Redmond sure is one a bit of a closing spree lately. The recent retirements of several popular services surely seems like the technology titan is increasing its focus on things that matter. From Hotmail to TechNet and now MSN TV — formerly known as WebTV — is coming to an end. The company has announced that its MSN TV...

Just as the rumor mill suggested, Microsoft has launched a web-based version of its Xbox Music service, which can be easily accessed by using any modern browser on the market. Word was that Redmond would debut a web-based Xbox Music soon after making the Windows 8.1 Preview available for download. The new service was...

Well, this was a bit sudden. Redmond has just announced that its will be pulling the plug off of its TechNet subscription service, and it will be officially retired on August 31. And customers who purchase (or renew) their subscription by this date have until September 30 to activate them. Microsoft will, however,...

Microsoft is having a bit of a torrid time when it comes to reliability of its online services this year, it seems. It was only on February 1 this year when the last outage occurred, taking down Outlook.com, SkyDrive and Office 365 for a fair while. Now it’s Hotmail, Outlook.com along with SkyDrive and Calendar that...

More than once in the past I’ve talked about how I feel that Zune Media Player and the services it leverages, could be very important both for Windows 8. With Zune you have a rental system, a multimedia purchase system, and the Zune Music Pass that allows unlimited streaming songs for a fairly low cost. While Zune...

Microsoft might be preparing a new video service inside Windows 8. It’s reportedly named “Chatter” Chatter even appears to have its own icon: Windows 8 chatter logo References to “Chatter” have been discovered in early leaked builds of Windows 8. Forum users at MDL spotted a DLL named ConsentUX.dll which includes the...