What is Microsoft Location Finder

Microsoft Location Finder is a software that lets you use only your wi-fi (wireless) enabled laptop or computer to become a "location aware" device and it would then put the geographical location of your laptop on MSN Virtual Earth map.

Vmware demonstrates how to install multiple Operating systems on Phones

Virtualization kingping VMware has just recently made waves as it entered the Phone market. VMware has succesfully demonstrated that you can be running multiple operating systems on the same phone using its technology, for example you can be running Windows CE and Google's Android running on the same phone at the same time. It happend at the VMworld 2009 Europe confrence where VMWare demonstrated how users can run Windows CE 6.0 and Google's Android on a Nokia N800 tablet. A video demonstration of this is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNo6pn-dnSQ&eurl=http://www.windowsfordevices.com/news/NS8585815307.html

What is OpenID and How does it work

OpenID is a way of using a common username across multiple sites for authentication. It has obvious benefits such as eliminating the needs of remembering different usernames and less headaches for companies to administer their usernames and passwords. It takes advantage of the fact that users have already created identies for themselvs in forms of their blogs, online profiles, memberships to social networking sites etc.

What is Microsoft Network Access Protection or MS-NAP

Microsoft is now offering Network Access Protection (also called MS-NAP for short). This feature does not allow systems that do not pass a "health check" defined by policy guidelines of a network or corporation. MS-NAP was first introduced in XP service pack 3, Windows Vista and the Windows Server 2008 OS comes with Network Access Protection built in. The Health Check asssesment could mean checking the machines connecting to your network for correct service pack levels, the firewall being turned on, all the Windows updates done, the anti-virus protection being up to date etc.

What is the difference between hybernation and sleep mode

In standyby or sleep mode, the power to the hard drives, fans, monitor etc is shut off, which gives you instant dramatic power savings if you are using a portable device with a battery as a power source, however the computer still uses a little bit of power to keep its RAM (volatile Random Access Memory) powered. When you resume from the standby or sleep mode, all your documents, programs etc that were open come back to life instantly as you left them running. The downside is that your computer still uses 2% of the battery power to maintain power to the RAM, which over longer periods of time can drain your battery.