2009

Microsoft combines Azure and Windows Server orgs: “Server and Cloud Division” Microsoft announced today that Windows Azure and Windows Server will together become a new division in the Server and Tools Business: the Se ...

December 8, 2009

Fun with Bing Maps: Tweeting on the Road, Bing in Japan, more Looks like Google took the latest round in what’s becoming an entertaining game of one-upsmanship, announcing Google Goggles and real ...

December 7, 2009

Bing goes down (and people notice!) Last night at about 6:30 pm (Tom Warren of Neowin comments the actual downtime was between 6:24 and 7:10), after “a configuration change dur ...

December 4, 2009

The Bing Bar Also announced yesterday is the Bing Bar. Another search/tool bar? Yes and no, it replaces the MSN Toolbar Beta. If you go to the MSN toolba ...

December 3, 2009

We’re gathering up Bing info from wherever we can Kara Swisher is liveblogging the Bing news event, but apparently she’s off in search of donuts, no wait, here’s something: He kicks off the ...

December 2, 2009

New on the Bing home page: History, mouse hover links One thing we’ve just noticed with the Bing home page is the addition of History.  History is not a new feature, but having it on the ho ...

December 2, 2009

Bing execs to show new features today In a “private news event” (ooh, MS is taking this Murdoch stuff seriously ;)  ), today at 10:00 am in San Francisco, Bing e ...

December 2, 2009

Bing Maps: Silverlight, Enhanced Bird’s Eye, Streetside, Photosynth….WOW! Today is a big day for Bing Maps. There’s lots of news coming out of this “private news event”, but from the looks of it t ...

December 2, 2009

Home Sweet Homepage photo contest Want your photo on Bing just like Jeremy? Now is your chance! Bing’s second photo contest just kicked off on Facebook. This time the team wa ...

December 1, 2009

Photosynth: New release and new UI Photosynth got a new release. The download of imagery when you zoom has been improved and there’s a new UI: 1. The Controls – All controls a ...

December 1, 2009

Creating the Microsoft Executive Pivot (we play, and you can too) We’ve been giving away Live Labs Pivot codes (and yes, we have more to share later on in this post), but after returning from PDC and ...

November 29, 2009

The Climate Mystery – A Bing Maps Game for Thanksgiving Feel like doing something else on Thanksgiving than playing Pictionary, Risk or Trivial Pursuit? Chris Pendleton suggests the following: Ins ...

November 26, 2009

Eye On Earth (Europe) Wondering about the water quality, maybe not so important now unless you like a very very cold swim but well.., or the air quality in your c ...

November 25, 2009

Windows Live at PDC: Live Framework Calendar sync coming? Last Thursday we attended the only Windows Live PDC session, entitled “The Audience API: Live Framework Present and Future”, pre ...

November 23, 2009

Microsoft, Bing, and Murdoch: The Annoyance Factor A story in Sunday’s Financial Times is reporting that Microsoft and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. have been holding preliminary ta ...

November 23, 2009

A Bing boycott? Why not boycott China? Yesterday in a blog post, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof called for a boycott of Bing, because of the way it handles Chinese char ...

November 21, 2009

Windows Live Essentials & Services Book For everyone who wants to get the most out of Windows Live: The Windows Live Essentials and Services Book. This book by MVP Brad Jones and M ...

November 20, 2009

Bing Maps China updated Bing Maps China has updated their site with tons of new data and some new features: Yellow Pages – Over 8 million yellow page listings are n ...

November 20, 2009

Bing begins showing “latest posts” One sure fire way to get a new feature noticed is to attach it to TechCrunch, and indeed TC noticed a new Bing feature yesterday that appear ...

November 19, 2009

PDC 2009: Day 2 announcements Now the liveblogging is over, let’s take a look at what was announced today. Silverlight A whole lot was said about Microsoft Silverlight, g ...

November 18, 2009