April, 2010

At the Politics Online Conference today, Microsoft announced two new offerings, TownHall, a new “online engagement program” that politicians and others can use to “drive rich discussion around top interests and concerns”, and Campaign Ready, “a collection of …

Just a few days ago, we showed you brand new screenshots of Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3 Milestone 3 build. Today a French website Pinnula.fr got their hands on a handful of more Hotmail Wave 4 screenshots – only …

Johannes Kebeck, a Bing Maps Technology Specialist at Microsoft EMEA, is stuck in Stockholm due to the Icelandic volcanic ash and its effects on European air travel.  So, having a bit of extra time on his hands, he found …

Hotmail LogoPicturepan2 from LiveSino.net has done it again! Last week he showed us screenshots of Office Web Apps integration within Hotmail, and this week he’s received new screenshots showing several new features of Hotmail Wave 4. Here it is:

Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4

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As promised during the launch, it’s here!

Want to know which version you have installed now? You can check that at, and also install the latest from www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight.…

Edit: Voting date has been extended from 4/19 to 4/20 at 12:00 p.m. PT and winners will now be announced on 4/21 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

The 12 finalists in the student Earth Day Photo Contest have been chosen out …

Bing has started to roll out social search to a small subset of users (US) and queries – so you may or may not see it appearing on your search results page. The team plans to make the feature available …

Yesterday was the Silverlight 4 Launch. Launch, where are the bits? I don’t see them! That’s right, there aren’t any until tomorrow, April 15th. Bit strange no, a launch without the actual product…

Anyways, nothing we can do about …

Yesterday, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 and .NET framework 4. A little warning for those of you using the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP:

If you install the retail (RTM) release of Visual Studio 2010 on the same machine

The following 20 countries will gain access to the Microsoft Windows Azure platform this week in the mentioned currencies:

  • Australia $ AUD
  • Brazil $ USD
  • Chile $ USD
  • Colombia $ USD
  • Costa Rica $ USD
  • Cyprus € EUR
  • Czech Republic

Microsoft’s two Project Pink phones, formerly known only by their codenames – “turtle” and “pure” respectively, have been formally unveiled.  The
Kin One features a 5.0 megapixel camera with flash, sliding
keyboard, 2.6 inch capacitive touchscreen, and 4gb of onboard …

Today I was just coming across my friend’s Windows Live Profile page when I’ve noticed something different with the way the What’s New feed updates are written. After checking LiveSide’s old Wave 3 screenshots for Windows Live Profile, I …

We’ve been hearing rumors about “Project Pink” for so long we almost can’t believe the wraps will come off in just a few hours, but as of 10am pdt (GMT –7) on Monday April 12th, Microsoft will unveil the new …

Many of you have probably seen the new Windows Live Wave 4 emoticons – either through the leaked M2 build of Essentials, or from one of the screenshots we posted a while ago (here, here and here

Thanks to a tip from our reader Matt, if you visit www.live.com today, you will no longer be redirected to Bing.com, but instead you’ll be taken directly to Windows Live Home, with the following message for those who still …

There’s been a lot of posts about the work being done on spam prevention lately on Inside Windows Live, and now the Hotmail Team found that spammers are abusing Hotmail’s automatic vacation reply feature. To prevent spam they’ve …

This week Bing shopping got some updates. On the left side there’s a list of product categories, which you can click to go to the part of the “catalogue” to find the product you are looking for.
Bing Shopping 
All very …

Are you on Windows 7 and like the Bing homepage images? You can have the best of them as wallpapers for your desktop! The first Bing’s Best theme pack was so popular, the team decided to release a second Bing

Just a week ago we told you that Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4 will have Office Web Apps integrated right inside the web service. Today Picturepan2 from LiveSino.net was able to get hold of a few screenshots of the latest …

Email is very important, online you can’t go without it. As Dick Craddock, one of the Hotmail engineering team leads, says: “Email is your online identity.”

Hotmail has lots of users. There’s over a billion inboxes that generate over 2 …