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Configure Hotmail's New Security Features

The Windows Live team announced yesterday that they added additional security features to Windows Live Hotmail. The majority of those features were aimed at protecting email accounts against hijackers and improving options […]

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Microsoft Shuts Down Windows Live Spaces, Migrates To WordPress

A rough time lies ahead of the 30 million or so Windows Live Spaces customer who operate their own web blog on the blogging service that is owned by Microsoft. Microsoft's Dharmesh […]

Microsoft to shut down Live Spaces, Porting users to WordPress

Microsoft have announced that they;re to shut their underused blogging service, Windows Live Spaces, and instead port everyone's account to WordPress.  The announcement, made at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference and later reported […]

Small Businesses to get Free Microsoft Security Essentials

In a u-turn for Microsoft, the company has now announced that it will licence it's free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) anti-virus product for small businesses from October. The move is a turn […]

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Bing Maps Gets Transit Directions

Bing Maps until recently only offered driving and walking directions for users of the maps service. Today the team announced that they have expanded this by adding transit information for 11 US […]

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Own Your Space, Safe Computing Guide Aimed At Teens By Microsoft

If you are tech savvy, you usually notice things related to technology that friends, family and work colleagues may not. This includes a very broad realization that most computer users have difficulties […]

Windows Phone 7 is Released to Manufacturing

Microsoft have reached a big milestone with their new smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 7.  Today, Terry Myerson the Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Engineering has announced that it has been […]

Adobe / Microsoft to team up on Vulnerability Sharing

Microsoft has announced that it's to extend it's Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to include vulnerability sharing information from Adobe. The programme, launched in October 2008 allows sharing of information about security […]

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Operations Guide For Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft has released a second Office 2010 guide, after the previously released  Getting Started With Microsoft Office 2010 Guide. The initial guide was designed for administrators and also end users alike and […]

Microsoft warn of Windows Shell Critical Vulnerability

Microsoft have warned of a critical vulnerability in Windows Shell, caused when parsing .lnk shortcuts that can automatically launch a malicious program through use of a specially crafted shortcut. The vulnerability affects […]

Microsoft co-founder pledges billions to philanthropy

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has bequeathed the majority of his estimated $13.5bn (£8.8bn) to philanthropy after his death according to the BBC. Allen set up a charitable foundation 20 years ago to which […]

Bing Powered Yahoo Search Transition Begins

Yahoo and Microsoft have been testing Bing powered search results offline for some time now. A recent email sent out to advertisers confirmed that the testing will be moved to the live […]

Was a Russian Spy working at Microsoft?

Following the recent US / Russia spy drama, however Microsoft have now claimed that a 12th spy was working for them.  In an interview with Newsweek, they said that Alexey Karetnikov had […]

To Prove A Point, Microsoft Creates A Bank For A Day

How do you know if an online business is legit or a scam? Many Internet users share their personal information online even though they should not be doing so, at least not […]

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Getting started with Microsoft Office 2010 Guide

Microsoft has just released a Getting started with Microsoft Office 2010 guide that gives administrators and users of Office an overview of the changes in Microsoft Office 2010. The ebook acts as […]

Windows XP Help attacks on the rise

Update: Microsoft has patched the issue and it is no longer a problem provided that Windows users have patched their system with the most recent security updates provided by the company. An […]

1 Million people download Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

It was only released a week ago, but already 1 million people have downloaded Microsoft's new Windows Live Messenger software for the iPhone.  This has got to make it one of, if […]

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Bing Gets Design And Layout Changes

Search engines are constantly evolving, a recent trend puts related searches and information on the search result pages to provide searchers with additional options and direct answers of their search queries. The […]