Opinion

What’s the deal with Windows Live Home? Or more precisely, why are there so many Windows Live home pages? A blog post on Windows Live Wire the other day announced: As you probably ...

October 18, 2007

Windows Live strategy session: “Go Ahead and Be Honest” Larry Hyrb, known to the Xbox Live community as "Major Nelson", revealed that he will be in a meeting next week with Ray Ozzie, among others ...

October 6, 2007

Why “is MSN losing $1billion a year”? Today I saw a somewhat interestingly timed post about MSN's profitiability, or lack of. The analysis is based on the Online Services Busines ...

October 2, 2007

Live Search at a crossroads: Searchification and beyond On Wednesday, I'll be at "Searchification" where Microsoft will be presenting their improvements to Live Search, some of which we've already ...

September 24, 2007

Why today’s EU ruling is good for Windows Live and its users So there is a lot of talk going on about the EU anti-competive ruling today that upholds almost the entirity of the previous EU ruling. Here ...

September 17, 2007

I love Fake Steve Jobs OK the truth is I really wanted to rip the NY Times article for what it was, a PR hack job.  An embarrassingly bad PR hack job, at that ...

September 4, 2007

A reminder that Microsoft’s Search has a long way to go yet As if we needed to see the gulf between Google and the rest, the Windows Live SkyDrive rename and update has only just hit the top of techme ...

August 9, 2007

Windows Live Wave 2 – How it looks so far With the Windows Live Wave 2 rollout expected this autumn/fall, Kevin Johnson describes it as "the must-have free upgrade to the Window ...

July 31, 2007

The Search Share Battle – does it really matter? The latest comScore numbers, showing Live Search holding steady, but not gaining, at 10.3% of the market share, seems to indicate that Live ...

June 26, 2007

The Windows Live Effect – split from services to succeed? If you looked back 18 months at the discussion around Windows Live, MSN and Microsoft's search strategy, the current market-share situation ...

June 10, 2007

Silverlight: Did Microsoft just do something cool? When Microsoft announced the renaming of WPF/e to Silverlight two weeks ago, it was a first indication that maybe there was something differ ...

May 1, 2007

On Winning, Windows Live, and a New World Order As you know, most of us at LiveSide are Microsoft MVPs, and attended the MVP Summit last week.  It was an interesting experience, to sa ...

March 18, 2007

What’s (not) happening with Windows Live communities One of the reasons why we started LiveSide was to help to build a community around Windows Live, to share our thoughts and views with those ...

February 24, 2007

Enough Branding Jokes: Why Windows Live Hotmail is a good name that’s bad Really.  At some point this has just got to stop.  Someone has got to get enough Kahunas at Microsoft to figure out a branding str ...

February 9, 2007

Windows Live: The Road Ahead It's been a little over a year since the Windows Live initiative was announced, in November 2005, and a year since we started LiveSide. ...

January 3, 2007

OurView – The new LiveSide opinion blog We've just started up an opinion blog to run alongside the blogs we have running already. Why? Because we feel that there are subjects we'd ...

November 25, 2006

Who Is Windows Live? When Microsoft introduced Windows Live a little more than a year ago, a couple of questions immediately popped up; what is Windows Live, exa ...

November 25, 2006