March, 2010

where20 Sunshine told you about some of the announcements coming from Bing Maps earlier today, but the news didn’t stop there.  Timing the announcements to come at the Where 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Bing Maps today also announced three new Map apps, for FourSquare, and for Oodle Rentals, …

Have you seen the Windows Phone 7 Series demo apps during the MIX10 keynote? Want to see them again? The Windows Phone Developer blog has a post up with videos of all the demos shown during the keynote:

  • XNA Demo – “Goo Splat” – Casual game,

Bing Maps got some updates in March, with promises of more to come. Here are the changes already implemented:

Walking Directions – Walking Directions allows you to calculate directions between two points in a way that would allow you to walk down streets that wouldn’t necessarily be fit …

Last time we told you that the final version of Office Web Apps will be released along with Windows Live Wave 4, we always knew that the two will be integrated tightly. Indeed, not only Office Web Apps is integrated right into Windows Live SkyDrive (or Windows

We just updated our Microsoft Translator widget to version 2, complete with the “Collaborative Translations”, which allows you to choose alternate translations and make suggestions.  We purposely choose to use the translator widget, instead of working with the more flexible APIs, partly to let you see how easy …

Many of you probably had the chance to play with the recently leaked M2 build of Windows Live Messenger Wave 4. I’m sure you’ve seen many screenshots of the build around the internet already, so we won’t do that again. In this post, we’ll go more in-depth …

Last year we told you Microsoft will be adding two new Windows Live services to its family: Devices and Docs. Well, although there hasn’t been any official words on this, it appears that Microsoft will also be discontinuing two more Windows Live services in Wave 4 (in …

LiveSino.net is at it again, this time capturing an info panel purportedly from the Windows Live Wave 4 Essentials Beta download page, revealing that the latest version of Windows Live Essentials will indeed require at least Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 (read: it won’t work on …

WindowsPhone7 Have you been developing Windows Phone 7 apps/games yet? Or don’t you know where to start? Charlie Kindel wrote up a nice summary post to help you out.

Your first stop should be MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network for those of you new to the MS world), where we

Bing Search just keeps on evolving. Yesterday we told you about the Spring Updates and today we add one more update. Bing now has a new location browser for mapping out places in Bing Search reference results. Chris Pendleton gives a nice example of that! He did a …

MyPhoneLogo_5F00_415F4F05[1] An updated version of Microsoft My Phone (v. 01.06.22718.0001) for Windows Mobile 6+ is now available for download from the site or Microsoft Download Center.

If you are already running Microsoft My Phone You will receive a notification on your phone to update the My Phone software …

There are going to be some changes to Bing. Today at SES New York the Bing team shared their plans to begin testing some new Bing features as they are moving into he next wave of innovation rolling out later this spring and summer. One of the changes …

Remember how we found there was a internationalization issue with embedding Bing Maps Twitter Maps? Users outside the US were not able to view those set to fixed. Ravi, one of the Microsoft devs who worked on this, just emailed me that the issue should now be …

A public beta of Microsoft Messenger for Mac version 8 (build #08.00.00.100305) was released a few days ago, after nearly two years between updates.  Looks like there’s still quite a ways to go, judging from the Known Issues in the release notes:

2.1 Display pictures do not display

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of photo sharing on Skydrive? Over on Inside Windows Live, Eric Doerr wrote an interesting post about it. For example did you know that they store four copies of your photos on their servers, just incase …

image The Bing team and the Xbox Live team have a surprise for you! You can now dress your Xbox Live Avatar in a Bing t-shirt!

How? Head on over to Bing, make sure you have Bing set to United States (top right), search for “xbox avatar bing

The second of three TV ads will air from Thursday 18th March across ITV, Channel 4, Five and their portfolio of TV services as well as Sky Media and IDS digital channels including Bravo, Dave, GOLD, Living TV and Good Food.

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This time the ad references Taxi

You may have noticed a number of ads appear recently for Hotmail, with the tagline “The New Busy”.  There’s even a website to promote the campaign, and now today the rapidly changing Windows Live Log-In page is featuring what appears to be quite a push for Hotmail:

hotmailbusylogin …

The latest release of Image Composite Editor (ICE) has a “Publish to Photosynth” button. That’s right, you can now upload your full-resolution panoramas to Microsoft Photosynth for easy sharing on the web.  ICE-Photosynth ICE Photosynth is Microsoft’s unique technology for reconstructing 3D spaces from a collection of photos. These 3D …

Time to catch up on a couple of news items about Bing that may have slipped your attention, what with all the Wave 4 leaks and Windows Phone news.

bingiphone1 First, a new Bing for iPhone app is now available.  Downloaded over a million times since it first …