Microsoft’s Surface Pro launching in January

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet will arrive in Januaryof next year with an $899 price tag. The Surface Pro is the more powerful version of the Surface RT. It features an Intel Core i5 processor and 1080p HD display. The Pro will run the full version of Windows 8, not like the Surface RT which had Windows RT installed. That means it will be able to run all of the legacy Windows apps that a full laptop or desktop has access to — something that the RT version is not capable of.

Included in the price is also a Surface Pen but not a Touch or Type Cover. The tablet includes a USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort, which can drive a screen of up to 2560 x 1440 resolution. The Pro version is a little heavier and thicker than the RT model, but Microsoft notes that it is still under two pounds and less than 14mm thick.

A 64GB model will cost $899, while a 128GB edition will be available for $999. Which one will you choose? 🙂

Did you forget that attachment?

Today I was sending an email from Hotmail, Microsoft’s email service. Upon clicking the send button, the following message loaded:

Apparently it found the word attachment, and since I didn’t have any attachments with my email, it asked if I want to add any before sending my email. It’s a pretty neat addition to Hotmail which I will surely find very useful 🙂 It’s not the first time that I received a reply like “What attachment?”! So kudos to the Hotmail team 😉

ASP.Net Menu Control Problem with IE8

When loading a website that utilises the asp:menu control, in the development machine it works fine but on the server (in our case Windows Server 2003 R2) the menu isn’t shown correctly. Instead a blank panel would be viewed. As a temporary solution, the IE8 compatibility button can be clicked, but some styles might not work well with IE7 compatibility. So below please find the patch for asp:menu which can be applied to Windows or Windows Server, to build IE8-compatible ASP.NET WebForms sites…

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Internet Explorer 8 Features: Tabs

So i just installed the beta version of Internet Explorer 8 and I really like it! I’ll be reviewing some of the great and new features that this browser has.

I’ll start with the Tabs which were first introduced in Internet Explorer 7. In IE8 the Tabs get more useful… and even more ‘intelligent’. Next are some of the Tab features you’ll find in this review:

  • Accelarators
  • Color Scheme
  • Reliability

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Sync Outlook with Windows Live Calendar For Free – Updated

During this last week, Microsoft released a new version of its Microsoft Outlook Connector. This happened to add support for the recent update done on Windows Live Calendar which is still in Beta.

With this update you can now sync multiple Windows Live Calendars with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Office Outlook 2007. You can now take advantage of Outlook’s great calendar and time management features and still access your schedule on the web anytime, and anywhere… and always for free (ok you need to buy outlook first… although there are other ways to get outlook… like… maybe some special… very special promotions… :)…!! )

For those that never used the Windows Live Calendar Beta, you can access it on this web address: It has a fast and functional Ajax user interface providing a rich experience on the web… supporting many new features making Outlook look even better!! For example, if you have multiple calendars (maybe one to use for work, another one for your events) or even shared calendars, each of them will sync with Microsoft Office Outlook always by using the Office Outlook Connector Beta.

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