Microsoft Week In Review

by jason on November 15, 2009

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Hey folks, just a quick post today that might become a weekly feature – depending on your feedback.

MS is in the news all the time, but we felt it might be useful to have a synopsis once per week to help you keep in the loop.

And since we can’t predict what the news is going to be, we figured it would probably be more useful to do this at the end of the week J

So – the folk in Redmond have been kinda busy this week:

Facebook and Twitter are coming to Xbox 360 – Tweet your latest frags while listening to last.fm

MS confirms first zero-day bug – Yup, apparently there is a security breach in the new OS.  Until the MS team releases a fix, you can work around it by handicapping your browser.  Goodbye high speed surfing….

Hackers get copy of MS COFEE – MS is claiming that it won’t be useful for anyone but the enforcement agencies it was created for, but that hasn’t stopped folks from downloading copies of what they think is COFEE – Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor.

MS bans a few hacked xbox Live accounts – A few modded consoles are being used as an example of the wrath of MS.  They will strike down with great vengeance and furious anger  those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers console.

MS admits that Windows 7 was designed to look like Mac OSX – This one is my favorite this week.  A manager makes a comment that the rest of his team neither supports nor condones – the Windows 7 team was pretty quick to respond to this unauthorized comment.

Nothing too earth shattering this week, but a few items that are worth a read on your Sunday afternoon.

If this is a post that you would like to see return on a regular basis, please leave a comment.

-Jason

Microsoft Week in Review

Hey folks, just a quick post today that might become a weekly feature – depending on your feedback.

MS is in the news all the time, but we felt it might be useful to have a synopsis once per week to help you keep in the loop.

And since we can’t predict what the news is going to be, we figured it would probably be more useful to do this at the end of the week J

So – the folk in Redmond have been kinda busy this week:

Facebook and Twitter are coming to Xbox 360 – Tweet your latest frags while listening to last.fm

MS confirms first zero-day bug – Yup, apparently there is a security breach in the new OS. Until the MS team releases a fix, you can work around it by handicapping your browser. Goodbye high speed surfing….

Hackers get copy of MS COFEE – MS is claiming that it won’t be useful for anyone but the enforcement agencies it was created for, but that hasn’t stopped folks from downloading copies of what they think is COFEE – Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor.

MS bans a few hacked xbox Live accounts – A few modded consoles are being used as an example of the wrath of MS. They will strike down with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers console.

MS admits that Windows 7 was designed to look like Mac OSX – This one is my favorite this week. A manager makes a comment that the rest of his team neither supports nor condones – the Windows 7 team was pretty quick to respond to this unauthorized comment.

Nothing too earth shattering this week, but a few items that are worth a read on your Sunday afternoon.

If this is a post that you would like to see return on a regular basis, please leave a comment.

-Jason

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