Microsoft Updates 10/11 November 2015 Outlook 2010 Fehler

Nach dem gestrigen Update startete auf einem Windows 7 System zwar noch Outlook 2010, reagierte aber nach laden der nächsten Nachricht nicht mehr und beendete sich unerwartet bzw. umgangssprachlich stürzte ab. Die Ursache scheint das Sicherheitsupdate KB3097877 zu sein:

Nach Deinstallation funktioniert zumindest wieder Outlook. Mal schauen wie schnell das Sicherheitsupdate gefixt wird.

It’s done – Windows 10 IoT Core

Ok, mostly done. The Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max is ready for download in the DevCenter

It’s a nice website layout by the way with the welcome text:

“ The Internet of your things

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings together devices, sensors, cloud, data and your imagination.
Build what matters most to you.“

Read more on the Windows blog:

Microsoft Band SDK Preview

The Band SDK for Windows Phone, iOS and Android is available for download:

“ Get started with the Microsoft Band SDK Preview.

The Microsoft Band SDK Preview gives developers access to the sensors available on the band, as well as the ability to create and send notifications to tiles. Enhance and extend the experience of your applications to your customers‘ wrists.“

Kinecthack London is coming

This shall be an awesome event !

„What to expect

We’ve managed to secure an entire weekend (so bring your sleeping bags) of access to Cardinal Place (Victoria, London). We’ll provide the food and drink (and some really cool giveaways) so you can have unadulterated hacking focus to build your Kinect based apps, games or anything else in whatever ways you dream up.

Come as a team, work individually or team up at the event, we’ll have plenty of space, power, wifi and desk space for all your hacking needs.

Event Start: Saturday 21st March 10:00am
Event End: Sunday 22nd March 18:00pm

Dan Thomas (
Saturday, 21 March 2015 at 10:30 Sunday, 22 March 2015 at 18:30 (GMT)

London, United Kingdom“
Kinecthack London

Microsoft Band starts in UK

The Microsoft Band can new be pre-ordered in UK for £169.99 incl. VAT

Read the article ‚Why Wearables Need to be Useful, Usable and Desirable‚ on the TechNet UK BLOG

Microsoft Band

Microsoft hat in den USA sein neues Produkt, das Microsoft Band in den Verkauf gebracht.

Für 199$ kann es sich nicht nur mit dem Microsoft Mobile Betriebssystem sondern auch mit Android und iOS verbinden.

Das Band zeigt auch die Uhrzeit an, aber ist noch nicht die Antwort auf die Smartwatches der Konkurenz.

Allerdings finde ich das Design wesentlich unaufdringlicher als das der ‚Smartwatch‘ Alternativen.

Persönlich habe ich seit einiger Zeit ein Fitbit One den man aber nicht als Uhr am Handgelenk benutzen kann.

Den Abgleich seiner persönlichen Daten mit dem Dienst Microsoft Health, empfinde ich aber nicht als optimale Lösung. Ob aus Datenschutzgründen Daten wie Herzfrequenz usw. in Cloud Diensten personalisiert erfasst werden müssen und dürfen, bedarf einer weiteren Evaluierung bezüglich Sicherheit, Kosten-Nutzen, …

Sicherlich mag es Situationen geben in denen Datenschutz gegenüber Patienten-Monitoring keinen Vorrang hat.

Vielleicht ist diese Option aber auch abschaltbar. Im Moment ist das Band in den USA ausverkauft und wann und ob es nach Deutschland kommt ist bisher nicht sicher.




Microsoft goes tablet – Microsoft surface, no not the table

My first thought was – surface wasn’t that the table with multitouch ?

By the way the Microsoft surface table was a great device but a little bit pricey.

Ok a tablet has touch operation too, but it’s a bit ambiguous with the same name.

Regrettably the surface tablet isn’t available at the moment so we’ve to wait until autumn.


Microsoft Surface the next generation – with Samsung SRU40

“Microsoft continues to innovate in vision-based interaction and software designed for touch. With the introduction of the next generation of Surface, using PixelSense technology, we’ll bring more tables and walls to life with amazing natural experiences for people to enjoy together,” said Panos Panay, general manager, Microsoft Surface. “We partnered with Samsung because of its strengths in LCD technology, hardware design and manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of large-format displays. The companies have built an incredibly successful collaboration that moved from invention to development to manufacturing and sales of a high-quality, industrialized commercial product.”

“Samsung collaborated with Microsoft to bring the Surface experience to a new, thin design with powerful vision-based capabilities in the LCD market. The Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface delivers an interactive experience not available anywhere else and will change the way companies engage with their customers,” said Jeong-Hwan Kim, senior vice president of Display Sales & Marketing team at Samsung Electronics.

Microsoft and Samsung worked closely to develop the LCD panel and the new hardware product, which is being manufactured by Samsung and will be sold to business customers through its broad distribution and reseller network.“


Product Details

Samsung SUR40 will bring companies around the world new ways to help drive sales, showcase their brand, and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. The product features include these:

PixelSense. PixelSense gives an LCD display the power to recognize fingers, hands and objects placed on the screen, including more than 50 simultaneous touch points. With PixelSense, pixels in the display see what’s touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted.
Microsoft Surface software. Microsoft Surface software provides business customers with a premier touch-first experience for their end users, built on the principles of direct interaction and together computing, with a new look and feel. It also allows commercial application developers to use a new version of the Microsoft Surface SDK and familiar Microsoft development tools to take full advantage of the massive multitouch and object recognition capabilities of PixelSense and deliver experiences not possible on any other platform.
Designed for commercial environments. The product is designed to meet the challenges of active usage in demanding locations such as retail, hospitality and education.
Thin form factor with multiple configuration options. The product is four inches thin, which makes it easy to use horizontally, hang vertically with the VESA mount, or embed in walls or custom enclosures. Standard legs are available or customers can design and attach their own.
Forty-inch full high-definition (HD) 1080p screen. The 40-inch screen enables unparalleled multi-user experiences in full HD 1080p, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920×1080 resolution.
Powerful embedded system. The product uses the embedded AMD Athlon™ II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.9GHz paired with the AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series GPU featuring DirectX 11 support to deliver significant processing horsepower and outstanding graphics capability.

Definitely a must have gadget especially since Samsung joins the Team and the prive hopefully drops into an acceptable range. When the surface will be available and the price is still under the 3000 € / unit we’ll order 4 pieces for our conference rooms.

The mircrosoft windows editor diary

The windows editor can do a few things more than just writing plain text. When you write .LOG in the first line and save as *.txt, on the next startup the editor inserts an timestamp.


Microsoft TAG connects real life with digital world

„Microsoft Tag connects real life with the digital world. Microsoft Tags are small, colorful codes that can be printed, stuck, or displayed just about anywhere. When you snap a Tag with the camera on your internet-enabled phone, additional information or experiences are automatically opened on your phone. There is no fumbling with URLs or texting short codes. Microsoft Tags can make product packages, posters, print-based ads, magazine articles, exhibit signage, billboards, storefronts, business card, or just about anything else, interactive.“


Videos erstellen mit Microsoft Fotostory 3 für Windows

„Mit der kostenlosen Software Fotostory 3 gestalten Sie lebendige Bildgeschichten ganz nach Ihren eigenen Vorstellungen. Auch wenn Sie nur wenig Erfahrung mit der Fotobearbeitung haben, werden Sie staunen, wie einfach es ist, Ihre Fotos mit Musik und Spezialeffekten aufzuwerten. So haben Sie in kürzester Zeit z.B. Ihr eigenes Firmenvideo oder eine animierte Produktpräsentation erstellt.“

Softwear by Microsoft


This is Softwear by Microsoft. A clothing line that taps the nostalgia of when PCs were just starting to change our lives. With retro logos, classic photos, and geek-chic iconography, these pieces showcase the DOS days of the software company that now connects over a billion people.“