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Microsoft holds off on shooting Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft's firing squad has put off the execution of Windows Live Messenger, leaving it sitting on death row for another few weeks. Redmond is in the process of ditching Messenger in favour of Skype Chat and was due to throw everyone off the older messaging service on 15 March. Instead, users will be compelled to switch over …
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Microsoft cloud evaporated by one busted file

A corrupted file in Microsoft's DNS services brought down its cloud across the world, the software giant has revealed. In a dramatic failure, Office 365 and Windows Live services including Hotmail and SkyDrive fell over for more than three hours earlier this month, causing further embarrassment for Redmond. No customer data …
Paul Kunert, 21 Sep 2011
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Microsoft integrates OAuth 2.0 in play for Facebook goodness

Microsoft has suckered up to Facebook's social graph API with the implementation of OAuth 2.0 on its Windows Live developer platform. The company announced plans to hook its next version of Microsoft's Messenger Connect coder system into the open authorisation standard in early May, when its ID expert Kim Cameron quit Redmond …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jun 2011
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Microsoft adds RIM to its anti-Google axis

When Microsoft first burst on the mobile scene with the original Windows Mobile, its strategy was to work around the Symbian brigade by getting close to operators, via mainly white label phone-makers. Hence the rise and rise of HTC, on the back of huge market share in an OS that interested very few rivals, plus the special …
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Microsoft ID guru quietly skips away from Redmond

Updated Microsoft's top identity architect Kim Cameron, who was last seen on these pages bemoaning Apple's "duplicitous" privacy policies, reportedly quit Redmond earlier this week. According to ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley, who cites anonymous sources, Cameron had a leaving do at Microsoft on Wednesday. However, both Cameron and Microsoft …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 May 2011
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Microsoft discovers disposable email

Microsoft is introducing throwaway email addresses for Hotmail users. You might have thought that Hotmail was already for chuckaway email addresses, but the software giant will now make it easier to redirect mail to your existing primary address. Hotmail subscribers can already use a +sign and add a word to the first part of …
John Oates, 4 Feb 2011
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Microsoft presses refresh on Windows Live again

Microsoft is once again tweaking its Windows Live estate, this time with a view to improving photo and video management both online and offline. According to CNet's Ina Fried, Redmond is updating its Windows Live photo gallery, movie maker, mail and sync features with betas expected to arrive in the next few months. "We're …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Jun 2010
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Kafkaesque cloud outage traps Microsoft Hotmailers

Microsoft has apologized for a cloud outage that saw its customer support services evaporate. The Windows Live Solutions Center was offline for several hours on Tuesday thanks to what Microsoft called a "temporary server issue" that "intermittently prevented some consumers from accessing content on the site." Which was a …
Gavin Clarke, 5 May 2010
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Yahoo! hires! ex-Microsoft! Windows! Live! man!

Yahoo! confirmed yesterday that ex-Microsoft man Blake Irving will take on the role of chief product officer and report directly to the company’s boss, Carol Bartz. He will team up with Yahoo!’s top scientist, Prabhakar Raghavan, to lead “innovation efforts” at the firm, it said. As previously reported, Irving will replace …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Apr 2010
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Windows Live suffers user details identity crisis

Microsoft’s online Windows Live estate was hit by a major server shutdown for about an hour yesterday, after some users of the service complained that they could see other people’s accounts. “As some of you may have noticed (we heard from you on Twitter!) we had an issue with the Windows Live ID service between 9 and 10AM PST …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Feb 2010
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MS home server users hit by Windows Live Custom Domains snafu

Many Windows Home Server customers have been unable to access Microsoft's Windows Live Custom Domains service since the weekend. Some punters are complaining about the problem on the company’s support forum. Reg reader Mark told us about the cockup, which he believes was caused by upgrades Microsoft made to the service. “ …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Nov 2009
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Microsoft applies lipstick to MSN butterfly

With Windows Live and Bing, Microsoft's MSN butterfly has had its wings ripped from it in recent years MSN was once the flagship of Microsoft's online aspirations, led by the familiar butterfly logo introduced in 2000. The effort spanned search and advertising, Hotmail, Messenger, shopping, and maps, while serving content such …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Oct 2009
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Microsoft adds Ping to Bing, leaves Windows Live in dark

Microsoft is adding a Web 2.0-stylie sharing feature to its Bing search engine. Bing & Ping will allow web surfers to share some of their Bing searches with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. However, Microsoft isn't making the service available to its own piddly Web 2.0 effort - Windows Live - at least not …
Kelly Fiveash, 4 Sep 2009
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Oops: Microsoft wonk hits Live Messenger red button

Microsoft has said sorry to users of its Windows Live Messenger service after it sent out a missive yesterday wrongly instructing people to change their email addresses. “We sincerely apologise, but this was accidentally sent out,” admitted Microsoft. “If you received this notification today, please ignore it. You will be able …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Apr 2009
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Ballmer to go Kumo on Microsoft's Live Search?

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is expected to outline on Wednesday what's in store for a re-branded version of his company's laggard search service, Live Search. Ballmer will take the stage at Microsoft's regular Valued Professional (MVP) summit, to discuss search, according to MVPs attending the summit. The news …
Gavin Clarke, 3 Mar 2009
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Windows 7 fast track alarms technical testers

Microsoft has moved to contain growing criticism from beta testers that it's railroading the Windows 7 and Windows Live test programs, leaving bugs unfixed. Windows chief Steven Sinofsky has invited technical beta testers to contact him and provide details of areas where they feel Microsoft is not listening to their feedback …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Feb 2009
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Microsoft's mobile Live services slip beta label

Microsoft has launched the mobile version of its Windows Live service, putting re-worked versions of its online services on cell phones. The company said its service is no longer in beta and throws in features that early testers hadn't received. The service adds Microsoft's Web 2.0 me-too Windows Live Home, …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Dec 2008

World's largest digital photo frame displayed

Digital photo frames are nice to look at in the corner of your room, but Smartpart’s latest frame will need more space than that because it’s claimed to be the world’s largest. Smartpart_frame Smartpart's digital photo frame measures 32in At 32in the frame will likely be best displayed on a wall, making it look like an LCD …
James Sherwood, 24 Sep 2008

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