June, 2009

Hotmail users in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Japan, and Germany were already enjoying this feature: the possibility to add email accounts to their Windows Live Hotmail account, so they can read all their mail at one place. Starting today users in the US, Canada,

When we last came across a Microsoft Site Survey, it correctly gave us the new name for Morro – “Microsoft Security Essentials”, and we’re really beginning to like this new pipeline of information.  In a new survey, Microsoft asks about possible new names for a “suite of paid, …

In order to fulfill the ever growing demand of data centers (Online Live and Cloud services), Microsoft is opening two more mega data centers this July.

The first one to open (July 1st) is located in Dublin (Ireland) and is the first mega data center Microsoft has built …

Are you a webmaster, a publisher, a developer or maybe an advertiser? Now you can find everything Bing you need at the Bing Toolbox. BingToolbox  As you can see in the screenshot above (click to enlarge), you can submit your domain URL and sitemap to Bing directly. …

Joining Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft Money, and Encarta, MSN Web Messenger is slated to retire on June 30, 2009.  Its replacement, Windows Live Web Messenger, accessible through Hotmail, has been available for a couple of months now, and after June 30 will be the only way to access …

Over on the Live Mesh Team Blog the following just got announced:

Live Mesh for Windows 9.4014.7 has been released. It will automatically update. No action is required on your part. See the following sections for details, and thanks for using Live Mesh.

Version number

· Live Mesh

By all early accounts, and granted it is VERY early, Bing is doing well.  The buzz seems strong, the numbers are good, and if nothing else people are taking a look at Bing where they didn’t pay Live Search any mind at all.  But a couple of Bing …

If you thought let’s download Microsoft Security Essentials today, you are too late! Well, at least for now if you wanted the US-EN version: MSEfull We are not sure about the availability in Israel, the People’s Republic of China or Brazil but if not full already they surely will …

BBC The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) sure loves Bing Maps. They didn’t publish one, not two, not three but eleven Bing map applications so far!

There’s allsorts varying from an overview of the Berkshire Floods to an Irish Language Map and a request to save the sounds of

MSE_5F00_thumb_5F00_63FCB6FA[1] Microsoft Security Essentials (Morro) Beta is now available for download, as announced earlier.

However take note of the following:

  • The beta is only available to those in the US, Israel (English only), People’s Republic of China (Simplified Chinese only) or Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Downloads will be

Remember the Rookies? After the US and the UK, Japan has now entered the Rookies campaign. RookiesJapan The children in these series are the children of actual Microsoft Japan employees!

Enjoy!

Via Rob Margel

* (apologies to Raymond Chen)

Another day, and another A-List blogger “discovers” the “launch” of a Bing feature, which of course has been in Live Search for ages.  This time it’s Jason Calacanis, who posted news of the “launch” of XRank on Twitter, which has been …

The Deep Zoom Composer June 2009 Preview is now available for download. The Deep Zoom Composer now uses way less memory than it did before, so you can work with more images in your composition. Furthermore there are new ways to navigate, the possibility to link images to …

Charles Torre and Erik Meijer spent an hour talking to Bing Maps infrastructure architect Gur Kimchi for an episode of Expert to Expert on Channel 9, and crammed a lot of information and a few juicy tidbits into the session.

flightx According to Kimchi, the Bing Maps for …

WLCalendarL We read before that this would happen starting March already, but the following announcement appeared on windowslivewire:

It’s almost moving time! We’ve been busy getting Windows Live Calendar ready for when we move all MSN Calendar customers over to the new and improved service on Windows Live.

Some pretty cool Microsoft Silverlight uses emerged this week. The CMA came with a game called “Be This Close” and Photobucket released a Visual Search Tool that makes use of Silverlight and the Messenger Web Bar.

CMA, Be This Close Scavenger Hunt

The Country Music Association (CMA)

MSE Microsoft has taken the wraps off of its successor to the soon to be discontinued Windows Live OneCare, announcing today that Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), a free to download “superset” of Windows Defender will become available on June 23.  Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet …

Where we were wondering about what the release name of “Morro” will be before, it is now clear that “Morro” will be named Microsoft Security Essentials. New screenshots of a pre-beta build revealed this. So unless the people in Redmond change their mind, this is what …

In the coming months, Microsoft plans to significantly scale back Soapbox, the user generated video site hosted on MSN Video. In an interview on Tuesday, Microsoft Vice President Erik Jorgensen said Soapbox is one of the areas that Microsoft is pulling back on in the wake of …

Are you curious what “Morro” will look like? Neowin received some screenshots from an anonymous tipster. Note that these are screenshots of an already outdated version, according to Paul Thurrott. So yea, it will give you some indication but then again…lots can still change! It is also …