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Hotmail Outage

Hotmail apparently is experiencing a major outage. The message I got at 9:44am ET was: Server too busy. We are experiencing higher than normal volume and are therefore unable to service your request at this time. Try one of the...

Windows Vista: January 30, 2007

Microsoft has announced it has completed development work on the new Windows Vista operating system and confirmed that it will be available to consumers January 30, 2007. (Nice New Year's present, we hope.) The new operating system, which company officials...

Xbox 360 Live Movie/Video Downloads Skip the PC: Yes!

We blogged about it last week and now it's true. Users of Microsoft's Xbox 360 Live video game service soon will be able to download TV shows like South Park and CSI as well as movies like V for Vendetta via deals inked with half...

When the Facts Aren't Necessarily the Facts

How about this from Engadget about the "factual" comparison between Sony's PS3 system, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii? Remember in Dragnet when Officer Joe Friday stated: "Just the facts, ma'am"? Maybe they need to make a few additional...

An Apple a Day Doesn't Keep the Doctor Away: iPods with a Virus

Can you believe this news about iPods shipping with a virus? It's finger-pointing central, with Apple blaming Microsoft, and Microsoft having none of it. Who's to blame? Read the details here....

Orange Messenger by Windows Live: Goin' Mobile Messaging

Microsoft and France Telecom have launched mobile messaging into the PC and mobile space with "Orange Messenger by Windows Live" (some name, huh?). This will provide access to the Windows Live Messenger community and to the Orange portal services, enabling consumers to...

Microsoft acquires Colloquis

Microsoft's Zig Serafin was one of the keynoters today (Rich has a short video clip of his keynote). He covered Microsoft's Unified Communications plans quite extensively. It was a pretty good overview of Microsoft's plans in the unified communications space....

HP Using Voodoo (No, Not in the Leak Probe)

Not to be outdone by Dell's deal with Alienware (and not to be confused with the Congressional hearing (aka "HP FUD" -- Fear Uncertaincy and Doubt) now going on, Hewlett-Packard plans to buy niche PC manufacturer Voodoo Computers. Voodoo makes cool looking, high-end...

Zune 11/14 @$249.99

That's the date and that's the price for Microsoft's new MP3 player. The press release gives all of the details. The big question: Will this make any kind of dent in Apple's domination of this market?...

Who'll Gimme a Price on a Zune?

Remember we blogged earlier this week about the question about Zune's pricing? Well, today much and all kinds of speculation, rumors, innuendoes, viewpoints and blogging about just how much that Zune "in the window" will cost. Maybe Microsoft should sell them all online...

Live from Tokyo: New Xbox 360 HD Games!

It's beginning to look a lot like HD around here, with Microsoft's announcment today at the Tokyo Game Show 2006 that is has a library of 110 HD Xbox 360 games that will be available this holiday season in Japan, including the highly anticipated...

How Much Is That Zune in the Window?

Does anybody really know the price of Microsoft's new Zune? (Does anybody really care? Hey, sounds like a tune from Chicago, or Chicago Transit Authority as the band was originally known.)Seems Apple's new iPod pricing threw Microsoft for a loop, according...

VoIP over EVDO from PeerMe

Found an interesting company that can do VoIP over EVDO, a popular high-speed data network used by Sprint, Verizon, and other mobile carriers. PeerMe, today launched its free service designed to allow users of Sprint EVDO mobile phones to make...

Nintendo Wii = $250

While Sony PS3 delays (at least not in Japan and the U.S.) have been making the rounds lately, the big news today is that Nintendo's new gaming console -- the oddly named Wii -- will cost $250. Now that's a...

DigitalLife Is On Its Way!

Love this show! DigitalLife, "the leading consumer electronics and video gaming event," will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, next month! October 12-15, to be exact,. This year’s show will feature more than 200 leading consumer electronics and...

Mac vs. Windows: Considering a Switch?

With all of the excitement around Apple and little (or at least not so much) around Microsoft computer products and gadgets, many may be thinking of switching from a PC to a Mac. (Not too many going the other...

Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" cracked

Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" was cracked in just 24 hours according to a 2005 Boing Boing article. The crack simply required adding some Javascript to your browser window. Before pressing 'Custom' or 'Express' buttons paste this text to the address bar...

Another IP-PBX company bites the dust?

After the news that Zultsys was going out of business, only to hear that they are being resurrected, word from two sources is that a well-known IP-PBX company may be on its last legs. I don't want to disclose who...

MS Goes iPod? Apple Goes Phone?

Much excitement today about Microsoft's announcement that it is planning on developing an iPod competitor to take on Apple directly. What's funny is that Microsoft goes one way, Apple goes another (so what else is new?). Seems Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer...

Microsoft Zune takes on iPod

As several news sites have reported, Microsoft plans to release a new music and entertainment player and accompanying software under the "Zune" brand this year to challenge the Apple iPod media player. The latest Apple iPod plays both music and videos...

Microsoft and Nortel to co-develop IP-PBX

Microsoft and Nortel announced an alliance as part of Microsoft's overall unified communications push. Nortel said it expects more than $1 billion in new revenue over the life of the four-year pact, under which the companies will work together on...

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

On May 30th 2006, I speculated that Windows Live Meeting 2006 was coming - the next version after Windows Live Meeting 2005. I was close -- Microsoft actually "skipped a year" and released Microsoft Office Communicator 2007, a unified communications...

Windows Live Messenger Launches

Windows Live Messenger finally launched. I've been playing around with the "invite only" beta for awhile, but now it's available to everyone to download. Some in the media claim this is Microsoft's answer to the popular Skype VoIP client, but...

Microsoft iPod/iTune Killer Under Development?

All kind of noise yesterday about Microsoft developing a MP3 player to compete with Apple's iPod as well as a music download service to rival iTunes ... Hard to imagine this is any kind of "iPod/iTunes slayer" -- anybody think...

The Perfect VoIP Softphone and IM client

With more softphones on the market than you can shake a stick at, each with their own "island" of users that cannot bridge to other islands, I've become a bit disillussioned with the VoIP softphone market. Sure, there is talk...
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