Features of windows 8


Everyone wants to know about Windows 8 (the next version of windows). We know that a window 7 is the best operating system with some fundamental features like speed, reliability, compatibility and Security, and Windows 8 extends these fundamental features.

Following are the some very exciting features of Windows 8 see these:

Great Support a broad range of devices

Windows 8 includes new built-in drivers that support a broad range of devices, including printers, sensors, touch-input devices, and displays.

Improves network connectivity

Today there are many applications that need internet connection. Windows automatically switches to the network connection with the best quality and enables your applications. Windows 8 also improves mobile network connectivity by making it easier to use Wi-Fi hotspots as an alternative to mobile broadband connections

Touch keyboard

Windows 8 has two touch keyboards for ultimate mobility and flexibility. An improved, full-sized touch keyboard with larger buttons and a unique thumb keyboard make it easy to use your computer. The touch keyboard in Windows 8 includes several features to speed up your typing and make it more accurate.

Touch screen Keyboard

Multi-monitor options

Using multiple monitors is more flexible then now. Windows 8 allows us to display the Start screen on one monitor and the desktop on the other. Display different desktop backgrounds on each monitor or stretch your image across both. There are also options to have duplicate or unique task bars on each monitor.

Multi-Monitor Support




New Release – Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

I got very interesting news yesterday about Microsoft new release of Visual studio 11 developer preview. This is very exciting thing for all developer, there are many new features, benefits. And I found that this time Microsoft do a good job for developers.

Visual Studio 11 Developer is an integrated development environment that seamlessly spans the entire life cycle of software creation, application architecture, user interface design, code creation, code insight and analysis, code deployment, testing and validation. And most exciting features of VS11 is great support for next version of windows named ‘Windows7’ and Windows Azure.

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview is pre release software and should not be used in production scenarios.

You can download Visual Studio 11 Developer preview, Visual Studio Team Foundation server11 and many other new component from MSDN Subscriptions(New Subscriber downloads).

MS Outlook Calendar keyboard shortcuts


Following list describes keyboard shortcuts used to Microsoft outlook Calendar.

Alt+0Show 10 days in the calendar.
Alt+1Show 1 day in the calendar.
Alt+2Show 2 day in the calendar.
Alt+3Show 3 day in the calendar.
Alt+4Show 4 day in the calendar.
Alt+5Show 5 day in the calendar.
Alt+6Show 6 day in the calendar.
Alt+7Show 7 day in the calendar.
Alt+8Show 8 day in the calendar.
Alt+9Show 9 day in the calendar.
CTRL+NCreate a new appointment (when in Calendar).
CTRL+SHIFT+ACreate a new appointment (in any Outlook view).
CTRL+SHIFT+QCreate a new meeting request
CTRL+FForward an appointment or meeting.
CTRL+RReply to a meeting request with a message
CTRL+SHIFT+RReply All to a meeting request with a message.
CTRL+GGo to a date.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROWGo to the next day.
ALT+DOWN ARROWGo to the next week.
ALT+PAGE DOWNGo to the next month.
CTRL+LEFT ARROWGo to the previous day.
ALT+UP ARROWGo to the previous week
ALT+PAGE UPGo to the previous month.
ALT+HOMEGo to the start of the week.
ALT+ENDGo to the end of the week.
ALT+MINUS SIGN or CTRL+ALT+3Switch to Full Week view.
CTRL+ALT+2Switch to Work Week view.
CTRL+COMMA or CTRL+SHIFT+COMMAGo to previous appointment.
CTRL+PERIOD or CTRL+SHIFT+PERIODGo to next appointment.
CTRL+COMMA or CTRL+SHIFT+COMMASet up recurrence for an appointment or task.