Microsoft and Windows Round-up – 09.06.2010
Wow .. it only took three days for the the big name tech blogs to finally realize that Office Live was .. well … live. I got to admit a bit of a surprise from Walt Mossberg’s review – he actually liked it and thought it was a really good consumer product (here that Microsoft – consumer – the word you have no concept of let alone market to).
- Google vs. Bing: Correlation Analysis of Ranking Elements – SEOmoz
Earlier this year, Danny Sullivan of Third Door Media asked me if SEOmoz could put together some data comparing ranking elements of Google against those of Bing to help illustrate the potential biases SEOs might face when optimizing for the two engines.
- Office 15 Details Revealed: Possible New UI, Office Mobile 15, Release Date Implication, and More – MSFTKitchen
Goodbye Office 2010; hello Office 15! After some extensive (see: exhaustive) research, I’ve unearthed enough to confidently say that Office 15 planning is not only under way, but thriving as well.
- Use Bing Social To Search Facebook And Twitter – Bing
Back in October of last year, bing.com/twitter launched the first ever search experience powered by the Twitter firehose.
- Microsoft’s Mehdi on Bing’s iPhone deal, new social search & more – Seattle Times
Microsoft’s adding a new “social” search feature to Bing today that shows trending topics on Facebook and Twitter.
- Microsoft: We’ll be running 85 to 95 percent of our apps in the cloud this decade – Mary Jo Foley
Just over a month ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent a memo to a few key execs inside the company, asking them when Microsoft was going to be “all in” with the cloud and moving its own, internally-developed apps there. Here’s the Microsoft CIO’s game plan for doing so.
- Microsoft Office Simplified For the Web – Walt Mossberg
I am writing this in Microsoft Word, hardly an unusual way to author a document. But I’m not using Word as you know it—part of the large, complex Microsoft Office suite installed on your computer’s hard drive.
- Reminder: Windows XP end-of-sales and end-of-support deadlines – The Windows Blog
Just a reminder that – as announced in April 2008 – as of October 22, 2010, OEMs will no longer be able to pre-install Windows XP Home on new netbook PCs.
Windows Phone 7:
- No more ambiguous icons in Windows Phone 7! – Long Zheng
Two thumbs up for the Windows Phone 7 guys. One of my few but major concerns with the WP7 user interface is now no longer an issue.