May, 2010

docs Some new improvements to Docs, the FUSE Labs from Microsoft Research project that allows you to upload, share, and edit Microsoft Office documents on Facebook, has received a bit of an update.  From docs.com:

Docs Site Update!! Thank you

A big Bing maps Imagery update this month: 194,000 square kilometers of new and refreshed imagery. This includes high resolution 20cm aerial for Wellington, New Zealand and 60cm satellite updates for Australia, Mexico, Namibia, Russian Federation and South Africa.

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Ever felt the need to ask your friend online for their opinion on something you intend to buy? Like for example your next Smartphone? Bing Shopping just made that easy to do! The team put in something you may already …

Don’t we all just love photography? I know I do! After all, what better way to share what you’ve seen? It was only yesterday that I was out taking pictures of the Liberation Day festivities here! Where am I …

Following the refresh of the Windows Phone Developer Tools, there’s now also a refresh available of the Training Kit. You can download a local copy of the training kit, or you can go to the online version

Well it didn’t take long for someone to show Microsoft and Verizon just how badly they’ve botched the pricing plans for the KIN.  Barely 12 hours after Microsoft and Verizon announced that it will cost at least $70/mo + …

The second platform preview of the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 is now available, stiill with the Test Drive page, but with lots of new demos in the categories of Speed, HTML5, and Graphics

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Looks like IE9 is moving up …

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KINlogo Lots of news just got released about Microsoft’s new KIN phones, including pricing.  Engadget has written up a long (an none too impressed) review of the new phones, and sums up the pricing in a nutshell:

The One and Two

microsoft-office2010 The latest version of the Outlook Connector, which makes it easy (possible) to manage your Hotmail e-mail, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook, is now available for download.  A couple of blog posts have announced the new Connector today (May …

Few days ago we told you about what’s new in Messenger Wave 4, and one of the items listed was “simple privacy settings”. Picturepan2 from LiveSino.net has posted a special coverage on the new enhanced privacy controls experience in …

Over the weekend the promised VS2010 compatible Windows phone Developer Tools CTP (WPDT CTP) has been released. While the update is primarily intended to enable development using the final release of VS2010, there are a few new things too.

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Our new friends at Wikikou.fr, a French Windows Live Messenger enthusiast site, have pointed us to what appears to be a definitive time frame for when we’ll see Windows Live Wave 4: on June 21.  Wikikou.fr points to …

Finally, it looks like Windows Live Wave 4 is just around the corner.  Microsoft last week began to talk publically about Messenger Wave 4, notably in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in Amsterdam, where Messenger usage is heavy, to put it …

Sunshine told you about last week’s Next Web conference session on Windows Live Wave 4, and now a video of the Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone from that session is up on the web:

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Windows Live IDEarlier this year, we gave you a sneak peek at one of the new Windows Live ID features in Wave 4 – Single-use codes. As mentioned in our interview with Ryan Gavin and Walter Harp back in January this …