Thursday, August 16, 2007

Windows Live Hotmail Upgrades

Microsoft is upgrading Hotmail, one of the changes is the mailbox storage, increases from 2GB to 5GB for free users.

Besides that, other upgrades are:
- upgrades in performance and quality of services
- increase the time of junk mail and deleted items stay in mailbox
- show blocked content with single click
- contacts de-duplication feature -- prevent duplicate contacts
- phishing reporting feature
- able to forward mail from Hotmail account to other accounts
- option to turn off the Today page(MSN News)
- cobranded e-mail for organizations who uses Hotmail e-mail hosting
- auto vacation replies
- right-to-left languages support
- more space with smaller header
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Microsoft upgrades on Hotmail service keep it strong in webmail competition, with storage ahead of Google Gmail(2.8GB), but Yahoo still offering the most with unlimited storage.

I have several Hotmail accounts, one of it still is MSN Hotmail, just upgraded it to Windows Live Hotmail, and it is now 5GB and implemented with the new upgrades, but my existing Windows Live Hotmail still remains at 2GB with no new features.
Anybody has see the upgrades?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Microsoft Tech•Ed SEA 2007

Microsoft Tech•Ed SEA 2007, one of the largest event in the year will be held at KL Convention Center for 4 days start from 10th to 13th September. The event is Microsoft's premier and largest annual conference in South East Asia(as stated Tech-Ed "SEA"), focuses on current and upcoming soon-to-be-released Microsoft products.

In this event, you get to learn about the latest products based on Microsoft technology in 100+ breakout sessions that based on 6 core technical tracks, and get hands-on experiences with the latest products from Microsoft and its partners. It is a good opportunity to learn from technical experts, hear from Microsoft's product team, listen to industry gurus, networking with peers, and enjoy food and drink in the event.

Check out new products like Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office System, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Windows Server code name "Longhorn", ASP.NET AJAX, Visual Studio 2008, Silverlight and more...

After "Change Your Destiny" last year,
"Prepare to make your mark" this year

Tech•Ed SEA 2007 promotions (Original price:RM1299):
-Register by 15th August save RM400 and stand a chance to attend Visual Studio Live! or Tech•Ed Europe
-Register in a group of 5 or more save RM100 for each person

The event is open to trade visitors for free on day 2 & day 3 from 2pm to 6pm.
Is there anyway to get into Tech•Ed for free? You can work as a part of the event, e.g. PC setup, event assistant, ... or become a journalist, Microsoft Student Partner, ... and ...

Sunday, August 5, 2007

PIKOM PC Fair (II) 2007

It was PC Fair again in KL Convention Center. Snapped some pictures and bought nothing...
Nothing much special in this PC fair, however and HWM offered great deal, first 100 subscriptions of their magazine came with DVD burner/bluetooth headset/wireless USB adapter...(, Altec Lansing speaker(HWM), plus dice roll(HWM) and wheel of fortune( Kingston continued their anniversary redemption(phone strap & bag), and grand prizes were iPod Video, cellphone, watch and thumbdrive. Besides, Dell's offers also not bad.

- This thing looks familiar - see PC Fair (I)

- MSI Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme mainboards

- Sony spent on double-storey booth
Blue-ray, Cyber-shot, VAIO, PSP, ...

- NEC - Nice Emitting Colour

- ASUS thermal solution for processor

- Big cooler small processor

- Toshiba lovely booth

- Front colour displays of Dell new Inspiron

- filled up their booth space with a truck

Quite disappointed with this PC Fair, price high, no freebies, no attractive promotions, and less beautiful "eyecandy".
Some eyecandy :
pic1-by Fattien
pic2-by Fattien
pic3-by chowchrist