October, 2008

Microsoft Not Happy With Test Results OneCare, Questions Secunia’s Testing Method In the latest test by Secunia, Windows Live OneCare ended up fifth, detecting only 1,67% of the exploits tested on. The test cases were a mi ...

October 17, 2008

Photosynth Wins Breakthrough Award The Photosynth blog has posted that they are one of 10 winners of the Popular Mechanics Magazine’s Top 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets of the Year ...

October 16, 2008

Virtual Earth: Get A MultiMap Map On Your Site For Free! If you own a small business and want to show your customers how to get to you, you could of course screenshot some map and/or type out drivi ...

October 16, 2008

Live Search xRank Updated Today we saw an update to the new Live Search xRank, with its homepage having a major revamp:   The official team blog have posted an e ...

October 16, 2008

MSN Groups to Close: Windows Live Groups to begin Nov. 17 We’ve been hearing rumors of the closure of MSN Groups and its replacement by Windows Live Groups for years now, last having written a ...

October 15, 2008

Deep Zoom Composer And PhotoZoom Site Updated For Silverlight 2 We already told you that Microsoft Released Silverlight 2, but along with that a new version of the Deep Zoom Composer has also been release ...

October 15, 2008

Are you a PC? New Messenger Theme A bit of marketing fluff, to be sure, but if you want to show off your inner geekiness, Windows Live Messenger is emailing users today with ...

October 14, 2008

Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2 On Tuesday, Oct. 14 Microsoft will release Silverlight 2 tomorrow. Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delive ...

October 13, 2008

Live Services Jumpstart 2009 Via Mary-Jo Foley and Angus Logan we learn that Microsoft has just aired the site Live Services Jumpstart 2009 for their ‘secret train ...

October 11, 2008

Live Mesh: Live Mesh Remote Desktop Hot Fix! Today you will be prompted to update Live Mesh (I just got prompted myself), if you are logged in as admin or if you are on an account ...

October 10, 2008

Live Mesh: Server Maintenance Over the next couple days the Live Mesh Servers will undergo some maintenance. During this time you may experience Live Mesh service outages ...

October 9, 2008

Windows Live Movie Maker starts from scratch, plans big Good to see the Windows Live Wire blog start to focus on Wave 3, this time with a good post by Eric Doerr on Windows Live Movie Maker.  ...

October 9, 2008

New from MS Research: URank – “Search Gets Organized” Just in from Microsoft Research, a new tool for ranking, sorting, and sharing search results called URank.  URank, a research prototype ...

October 9, 2008

Load Virtual Earth on Demand The Virtual Earth JavaScript control is not small weighing in at 217KB when compressed in Version 6.2. When you require the rich experience ...

October 8, 2008

Virtual Earth: Partnership With DigitalGlobe Results In Worldwide Imagery Improvement Are you in one of those countries where Microsoft Virtual Earth didn’t have good imagery? Good news for you, and for all those who lik ...

October 8, 2008

Bring your own Tile Provider to Virtual Earth, OpenStreetMap The Virtual Earth JavaScript control has supported tile overlays for some time. A tile layer is set of 256px square images matching the Merc ...

October 8, 2008

Creating a Web Messenger control from Scratch – Part 7 Corrections Before moving onto the next part of the Web Messenger User Control, I was running through the code I have developed so far and h ...

October 7, 2008

Live Search comes to Facebook with custom search page Mashable just spotted the new implementation of Live Search integrated into Facebook.  According to Mashable: The implementation is fai ...

October 7, 2008

WorldWide Telescope Stars In Virtual Earth What does WorldWide Telescope have to do with Microsoft Virtual Earth? Chris Pendleton explains: … since Microsoft Virtual Earth is a part o ...

October 7, 2008

Creating a Web Messenger control from Scratch – Part 6 Continuing our series on the Web Messenger control we will take a look at a couple of more API calls you can make and give your control adde ...

October 6, 2008