November, 2010

Bing continues to blur those 10 blue lines, creating subsites within Bing that are more destinations than portals.  The latest is an Overview page for music artists, containing on a single page a description of the artist, a list of songs (snippets are playable, along with a link …

Microsoft unleashed quite a bombshell last September when it announced that it would be shutting down its blogging platform, Windows Live Spaces, and making a migration to open source WordPress.com available to anyone wanting to continue their blogs.  Since then, according to a blog post on Inside Windows

While Microsoft has been quick to tout its early sales of the Kinect gaming controller for Xbox (update: right on schedule, Microsoft announced today that 2.5 million Kinects have been sold),  we haven’t heard a peep really about Windows Phone sales in its first month or so.  …

In September we saw the CTP version of Visual Basic for Windows phone Developer Tools, today the team announces the RTW version:

Back in September, we released the CTP of Visual Basic for the Windows Phone Developer Tools. Today we’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of

Windows 7 just had its first birthday, and Windows Live Wave 4 was fully released not long ago, but the Windows and Windows Live division at Microsoft had already started its planning stages for the upcoming Windows 8 and Windows Live Wave 5, due to be released sometime …

FUSE Labs is best known for their Docs.com project bringing Office Web Apps to Facebook users, and for those readers who had been following, they also started up Kodu, a very simple-to-use game programming language, as well as Bing Twitter (and Bing Twitter Maps) – which had …

More than a month ago, Microsoft announced the new Office 365 – the cloud-based version of its Office, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync solutions, which is intended to replace the current BPOS, Office Live Small Business, and [email protected] offerings. While most of us are still on the beta waiting …

Long Zheng, Rafael Rivera and Chris Walsh released ChevronWP7, a Windows Phone 7 unlocker.

This tool will allow you to deploy (sideload) any third-party Windows Phone 7 applications without requiring a Marketplace developer account. The unlocking process does not modify or damage your phone’s operating system

Yesterday’s announcement on the Windows Home Server blog about the decision to pull Drive Extender functionality from Vail/Aurora/Breckenridge is just yet another example of how Microsoft, while perhaps doing the right thing in the short term for their business, continues to appear to fail to understand the basics …

Who thought desktop gadgets were dead since the release of Windows 7 is wrong. Turns out Microsoft even released a new one on November 3rd.: Bing Image of the Day image What is it? It’s a Bing Search box which utilizes the image of the day as background. Even …

windows-home-serverWindows Home Server has been a much appreciated but perhaps under-used product, and its fans have been anxiously awaiting Version 2 of the product, code-named “Vail”.  Well, maybe now not so much.  A blog post this morning on the Windows Home Server blog made a somewhat stunning announcement:  …

A blog post on the Bing Search blog this morning points out some new features in Bing Movies (although not, apparently, a way to embed MSN Video files into WordPress), offering up a pretty seamless experience from searching for a film, to reading reviews from the top reviewers …

Last week Internet Explorer released the latest Platform Preview (#7), and boasted of some new SunSpider test results to go along, showing IE9 PP7 as the fastest browser available in terms of JavaScript, according to the SunSpider results.  Just to make clear, SunSpider is a test developed by …

We already told you that you can find and download iPhone apps via Visual Search. Now you can also find your Windows Phone 7 Apps the same way via the Bing Visual Search Gallery for Windows Phone 7 apps. If you are in the US or UK …

Bing Maps has rolled out a new look today to coincide with the “AJAX V7 Control”, eliminating the need for Silverlight to view enhanced Bird’s Eye map views.  Silverlight remains a big part of Bing Maps, powering Map Apps, including StreetSide, which has now been promoted (demoted?) …

Samsung-Focus-openbackBy now if you’ve been following the antics of Windows Phones, you’ve heard about the intricacies of Windows Phones and SD cards, and the warnings to wait until “Windows Phone 7 compliant” cards are made available to (at least) carriers and OEMs.  Engadget posted an interesting

The IE9 team has announced today that they’ve released a new Platform Preview (meaning no UI), dubbed “PP7”, on the 1 year anniversary of the first introduction of IE9 at PDC 09.  Since then, and specifically with the release of PP7, the new javascript engine within IE9 has …

Now that Windows Live Wave 4 has been fully rolled out, it’s quite obvious that some services never made the cut with no mention of any updates whatsoever – one of this is Windows Live FrameIt. It appears that the Windows Live team has silently updated the …

No knowledge of C#, Silverlight or mobile development and developing Windows Phone 7 applications sounds appealing to you? No worries, you can still learn!

Channel 9 has just started a new series that teaches beginning developers with little programming experience how to develop applications for Windows Phone 7. …

There’s a new Windows 7 + Windows Live website showing off Windows Live’s capabilities in the cloud.

There’s lots to explore on the site! As you can see the site is divided in 3 sections: image

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Create Windows Live Photo Gallery Windows Live Movie Maker Office Web Apps  …