February, 2010

Just a follow-up on this morning’s Live ID sign in issues, the problem lasted for about an hour, as explained by Arthur de Haan on the Inside Windows Live blog:

As some of you may have noticed (we heard

WP7logo Today at MWC in Barcelona, Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its new look software platform for Windows Phones, to be delivered by “Holiday Season 2010”.  First, a note that Microsoft pulled off a surprisingly clean announcement, …

Just getting ready to watch the Windows Phone Press conference (http://livesi.de/b1jp4j), but there are already some bits of news coming out of Barcelona.

First, it looks like someone peeked behind the curtains and found some images of the …

WP7logo We’ve been poring over all the blog posts and tweets (when Twitter manages to stay up) about Windows Phone 7 Series, and aside from being pretty impressed, we’ve come away with a few first impressions.  Of course we’re only going …

mwc We’re getting ready to follow all the fun in Barcelona (early) tomorrow morning (Seattle time, that is), setting up some Twitter and RSS feeds, and we already came across one little tidbit.  On the Mobile Business News RSS feed, we …

Microsoft is finally ready to start talking about “the next generation of Windows Phones” at Mobile World Congress on Monday, and there’s been a little flurry of activity this weekend with some new new info and some new rumors about …

Blaise Aguera y Arcas showed off some very cool new stuff from Bing Maps at TED a couple of days ago, and the video has just been posted, so here it is:

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/766

Just a note that the Streetside Photos

In this release over one million square kilometers of new imagery got added. This is a very special release because, for the first time ever, Enhanced Bird’s Eye imagery got added outside of the United States!

Bird’s Eye: Italy –

Looks like the msn.com/preview has been updated, or at least the “my apps” portion of the home page.  Before, there were three tabs, for Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live, and a separate Hotmail section, but now two new apps have …

More news from the TED conference, this time it’s Dr. Gary Flake presenting Pivot, a Live Labs project that just “wouldn’t have been possible five years ago”:

Pivot is an experimental technology that allows people to visualize data

We should have known something was up since Stefan Weitz and Betsy Aoki have been hanging out and tweeting from TED, and sure enough today Bing Maps Architect Blaise Aguera y Arcas got up and showed off the latest in …

Always fun to catch some little tidbits in official Windows Live blogs, and we noticed two recent ones, thanks to a tip from Picturepan2 from LiveSino.net.

First, did we just get a glimpse of an Emoticon makeover?  In yesterday’s …

Jeff Kunins, the Group Program Manager for social networking across Windows Live, wrote an interesting post about the history of Windows Live Messenger on the Inside Windows Live blog

Messenger1to14He tells us that the instant messaging category got …

We’ll be following whatever Windows Mobile/Phone news comes out of the Mobile World Congress next week, but we know some of you may want to get the latest news right from Steve Ballmer himself.  Luckily, the Windows Phone Press Conference …

Not to be outdone by the other Winter Games features, Bing Maps has introduced a Bing Maps Winter Games app, which shows you venues, news and blogs, Tweets, and even medal counts from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. …

nbcolympics The Winter Olympics, this year held in Vancouver, B.C., are just a few days away, and promise to be the most internet friendly Olympics, so far (especially if you’re in the US, we’re checking on the non-US story).  NBC Universal …

Kind of a sad note on the “Your mail is here, come and get it” blog, the official blog of Hotmail, as they are shutting down the blog and concentrating their efforts on Inside Windows Live.  We …

PPC Geeks published the latest in a slew of rumors on what to expect at Mobile World Congress (MWC), now just more than a week away.  In their post, the PPC Geeks expect to see at least the user interface, …

Just announced today on the Bing blog is news that Microsoft’s Bing will deepen its relationship with Facebook on search, and “will soon provide Facebook users with a more complete search experience by providing full access to great Bing features …

mstalentnetwork WMPowerUser has spotted a job posting at Microsoft Careers (which is sporting a new redesign of its own, and a new name, the “Microsoft Talent Network”), offering up a job in India for an SDE, and some interesting …