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MS SilverLight

in the name of ALLAH

few Days ago , MS announced the release of MS SilverLight. So
what is MS SilverLight ?
Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web.

Is Silverlight free?
What is the long-term vision for Silverlight?
Can I deploy Silverlight-based applications with the CTP?

to know the answers of this questions and to know more about it Press Here
or Here to The Official site

April 20, 2007 Posted by | Microsoft, Vista | 4 Comments

Windows Vista Boot (Add or Remove)

I’ve just fixed my computer’s boot system & saved my self 48 hrs of reinstalling a system.
I”ll take this chance to explain about the Vista’s Boot manager (either removing it or Deleting it)
I currently have a dual boot of windows XP & VISTA
my XP for some reason crashed so I had to repair it, which rewrote the bootsector & over written the VISTA’s boot sector. so I couldn’t load windows VISTA.
The recovery stuff that u can find when u boot from the windows VISTA DVD were the way to solve it (add VISTA to the boot) not the startup recovery, but the command line

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista

type:
bootrec.exe /Fixboot
& that should be it

To remove the VISTA Boot record, boot from windows XP CD, press r on the first screen (open the recovery console)
type fixboot
then fixmbr
then fixboot again for safty
that should be it

February 26, 2007 Posted by | Vista | Leave a comment

How to enable glass view in Vista?

Glass view: all your windows have a kind of transparency to each other, maximizing and minimizing windows in animating way, navigating through opened windows like below, a small viewing for any application opened in Start bar by moving your mouse on, etc…

By default Vista does not enable glass view, to enable it make sure that your VGA driver is installed.

First, I’d Like to thank Ehab el Gindy (Hobzy) he helped me in that.

To do right click on Desktop->Personalize->Windows Color and Appearance->Open classic appearance properties for more color options then from Color scheme select Windows Aero

February 19, 2007 Posted by | Vista | 2 Comments

Per-application sound settings

Per-application sound settings feature in Vista enables you to adjust sound volume for each application can access your sound device as you see below

Usually, we want to decrease MSN sound because of our cute friends who give us Nudges and Guitar Smash wink while listening to bond team music or Beethoven symphonies loudly, if you don’t use per-application sound settings in this case, you’ll be homeless 🙂

To adjust it, open “Volume Mixer” right click on Speaker Icon in Start bar then Open Volume Mixer. Now you can adjust any opened application displayed by adjusting the TrackBar.

February 19, 2007 Posted by | Vista | Leave a comment

How to Install IIS on Vista®

The way is bit different from Windows XP, to install IIS on Vista

Go to your control panel then Programs then open Programs and features from right pane tasks select Turn windows features on or off.
Or
Go to your control panel then switch to Classic view then open Programs and features from right pane tasks select Turn windows features on or off.

Hint
Till now, this step is equivalent to what we was doing in Windows XP (Control panel, add or remove program then add or remove windows components).

To install IIS, select Internet Information Service, then press Ok, Congrats you did and you do not need to have your Windows CD in your CD room.

To configure your IIS
Go to your control panel then System and Maintenance then open Administrative Tools then select IIS Manager. (You may find IIS6 Manager, this indicates that you’ve installed IIS 7 and IIS 6 and for each its configuration)
Or
Go to your control panel then switch to Classic view then open Administrative Tools then select IIS Manager. (You may find IIS6 Manager, this indicates that you’ve installed IIS 7 and IIS 6 and for each its configuration)

February 2, 2007 Posted by | Vista | 4 Comments

Today Exclusive: Gates & Microsoft Launch Vista

Gates on Vista softwareJan. 29: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates talks with TODAY host Meredith Vieira about the launch of Windows Vista, the company’s newest operating system, which hits stores Tuesday.

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January 30, 2007 Posted by | Microsoft, Vista | Leave a comment