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The first session I was in a Silverlight with .NET framework session that was interesting. The ability to use Scriptable attribute in .net to expose a function from .NET and have it called in JavaScript or respond to a JavaScript event in browser was cool and opens great possibilities in client side coding. They have also exposed HTML DOM inside the .NET code. Next I went to a  Session by Don Box – pretty much everything went over my head, partly due to the reason I went in after 15 minutes of the talk starting. For the last session of Mix ’07 I decided…

If you have been playing around with prerelease versions of Office 2007 and then try to install the final RTM build like the way I did today, you will get stuck with an error “Uninstall all preleases versions of Office 2007” and setup halting. Although I uninstall all Office 2007/2003 components I can find, deleted the office folders in Program Files, Registry keys, still, the setup refused to run. After some search, I found this blog post that writes on the same issue. The post pointed me to two useful articles on this from Microsoft: 2007 Microsoft Office System Known…

The much awaited Microsoft Office 2007 System got “Released to manufacturing” today. Today, Microsoft also confirmed that corporate customers will be able to get the product before Nov 30th. I am using Office 2007 Beta2TR for several weeks now. I love the new functionalities like the “Task-Oriented UI and Ribbon” in Word/Excel/PowerPoint and the RSS reader in Outlook 2007. I am eagerly looking forward to the product to show up in MSDN Downloads to download and install. As per this beta news article Office 2007 is supposed to have an SMS Text Messaging application – this I haven’t tried out…

Finally, I have made the full switch to Vista RC2 and Office 2007 Beta2TR as my primary work environment, from last weekend. I should say I am very happy with the results so far. Read my earlier post on my experiences with Vista. Vista – Pop Ups asking Elevated Credentials: One of the things I like in Vista, is that when I run as Normal user, then try to do something like Change settings in Control Panel that requires Administrator privileges, the OS automatically pops-up a dialog-box asking for a different credential (Username and Password). This seems to work in almost all…

Today in New Delhi, Microsoft India is conducting a showcase of Innovative solutions build by partners using Microsoft Office Platform for Public Sector Enterprises and E-Governance space. My team is showcasing our Multilingual Content Management solution developed for Microsoft’s BhashaIndia.com Community Portal.  Chris Capossela (Corporate VP, Microsoft Business Division) is expected in the evening to visit the showcase and get a first hand feel of India Innovating. Update: The next day we demoed our Lotus Notes to SharePoint forms solution for Banking Industry.