Restricting a Website - very easy


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 12:06 AM

Suppose you wanna block then or some other site like the below one

1] Browse C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

2] Find the file named HOSTS and open it with notepad

3] Go to the last line - " localhost" - under that add, and then that site will no longer be accessible !!!


C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts localhost


If you wanna block more sites you can add more lines to this by addling 1 to the Loop back IP


C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts localhost


Group Policy
Open Group Policy (Run -> gpedit.msc)

Go to User configuration -> Windows settings -> Internet explorer maintenance->
security -> double click Security zones

Enable security zones and privacy by selecting import the current security zones and privacy settings -> Click on modify settings -> Click on privacy -> Click site -> In the address of the web site tab add the site name you wanna block -> Click block -> click OK -> OK -> OK

This will block the site.

Unlock & Unhide Windows 7 Hidden Themes for Regional Countries


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:12 PM

1. Go to \Windows\winsxs Directory

2. Search for *.theme.

3. Double click themes with name in the format of so n so to apply and save the theme.

AU, CA, GB, & RSA(ZA) are the default Regional Countries themes hidden in windows 7

Windows Azure


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 7:10 AM

Microsoft's Windows Azure Platform is a cloud platform offering that "provides a wide range of Internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the Internet"(though the platform itself is not made available for on-premises ). It is significant in that it is Microsoft's first step into cloud computing following the launch of the Microsoft Online Services offering.

First Look: Windows Phone 7 Series Hands on Demo


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 7:04 AM

This is it! What you've all been waiting for: your first look at Windows Phone 7. Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore gives us a full demo of the announcements being made today at Mobile World Congress.


Microsoft Photosynth


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 4:02 AM

Photosynth is a software application from Microsoft Live Labs and the University of Washington that analyzes digital photographs and generates a three-dimensional model of the photos and a point cloud of a photographed object.


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Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 3:53 AM

Photo collages celebrate important events and themes in our lives. Pick a folder, press a button, and in a few minutes AutoCollage presents you with a unique memento to print or email to your family and friends.

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Chennai .Net user group is conducting Academic Developer Conference on 12th march 2010 ...For more detail pls visit....