Virtual Earth updates SDK: Version 3.1 includes new map contols 1 comment

A new version of the Virtual Earth SDK is out, that's the very nicely done interactive SDK at dev.live.com.  New features include:

Add Custom Tiles:     Generate map tiles using the MapCruncher from Microsoft Research to add custom overlays, in varying transparencies, to your maps:

"The Virtual Earth API

By Kip Kniskern
September 17th, 2006 at 3:44 am

Site feedback 1 comment

One of our additions to the new site is "The List" – our way of trying to collect together in one place all the information we publish about the Windows Live services. Currently, if you click through any of the product names (eg Windows Live Spaces) you'll see a summary …

By Chris
September 16th, 2006 at 6:53 pm

A Windows Live Coffeemaker, really? 2 comments

And you thought Microsoft was going out on a limb creating webcams?  Ha!

Actually, Melitta, which produces a number of coffee products, is going to introduce the first coffeemaker that tells us the most important thing in the morning: the weather.  Not only does it keep the …

By Matthew
September 15th, 2006 at 3:15 pm

Getting Your LiveSide Account Setup 2 comments

We have noticed that a lot of you have been having problems with logging into your accounts, so here is what you need to do to get started.

If you did not have an account on the old LiveSide

1. Click the Join link in the top right …

By Harrison Hoffman
September 14th, 2006 at 9:51 am

A look at the new line of Windows Live Hardware 4 comments

Yesterday, Chris posted, about about some new Windows Live Hardware that has been announced.  Well, the commenters complained about the lack of photos of the products in the post (I'm looking directly at you TheViewMaster and himmel!), so here are some nice photos of the upcoming products …

By Harrison Hoffman
September 14th, 2006 at 2:26 am

New version of Live Local for Outlook available 0 comments

 
The Road To Know Where points to a new version of Windows Live Local for Outlook, now available for download.
 
From the download site:
Now you can add maps and directions to your Outlook meeting requests, see meeting locations in bird’s eye view maps*, get

By Kip Kniskern
September 13th, 2006 at 1:55 pm

Have you gone Mobile? 2 comments

Within the numerous updates last night of Live.com and Live Search launching came a not insignificant revamp of the Live Mobile services, including: 

 - A beta mobile version of live.com is now available, something which got us excited a while back

 - Mail and Search got "Orbed"…

By Chris
September 13th, 2006 at 7:15 am

Microsoft announces new Windows Live hardware 3 comments

Microsoft has today announced the expansion of its Windows Live hardware line, both with the new range of voip headsets (LifeChat) and a wider range of webcams (LifeCam). 

 - The Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 will be widely available in November 2006 for an estimated retail price of $99.95 (U.S.). …

By Chris
September 13th, 2006 at 5:20 am

Live.com, Windows Live Search, and Windows Live Mobile Launched 4 comments

 

Today Microsoft announced the official launch of three Windows Live services, Live.com, Windows Live Search, and Windows Live Mobile.Windows Live Search, will by Thursday become the search engine for MSN, according to Ken Moss in the Live Search blog on Spaces. Ken gives a nice overview …

By Kip Kniskern
September 12th, 2006 at 4:21 pm

Oh yeah, and Virtual Earth, too 4 comments

Windows Live Local, “powered by” Virtual Earth, has come out of beta, too.  Looking quite polished, with Bird’s Eye Views added for many cities (take a look at the collection, thanks to the Virtual Earth blog) , Live Local is quietly and rapidly coming into it’s …

By Kip Kniskern
September 12th, 2006 at 3:29 pm