August, 2008

Microsoft DMCA’s us on Windows Live Wave 3 Messenger info No its not the 1st of April, Microsoft sent us (and mess.be again) a takedown for the Messenger Wave 3 screenshots posted on 11th August. If ...

August 30, 2008

Live Search Maps Goes Live In Taiwan Now Taiwan can also enjoy Live Search Maps (as Live Pages). Microsoft Taiwan and Chunghwa Telecom realized this together making use of techn ...

August 29, 2008

Photosynth: First Update Photosynth, launched 8 days ago, got its first update: Some improvement on the upload problems. If you've been upload errors or the dreaded ...

August 29, 2008

Microsoft acquires Greenfield Online and Ciao for $486 million, expands further in commercial search Microsoft continued to expand it’s reach in commercial search today, acquiring Greenfield Online, Inc, owners of Ciao GmbH, for $17.50 US, i ...

August 29, 2008

Microsoft continues testing different shapes of MSN.com v11 Since we learned about the upcoming version of MSN.com featuring a tighter Windows Live integration and a fresh new look a couple of weeks a ...

August 28, 2008

Live Mesh: New Service Update Live Mesh’es next update will air later today. No, it’s not available yet, I’ll update this post once it is ;) Its availab ...

August 28, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Is Out The IE team blog has just posted that IE8b2 is now out. Lots of goodness in this new build: We focused our work around three themes: everyda ...

August 27, 2008

Windows Live On Facebook On Facebook there are some applications about making use of Windows Live Services. I’d like to take a moment to highlight some of them. Wind ...

August 27, 2008

Auto Suggest, new in IE 8 with Search Providers (and coming to Live.com?) IE 8 Beta 2 just came out today, and one of the interesting new features comes in the search bar, in the form of Auto Suggest.  We ...

August 27, 2008

Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: What’s New Thanks to some great work by tophtucker and then BV2312, we managed to catch the new Windows Live Hotmail promotion site as soon a ...

August 26, 2008

Old M1 Build of Messenger spreads across web An early version of an interim build of the new wave 3 messenger is spreading across the web, having been posted by JCXP.net, WinXperts.com ...

August 24, 2008

The Live Search Olympics collection The 2008 Olympics has been a source of pride for the athletes, for China, and also for Live Search, who posted a very nice series of backgro ...

August 24, 2008

Welcome to LiveSide v.4 We told you about our server issues a month or so ago, and ever since then we've been working behind the scenes to make a move over to our b ...

August 23, 2008

Wave 3 urls start resolving, services betas coming soon Ah its almost that time of the year, when we start posting 5 times a day with more screenshots than you can shake a stick at. Just to wet th ...

August 23, 2008

Photosynth: User Review As Kip mentioned in his post about the Photosynth release, I’ve been playing about with Photosynth. I was that is, 'til it decided it won’t ...

August 21, 2008

PhotoSynth released as a Worldwide “Software + Services” Download, to become part of MSN Photosynth, which was initially released as a Microsoft Live Labs Technology Preview, is being released as a new free service, to become par ...

August 21, 2008

West Des Moines, Iowa is “Where the Internet Lives”; site for newest Microsoft data center  Microsoft and the state of Iowa have announced the location of the newest Microsoft data center, in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Locat ...

August 21, 2008

Microsoft plans to use Powerset to tailor search Microsoft plans to use the tools it acquired in Powerset to “gain an edge against Google” according to a report coming out of the Search Eng ...

August 20, 2008

Windows Live Video Messages site is live for now (it says Sept 9th) Thanks for the comments in the last post, it appears that Windows Live Video Messages is up and running, at http://videomessages.live.com/Po ...

August 20, 2008

Windows Live Video Messages – new tech preview coming soon (sidebar gadget available for download now) You kill one service, and another one springs up to take its place. The Windows Live Support and Feedback sites helpfully spilled the beans ...

August 19, 2008