Windows Live Search background just changed…

Right before my eyes…

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Something new is coming?

A quick refresh of the page, and all is back to normal…

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Strange.

OK…yeah…one more refresh, and there really is something going on.  There are spots in the image that relate to Live Search destinations.  The one shown below jumps to a Live Maps destination.  There are others…

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Try it for yourself:  www.live.com

Active Directory, SQL Server, Sharepoint, and OpsMgr 2007 at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing

This could turn out to be a good blog to watch during the Olympics.  Chris Ransom is representing Microsoft at the Beijing Olympics, supporting several of the technologies in place for the big event.

Olympics tag: http://mschrisran.spaces.live.com/?_c11_BlogPart_BlogPart=blogview&_c=BlogPart&partqs=cat%3dOlympics%2b2008

Olympics RSS Feed: http://mschrisran.spaces.live.com/category/Olympics%202008/feed.rss

Do *you* Yahoo?

John posted an interesting table showing how the various parts of Yahoo rank.

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgormly/archive/2008/07/03/what-s-good-about-yahoo.aspx

I looked down the list and, frankly, the only service of Yahoo’s that I still use is Flickr

Once upon a time, I swore by Yahoo’s email service.  Loved it – until someone figured out a way to hack into it and Yahoo just threw up their hands and said “sorry about that”.  So, other than Flickr, Yahoo has simply become a once-run – a has-been – for me.

But, for me, the same holds true for Google services – though I suspect I’m a rare case.  The only Google service I still use is the email news alerts, which, yes, is still in beta though its been around for several years.

So do *you* Yahoo?  Which Yahoo services do you use?