Windows Search Preview “indefinitely postponed”

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 in News
November 16th, 2006 at 4:40 am

Office Live goes Live

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 in News
November 15th, 2006 at 4:40 pm

Live Mail to delete new @Live addresses?

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 in News
November 15th, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Free Product Catalog Upload for adCenter Customers

productsearchzune_thumb News 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 in News
November 14th, 2006 at 4:12 pm

Coming up in the world of Live…

For your calendar:

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

Office Live Interview with Baris Cetinok

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Office Live is set to come out of beta on Wed. Nov 15, and at the same time launch into beta in four new markets, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan.  The set of services, aimed at very small businesses (VSB), offers free custom domains, domain name Office …

By Kip Kniskern in Interviews
November 13th, 2006 at 2:27 pm to Support Google Universal Gadgets

xs_logo3 Developer Is the team working on support for Google’s universal gadget manifest format? You can’t load a Google gadget manifest yet, but there are signs that it’s not far off. If I’m right (and I’m sensing that I am) you should be able to use any …

By Donavon in Developer
November 13th, 2006 at 1:20 pm

Live Search Marketing Kicks into Gear

live%20search_thumb[3] News It’s no secret that Microsoft got a late jump on Google in search.  More people use Google to look for information on the internet than any other search engine.  Microsoft is  hoping to steal some of Google’s thunder by converting users over to its own Live Search.  …

By Harrison Hoffman in News
November 13th, 2006 at 4:01 am

Live. hole patched, according to Bink has the news that the land grab for Live addresses is apparently over for a time:

“Microsoft have patched a loophole in the Windows Live Signup program that allowed users to register any iteration of live.<countrytld>, e.g., etc. Now only is allowed as this

By Kip Kniskern in News
November 13th, 2006 at 1:17 am

Ode to Long Zheng

A while ago, we were berated by some kid from Australia smile_tongue News  about our site design, and though it stung we knew it to be true.  This weekend, our resident Community Server guru Nick Brown got to work – upgrading Community Server to version 2.1 and making the site changes …

By Kip Kniskern in News
November 12th, 2006 at 2:41 am