Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Facebook announces new messaging system

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Monday announced the creation of a new messaging system that will have seamless messaging, history and a social inbox.
"E-mail is too slow," Zuckerberg said. "It's too formal."
With those comments, Zuckerberg announced the launch of the company's new messgaing service. Users will have the option of getting e-mail addresses, but the system will be a suite of messaging services. The key features will be seamless messaging across different media, conversation history and a social inbox.

"This is not an e-mail killer," Zuckerberg said. "It's a messaging system that has e-mail as a part of it.
The new service will have a feature called "social inbox," which allows users to label or sort e-mails by closest friends and associates, then a separate inbox for "others," and one for junk. That, in itself, is not a new feature in most e-mail programs, such as Gmail and Outlook. Another feature will be the ability to bounce e-mail from people who are not on Facebook.
A major point that Facebook stressed was that the new system will aggregate conversations into one thread, incorporating e-mails and other Facebook messaging with wall postings so that a user will have a complete compendium of all messages, regardless of method, in one place.
In answering reporter questions, Facebook says users can link Gmail or other accounts to its new message suite. Users do not have to use a address. Zuckerberg called Gmail "a pretty good product." He also said Facebook e-mail will have advertising, similar to what users see on their Facebook pages, but the ads will not be targeted based on the content of the e-mails.
Zuckerberg does not anticipate users will cancel their existing e-mail accounts. He says it is just a way to make messaging simpler and more social.
Facebook says will roll out the new service gradually on an invitation basis over several months.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

review : Windows server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable IT professionals to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. Powerful tools such as 
Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.5,
 updated Server Manager and
 Hyper-V platforms and Windows PowerShell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before.
Features :
It offers an updated Web server role, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5, and greater support for .NET on Server Core. Design goals for IIS 7.5 concentrated on improvements that enable Web administrators to more easily deploy and manage Web applications that increase both reliability and scalability. Additionally, IIS 7.5 has streamlined management capabilities and provides more ways to customize your Web serving environment. The following improvements to IIS and the Windows Web platform are included in Windows Server 2008 R2: