About AbhishekBaxi@TWC

Abhishek Baxi writes on the Windows ecosystem and hosts an online show - Microsoft Talk (MSTalk.in) and owns the Windows Phone portal - I Love Windows Phone (ilovewindowsphone.in). He lives at www.baxiabhishek.info and talks incessantly on Twitter.

Best Free FTP Client software for Windows PC

I have a confession to make. While most computer users adopt popular applications on impulse, I scout for the underdogs. Last month, I went in search of PDF readers to avoid using the obvious Adobe Reader, and the popular alternative […]

Free Online OCR sites and services to extract Text from Image

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology allows you to edit text in the graphic image or scanned document. It is widely used to convert books and documents into electronic files, to computerize a record-keeping system in an office, or to publish […]

Giveaway: 10 Licenses of Auslogics File Recovery 3

Auslogics File Recovery is an effective and simple to use program that will recover accidentally deleted files, or files deleted by virus attacks and software faults. You can use it to restore a file back into the same directory it […]

Giveaway: 12 Pro Licenses of Auslogics BoostSpeed 5

Auslogics BoostSpeed Pro 5 is your one-stop PC maintenance and optimization tool. The program will clean up, speed up and repair your system to make it running as fast and stable as new. Auslogics is offering 12 licenses (worth $49.95 each) […]

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Block Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 would soon receive Service Pack 1 via Windows Update. A blocking tool is available from Microsoft, for organizations that would like to temporarily prevent installation of Service Pack updates through Windows Update.

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Office.com Community Badge… Get Yours!

If you’ve made community submission to Office.com (in any market or in any language!), you’ll be able to promote the same on your Web site/blog by using the new official Office.com badge.

Feed Reader for Windows Phone 7 goes to v2.0

Feed Reader was released as one of the first Windows Phone 7 apps in the marketplace and the first RSS Reader. Feed Reader is ‘mostly’ a Google Reader client (with support for podcasts) but it’s also a full Twitter application. […]

StNotepad, a transparent Notepad for Windows

StNotepad is an intuitive, semi-transparent notepad freeware application for Windows that allows you to type opaque text over transparent window – so, you can type while seeing what’s behind the window! StNotepad gives you a way to taking notes in […]

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Excel Developer Center is live on MSDN!

The Office section on MSDN has just added the new Excel Developer Center for programming resources for Microsoft Excel 2010, 2007, and 2003. The Excel Developer Roadmap provides documentation for six types of Excel development, including references, code samples, articles, […]

Less Clutter and More Chatter – Save Your Social Energy

How many meaningful relationships can you maintain? How many emails can you actually read in a day? How many social networks are you on? How many should you really be on? Are we spending too much time social networking? If […]

Microsoft PDC: Live from the Microsoft Campus

The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be held on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, October 28th and 29th.  The in-person event is sold out; however, you can still participate online via live streaming and real-time Q&A.

Microsoft Tag gives Allure Magazine an astounding campaign

Microsoft Tag and Allure magazine recently concluded an astounding 2D barcode campaign that resulted in 444,572 Tag scans. This is the largest Microsoft Tag campaign to date and a significant increase in scans compared to other 2D barcode campaigns.