2010

Today IE announced its Tracking Protection technology in a blog post on the IE Team blog.  Along with it came posts from MS Advertising and MS on the Issues, touting the privacy protections, opt-in model, and open specifications …

StopThis morning the IE team announced a new set of functionality to the upcoming Release Candidate of IE9, Tracking Protection and Tracking Protection Lists.  In short, Tracking Protection offers users (and very interesting that the IE team blog chose to …

The Office Web Apps (on Windows Live SkyDrive and Hotmail) became available in 15 new countries including China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and Turkey.

These additions bring …

That’s the question Aaron Bregel is asking you:

At the end of every product cycle and after a product has been released to manufacturing or released to web the next logical step is to start to plan for the

Yesterday at the Silverlight FireStarter Event Scott Guthrie announced Silverlight 5. Not as in “It’s here now, go get it!”, but announced as in telling that a Silverlight 5 beta will be available in the first half of next …

Microsoft has launched a reward program for Xbox Live subscribers: Xbox Live Rewards

Players can earn reward points for tasks such as purchasing or renewing an Xbox Live Gold membership, buying Marketplace content, taking surveys and participating in Xbox promotions. …

MSNWhilst everybody is getting more and more into the Holiday spirit, MSN is already one step ahead. They are thinking about getting you into shape (after all those lovely Holiday meals?)! In partnership with Rodale, the authoritative source for fitness, …

Thanks to a tip from our friends at Wikikou.fr, we learn tonight that there’s been a QFE (Quick Fix Engineering – meaning a bug fix update, not UI changes) for almost all of Windows Live Essentials, updating most of …

With Windows Phone 7 numbers going through the roof, and the devices being able to be very easily unlocked, we thought now was the best time ever to jump on the huge bandwagon that is Windows Phone 7 …

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Lots of those have to be made when shopping, and quite often you wish you could just ask your friends and family for advice. Starting today Bing Shopping is making that easier for you to do. They …

If you didn’t download ChevronWP7 unlocking tool, you are too late now! Today the team discontinued their tool after a discussion with Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone 7:

Through this discussion, we established a mutual

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 …

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, …

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …