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 ideas.live.com. 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

Windows Live Mail desktop Refresh: Better late than never 5 comments

The MoreThanMail team blog jumped the gun a little bit last night and announced the availability of their newest public build of Windows Live Mail desktop just a little bit before it was ready to go live.  Thankfully, the technical issues have been resolved and build 1083 is …

By Harrison Hoffman
October 10th, 2006 at 6:16 am

Gadget Development Tip: Lint your JavaScript 1 comment

If you've written web or Sidebar gadgets, then you know that you write a lot of JavaScript. JavaScript programming can be tricky as it in an interpretive language (i.e. not pre-compiled like other languages such as C). One thing you can and should do to help eliminate JavaScript …

By Donavon
October 9th, 2006 at 12:14 pm

Windows Live Contacts gadget v0.2 1 comment

As reported by Danny Thorpe, Microsoft has released it's next version of the Windows Live Contacts Control beta version 0.2. It has significant improvements over it's predecessor, most notably speed. The new version loads contacts using a completely new method making it load light years faster than …

By Donavon
October 9th, 2006 at 6:01 am

Windows Live OneCare 1.5 enters beta 2 comments

Today the OneCare 1.5 beta program has started, with Microsoft's pc protection suite due for updates previously submitted during tester feedback. Key changes include:

  • Vista support (build 5500 or greater)
  • International versions (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK,
By Chris
October 9th, 2006 at 4:25 am

Local and Safety Scanner come out of beta 0 comments

Just in from http://ideas.live.com , although no official announcement as yet, but Live Local and Safety Scanner have dropped the beta tag and graduated to full blown Windows Live Services.  This brings the list of released products to 10, according to ideas.live.com

By Kip Kniskern
October 8th, 2006 at 2:05 am