Did you know?

by Shijaz Abdulla on 25.11.2007 at 07:02

There are over 450 million “active” users on Windows Live Messenger every month. That’s almost 8% of the world’s population. Bearing in mind that only 19% of the world’s population uses the internet, this is 40% of all internet users worldwide.

An “active” user is one who spends at least 12 hours per month in active chat (actual data transfer, not the hours spent simply signed in). Wow!

Microsoft Surface: Unimaginable!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 30.05.2007 at 18:17

“WOW.” (I can’t believe I said it again)

First it was with Windows Vista, and now it is with something totally new and simply astounding. Unimaginable. Microsoft’s doing it again. They keep coming up with exhilarating technology that just makes us go – wow!

Imagine this: You walk in to your home and have an interactive table in front of you. You can draw things on it with your hands, do stuff that you do on a computer – without a mouse or a keyboard!!

You shuffle through photos on the table-top with your fingers – just as though they were real photos scattered all over the table! You hold the edges of the photos with your fingers and pull them and they resize!

You place your phone or your Zune on the Surface and not only does it sync automatically – you can also ‘pull out’ files using your fingers and put them on the Surface near the device, so that the device will pick it up and save it – right off the Surface!

The Surface is amazing. The Surface is real.

You find your music albums scattered on the Surface and you flip through them with your fingers and select your choice of music. You can place your phone on the surface and roll out your city map and select the place you wanna go and your GPS enabled device takes you there!

You write email with your fingers — minus the keyboard. The future is Surface Computing. The future is here.

Microsoft Surface – really a “must see”: www.microsoft.com/surface

I’m still recovering from what I saw.

The “Wow” song

by Shijaz Abdulla on 28.04.2007 at 10:55

The Windows Vista song ‘Wow is Now’ sung by famous Indian singer Sunidhi Chauhan at the Windows Vista launch in India now available as an MP3 download at the Microsoft India website.

Join the Vista mania – ‘Wow is Now’ ring tone is now available for your mobile phones. Check it out! Send ‘WOWR’ to 8888 from your Indian cellphone and have the Windows Vista ringtone sent to your mobile.

Show us your ‘WOW’!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 15.01.2007 at 15:39

It’s an instinctive reaction.

When you experience the amazing, the incredible, the exhilarating, your mouth drops open and you go – “WOW!!”

Microsoft is giving away cool prizes to people who upload their WOW’s on http://www.showusyourwow.com/ – prizes include high definition video camera, holiday trip for two, Windows Ultimate desktops/laptops…

Sadly, not available in the Middle East :(. Available in India and many other countries. Visit www.showusyourwow.com