December, 2013

Let’s be honest: we had a few fits and starts setting up LiveSide on Azure (including just today, when having IPv6 enabled on the server apparently caused some DNS problems, sorry about that), but after some trial and …

One of the things we’re going to try with our new look LiveSide is to be able to point you to interesting conversations around the web, either by linking or by Twitter. Today, Paul Thurrott provides some interesting commentary on …

This weekend, we completed a move from a dedicated Windows Server 2008 “real” machine to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine running on Azure, rebuilding our WordPress installation and reworking our theme at the same time. We won’t get …

As Neowin pointed out yesterday, Microsoft has recently applied for a number of trademarks, all centered around “Mod”. Microsoft Mod, Windows Mod, Mod, and Office Mod and Microsoft Office Mod, with trademark applications for computer operating systems, computer software, …

Next week we’ll begin our 8th year as LiveSide.net.  It’s been an interesting journey, and while the landscape has changed considerably since we started, we’re still excited about Microsoft’s consumer services, and we’re excited to be back for another year.  …

It’s Friday night here in Seattle, the snow has melted, and to be honest, not much is going on in the tech news world as most everyone is on holiday break. That didn’t stop the folks at Windows Phone from …

While we may not be getting a new CEO for Christmas (Microsoft Board of Directors member John Thompson made that clear yesterday in a blog post on the Official Microsoft blog), Microsoft still has plenty of presents just in time …

Microsoft officially announced the dates and venue for its quasi annual developer’s conference, Build, to occur from April 2-4 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center (yesterday, Tom Warren at The Verge caught an early peek at a web page promoting the …

When Microsoft first introduced Snapshots a year ago in May, the idea was to connect the billions of entities and documents on the web with the trillions of relationships between those entities, actions, and people. Microsoft uses technology

Microsoft’s latest version of Photosynth, first revealed at Build earlier this year and based on WebGL technologies finally built in to IE 11, is now in a limited first-come first-served preview. You can sign up and get on the list …

NokiaA few weeks ago we reported that Nokia is planning two new upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 devices – “Goldfinger” and “Moneypenny” – with the latter being a low-cost device that comes with a dual-SIM variant. It appears that the Nokia …

Microsoft accountSome of you may have remembered that just a little over a month ago, we exclusively reported that Microsoft account is set to get recent activity feeds, recovery codes, and security notification options. It appears that Microsoft has gone …

Today on the Bing Search blog, Microsoft announced the availability of a preview of the new Bing Maps experience, the Bing Maps Preview, and you can download Bing Maps Preview from the Windows Store today for your Windows 8.1 …

Windows Phone BlueAccording to the official Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box at UserVoice, one of the most requested feature for the mobile OS is to have the ability to manage files stored locally on the device, gathering more than 77,000 votes on …