February, 2009

It’s easy to forget sometimes (especially living 40 miles from Redmond, like I do) that the whole world doesn’t work, or live, quite the way you think it would from reading Techmeme headlines.  In a number of markets Windows Live …

Windows Mobile 6.5 demo:

  • Simple lock screen with clock, appointments, and notifications
  • Same IE engine for PC and phone
  • Full Flash support
  • All Windows phones will have Windows Start button
  • Start screen icons are configurable
  • New home screen

My Phone…

Innovation is important in this global economic downturn

Smartphones will soon comprise 50% of worldwide mobile phones

Windows is the single platform for PC and mobile

Today we’re calling them simply “Windows Phones”

Today we’re announcing 3 things:

  • Windows Mobile

One more for today, to round out our Windows Mobile/Windows Live coverage, this one thanks to a tweet from Loke Uei via Eileen Brown

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;)…

(all emphasis mine)

Just came across this job posting on HireDiversity.com for a Director of Brand Marketing for the Premium Mobile Experiences team (and no, we’re not looking for work – looking to avoid it, more like).  This “rare and …

Well that didn’t take long!  At just about 6pm pst this evening I got an email from Microsoft:

myphoneEmail

WooHoo!  Off to the download page, which sends a text message to the phone, and from there its a 557kb download.  At …

7 year old Alexa is quite a photographer.  In just a few moments she snaps some photos of her “fort”, creates a panoramic photo in Windows Live Photo Gallery, and somehow manages to get them all lined up vertically!  Either …

Monday February 16th at 3pm Central European Time (GMT +1), Steve Ballmer will conduct a press conference broadcast live via webcast from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and you can watch it here:

(Here’s the current Central European …

myphonelogo Official news of Microsoft My Phone won’t come until Steve Ballmer’s keynote at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but you can pre-register to get in on the beta of the new service now.  The service, code named “Skybox”, …

Outlook Live is the new name for an updated set of services under the [email protected] banner, offering free email services for students and now faculty and staff for educational institutions that sign up.  Aside from the name change, a number …

A new update to Windows Live Messenger Version 2009 (build 14.0.8064.0206) will be offered over the next month as an optional upgrade, according to the Inside Windows Live Messenger blog, or you can upgrade to the latest version now

The Photosynth experience has been improved. New features an improvements launched and even more are in the works. The team promises more Photosynth goodness in the coming weeks. We’ll be watching!

The features/improvements already launched are:

– Point Clouds

Today both the Windows Live Sync and the Windows Live Photos & Videos team blogs announced the news that the gallery sync feature in Windows Live Photo Gallery has been enabled for a limited number of people. Here’s the announcement:…

Legacy mail protocol POP3, which has gained some favor because it allows access to Hotmail accounts from Gmail and/or the iPhone, has now been rolled out to Brazil and US users, according to Ars Technica and numerous other reports.  This …

When the new Windows Live Photo Gallery Wave 3 beta was first released, we gave you a review of the new features and one of those was the ability to add plug-ins for the application. One of the first 3rd …

When Calendar was out of beta, we saw a couple of new features when it was released back in January. We also did mention that a new “Meeting invitations” feature will be coming soon to Calendar and Hotmail, finally showing …

A new version of Live Search Mobile appeared today, updating the build number from 4.0.12158.1, to 4.1.2029.1.  Aside from some slightly larger icons, and perhaps snappier performance, the guys over at WMExperts haven’t noticed much in the way of changes, …

In the latest Crispin Porter & Bogusky ad in their $300 million ad campaign, set to air Sunday night during the Grammy awards, 4 and a half year old Kylie uses Windows Live Photo Gallery to send a picture of …

Today the Hotmail team has finally announced the start of the roll out process for all users worldwide to the latest Wave 3 update of Hotmail and People.

The Hotmail team has been hard at work since our last release

Jonathan Kay is warning users not to change Windows Live ID right now. Reason: this feature has become unreliable and in general, your Messenger contact list will never be updated.

One feature you may not even be aware exists is