July, 2010

As we well know, Live Mesh is being replaced in Windows Live 2011 (Wave 4), by Live Sync.  We’ve been following Live Mesh, which was developed by a team headed by Ray Ozzie since well before it went public, and …

This summer, all you Tour de France fans can get live tour updates via geo-tagged tweets straight from the course in France and around the world on a Bing Twitter Map hosted by Team Radioshack and LIVESTRONG.com.

For the …

santa_claus_wallpaperWe’re in the middle of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, and although it might not feel like it, “this holiday season” is right around the corner.  That’s when Microsoft has promised Windows Phone 7, and its re-emergence into the …

Thanks to tipster Greg, who has managed to sign up for a trial subscription to Zune Pass in the UK (although it doesn’t work yet), it looks like the “all you can eat” service may be coming soon to the …

BadgesIf your Windows Live ID locale is set to the United States, and you’ve been testing out the new Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 beta, you should be seeing the first set of Messenger Badges available in your Messenger client …

Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land is reporting that an email sent out to Yahoo! advertisers that reveals that Yahoo!, who have been testing Bing results in their search queries offline already, will for the first time this month begin

FacebookFew months ago before Windows Live Wave 4 was announced, we were first to tell you that Windows Live Messenger (the client application) will support interoperability with Facebook Chat. Today according to a blog post on the official Inside

This week PCMAG.COM gave Windows Live Movie Maker Wave 4 Beta an Editors’ Choice Award.

WL Movie MakerWith Microsoft Movie Maker Wave 4 Beta, the Windows Live team has done the seemingly impossible—they’ve made video editing simple, yet powerful enough to create

Bing’s Tuesday homepage was a tribute to a celebration in Japan. Japan Fireworks
It was there for a reason, as the team blog explains:

We were celebrating as Bing Japan removed its beta tag, launched a new product feature and

hotmailwave4Mike Shackwitz posted another update on the rollout of Hotmail Wave 4 today on Inside Windows Live, reporting that “we’re right on track with our release plan”.  Some 50 million accounts on “several different clusters” have already been upgraded, which …

sprite_logos_essentialsWhen Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 public beta was released less than a month ago, the download website http://explore.live.com offered only the web installer, with no full installer available. Well, the truth is, the link to the full installer is …

Windows Live MobileToday on the Windows Phone blog, Aaron Woodman, Director of the Mobile Communications Business division, made an announcement of a new companion service coming for Windows Phone 7 named Windows Phone Live. As the name suggests, this will …

There’s a new Bing’s Best themepack available, Bing’s Best: Japan. This pack contains 18 images from Bing Japan.

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You can download it by clicking the image above or from the Personalization Gallery.…

The Windows Phone Developer Tools went beta, and that could only mean that there would also be a Beta Refresh of the Training Kit. You can download a local copy of the training kit, or you can go …

At a Bing Search Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft executives showed off in rapid style (with no video or pictures allowed) a bunch of stuff in the Bing pipeline, including

Microsoft is working on incorporating pictures and video into more

At the Worldwide Developer’s Conference in Washington DC, Microsoft announced that there will indeed be a PDC (Professional Developer’s Conference) this year, and that for the first time ever, it will be held on Microsoft’s campuses in Redmond, WA, USA:…

Last night we told you about some exciting new features coming to Outlook Social Connector, including Facebook and Windows Live Messenger providers:

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However we weren’t able to find any official word (other than the Channel 9 video) when we …

Microsoft Research and NASA are providing an entirely new experience to users of the WorldWide Telescope, which will allow visitors to interact with and explore our solar system like never before. Viewers can now take exclusive interactive tours of …

Mashable is reporting that the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector is making some big announcements tonight, including the addition of two promised and now (apparently almost) delivered social network providers, Facebook and Windows Live Messenger (I just checked on my little …

The latest comScore numbers are out, according to a post at The Silicon Alley Insider (they’ll be fully available publically in a few days), and the numbers show that Bing, and Yahoo! are continuing to make small inroads against Google:…