Windows Live Expo gets charitable 0 comments

We just got word that the Windows Live Expo team is working on a new charity project along with MercyCorps and the rock band, Presidents of the USA to raise money for global communities trying to recover from war.  The band is showing their world premiere video as …

By Harrison Hoffman
October 19th, 2006 at 9:38 pm

Orange, Messenger Sign in, and Ms. Dewey 0 comments

News from around the Windows Live web:

Orange, the France-Telecom brand for its mobile and broadband commercial offerings, announced that they have joined forces with Microsoft and Windows Live to offer an instant messaging service that can be accessed from both PC and mobile devices, to be called …

By Kip Kniskern
October 19th, 2006 at 2:28 pm

Amazon launches QnA rival 1 comment

If you were in any doubt as to which way most of the big internet portals think search is going, Amazon has made it crystal clear; Askville, Amazon's new social search service, has launched into beta in competition with the likes of Yahoo Answers and Windows Live QnA. Since …

By Chris
October 19th, 2006 at 5:29 am

Writing Plugins For Windows Live Writer – Working With Forms 3 comments

Most plugins for Live Writer will have a form appear when you click on the Insert link within Live Writer, this form will perform the functionality of the plugin and return the code or text that will be put in the blog entry. Within this form, you can …

By ScottIsAFool
October 19th, 2006 at 1:27 am

Microsoft Signs New Book Search Deals 1 comment

BetaNews is today reporting that Cornell University and Kirtas Technologies, a maker of scanners and digitization software have said that Tuesday they signed deals with Microsoft to support its Windows Live Book Search Project. Microsofts answer to Google Book Search, announced in late 2004.

“We believe that searching and finding

By Darren Straight
October 18th, 2006 at 3:44 am

Create Your Own Search Engine 4 comments

A few years ago, if you wanted your own search engine, you would have had to work very hard in a garage creating algorithms and all sorts of crazy stuff. Now, thanks to Live Search you can create your own search engine with ease, without having to know …

By ScottIsAFool
October 18th, 2006 at 1:10 am

Soapbox: Video interview and invites 7 comments

On10 has a video interview with Rob Bennett from the MSN Soapbox Team, as well as 10,000 invites to the closed beta run from So if you haven't signed up yet, this is probably the easiest way to see what the site is about.

(Note, the …

By Chris
October 16th, 2006 at 3:36 am

Scoble on Windows Live Search: Better than before 1 comment

Robert Scoble says that Windows Live Search is a lot better than it used to be.  He’s generating some good discussion in the comments, too.  The points being made about Live Search; that it’s getting better, that getting Google users to switch means more than just getting …

By Kip Kniskern
October 13th, 2006 at 3:58 pm

Round Table Discussion with Live Search 3 comments

Last week LiveSide sat down with some people from Live Search to talk about a wide range of topics, including the switch from MSN Search to Live Search, the Windows Live name and brand, migrating MSN Search users and acquiring new ones, Live Local, QnA, Google and Page …

By Kip Kniskern
October 12th, 2006 at 12:21 am

Writing Plugins For Windows Live Writer – Adding An Icon 2 comments

Ok, so now that we have the basis for our Live Writer plugin, we need to start adding things to it to make it look and feel better. The best way is to add an image to the plugin that will appear in the Insert section of Writer. …
By ScottIsAFool
October 11th, 2006 at 12:03 pm