The Xbox Series X launched on November 10th, 2020. Aussie gamers were some of the first in the world to get stuck into Microsoft’s latest gaming hardware and as you start to load up that early Christmas present with games, you’ll start to eat into that 1TB hard drive. Of courses...
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    After months of waiting, it’s finally arrived. Web Messenger is now integrated into Windows Live Hotmail. Whilst the desktop application still offers a much better experience and additional features, this is really convenient when your on another machine.   The service actually works across all the Windows Live properties...
  • Windows 7 RC on MSDN and TechNet – April 30th, Public – May 5th

    If your eagerly awaiting the the Release Candidate of Windows 7, then rest assured its not far away. Microsoft have confirmed on the Windows Team Blog the MSDN and TechNet subscribers will receive the RC on April 30th. General Public will get they’re shot at it on May 5th....
  • Windows Live Hotmail has biggest outage in over 10 years

    In terms of email uptime, I’ve had a great experience with Hotmail over the years. I’ve used the service for around 10 years now and struggle to remember more than 1 or 2 other outages. Today’s was the worst by far, with users experiencing outages spanning multiple hours, in...
  • IE8 released, not available for WIndows 7

      This morning Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8, the next version of their browser. Unfortunately Windows 7 users are stuck on the beta, apparently because it contains “unique features and functionality” that requires additional testing. For those of you running XP or Vista, you can get IE8 from http://microsoft.com/ie...
  • Official Kumo screen shot from Microsoft

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  • First AIR applications running on Surface – by Intuilab

    Those of you excited by the possibilities of multi-touch technology in particular – Microsoft’s Surface, should definitely check out the video above. It shows applications developed by Intuilab written using Adobe’s AIR platform (version 1.5). They claim it’s the first company to do so. More @ Insideria...
  • Windows Live Hotmail via POP3 on the iPhone !!!

       Since launch day I’ve wanted this.. Windows Live Hotmail on the iPhone. While you could add your gmail, yahoo, exchange, mobile me and other POP3 email accounts.. iPhone users couldn’t view hotmail on the iPhone. Of course there was the very poor web experience through mobile Safari, but...
  • Two new Surface Apps revealed

    Splatbox – VJ app Bubble wrap More @ ArsTechnica...
  • Vista SP2 beta

      Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is currently in beta and due for release Q1 2009. To try out the beta I formatted my laptop and started fresh, so this post is based on a clean install of Vista SP2. As normal of the service packs of today, the...
  • Windows Live Suite, sweeping changes, due in the next 24 hours

    Many have regarded Windows Live products as the most exciting thing to happen at Microsoft in years. While products have evolved and increased in numbers over the past few years, they appeared to lack a cohesive long-term strategy. That’s all about to change. In the next 24 hours we’ll...
  • Application installs in Windows 7 can contain Gadgets

    In the Windows 7 developer guide, a new feature has been revealed, Gadgets can now be installed as part of application installations. Along with the standard options of creating Program Menu and Quick Launch shortcuts, developers can now include the option for users to install an associated Gadget. As...
  • Ballmer talks Software + Services (Windows Azure) at Liberation Day 2008, on now

    Steve Ballmer is live on stage right now, he just delivered that famous quote – “Developers, Developers, Developers”. At today’s developer event – Liberation Day, Microsoft are talking about their software + services strategy. Watch live online now @ www.microsoft.com.au/powertodevelopers...
  • Steve Ballmer visits Sydney, Australia this Thursday.

    If you’d like to hear Microsoft’s Software + Services strategy from the CEO himself, Steve Ballmer will be at the Convention Centre in Sydney this Thursday for an event called – Liberation Day. There’s a Online Stream for those who aren’t near Sydney, Thursday 6th November at AEST 3:30PM....
  • New Hotmail Arrives, what do we think ?

    While Microsoft announced some time ago that hotmail would get a refresh, we’ve been waiting for this to be pushed out globally. Logging in today I received the new interface. If your a hotmail user, jump over to http://mail.live.com and see if you have the update. The new version...
  • Google docs are a joke, Microsoft show ‘em how it’s done – Office Web Apps

    Microsoft are dominating IT news this week with some major announcements at PDC. One of the largest is their confirmation they will bring versions of their Office products online. While Google made the move online first, creating Google Docs, the features for the most part have remained the same,...
  • Microsoft announce Windows Azure

      At their Professional Developers Conference (PDC) last night, Microsoft announced their new in-the-cloud services Operating System – Windows Azure. This incorporates a number of key Microsoft business systems including Live, .NET, SQL, SharePoint and CRM services. What does this mean for your business ? Well the theory is,...
  • Silverlight 2 released

    Microsoft’s big Flash competitor Silverlight is now approaching early maturity. Today Silverlight 2 has been released. What’s new in version 2 ? Probably the biggest addition is the .NET support, but for all the details, head over to ScottGu’s Blog, he even has a simple Digg client built in...
  • Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” ads take over MSN.com

    Microsoft’s I’m a PC advertisement has now been applied to MSN.com. Surrounding the main site content, if you click any of the thumbnails, the short 10-second video begins to play. these are dynamically updated on page refresh with the latest user-created videos from http://imapc.lifewithoutwalls.com More @ MSN...
  • Windows 7 M3 Build 6780 screen shots, reveal some changes, more to come.

    First of all let me pre-cursor this post by re-iterating the thoughts of Paul Thurott on this weeks Windows Weekly podcast – The first build of a new version of Windows always looks very similar to the current release (in this case Vista) as the majority of the user...
  • Windows Live Beta released

    In the biggest update to the Windows Live suite since it’s launch, this update, includes new versions of Mail, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Toolbar, Family Safety beta. Windows Live Messenger beta (version 2009) Windows Live Writer beta   Windows Live Photo Gallery beta Windows Live Mail beta...

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