Tech WWWorld: Picnik Comes to Picasa, Windows Live Phone to be available in 17 countries (Including India)

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Connector Integrates Facebook

Microsoft Office 2010 has announced integration of Facebook and Windows live messenger in the Outlook’s social connector (Check our Review of Microsoft Outlook 2010).

As per MS’s blog, LinkedIn and MySpace are also releasing updated version.

You can add friends and colleagues to Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Windows Live, directly from the Outlook People Pane.

When viewing a message from someone, you see real-time updates from his or her activities on Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Windows Live. You see information that your friends and co-workers have made public on those sites, as long as the email address they are using to communicate with you has been added to their account settings on the social network. – blog

Interestingly, Outlook Social connector is now available on Outlook 2007 (download from here).


Picnik Available on Picasa

March of 2010, Google acquired the online photo editing service, Picnik and now, the same is now available on Picasa.

When you select “edit” inside of Picasa Web Albums, you now have the option of using Picnik to edit your photo. So from today, all Picasa Web Albums users have seamless access to the editing power of Picnik without ever leaving their account. When you save your edited photo back to your PWA album, you can either replace the old image or save a new copy. – blog

Google Fiber

Google has launched ‘Fiber for Communities’ website, in order to build a momentum for its ultra high-speed fiber optic Internet network.

one message has come through loud and clear: people are hungry for better and faster Internet access. With that in mind, today we’re launching a new site called Google Fiber for Communities, where you can learn more about fiber networks and keep up-to-date on our project. You’ll also be able to advocate for common-sense federal and local policies that would help fiber deployments nationwide.- blog

Windows Live Phone

Windows Live Phone, scheduled for launch towards the end of this year will be available in 5 languages (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish) and 17 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and United States).

Some of the exciting features of the phone include

  • FindMyPhone Function – lets you transfer photos directly from your phone, move OneNote content, synchronize contacts, and so on, and a suite of tools for dealing with a lost or stolen device — you’ll be able to remotely wipe it, locate it, lock it (via)
  • Integration with Windows Live
    Windows Live integration is right where you’d expect it, in places like the People and Pictures hubs. When it’s time for some work, the Office hub brings together the powerful Office suite we all know and love: OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, and even SharePoint server integration. And, you can take advantage of the phone’s integration with Web based email and calendaring from Windows Live, Gmail and others, plus hosted Exchange accounts. – details

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