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 , 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

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

Live Mail gets update to M8 11 comments

Today's Live Mail update features numerous UI and userability enhancements, but currently is only available to users on selected server bays. The update also includes:

  • “Send Email As” feature that allows users to send mail from other email addresses.
  • More contact viewing options
  • A contacts importer

Some of you …

By Chris
October 5th, 2006 at 5:51 am

Writing Plugins For Windows Live Writer – Getting Started 1 comment

Hi, I’m Scøtt, or ScottIsAFool as a lot of you know me as smile_regular. Over the next series of blog entries, I will guide you through the process of making a plugin for Windows Live Writer.
In this article, I am going to show how to create a …
By ScottIsAFool
October 3rd, 2006 at 10:29 pm

Live Spaces: The challenges facing gadget developers 13 comments

My name is Donavon West, a and Sidebar gadget developer at and a Microsoft MVP for Windows Live Development. This is my first blog article here at LiveSide. Many of you have written gadgets for (what Microsoft is now referring to as "web gadgets").  The introduction …

By Donavon
October 3rd, 2006 at 11:00 am

Uncovering Agora: Windows Live Product Upload 2 comments

There has been a lot of speculation as to exactly what this mysterious new Windows Live Marketplace product, codenamed "Agora" is.  Well, we have the scoop on how Windows Live aims to make the lives of online sellers a little easier.


Windows Live Product Upload allows internet …

By Harrison Hoffman
October 3rd, 2006 at 1:28 am

LiveSide adds a developer blog 0 comments

As part of our recent update, we've added an unofficial Windows Live Developer blog to the site. Our aim is to promote some of the cool stuff we're seeing elsewhere on the web, and encourage others to see what they can come up with. With the first Windows Live Developer

By Chris
October 2nd, 2006 at 7:03 am