About Darren Straight

Darren Straight a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) and Windows Live Butterfly Expert is a University of Kent Student who is an avid blogger and technology enthusiast who loves the passion of beta testing new products and services from Microsoft.
More Than 100 Million Web Sites On The Internet

Netcraft’s monthly survey of the Internet has revealed that there are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet. In the November 2006 survey Netcraft received responses from 101,435,253 sites, up from 97.9 million sites last month.

Office Live Launches in the US on November 15th

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft Office Live (http://www.officelive.com/), a set of Internet-based services tailored to the needs of small businesses, will be coming out of beta in the United States on the 15th of November 2006.

Microsoft Releases Media Player 11 for XP

Microsoft Corp. released to the public Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP, a significant milestone for music fans and the digital entertainment experience on Windows.

Windows Live Barcode launches!

No Windows Live Barcode isn’t a joke. Read below for more info!

My First Ever Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Event!

Hey everyone, as you know or may not know I’m now a UK Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) 2006/2007 and well I’ve just arrived home from Reading (UK) after spending the past two days there for my first ever Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Events.

New Book Search Deals for Microsoft

Cornell University and Kirtas Technologies, a maker of scanners and digitization software said Tuesday that they had signed deals with Microsoft to support its Windows Live Book Search Project. Microsofts answer to Google Book Search, announced in late 2004.

Early Internet Explorer 7 Download!

As you may have already noticed today, neowin have been pointing to what is supposedly the final version of Internet Explorer 7 packaged into a Yahoo Mail Download.