Wave 3: So much news, so little time

By Kip Kniskern | Posted September 17, 2008 7 comments

I'mAPC Hi, I’m a PC (lol just wanted to get that out of the way).  Wow lots of attention about Wave 3, funny how that happens when there’s no news for a year.  In this post we just want to clean up some odds and ends before we get to deeper dives into Wave 3.

First, and we have to excuse damaster’s zeal in his original post on Photo Gallery, but facial recognition does indeed exist in this beta version.  He updated the post to correct his initial impression with some nice new screenshots.  Check it out (and thanks for the tip, Ryan!).

Next up, and as we reported previously on LiveSide, Windows Live FolderShare is changing it’s name to Windows Live Sync, as confirmed by our friend Raphael Rivera, who did some nice digging of his own.  He even found a download link for the new Windows Live Sync beta. (and another tipster to thank, this time Suril!)

And finally in a fit of self aggrandizement (just kidding Robert), Robert McLaws “tipped” us that he posted on getting Windows Live Wave 3 to work on Windows Server machines (now why would you want to do that, we wonder?).  Anyway, check out Robert’s post if you want to bring social networking to your server box.

Posted September 17th, 2008 at 6:23 am
Category: News
Tags: Advertising, Sync, Wave 3
  • http://www.shrenik.spaces.live.com Shrenik

    I’ll give you guys some more news to work upon!!!
    This item probably got shadowed under the Wave 3 news yesterday!!!

    Live Maps announced inclusion of 9 indian cities in the database…and they have launched a dedicated india map site too!!!

    http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth/archive/2008/09/17/announcing-live-search-maps-india.aspx

    It doesnt work in IE8 though :-(

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/BV2312/default.aspx BV2312

    Also WLCalendar is getting an update today too

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/surilamin/default.aspx surilamin

    You guys posted a lot of news in a very short amount of time mostly over 24 hours. Small mistakes will happen.

    Keep up the great work, this is the only site I have found that has good and complete Windows Live coverage. :)

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/damaster/default.aspx damaster

    With Windows Live Sync, it now finally supports logging in via a WIndows Live ID, instead of the previous Foldershare account.

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/jntowers/default.aspx jntowers

    is there a big difference in mesh and sync? they seem to have some overlap…except maybe the fact that sync appears to be what’s going to be used to integrate with messenger/mail etc.?

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/tophtucker/default.aspx tophtucker

    Ugh, why is there both Mesh and Sync? And how does SkyDrive fit into it? Hm. All will come clear, I’m sure…

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/Chris/default.aspx Chris

    You need access to http://sync.live.com in order to use the web functionality of Windows Live Sync, hence the non-inclusion in the Wave 3 installer. Of course Sync could be tied into apps like Photo Gallery and Skydrive for sharing stuff around, so potentially some interesting possibilities in this wave.