March, 2008

What will Jerry Yang do when Microsoft buys Yahoo!?: 5 questions on the eve of the acquisition Microsoft made a $44.6 billion offer to buy Yahoo! on February 1, 2008, and since then we've been waiting to see what happens next.  Wh ...

March 30, 2008

Save the Developers! Stop Using Internet Explorer 6 Because a large population is still using IE6 and web developers are struggling to get their sites IE6 compliant, Ron Goff and Kevin Thompso ...

March 28, 2008

Windows Live FolderShare Beta refreshed to fix a bunch of problems Less then two weeks after releasing the new Windows Live FolderShare Beta the team has dropped a refreshed build (14.0.1329.0317) on to ...

March 28, 2008

Microsoft releases public beta of Windows Search 4.0 Microsoft has just released a public beta of Windows Search 4.0, an update to the existing search technologies in Windows XP and Windows Vis ...

March 28, 2008

Changes to Windows Live Spaces There are a few changes to Windows Live Spaces based on feedback the team received.  Based on what we've heard from you, here's the lat ...

March 27, 2008

Virtual Earth Sites and Data Updates Virtual Earth Site for Business Decision Makers A few months ago the new Virtual Earth marketing site www.microsoft.com/virtualearth launche ...

March 27, 2008

Get Paid For Streaming With Silverlight? Remy has just blogged on the Silverlight Streaming blog on dev.live that you will soon be able to put advertising into your Silverlight Stre ...

March 27, 2008

Windows Live Hotmail backend update released While the Windows Live Hotmail team is working on interesting new features they dropped another build on their servers that mostly covers ba ...

March 27, 2008

Getting ready for Windows Live Wave 3 With Wave 2 now well behind us, the focus of our writing is now moving onto the next set of Windows Live products - Wave 3. Kip has already ...

March 27, 2008

Windows Mobile 6.1 to be released on April 1st? Pocket-lint has learnt from sources close to the matter that Microsoft will announce the much-rumoured refresh to its mobile phone operating ...

March 26, 2008

Task Market: a Microsoft Research Asia project While we wait for Microsoft to buy Yahoo!, and Wave 3 to begin, and now that Mix08 news is out, there's a little lull in Windows Live report ...

March 26, 2008

Microsoft partners with Facebook, Bebo, more to exchange contacts information securely using the Windows Live Contacts API In a blog post this morning, John Richards, Director of Windows Live Platform at Microsoft, announces a set of new partnerships signed by Mi ...

March 25, 2008

Its not all about search: Yahoo! and cloud computing Yahoo! announced today a new collaboration agreement with Computational Research Laboratories (CRL), which is owned by India's Tata Sons Lim ...

March 25, 2008

Windows Live Dev gets a makeover Having remained with the old "Flair" design since May 2007, Windows Live Dev finally gets a new look (http://dev.live.com). But do ...

March 24, 2008

A modular Windows 7? What it may mean for Windows Live Word seems to be filtering out about a move to a more modular core for Windows 7, with additional pieces layered on top.  Mary Jo Foley ...

March 24, 2008

How dumb can it get?: new MSN ad campaign Thanks to Todd Bishop of the Seattle PI (Why are these ads for MSN, Not Windows Live?) for taking a picture of the billboard I drove by toda ...

March 21, 2008

comScore US Search share numbers: Microsoft continues to spin wheels The US search share numbers are out for February from comScore, and the bottom line is that its more of the same for Microsoft and Live Sear ...

March 20, 2008

Virtual Earth at Mix08 with Silverlight and Seadragon One of the best things about Mix08 is that all the sessions are online, meaning if you don't go you can still educate yourself. The one I've ...

March 19, 2008

Yahoo! continues to stall: a quick recap The latest from Yahoo! was an SEC filing on March 18 recapping a  December 2007 financial plan presented to the board of directors desc ...

March 19, 2008

New Live Search SDK released Thanks to ActiveWin for finding this, a new Live Search SDK (version 1.1b, 3/15/08) with samples for Visual Studio 2005 is up and ready for ...

March 18, 2008