BetaNews | Skype: Users Rebooting Brought Service Down

  Skype: Users Rebooting Brought Service Down By Scott M. Fulton, III, BetaNews August 20, 2007, 12:03 PM A system outage that impacted Skype users for about 48 hours last week has officially been attributed to a multitude of Windows-based clients receiving critical security patches and rebooting at roughly the same time. According to the company, the reboots triggered a flood of logon requests that collided at Skype’s network hub, like a circumstantial form of denial-of-service. BetaNews | Skype: Users Rebooting Brought Service Down

BetaNews | Verizon Tapped for ‘Click to Call’ Integration

  Microsoft has teamed with Verizon’s business arm to provide consumers with one-click phone calls to businesses found on its Live Search listings, the telecommunications company said on Monday. BetaNews | Verizon Tapped for ‘Click to Call’ Integration I was wondering what happened to this feature. I guess it was removed sometime in the Live! Search beta.

Windows Live! Writer Beta Released (and WLM Beta & WL Mail Beta)

Windows Live! Writer Beta has been released, alon with Windows Live! Messenger Beta and Windows Live! Mail.New Authoring Capabilities·         Inline spell checking·         Table editing·         Ability to add categories·         Page authoring for WordPress and TypePad·         Support for excerpts and extended entries·         Improved hyperlinking and image insertion·         Paste SpecialIntegration and Compatibility·         SharePoint 2007 support·         New APIs enabling custom extensions by weblog providers·         Automatic synchronization of local and online edits·         Integration with Windows Live Gallery·         Support for Blogger Labels Plus…·         New look and feel·         Available in 6 languages·         Improved accessibility and keyboard support Many other frequently requested enhancements! I will not be around to gather info about … Continue reading Windows Live! Writer Beta Released (and WLM Beta & WL Mail Beta)

GLITR – Wireless Oakland on schedule

 Hmmm. How come no Farmington / Farmington Hill, or Southfield as early adopters? This is great, another competitor besides a cable provider and AT&T for high speed Internet. Also, no longer have to worry if a cafe has free wifi or not, the free level 128kbs is plenty. Link to Great Lakes IT Report