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Bill Gates and his Last Day – Video with The Office Spoof and Cameos

Definitely worth a watch, captured at the Bill Gates’ CES Keynote…

Microsoft Foldershare admits problems – promises improvements soon – still no Vista Support


Microsoft really dropped the ball, again… FolderShare, which has been in beta for many many months now STILL isn’t Vista compatible. Microsoft’s own product isn’t Vista Compatible!!!

Honestly, I wrote them 2 months ago and again 2 weeks ago about Vista support and still no response. Yesterday, I checked the site and it was down. I got excited! Alas, this was the message when it comes back up:

What’s New?

newsNovember 18, 2007 – Windows Live FolderShare maintenance has been completed. All services are back online.
For the latest on FolderShare, visit our newsgroup.

Bastards! Still not Vista compatible. Idiots!

See the story of them promising to do more at: Foldershare admits problems – promises improvements soon (via LiveSide)

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Finally Windows Live OneCare Adds New Features

Windows Live OneCare

Everyone was wondering where 2.0 was? They announced it and nothing happened. Well, now we know what’s changed and now we know when it’s coming…

We’ve just released significant enhancements to the Windows Live OneCare service, designed to help you to more easily care for all of the PCs covered by your subscription.

Here are just a few of the new features that you’ll see:

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Windows Live Writer: Out of Beta


Thank you to everyone who tried out the beta releases of Writer over the last year and gave us feedback. Over 1.5 million of you downloaded our last beta release, and your input helped make Writer the product it is today. 

Our goal from the start has been to help make blogging more powerful, intuitive, and fun for everyone. Today, we’re proud to announce that Windows Live Writer 2008 is now available!

Download Writer 2008
Windows Live Writer 2008 (version 12.0.1366.1026)

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Inherent Blogging with Word 2007 – Comes with Pretty Big Warning

I only learned about this recently noticed that in the “New” Document section of Word 2007, under “Installed Templates” there was an option for “New Blog Post”…

Word2007 Blog Post

Immediately after clicking this template, if you’ve never set it up before, Word 2007 will ask you to register your blog’s information, similar to that of Microsoft Live Writer…

However, check this warning out:

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New Windows Mobile Phones out in the Next 6 Months – Possibly for Verizon?

Well, here it is, in an interview from Information Week with Scott Rockfeld, group marketing manager at Microsoft, he announces that there are new “innovative” Windows Mobile products coming. Perhaps to Verizon? We can only hope wince the Q9m is a crappy smartphone and not a real PDA!

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Shocking: Microsoft Actually Speaks about Internet Explorer 7 Update

 Internet Explorer I’m shocked. Doesn’t really seem like Microsoft has done a lot recently. My Internet Explorer 7 crashes about about 7 times a day. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Almost a year ago, we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. Since then, IE7 is well on its way to becoming the most used browser in the world, and we’ve seen lots of evidence that IE7 makes it safer and easier to accomplish everyday tasks online. For example, the built-in Phishing Filter has protected consumers from known phishing web sites an average of 900,000 times per week.  IE7 is the first – and still the only – browser with native support for Extended Validation SSL Certificates that help prevent online fraud. (Of course, tabbed browsing, QuickTabs, shrink-to-fit printing, an easily customizable search box, CSS improvements, and some add-ons are all good things too.)

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Microsoft Morning News 9-27-2007

Microsoft Good morning! Here are are some recent headlines that Microsoft is making so far today…

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Microsoft should go Social! Release APIs for Outlook and Exchange

Microsoft Microsoft is supposedly looking into purchasing a stake of Facebook, but honestly Facebook is it’s own entity now, like Apple, Google and yes Microsoft. So, I think it’s about time Microsoft goes social for themselves. There are so many people “forced” to use Microsoft products and applications in their daily lives. Microsoft Word and Excel are the standards for every major business out there. Microsoft Outlook has always been my standard email, calendar and contact client.

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Microsoft Live Search Feeds – Search for Feeds – Not In Feeds – Errors Ensue

This is quite interesting and definitely a different type of solution than Google’s Blog Search. Microsoft Live Search has added a Feed Search called Live Search Feeds. It’s in beta now, which is good, since the blank page that shows up when you get there is rather boring.

Blank Live Search Feeds

However, when you run a search, you get the Feed locations. Unlike Google’s Blog Search which actually searches feed for content. You won’t get any content here. Just the feed’s address:

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