July, 2009

moodle Microsoft got some open source press yesterday when it submitted some 20,000 lines of device driver code to Linux, and today Microsoft is releasing a plug in for the open source classroom content management system Moodle.

Moodle, based …

Office for mac logoThe Office Live Workspace team blog just announced two exciting news for Mac users using Microsoft Office and Office Live Workspace. Firstly, Microsoft Document Connection for Mac was just released as part of Office 2008 for Mac SP2 to access …

As part of the new Wave 3 update, Windows Live Hotmail was announced back in 2008 to have “ever increasing storage” – according to the mailbox size at the end of each month. Some call it “unlimited storage”, but Microsoft …

microsoft-yahoo We haven’t been commenting much on the buzz surrounding Bing’s first month numbers, partly because we’ve grown a little tired of “woohoo a .4% increase” posts, partly because we’ve been stuck in the real world a bit this summer, …

In a post on the Popfly Team Blog the team just announced that Popfly, which never got out of beta, will be discontinued on August 24. PopflyStop

We want to thank everyone who registered for and used Popfly. We’ve been

BingTweetsWe already told you about a bit of Twitter in Bing, but the team took it a step further. They’ve partnered up with with Federated Media and Twitter to create BingTweets.

BingTweets fuses Bing search results with real …

Whilst we are playing with the Office 2010 Technical Preview, there is more news coming out of/to be announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference.

Windows Mobile Marketplace

The following will be announced regarding Windows Mobile Marketplace today:

1. …

Deep Zoom Composer has yet again been updated, this to coincide with the release of Expression Blend + SketchFlow RC and Silverlight 3.


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As always, please uninstall all existing versions of Deep Zoom Composer …

binglogo_5F00_5F00_5F00_thumb_5F00_5F00_5F00_01EE3C3B1_5F00_thumb_5F00_5495E40B[1] We’ve been keeping an eye on Bing and reported some statistics, as many blogs and news sites did, here too. So now, over one month after launch, how did Bing do?

The Bing Search Blog reports the following:…

microsoft-office At the Worldwide Partners Conference in New Orleans today, Microsoft announced a “major milestone and Technical Preview” for Office 2010, with “tens of thousands” of beta invitations to the technical preview going out beginning today (just received ours …

According to a report in the UK Telegraph, Microsoft is set to launch a new music service this month.  The new service “will offer users the chance to stream music for free and also download to own”.  According to …

Last week we reported that the full version of Bing will arrive in Australia, Canada, China, Japan and UK soon, today we see the beginning of this series of update. The Australian and Japanese version of Bing homepage had …

Even though Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow RC (not final), are already available for download since yesterday, Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 will be unveiled at a virtual launch event today!

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Currently if you go …

“Quick Add” has come to Windows Live Hotmail. Well, in Australia, Canada, China, India, US, and the UK that is…

With Hotmail’s quick add feature, now enhanced with Bing, you can easily search, find, and insert content from

MsftSQLAzure Microsoft is updating the branding for SQL Services and SQL Data Services. From now on SQL Services will be called Microsoft SQL Azure and SQL Data Services will be called Microsoft Azure Database:

This name change doesn’t reflect a

The latest release of Deep Zoom Composer contains a lot of new features, but how do they work? There is nothing in the documentation due to time constraints. Luckily Janete Perez has written some blog posts highlighting some of these …

A new laptop hunter add appeared. This time with Matt and Olivia who are looking for a laptop with a large screen, long battery life and the ability to share pictures for under $700.

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That rules out a Mac, …

Ars Technica is reporting that the full version of Bing will arrive in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and the UK “in the next few weeks”.  Emil Protalinski at Ars Technica does not provide any attribution or link to a source …

Siebe announced yesterday on the Messenger Developer blog that the UI Controls now available in over 40 languages!

Hello! Hallo! Guten Tag! Buenos días! Hola! Alo! Hallå!

It’s just a selection of some of the languages the UI controls are

Hebrew has just been added to the list of supported languages of Bing Translator. You can use it in the translator but also in the IE8 activity, with the widget, with the messenger bot, inside Office