September, 2010

IE9 BOTW

We’re about to head out for the IE9 Beta launch, but just to whet your appetite TechCrunch has posted a short interview with Dean Hachamovitch, where he talks about some of the new features of IE9, specifically the ability …

Today is the day! Today IE9 Beta will be launched, and there are two ways for you to tune in:

1. Tune in to the web cast at 10:30 am PST to learn more about what’s next with IE9 beta, …

Back at the hotel after a full day of IE9 goodness, hope you all have had a chance to download and install the bits on your Vista or Windows 7 machines.  Long Zheng has a nice slideshow up to complement …

Facebook Chat support in Messenger for iOSFollowing the release of Windows Live Messenger for iOS back in June, three months later and Microsoft had just announced on the Inside Windows Live team blog the first upgrade to Windows Live Messenger for iOS app – version …

The Windows Live Messenger iPhone App has been updated. Since launch, the Messenger app has reached #1 in the iTunes app marketplace at some point in time in over 50 countries, and has had nearly 7 million downloads worldwide. …

lifecamstudioWith at least an RC for Windows Live Essentials 2011 rumored to be coming at any time, Microsoft is adding some pretty cool new hardware optimized for Windows Live 2011: the LifeCam Studio.  In a press release issued

On Wednesday (11am PDT GMT-7)we’ll be in San Francisco for “Beauty of the Web”, the beta launch of Internet Explorer 9.  IE9 promises to bring modern standards compliant browsing to a Microsoft browser for the first time, in addition to …

Today MSN launched the Interactive Guide to the Battle of Britain. The application was build by Microsoft-partner Shoothill and has 3 major components:

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1. Photo and Document Archive
A DeepZoom Composition with historic documents and photos

2. TimeMap
Shows …

Back in July 2010, Microsoft announced that a new and free companion service – Windows Phone Live, will be available to all Windows Phone 7 customers. Soon after, showed you one of the first screenshots of this new service,  …

Facebook chat became available to Windows Live Messenger 2011 beta refresh users a little over 3 weeks ago, and we’ve seen the number of users connecting Facebook to Messenger growing stronger than ever (over 8 million active users now!). …

For many, Internet Explorer has been much more a beast than a beauty over the last few years, but with a new emphasis on standards, on using the “same markup”, Microsoft has finally come to the table with a newly …

A Spanish-language financial focused website, elEconomista.es, is reporting today that Windows Phone 7, to be announced by Steve Ballmer on October 11th in New York, will go on sale in Spain on October 21st

Ten days later on October

Yesterday Google showed off its latest product, dubbed Google Instant (you can check it out using this URL: http://www.google.com/webhp?sclient=psy). If you remember last year Long Zheng worked up a prototype of something quite similar, using the Bing API:…

Pocket-Lint is reporting that Microsoft is set to kick off its launch of Windows Phone 7 with “a lavish event” in New York City on October 11th, to be beamed around the world.  While some are skeptical of the date, …

Outlook Connector, both the 32 and 64bit versions, were updated today, and you can get them here:

I had to uninstall the previous version (14.0.5118.4000) to get the new one (14.0.5118.5000) to …

Sad to say that the US education system is in a bit of a sad state currently, but Bing is trying to do something about it, launching a new site and new initiative focused “providing information and resources to learn, …

Yesterday I attended the very first [email protected] Press Event at Microsoft headquarters here in the Netherlands. [email protected] (the meets start at 4 PM) are informal press meetings to be held quarterly, with a different topic each time. This time the …

The Microsoft / Yahoo! Search Alliance is in full swing, with the consolidation of the organic search results completed and paid search expected to be combined by October.  So with that news, as reported by Nick Eaton at the Seattle

New on the WindowsPhoneUK YouTube channel is a promotional video teaser for Windows Phone 7:

The Revolution is Coming – WindowsPhoneUK

Apparently this is a trailer that was shown prior to a “Secret Cinema” screening of Lawrence of Arabia, where …