Messenger 8.1 to enter public beta next week? 0 comments

According to attendees of Windows Live Sessions (FR), Windows Live Messenger 8.1 will be entering public beta on early next week, most likely Monday or Tuesday depending on your timezone.

For those who haven't been following the beta, the main changes currently included are:

  • Improved contact cards
  • Display
By Chris
October 28th, 2006 at 12:04 am

Windows Live Barcode launches 2 comments

No this isn't an April Fool's joke. Windows Live Barcode enables users to store their own data in QR codes, which are already present on Spaces for markets like Japan. From the homepage:

What is Windows Live Barcode Windows Live Barcode is a set of services that transfer information

By Chris
October 26th, 2006 at 2:53 am

Office Live nears release 1 comment

“Microsoft Office Live…is going LIVE!”, according to an email newsletter sent to beta testers, with the release expected as early as next week.  The website management offering (not, we repeat, an online version of Microsoft Office) provides domain name and email account personalization, web site traffic stats, online workspace, and a number of …

By Kip Kniskern
October 25th, 2006 at 1:02 pm

Windows Live Webcast Series Canada – Live for You! 0 comments

WLMail new icon.gifAny platform. Any browser. Any language. Windows Live makes it easy for developers to extend and customize applications through open service APIs, straightforward licensing, and permissive terms of use.

The new Live for You webcasts are your opportunity to get trained on Windows Live in advance of the …

By Darren Straight
October 22nd, 2006 at 7:25 am updated 3 comments

Zack points today to the newly revamped Windows Live entry point: – with an easier to navigate main page featuring the "orb", and categorizing the services.

Question is which is more impressive – that Windows Live services are being tied together in a coherent fashion, or that the MS …

By Kip Kniskern
October 22nd, 2006 at 3:09 am

Live Mail M8 available to all 2 comments

WLMail new icon.gif Ben Poon just posted over on the Windows Live Mail blog that the latest build (M8) is now available to all. It was originally released 2 weeks ago as part of a gradual roll out to the service's 9million users, presumably in an effort to avoid some of …

By Chris
October 21st, 2006 at 7:29 am

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