January, 2014

Nokia announced today, via the Nokia Conversations blog and an update details page, that Lumia “Black”, a feature update for Nokia Lumia Windows 8 devices, is available now for the Lumia 925 and 1020, and coming soon to a …

Setting up FTP on our Azure VM is precisely why we’re doing this series: the downside of managing a server when you’re not an IT pro is that when something doesn’t work, you start looking for solutions and trying things …

The latest on the Microsoft CEO news came out today, as the Associated Press is reporting that Alan Mulally, current Ford CEO and considered to be a leading front runner for the position left open by Steve Ballmer’s announcement in …

Yesterday, Microsoft released some numbers showing that Windows Phone achieved record sales this holiday season, topping sales of iPhones in 24 markets, and was #2 in sales in 14 markets. Here’s the statement, provided to journalists at CES by Microsoft, …

First, the official news. In a blog post today, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Yusuf Mehdi announced that the Xbox One sold over 3 million consoles in 2013:

Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13

CES-page

While Microsoft isn’t “officially” at CES anymore, with no keynote and no Microsoft booth, the company is still making a strong showing this year, with a number of partners showing off new devices.  You can check out the latest from …

If you’ve been following along at home, you know we’re setting up a beta testing site for LiveSide running on Azure, mirroring our main site. So far we’ve created a Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine (in Part One

Earlier today, Skype’s social media properties, including two Twitter accounts, a Facebook page, and the Skype blog, were defaced by the “Syrian Electronic Army”. The posts were fairly quickly removed, and Skype issued a statement:

  “We recently became aware

A few minutes ago, both the Skype and the Skype developer Twitter accounts tweeted out messages purportedly from the Syrian Electronic Army, and linking to a hacked post on the Skype blog:

We expect that the tweets and blog post …

When you log on to the Server you just set up (see LiveSide on Azure: Part One), you’re greeted by Server Manager, the front end to managing the roles and features on Windows Server. We had to turn on …