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Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Michael Jackson took the number one position still managing to break all kinds of records even after his untimely demise (insert signature MJ 'hee-hee' sound right here).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | bing | search | terms | 2009 | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Microsoft's top developers prefer old-school coding methods over those fancy modern ones.Microsoft's top developers prefer old-school coding methods over those fancy modern ones.

Graphical programming environments are usable when they are useless, but unusable when they would be useful,' said Jeffrey Snover, another Microsoft distinguished engineer and creator of Microsoft's PowerShell scripting tool for Windows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | oldschool | programming | methods | developers | coders |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.

The gift to the open source community, however, does come with some strings attached -- or, rather, removed from the gift wrapping. Microsoft reduced some of the framework's functionality in making the Software Developer's Kit open source

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | framework | dotnet | programming | opensource | community | functionality |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Bug in Internet Explorer allows for public veiwing of your PDF files.Bug in Internet Explorer allows for public veiwing of your PDF files.

Although the data isn't always exposed when the document is viewed with Adobe Reader, it is easily readable when the file is opened in editors such as Notepad, and the text is also available to Google and other search engines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:47 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | pdf | leak | ie | memory | adobe | acrobat | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.

Abington are looking to get a class action lawsuit together, believing Microsoft's actions to be both heavy-handed and suspiciously convenient giving the proximity of the bannings to the release of Modern Warfare 2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:14 AM | Tags (9) | action | bannings | class | kotaku | lawsuit | live | microsoft | silly | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Steve Ballmer quite pleased with how Windows 7 turned out.Steve Ballmer quite pleased with how Windows 7 turned out.

Ballmer told the Microsoft Annual Shareholder Meeting that Windows 7 has been outselling previous versions of Windows, including Windows Vista, by a ratio of two to one. While Ballmer declined to give exact sales numbers he said that the sales were fantastic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:59 AM | Tags (6) | business | microsoft | pleased | steveballmer | tgdaily | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.

A well-rounded list of some free applications for those of you (who may or may not be IT professionals, InfoWorld) who happen to have a predilection for tinkering under the hood with your copy of Windows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:58 PM | Tags (9) | free | information | infoworld | it | microsoft | software | technology | tools | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.

We’re looking at the performance characteristics of all the browser sub-systems as real-world sites use them. Our goal is to deliver better performance across the board for real-world sites, not just benchmarks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:51 AM | Tags (7) | internet | explorer | microsoft | ie9 | developers | details | performance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.

I consider myself to be a bit of an Xbox achievement addict so this is a much-welcomed addition to the world of 1 vs. 100. Remember kids, season two starts up again on November 19th - and I will pwn your trivia skills. Pwned, I say!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | 1vs100 | 360 | achievements | endsights | gaming | microsoft | quiz | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nine of the most common Internet Explorer bugs and how to fix them.Nine of the most common Internet Explorer bugs and how to fix them.

Designing a website with the hopes of it being semi-cross-compatible amongst modern browsers? You'll soon realize, as most of the web designing world has, that Internet Explorer will be the bane of your existence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:58 PM | Tags (7) | bugs | design | development | explorer | nettuts | web | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.

You'll see these results when searching specific areas of Bing in areas like nutrition and math. The amount of new data Microsoft gets with this partnership is in the trillions along with a whole slew of neat algorithms as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | bing | computational | engine | interwebs | math | microsoft | search | wolframalpha |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Microsoft decides to give the MSN homepage a bit of a facelift.Microsoft decides to give the MSN homepage a bit of a facelift.

The new home page is tightly integrated with Bing, which should help boost the search engine's market share from its current ten percent or so. It also includes Twitter and Facebook feeds, so that users don't need to leave the page to update status or post a tweet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:32 AM | Tags (10) | bing | design | facelift | integration | microsoft | msn | overhaul | redesign | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.

In a nutshell, you'll get some additional MS points and discounts on Marketplace purchases if you continue to re-up your membership status (gold only). Oh, and you might also have to participate in a program survey once in a while.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:54 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | gaming | gold | microsoft | purchases | rewards | surveys | tiers | videogames | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.

The special reportedly contained jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest. In other words, it was just like a regular 'Family Guy' episode.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:39 AM | Tags (10) | advertising | familyguy | fox | microsoft | sensitive | sethmacfarlane | software | special | sponsorship | variety |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Windows 7 more popular than Harry Potter in regards to pre-order sales.Windows 7 more popular than Harry Potter in regards to pre-order sales.

The OS immediately put Windows Vista to shame, selling more copies on Amazon in its first eight hours than Vista did in its entire pre-order period. In the last three months, the only currently available products to beat Windows 7 were Dan Brown novels.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | windows7 | preorders | harrypotter | danbrown | books | amazon | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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