Book Business Travel in less than Three Minutes with Tripware


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Tripware, today’s BizSpark startup of the day, makes a Microsoft Outlook plugin that allows you to securely book travel/trips directly from Outlook and inserts your intinerary details into an Outlook appointment. Taking into account your travel preferences, including preferred airline, hotel and car rental providers, Tripware prices out several trip packages and lets you view their details and book a package within Outlook, all in a matter of minutes.

For more information on the Tripware plugin, including featuresdemos, news, and to download the plugin, visit their website.

Free ZoneAlarm Pro firewall + anti-spyware + ID protection on Tues, Nov. 18th


CheckPoint Software: http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/sum/index.html

Text from PCMag: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2334774,00.asp

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, Check Point Software will offer the ZoneAlarm Pro software package for free for 24 hours, in celebration of Check Point’s 15th anniversary, a company spokeswoman said Friday.

ZoneAlarm Pro, which contains a firewall, antispyware, and ID protection service (including credit monitoring) normally costs $39.95. The download location for the free ZoneAlarm Pro package will go live just after midnight on Tuesday morning.

The free offer includes a one year’s subscription. Check Point charges the price of the software ($39.95) for a year’s subscription.

“This is in celebration of Check Point celebrating its 15th anniversary when it created Firewall-1 for the enterprise,” the Check Point representative said.

In honor of the birthday celebration, customers will be able to access additional details at Check Point’s Innovation Store, including a 50-percent deal on the Aerovation Checkpoint Friendly laptop bag.

Note: ZoneAlarm only runs on 32-bit WinXP or Vista, so those with 64-bit operating systems are out of luck on this offer.

Microsoft – Joint Launch of Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System


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Today, Tuesday, January 30, 2007 marks the joint launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. According to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corporation Chief Executive Officer, this is the most significant product launch in company history and the first simultaneous release of Microsoft’s flagship products since the joint launch of the Windows® 95 operating system and Office 95 more than a decade ago.

The word “Wow” plays a big role in Microsoft’s marketing campaign for its new operating system. “This ‘Wow’ thing is a great way of describing what we’ve got here,” Microsoft’s chairman told The Associated Press on the day before Windows Vista’s launch. More than five years in the making, Windows Vista was released for business customers November 30, but the new Windows operating system’s unveiling for consumer buyers is being released for consumers, today, Tuesday, January 30, 2007 around the world.

For more information, check out http://www.windowsvista.com and http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview

Microsoft’s Zune lanches today!


Today is the day!

Retailing at $249.99, the Zune will be available today at nearly 30,000 US retailers, making it the most widely available Microsoft product ever.

Available in a secletion of black, white or brown, the 30GB digital media player will come equipped with wireless functionality for Zune-to-Zune sharing of select music, pictures and home recordings.

It features a 3 inch LCD video screen that works in portrait or landscape mode to display pictures and videos, and a built-in FM tuner.

For more information on the Zune, click here.