Mouse without Borders–Excellent tool I ever seen

From last couple of months I always use to think how if I can use my two laptops just like as extended desktop? How if I can use one single mouse and use it on both screens? how if I can I can just drag and drop some file from one laptop/desktop to other? but I never thought that there could be some tool which can allow me to do this.

And today the dream came true, I got this excellent tool called as “Mouse without Borders”. The tool developed as part of Garage projects program in Microsoft. Initially this tool was available only for internal use but now its available publically.

I downloaded it and tested it on my two laptops, its Excellent!!! simply great that’s why I can say. Trust me this is one of the best tool I even came to know.

Watch following video which explains “Mouse without Borders” and some of its key features.

You can download the tool from

by the way this is just half story, till now I just told you about using 1 mouse for 2 or more machines (current version supports 4 machines) but how if you can use your “Windows Phone” device as wireless mouse and keyboard. ???

surprise ????

yes this tool support connecting you Windows Phone to your PC or laptop over WI-Fi and use it as wireless Mouse and Keyboard. check following snaps

WP-Mouse-1 WP-Mouse-2


Use following URL to download this great Windows Phone App from Windows Phone Marketplace FREE of cost. 

you can also read a nice blog post by Steve Clayton at

I really want to end this post by just saying a big thank you to Garage project team in Microsoft for making this app and special thanks for making it publically available for all.

PUG I Love Windows Phone Contest


Express your love for Windows Phone and win cool exciting prizes.

Pune User Group is hosting a contest for all the enthusiasts who love Windows Phone 7. All you need to do is submit a simple video expressing your love for Windows Phone 7 and you can win a Windows Phone 7 device or free entry to Microsoft Tech-ed India.

Competition Guidelines :

Key dates of competition :

Competition open for Entries :   14th February 2012
Competition closed for Entries : 29th February 2012
Announcement of the winners : 10th March 2012


A participant is eligible to enter the competition if he meets the below requirements :
  • You are a legal resident of the India;
  • You are PUG registered members. (If you’re not registered with PUG, you can do so by visiting: . PUG membership is FREE)
  • You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and
  • You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this “I Love Windows Phone contest” ; and
  • You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, and child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this “I Love Windows Phone contest”.
Entry :

Entry is free and if eligible, participants can enter the competition by:

  • Register to PUG – if you are not already registered with us.
  • Record minimum 60 seconds video of expressing your love for Windows Phone .
    The videos should have a native aspect ratio without letterboxing of 4:3 (recommended), 16:9. And video must be in AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV format.
  • Finish the video by mentioning/saying “I Love Windows Phone”
  • Upload your video to SkyDrive using your Live ID
  • Share the URL of your video from SkyDrive to

Prizes to be won :

1st Prize : Nokia Lumia and Free entry for Microsoft Tech-ed India 2012.

2nd Prize : Windows Phone 7 Device .

For more information  log on to : .

Please read the rules section on the above link to avoid disqualification of your entry .



PUG Community TechDays (IT Pro Track) Jan 2012


Date: Saturday, 21st Jan, 2012


Time: 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM



MCCIA ‘s Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium
(Ground Floor)
MCCIA Trade Tower, A-Wing,
International Conventional Center,
403, Senapati Bapat Road,
Pune, 411 016,



10:00 AM -11:15 AM System Center 2012 Technical Overview.
Whether you’re a Datacenter Administrator or an Application Owner, System Centre 2012 will provide powerful new capabilities to help you deploy, configure and manage your heterogeneous infrastructure and distributed applications. In this session Aviraj will demonstrate how can you manage your datacenter & build private cloud using System Center 2012. At the same time he will explain what makes it easier than ever to deliver IT as a service to your business or organization.
Aviraj Ajgekar
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Building Microsoft Private Cloud.
We will take a deep dive on products and capabilities for the Microsoft Cloud Platform ranging from diverse Private & Public Clouds to Hybrid Cloud environments. We will take a deep dive into the Cloud Framework, its key capabilities & constituents, the essential building blocks for a Cloud environment and similar products in the Cloud space. We will also take a look at Service Management from a cloud perspective and the intricacies involved.
Abhishek Pradhan
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Microsoft Private Cloud Security Overview.
This session will look at common Iaas Private cloud security concerns that decision makers have, and how Microsoft solution addresses them. We will discuss Security & compliance in a Microsoft private cloud, including security update management and orchestration, proactive monitoring of infrastructure, malware and network protection and monitoring.
Ninad Doshi


For more details visit –

4 Days Free Training on Windows Phone Application Development

iunlockjoy - PUG Windows Phone Development Training Program

Get ready to accelerate your learning with guidance from experts and win Windows Phone Device.
Check out the practical examples and learn to compute, develop and build applications  for Windows Phone, the easy way.

Pune User Group is coming up with a new 4 Days Training program
iunlockjoy – PUG Windows Phone Development Training Program“, an event where professionals can learn all about the
Windows Phone Application Development.

Now it simple to win Windows Phone, How ? just follow following steps…

  • Register for App Hub. ($99 for 1 Year Subscription)
  • Register on “iunlockJoy” website.
  • Register for PUG WP Development 4 Days Training Program (FREE)
  • Get ready with your laptops – Download and install WP SDK.
  • Attend PUG WP Development Training (Ref. Agenda for details).
  • Complete your First App and publish it to Marketplace.
  • Receive the Gift voucher almost equivalent to App Hub Fees you paid.
  • Build 2 more App and publish them to Marketplace.
  • Claim your Windows Phone device at “iulockJoy” Website.

Venue: Shekhar Natu Training Hall, MCCIA Trade Tower, 505, A-Wing, 5th floor, International Conventional Centre, 403, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune, 411 016, India


For more information Log on to :


Microsoft Announces Windows Phone Developer Program for India

At the recent Mobile Developer Summit which took place on November 2, 2011 at Bangalore Microsoft announced the details of the developer programme for Windows Mobile in India with ‘I unlock Joy’, a unique Application Development and Submission Program, where technology professionals and students get an opportunity to develop applications and showcase creativity.

‘I unlock Joy’ programme for developers has started from November 1, 2011 and will continue till June 30, 2012 whereas the program for students will begin on December 18, 2011 and conclude on March 30 next year.

Developer competitive categories:

“SUBMIT & WIN” CATEGORY: A registered participant submits THREE qualified Windows Phone Application in the Marketplace and gets a chance to win a Windows Phone. In this category, the Applications must be distinct and of non-trivial utility value for the Application User. A “Spam” or close replicas of existing Windows Phone Applications are disqualified.

“PORT 2 APPS & WIN” CATEGORY: A registered participant submitting TWO qualified Windows Phone Applications in the Marketplace which are ported from existing Android or iPhone Applications get to win a Windows Phone.

“WOMEN SPECIAL” CATEGORY: A first of its kind in the developer space. The first 100 registered Woman Developers who submit ONE (1) qualified Windows Phone Application each in the Marketplace qualify to win a Windows Phone each. The applications can be based on Entertainment, Fashion, Leisure, Sports, Recreation or Travel themes.

Student competitive categories:

“STUDENT” CATEGORY: Calling on the community to be a part of the initiative, the “I unlock Joy” programme is customized to unfold their innovative and creative best and become among the select first few proud owners of the Windows Phone.

The contestants need to build one or more applications using Dev Tools and submit on AppHub. If their apps get certified and published on the Windows Phone Marketplace during the contest period which ends November 18, they can claim goodies like a brand new Windows Phone, certificate of acknowledgment from Microsoft and Windows Phone T-Shirts as well as USB flash drives.

HTML 5 and CSS3 Support in Visual Studio 2010 SP1


Microsoft released an update for visual studio 2010 to support HTML 5, CSS3. The update is known as Web Standards Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1and it is available to download as a Free update from Visual studio gallery. According to VS web developer Team blog this updates the HTML5 intellisense and validation to reflect the latest W3C specifications and fixes some bugs in the current SP1 support for HTML5. Also JavaScript intellisense it updated to reflect many of the new browser capabilities such as Geolocation and DOM storage. Finally, this update adds comprehensive CSS3 intellisense and validation based on the latest specifications from W3C.

This Update provides you intellisense and validation for most common HTML 5 features like:

  • Video & related tags
  • Audio & related tag
  • New input types like email, url, date etc.
  • Drag & Drop support
  • Accessibility standard WAI-ARIA
  • Microdata
  • & more SEO friendly goodness


This update supports intellisense and validation for most of the CSS3 modules including: 2D Transforms, 3D Transforms, Animations, Background & Borders, Basic Box Model, Basic UI, Behavior, Color, Flexible Box Layout, Fonts, Generated Content for Paged Media, Hyperlink Presentation, Line, Lists, Marquee, Media Queries, Multi Column, Namespaces, Paged Media, Presentations Levels, Ruby, Selectors, Speech, Syntax, Template Layout, Text, Transitions

you can Download this update at


Microsoft Tech Ed India 2011

Microsoft Tech·Ed 2011…
India’s biggest tech event!
Microsoft Tech·Ed. March 23-25 2011 in Bangalore.
For the 9th year running, Microsoft Tech·Ed-India has been the premier technical education and networking event for tech professionals interested in learning, connecting and exploring a broad set of current and soon-to-be released Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms and services.
The 3-day event will focus on high quality technical education, product evaluation and the Developer-Architect-IT Pro community. In addition to rendezvous with renowned speakers on their views & best practices or even Free Microsoft Certification*, here are some of the sessions and technologies that you as a developer, architect or IT professional will get to be a part of:
The Next Web using ASP.NET MVC & IIS
The latest Visual Studio Tools
Cloud services on Azure
Niche topics under Web, Middleware, Data & Cloud
Reducing project technical risk
Patterns and Practices to shrink design & dev cycles
IT Professionals
Denali release sneak peak
Unified IT management from a single console
Responding faster to front-line business needs
These are just some of the exciting new tracks packed into
3 days. Be there, learn more!
Event dates: 23 – 25 March, 2011.

Get a Free TechNet Subscription* or Virtualization Certification*. Register now!