November, 2011

nokia maps bicycleNokia is set to make a big splash here in the US, with a big presence at CES in Las Vegas in January, and a US launch expected soon after (if not right from CES).  We’re expecting at least …

Today it was noticed by @CB_27 on Twitter that Hotmail has updated the image on the sign in page of the email service. This new image advertises the mobile apps and experiences available for Hotmail on a variety of platforms. …

Microsoft seems to have made some changes to its Messenger Social feeds lately. A LiveSide reader Matt Krantz tweeted us the following tip indicating that SkyDrive updates, including documents and photos, are no longer showing up on their friend’s Messenger …

Remember that Windows Phone device that was accidentally leaked in an official promotional video from Nokia just a few days ago? Well images of that device has just leaked to the web again, this time by Pocketnow.com. The website …

Amazon Windows PhoneThis seems to be a nice surprise, but today an article on Forbes reported that Amazon is currently eyeing the mobile market, with plans to launch a Windows-based smartphone device in Q4 2012. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

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Hotmail has an updated website and Hotmail Help Center.

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At the Help Center you will not only find How-to articles like for example:

There’s a report out today from Sina Tech, spotted by The Next Web, that states that Microsoft is going to building a new research and development (R&D) centre in Beijing. This new centre will be dubbed the “Microsoft …

Microsoft has been sending out invitations to people who have previously tested versions of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) to test a new version of security software. Users can accept the invitation from Microsoft Connect to take part in the new …

thumbsupOk, so the Windows Phone update story got off to a rocky start.  In case you don’t remember, early last year, Windows Phone’s first set of updates, code named “NoDo” didn’t go so well, especially at all at first.  Communication …

Today Skype, Microsoft’s recent acquisition, has announced that users of its PC and Mac clients can now link their Facebook profile to their Skype account to allow users to video their Facebook friends. This builds upon the vide chat feature …

Microsoft has today announced that its 2nd generation Microsoft Surface, SUR40, manufactured by Samsung is now available for people (although only really businesses) to order in select countries around the world. The SUR40 is available for pre-order in 23

Windows Phone 7740 UpdateSo the Windows Phone “Mango” update (Build 7720) was released not long ago to the public, and today reports are coming in that Microsoft is already rolling out a minor update to its Windows Phone OS, bumping the version number …

Just as we reported that Nokia is planning to produce more higher-end phones in 2012, an official promotional video on Nokia’s YouTube channel (now removed) was spotted by MyNokiaBlog which showed a yet to be revealed Windows Phone device. …

outlook-2010Yesterday, on the Inside Windows Live blog, Hotmail PM Dick Craddock posted on “10 Reasons to switch to Hotmail if you use Outlook”.  We’ll let you read the post for all the details, but here’s a quick summary:…

Nokia TabletNokia and Microsoft’s relationship might get even closer in 2012, expanding beyond the collaboration with Windows Phone and Bing, but towards Windows 8-based tablets as well. According to French newspaper Les Echos (via WMPU), Paul Amsellem, head of Nokia …

After Microsoft Flight Simulator (and Aces Game Studio) was axed back in January 2009 as part of a cost cutting move, we’ve been getting occasional and fairly cryptic messages from something new from Games for Windows Live called “Microsoft Flight”, …

This morning, we posted on a Business Insider report from the Microsoft Annual Meeting quoting Steve Ballmer in regards to Windows 8 and Windows Phone.  Apparently the BI report caused quite a flurry since then, as Microsoft PR scrambled to …

At today’s Annual Meeting of shareholders, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer went through the usual spiel on how well the company is doing, despite the stock price (which of course is what shareholders are most interested in).  But then in …

Bing AustraliaWe reported back in May this year that Bing Australia (http://www.bing.com.au) is planned to come out of beta “soon”. Well it had been almost 6 months and today Microsoft finally decides to drop the beta tag for its …

As first reported by Microsoft News this weekend, Bing has launched a new service designed to enhance your experience on Bing, officially announced today as Editors’ Picks.  By compiling lists of editorially selected sites for certain topics, to …