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The Windows 10 Accessibility Handbook

Filed under: Accessibility,Microsoft,Windows 10 — spiderwebwoman at 4:07 pm on Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Windows 10 Accessibility Handbook: Supporting Windows Users with Special Visual, Auditory, Motor, and Cognitive Needs is now available to order at Amazon. In this book you will learn everything you need to know about making Windows 10 easier to use, see, hear, touch, or read, whether you are using it yourself, setting it up […]

Windows 10 Primer: What to Expect from Microsoft’s New Operating System

Filed under: Microsoft,MVP Program,Windows 10 — spiderwebwoman at 12:09 pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

If you are waiting for Windows 10 to be officially released before you upgrade, but want to know what all the buzz is about, Mike Halsey, a Microsoft MVP for Windows, has written the perfect book for you. Windows 10 Primer: What to Expect from Microsoft’s New Operating System is now available at Amazon. Mike answers the […]

Microsoft opens up access to Visual Studio and .NET

Filed under: .Net,Microsoft,Visual Studio — spiderwebwoman at 2:03 pm on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Microsoft announced today that they are opening up access to .NET and Visual Studio to an even broader set of developers by beginning the process of open-sourcing the full .NET server core stack and introducing a new free and fully-featured edition of Visual Studio, Visual Studio Community 2013.  They are also releasing previews of the […]

Windows 8.1 RTM, Visual Studio 2013 RC and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM available for download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers

Filed under: .Net,Microsoft,Visual Studio,Windows 8 Pro — spiderwebwoman at 9:06 am on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

From Steve “Guggs” Guggenheimer’s blog, “Starting today, we will extend availability of our current Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will be available through MSDN and TechNet for businesses later this […]

"I’m not going to switch [operating systems] because I don’t want to compromise the way I live my life just to switch to a phone… "

Filed under: Microsoft,Windows Phone 8 — spiderwebwoman at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 29, 2013

Sounds like something I would say, doesn’t it? Ever since I had to give up my Windows Mobile 6.1 phone, I’ve been waiting for Microsoft to add “sync with desktop Outlook” back to their list of Windows Phone apps. So have a lot of other people. But I can’t take credit for the quote – […]

IE11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 available for download

Filed under: Internet Explorer,Microsoft,Windows 7 — spiderwebwoman at 10:35 am on Thursday, July 25, 2013

IE11 on Windows 7 offers improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation sites, and completely revised F12 developer tools. Visit the IEBlog to learn more about:    Faster, More Responsive Browsing Leading JavaScript Performance Hardware-Accelerated 3D Web Graphics Professional-Quality Video Experiences on the Web All-new F12 Developer Tools Experience Makes […]

Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 Available for download

Filed under: Microsoft,Microsoft Office,Security,SharePoint — spiderwebwoman at 12:19 pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The SP2 release improves the compatibility of the Office and SharePoint 2010 products with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. It also addresses security, stability, and performance and contains all the Cumulative Updates (CU) and Public Updates (PU) that have released since SP1, starting with the June 2011 CU and July […]

Now is the time to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro – you can save up to $160

Filed under: Microsoft,Windows 8 Pro — spiderwebwoman at 10:13 am on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

If you have been putting off upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, now is the time! There’s a great sale going on at the Microsoft Store through the end of January. Right now, you can buy the download version for $39.99, or have it shipped for $69.99. […]

Expression Web 4 is now a free download from Microsoft – the good news and the bad news

Filed under: .Net,Expression Web,Microsoft,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 10:01 am on Monday, January 7, 2013

On December 20, 2012, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Expression Web 4 was no longer available for purchase – it is now available as a free download. What’s the good news? The free version is the SP2a version, which includes 3 previously undocumented fixes: Nested object tags are now supported Editing with external tools is supported […]

Windows Phone 8 will support removable MicroSD cards

Filed under: Microsoft,Windows Phone 7,Windows Phone 8 — spiderwebwoman at 1:22 pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This time last year, I wrote about two mobile phone features that were “must haves” for me in my next phone: the ability to sync directly to Outlook on my desktop and an SD card expansion slot. The lack of these two features in Windows Phone 7 is what led me to buy an Android […]

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