January, 2008

officelivechanges

The Office Live team has just announced an number of improvements coming soon to all three flavors of Office Live: Basic, Essentials, and Premium.  "The upgrade process began January 5th and will last four to six weeks", according to the …

Hey there’s a new posting on the Windows Live QnA blog!  Except for one post with just a picture of a heart in October, there hasn’t been a post since August of last year.  Anyway, The post introduces "new" …

After today’s reports by users on MoDaCo that Windows Mobile and Symbian users were all seeing notifications informing them to sign up to a trial period for Windows Live Mobile Messenger, we’ve received a statement back from Microsoft after our …

Users of the free Windows Live Messenger client available on Windows Mobile got a shock today when they tried to log in, a notice saying “Starting today, your 30 day trial period begins”. Uh oh! So far this relates to Windows Mobile …

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Microsoft announced today plans to acquire Norwegian enterprise search leader FAST for about $1.2 billion US dollars cash, or a 42% premium on the company’s current price on the Norwegian stock market.  FAST is a leader in the enterprise search …

For those who missed the CES 2008 keynote, Bill Gates’ last, you didn’t miss much in respect to Windows Live. Nathan Weinberg liveblogged it, with the main appearance being a demo Windows Live Calendar, Events, Photo Gallery and Spaces. …

We don’t cover Xbox Live enough here on LiveSide, but we’ve been following the news of some problems in accessing Xbox Live over the holidays.  In a nutshell, apparently Xbox Live couldn’t keep up with unprecedented traffic, and connections have …

So suddenly out of nowhere a discussion has blown up about how Microsoft is charging its MSN Premium users for services that are being made available for free to other users*. As Ina Friend points out, a large number of users …