2009

Here we go!  Live blog day 2!…

Thanks to Sunshine for recapping the PDC day one keynotes, our second day of keynotes, and liveblogging, is set to begin in a few hours.  At this PDC, to be sure, there’s not a lot of Windows Live news, or …

The transcript of yesterdays keynote, with Ray Ozzie & Bob Muglia, has been posted online. Let’s take a look at some interesting tidbits:

Today, we’re going to focus primarily on the back-end: servers, tools and cloud computing.

So what …

pivotlogo I got called a namedropper on Twitter today for my earlier Day 1 post, but really we think of our readers as being the reason we’re here, and it’s because of you that we’re able to get to do this …

We’re here in sunny Los Angeles ( 76 degrees and sunny :)  ) again, liveblogging the PDC keynotes today and tomorrow.  You can watch the keynote live at www.microsoftpdc.com, and follow along with our motley crew of bloggers and …

It hasn’t even been a week since we noticed in a post that Windows Marketplace would support Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 later this month! Well, later this month has come. Starting today almost all people with phones running …

bglogowhite A story in the Financial Times today is reporting that Zune services will soon be expanding into a number of new markets:

The Zune-branded service – which includes the most popular films from MGM, Paramount and Universal – will be

We’re honored again to be able to bring you a group effort liveblog of the keynotes at PDC, coming up next Tuesday and Wednesday.  The same gang is back again this year: Long Zheng from istartedsomething.com, Mary Jo Foley …

Bing UK is no longer in beta, it just shed its beta tag. So now when you search for football you won’t get NFL schedules but Football results (Americans call what we call football soccer), providing you do use …

Windows Marketplace for Mobile, launched in October together with the launch of Windows phones, got some upgrades:

Developer portal improvements and stronger anti-piracy protection

We’ve been gathering input on what we can do to improve the developer experience

We could already add quite a lot to our Windows Live Profile, but starting today there are 19 more to add!

The newest feed partners are:

4Travel (Japan), Azbuz (Turkey), Baby Kingdom (Hong Kong), Biip.no (Norway), Break.com (US), BuscaPe

The new Bing Videos site looks to be a big improvement over its predecessor MSN Video – with Silverlight Streaming, a new cleaner look, and integration with YouTube, Hulu, National Geographic, and many more.  But like many others, we’ve been …

This month’s, 178,720 square kilometers worth, early image release is focused on Europe, mostly Eastern Europe:

  • Bulgaria (1,225 sq. km)
  • Czech Republic (10,808 sq. km)
  • Estonia (1,418 sq. km)
  • Hungary (23,840 sq. km)
  • Latvia (12,763 sq. km)
  • Lithuania (9,681 sq.

Starting today, MSN Video will be gradually be rebranded and integrated into Bing Videos, providing a “unified experience” across Microsoft’s online video destinations. Here’s what the Bing team blog has to say:

Starting today and rolling out over the

Thanks to a reminder from [email protected], we noticed an update to Bing Reference that went unnoticed. For those who don’t know what Bing Reference is, it is a search vertical of Bing that is based on the acquired Powerset …

Hot on the heels of the updates to Bing Maps, Videos, and Reference, Bing made some more announcements today, as part of a “major release”, to be rolled out over the coming weeks.  Most noticeable is the announcement of a

Today at TechEd Europe the Microsoft Translator Team announced that the Microsoft translator widget is now available to everyone, no more invite requirement!

A recap of today’s session:

  • Microsoft Translator APIs and the webpage widget are now in beta
  • Generate

The Bing Maps Silverlight Control has left CTP stage, as said it would back in August. Version 1.0 has just been released.

Everything from the CTP was brought forward including support for Deep Zoom, scalable images, video placement etc.! The …

We reported a few days ago that Favorites sync was temporarily turned off in Windows Live Toolbar for all users due to a technical glitch on the server side. The Windows Live Toolbar team just announced today that this has …

Just saw a tweet by Doc Searls (who likes the Birds Eye View) saying that the Bing Map Server  was “temporarily unavailable”, so we checked and found a new interface:

newbingmaps1

The navigation bars look to be simplified, and “Get Directions” …