June, 2008

Office Live Small Business reaches 1 million subscribers Office Live Small Business, the beta for small businesses to establish an online presence with a free website, domain name, and 100 email ad ...

June 30, 2008

Google Maps Street View “drive-bys” Microsoft and Live Maps A Google Maps Street View car was spotted on the Microsoft campus the other day, according to a post over on Gizmodo.  Apparently the “ ...

June 28, 2008

New version of FolderShare for Windows available A new version of FolderShare for Windows (there’s a Mac client available too, but that apparently hasn’t been updated as of yet) is now avai ...

June 27, 2008

Thanks Bill Today is Bill Gates’ last full day at Microsoft, as he transitions from Microsoft to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  I’ve had a ...

June 27, 2008

Microsoft launches new Windows Mobile homepage – $200m Free The People project starts Today Microsoft has launched an updated version of the Windows Mobile homepage over on Microsoft.com, powered by Silverlight. While not big ...

June 27, 2008

Microsoft plans acquisition of MobiComp: Portugese Mobile services company Microsoft has just announced that it plans to acquire MobiComp.  MobiComp is, according to the press release: …a company that helped pi ...

June 26, 2008

Don’t like the 20TB of new data in Virtual Earth? Submit your own! Another big data update over at Virtual Earth, over 20 TB, including Microsoft UltraCam images of Iowa City in drier times: (a more recent p ...

June 25, 2008

Back up and running Apologies for the downtime, we’ve been down the last 17 hours or so, due to problems at our webhost.  Pretty frustrating, really, and w ...

June 25, 2008

PhotoZoom and SLS get Silverlight 2 update Emil Protalinski just caught the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 update to Silverlight Streaming, which also effects the PhotoZoom service. For those o ...

June 25, 2008

Ozzie working on another secret cloud project – Bill Gates gets silenced As this is the week that Bill Gates retires from his day to day duties at Microsoft, there’s a whole bunch of coverage out there looking at ...

June 24, 2008

New i’m Initiative campaign to begin: 30 days of non-stop email and IM Microsoft has been having some good success with the (US only) i’m Initiative, having raised $1.5 million for charities, and at the same tim ...

June 24, 2008

Mashed08 – Are You Going? Last month we noted that the BBC and Microsoft will be running a UK Developer event taking place on June 21-22nd. Well, that time is upon us ...

June 20, 2008

Microsoft to roll-out Live Search Cashback to UK, then EMEA At the Cannes International Advertising Festival today, Microsoft has announced it plans to extend the new Live Search Cashback program to t ...

June 19, 2008

Live Maps gets a new header and other Live Search news Thanks to LiveSide member derviskemal for noticing that the Live Maps header has changed.  Here’s the new look: …and what we were seein ...

June 19, 2008

Live Mesh Gets Updated – No More UAC? (Updated with full changelog) Steve Clayton rightly points out that Live Mesh got an update during the night, which I’ve seen on my three PCs that are in my own Mesh. At ...

June 18, 2008

Windows Live Help Community is now gone too As I was trying to browse to Windows Live Help Community today, what turned up was not what I expected - Microsoft had silently removed the ...

June 17, 2008

The LiveSide List of Windows Live services: new and improved (?!) We’ve had a LiveSide list of Windows Live services in a couple of forms up for quite some time now, but truthfully we haven’t been faithful ...

June 17, 2008

Live Search in Europe: Microsoft announces plans to open a Search Technology Center Microsoft today announced plans at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival to invest in Live Search in Europe. A new Search Tech ...

June 17, 2008

Uploading videos using the Silverlight Streaming plug-in for Expression Encoder 2. This article gives a simple introduction to Silverlight Streaming that will allow you to turn your own video content into a Silverlight Stre ...

June 16, 2008

Microsoft stops Windows Live VOIP services from July Last year Microsoft announced that the existing VOIP partnership with Verizon would be terminating in 2008. Currently this service allows Wi ...

June 15, 2008