March, 2009

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Steve Ballmer announced Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Not much said back then, but now we have some more information. Microsoft announced the developer strategy for the next generation of Windows® Phones (Windows …

I’m sure by now we all know what Photosynth is. Some of you have already played around with it too, I know we did! CNN News did too, creating a synth of Obama’s Inauguration from pictures the public emailed …

Just saw someone twitter about this, and seems to be true, although not sure how long this has been going on: when you sign out of Hotmail, instead of being taken to MSN.com, you are now taken to www.live.com

mixvegas Mix 09, Microsoft’s annual web developer conference held around this time in Las Vegas, is next week.  Last year we went down to listen to the Ray Ozzie keynote, and learn a bunch about the soon to be …

Ok, so this was actually live last week, but hey. James Senior blogged last week about Live ID Customisation last week, and also commented this week that LiveWIM have changed their Live ID Sign In page. This is actually a …

The Times Online reports today in an interview with Microsoft COO Kevin Turner that the door is still open to a search deal with Yahoo!:

In an interview with The Times, Kevin Turner, chief operating officer of Microsoft, extended

Last week’s Live Mesh Service Update fixed a number of problems, including one that crashed Macs shortly after startup (ooh, hate that!).  If you haven’t had the issue with your Mac, well it’s fixed now so you won’t have to …

Ok so we’re a little addicted to Twitter Search, but we’ve seen a bunch of tweets on not being able to check Hotmail on Safari.  There’s a fairly easy way to workaround the problem, so if you’re trying out Safari …

Kumo.com, the new iteration of Live Search, is supposed to be in “internal tests”, but apparently at least for a time last night it was live.  We picked up on a re-tweet of a tweet taken down (btw, why bother? …

We reported this week on a product planner’s attempt to get feedback, asking for ideas sent to an email address he established.  Well now he’s updated the post, after apparently being deluged with mail:

My original post below has

Nathan of the Photosynth Team created an Explore Map so you can see all geotagged synths. Sightseeing on a Map! Awesome, let’s have a look how this works.

When we go to the Explore Map, we start off with …

Another 55TB of map data and imagery has been released. This release contains Obliques (Bird’s Eye) for Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. For a full list of those, with images, please see Chris Pendleton’s post

The Live Mesh Team is releasing another Live Mesh update for Mac. Besides this update the Live Desktop will also be updated (at the time of writing this has not yet been updated). This release contains bug fixes as …

Cashback_5F00_48BA8657[1]Afraid to miss out on a Live Search Cashback offer? You won’t if you use the MSN Toolbar, which now contains a Cashback-offer-detecting mechanism. If there is Cashback available for the item you were searching for the icon on …

MyPhone_5F00_5F00_5F00_thumb_5F00_5F00_5F00_79C947FE1_5F00_1CCA7F72[1] The My Phone Team posted the following:

The My Phone service will be down for planned maintenance from 7 AM to 10 AM PDT on 4th March (check your local time for 7 AM PDT here). Going

The proper way to give Microsoft feedback isn’t always easy to find, especially when it’s an idea you have. In order to make this easier, Kent Compton, a product planner for Windows Live Essentials, created an email address for

Together with all the new buzz with the latest Live Search updates, we noticed Microsoft silently rebranded their Translator service from Windows Live to Live Search – although this rebrand is long overdue as Translator had been under the …

MyPhone_5F00_thumb_5F00_79C947FE[1]Two weeks after the launch of My Phone Beta, the team is letting us know on their blog that they are listening to your feedback. Well, we already knew they were as the sign in problems for certain accounts

A few days ago we just reported that FrameIt received the latest Wave 3 update and gave you a preview of what the new FrameIt Client PowerToy will look like. Today Windows Live FrameIt just got updated with Facebook integration …

Ina Fried at CNET not only has news and an email from Live Search Senior Vice President Satya Nadella on the much rumored but now soon to be internally released Kumo.com beta, but she has a screenshot as well:…