Search Wiki & U Rank

Google

Wiki is a page/site where the end-user can interact with the rendered page, change few settings, edit contents and so on. Now Google has come up with something called Search Wiki, where you can re-order or re-arrange your search results which helps Google to know your preference and priority. This info about your preference is used by the company to render you better personalized search results and the my guess is that the system would keep performing better as we interact more & more with the rendered results. You need to be logged in though to use the system.

Microsoft on the other hand has already a research prototype “U RANK” which works in the similar way, you can re-arrange, move up, re-order your rendered search results. You need to be logged in though.

That’s cheeky. A good question, but cheeky.

“That’s cheeky. A good question, but cheeky,” Ballmer said when he was questioned
“Why is IE still relevant and why is it worth spending money on rendering engines when there are open source ones available that can respond to changes in Web standards faster?” at the “Power to Developers event”, Sydney by one of his student constituents. After providing philosophically based answer to one he also said Microsoft may also adopt an open source browser engine. You heard it right, Microsoft might be open to Open Source

Thank You MS for your BizSpark

You can assume or claim anything like

1. This move [“This move” is explained below] is to spread Microsoft products better to counter attack open source products as they are shaping up greatly.

2. Make startups dependent on Microsoft

3. Compete or overtake Google and Salesforce on their Cloud Computing platform

Whatever,

Microsoft is giving away F R E E software to early stage Web start-up companies as part of their world-wide BizSpark program launched yesterday. BizSpark aims to help start-ups by providing production licenses and technical support for several Microsoft products. The licenses are free for the first three years, after which the start-ups must start to pay. The start-ups needs to spend [just] 100$ once they graduate from the program or at the end of three years.

Links to BizSpark

Microsoft

From ComputerWorld

Ray Ozzie announces Windows Azure for the Cloud

Source : www.cio.com

Ray Ozzie
Ray Ozzie

At Microsoft’s PDC (Professional Developers Conference) in Los Angeles, Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie unveiled the company’s much-anticipated cloud computing platform, dubbed Windows Azure.

Windows Azure plays host to the .Net framework, SQL Server, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, and an offering called Live Services which, according to Ozzie,Chief Architect for Microsoft, will extend Azure services “outward” to connect with locally running Microsoft software. Using this rich environment, developers will be able to build and deploy Web applications and services running on Microsoft’s worldwide infrastructure of datacenters.

Happy Birthday Bill !

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

Happy Birthday Bill !

William Henry Gates, III was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. Like him or not, he is the real Geek who deserves to be wished by each and everyone in this world.

Gates founded “Micro-soft” with Paul Allen in 1975. (The hyphen was dropped a year later.) Throughout the early years of the company. It is widely reported that Gates would review all of the code the company put out line-by-line, and would make changes to it as he saw fit.

Microsoft got its start by creating a BASIC interpreter for the Altair computer. It then formed a partnership with IBM to provide the PC-DOS operating system in 1980. In 1985, Microsoft Windows was first released to the retail public, and the rest, as they say, is computing history.