May, 2008

We notified you about the changes Microsoft planned for accessing Hotmail with Outlook Express, the disabling of the DAV protocol. The transition deadline has now been postponed:

Recently, many customers received notification regarding Microsoft’s plan to disable the DAV

What do you get when you combine Disney with Virtual Earth, Twitter and Flickr? You get Twisney! Chris Pendleton, VE Tech Evangelist, writes the following on his blog:

Here’s a unique mashup – Twisney – Virtual Earth, Twitter

I’m sure you know about the I’m Initiative for Windows  Live Messenger, but now you can also help out by sending mail with Windows Live Hotmail!

What is the i’m Initiative?

The i’m Initiative is a Microsoft program where

Seems like every time the new-look Live Search Home Page was tested, we happened to be online and caught it, but now the new look is here to stay.  If you don’t already see it at www.live.com you will soon.…

Given Long Zheng’s passion for Microsoft promo videos, I thought it only fitting that we pay tribute and post about the Live Mesh one that has appeared on YouTube from the Web2.0 Expo. While I can’t offer high-res stills …

While Live Mesh is not nearly feature complete, not even in beta until later in the year, there are some features that would be really helpful, like knowing how far along a synch to the cloud has progressed.  Currently there …

Yahoo! has responded to the Microsoft announcement that it has withdrawn its bid and will not pursue a proxy takeover attempt:

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Roy Bostock, Chairman of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet

Microsoft just walked away from its proposed acquisition of Yahoo!, ending 3 months of speculation on what would ultimately happen.  While I have been generally supportive of the Yahoo! deal,  I was skeptical of the thought of a long protracted …

Microsoft has withdrawn its offer to acquire Yahoo!, according to a press released issued at 5pm PDT today.

Here is the full text of the letter from Steve Ballmer to Jerry Yang:

May 3, 2008

Mr. Jerry Yang
CEO and …

The Space Craft, blog of the Windows Live Spaces team, just announced a minor upgrade to Spaces: you can now include the Messenger IM control and SkyDrive files in the Custom HTML module using embed codes.  Some back end changes …

Today Microsoft launched their Oblique images called Bird’s Eye for Australia and Canada. This was part of a 22 TB update for April, full details can be found here. There are some amazing images to be seen.

Sydney

Four major …

In this Part we will take a closer look at the Notifier and Remote Desktop.

Notifier

The Notifier is shown on the Live Desktop and on your device, if you installed the software. It shows up when you hover over …