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Windows Live Wave 4 leaked!

Windows Live Wave 4 has been leaked. While the whole world, including loyal MVPs and trustworthy beta testers (Former Windows Live Butterfli …

March 17, 2010

Messenger Plus! sets up office in Montreal

Back in December Patchou, creator of Messenger Plus! (Live), wrote a lengthy article about the history of Messenger Plus!. In that article h …

February 18, 2010

Live.com – Handy, Yet Little Known Features: Currency Conversion, Calculator And Dictionary

We already knew about tracking flight status from Live Search, and yet again Ian Moulster tipped three more handy features many of us will f …

April 6, 2009

Windows Live Products Nominated For Webware 100 Awards

Awards, nominations, it must be the season as yet again we can report to you about some more of those. This time about Windows Live and othe …

April 1, 2009

Live Search takeaways from CES and more

So there’s a bunch of Live Search news that’s emerged in the last 24hours, of which the official CES news was the new search deals with Dell …

January 9, 2009

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

Windows Live Sync Is Now Available For Windows And Mac [updated]

Windows Live Sync is now Live at http://sync.live.com. The team just announced it on their new blog: Hello, Sync and FolderShare friends. We …

December 11, 2008

Windows Live Wave 3: Homepage

One of the centre pieces for the new Windows Live Wave 3 experience services (MS marketing speak is infectious), is the new customisable hom …

December 3, 2008

Windows Live Wave 3 services launch today (Updated)

As we hinted at yesterday, today marks the update for most of the Windows Live services to Wave 3. This release (Codename Peloton for those …

December 2, 2008

Windows Live Account gets Wave 3 update – Services updates start

Microsoft has just switched on the new Windows Live Account, bringing with it the first of many expected services upgrades this week to Wave …

December 1, 2008

Blockbuster teams up with Microsoft to offer services via Live Mesh platform

In a sign of things to come, Blockbuster today announced a collaboration with Microosft to deliver new mobile services, thereby allowin …

December 1, 2008

Search roundup – More Kumo domains, Yahoo deal still makes sense for mobile growth

While talk of the weekend may have been around whether or not a $20bn Microsoft-Yahoo search deal is back on the cards, there were a few oth …

December 1, 2008

Microsoft takes control of Kumo.com domain – watch out for the Live Search rebrand

A few months ago Mary Jo Foley got a tip about some new brand names that were being considered for Live Search. One of these, Kumo, jumped o …

November 23, 2008

Microsoft discontinues Windows Live OneCare – offers lightweight alternative for free

Microsoft just announced that it is discontinuing Windows Live OneCare from 2009, replacing it with a free lightweight alternative, codename …

November 18, 2008

Windows Live People Review – Your new Windows Live address book

With the announcement of the Windows Live Wave 3 (web) services today, there are a few new service names that have popped into the mix. One …

November 13, 2008

Live Search Cashback offers 25% rebate on Ebay Buy-It now

While search share may not be increasing in the Microsoft camp, they are definitely trying hard to disrupt the market. Their latest effort i …

November 7, 2008

Live Mesh Beta update – Initial review

Now that the Live Mesh team has finished rolling out their update, here’s a quick overview of the new stuff (beyond the obvious like t …

October 30, 2008

Live Mesh updates announced at PDC

Live Mesh is going into Beta later this week, along with support for Mac and Windows Mobile 6 clients. Other changes coming later this week …

October 28, 2008

Microsoft launches CTP for OpenID support in Windows Live ID

Yet another PDC announcement, and this one is from the Windows Live ID team. They’ve just opened up a Live ID test bed for those developers …

October 27, 2008

Windows Live beta discussion forum

As we’ve been asked a number of times for some discussion forums, we’ve set one up for the Windows Live Wave 3 betas. Check it out. This wil …

September 18, 2008