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Microsoft's Online Services Offline For Over 2 Hours
2011-09-09 13:35:07

  Microsoft's online services like Hotmail, Office 365 and SkyDrive were unable to be accessed overnight. "If you've been trying to use Hotmail, SkyDrive, or our other Live properties in the last couple of hours you may have noticed problems accessing our services," Microsoft said in a blog post. The company said it is still analyzing the cause of the problem, but it appeared to be related to the Internet's DNS address system. Microsoft's Office 365 is the company's...

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2011-07-16 05:40:00

Hotmail users are going to have to be a little more creative when it comes to choosing their passwords, as Microsoft is getting set to ban easy-to-remember, easy-to-crack passwords such as "123456" and "password", according to various media reports on Friday. According to a July 14 blog post, Dick Craddock, the Group Program Manager for Hotmail, said that the webmail service was prohibiting customers from using one of several common passwords," including the two mentioned above and other...

2011-07-11 13:06:00

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off Microsoft Corp.'s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), a four-day event that celebrates the accomplishments of the company's 640,000 global partners, CEO Steve Ballmer today thanked partners for helping make Windows 7 the fastest-selling operating system in history and indicated that with future versions in development, partners can be confident in their bets on Windows for phones, PCs, servers and the cloud. (Logo:...

2011-05-24 09:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today previewed the next major release of Windows Phone, code-named "Mango," through a series of media events around the world. "Mango" will deliver more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and the Internet. The "Mango" release will be available for free to Windows Phone 7 customers and is scheduled to ship on new phones beginning this fall. More details on device...

2010-11-15 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurring the traditional line between "casual" and "social" gameplay, today Microsoft Corp. is introducing new ways -- and places -- to play online. The preview of an all-new MSN Games site, along with Windows Live Messenger and Bing Games, delivers a socially infused casual games experience that links to a player's Facebook and Windows Live networks and integrates across platforms, offering truly connected gameplay with status updates, game...

2010-10-18 08:10:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pageonce, a top-ranked personal finance service for mobile devices, today announces support for Windows Phone 7. As a Microsoft Windows® Phone 7 launch partner, Pageonce Personal Finance will be showcased in Windows Marketplace, slated to debut in the U.S. on November 8. Preview Pageonce Personal Finance for Windows Phone 7 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XranMnlLsQQ "Windows Phone 7 is setting a new benchmark for the...

2010-10-13 11:03:00

ISTANBUL, October 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Turkcell (NYSE:TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, is delighted to announce that Turkcell has become the first operator in the world to integrate its location-based mobile application with Windows Live Messenger. The application is "GEZENZI", one of the world's first location-based Web 2.0 micro-blogging platforms. Microsoft released the final version of Windows Live Essentials 2011 with...

2010-10-07 06:35:00

WOLVERHAMPTON, England, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its successful launch mid-September, Toffa International Ltd (http://www.toffa.com), creator of GooSync, has already added new connections to its AddressBookONE service, with many more connections in the pipeline. Windows Live and Exchange are the latest connections to be added, allowing you to import and manage all of your Windows Live and Exchange contacts. Naturally AddressBookONE's intuitive contact merge system will...

2010-09-15 12:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide beta availability of its new Web browser, accompanied by over 70 top websites and global brands that created new experiences to show off the capabilities of Windows Internet Explorer 9, at the Beauty of the Web event in San Francisco. The new browser delivers a fast, clean, trusted and interoperable online experience that takes full advantage of Windows 7, putting the focus on the sites and applications...


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