Monday, February 28, 2005

MS Press now has RSS

Another Microsoft site adopts Really Simple Syndication. Mike Hall made mention of this on his weblog

Sunday, February 27, 2005

NineMSN Maps & Directions released

Found this out on Frank Arrigo's weblog. Great news for anyway following MapPoint technology especially in Australia. You can now get your maps and directions fresh from NineMSN using this easy to remember URL listed below. Hopefully this will mean the Streets and Trips 2005 product will work along side the recently released maps for Australia.

Friday, February 25, 2005

MSN Remote Record launches

News over on Andrew Ma's weblog that MSN Remote Record is now available for those lucky people with a Microsoft Windows Media Center PC. This online feature lets you go through a TV guide and select which shows you want your Media Center to record from anywhere in the world. Great news!

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Microsoft Researchers Use Machine Learning Techniques to Help Advance HIV Vaccine Research

This really makes you feel good. It's so interesting that a computer virus can mimic the attributes of its real life counterpart.

Microsoft researchers David Heckerman and Nebojsa Jojic have collaborated with leading doctors and scientists to apply software algorithms traditionally used in computer science to develop a new approach to creating HIV vaccine models, which will be unveiled today at the 12th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Must read interviews

First interview is a one on one with Bill Gates for ABC News with Peter Jennings. -- A lot of new information with some very hard-hitting questions. The second interview is with Martin Taylor (Martin is Microsoft's global general manager of platform strategy). The telephone interview questions were submitted by hundreds of Slashdot readers and conducted by Robin 'Roblimo' Miller of Slashdot. This interview was fantastic. You would be safe to say that this would have been one of the toughest interviews that Martin has ever done - hard crowd.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

AntiSpyware to be free

I had no idea what road Microsoft was going to take on this -- Pay or Free? While I commend them for releasing this product for personal computers at no cost. I can't help but think this could land them in hot water for anti-competitive behavior. Having a market already created for this type of product it's going to be bad for business. Although with all the criticism Microsoft get about malware on the Windows platform it was undoubtedly necessary for them to enter the market. Not only that, if they want to see the penetration that is necessary to solve this wide spread issue they needed to make this release part of Windows Update or more accurately by the time it gets released - Microsoft Update.

Press Release Source: Robert Scoble

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Internet Explorer 7.0 announced by Bill Gates

Here's the press release about Bill Gates announcements this morning. Found this on Robert's Weblog. Also check out the IE Team's weblog.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

MSDN Nuggets

Thanks Robert for pointing this one out. Great for those people who don't have time to sit down and watch a full-length The .Net Show presentation.

Don't have the time to read a 10 - page how-to article or watch a full length webcast? Try an MSDN Nugget, a webcast that takes you step-by-step to discovering new functionality or exploring a hot developer topic, all in 10-15 minutes. View them online now or download for later reference. To view MSDN Nuggets you need Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 or above.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Microsoft Terminology Assistant 1.0

Microsoft Terminology Assistant is an windows-based assistant tool to find the translated terminology and its definitions.The TA tool can grab the text on your screen and you can use your mouse cursor to point to the words you are going to query. The tool provides "Dictionary" feature as well. You can input any text you'd like to find and see the definition immmediately.

You can now add MSNBC clips to your MSN Spaces blog

A handy little feature sure, yet more importantly it highlights the high adoption of weblogs now. Helped no doubt with the introduction of MSN Spaces.

Microsoft Top 10 Highest Rated Webcasts

View the 10 highest rated Microsoft webcasts, as chosen every month by people like you. You can also view recent on-demand webcasts and all archived webcasts.

View the top 10 webcasts here

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Tweak MCE PowerToy for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

It was just a matter of time before they released this PowerToy. For more information about the history of Microsoft PowerToys visit The Old New Thing one of the best Microsoft weblogs.

Tweak MCE gives you access to systems settings and options not normally exposed in the Windows XP Media Center Edition user interface, including remote control settings, Skip and Replay time customizations, user interface options, and more. It also helps you to optimize Media Center Extender for plasma and non-CRT displays

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Few fixes for MSN Desktop Search

Over on msnsearch's WebLog they have posted some minor updates to the handy MSN Desktop Search tool. Note: this update is not scheduled to be rolled out using the Auto Update system.

Newsbot also updated

They have also released some local versions for three new markets: Australia Canada France.

More News over on MSN Search weblog

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

More Office XML schema documentation

OneNote 2003, Project 2003 and Office Research Services documentation was released today. Update

Along with the update of MSN Search Microsoft have updated the previously cluttered offering, which will near the end of the wave 10 MSN upgrade. For more information take the tour.

MSN Search just released!


The MSN Search Team have done a great job with this product, especially this final release. Well done! I've already changed the default search engine on IT News over from Google to MSN Search.

Great write up over on Mathew@MSN 's weblog

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