Thursday, July 16, 2009

SAP Business ByDesign opens for Web services

The supported services include Google applications, and three card services. Even stock news Mashup can be inserted into the surface and with the next version will offer further expanded. SAP has an on-demand Business ByDesign SME solution for online services of other open businesses. Now just a few steps, card services or search engines as so-called mashups to integrate SAP surface. Three of the other services -- MapQuest, Navteq/Map24, and Falk Online -- have a similar focus. In addition, Business ByDesign users can tap, a German directory assistance provider; the Morningstar investment research service; and Google's Maps, Product Search, News, and Finance services.

The SAP software is now available for Web Business Wire, Falk online, various Google services,, Hoover's, MapQuest, Morningstar and Navteq Map24 preconfigured. These services are intended for users in the markets of China, France, Germany, India, Britain and the United States. When Falk online routes can be planned within Europe. With Map24 Navteq is another map service, for example, suppliers abroad helps locate. However, SAP's announcement does not highlight Business ByDesign's slow path to market. SAP initially announced the SMB-focused suite in late 2007, and predicted sales would reach $1 billion and 10,000 customers by 2010.

Through a pre-configured interface to Google users get access to Google Web Search, Google News, Google Finance, Google Maps and Google Product Search. "By offering our services within this solution, users can still be productive," said Bruno Bourguet, Senior Vice President of Sales at Navteq. This integration is a successful example of how web services in a business environment could generate added value. Thus, it is about Navteq, for example, the shortest route for a salesman to calculate. With the next version of Business ByDesign, which for the third quarter of 2009 is planned to SAP, the number of integrated Web services.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ofiice 2010 revealed in great detail via Microsoft videos

In the clips, There are new features of the upcoming version of Office presented. These include Power Point Broadcast, Slicer "for Excel, Document Map "for Word and Quick Steps "for Outlook. Meanwhile, Microsoft has shut down the site again.
Microsoft has apparently inadvertently created a website with videos about the new features of Office 2010. The mini-site was only online briefly, but long enough that a copy in the Google cache was able to land. Blogger Long Zheng shows the
films on his website

The videos provide Microsoft employees of selected key features of Office applications. A focus on online collaboration. A user can be with PowerPoint 2010 and a Share Point server, such as by Power Point Broadcast "a presentation directly to the PC to send a colleague. This provides for the presentation directly in the browser without having Power Point installed on them. Web Applications using the 2010 edit field staff to travel via a browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari Office documents in the company. Here they get a similar surface, including the Design Ribbon (Office Fluent), as in the applications themselves

Microsoft Mobile Office 2010 offers programs for mobile phones. An interesting feature, As mobile browsers are Office documents on a specific server open. These documents are then transferred from the server to a web page view, and as the
site is converted to the mobile device. Thus, each phone with the browser can open these documents. Otherwise, the videos show various new features of the individual Office programs: The "Slicer" for Excel 2010, with the individual parts of a data collection. The "Document Map" for Word 2010, an outline view with full-text search and editing capabilities, and the "Quick Steps" in Outlook 2010 to automate work flows without macro programming.

Office 2010 is the first version of Office software suite, as the 32 and 64-bit version will be available. The market is no longer in this year, but the beginning of 2010. Parallel to the client to develop Microsoft AJAX and Silverlight-based Web-based version. But it should not be the complete functional range offering. Even in July,Microsoft wants a technical preview version to selected developers distribute.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Windows 7: A Family Pack is valid for 3 PCs at less than 100 euros?

According to leaks from U.S. distributors, Microsoft should get a Family Pack Windows 7 is valid for 3 PCs for less than 100 euros. The marketing of a Family Pack for Windows 7 that we were discussing it recently seems to indicate. Several U.S. distributors have mistakenly released information about this offer that would install Windows 7 on 3 PC in one location. One of them, ExperCom, mainly revealed a rate of 136 dollars, 97 euros. Microsoft has not yet made any comment about the Family Pack. The announcement of the fresh arrival of Chrome OS in 2010 may push the firm that would take the initiative in introducing this pack.

Other leaks from distributors also disclosed the price which would be applied to upgrades among the various versions of Windows 7. Thus, move from Starter Edition to the Home edition cost 81.95 dollars. The transition between the Family and the Pro version would be charged 90.95 dollars. Again, it was not until the official confirmation from Microsoft. On October 22nd, Windows 7 will be available in the following 14 languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Chinese (Hong Kong) and it will be interesting to watch that how the Microsoft is going to plan Windows 7 priceses.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Is Vista the new Windows ME?

At the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in late October, Microsoft will release Windows 7. Windows Vista have unstable drivers, incompatible software, lower performance, features, and deleted the messages annoying User Account Control (UAC). They has been improved technically with Service Pack 1 and the ecosystem but the poor image remained.

Whether the 300-million-dollar advertising campaign ( "Life wihout Walls," "I'm a PC") can help, is still open. Anyway, for example, ads in the Windows Vista do not appear, but only Windows. Apparently Microsoft wants the splendor of his mark for the future a little polish up, especially for the era after Vista. It’s fair to say that over a year after its launch, Windows Vista has not been the giant success story that Microsoft probably hoped it would be. A large number of potential Vista users have either stuck with XP, or they have tried Vista and decided to downgrade.

All the drivers and applications that work under Vista, will also run Windows 7. The new OS is in the comfortable situation, that of its predecessor, the thankless task, for example through the introduction of User Account Control to adapt the applications in practice. Microsoft has in the engineering-7-blog produced figures that the UAC notifications significantly decreased. Even the drivers are now largely stable. If Microsoft creates Windows 7 with some interesting features and some fine-tuning in the autumn of 2009 on the market, Vista is quickly forgotten. A similar fate suffered in the fall of 2000 when Windows ME was launched.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mozilla Firefox 3.5: Bug in series and an update in mid-July

While it has attracted more than 8.5 million users since its launch three days ago, Firefox 3.5 has a number of bugs that effect the speed and stability of the browser. Mozilla has already announced an update by the end of the July month. According to the latest figures on the clock Official downloads of Mozilla, Firefox 3.5 has been adopted by almost 9 million users. Firefox 3.5 is facing the many issues on th e different operating systems. Firefox 3.5 is quite slow because there are already 55 bugs. Even, its stability goes down.

Mozilla has reacted quickly and announced that an update (Firefox 3.5.1) should be available by mid-July. The publisher of Firefox has already experienced this kind of situation with version 3.0. This time, it appears that the primary cause of these bugs cascading comes the brand new browser Java Script engine, Trace Monkey. This should provide increased speed of navigation and display applications 2.0. Firefox 3.5 also loads a new HTML rendering engine Gecko.

The browser is available as a final since June 30 after three release candidate. Many users are waiting for next update from Mozilla and it will be interesting to watch that how Mozilla is going to meet the users expectations. It is also very important to rectify these bugs to make good competition with other browsers likes Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 8, Opera and many more.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Agreement between Cisco and the Free Software Foundation

The U.S. giant has pledged to publish the source code of its wireless router Linksys WRT54G based on Linux and make a donation to the Free Software Foundation in exchange for the stay. Cisco and the Free Software Foundation have announced a mutual agreement reached to end the ongoing prosecution for copyright infringement. The American manufacturer undertakes to make available all the source code of its products and Linksys to make a contribution to the FSF, whose amount was not disclosed.

This is the end of an arm-wrestling started in 2003. At that time, the Free Software Foundation has addressed the complaints of users of wireless router Linksys WRT54G, who said they can not have all the source codes of the product based on Linux yet. Cisco and Free Software Foundation has announced to have a friendly agreement to put an end to the continuations in progress for violation of rights D `author. After unsuccessful attempts to get Cisco to meet its obligations, the FSF decided last year to bring the matter before the courts.

"Our goal is not to hinder trade and make money. We want compliance. A company selling free software should have no problem with that, "said one of its spokesmen. Cisco will appoint a person responsible for ensuring that this "compliance" is now correctly applied.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Windows 7: Microsoft promises that its next OS will be tailored to netBook

Microsoft has not seen the phenomenon of coming netBook, these mini laptops that have emerged on the market for several months and for prices ranging between 250 and 400 euros. Later operating system, manufacturers have started to equip their systems Linux netBook, perfectly sized for small configurations (in Intel Atom and a limited amount of RAM). To track the movement and do not miss the boat, well Microsoft has a solution to manufacturers of netBook, as an alternative to Windows Vista, too greedy in resources. The editor had to cut out the good old Windows XP, whose lifespan was extended to serve this lucrative market. A solution can only be temporary.

At PDC 2008 (Professional Developers Conference), Microsoft has unveiled part of its next operating system Windows 7. During the presentation of the new OS, the editor pointed out that one of the key areas of development of Windows 7 was the platform that works well on modest hardware configurations.

The next Microsoft operating system would be lighter, and its interface and its embedded software such as Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Explorer. It is also bear (native) tactile manipulation. Capacity clearly put forward to address the emerging market for PC tactile, but also for netBook. Indeed, mini laptops with touch screens are part of plans for manufacturers like Asus, beginning in 2009.

Remains to be seen whether Windows 7 will not arrive a little late on the market currently netBook exploding. It's commercial launch in 22 October 2009, is still far from certain. The "pre beta" distributed to developers at the PDC should be
followed by a true beta in early 2009. The commercial launch of a finalized version is planned at the end of the year 2009 or even 2010.