April, 2009

Have you noticed any problems with Windows Live Calendar, with Birthday Calendars in particular? They should be fixed now, the team posted the following message:

We’ve just finished updating Live Calendar to fix up some of the problematic

image Today is Earth Day, a day designated nearly 40 years ago to inspire awareness of and appreciation for our environment. But it isn’t easy to be green, according to this study from MSN. Nearly 70 percent of people …

All this business about what the new name for Live Search might be has a lot of blog writers and journalists turning over all kinds of rocks, including lots of fun with TESS, the US Patent and Trademark Office’s …

fpcomplete_thumb[1] Yes, we’ve been waiting for this! In the next few days, 20 new feed partners will be added to Windows Live, so you can add all your activities on for example Facebook, Digg, Last.fm, SmugMug, and …

Web IM is coming to Hotmail. It became available to users in France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the UK last month and starting today it will roll out to Brazil, Canada, China

Last time we told you about the new Windows Live Hotmail Mobile beta. Yesterday the team on Windows Live Wire announced that the new Windows Live Hotmail for mobile is now final! Together with the announcement, the team also …

AT&TfammapWorried about your child’s whereabouts when he/she isn’t at home? AT&T just launched a service, called FamilyMap, that allows you to follow your child in real time via his/her mobile phone (yep, it does require your child to have …

Just two days ago, we were wondering if the Deep Zoom Composer will be updated for use with DeepZoomPix, as it previously supported uploading to PhotoZoom. Wonder no more! It has indeed been updated and you can download it, …

spacecraft From the News of the Weird Department, the team that makes the blogging software for Microsoft, Windows Live Spaces, has decided to shut down their, umm, blog.  Posts on The Space Craft and Windows Live Wire announced on Friday …

Vmessages The Windows Live Video Messages team just announced on their blog that their website will get an update in two weeks. Included in this update will be a change in the header to match the rest of the Windows …

Untitled-2 Microsoft Live Labs, the teams that brought us many exciting new technologies such as Photosynth, Seadragon (DeepZoom), Deepfish, Listas, Volta, Thumbtack and many more, had recently underwent a major re-organisation. Contrary to recent rumours

At Mix 09, the Microsoft Translator team announced a new web page widget, built on top of a new AJAX API, and put up a sign up sheet for anyone who was interested in trying it out.  We …

Did you spend a lot of time creating your PhotoZoom albums, as I have? Then take note of the following:

PhotoZoom is now DeepZoomPix!

PhotoZoom got released in March 2008 and can be seen as the initial incarnation …

With all the rumors flying around this week, Its been difficult to discern the fact from the fan-fiction. To help clear up some of this fog, me and  Sean Bradford over at neowin.net decided to put our facts together. We

I don’t know about you, but my head is spinning from all this Zune news. Well the buzz from the leaks may be deafening, the silence from Microsoft is positively ear shattering.

Trying to keep something under wraps in this …

Live Search cashback, the program that pays US users of Live Search to purchase certain products after conducting Live Searches for them, has been integrated into Live Search Products, according to a blog post on the Live Search team blog

The SkyDrive Team Blog has just posted about an update they are rolling out. The main changes to come are sorting your files how you want them, and viewing pictures of your friends who have been tagged (using WL

zunelogo Hot on the heels of Twitter as a source of breaking news, we’re getting a lot of good stuff lately from ad agency watchers like Ad Age and Ad Week.  The latest comes from an Ad Week article reporting on

Windows Live Sync, the file sharing/synchronization program formerly known as FolderShare, updated their web component today to be more in line with the rest of the Windows Live Wave 3 properties.  The new simple interface has been upgraded from the …

In its first ad campaign to simultaneously combine Internet, mobile, and video game ads, Microsoft beat out Google’s YouTube and Yahoo! for an ad deal with Discovery Communications, Inc. to promote the upcoming 5th season of “The Deadliest Catch”, according