2011

Facebook launches Messenger for Windows Facebook today launched its own stand-alone Windows 7 only client for Facebook chat, Facebook Messenger for Windows (download link). After a ...

December 29, 2011

Is the Windows Phone story “starting to come together”? Microsoft and Windows Phone have taken center stage this week, admittedly during one of the slowest tech news weeks of the year, as quite a ...

December 28, 2011

So, just what IS the problem with Windows Phone? Charlie Kindel (who left Microsoft earlier this year after 21 years, most recently as a Windows Phone General Manager), posted today on an “ ...

December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays from LiveSide! Posting will be light for the next week, as we enjoy the holidays (and the fact that Redmond is a ghost town), work on some new years wishli ...

December 24, 2011

Can Microsoft and Nokia win in indoor location services? We’re just beginning to see a new generation of services appear that will take advantage of the rapid consumer move to smartphone technology ...

December 22, 2011

SkyDrive simple, app-centric sharing (more complex than you think!) Last month SkyDrive made some basic changes to the way sharing is accomplished: allowing single files within a folder to be shared, allowing ...

December 22, 2011

Microsoft’s last CES keynote will be a wrap up, “no significant news” says Engadget Engadget reached out to Microsoft for reaction to the news this morning that this year’s CES would be its last, and received some interestin ...

December 21, 2011

Microsoft pulls out of CES for 2013 Ending a long run of CES keynotes, and confirming one of Mary Jo Foley’s “wild rumors”, Microsoft, through an Official Microsoft Blog post b ...

December 21, 2011

Is Windows Phone moving to the Windows org? Today, in a blog post she called “As the Microsoft Windows Phone org churns”, while noting the transfer of Windows Phone GM Matt Bencke to X ...

December 20, 2011

Questions and Requests: SkyDrive response Microsoft has provided me with a response to some of the questions and requests people had for the SkyDrive team. As it turns out I didn’t e ...

December 19, 2011

Microsoft, Silver Lake partnership reworking its Yahoo! bid, says Reuters According to an article posted late last night on Reuters, a partnership of investors, including Microsoft and Silver Lake Partners, is rewo ...

December 17, 2011

Hell: Frozen over–iJustine prefers Bing to Siri on iPhone iJustine, the self professed Apple fangirl and internet personality, just tweeted out to her almost 1.4 million Twitter followers something ...

December 15, 2011

The new Hotmail is here. Questions? Ask #HotmailQnA on Twitter Many of our readers noticed that they have been being updated to the New Hotmail, with "flags done right", "schedule cleanup" and more, in t ...

December 15, 2011

Does SkyDrive’s “move” dialogue box point to future storage locations? I was using SkyDrive earlier and decided that I should probably tidy it up now it’s so easy to move folders around following the most recent ...

December 15, 2011

Are you on the new Hotmail? Back in early October, we flew down to San Francisco to learn a bit more about some improvements both to the functionality of and the thinki ...

December 14, 2011

Microsoft details its plans for identity protection on Windows 8 Today Steven Sinofsky published another post about Windows 8 this time discussing how Microsoft is planning to tackle identity protection on ...

December 14, 2011

Can you build a better Messenger? Live Connect moves towards open standards Today on the Inside Windows Live blog, Dare Obasanjo lays out the current Microsoft story for open standards support on the Live Connect Pla ...

December 14, 2011

It’s official: Nokia 710 to launch in US, on Jan. 11th, for $49.99 Squarely positioning itself to appeal to the “150 million Americans who do not yet have a smartphone”, T-Mobile is set to announce that the ...

December 14, 2011

It’s here! Windows Phone SkyDrive app is now live This morning, Microsoft announced new SkyDrive apps for both Windows Phone and iPhone, the only problem being that the Windows Phone version ...

December 13, 2011

Tom Warren moves to the Verge Congratulations are in order today as Tom Warren, long of Neowin.net and founder of Winrumors.com announced on Winrumors that he will be mov ...

December 13, 2011