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Keeping the Messenger service running—on a massive scale
If you read Jeff Kunins' post a few weeks ago about the growth of Windows Live Messenger in the last decade, you already know that Messenger's growth has been pretty phenomenal. With such growth comes passionate feedback from customers, and a unique set of challenges around supporting those customers...
Tue, Mar 2 2010
Office team releases new Outlook Hotmail Connector
Hello, I'm Alessio Roic from Microsoft Outlook, guest-blogging here today to make an important announcement. After several months of beta testing, Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 has officially been released! Why use Outlook Hotmail Connector? If you have been using Outlook Connector 12.1, you...
Tue, May 4 2010
Preview of the new Windows Live Messenger
We’ve spent the last few months posting about how we look at the industry, the key customer problems that are top-of-mind for us, and where we think we can improve the lives of our customers. Today in a speech at the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil, Steve Ballmer is sharing a preview of the new Windows...
Wed, Apr 28 2010
Listening to you on Hotmail
How we make decisions about new Hotmail features At Hotmail, we feel a strong sense of responsibility to the over 360 million people who use our service each month to provide them a high quality and consistently performing email experience so they can stay productive all day, every day. From a development...
Fri, May 7 2010
Hey! My friend’s account was hacked!
At Hotmail, we know that account hijacking is a big problem, and we continue to work hard to prevent it. We’ve noticed a couple of things about hijacked accounts. First, many accounts have weak passwords that make them easy targets for hijackers. Second, when someone’s account gets hijacked, their friends...
Thu, Jul 14 2011
Updates to the SkyDrive apps for Windows and Mac
Last month we released preview versions of SkyDrive for Windows and OS X Lion , along with big updates to our iOS and Windows Phone apps. We also announced a new, more flexible approach to personal cloud storage that allows power users to get additional paid storage up to 100GB. It’s been an...
Wed, May 30 2012
Re-enabling creation of Linked IDs
Today we are beginning to re-enable the ability to create new Linked IDs. This change is rolling out in the next couple days and should be complete this week. For some customers – particularly power users – you’ve told us that it’s essential to be able to juggle multiple accounts. Over the last year...
Wed, Aug 17 2011
Privacy is not dead
Wanting privacy is not about needing something to hide. It’s about wanting to maintain control. Often, privacy isn't about hiding; it's about creating space to open up. If you remember that privacy is about maintaining a sense of control, you can understand why Privacy is Not Dead. There are good reasons...
Fri, Apr 2 2010
Update to the SkyDrive desktop app for Windows
Today, many SkyDrive users may notice an automatic update to SkyDrive for Windows (Version 16.4.6003.0710). Most of the changes in this update aren't really visible. Millions of people depend on SkyDrive to automatically sync files, so as with most updates, this one improves performance, reliability...
Thu, Jul 12 2012
QFE1 for Windows Live Essentials 2011 now available through Microsoft Update
Arthur de Haan
If you’re using Windows Live Essentials on Windows Vista or Windows 7 and have Microsoft Update turned on , you’ll see an optional update this week in all 48 languages where Windows Live Essentials 2011 is available. After launching Windows Live Essentials 2011 last fall, we’ve been closely watching...
Mon, Mar 21 2011
Responding to comments
Hello – Thanks to all for the first round of comments. As I said in my previous post , this is the start of a two-way conversation intended to discuss how we build and operate our services. We love all the comments and suggestions and we’ll read every one. I’ve responded privately to more...
Wed, Dec 16 2009
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