Who Is Windows Live? 23 comments

When Microsoft introduced Windows Live a little more than a year ago, a couple of questions immediately popped up; what is Windows Live, exactly? and why is it different than MSN?  A year later, those questions haven’t been answered.  Yes, there has been progress. A steady stream of new services has emerged, …

By Kip Kniskern
November 25th, 2006 at 4:26 am

Add the Windows Vista Countdown gadget to your own Website 3 comments

As Nick has shown over on Windows Vista Blog, not only can you add the Windows Vista Countdown gadget (talked about here on LiveSide.net) to your Live.com/Spaces web page and Windows Vista Sidebar, you can also add it to any website. Here is what Nick writes:

Why …

By Donavon
November 23rd, 2006 at 1:34 pm

What’s the name of that Map thing? 7 comments

Virtual Earth? Local.live.com? Maps.live.com?  It’s all so confusing.  We’ve suggested just changing the name to Maps and be done with it, and recently there have been signs that the change has occured.

First, http://maps.live.com works, and doesn’t resolve to http://local.live.com as it used to.

Then on the Live …

By Kip Kniskern
November 23rd, 2006 at 4:41 am

Windows Vista Countdown gadget 4 comments

Windows Vista Countdown GadgetThis is a re-print of a post that I did on my blog. I thought I’d post it here in case you missed it. Look for my companion article in the next few days about how to write one gadget that runs on Sidebar and Live.com. – Donavon…

By Donavon
November 22nd, 2006 at 9:52 am

Windows Live – The *Real* Future? 3 comments

One of the common things that seems to be happening with the major Windows Live services and products is for a development SDK to be released for the product to allow 3rd party developers to build upon the application and add extra functionality to the service. We’ve seen it …

By ScottIsAFool
November 22nd, 2006 at 7:07 am

Windows Live advertising starts in the UK – Search marketing sucks? 4 comments

Today saw the first major Windows Live advertising here in the UK, with a 4 page front-cover for the “Metro”, a free London paper aimed at commuters. Much like the previous ads in American newspapers, they focused on Windows Live Search, including both Image Search and VirtualEarth.

Pictures (Click to …

By Chris
November 22nd, 2006 at 4:26 am

MSN/Windows Live Search drops 8% in the year 3 comments

Today sees the publication of a new Nielson NetRatings report (PDF) on the US search share rankings. There are few surprises concerning when it comes to the top 2 performers – Google 49.6%, 23% growth and Yahoo 23.9%, 30% growth. What is surprising is the bad performance of …

By Chris
November 21st, 2006 at 5:58 am

MSN Money gets update; CNBC.com to launch soon 0 comments

In an email sent out earlier this week, MSN Money users learnt they will now have two financial information sites to choose from. The first, MSN Money, underwent an update earlier this week, providing new features that include:

  • Improved stockcharts
  • New quote pages
  • Quote watchlist
  • My News
By Chris
November 21st, 2006 at 5:32 am

Windows Live Mobile launches SMS Search Beta 2 comments

WLMobile icon.gifJust a few days after announcing a major partnership between Windows Live Mobile and Sprint, the Windows Live Mobile team have launched a new SMS search service that provides Cingular, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and Alltel subscribers SMS access to Windows Live Search results. (US only curently)

  1. Send a SMS
By Chris
November 20th, 2006 at 1:32 pm

MSN Premium releases 9.5 version, not dead yet 3 comments

Much to our surprise, MSN released version 9.5 of MSN Explorer/MSN Internet Access to subscribers as an update on Friday.  The release appears to fix a number of issues surrounding upgrades to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Live Messenger.  The release also introduces Digital Image Suite

By Matthew
November 19th, 2006 at 5:40 am