Working with the Virtual Earth Map Control 1 comment

The Virtual Earth map control is the power behind Windows Live Local. Using the Virtual Earth 3.1 map control (VE) APIs, you too can create some amazing location based applications of your own. I've worked with VE on a few projects now and have a new tips …

By Donavon
November 7th, 2006 at 10:16 am

LiveSide adds OPML Lists 0 comments

We've created a set of lists of some of the blogs we follow here at LiveSide, something we had on the old site and just haven't had the time to update.

This time, though, you can visit the blog, subscribe in either RSS or in, or subscribe to …

By Kip Kniskern
November 6th, 2006 at 11:01 am

Windows Live Product Upload launches into beta 0 comments

Over the weekend Windows Live Product Upload (codename Agora) has launched into beta at Designed to allow internet based retailers to add catalogs of their available products to the Live Product Search database, Product Upload guarantees their inclusion in the Live Search extension.

Access is limited to …

By Chris
November 6th, 2006 at 8:23 am

Virtual Earth goes 3D 8 comments

Today sees a Virtual Earth update that adds a wealth of new features to Windows Live Local ( Changes include:
  • 3D representations of 15 major US cities (San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Baltimore, MD, Dallas, TX, Fort
By Chris
November 6th, 2006 at 6:08 am

Interview with Stephen Lawler – Virtual Earth 0 comments

Last week, Harrison got the chance to talk with Stephen Lawler, General Manager for Live Local/Virtual Earth product development, about their new release, making its debut this week.  He has some really interesting things to say about their vision for Virtual Earth, innovative monetization, and where Virtual Earth is going …

By ScottIsAFool
November 6th, 2006 at 6:07 am

Virtual Earth update – In world advertising 3 comments

Today's Virtual Earth update sees the inclusion of in-world advertising, powered by Microsoft's acquisition earlier this year of Massive Inc. Though Massive's technology is mainly used to include advertising in games, usually from large corporations, this horizontal step into Windows Live Local provides a wealth of advertising opportunities …
By Chris
November 6th, 2006 at 6:01 am

Virtual Earth in MOSS 2007 0 comments

I was tasked with a dual problem the other day and with the help of the Virtual Earth interactive SDK, managed to complete the task in only a matter of a couple of hours.The first thing to do was to try and get the Virtual Earth map displayed …
By Hackersoft
November 4th, 2006 at 8:03 pm

Scan Vista with Windows Live Safety Scanner beta 0 comments

Now available from the free online safety scanner from Windows Live OneCare – a Vista version.  You can try it out here if you’re on the Vista beta.

From the Windows Live Safety Center blog

By Kip Kniskern
November 4th, 2006 at 1:59 pm

MSN Music to shut down music downloads 0 comments

In more MSN news, which-since-we-can’t-figure-out-if its-Windows Live-or-not-so-we’ll-just-go-ahead-and-report-on-it, MSN Music will stop selling downloads on the site on November 14, and will redirect sales to either the Zune Marketplace web site or to RealNetworks’ Rhapsody site, according to CNET.

“After November 14, the ‘Buy’ buttons that you’re

By Kip Kniskern
November 3rd, 2006 at 1:28 pm

November 7th – “Get ready for a New Dimension in Search” 9 comments

The homepage is today displaying a teaser message, confirming an earlier post that VirtualEarth/Windows Live Local will be experiencing a major update on November 7th. The message reads (emphasis is mine):

"Get ready for a new dimension in search…November 7th"

Start guessing!


By Chris
November 2nd, 2006 at 10:36 pm