Thursday, March 15, 2007

MVP Global Summit.. It's a great experience..

The MVP Global summit (held in Seattle Microsoft campus) is awesome and it's a great experience.

I had a chance to meet all the people from the world and infact this is the first MVP summit in which Bill Gates has addressed, and also 1800+ MVPs were participated.

I had also a chance to meet all my Indian MVPs. My sincere thanks to every one, who helped me a lot. I will share some of my sweetest moments at the earliest..

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Mouse & Keyboard drivers for Windows Vista

Downloading the compatible mouse & Keyboard drivers is simple now.. Simply go to the following Microsoft web site:

Most of the downloads are available, including the fingerprint reader drivers.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

DreamScene is available thru Windows Vista Updates..

Atlast the long waiting DreamScene feature is available now!! Microsoft released it through Windows Updates. This is specific to Windows Vista Ultimate users.

This piece of software allows the Vista Ultimate users to setup a Video as the Desktop Background. These files play at 30fps. Even HD content is supported by DreamScene.

Also an important note to the Ultimate users:

Whenever a new Windows Ultimate Extra is ready for distribution by Microsoft, you will see the Ultimate Extra control panel inform you that there are new extras to download. Simply download and install the Extras and begin enjoying these exclusive software and services that give your Windows Vista experience an extra lift!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Windows Vista Labs - A Great Experience

It was a great experience and I appreciate the support extended by everyone in Beijing. My special thanks go to Eddy, Nick, Maggie, and fellow MVPs (Jasper, Mark, and Rahul.)

Also, the new year gift that was given by the Chinese MVPs is good and memorable. My sincere thanks to every one.

Last but not the least, my thanks to Abhishek Kant, my MVP lead for providing me an opportunity to attend the training labs.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Forbidden City.. an amazing gift to China from the Ming dynasty

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace during the mid-Ming and the Qing Dynasties. The Forbidden City is located in the middle of Beijing, China. It is now known as the Palace Museum. Its extensive grounds cover 720,000 square meters (appx 124 acres). The Forbidden City has 800 buildings with 8,886 rooms.

The Forbidden City is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 as the "Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties."

The Palace Museum in the Forbidden City should not be confused with the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan island. Both museums derive from the same institution, but they were split after the Chinese Civil War.


Been to Badaling Section of GWC..

Badaling is 70 kilometers far from northwest of the Beijing City. Badaling is a rare ancient military defense project. The elevation of it is about 1,000 meters. The wall of Badaling has a total length of 3, 741 meters with an average height of 8 meters The highest part is 15 meters. The total area for a tour is 19, 000 square meters. The top of the wall can permit five horses to be ridden abreast.

This section of the Great Wall was made by huge bar stones. Some of the stones have a height of two meters with a weight of hundreds kilograms. The top floor of the Great Wall is paved with square bricks which made the floor very orderly and smooth. On the highest place, signal fire platforms were set to send warning signals in the ancient China.

Near Badaling, there is a large-scaled Great-Wall-of-China Museum as well as the Great Wall National Theater from which you can get a full and complete view of the Great Wall.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Lama Temple in Beijing - It's a great temple

Yes... The Lama temple in Beijing is great, which has all the Buddhas.. The Past, Present and Future Buddha.

The 26" buddha that was made with Sandal wood is an attraction and marvelous. Really one should visit this temple without fail.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Windows Vista Labs - Trip to Beijing, China

I will be starting to China today to attend the Windows Vista Labs in Beijing (Yes.. the 2008 Olympic city). This is my first visit to China and hope I will enjoy my trip a lot. Also, I am in a plan to visit "Great wall of China", which is one of the seven wonders in the World. Infact, this is the first wonder I will be visiting..

Will post the updates soon.. :)