When Office 2010 is released in June, on many computers there will be a special Office version, replacing pre-installed Works. This Office version, Office Starter, contains trimmed versions of Word and Excel. Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President of Microsoft’s Information Worker Product Management Group, talked about some Office 2010 Starter details.
Windows Live Messenger 2010, codenamed “Wave 4,” will add badges to your profile. Badges are small icons that you can use to show that you are supporting a certain team or idea; they are campaigns or affiliations that you can place on your profile.
For the past several hours or so, the Messenger servers have been showing the majority of contacts offline. You can however still talk to contacts using offline message. There were other similar issues earlier on in the day and the problem just seems to have progressively gotten worse.
Many of you are looking forward to the progress that the Windows Live team is making with its next Essentials version. Codenamed “Wave 4,” Windows Live 2010 will take 5 months from today until it is released as RTM. Francisco Martín García, connected to Microsoft Iberia, has published details about Microsoft’s internal planning.
Dean Hachamovitch, IE General Manager, is one of the keynote speakers for MIX10. Dean is going to talk about the changes and enhancements at Internet Explorer 9 that have taken place since PDC09, back in November 2009.
Today, Microsoft has settled a lawsuit with a Hongkong-based spammer out of court. The company Funmobile had sent its advertisement messages to Windows Live Messenger users.
You’re interested in possible Client Capabilities of Messenger 2010? Take a look at this summary of the current dogfood build 2583.
CeBIT in Hanover (Germany), it is still the largest computer trade fair worldwide, even with having shrunk in the past years – this year again with fewer exhibitors and fewer visitors. Some companies though have a CeBIT booth for the first time, like the Web gigant Google.
In difficult times, the annual computer trade fair CeBIT (2–6 March 2010) has successfully accomplished a turnaround and opened for new topics again, according to Achim Berg, Microsoft Germany CEO and Vice President of BITKOM.
According to an agreement with the European Commission, Microsoft will give all Windows users in Europe the possibility to choose their favorite browser. From 17 March onwards, an update is delivered showing a ballott screen listing a number of browsers. On an exclusively created website, Microsoft presents all browsers installable for European Windows users. Even exotic browsers have managed to get on the list.