January, 2008

A new page on LiveSide: read our favorite blogs (and subscribe!) To celebrate attaining 6,000 RSS readers (it changes everyday, but we've been steadily climbing over the past months), today we're introduci ...

January 30, 2008

Ray Ozzie at Mix08 If  you took the time to check out our feed sampler you may have already noticed the news that Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect at M ...

January 30, 2008

Some thoughts on DataPortability.Org, (and data portability) Data portability is an idea long championed, and becoming more important all the time.  As we continue to load our online lives on to v ...

January 29, 2008

Wall Street Journal signs up with Microsoft for Contextual and Paid Search advertising Microsoft will become the exclusive third-party ad provider for the Wall Street Journal network of sites, including The Wall Street Journal ...

January 29, 2008

New Windows Live Community in China Our good friend PicturePan2 has been working hard on a new project, a new Windows Live Community in China.  I asked him to write up a p ...

January 27, 2008

Horizon & Windows Live Core – Microsoft registers domains for dogfood Its been almost a year since we first mentioned Windows Live Core, the project lead by Ray Ozzie to establish Microsoft's software as a serv ...

January 27, 2008

Microsoft reports 30% growth in revenue – Online Services with $1.1bn of costs in Q2 Microsoft just announced its financial results for the last quarter, with record figures being given for the company as a whole. Overall its ...

January 24, 2008

Insert IMMe Link Plugin In a recent post Angus Logan talks about adding someone else's online presence as a link in a blog entry when you're referring to them (it's ...

January 24, 2008

The Traffic Gadget is Back! OK, it's formally called the Live Search Maps gadget, but that's a mouthful so most people simply call it the "traffic gadget". Th ...

January 23, 2008

Anonymous MSBob reveals more on Windows 7 and Windows Live – Long Zheng Our friend Long Zheng, at istartedsomething, received an interesting and long comment on his Windows 7 post yesterday.  While of course ...

January 23, 2008

Microsoft to join DataPortability.org Word is filtering out this morning that Microsoft, along with recent additions Google, Facebook, and Plaxo, will be joining the DataPortabil ...

January 23, 2008

Windows 7 details emerge – look Software + Services Right now everyone is getting excited over the apparent distribution of early Windows 7 builds to external Microsoft partners. One poster ov ...

January 22, 2008

Comparing Search numbers Nielsen/Netratings just released its search share numbers for December 07, completing a year's worth of search numbers from each of the thre ...

January 22, 2008

Mr. Softie goes online – will “strong arm” business tactics work with Web 2.0? Fortune Magazine's blog post "The hard side of Mr. Softie", where some old school strong arm tactics are ascribed to Microsoft in ...

January 20, 2008

Microsoft to buy Limelight? asks Blodget According to Henry Blodget at Silicon Alley Insider, he's hearing more rumors that Microsoft is poised to buy Limelight Networks, a CDN (con ...

January 18, 2008

Mix08 on the radar You can tell how close a conference is getting by how frequent the talk about "swag" is. CES and Gizmodogate - done. Some other trade show h ...

January 17, 2008

.Net Framework 3.5 sourcecode now available As this affects (potentially) all aspects of development on the Microsoft .Net platform, whether it be adding plugings to Windows Live Write ...

January 17, 2008

Customize blog entry backgrounds in Spaces Our friend Dev Parikh of Hack MSN Spaces (congrats on the MVP award, Dev, well deserved!), along with Little Fish Big Pond, have put togethe ...

January 16, 2008

December search share numbers from Compete: more of the same The latest search share numbers are in from Compete.com, showing no significant changes, although Live Search is trending slightly upward, a ...

January 14, 2008

All Angus, All the Time: more from our favorite Microsoft Executive, this time on Eye-Fi Angus Logan, the Senior Technical Product Manager for Windows Live Platform, last year sent out some 30,000 emails.  If our inbox is an ...

January 10, 2008