February, 2011

Digital Artist creates (very cool) Windows Phone ad concept Brandon Foy, a post-graduate intern at Full Sail University in Florida, has created a website and posted his concept video ad, titled “We Lo ...

February 28, 2011

MVP Summit, SxSWi, Mix 2011: the LiveSide event planner We’ve been trying to keep our Windows Live Calendar current with upcoming events, and it’s definitely filling up as we head into spring. Fir ...

February 27, 2011

Google Cloud Connect? Meh, says Microsoft Google announced Cloud Connect this week, a free plugin for Microsoft Office that allows users to sync, edit and store Microsoft Documents i ...

February 26, 2011

A Live Mesh beta deadpool reminder An email reminder was sent out today by Windows Live to Live Mesh beta participants, reminding them that the beta will be completely shut do ...

February 25, 2011

Bing brings Price Predictors to the search box Bing already provides quick price predictions for some major US markets using its Farecast technology, but today they’re introducing an even ...

February 25, 2011

New Samsung Focus ad: What if? What if, indeed.  What if Microsoft and its partners started showing off some of the cool and unique features of Windows Phone, instead of a ...

February 25, 2011

Bing rolls out Facebook Like results for all US users In a blog post today, The Bing Team has announced that Facebook Like results for any of the URLs returned by the Bing algorithmic search res ...

February 24, 2011

Windows Phone: does your phone update faster? Our friend Tom Warren at WinRumors.com has been busy scouring the interwebs for Windows Phone news, with updated information on some Windows ...

February 22, 2011

Bing Tiles update and clarification: they’re not “sponsored” Just received some new information about Bing Tiles, coming from a Microsoft spokesperson, and they were kind enough to send over some scree ...

February 21, 2011

Windows Live Spaces to close March 16th, remember? The Windows Live Team sent out an email reminder today that Windows Live Spaces will be closing for good on March 16th.  The timing has been ...

February 21, 2011

Windows Phone Update #1: not without problems For the first time, an update for Windows Phone is being gradually pushed out to users beginning today.  The update doesn’t do much except “ ...

February 21, 2011

Chat with your Facebook friends via Hotmail: now available worldwide Microsoft announced today that “Facebook chat is available to Hotmail customers worldwide, wherever Facebook is available”.  Hotmail be ...

February 21, 2011

First (of many!) Windows Phone updates coming today (no it’s not copy/paste) The first Windows Phone update is going to be pushed out to WP7 users beginning today, according to a blog post on the Windows Phone blog: S ...

February 21, 2011

More IE mystery! What’s Dev:unplugged? The sharp eyes of Robert McLaws have just spotted a new page on IE9’s website www.beautyoftheweb.com: a teaser for something (epic! – oooh!) ...

February 19, 2011

Zune HD coming to Canada Travis Pope, who runs ZuneSpring.com and is a Zune MVP, picked up on an announcement on the Zune Insider podcast from yesterday: Zune HD is ...

February 19, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 holds special press event on March 14 – final build coming soon? Microsoft just released the Release Candidate (RC) build of their upcoming Internet Explorer 9 on February 10, their official team blog is a ...

February 19, 2011

Bing Tiles: 45 Content Providers bringing sponsored “tiles” to organic search results, coming soon Bing is in testing to begin a wider launch for Bing Tiles, which will be interactive icons placed next to “authoritative” links in organic s ...

February 18, 2011

Free webcast for map developers Bing Maps developers will discuss Bing Maps' latest features and development tips and tricks in a free 40 minute webcast at 8 a.m. PST/11 a. ...

February 18, 2011

New from Bing: sponsored tiles, and what’s “Azure on the Go?” We just got done watching a “Whiteboard Friday” video segment from SEO software maker SEOmoz, with CEO Rand Fishkin in a lighthearted half h ...

February 17, 2011

Bing Bar: Quick first impressions: Can we learn to love a toolbar? Bing just released their new-version toolbar that they’re calling the Bing Bar, and as usual, even before installing it, as with any toolbar ...

February 17, 2011