There are news reports that Microsoft will be launching a desktop application called ‘WorldWide Telescope’ which will be competitor to Google sky and is expected to be much better than that.
It lest you zoom through the night time sky, as far as it can allow. It is supposed to make use of Hubble and other earth bound telescopes for data.
I am excited to have a go at it once it launches. What do you think? Is this exciting enough for you?
PS: Much seems to be happening at Microsoft recently the most important of which is the bid to take over Yahoo. There is news that Chinese government may be apprehensive about Microsoft taking over Yahoo since that will make Microsoft the largest share holder of Alibaba ( the largest listed internet firm in china)