MSN Music retires, Zune launches 4 comments

Another MSN service becomes content with the closure of MSN Music. With Microsoft launching Zune Tuesday, MSN Music will not become Windows Live Music, but become a delivery method of content. MSN Music will no longer be selling music, but point customers to Zune, Real Rhapsody, …

By Matthew
November 17th, 2006 at 4:17 pm

Windows Live Mail desktop Updated 7 comments

Build 1172 of Windows Live Mail desktop just went live on  This is the first publically available update for WLMd in about a month and a half, so needless to say there have been a lot of improvements since the last build.  Alright, let’s just jump …

By Harrison Hoffman
November 17th, 2006 at 12:42 pm

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Unite to Support SiteMaps 3 comments

Ken Moss, General Manager of Live Search, announced today that Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! will all support the SiteMaps protocol, a simple, xml based way for web site owners to share information with search engines without having to rely on crawl algorithms. Ken describes the work Microsoft is …

By Kip Kniskern
November 16th, 2006 at 4:02 pm

Sprint teams up with Windows Live for Mobile Search 1 comment

Tonight marks an important milestone for Windows Live Search.  Microsoft just announced that they have inked their first mobile search deal, with wireless carrier Sprint.  From here forward, Sprint will be offering Windows Live Search capabilities on their mobile devices. 

The Live Search for Sprint phones …

By Harrison Hoffman
November 16th, 2006 at 2:01 pm

@Live addresses are safe (whew) 9 comments

In case you missed it in the comments, Kevin Briody from Windows Live took the time to assure our readers that @live accounts, no matter how they were obtained, will not be deleted after all:

Hi all-

We just wanted to update LiveSide’s readers – We will

By Nick
November 16th, 2006 at 11:26 am

Windows Search Preview “indefinitely postponed” 6 comments

The word is that the Windows Live “desktop search” project has been shelved, as a result of the recent reorg. In Sinofsky’s vision of “Live 2.0″ (did I just say that?), the 6 groups rule all, giving consolidation into a Windows Live suite. The screenshot below is about as …

By Chris
November 16th, 2006 at 4:40 am

Office Live goes Live 10 comments

Office Live, which goes live in the US on Nov 15, and simultaneously begins beta testing in the UK, France, Germany, and Japan,  provides a powerful set of Web-based services to help you manage your valuable information and resources.

Offered in a three-tiered set of services, beginning …

By Kip Kniskern
November 15th, 2006 at 4:40 pm

Live Mail to delete new @Live addresses? 27 comments

In the Hotmail and Live Mail support blog today, it was hinted that the @Live accounts created with the javascript hack posted here on LiveSide (no longer working), on the Mail Support blog itself (in a comment) and on and elsewhere may not survive long:

Because I

By Kip Kniskern
November 15th, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Free Product Catalog Upload for adCenter Customers 1 comment

From the adCenter blog:

“We’re excited to announce a new (and free!) opportunity for adCenter customers to drive holiday sales through Live Search. We’ve partnered with our friends on the Live Product Search team to offer the first 200 adCenter customers access to this limited program to

By Nick
November 14th, 2006 at 4:12 pm

Coming up in the world of Live… 0 comments

For your calendar:

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By Chris
November 14th, 2006 at 6:19 am