Thursday, April 27, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 unlimited .........

Earlier this week, Microsoft took the wraps off IE 7. The new version is a public beta — Beta 2 — and therefore technically unfinished. Still, Microsoft feels that this release is ready for average people to try out; you can download it from www.microsoft.com/ie. Phone help is available, and you can easily restore Version 6 if necessary.

But next to rivals like Firefox, Opera and Safari, IE 7 is a catch-up and patch-up job. Some of its "new" features have been available in rival browsers for years.

Below is lsiting some of new features introduced in IE7 which can thrill you.That is another thing that some of its "new" features have been available in rival browsers for years.

1) First feature is tab browsing.This useful feature lets you keep several Web sites open on the screen simultaneously — not in a hopeless mess of overlapping windows, but all in one window.
Truth is, Microsoft's version of tabbed browsing offers some very nice features

2) SCREEN real estate has been given a priority in Internet Explorer 7, too. ("Say goodbye to bulky toolbars," says the IE Web site — never mind that Microsoft gave us those bulky toolbars in the first place.)
The menu bar (File, Edit, View and so on) is gone, having been replaced by tiny pop-up menus at the right side of the window. (Those feeling disoriented can still summon the menu bar by tapping the Alt key.)

3) R.S.S. feeds represent another major new feature — new to Internet Explorer, anyway. R.S.S.(for Really Simple Syndication) is the Web's version of home delivery.
But IE now joins the list of browsers with built-in R.S.S. readers. Whenever you visit a Web site that offers an R.S.S. subscription, a special logo lights up in IE; click it to see a sample of the R.S.S. broadcast (usually one-paragraph summary blurbs), and click Subscribe if you like what you see. The reading window offers a useful assortment of searching and sorting controls.

4) Security :- Any files that you download go into a Temporary Internet Files folder that prevents them from running automatically, in that way thwarting the installation of many evil programs. Spyware can no longer enter your machine by piggybacking on some piece of
innocent software, either.
Most welcome of all, a sophisticated phishing detector warns you, with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, whenever you open a fraudulent phishing page.

Compared against Internet Explorers past, the new version is more secure, better looking and more efficient. There are, however, a few strings attached.

For example, it works only with Windows XP with Service Pack 2. (It will also work with next year's Windows Vista, of course — in fact, that version will offer an additional feature or two, including excellent parental controls.) The installation process is somewhat eccentric, and requires a restart of the PC.

So friends be ready to get a ride of new Internet Explorer.................

Free, lightweight, easy-to-use, and easy-to-learn tools for the hobbyist, novice, and student developer.

Here is a little news about Visual Studio Express Edition.

Effective April 19th, 2006, all Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions are free permanently. This pricing covers all Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions including Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, Visual J#, and Visual Web Developer as well as all localized versions of Visual Studio Express.

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition has always been and will continue to be a free download.

Enjoy it

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Hello Everyone

Hi Everyone,
I have been reading blogs since last one year. I started with blogs written by two of my best friends (Sachin & Dev) & then other's blogs. I found it quite interesting thing & a great medium to share information & of course to get information, with others. Then i thought , why not i have a blog of myself. You know there is a saying in English

"When there is a will, there is a way"

& today i created my blog ID (whatever you call it). Now i am a part of this Blog world.
From now my journey to a unseen world begins....................

Praveen Choudhary