Wednesday, November 26, 2008
An anxious crowd of VTP users hoping to get their hands on the next version of VTP has had their prayers answered today.
VTP9 has officially been released. Back, and better than ever, VTP9 is sure to be an eye-popper, even for those who have already been using VTP for years.
Some of the new features include:
- New Lightweight "Vista Rainbar" (A sidebar based on the Rainmeter API)
- Improved versions of the highly acclaimed ViStart and ViOrb pair
- A more stable version of TrueTransparency (for emulating the transparent 'glass' we all like in Vista
- 'Visplore,' a new file explorer that has a glass toolbar and built-in search
- Much, much more...
Perhaps some of the best improvements are a supposedly completely stable x64 installer, Windows XP SP3 compatibility and complete install customization right in the installer.
Without further ado, JCXP presents you with Version 9 of Vista Transformation Pack!
Vista Transformation Pack (vtp) 9 (link 1)
Vista Transformation Pack (vtp) 9 (Mirror)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
If you are like me, who is passionate about decorating computer's desktop , then you will enjoy these collection. I will come back with more soon. Click on each image to open the full 1600 X 1200 resolution in a new window. Some images are of 1920 X 1200, but you can use them as such with 'Stretch' Option.
Desktop Wallpapers are a great way to relax ourselves. Pleasant images and beautiful photographs soothes your life and helps you to take few moments from your busy schedule and relaxes your eyes and mind. These wallpapers portray some of the beautiful places, cities on the planet Earth.
You might even close your eyes and think how nice it would be if you are actually in that place. That will make you feel better, even if you are not going to visit the place.
So, what's on your desktop. Grab one of these high quality images and decorate your desktop. Enjoy life to it's fullest.
In case if you are wondering how to see the high quality images, just click on any image and it will open up in a new browser window.
“OK, so it’s hardly Monty Python but… This was a bit of work that myself, Mark Quirk, Michael McClary, George and Will worked on as a simple explanation of Azure (RedDog at the time…). Yes, that’s me on the treadmill with the bandage on my head. The things we do,” revealed Marc Holmes, Evangelist at Microsoft UK.
“Holmesey reckons it’s not exactly Monty Python but I’m not so sure…this is the video our DPE gurus put together for our UK company conference to explain Red Dog (aka Windows Azure). They get the message across in 145 seconds of comic value. Seriously, Mark and Marc’s talents are wasted in DPE,” stated Microsoft's Steve Clayton.
A more by the book definition of Windows Azure is an Internet-scale cloud services platform which uses Microsoft datacenters for hosting. Via Azure, Microsoft is essentially offering an Internet operating system along with a collection of tools and services designed to enable developers to build Cloud applications.
But at the same time, Windows Azure is not limited to just Cloud applications. The platform supports applications designed to run on connected devices, as well as on PCs and on servers, and even online and on-premise hybrid programs.
Microsoft released the first Community Technology Preview of Windows Azure at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles at the end of October.
In mid-October Microsoft made available for download the RTW (release to web) Build of Silverlight 2, and now the company is already looking forward to the next iteration of its Adobe Flash killer. Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Platform, revealed that Silverlight 3 was planned for availability in 2009, promising a plethora of additional features.
At the same time, Microsoft is offering developers the chance to have a say in the development process for the successor of Silverlight 2. Via the Silverlight Feedback Survey, developers can give Microsoft their two cents on Silverlight.
“We’ve put together a short survey to help us improve our Silverlight features and API. Spend 15 minutes and tell us what is good and bad about Silverlight so far,” explained Brian Goldfarb, Microsoft lead product manager.
The last item of the survey deals with Silverlight 3. The Redmond company is asking developers to nominate key features that could be added in the next version Silverlight, or to point to existing features that need improving.
“Thank you for agreeing to help out with feedback on Microsoft Silverlight 2. Your feedback will be invaluable in helping us improve our products and tools. The survey should take you less than 15 minutes, and its important to provide as much detail as you can. All feedback is anonymous,” promised Pete Faraday, product manager, developer Tools Division.
The survey allows participants to rate Silverlight 2 in accordance with a range of aspects, from graphics and animation, to media, control skinning, layout, tools, and even deployment. Delivering a taste of Silverlight 3, Guthrie informed that H.264 video support would be included, but also additional media enhancements, on top of 3D support, GPU hardware acceleration, more controls and richer data-binding support.
Silverlight 2 RTW (2.0.31005.0) is available for download here.