October, 2008

In the latest test by Secunia, Windows Live OneCare ended up fifth, detecting only 1,67% of the exploits tested on. The test cases were a mix of three different kinds of exploits: Proof of Concept (PoC), GameOver PoC and …

The Photosynth blog has posted that they are one of 10 winners of the Popular Mechanics Magazine’s Top 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets of the Year. Photosynth was released in August and since then has won a lot of praise …

If you own a small business and want to show your customers how to get to you, you could of course screenshot some map and/or type out driving instructions. But why not make it easier on yourself? Use Multimap.com’s …

Today we saw an update to the new Live Search xRank, with its homepage having a major revamp:

xRank …

We’ve been hearing rumors of the closure of MSN Groups and its replacement by Windows Live Groups for years now, last having written about it almost exactly a year ago.  Now, however, in an email from Technical Support posted …

We already told you that Microsoft Released Silverlight 2, but along with that a new version of the Deep Zoom Composer has also been released.

Nothing new in this version besides reliability improvements and that it now works with …

A bit of marketing fluff, to be sure, but if you want to show off your inner geekiness, Windows Live Messenger is emailing users today with a download link to an “I’m a PC” theme.

ImaPC

ImaPC2

If you haven’t already …

Microsoft will release Silverlight 2 tomorrow. Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.

New features include:

.NET Framework support with

Via Mary-Jo Foley and Angus Logan we learn that Microsoft has just aired the site Live Services Jumpstart 2009 for their ‘secret training’ sessions ‘to explore the full breadth of the consumer components of … Live Services’. This 2-day training …

Today you will be prompted to update Live Mesh (I just got prompted myself), if you are logged in as admin or if you are on an account with admin rights. This update changes the Live Mesh Remote Desktop component …

Over the next couple days the Live Mesh Servers will undergo some maintenance. During this time you may experience Live Mesh service outages, including Live Mesh folders that are not synchronizing, or an inability to establish Live Mesh Remote …

Good to see the Windows Live Wire blog start to focus on Wave 3, this time with a good post by Eric Doerr on Windows Live Movie Maker.  If you’ve taken a look at Windows Live Movie Maker, you’ve …

Just in from Microsoft Research, a new tool for ranking, sorting, and sharing search results called URank.  URank, a research prototype developed at Microsoft Research by Emre Kiciman, Shuo Chen, and  intern Konstantin Mertsalov, with some help apparently …

The Virtual Earth JavaScript control is not small weighing in at 217KB when compressed in Version 6.2. When you require the rich experience of Virtual Earth this size is not an issue, the control is aimed at broadband users and …

Are you in one of those countries where Microsoft Virtual Earth didn’t have good imagery? Good news for you, and for all those who like to watch these countries with VE too of course and for VE in general. There’s …

The Virtual Earth JavaScript control has supported tile overlays for some time. A tile layer is set of 256px square images matching the Mercator projection of Virtual Earth. Tile layers are usually layered on top of Virtual Earth, the control …

Corrections

Before moving onto the next part of the Web Messenger User Control, I was running through the code I have developed so far and happened upon a couple of bugs, so this part of the Web Messenger User Control …

Mashable just spotted the new implementation of Live Search integrated into Facebook.  According to Mashable:

The implementation is fairly straightforward: in the search box on the top right of Facebook, which is also used for quick access to your

What does WorldWide Telescope have to do with Microsoft Virtual Earth?

Chris Pendleton explains:

… since Microsoft Virtual Earth is a part of that Microsoft Research project I thought it would interest some of you that we decided

Continuing our series on the Web Messenger control we will take a look at a couple of more API calls you can make and give your control added functionality.

Going back to our class there are another couple of properties …