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Two more free e-books offer in celebration of Microsoft Press’s 25th anniversary, so it says.

Celebrating 25 years
For 25 years, Microsoft Press books have focused on helping you take your skills and knowledge to the next level. Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a “Free e-book of the Month” offer! Simply sign up for the Microsoft Press Book Connection Newsletter for notification of offers, register, and download the selection of the month.

Whatever the event, it’s free books yay!!

Virtual C# 2008 Express EditionMicrosoft® Visual C#® 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!
By Patrice Pelland
ISBN: 9780735625426

In this lively, eye-opening, hands-on book, all you need is a computer and the desire to learn how to program with Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition.

Windows Vista Resource KitWindows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition
By Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, and Jerry Honeycutt with the Windows Vista Team
ISBN: 9780735625969

In-depth, comprehensive, and fully updated for Service Pack 1, this Resource Kit delivers the information you need to administer Windows Vista.

Via: Microsoft Press

Phwe - Icy7venIt’s been a while since I last posted 7ven music; I know some of you miss it. :P You see, the amazing ME has been busy and lacking inspiration to sing; age is catching up. Truth be told, the main reason for lack of music post on mayvelous is cos’ our dear O’ Icy went back to Yangon for a few month. She just came back last week and must have brought back quite a few Karaoke CDs. She was telling me about the latest hits from home the other day and sent me these three songs that she tried out. As her most faithful fan, I have the honour of listening her songs first and am given the freedom of praise or criticize about them ruthlessly. ha`ha`

The three songs she sent are: (more…)

I fell in love with Google Forms for quite some time now. I’ve been making a good use of it in number of occations such as software borrowing register, our company seminar registration forms and even for a small lunch pack order form like this one I’ve created for my friend’s Lovo order. (more…)

Just a short post. Grab this if you’re interested. “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions” By Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization Teams, ISBN: 9780735693371

Virtualization SolutionsThis guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Download the first chapter or sign up to download entire e-book. (PDF, 14.4MB)

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  • Dear DotLucene

    Back in 2007 I posted a study notes post where I was planning to post about DotLucene and have forgotten about it. The other day I found these notes in my Google Notebook. Instead of lost and forgotten in my Google Notebook, it’s better to share here so someone can make a good use of it. These are just links and notes dump that I found over various sites. I hope I didn’t forget to add the link back references for all the notes.

    What is Lucene.Net?

    [ # ] Lucene.Net is a source code, class-per-class, API-per-API and algorithmatic port of the Java Lucene search engine to the C# and .NET platform utilizing Microsoft .NET Framework.

    Lucene.Net sticks to the APIs and classes used in the original Java implementation of Lucene. The API names as well as class names are preserved with the intention of giving Lucene.Net the look and feel of the C# language and the .NET Framework. For example, the method Hits.length() in the Java implementation now reads Hits.Length() in the C# port.

    In addition to the APIs and classes port to C#, the algorithm of Java Lucene is ported to C# Lucene. This means an index created with Java Lucene is back-and-forth compatible with the C# Lucene; both at reading, writing and updating. In fact a Lucene index can be concurrently searched and updated using Java Lucene and C# Lucene processes.

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  • HP Mini Vivienne Tam

    Yesterday I found this cute yet very informative review on Liz’s blog about “HP Mini Vivienne Tam” and fell in love with it instantly. It’s almost the size of my diary and has other fashion accessories, bag and scarf, to go with it. The color and the design is just so captivating that I just want to have a feel of it. The design is somewhat like a Japanese Kimono…

    HP Mini Vivienne Tam

    Check out the specifications too, not too bad isn’t it?

    Operating system: Genuine Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3
    Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor N270 (1.60GHz)
    Memory: 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
    Hard drive: 60GB 4200RPM PATA Hard Drive
    Graphics card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Display: 10.1″ diagonal SD LED BrightView Infinity Widescreen Display (1024 x 576)
    Personalization: HP Mini Webcam with HP Imprint Finish (Vivienne Tam)
    Networking: Wireless-G Card
    Included Mobile Broadband: No Included Mobile Broadband
    Keyboard: HP Color Matching Keyboard
    Primary battery: 3 Cell Lithium Polymer Battery

    The Vivienne Tam Mini fashion accessory

    It’s perfect for everyday blogging and having a memory of 1GB and 60GB hard drive is ample enough for some simple usage. Check out detail product description on amazon.com. Oh, how I wish I could grab one and roam around in town showing it off. :P

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