PostADay, PostAWeek WordPress Challenge

I don’t think I’ve ever posted a non-technical post here, or even at my Tinkering with Windows blog, but I’ll try to tie this in somehow with technology and perhaps even Microsoft. I was invited via e-mail to do a PostADay or PostAWeek challenge via WordPress. I thought about it, but given my schedule, I […]

Winquire News Around the Web for December 24, 2010

It’s been a busy week so far, what with the Christmas coming up and then choosing this week to redo a couple of my computers and Virtual Machines. Anyways, there’s still a little bit of news floating around, given that most people have already settled down for the week. Here’s today’s news and tidbits from […]

Winquire News Around the Web for December 22, 2010

I decided to rename the Daily Tidbits section to simply News Around the Web. I think it’s a better fit. The same business as Daily Tidbits, just a different name. So, without further ado, here’s what’s going on in the interwebs today regarding Microsoft and Friends. Microsoft supposedly sold 1.5 million Windows Phone devices in […]

Windows Phone “Sells” 1.5 Million Devices

Microsoft unexpectedly released sales figures for its Windows Phone devices today. Recently, they had stated they would not release these numbers until CES or even later. However, with the given criticism that Microsoft has received of not discussing sales figures, Microsoft may have been moved to release the numbers earlier than expected. Microsoft announced that […]

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Yesterday, Microsoft released the next version of its Microsoft Security Essentials software. It’s been a number of months since Microsoft first unveiled the beta on the Microsoft Connect site, and most recently the revised beta or RC version. However, months of beta testing has led to an even better and more refined product since the […]

Weekly Wrap-Up for December 6, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these (in fact, the last time I did one was back when I was still updating Tinkering with Windows on a regular basis), but I figured I would kill two birds with one stone and briefly cover the Silverlight Firestarter event earlier this week and throw […]

Microsoft Releases Visual Basic WP7 Tools to the Web

Microsoft today yesterday (now that I’ve forgotten to post this) announced the RTW of the Visual Basic WP7 Development Tools. Previously, Microsoft had only allowed development with Windows Phone in Visual C#, with this update/add-on, users will be able to develop for the Windows Phone in two different languages, C# and Basic. Feel free to […]