2008

Virtual Earth Data Refresh/Release – December, 2008 There has been some housecleaning done the last 2 months with some of the Virtual Earth road network data.  Global vector data updates. ...

December 30, 2008

More Search numbers – Live Search Club quietly kicking a@# The latest Compete.com numbers came out just before Christmas (Dec 23, for November), and while much of it is more of the same, a couple of ...

December 29, 2008

Windows Live For Windows Mobile: Push Hotmail Issue Cause Found Issues have been reported about push Hotmail not working consistently and after quite a bit of investigation the team has now found the caus ...

December 28, 2008

Where’s Santa? So you’ve visited Santa’s Village, and starting midnight tonight he’ll begin his journey around the world. He has to deliver all those prese ...

December 24, 2008

Global Foundation Services Container Data Center animation Just found a mention of this video on an Paul Hand’s msdn blog, a nice video animation about Microsoft’s plans with container da ...

December 23, 2008

Having problems with Windows Live Sync / Favorites sync? This might help An admission right off the bat: I’m not a Toolbar user.  I guess I’m partial to as much browser real estate as I can get, but I don’t g ...

December 22, 2008

Deep Zoom Composer Has Been Updated: Documentation And Bug Fixes! When I found that I couldn’t open previous projects, I headed over to the Deep Zoom Composer Forum to let the team know of this problem. Kir ...

December 22, 2008

MSN UK trials new MSN v13 UI with Silverlight enhancements Over at MSN UK Entertainment, they are trialing the new MSN v13 UI, complete with Silverlight enhancements. The test site at http://entertai ...

December 19, 2008

Hotmail scrolling returns: negative feedback spurs changes After thousands of comments and negative feedback about changes made last month to Hotmail, and after “reviewing how users at various monito ...

December 18, 2008

Web Messenger coming – not here yet (clarification) This evening our friend PicturePan2 IMed me to say that WebMessenger was live on Hotmail.  I checked my main Hotmail account and indeed ...

December 18, 2008

Some more on the Hotmail update: Web Messenger, Calendar (?), Today pane updated Although Windows Live Wire posted on the scrolling option update today, it looks like Hotmail has snuck in a few more bits along the way. ...

December 18, 2008

How To Enable Polygamy In Windows Live Messenger Many of you will have several WLIDs, and want to sign into Messenger with more than one of them. Until now you had to seek refuge in a patch ...

December 17, 2008

The North Pole – A Virtual Earth 3D Christmas Experience Santa lives on the North Pole, but have you ever seen his Village? It is way too far and way too cold to travel to the North pole and then y ...

December 17, 2008

Now everyone’s snooping around Live Search Seems like every time we turn around now someone is turning over rocks looking for news about Live Search, a potential rebrand, and what it ...

December 17, 2008

Live Mesh: Delayed Client Update For Windows Now Scheduled For January There isn’t going to be an update for the Live Mesh Windows Client this year. After it got delayed, we saw a maintenance notice, which ...

December 17, 2008

Windows Live Solutions Center: a better way to interact? After rolling out a new version of Hotmail only to be deluged with complaints ranging from the somewhat petty (I want the old version back!) ...

December 16, 2008

Spotting the Changes in Essentials Our eagle-eye reporter Sunshine was on top of the Essentials beta update, and so we’ve had a few minutes to take a look around.  As rea ...

December 15, 2008

Windows Live Essentials Beta Released! I know we told you the Windows Live Essentials would be released last week, it really was planned like that, but sometimes things just don ...

December 15, 2008

Photosynth Experimental Silverlight Viewer, View Synths On Any Computer The current (high performance) Photosynth viewing experience uses a technology called Direct 3D, and makes sophisticated use of the graphics ...

December 15, 2008

Flickr And SmugMug Users: Easily Create DeepZoom Albums With Mooncake [updated] There already was PhotoZoom from mslivelabs (upload photos one by one or from an RSS or Atom feed) to create DeepZoom albums. Now Flickr and ...

December 15, 2008