2008

According to Henry Blodget at Silicon Alley Insider, he’s hearing more rumors that Microsoft is poised to buy Limelight Networks, a CDN (content delivery network) from which Microsoft recently licensed technology, apparently to build their own …

You can tell how close a conference is getting by how frequent the talk about “swag” is. CES and Gizmodogate – done. Some other trade show happening this week that nobody everybody is talking about – done. Next up on our …

As this affects (potentially) all aspects of development on the Microsoft .Net platform, whether it be adding plugings to Windows Live Writer, writing your own websites incorporating many of the Windows Live API’s that have been published or maybe writing …

Our friend Dev Parikh of Hack MSN Spaces (congrats on the MVP award, Dev, well deserved!), along with Little Fish Big Pond, have put together a nice set of backgrounds for individual blog posts that you can download, add …

The latest search share numbers are in from Compete.com, showing no significant changes, although Live Search is trending slightly upward, and actually showed some gains in volume of searches.

MSN/Live continued the good fight in December and actually outpaced

Angus Logan, the Senior Technical Product Manager for Windows Live Platform, last year sent out some 30,000 emails.  If our inbox is any indication, he’s looking to beat that record by a large margin this year.  However, and …

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 …