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 in Developer
October 3rd, 2006 at 10:29 pm

Live Spaces: The challenges facing gadget developers 13 comments

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

By Donavon in Developer
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 in News
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 in News
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 in News
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 in News
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 http://expo.live.co.uk/ 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 in News
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 in News
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 in News
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 in News
September 27th, 2006 at 1:06 pm