPIRE all the best from the bottom of my heart. Am going to pass frequently to the campus and provide my help.

Aspire has aquired me as Software Engineer. After my first month i presented them at ASPIRE Get Ready Day as a Technology Specialist. I had successfully built the whole internal process and been the MOSS Team Guide. Although during my three months i presented them at Jordan ICT Forum for two days.


Who is Generic Solutions ?? soon they will publish thier Website and a new era of IT Services will start shining all over.

WISHING FOR ALL FRIENDS AT ASPIRE ALL THE BEST.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Microsoft Announced 2007 Microsoft Office Completion



Microsoft Corp. has announced the completion of the 2007 Microsoft Office system code and confirmed its release to manufacturing (RTM). The company says this gold code milestone concludes the largest Microsoft Office beta program to date, with more than 3.5 million people downloading the second beta of the office suite. Microsoft comments on the unprecedented quantity of feedback from beta testers and customers helping the Office development team validating product quality and optimizing performance. Also confirmed is 30 November 2006 as the worldwide business availability of the 2007 Office system, Windows Vista operating system and Exchange Server 2007. It is expected on that day Microsoft executives will participate in events around the globe, including an event with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in New York. General availability of the products will follow in early 2007, but can be as early as 7 December for Technet and MSDN subscribers.

The Microsoft Office Online tool has been redesigned to let people learn about what’s new in the 2007 Microsoft Office system. People can easily determine which products are best for their needs and find related productivity resources — whether it is assistance from one of the nearly 50,000 new help articles, a how-to refresher through one of the 35 new demos, online training through any of the 24 new courses, downloading one of the more than 400 new templates, or accessing other product downloads and tools. Starting 1st December 2006 in the U.S. and Canada, and coming soon after to an additional 13 international markets, Microsoft will make available free, downloadable product trials via Office Online.

Included in this release is also the SMS Link for Office Outlook 2007, a new service that allows Outlook 2007 users to connect with friends’, families’ and colleagues’ mobile phones by using SMS text messaging. It allows people to send and receive e-mail, contacts, appointments and tasks as text messages to mobile phones.

Most desktop application products in the 2007 Office system will be comprehensively localized in 38 languages, and customers will be able to purchase individual, single-language add-on packs enabling applications and suites to instantly become bilingual. The packs add a secondary localized user interface, help files, dictionary and thesaurus.

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Microsoft Soapbox at MSN

what an amazing video pod casting tool, but i would prefer to use Google You Tube more :D.

what a kind of comptitors they are .....

Windows Vista RTM !!!

Microsoft has announced the Windows Vista release to manufacturing (RTM) through the Windows Vista Blog. This important milestone signifies the end of development of Windows Vista, a significant effort by the software giant.

The company recognises the participation of an enthusiast community, who have played a key role in supporting the development of the new operating system through beta testing and feedback.With RTM Microsoft indicates to the market that Windows Vista is done and will be handed off to industry partners, including PC makers, ISVs and IHVs.

They in turn will continue to ramp-up in earnest now that the target is locked, for example, by refining hardware drivers, in order to complete the cycle and make Windows Vista available via retail channels on 30 January 2007.

On that date Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system will be available to customers around the world.Windows Vista will be available within 7 days to MSDN and Technet subscribers for download and use for development and review purposes.


Check this Link.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

XNA Framework (Beta 2) Download

The XNA Framework redistributable provides the necessary runtime components to execute a game on Windows that was developed using XNA Game Studio Express Beta2. Installation of this runtime is not necessary on systems that already have XNA Game Studio Express Beta2 installed. Developers may include this runtime redistributable when they share their games written using XNA Game Studio Express Beta 2, but may not currently be used for commercial applications.

.NET Framework has been officially released!!!

.NET Framework 3.0 has been released!


The .NET Framework 3.0 has officially been released! You can download the .NET Framework 3.0 components here:


Note, if you are using Windows Vista the .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components are installed by default.

Microsoft Announces Vista Prices

Microsoft has announced pricing for its Vista operating system, the successor to Windows XP which is set to be rolled out to business customers at the end of this month. The Home Premium Edition will cost $239 with a suggested upgrade price of $159; Home Basic will cost $199 with upgrades likely to cost $100; while Vista Ultimate will retail for $399 with upgrades likely to come in at $259. Businesses looking to make the switch from XP to Vista will need to shell out $199 for an upgrade, or around $299 for a retail version.The only version of Vista not to have its price set is the top-end Enterprise Edition. A statement on the Microsoft website states that "the Windows Vista Enterprise edition is only available to Microsoft Volume License customers; it is not available for retail purchase".Consumers will have to wait until the new year to get their hands on the Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate versions of the snazzy-looking new OS, while businesses that are especially keen on a Vista PC should be able to get hold of one some weeks earlier.As a sop to those looking to buy a new PC, Microsoft is running an upgrade voucher scheme so that anyone buying a new XP system will be able to move over to Vista as soon as it launches. The upgrades will be redeemable via the manufacturer in the case of the most established brands while Microsoft is "working to provide guidance to smaller system builders" – meaning that even if you buy from a small PC manufacturer, you won’t miss out on the Vista goodness.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

ZUNE WEBSITE is ALREADY THERE!!!

WWW.ZUNE.COM

Zune is a brand from Microsoft that incorporates a line of portable media players, software that will drive the devices, and an online service for acquiring and sharing media. It was previously thought that Zune was one of Microsoft's media players under "Project Argo". However, it now seems that the "Zune" brand will be used for all media players and other services, throughout the new project. The Zune will be released on the U.S. market November 14, 2006, with a price tag of $249.99. The European release date is tentatively set for late 2007 or early 2008.

Monday, October 30, 2006

What Am Working On nowadays !!

  • Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server 2007 (MOSS) Beta 2 TR
  • Microsoft Windows Sharepoint Services 2007 Beta 2 TR
  • Microsoft .NET Framwork 3.0 Release Candidate.
  • Microsoft Workflow Extensions for Visual Studio 2005.
  • Biztalk Server 2006. (Orchestration and Messaging) for Automate our Bussiness Processes.
  • Using WCF in securing our Intergartion Services.
  • Using CMS Features in MOSS 2007 (Custimizing Lists and Content Types)
  • Developing Rich Webpart components for MOSS 2007.
  • Integrating Project Server 2007 with MOSS 2007 using (PWA: Project Web Access)
  • Integrating Exchange Server 2007 with MOSS 2007 using (OWA: Oulook Web Access 2007)
  • Using SSO Service to Authnticate users to Access (MOSS, Synergy Server, PWA and OWA)

What's next ?? I wanna ensure my proffisionalisim in using these productive tools whether (Development or Custimizing), It needs time but sure not longer than the end of this year enshallah.

Do i have the courage

Do i have the courage to mention her name in my blog ???
Do i have the courage to type down her dream story ??
Do i have the courage to upload her pictures her damn smiles and her words here ???
Do i have the courage to even remember ............................................................

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007's Search feature can support up to 50 million documents in a single index

As Microsoft approach RTM milestone for SharePoint Server 2007, I am extremely pleased to announce that the out of the box maximum recommended document limit for search in SharePoint Server 2007 is 50 million documents in a single index limited by hardware. SharePoint Server can support multiple indexes, so deployments above 50 million documents are possible on a custom solution basis. If you have a requirement for searching more than 50 million documents, please contact your Microsoft representative.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search (Enterprise Edition) also has an out of the box maximum recommended document limit of 50 million documents in a single index. There is no technically enforced document limit, but this product is limited to having only one index.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search (Standard Edition) has a limit of 500,000 documents and is also limited to having only one index.

Answers to some FAQs:

Q: What is a “document” in terms of Search?
A: A document can be anything from a Word or PowerPoint file, to a web page, an individual SharePoint list item, one people entry, or an SAP customer record.

Q: Does a very large document count as more than one item?
A: No. For example, a 10KB Word file and a 10MB Word file are each considered one document.

Q: What is considered to be an “average document size”?
A: This really depends on the content sources and file types that make up a corpus – so “average document size” can be very different for different customer environments. With Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, we now index individual list items (which was not the case with WSS 2.0). As a result, in environments where WSS 3.0 lists are used heavily, the large number of such small “documents” can reduce the average document size to as low as 10KB. Customers making limited use of WSS 3.0 lists will most likely see a larger average document size based on the overall composition of their corpus.

Q: What is the maximum number of indexes supported by SharePoint Server 2007?
A: SharePoint Server 2007 supports a maximum of 20 indexes. SharePoint Server 2007 for Search (Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition) supports only one index.

Q: What are my options if I purchase SharePoint Server 2007 for Search (Standard Edition) and my needs grow?
A: If your search needs exceed the 500,000 document limit of SharePoint Server 2007 for Search you can upgrade to SharePoint Server 2007 for Search (Enterprise Edition) which has no technically enforced document limit. In addition, you can upgrade from SharePoint Server 2007 for Search Standard or Enterprise edition to SharePoint Server 2007 if you wish to take advantage of the enhanced search and integrated information management functionalities provided by SharePoint Server 2007.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Survey shows ASP.NET, IIS lead Fortune 1000

A recent survey of the Fortune 1000 websites by Port80 Software shows that Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) usage has doubled over the last year as it is being used by 54.9 percent of companies. In contrast, Apache usage has dropped to 23.3 percent placing it 4 percentage points lower than IIS6 alone. While the results could very well be accurate, it should be noted that Port80 Software has a bias toward Microsoft as it is one of their partners, not to mention the company specializes in developing tools and solutions for IIS.
Port80 also performed a similar survey that analyzes Fortune 1000 use of application servers and scripting platforms. Like the web server survey, Microsoft again comes out on top with its ASP.NET platform being run by 48.4 percent of the companies. Other notables in the survey include Java at 12.7 percent, PHP at 5.4 percent, and ColdFusion at 3.1 percent. In order to find these results, Port80 analyzed HTTP headers from each company's site.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Make your own Office 2007 styled buttons!


http://devpulse.com/?p=4


Awesomeeeee :), i do like the rich UI tools they are captivating me.

IE7 Ready this month ??

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/10/06/IE7-Is-Coming-This-Month_2E002E002E00_Are-you-Ready_3F00_.aspx

Am ready :p ..

Vista RC2 Out, Last Build Before RTM

As expected, Microsoft on Friday issued the second release candidate of Windows Vista - the last public build before the next-generation operating system is released to manufacturing. As with the interim build before it, RC2 will be available to a limited number of CPP participants, beta testers, as well as TechNet and MSDN subscribers.
"Since the release of Windows Vista RC1, Microsoft has continued to receive excellent feedback that is helping to improve the overall quality and performance of the product," a company spokesperson told BetaNews. "RC2 reflects that feedback and includes important improvements in performance, application compatibility and fit and finish work. Customers should verify any outstanding issues not addressed during their RC1 testing." Download Windows Vista RC2 from FileForum now.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Mohammed Zayed and Bill Gates



I MADE IT THIS IS ME CLOSE TO BILL GATES
FINALLY THE PICTURE WITH ME
26-Oct-2005

Here Comes Windows Vista RC2

Microsoft will ship the final prerelease version of Windows Vista on Friday and, unexpectedly, will name the new version Release Candidate 2 (RC2). (Microsoft had stated earlier that it wouldn't ship an RC2 milestone release of Vista.) But don't let the name fool you. RC2 is really just a standard interim build of Vista, but unlike RC1, it won't be distributed to millions of users.
The RC2 build is 5743, and Microsoft is currently testing it internally. As with the previous interim build, 5728, RC2 will go to beta testers, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet subscribers, and a random, limited number of Consumer Preview Program (CPP) members.
Although Microsoft wouldn't confirm the specifics of the release, the company did corroborate that it's planning an upcoming interim Vista build. "As we have previously discussed, Microsoft does plan to deliver more interim builds of Windows Vista before releasing the final product," a Microsoft spokesperson told me. "The exact name of the build and the date of its release have not been announced."
This is the last build Microsoft will be making available to the public prior to release to manufacturing (RTM). The RTM--which had been expected to be "on or before October 25"--has been adjusted slightly. Now, the Vista launch window begins October 18, when Microsoft will begin testing the final planned build for RTM. But Microsoft doesn't expect to finalize the product until sometime between October 25 and November 8.
Internal documentation notes that each daily delay after October 25 comes at a price, however: For each day past October 25, Microsoft will ship one less localized, language-specific version of Vista for the January launch. However, the company is prepared to do that to ensure that Vista's quality is high.
The internal documentation also notes that Vista still has more than 1400 bugs. Microsoft's internal processes require this bug count to drop to 500 or fewer before the product can go into escrow for RTM. By comparison, Vista had more than 2470 bugs on September 22.
In related news, Microsoft will be changing the product keys it uses for Vista after the product hits the RTM escrow phase. Consequently, users won't be able to use prerelease Vista product keys to install the RTM version. My understanding is that this change won't affect the RC2 release.

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Running .NET Applications on Linux using Mono

http://programming.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/04/12/1921225&tid=69

I said it once. It's a cross language environment but people were laughing on me that time. Now it became implemented and third party developed release for it. While The Platform Kernel support CLR then move your .NET everywhere. It might lose some UI and API functionality but still effective.

Am looking to test my applications performance out there to notice how effective is it.

Here at ASPIRE we use NANT to build our .NET Applications as the client requires. but NANT still need .NET Framework to be installed. Mono is simulating .NET compiler using its MCS. Am keeping asking my self why Microsoft till now wont go that way even it's doable ??!!


Mono is an open source project (sponsored by Novell) that allows you to run .Net
applications on Linux (as well as Unix, Mac OS X, Solaris and even
Windows). Mono comes with its own .Net compiler, mcs. "With Monodevelop," you'll say,
referring to Mono's integrated development environment (IDE). With Monodevelop
your developers can happily work with Glade#, Gnome#, and GTK#, all within a
.Net-type environment. Check the software's download page for your distro's
version and any dependencies. With your .Net programmers happily producing applications for Linux, you can turn your attention to ASP .Net for building Web applications. You're going to need a Web server, which can be either Apache (with mod_mono installed) or Mono's own Web server, XSP. Have a look at the Mono Handbook page for Web sites and Web services to find out how to set up the XSP server. On Debian, for example, its just a matter of installing the software.

Top Ten Geeks Wallets

http://www.productdose.com/article.php?article_id=4534

What a mess ?, i still don't have a wallet yet. Am trying to act as geek but it's my nature to lose my things away. Just before two months ago i re-extract out my ID card. And the month before it i lost my wallet some where but thanks god seems it was empty. y3ni yel3an 3ardha mn sha'3li mnee7 ma b'9aye3 7ali bel2a5eer :S

i liked the crossword one :D

Inside Google Manhaten Office

http://www.eweek.com/slideshow/0,1206,l=&s=&a=190145,00.asp


Why not to wish you are there participating with guys provide technologies covering the whole planet. Is it worthy ??


Hopefully my TPM isn't reading this one :S

The other Google search site


Google has created a search site without any Google branding to test new features. The site, SearchMash, has a simple blue and white interface with a search bar and an option to click on "popular searches." Once keywords are entered, the results page features links to results running down the left side of the page and the top three image results on the right side.
SearchMash also lets you click on a result and drag and drop it to change the order. Also, when a link is clicked on, the user is offered the option of opening the listings in the current window or a new window, seeing more pages from the Web site or finding similar pages. Additional results are added to the bottom of the original results page by clicking on a "more web pages" link.
With SearchMash, Google "plans to test user interface ideas without Google's brand somehow skewing the tests," Danny Sullivan, editor of Search Engine Watch.com wrote in a blog posting on Monday. "It's pretty slick."

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Monday, October 02, 2006

IE7 Handles feeds better than Firefox

through my experience in IE7 RC1 and Firefox 2.0 RC1, IE is better related to its UI and catalog reader.

check this out:
http://www.lifehacker.com/software/firefox/ie7-still-handles-feeds-better-than-firefox-20-204051.php

How to write good Howto

Howtos are always useful, no matter the subject they are about. Whether you are trying to contribute to an Open Source project or to attract traffic to your blog howtos can make the things done.
check this article: http://nongeeksight.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-to-write-good-howto.html

Virtual Canoe: Real-Time Realistic Water Simulation for Haptic Interaction

A real-time water simulator with a pre-computed database of 3D fluid dynamics. The system simulates a real-time wave model with a database for complex and fast-flow areas around objects that creates realistic wakes and force feedback of water resistance.

Awesomeee work and innovation !!!!!

Top 125 Ajax Toutrials

i would rather to use ASP.net AJAX codename (ATLAS) which facilitate the use of ajax components and provide high functionality for your web application.

check ajax.asp.net atlas.asp.net. :)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Steve Ballmer in Action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q42D_qVLUA&mode=related&search=

what a miss !!

http://www.go2web20.net/

MOST OF WEB 2.0 SITES IN ONE PAGE

Live.com Start.come writely.com not listed there yet :S

http://www.writely.com

Look what WEB 2.0 Can DO?

one of the most rich and effiecient Word processors on the web. Is it competing Word 2007 Online release, yes it does cause of it's high creative ideas over document processing.

Am just passing each day to imagine what Google services will be after another one year from now. This fast growing improve google inspiring over the IT Companies nowadays.

WEB 3.0

Web 3.0 is a term that has been coined to describe the Semantic Web which aims to “organize the world’s information” using a declarative ontological language such as OWL [1].

Web 3.0 Technologies
Semantic Web
Semantic Wiki
Software agent
Cognitive architecture
Automated reasoning
Knowledge Representation
Peer-to-peer
Distributed computing

Netvibes is powerfully competing WEB 2.0 Sites

netvibes.com has invested $15,000,000 to be one of the best Platforms on the web. It's amazing i like the webparts, RSS, Ajax and the rest most web 2.0 common techniques that applied within the web site but still it needs more than that to ensure it's worthy increasing

ODEO

http://www.odeo.com/ what an awesome place for podcasting.

Send your self a msg at 2035 :D

imagine that the world will stay calm till that time, i duno how will i recieve that msg, it looks i will recieve it onair with a sensative machine attached with my noise or what the hell ever :P

futureme.org >> Allah yo5othko 3heek fa'9aweh

Firefox 2.0 RC1 has released

I like the DOM Inspector but still not sure if it was there before or not

awesome reference for HTML and DHTML by Microsoft

Check it out !!

Ajax Tutorials

check out Ajax tutorials , AJAX Rocks !!

AJAX Voting like on Digg.com
Digg-like AJAX “vote on” (Symfony)

AJAX Image Gallery Tutorial
AJAX: What is it Good For?

AJAX Rounded Corner Tutorials
Rico rounded corners without all of Rico

AJAX Sorting Tutorial
Make all your tables sortable

AJAX Tutorial Code Snippets
dhtmlgoodies

AJAX Mistakes
AJAX Mistakes

AJAX Debug Hilfe
firebug

Talk to MSN Messenger Users from Google Talk



GTalk2VoIP is a site that promises to transform Google Talk into a full VoIP application, so you can call from Google Talk to a phone number or from a phone number to Google Talk. Another interesting thing you can do is to talk to a MSN Messenger user and even create a voice conference with users from Google Talk and MSN Messenger (Windows Live Messenger).You don't need to install a software, you just have to add a contact (service@gtalk2voip.com) and use it as a gateway.The creator of this service seems to have a lot of interesting ideas, but I hope it won't take too long before Google starts to offer similar features.

Microsoft First Home Page 1994


What an achievement :D

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Back


am Burning to write down what i have learned recently. WF, XSL(XSLT,XPATH,XSLT-FO), AJAX, ATLAS.

Now am living at ASPIRE Services which is awesome place to work in, close to qualified friends and ready to move my energy in learning new Technologies. My TPM is lovely guy with high communication skills. Hopefully am gonna shine within this new career. they called me Software Engineer here and as i said a new geek come around.



will recently i've tested my Mobile Application Exam 70-540 (Beta) it was so hard with 81 problems. i've solved the most but not that hope to pass :( .

am teaching ASP.net 2.0 at night (6-9) and looking forward to teach XML and COM+ within Ramadan.

Monday, July 24, 2006

What time is it now ??!

i've been recently so far from posting to my blog i duno why i do have a problem in listing my daily event and i would like to. anyways am preparing for my MCTS and my exam is after tomorrow so hopefully am going to do fine enshallah ..

Monday, July 10, 2006

FRANCE IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE WC 2006

Félicitation France vous le tought les fichus Italiens ce qui est la signification de la professionnalisme du football, Zeidan vous imperméabilisez les moyens du joueur de succès. La France est la meilleure et l'Italie est merde foutue

Friday, June 30, 2006

Codeplex - MS Developer Community Share Source Website

Microsoft's community development Web site. You can use CodePlex to create new projects to share with your fellow developers around the world, join others who have already started their own projects, or use the applications on this site and provide feedback.

Http://www.codeplex.com

Micorosft has released new IE7 Final Beta

After letting Internet Explorer 6 go for years without any significant updates, Microsoft has been trying to make up for lost time by releasing a series of previews and betas for IE 7. The first preview was released to the public in January, and Beta 2 followed on its heels in April. Now, Microsoft has unveiled a third and possibly final beta of its new web browser.
There are no significant changes to the rendering engine, as Microsoft promised web developers in March that the layout engine was "feature complete" and that they could start testing their sites with the new browser. However, the new beta does offer many bug fixes, performance enhancements and minor user interface tweaks.

As with Beta 2, the new version requires Windows XP with SP2 installed. Versions are also available for Windows XP Pro x86-64, and for both x86 and Itanium versions of Windows Server 2003. Microsoft recommends uninstalling Beta 2 or earlier if installed, although the release can be installed on top of Beta 2 if you feel like living dangerously. Installing IE 7 involves running Windows Genuine Advantage to check to see if you are running a "valid" copy of Windows twice: once before you download the installer, and a second time after the installation routine begins. While this may please people who really love to feel validated, it seems a tad overkill for installing a beta version of a free browser.

Improvements over Beta 2 are mostly bug fixes, although some welcome changes have been added to the user interface. Like most other tabbed browsers, Beta 3 now allows you to change the order of the tabs by dragging and dropping them into a new place. RSS feeds can now be updated all at once instead of one feed at a time, and there are more options for marking all feeds as read. For those people who missed their e-mail button on the main toolbar, the new beta allows it to be put back in. The crazy arrangement with the menu bar sandwiched in between the address bar and the toolbar is still there by default, and although it is possible to unlock these toolbars and drag them to more sensible places, you still can't place the menu bar above the address bar, where most everone in the universe would expect it to be.
IE 7 Beta 3's Toolbar, with the "Classic" menu bar disabled.

Microsoft continues to promote their new web site devoted to showcasing third-party plugins for IE 7, no doubt to compete with the many Firefox plugins available. Internet Explorer 7 does a good job of catching up to other browsers on the market, although Opera and Firefox users may not see anything new here that is compelling enough to get them to switch. However, IT managers will no doubt welcome the extra security features, including antiphishing tools that warn users when they are visiting spoofed sites.

Internet Explorer 7 is scheduled for a final release near the end of 2006, and although this is the last scheduled "beta," there may be additional Release Candidate previews before that time.

Test your Web Design in Diffrent Browsers

Browsershots is a free online platform where you can test your web design in different browsers. When you submit your web address, it will be added to the job queue. A number of distributed computers will automatically open your website in their browser. Then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server here.

Check this out: http://v03.browsershots.org/

Is WinFS dead ??!!!

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Hi. Wow there has been a lot of, let’s say, interest in the posting Friday. I knew there would be interest, and I knew that the news that we would not ship WinFS as a separate thing would make news, but didn’t expect quite the thread lengths we are seeing! Whew.
There are obviously a lot of questions on people’s minds. So I post again today trying to answer some of them. To those who think I am not a real person but rather a name in front of PR machinery – that’s just not true. I am flesh and blood – with a job, a team, and a passion for what we have been pursuing in WinFS. And even a life outside of Microsoft Building 35 with a wife, kids and other interests. Certainly seems like I might have been too careful in wording last week – was not my intention to offend bloggers everywhere, really.
OK, here are the questions/answers.
Is WinFS dead?Yes and No. Yes, we are not going to ship WinFS as a separate, monolithic software component. But the answer is also No - the vision remains alive and we are moving the technology forward. A lot of the technology really was database stuff – and we’re putting that into SQL and ADO. But some of the technology, especially the end user value points, are not ready, and we’re going to continue to work on that in incubation. Some or all of these technologies may be used by other Microsoft products going forward.
Does your plan for WinFS have any impact on Windows Vista? There is no impact on Windows Vista. We announced back in August 2004 that WinFS would not be in Windows Vista.
Will the "Relational Filesystem" ever be in Windows?Hey – we are very busy finishing Vista, and just aren’t ready to talk about what comes next. The vision for a richer storage in Windows is very much alive. With the new tools for searching and organizing information in Windows Vista, we are taking a good step towards that vision.
Why are parts of WinFS going into SQL Server?We have a vision around data that guides us we call the "Data Platform Vision". We’ve been talking with customers about this for some time, and we have heard consistent positive feedback. It was clear that the integrated storage and automation features of WinFS will help SQL Server deliver on the "Beyond Relational" and "Continuous Availability and Automation" promises of that vision. We decided to focus resources on delivering these technologies to our customers as part of the Data Platform Vision in the near term.
What's the upside to developers?We believe that including some of the WinFS work in SQL will broaden which developers will benefit from that database, and further we believe the ADO.NET for Orcas innovations will make using a database a lot easier and more productive for developers. Our Data Platform Vision talks about Your Data, Any Place, Any Time. It’s a compelling vision, and we will continue to invest in the desktop versions of SQL (SQL Express and now SQL Everywhere) as well as the Server.
What is a ship vehicle? Why does it matter that WinFS is not a "separate ship vehicle"?A ship vehicle is the method in which we bring a technology to market. This could be a separate product release, a service pack to an existing product, or an integrated technology in a larger product platform. We announced the removal of WinFS from Longhorn two years ago, and talked about WinFS being a separate ship vehicle. But we are no longer are planning to release a separate WinFS delivery vehicle.
Was WinFS "killed" because of its design?No. In fact, the Beta was coming together really well. People have speculated on "redesigns." The original goals of WinFS have never changed, but the technology we are building isn’t easy – so we did take a number of internal design changes and re-writes. And I am not going to apologize for that. Getting the relational engine to behave and perform like the Windows filesystem isn’t a matter of a few lines of code – it has to be done very carefully and architected right. The bars on performance, compatibility, etc. are all super high.
Why did Microsoft announce this now after talking about WinFS at TechEd so recently?When we were at TechEd, we had not made the decision. Sure, it was under discussion, but we did not have all the information we needed and we had not made the call yet. We did share the news as soon as we had the final word. We could have waited longer to disclose the information and made the change in plans less of a contrast, but we chose to notify people as soon as we could. This is why we used the blog and didn’t fire-up the big MS PR machinery – that takes time.

Author: Quentin Clark

Thursday, June 29, 2006

HAYAT SYSTEM

My Hayat Project were aim to provide tracking methodology for the physicians to predict when their patients will be at risk state depends on their Health Data Records. In Addition using built in Analysis Services in SQL Server 2005 I've built a tracking system that alarm the patient to take care of his/her health because the system predicting that he/she might fall in one of the X health emergency situations.
My friend Besher (Health Engineer) and I designed a health check device attached with the PDA that check the human Heart Rate and Body Temperature send them to the Hayat Warehouse using secure web services and Using Health Discovery Engine we track the Patients Health Status to ensure that he/she is not at risk level and if (Might God not execuse) they at risk we send an alarm message to their mobile devices using Hayat Web Services neither.
I've used many smart client features and even I used DMX (Data Mining Extension) in order to show my results and even to process my Mining Structure Online which Help the Health Research Committee to track diseases and causes of diseases easily with a customizable search engine that allows the physicians to track their patients health depends on many interesting parameters such as (Age, Gender, Nature Temp, Date, Weight, Height and more).
I've Participated with the Imagine Cup Worl Wide Contest in this project but seems talking about its features didn't give me the enough time to display most of the amazing real time (implemented) features even they were all exist but JUDGE COMMITTE SAID "TIME IS OVER". Unfortunately HAYAT won the second place and P.S.U.T automation system suddenly and unexpectedly won the first place over Jordan. anyways Congratulations for the participants and Thanks God my goal were not only the prize but to proof that using BI over Health Records we can predict and discover what it's much interesting than waiting diseases to spread and appear. This is might solve the most terrible world diseases depends on patients health data. This is not the end am still working and enhancing a lot of features in the system and hopefully one day am going to serve the humanity by applying this system on real time data.

Again the only taste of win for my projects is when i watch my clients start use them and ask me for more extends. I achieved weither this documented or not, i achieved somethings this my Honor to talk about here.

It's Been A Long Time

I Missed my blog and am back again to type over here again .. I walk through many interesting events like Imagine Cup 2006, Graduation, E-Village Project, New Love Story ;) and the most interesting event for the last moment is that am preparing to have my MVP with the end of this year..

Am gonna type again i have alot to store even alot to remmeber :p .. i felt in love again but it's not obvious if i do like her more than she likes me or not or may be we both guess that we do ..

My Imagin Cup was full of sadness since i gain the second place even alot who attended the presentations believe that Hayat System deserve the First Place with no competitor .. am Gonna talk about Hayat more and More soon .. am now feel sleepy i have to check Jordev cause i heard my friend Bander got the MVP so wow, he is one year graduated but sure for his great efforts he deserve it :S

Monday, May 22, 2006

Graduation Project

It's been along time i didn't post anything to my blog.. Yesterday at 2:00 p.m. i've passed the graduation project presentaion with good impression after three days of sleepless :( .. Hopefully i brought an impressive idea related with AI field and Health sector but am my ambtion says this is not the end .. My Project Codename cold Hayat and am gonna participate within the Imagine Cup with the same codename till the release of the product in the future :) .. mm my presentation were tuff and not that good organsied since i designed and prepared just few hours before the committe presentation but Thanks God it impressed Dr. Ayman Tamimi who complain in alot of major field in the my communication skills which will help me in the future as a technology speciliast enshallah :) ..


Thank you Mom and Dad for all the great endless support that i found from you ..
Thanks for Dr. Mohammed Bilal (THE AI GENIUS) who pushed the idea to be implemented ..
Thanks to All who supported me and wished me the good luck ..

Creativity can't be created in others because it exists by nature at the bottom of there hearts .. Hopefully am one of these others :) ..

Yes my happiness remind me in her and i wished if she was there to congratulate me .. anyways am now convinced more than ever that am gonna be happy with or without her ... i don't care if Life is fair or not anymore as my only believe is THE ONE WHO CREATE THIS LIFE IS FAIR ..

Monday, April 24, 2006

The Coolest Wall of virtual bricks ..

"Brix is composed of a wall of virtual bricks and a camera that sees what is happening in front of the wall. When one approaches the wall, the surface reflects the image captured by the camera, in a thousand rectangular pixels. The image of the inter-actor slips onto the wall and after a few seconds, freezes as a photograph."

Watch this out: http://hehe.org.free.fr/cleverbrix/index.html

A Simple CSS Image preloading technique

So you need to pre-load images, but don't want to deal with javascript or complicated workarounds. What do you do? The solution is simple. All we need to do is designate a CSS style with multiple background-images. As your browser reads the style, it will load each image you designate in succession, thus pre-loading your images. Below is an example of the CSS:

#preloadedImages {
width: 0px;
height: 0px;
display: inline;
background-image: url(path/to/image1.png);
background-image: url(path/to/image2.png);
background-image: url(path/to/image3.png);
background-image: url(path/to/image4.png);
background-image: url();
}

The next step is to load this div in your page. This is accomplished by inserting <div id="preloadedImages"></div> once in the body of the page you are preloading these images. Now you can reference them anywhere on your page (rollovers, alternate image states, etc.), and the image will load instantly from cache.


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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Top Ten Coolest Laptop cases

Wallaaa soo coOoOoOoOooL Cases, mesh la yeeeji el laptop bel2awal :D

Watch this out: http://www.productdose.com/2006/04/04/top-ten-coolest-laptop-cases/

Virtual Screen from Samsung

Really Innovations doesn't stop!!!

Watch this out: http://www.unwiredview.com/2006/04/14/samsung-virtual-screen/

Vista won't show fancy side to pirates

With the new operating system, Microsoft is offering plenty of new graphics tricks, including translucent windows, animated flips between open programs and "live icons" that show a graphical representation of the file in question.

But before Vista will display its showiest side, known as Aero, it will run a check to make sure the software was properly purchased.

"Those who are not running genuine Windows will not be able to take advantage of the Windows Aero user experience," a Microsoft representative told CNET News.com on Wednesday.

The move is the latest salvo in Microsoft's broad attack on those who use unauthorized copies of its operating system. In the fall of 2004, Microsoft began testing the Windows Genuine Advantage program, designed to verify that a particular copy of Windows is legitimate.

At first an optional program, the piracy check eventually became mandatory for many types of Windows XP downloads, but was not required to run any aspect of the operating system itself. Microsoft has identified reducing piracy as a key way for the company to grow its sales of Windows, which is already used on more than 90 percent of personal computers.

Credit: Microsoft

Flip 3D is one of the Aero graphics
features planned for Vista.

But it's not just pirates who will be blocked from Windows' fanciest graphics. The Aero display also won't be available to those who buy Windows Vista Basic, the low-end consumer version of the operating system. And even those with higher-end versions won't be able to see the fancy graphics if they don't have enough memory, lack sufficient graphics horsepower or have a graphics chip that doesn't support a new Vista driver.

Microsoft has not issued the final hardware requirements for Vista itself, which is due to go on sale to consumers in January. However, the company has issued some guidelines for Aero, as part of a draft product guide that was briefly posted on the Internet this week.

What's needed
To run Aero, a system will need to meet some pretty specific and arcane requirements, including memory bandwidth of at least 1,800MB per second, Microsoft said in the document. The product guide said that Vista would include a tool for measuring this, but Microsoft did not offer further details on how consumers with existing PCs will be able to see if their machines meet the standard.

A Microsoft representative said on Thursday that more information for existing users will be available soon. There are diagnostic tools available on the Web, such as SiSoftware's Sandra, that provide memory bandwidth benchmarking information.

Microsoft is also building a performance measuring tool within Vista that will provide a numeric rating of how Vista-capable a system is.

The system will need a graphics chip with a Vista-specific driver, as well as a varying amount of minimum graphics memory, depending on the size of the monitor. A computer with a single display of 1280-by-1024 pixels or less, for example, must have 64MB of graphics memory. For a larger screen, 256MB may be needed, as well as additional memory for secondary displays.

Flying Aero

To get the best out of Vista's graphics, you'll need at least four things, according to tentative Microsoft guidelines.

1. A legitimate copy of one of Vista's higher-end versions: Home Premium, Business, Enterprise or Ultimate

2. A Vista-specific (WDDM) graphics driver

3. A minimum of 1,800MB per second of graphics memory bandwidth

4. Enough graphics memory (amount needed varies based on monitor size)

Source: Tentative guidelines inadvertently posted online by Microsoft this week.

A PC with shared memory--that is, memory that is used both by the main system and by the graphics chip--can also work with Aero. But it needs to have 1GB of dual-channel memory, with at least 512MB of that memory available to the main system.

Microsoft said that the Aero requirements stated in the product guide are not final. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has so far only released guidelines for machines that will display a logo indicating their Vista-readiness.

"A draft version of the Windows Vista Product Guide was posted inadvertently and includes information that is not yet final," the Microsoft representative said in an e-mail. "To date, we have only provided hardware guidelines as part of our Windows Vista Capable PC efforts. The Windows Vista Capable PC Program provides information to customers about PCs they can buy today that will be able to run Windows Vista."

Those Aero requirements are not easily understood by buyers or computer salespeople, said Michael Cherry, an analyst at market research firm Directions on Microsoft. He said, for example, that he has no idea how much memory bandwidth his computer has. "I wouldn't even know how to begin to measure it."

Cherry said that Microsoft still has work to do to translate these requirements into something that is understandable to the average PC user.

"I don't want to be an electrical engineer to figure this out," he said.

Microsoft Readies Storage Service to Rival Google's 'Gdrive'

Microsoft's "Live Drive" will provide users with a virtual hard drive, according to Redmond officials.

The MSN team is working on a new Windows Live service, code-named Live Drive, that will provide users with a virtual hard drive for storing hosted personal data.

Google's Gdrive solution is expected to provide both consumers and business customers with an unlimited amount of online storage for their data. Google has declined to provide further specifics or a timetable for its planned Gdrive rollout.

According to sources, Google is working two other storage-related services: GDS and Lighthouse. All three projects are focused on delivering "infinite storage" and "infinite bandwidth," according to slides Google shared with analysts.

Microsoft, likewise, has shared few specifics about Live Drive. Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Ray Ozzie publicly acknowledged Microsoft's Live Drive plans in an interview with Fortune Magazine published on April 19.

"Microsoft is planning to use its server farms to offer anyone huge amounts of online storage of digital data," according to Fortune. "With Live Drive, all your information—movies, music, tax information, a high-definition videoconference you had with your grandmother, whatever—could be accessible from anywhere, on any device."

Microsoft has been eyeing the hosted storage space for at least two years. In 2004, Microsoft was rumored to be readying a hosted backup-and-restore service for SOHO (small office/home office) and consumer customers.

Sources close to Microsoft described that service as one where Microsoft would back up users' personal files on CD and/or DVD. Users also would be able to back up financial files, legal documents, digital photos, online music and home videos, and even put their most important files into a "digital safe-deposit box," hosted by Microsoft, sources said.

The Microsoft hosted storage service was expected to be available via subscription. It originally was expected to debut in 2005.

There are other places where storage figures into the Microsoft Live equation.

In March, Microsoft officials described the company's plans for making Live a developer platform in its own right.

As part of that strategy, Microsoft is opening up the Live platform to other Microsoft and external third-party developers. At the "core" level, said Brian Arbogast, corporate vice president for the MSN Communications Platform with the MSN and Personal Services Division, Microsoft is making available to developers three sets of Live interfaces: contacts, identity and storage. Microsoft is expecting developers to build on top of these when devising new Windows Live services.

Street Level - MS Virtual Earth

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you imagine that you can walk in the street through your Computer Screen, Well if this was a dream Microsoft Make it True.. Just imagine that Microsoft Virtual Earth Team announce two months ago the awesome street level technology , Now you can drive your car through the streets see the left, right and the front view as Reality. I was watching Channel 9 and I couldn't believe my eyes that this is true. They captured million of images to make this true and Ajax help the community to do an amazing feature like this. Try it your self dude and say Wooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

http://preview.local.live.com/

Thursday, April 13, 2006

local coupons via RSS

check this out: http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/04/12/local-coupons-at-zixxo/

Microsoft writes a law for Oklahoma giving it the right to inspect your hard drive !!!

What the hell is that :- !! ,

check this out: http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=4963

is that true Microsoft ??!! or this is peace of crap ..

60% of IM users prefer MSN Messenger

quoted: http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2006/4/11/3557

What client do you use for instant messaging? According to a recent study by comScore Networks, there's a decent chance that it's MSN Messenger, which lassoed in 61 percent of worldwide instant messaging (IM) market share.

Besides determining the leading IM client, the survey also returned a hodgepodge of other interesting results. For instance, Europe has more people (82 million) using IM than the United States (69 million) does, which amounts to 49 percent and 37 percent of web users in the respective locations. In the United States, MSN Messenger usage is about even with AOL Instant Messenger usage while Yahoo's IM client only trails by a few notches. One other interesting point mentioned in the survey: 14 percent of all instant messengers use Skype, but that only amounts to 3 percent of IM users in the United States.

comScore based its survey on roughly 2 million consumers who gave the company permission to track their online habits. Companies which use comScore's services consist of AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Verizon, Best Buy, The Newspaper Association of America, Tribune Interactive, ESPN, Fox Sports, Nestlé, MBNA, Universal McCann, the United States Postal Service, and Merck and Orbitz

Helath problems related to the geek lifestyle :)

i duno if this is a right place to post this article but it may be useful for some of us ;)

Check this out: http://www.carotids.com/lifestyle/health-problems-related-to-the-geek-lifestyle/

are they facts guys or just peace of philosophy?!! .. My self yes i feel some headache in the mid of night but am sure that geeks has faster response than any one could imagine + they think logically in their life-line, but what am sure is when they will get divorced all what they will do is to call the garbage collection as to redim another girl again :D, just joking.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The next generation of Microsoft application building and Web authoring tools

check this out: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA101205221033.aspx

"What happened to FrontPage?

After nine years of being an award-winning Web authoring tool, FrontPage will be discontinued in late 2006. We will continue to serve the diverse needs of our existing FrontPage customers with the introduction of these three brand-new application building and Web authoring tools using the latest technologies, Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 for the enterprise information workers, Microsoft® Expression™ Web Designer for the professional Web designer and Microsoft® Visual Studio 2005 for the Web developer.""

Microsoft have announced the file formats for Office 2007

Microsoft have announced the file formats for Office 2007, the next version of Microsoft Office which is due to be released in early 2007. The most notable change is the obvious visual change in file names. No longer based around 3 characters (e.g. .doc), they are now 4 letters long.

Word = .docx
Excel = .xlsx
Powerpoint = .pptx

The naming change reflects the new xml technology being used by the files. We can but help think it reflects a desperate need to show that things have changed with Office 2007. But we're probably wrong.

The files will allow backwards compatibility with older versions of Office. Office will also support natively a save as PDF feature, and saving files as XPS. XPS is a file format that allows for advanced digital rights. The Office 2007 is still be trialed in beta, which you can get online.

Google v. Microsoft: New Search Interfaces

Posted by Michael Arrington http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/03/28/google-v-microsoft-new-search-interfaces/

Google and Microsoft both have new search interfaces in beta.

Google is testing a new “green bars” interface to the left of search results, allowing easy linking to search results for the web, images, groups, froogle and local. The green bar is an indication of what appears to be a result count.

Microsoft, through Live.com, is beta testing a new search interface that includes RSS feeds for each search, a much different image search (lots of results thumbnailed) and an “infinite scroll bar” that continues to refresh as you scroll down through results.

Live.com is usable by anyone who visits the site; the new Google search is available only to random users. However, Google Blogoscoped (as well as Digg and Download Squad) have instructions that show how anyone can see the new Google results. Based on this, I’ve had a chance to test Google’s new search interface as well.

In my opinion, both are lacking but for very different reasons. After testing each, Google’s new interface doesn’t seem to actually do much of anything, and Live.com, while inspired, is very poor in actual performance, mostly speed.

Google first. The quick links have been moved from the top of search to the left sidebar. The green bars do communicate total results information, but that’s it. For the majority of searches, the number of results is not important to deciding whether or not to click on the link. All in all, this is a feature that didn’t need to be released outside of internal testing before being scrapped or quietly incorporated. Furthermore, it makes no sense that Google would not incorporate blog search results into the sidebar along with froogle, images, news, etc.

Live.com is a different matter. The image search is excellent in that a very large number of results appear on the screen at one time. There are also more search results than on MSN search, and each search has a RSS feeds that can be added to your Live.com home page with a single click. Finally, the infinite scroll bar is a great way to save clicks to further results pages for deeper searches. But, Live.com has unacceptably slow loading times for searches, and the infinite scroll bar is extremely slow as well. So slow it is effectively unusable.

All in all, Live.com’s effort is much more creative and head turning than what Google seems to be testing. Others might argue, of course, that Google’s clean interface has served them (and us) very well over the years and needs little, if any, tweaks at this time. As Live.com becomes more responsive and faster, it will be interesting to see if people drift away from Google Search and over to Live.com. Either way, Microsoft finds itself in a difficult position - Google controls over 40% of the U.S. search market v. about 15% for Microsoft.

MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 for free!!

Microsoft is providing MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 for free, if you have never used Virtual Server now i think you should do, just imagine how could you play with your windows screen online using Microsoft Virtual Machine Activex Control nevertheless create your own machines and customize them as your demand. When we lack to use Virtual Server is in testing issues even i development and linking different servers together on the same local machine. My first experience with virtual machines were in Mac and it impressive to run different os during the runtime of another os but now with Microsoft Virtual Server you have reliable product that support more than 600 different OS. Wooho!

Link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/default.mspx

WPF/E

"So what is WPF/E? It is a cross-platform, cross-browser web technology that supports a subset of WPF XAML. WPF/E also has a friction-free install model and the download size we’re targeting is very small. WPF/E supports programmability through javascript for tight browser integration. The WPF/E package also contains a small, cross platform subset of the CLR and .NET Framework that can run C# or VB.NET code. Yes, we are bringing C# programming to the Mac."

The big news in Mix 2006 that this feature will be shipped in summer and it will release in the first half of 2007 to allows web designers to write an amazing UI using XAML. i can't wait till it's over guys!

Those are some samples taken from Mikes' Harsh Blog:

Clock: http://static.flickr.com/35/116850753_ddda342668_m.jpg

WPF/E pan and zoom: http://static.flickr.com/37/116850754_f9628b295d_m.jpg

source article link: http://blogs.msdn.com/mharsh/archive/2006/03/23/559106.aspx