December, 2009

azurepics Microsoft announced today that Windows Azure and Windows Server will together become a new division in the Server and Tools Business: the Server and Cloud Division.  If it wasn’t clear before, Microsoft is heavily invested in “the cloud”, and this …

Looks like Google took the latest round in what’s becoming an entertaining game of one-upsmanship, announcing Google Goggles and real time results, but we’ve been spending too much time playing with Bing Maps to notice.  While we haven’t found any …

Last night at about 6:30 pm (Tom Warren of Neowin comments the actual downtime was between 6:24 and 7:10), after “a configuration change during some internal testing”, Bing was either unavailable or returned incomplete results.  According to the Bing Blog

Also announced yesterday is the Bing Bar. Another search/tool bar? Yes and no, it replaces the MSN Toolbar Beta. If you go to the MSN toolbar URL you get the following page:
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I’ve set it to en-ca here, …

Kara Swisher is liveblogging the Bing news event, but apparently she’s off in search of donuts, no wait, here’s something:

He kicks off the show with some stats and a main point: Microsoft’s search share has, as his first slide

One thing we’ve just noticed with the Bing home page is the addition of History.  History is not a new feature, but having it on the home page is.  And when you hover over any of the “explorer bar” features …

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In a “private news event” (ooh, MS is taking this Murdoch stuff seriously ;)  ), today at 10:00 am in San Francisco, Bing executives Satya Nadella, Harry Shum, Erik Jorgensen, and Brian MacDonald and others are set to “showcase and …

Today is a big day for Bing Maps. There’s lots of news coming out of this “private news event”, but from the looks of it the new Bing Maps Beta is the biggest of all.

Starting today …

Want your photo on Bing just like Jeremy? Now is your chance! Bing’s second photo contest just kicked off on Facebook.

image This time the team wants you to take pictures of your hometown: “hometown pride.” Your chance to …

Photosynth got a new release. The download of imagery when you zoom has been improved and there’s a new UI:
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1. The Controls – All controls are still there, in the middle we find a navigation disk.
2. View Control