March, 2008

As of this evening users of Windows Live Messenger in France have a new Activity at their disposal, Messenger TV. Messenger TV brings Video to Messenger. It offers a daily selection of the best of MSN Video (France), which …

Update: Live Mesh is a product that has seen numerous updates during the year so far. Check out the launch, our sequence of 3 detailed reviews, our interview with David Treadwell, get invites or view the most

A few days ago Kip posted about a temporary update to Live Search, with the new thin UI. Well the new version is back for the moment, so I thought I’d take the chance to highlight it again in …

According to some new numbers included in an email from Nielsen Online today, Windows Live Spaces, never a big player in the US market for social networking tools, lost significant ground over the past year.

Nielsen Online provides February’s top

Hopefully you will have read and followed the code from the first part of this article. The first part covered most of base functionality including how to sign in, get the users details and get their contact list. What is …

The Windows Live team have been busy over the past few months and recently launched the Windows Live Messenger APIs. This is basically split over three parts, the IM Control, the Windows Live Presence API and the Windows Live

Microsoft executive Joanne Bradford (Corporate Vice President, chief Media Officer, MSN), is leaving Microsoft to join Spot Runner Inc.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Spot Runner develops technology solutions that revolutionize the way advertising is created, targeted, bought and sold. The …

Our friends at LiveSino.net, through their new Windows Live Community forums and in association with MSN China, are running a competition:

Hello again, I am Picturepan2 Yan. I would like to announce a Competition now – there’s a new competition

UPDATE #2: Looks like this must have been just a test, as the new UI isn’t available anymore.  Since it only worked in IE7, and not IE8 or Firefox, probably a good indication that there’s still work left to do.…

You’ve heard me stress in the past the importance of writing good JavaScript, especially when it comes to the complex code that makeup a Windows Vista Sidebar gadget. You’ve also heard me preach that you should always lint your code

In case you haven’t been following the Microsoft PR Mix08 tour bus, here’s the numerous stops they’ve been making on the subject of Ray Ozzie and Mesh:

The Windows Live FolderShare team blog has today announced a new FolderShare. So what’s new with it? Well…. Not much! In fact, I could say the update includes the following:

• A new website designed to makes managing your

This one has been in my list to post for a few days now, unfortunately Mix 08 kinda got in the way. At the Microsoft CIO Summit that took place early last week, the new Surface computer/table was shown off. …

We’ve been down for the last 20 hours or so – some kind of a hardware problem with our dedicated server – fixed now.  And yes we paid the bills ;)

Some interesting stuff around the interwebs about Ray Ozzie, …

Here’s a few items in the comments to the PhotoZoom post that I figured were worth highlighting for those lazy RSS readers (yes me included):

  • Matt Augstine from the PhotoZoom team has given some info about how the service works,

Microsoft is betting heavily on Software + Services, the concept that all the power of the desktop will not go away when services are introduced, rather that storage and computing power, local to the user, will continue to play a …

This just up over on the VisitMix blog:

"During Wednesday’s keynote, Ray Ozzie mentioned an exciting offering that we will be making available in the near future through an invitation only Technology Preview program.  Click here to log-in to

kipatmix I’m not a road warrior.  I’ve attended three Butterfly Tours, two MVP Summits, two Gnomedexes, and some various one day events (mostly in Redmond), but this is the first big tech conference I’ve attended outside of Seattle.  Just to get …

Yesterday we talked about how the new Silverlight 2 beta announced at Mix 08 contains zooming technology based on SeaDragon and Photosynth, aptly called Deep Zoom.

While there is the Deep Zoom Composer for those who want to make …

So today at Mix08 Ray Ozzie went back to basics. If you compare the headings of his speech to that of his famous memo, there is a lot of common ground. So if you’re an exec, how do you …