I’ve mentioned The Garage a number of times here on Next and Jay Greene also wrote a story recently about some Garage projects recently for Cnet. Today it gives me great pleasure to announce a free download resulting from a Garage project. To recap quickly, The Garage is both a physical space in Building 4 at our Redmond HQ, and a company wide program that encourages grass roots invention, tinkering, ideas and incubation of projects. In The Garage,employees get together after hours to build whatever they dream up and the results are often impressive. 99.9% of the Garage projects either ship as part of a Microsoft project or remain internal, but every once in a while there’s a project that doesn’t fit into any existing Microsoft product which will get a lot of request from employees who want to be able to share it with their friends and families.
CommentPress is an open source theme and plugin for the WordPress blogging engine that allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line or block-by-block in the margins of a text. Annotate, gloss, workshop, debate: with CommentPress you can do all of these things on a finer-grained level, turning a document into a conversation. It can be applied to a fixed document (paper/essay/book etc.) or to a running blog. Use it in combination with multisite, BuddyPress and BuddyPress Groupblog to create communities around your documents. CommentPress Version 3.4 (known as CommentPress Core ) is now available for download at the WordPress Plugin Directory , and is compatible with the latest WordPress 3.4.2 standalone and multisite versions.
Overview Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is a flexible, business application development tool that aides developers of all skill levels to quickly create and deploy desktop and web business applications. With timesaving tools and templates, and an intuitive development environment, Visual Studio LightSwitch helps speed the development and reduces the complexity of everything from UI design to Windows Azure Cloud Deployment. Now with Visual Studio LightSwitch it is finally practical to build affordable, scalable custom software solutions that bridge the gaps between existing systems and provide comprehensive, user-friendly views of your business data. For more information on Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 visit http://www.microsoft.com/lightswitch NOTE : The trial period lasts for 30 days with the option to register the software for an additional 60 days.
Wireless (WiFi) networking, its associated equipment and setup have become as common these days as owning a computer or laptop. Every mall, shopping store, educational institute, diners, restaurants, and coffee shops are most likely to be equipped with free WiFi hotspots for speed-hungry internet users to hop on to and browse their hours away. Connectivity, in today’s world is one of the most essential components of any human being’s life (especially since the UN has recognized internet access as one of the basic human rights), and wireless networks are one of the key factors in fulfilling that. Furthermore, WiFi networking not restricted only to PCs or laptops.
If you have two or more computers at one desk, you don't want two or more sets of keyboards and mice cluttering up your workspace, too. You can buy a hardware gadget that lets you share a single keyboard and mouse with several computers (which involves a mess of tangled wires), or you could use a free software solution called Synergy. The Synergy application runs on all the computers you're using—the one that has the keyboard and mouse connected and the one(s) that do not—and lets you control all of them from that keyboard and mouse.
System Restore Manager is a freeware portable utility which allows you to completely manage your Windows system restore points and customize its options. Using this utility, you can: 1.Create a Restore Point on the fly, by clicking the Create Button. 2.Restore your Windows PC to a prior restore point.
Turbo CASH makes fully-featured open source accounting software a reality. Here you can download a 53 megabyte self-extracting .EXE file which will install the full TurboCASH .7 programme onto your computer. The TurboCASH accounting software download is free.
C urrent version 2.0 Everyone's favorite web development tool for KDE is returning big time. H ello to all the Quanta faithful! During recent weeks I've received a lot of emails about Quanta Plus. That's amazing when you consider that we have not released a new version of the GPL'd Quanta since early this year.