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msnbot beta will now be called bingbot!

Bing today announced that they will now drop the beta tag from the Bing crawler known as msnbot and change its name to bingbot.

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Microsoft retires Windows Installer CleanUp utility!

Microsoft’s Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, MSICUU2.exe, was a tool one used to remove failed installations and information for programs, that were installed using Windows Installer. Windows Installer Clean Up utility While the Windows Installer Cleanup utility was found to a […]

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Be a King of Bing Maps!

Microsoft Bing is looking for a King of Bing Maps! Someone to lead the way in Bing Map App development. Someone who will set the bar for what a Bing Map App should be.

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Microsoft’s Project Natal will be named Kinect

Microsofts Project Natal will be named as Kinect! Kinect or Project Natal is a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform. UPDATE-2:  Microsoft today officially unveiled Kinect for Xbox 360, a controller-free gaming […]

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The new Bing Webmaster Tools to debut soon!

The Bing Webmaster team held a session showed a preview of the next version of Bing Webmaster Tools, Microsoft’s no-cost toolset for webmasters and search engine optimizers (SEOs). Bing Webmaster Tools were rebuilt from the ground up to offer more […]

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Microsoft to shut down Bing CashBack

Microsoft plans to shut down Bing Cashback, a service that offered online shoppers cash rebates for buying products, after searching for them on Bing.

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Ballmer: We have our hammer, while Apple had its own hammer!

Steve Ballmer gave a spirited defense of the Microsoft’s strategy and the future of its Windows operating system, following an assertion from Steve Jobs earlier that personal computers that run it are in permanent decline.

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Ballmer unconcerned about Apple’s rise

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday said he was unconcerned that his company had been overtaken by rival Apple as the world’s biggest technology firm in terms of market value.

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Apple overtakes Microsoft as biggest tech company

Apple Inc shot past Microsoft Corp as the world’s biggest tech company based on market value on Wednesday, the latest milestone in the resurgence of the maker of the iPhone, which nearly went out of business in the 1990s.

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Microsoft to move away from NewsGroups to Forums

Microsoft has a long history of establishing newsgroups that channel users and issues into the newsgroup (NNTP) space where information is shared and problems can be addressed by the community.

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Microsoft TownHall Announced

Today at the Politics Online Conference in Washington, D.C. Microsoft launched TownHall, a new Windows Azure-hosted engagement platform that fosters, moderates and houses conversations between groups.

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Microsoft launches TechNet Wiki

Microsoft has launched TechNet Wiki, a portal for community generated content about Microsoft Technologies.

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Silverlight 4 Released

Microsoft has released Silverlight 4. Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline.

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Microsoft announces Fix it Center Online

Microsoft has announced a proactive and personalized troubleshooting experience for customers with the launch of the Fix it Center Online (Beta). You will notice that the Fix it Center Online service,  incorporates some of Microsoft’s KB content. Microsoft Fix it […]

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Microsoft updates Service Pack Support Policy

The Microsoft Support Lifecycle (MSL) policy standardizes Microsoft product support policies for Business and Developer products, and for Consumer, Hardware, and Multimedia products.  The Microsoft Support Lifecycle team recently announced important changes to the Service Pack Support policy.  

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Windows Azure – Now available in 41 Countries

Microsoft Windows Azure platform, including Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure platform AppFabric will now be generally available in an additional 20 countries, making the flexible cloud services platform available to a global customer base and partner ecosystem across […]

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Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 Announced

Microsoft has announced the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. Microsoft also announced that Silverlight 4 will release to Web (RTW) later in the week.