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

Codename Nemo: Windows Live meets Media Center 1 comment

Codename Nemo is designed to be an add-on for Windows Vista (Home Premium and Vista Ultimate editions), that integrates Spaces, Messenger and Live Call into a UI designed for large monitors and TVs. Nemo essentially creates a Windows Live Media Center, and is optimized for use by Microsoft …

By Chris
October 2nd, 2006 at 4:14 am

Messenger blog suffers loss 3 comments


Yes its true, Leah from the Messenger team, and of (almost) filmstar fame is leaving Microsoft today. We can't highlight every employee's departure, but we thought it was appropriate that Leah be given some recognition for the work she has done; with both the first Messenger blog, and …

By Chris
September 30th, 2006 at 7:49 am

Expo launches UK Beta 4 comments

Windows Live Expo

After its US release a while back, Expo has finally launched in limited beta at today. Windows Live Expo is Microsoft's online classifieds service, providing users with a free way to advertise items they want to sell, or services they are offering.

Key features include:

  • Keep your
By Chris
September 29th, 2006 at 7:07 am

Windows Live Writer 1.0 (Beta) Update with Windows Live Gallery 0 comments

Just got word from Scott Lovegrove that as a result of all the feedback the Windows Live Writer Team receieved after their initial Windows Live Writer release, the Team have created an update to the Windows Live Writer 1.0 (Beta) that includes changes that address issues that were reported frequently or severely impacted your …

By Darren Straight
September 28th, 2006 at 7:39 am

Watermarks for Windows Live Alerts 1 comment

Brandon points out that Bink is testing a new service from Windows Live Alerts, one that will let website owners replace the alert bell in the "toast" with a logo.

Indeed, this looks like a cool new feature of Windows Live Alerts, which seem to be running …

By Kip Kniskern
September 27th, 2006 at 4:36 pm

Microsoft and Yahoo recognize their love publicly 1 comment

After announcing the landmark agreement, and testing the service, Microsoft and Yahoo are going to be formally linked together on Wednesday.  Although users have been able to sign up for a beta to access the new interlink, now that the agreement is formally finalized, all …

By Matthew
September 27th, 2006 at 1:06 pm

Windows Live Gallery gets update 3 comments

Windows Live Gallery, the central hosting area for 3rd party development projects relating to Windows Live has just been updated.

New additions to the site include a section on SideShow, with a section on Windows Live Writer expected also today expected in the near future. For the …

By Chris
September 26th, 2006 at 6:03 am

Windows Live Search new partner for China Telecom 0 comments

Microsoft has joined with China Telecom, with 210 million phone subscribers and 80 million internet clients, to provide Windows Live Search powered services.  A new search engine, called "114" has appeared on China Telecom's partner website

"The service is still in trial period and formal service will be

By Kip Kniskern
September 25th, 2006 at 1:33 pm