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This week, Microsoft has deployed a major new feature on SkyDrive -- an online video player for your video files! Upload a video file to SkyDrive, and you can instantly play it online direct from its page on SkyDrive. I recommend WMV format fo ...
SkyDrive -- two essential feature-requests (09 June 2010)
Microsoft is doing big things with their Windows Live platform, with new major features in the pipeline and regular impressive announcements on the Windows Live team blog and their Twitter feed. It's an exciting time for web apps and web users ...
Red Dead Redemption -- epic new game now released (19 May 2010)
A major new game, Red Dead Redemption, has just been released by Rockstar games. It's a masterpiece! This launch is an important event, and an evolutionary step. It's a profoundly ambitious, genre-defining game, which sets new standard ...
Hotmail getting a major upgrade this summer! (18 May 2010)
It's official! Microsoft have just announced that Hotmail is getting a new design and some impressive upgrades! www.hotmailpreview.com Wow! For full details of all the new stuff, go to the What's New page on the new Windows Li ...
Microsoft and Apple have united to agree on a common format for video in the web browser, removing the most challenging obstacle facing HTML 5 adoption. The universal format for video on the web will be H.264. This standardisation of video for ...