June, 2010

Earlier this month, one of my Windows Live accounts started to encounter some problems, as none of my calendars and events would like to load in Windows Live Calendar. Not only this, but each time I start up my Windows …

There’s quite a lively discussion going on in our post on Hotmail and Exchange ActiveSync – we posted a tweet from Ryan Burk, a Microsoft employee, who said that syncing Hotmail with your smartphone wouldn’t be available til later.  However …

Bing has struck a deal with Opera: Bing will be one of the default search engines. This already holds true in the beta version that got released today. image
Using Bing as your search provider is as easy as clicking …

We’ve already shown you various ways to watch the Stadiums, now you can also watch the emotions unfold in GoalMap2010.

There is nothing in the world that triggers as much emotion as a goal on the world stage.

Want to talk to a friend about your search results, for example something you found about the World Cup? It’s possible now. Bing has gained yet another way to share search results and that’s through, you guessed it, Messenger!
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Wow, looks like everyone’s having fun trying to get Exchange ActiveSync to work, even though it’s not working for all of you.  Reading through the comments it looks like there are issues with Android, for one, and others are …

Angus Logan has his first post up on a new Windows Team blog, “Windows Live for Developers”.  Angus is the Senior Technical Product Manager for Messenger Connect (and before that, the same title for Windows Live Platform), which …

hotmail-logoHotmail Wave 4 has begun its worldwide rollout, right on schedule.  However this rollout is being accomplished by server cluster, and not by region or individual accounts, as Mike Shackwitz explains on this morning’s Inside Windows Live blog post:…

Windows Live HotmailAccording to a blog post at the official Brazilian Windows blog, Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4 starts rolling out today to the 47 million Hotmail users worldwide. (Thanks for the tip Anderson C.!) Here’s what the translated version of …

At E3, Microsoft took the lid off the Natal project today, with a new name, “Kinect”, and some details about what to expect in the coming months.  We won’t go into all the details on the new Xbox and Kinect …

live mesh logoThe thing is, we were as invested in Live Mesh as anybody, probably more so.  We’ve been avid followers since back when it was only us and the hamsters and the gerbils.  In December of 2007 we told you to …

While Microsoft had denied the fact that the v1 release of their new Windows Phone 7 operating system will support Adobe Flash, it seems like people might be up for a great surprise. Posted on an Adobe Labs website for

For those who tried installing the Bing Maps App SDK (http://connect.microsoft.com/bingmapapps) you will likely come upon the following error when running the .msi.

Even though I had Visual Studio 2010 (Premium) installed and the latest Silverlight 4.0 runtime installed, …

There has been much talk, and many screenshots of what to expect from the Wave 4 edition of Live Writer, and also what we’ve actually got, so for regular readers, none of this should come as a shock, although …

image You know those lines of text that gets added when you send messages from Hotmail? They are called taglines.

Brian Hall writes:

When Hotmail first started in the mid-90s, taglines helped people to discover our then revolutionary new

Windows Live Wave 4 is seemingly approaching at a rapid speed, based on the web services already making an appearance, which means soon (who knows when) the Essentials beta will begin and the public will be able to get …

Yay, it’s here, the new World Cup map app! Chris Pendleton just posted about it on the Bing Maps Blog:

WorldCup The New World Cup map app highlights all the different countries participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Following up on Part 1, we bring you Part 2 with the latest release(s) of Bing stuff for the FIFA World Cup.

There is still no sign of the earlier mentioned Map App on Bing Maps, yet TechCrunch …

MyFriends Want to see where your Facebook friends are in the World? Now you can with the new My Friends map App! This map app uses Facebook APIs to pull in your friends from Facebook (only those who have listed a …

Windows Live Sync Logo Over on Inside Windows Live, David Treadwell just posted about the new Live Sync beta. He wrote about how Windows Live Sync beta blends the best of Windows Live Sync and Live Mesh Beta. Yuhuh, the two are …