MSN Hello Christmas Competition

MSN has ramped up its online ad activity for Windows Live Messenger, ahead of’s launch in the New Year, with a Christmas campaign site that’s aimed at promoting its video-call service.

MSN’s Hello Christmas site, which has now gone live, is a video-sharing portal where users …

By Darren Straight in News
December 5th, 2006 at 6:07 am

Where are they now? Windows Live Sidebar and TV Gadget

At the beginning of year one of the most interesting gadgets talked about was that of the “What’s on TV” gadget for Providing local TV listings and links to show and episode information, this gadget allows Media Center PC users with a TV tuner card and MSN …

By Chris in News
December 4th, 2006 at 4:55 am Product Tour

Thanks to Brandon for pointing out the Product Tour, a marketing effort that includes some simple how to’s on setting up and some truly awful videos.

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Not big news, to be sure.  Expect something with a little more substance coming up soon, but for now …

By Kip Kniskern in News
December 3rd, 2006 at 5:48 am

Office Live Screencasts up on Channel 9

Don Campbell, an Office 2007 Evangelist, points to three new screencasts up on Channel 9, showing how Office Live and Sharepoint Designer 2007 can work together to create custom Office Live web sites.

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The screencasts:

Office Live with Sharepoint Designer

Using the Data Form Web part in Office

By Kip Kniskern in News
December 2nd, 2006 at 4:15 pm

Windows Live WiFi Center Beta 4 released

wifi_thumb News Mike Miles of the WiFi Team announces on the Un-Wired blog that the latest beta release of WiFi Center, the WiFi connection and security manager, is up on Connect.

Improvements to the beta include (from the blog entry):

  • Support for Vista (whew, just in time… Vista will be
By Kip Kniskern in News
December 1st, 2006 at 3:53 pm

Browser based Windows Live Messenger Mobile makes its debut

This sure is a busy night for mobile news, thank god we have Windows Live employees that blog to keep us on our toes.  Mike Smuga, Program Manager for Windows Live Mobile announced, on his blog, the availability of Windows Live Messenger for mobile browsers.  They are rolling …

By Harrison Hoffman in News
December 1st, 2006 at 11:11 am

Windows Live Search for Mobile Launched

Earlier today, Microsoft released its new Mobile Search application on  I had a few minutes to play around with the Windows Mobile 5 version of the program on my Cingular 2125 and I must say that it is a killer application.  This release mostly focuses on local …

By Harrison Hoffman in News
December 1st, 2006 at 8:21 am

Windows Happy Holidays Christmas Template

Are you into the Holiday/Christmas spirit already? If so why not check out this Windows Happy Holidays Christmas Template, all you have to do to add it as your Template is click here.

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By Darren Straight in News
November 30th, 2006 at 6:00 pm

Expo gets an update, adds Facebook sharing and more international support

The Windows Live Expo team just rolled out an update earlier today.  Here are the details, via the Team Blog:original News

  • Public availability in the UK and China!  Welcome to social classifieds, guys!
  • Upgrades to the “Communities” feature (formerly known as Email groups)
  • Streamlined account sign-up
  • Upgrade to
By Harrison Hoffman in News
November 30th, 2006 at 1:23 pm

Why MSN (Live) Search is losing share: the blog conversation

An interesting discussion is shaping up across a number of blogs, all relating to Danny Sullivan’s Search Engine Watch posting a number of graphs showing MSN (Live) Search to be losing market share to Google.  Sullivan posts this graph showing the drop in market share over the last …

By Kip Kniskern in News
November 29th, 2006 at 4:04 pm