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Microsoft Research Auto Collage 2008

Hello Friends today I would like to introduce you with an another grate application from Microsoft “Microsoft Research AutoCollage” the word research is added to it’s name because it’s invented by Microsoft Research Team

So What is AutoCollage ?
Microsoft AutoCollage is an application which makes a collage from your images if you do the same thing on Adobe Photoshop it will take your 1 to 2 hours but this application makes it in less than a minute even my current header image of blog is created using the AutoCollage.

How to Use the Application ?

When you start the application will will be presented with the following screen

imageBy default the application shows images from your “My Pictures” folder you can choose different folder by clicking on the “…” present on the top of bottom right window
You have to select the folder with Minimum 7 Images the Application supports Maximum 50 Images

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After this the application will show the images from your selected folder then all you need to do is to just click on the create button and it will create your collage in few seconds

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After that just click on Save and you’re done with the image

I am using the demo version of the application that’s why it’s showing a watermark at bottom

 

Other useful options provided by the application

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1. You directly attach the image to mail and send it to your buddies
2. You can set the collage directly as your desktop background with just a click
3. You can set the number of images in folder using this bar Minimum – 7, Maximum – 50
4. You can see more options of application look at following image

image1. Here you can set the size for images
2. This advanced option allows you to customize which images will occupy what size in collage

On input tab you will find the options for Manual Face Detection and Manual Image Ranking

Download or Purchase information
You can download 30 days trial of this application from Microsoft using this link
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/cambridge/projects/autocollage/Download.aspx

or you can purchase it from Microsoft Store here
http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/AutoCollage-2008/product/8D6DDFB5?WT.mc_id=autocollage

It costs only $19.95 (921 Indian Rupees Approx) which is not big amount for such a gr8 application
So why are you waiting for download the application and start creating the collage from your images 🙂

Imagine Cup Poland 2010

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The ImagineCup is back this year the World Wide Final will be hosted in Poland if you want a platform to show your talent then register today.

For registration Click on the above banner or follow this link
https://imaginecup.com/registration/default.aspx?ReferralCode=Kaustubh%20(Kads)

Microsoft Search Server 2008

When the word SEARCH comes to our mind we think about the Google or Bing or any other search engine but when you are in some organization and organization has a large network and you need to search for some documents or some files then you can’t use the search engines to search the internal network of the organization.

Now Microsoft has developed an world class search engine for the internal use of the organizations “Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express” we can deploy Microsoft search server in any organization where search engine is required and the main thing is you don’t need to spend the money for that, yes Microsoft Search server 2008 is absolutely free

Following are the links to some official resources of MSS2008 Express

Download
http://www.microsoft.com/india/searchserverexpress/download.aspx

Features
http://www.microsoft.com/india/searchserverexpress/features.aspx

Technical Resources
http://www.microsoft.com/india/searchserverexpress/techres.aspx

Video Demo of Features
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/en/us/search-server-express-demo.aspx

Something About Orkut

Many times I have seen the peoples asking for How orkut earns money ?

so here’s my post explaining the secret behind orkuts earnings

According to many posts on internet:

Orkut Buyukkokten(the creator of Orkut) gets $12 when every person registers to this website.
He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.
He gets $8 when your friend’s friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if anybody adds you as a friend in the resulting chain.
He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.
He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.
He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.
He gets $2 when you become somebody’s fan.
He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.
He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.
He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.
He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend’s scrap-book & $0.5 every time you view your friend’s friend-list.
Many Global Financial Consultants think this person might become the richest-person in the world by the end of 2009.
Finally, this is the best fact. This person has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 assistants to monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps a day.

Its common sense to analyze why some will get paid so much for so little things. Worst of all was the comments the post carried. People were in awe to see the post and started rolling their eyes. I cant believe all that crap. According to those calculations, by now Orkut should have been the world’s richest man alive, but he is not. Not even into the list of billionaires. And if I am not wrong, he is not even in millionaires.

Here are the approximate  earnings of Orkut based on Google Adsense Advertising, coz thats what will pay Orkut and nothing else. You can read about his actual earnings here. Orkut – Now makes money!

orkut users expected orkut.com to be add free and true social networking platform. But orkut went the usual Google way (start a service, make it a hit, put ads)
Just to see how much money orkut will make in a course of one year, here are the approximate figures.
Approx. Daily traffic = 500,000
Approx. Click through rate = 0.5 (minimum, usually more than 1)
No. of clicks = 2500 (depends on CTR)
Average earning per click = $1
Earnings per day = $2,500 (minimum)
Earnings per month = $75,000
Earnings per year = $900,000 (nearly a million in just one year)

So, now we know how much money orkut will make just by placing stupid adsense ads.

(Some data is copied from YahooAnswers)

Imaginecup – The World’s Premier Student Technology Competition

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“I wish there had been an Imagine Cup when I was growing up. It gets people involved in seeing that software is changing the world.”

–Bill Gates
Chairman, Microsoft Corp.

Everything that the world may become “someday” lies in the hands of young people today. As they look at the road ahead, their close relationship with technology enables them to dream in ways we never have before. Put the two together, and you have young minds holding the tools that can make their vision a reality.

This is the recipe that inspired Microsoft to create the Imagine Cup. What begins with a burst of inspiration and a lot of hard work can become a future software breakthrough, a future career, or a flourishing new industry. The Imagine Cup encourages young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Now in its sixth year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world issues.

Open to students around the world, the Imagine Cup is a serious challenge that draws serious talent, and the competition is intense. The contest spans a year, beginning with local, regional and online contests whose winners go on to attend the global finals held in a different location every year.  The intensity of the work brings students together, and motivates the competitors to give it their all. The bonds formed here often last well beyond the competition itself.

Link to register for imaginecup http://imaginecup.com/Registration/Default.aspx

Link to study materials provided free from Microsoft for participants of Imaginecup  http://imaginecup.com/About/Welcome.aspx

*The data above is from imaginecup official website and Microsoft holds the rights to change it at any time.

Microsoft Dreamspark India

On 5th November 2008, Microsoft unveiled DreamSpark – a software giveaway for an estimated 10 million eligible students in India. DreamSpark will provide students access to the latest Microsoft developer and designer tools at no charge.

Microsoft DreamSpark will be available to all students whose studies touch on technology, design, math, science and engineering. The software available to students will include:

Microsoft developer tools
Visual Studio 2005 Express
Visual Studio 2005 Professional
Visual Studio 2008 Professional
Visual Basic 2008 Express
Visual C++ 2008 Express
Visual C# 2008 Express
Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
XNA Game Studio 2.0
12-month free Academic membership in the XNA Creators Club

Microsoft designer tools
Expression Studio 2, including
o Expression Web
o Expression Blend
o Expression Design
o Expression Media

Microsoft platform resources
SQL Server 2008 Developer
SQL Server 2008 Express
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
Virtual PC 2007

Training Resources
IT Academy Student Pass

This broad range of professional-level software will be available both online via http://www.dreamsparkindia.com/; and in offline format via DVDs distributed by program partners NIIT, Aptech and Hughes Net Fusion Centers. A student merely needs to offer a proof of identity at a branch of these institutes to avail of a DreamSpark DVD. There are 125 NIIT, 175 Aptech, and 200 Hughes Net Fusion Centers participating across the country.

These program partners will also provide technology training on the DreamSpark software tools at a nominal cost; as well as have the option of soft skills training in languages like English and Hindi. Microsoft India is also working with academic institutions, government bodies and student organizations across the country to ensure that all students get a chance to benefit from DreamSpark.

Addressing students and academicians at IIT Delhi – where the DreamSpark program was unveiled – Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corp, said, “We want to do everything we can to equip a new generation of technology leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to harness the magic of software to improve lives, solve problems and catalyze economic growth. Microsoft DreamSpark provides professional-level tools that we hope will inspire students like you to explore the power of software and encourage you to forge the next wave of software-driven breakthroughs.

You can get more information about this program on Dreamspark India website  http://www.dreamsparkindia.com/

Hello world!

Hi guys this is Kaustubh this is my first blog and i’ll try to maintain it actually i don’t get much time for blogging but i’ll try my best to keep it alive.

I want to use this blog to share my knowledge n experience throughout my engineering life so tat anyone can gain something frm it…