venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

Live.com News and technical details

Another Ajaxian Portal

I just found about another ajaxian portal - http://www.netvibes.com/. Looks quite good to me. It...

Author: venkatna Date: 09/18/2005

Start.com support for other browsers

I have been asked a number of times why we do not work properly in Opera and Safari. I have also...

Author: venkatna Date: 09/09/2005

Start.com Feedback

Feedback for start.com has been amazing. We have received tons of emails at...

Author: venkatna Date: 09/02/2005

Start.com Released

I had been working on start.com on and off about 4 - 5 months ago. I had moved onto another project...

Author: venkatna Date: 09/01/2005

XBox 360

I have been following news about Xbox 360 for a while now and know its size. I had not given it much...

Author: venkatna Date: 08/24/2005

Steve Squyres and Mars Rovers

There was a small talk today by Steve Squyres at Microsoft Research today. Steve is the lead science...

Author: venkatna Date: 08/18/2005

More shipping software from MSN

I like the direction we are going in. [:)] We have been slowly moving towards sites with more...

Author: venkatna Date: 08/02/2005

Microsoft and WaSP

As i was reading various blogs this morning, i came across this post. This is probably the most...

Author: venkatna Date: 07/21/2005

Weather on MSN

It looks like MSN just released a new weather channel. I love the new site. It has got great...

Author: venkatna Date: 07/21/2005

Disconnecting from work

I have had this blog for a while now and have been posting an entry about once every two weeks. I...

Author: venkatna Date: 07/01/2005

New blog for MSN.com and My MSN tips

Hi: A fellow MSN.com employee has started a new blog to talk about tips and tricks when using My MSN...

Author: venkatna Date: 06/23/2005

Software I have on my computer

I got a shiny new tablet (Toshiba M4) and spent some time installing all the software that I usually...

Author: venkatna Date: 06/15/2005

Web browser standards support - good article

This might be old news to most people, but I just found a cool site that compares the major browsers...

Author: venkatna Date: 06/11/2005

New start.com is now live

Here it is. What everyone has been waiting for. The new version of start.com is now live. Remember,...

Author: venkatna Date: 06/03/2005

New "Always Thinking" Blog

Have you ever wanted to find out how things work at MSN? Did you ever want to find out what it is...

Author: venkatna Date: 05/31/2005

Keyboard shortcuts

I like to use the keyboard as much as i can. I find I am more productive and it hurts less when I...

Author: venkatna Date: 05/27/2005

MSN, RSS, Ajax and Accessibility

Nate Weinberg over at blognewschannel is at the Syndicate conference has a write up about what MSN...

Author: venkatna Date: 05/19/2005

Agile Development with Scrum

Recently, I have been reading up on Scrum and i read Agile Software Development With Scrum by Ken...

Author: venkatna Date: 05/14/2005

IIS Webcast series now has its own website

If you are a web developer or test web sites or manage a web site, you might have seen the IIS some...

Author: venkatna Date: 04/26/2005

Our start.com dev is now blogging

The Developer working on http://start.com/1 and http://start.com/2, steve, is now blogging about it....

Author: venkatna Date: 03/21/2005

Take Back Your Life - Yet Another Review

I got a copy of Take Back Your Life by Sally McGhee a couple of weeks ago. I just finished reading...

Author: venkatna Date: 03/18/2005

Rounded corners without extra images

This is the best news I have heard in a while. I found this through 456 Berea Street. It lets you...

Author: venkatna Date: 03/15/2005

Announcing Start.com

The cat is out of the bag. We have been working on a new personalized start page. We are essentially...

Author: venkatna Date: 03/10/2005

Journey of Manking - a nice interactive map

I found this cool interactive map that shows one theory of human migration and development. This is...

Author: venkatna Date: 03/09/2005

IE Team is asking for feedback on Standards

This is a topic that is close to my heart. Standards support. Over on the IE Blog, Chris is asking...

Author: venkatna Date: 03/09/2005

I use OneNote a lot to take notes and keep track of information. I also use MSN Desktop Search to...

Author: venkatna Date: 03/08/2005

MSN Shopping Beta is here

Andrew blogged about the new MSN Shopping Beta. This page is a lot cleaner than the old one and...

Author: venkatna Date: 02/18/2005

MSN Homepage fixed for Mac IE

When we released the new version of the MSN Homepage on Feb 1st, we had some problems with rendering...

Author: venkatna Date: 02/16/2005

E-mail productivity tips

There is a great post over at 43 Folders about E-mail Productivity. If you use e-mail at work, you...

Author: venkatna Date: 02/15/2005

More information on the MSN Homepage redesign.

One of the developers on our team (Danboe) has a list of articles about how we went about converting...

Author: venkatna Date: 02/08/2005

Encarta Answers

John from Encarta has a great article on how Encarta works with MSN Search. They also give you a...

Author: venkatna Date: 02/04/2005

Amazing feedback

Wow. What a way to start blogging. I have not even had the chance to introduce myself and I have...

Author: venkatna Date: 02/02/2005

New MSN.com Homepage

We released the new MSN.com Homepage yesterday to match the new MSN Search release. I work on the...

Author: venkatna Date: 02/01/2005

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