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The Blog of Viral Tarpara A Smart 27 year old's thoughts on Windows, Cloud Computing, Collaboration, and Productivity
Windows Server 2008
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Ballmer-Gates Tag Team to Show Off Windows 7 TODAY!
If you want the first official glimpse of Windows 7, bookmark this link to Engadget for live coverage! The legendary duo will be showing the next version of Windows at the All Things Digital conference while sipping scotch with the Mossberg. I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight... For those...
28 May 2008
Microsoft Hack Its Own Website…Awesome
“Live To Code.” This is what user’s will be greeted by when they go to Microsoft UK’s website . Is this a simple DNS muck up or is it part of some larger viral marketing campaign meant to show the softer, lighter, friendlier side of Microsoft? You decide. How much you want to bet that we paid the web...
6 May 2008
The History of Five Four
Moving to the UK, some have questioned my motives, many have questioned my sanity, but almost all have complimented my style. I dress myself using one value, one ideal, that at the end of the day five minus four equals one, "one love." Why do I care? At the end of the day people care about those...
4 Dec 2007
How To: Open All Office Applications in 0.5 Seconds!
Did you ever wish you could defrag your workstation in 3 seconds? Have you ever accidentally opened ALL the applications in your start menu *not really* ? What about jump up and down with 24 running hard drives in your hand? The boys at Samsung have and they have a pretty amazing story...
10 Mar 2009
Windows Virtual PC Beta Supports Aero in Windows 7 VM
I was testing out Windows Virtual PC that is used for “XP Mode” and decided to create some custom VMs for Windows 7 as a demo. I went into it knowing full well that many cool features of Windows 7 wouldn’t be demoable simply because 3D support in a VM environment isn’t support…or at least I thought...
13 May 2009
Just Watched Obama Get Grilled by House Republicans QA for 90 minutes. WOW!
Sorry if politics isn’t your thing (it should be cause tech revolves around policy), and I am not trying to be hyperbolic when I say this but I think I’ve witnessed the most honest and open American political debate in my 27 years of life! Although not quite British Parliament style, its reminded...
30 Jan 2010
Who Cares About Computer Stuff?! Indy's BACK!
The decades long wait is finally at an end. Nazis, monkey brains, arks, snakes, and all. Did I mention it's been enhanced with wrinkles? http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/indianajones.html?showVideo=1 "OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!....hehehehe look at that kid Laura, he...
14 Feb 2008
Meet the Man Who Met Bill Gates
My colleague and friend, James Senior, has had a unique opportunity to spend 45 seconds in the close presence of Bill Gates. My first question to him was, "how in the hell did you pull that off?" As it turns out, James was one of the people helping Bill show off Surface during Bill...
8 Feb 2008
Microsoft Goes Yahoo!
Eileen beat me to the punch on this one. I am excited by this announcement because some of my favorite sites on the Internet are Yahoo properties such as Flickr and Upcoming. I also hope that that certain technologies die off like Yahoo messenger. Here are few thoughts that have been swirling in my head...
1 Feb 2008
Google Licenses Microsoft ActiveSync for Windows Mobile and iPhone Support
At 7:35AM, Google announced that it would release a product called Google Sync for iPhones and Windows Mobile devices. This technology has been made possible because of a licensing agreement with Microsoft that gives Google the right to usage Exchange ActiveSync protocol for data synchronization...
9 Feb 2009
Confessions of a Mobile Blogger
So for the last few weeks I've been secretly blogging without a computer. I won't tell you which articles, but a few of them were written, hyperlinked, and published via my Orange M3100; shitty phone, great pda. I accomplished this amazing feat by using an amazing killer app called "Diarist 2." Diarist...
8 Nov 2007
Impressive 3G Performance With Orange
I'm currently doing some late night crunching on my machine for work. Since I have Windows Mobile 6 device with 3G capabilities, I make use of the "internet sharing" features often. Here in London, I was particularly amazed with the performance I got with only one bar of 3G service...
9 Jan 2008
Is Going to College Elitist?
Rep J. Gresham Barrett This is not a technical post but I couldn’t help but to share a remarkable video clip which pretty much sums up the average person’s *scratch* American’s *nay* Republican’s *no sir* umm…well lets just agree that this guy just doesn...
20 Feb 2009
Okay so its not really stealing, but $59 is nothing compared to the $679 cost of buying the full version of Office Ultimate. For students in UK, Spain, Italy, or France, you also have the option of doing a one-year subscription instead of paying for the software which will keep more money in your...
24 Sep 2007
The Universe Like Never Before, Microsoft WorldWide Telescope Blasts Off
The 27th of February 2008 will be a day ingrained into the head of every man, woman, and child *2/27???* . No, it is not because of the momentous launch of Windows Server 2008, although a great achievement in its own right. Today Microsoft unveils to the public, the WorldWide Telescope ! ...
27 Feb 2008
Mr. Ballmer, Would You Sign My Mac?
Sorry, this was too funny not to post! Well played Mr. Ballmer…well played. Just out of curiosity, can you perhaps furbish me, employee #318193 with a personally signed version of my Lenovo (I’ll even take a Dell) ? I know its not a Mac, but I swear it has Windows 7 on it :) Macs get...
22 Jan 2010
Norway Declares War on IE6, Microsoft Rejoices!
I read an interesting article on wired about how the fight to eradicate IE6 is now swelling at the grassroots level. Apparently some of the top websites in Norway are beginning to notify users that their browser essentially sucks and should upgrade at least IE7. This is great news because...
20 Feb 2009
MiniBar: London's Premiere Web 2.0 Geek Night
Browsing Upcoming.org for some interesting social events, I came across fun little event called Minibar, ironic I know. Minibar is essentially an evening "geek" night thrown at local bar/lounge where influential people from the community, start-up business, investors, and enthusiasts...
11 Mar 2008
Win a Laptop – Watch the Road to Windows 7
Microsoft has a shiny new laptop to give away to feed your recession fix! Watch the trailers below and visit us at Road to Windows 7 . Microsoft will be posting a new video every week with information that every IT Professional wants to know about, and best of all its not in PowerPoint format...
19 May 2009
Steve Jobs’s Face, Meet John Curran’s Balls
What can only be described as a stroke of childish genius is a Microsoft video booth parked outside an Apple store in the UK where people can go and record messages about why they are a “PC.” Who has the balls to take on the Apple marketing machine gorilla-style? Microsoft UK Windows Product Manager...
2 Nov 2008
Masterchief Blows Away Early Release Retailer
My teammate, James O'Neill, was driving for the road show we've been on for the last two weeks. It was a fantastic two weeks with the only downside being that we were away from our 360 when Halo 3 launched. During his travels, he saw the wrath of Microsoft .
29 Sep 2007
Using Microsoft HealthVault in the World of Scrubs
Scrubs is quite possibly the greatest TV show, NAY, entertainment program, in the history of the world! But any critical fan of this serious medical drama can appreciate the lengths that doctors and nurses go through to manipulate the system for the greater good. A common analogy I make when talking...
11 Oct 2007
Are You on Edge?
5 Nov 2007
Microsoft WorldWide Telescope Sneak Preview (Video)
TED has a great 6 minute video showing off the WorldWide Telescope's interface! Dr. Roy Gould presents the technology and relates it to the humanistic elements of science, exploration, and societal optimism. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/224
28 Feb 2008
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