Windows Live changes the way you write your blog 0 comments

WLSoon icon.gifWhether you are a full time blogger or you are just blogging as a hobby, we all have a need for the same thing: an easy to use blog editor to publish our entries from. Luckily, Microsoft recognized this need for a What You See is What You …

By Harrison Hoffman
August 13th, 2006 at 1:31 am Update Rolls Out 0 comments icon.gifIn an update to today, Microsoft made some UI changes as well as added an option to set Windows Live Search as your default search engine in IE7. There is no official word on this release from the blog, but it appears to just contain …

By Harrison Hoffman
August 10th, 2006 at 5:52 pm

Windows Live Messenger Build 8.0.0812 Released 0 comments

WLMessenger new icon.gifIt's been less than two months since the final release of Windows Live Messenger, and already it is reported that a new build was released last night. But as of yet there's been no official word as to what the changes are in Windows Live Messenger Build 8.0.0812, …

By Darren Straight
August 9th, 2006 at 6:14 pm

Windows Live Mail Desktop beta refresh 0 comments

WLMail new icon.gifBrandon LeBlanc points to the newest build of Windows Live Mail desktop beta, version 8.0.0932, released tonight. This is a major cleanup and upgrade to Live Mail desktop, and it looks and feels very much improved. You can sign up and try it out at

By Kip Kniskern
August 9th, 2006 at 6:39 am

Some notes on Spaces problems 0 comments

Spaces icon.gifSpaces faced a bunch of problems when it launched last week, and many of them were fixed within a few hours or days. How much of a continuing problem are the bugs in Spaces though? A quick review of the Spaces we have available here shows that the …

By Kip Kniskern
August 8th, 2006 at 10:15 pm

RSS Wizard, Niall Kennedy, Leaves Windows Live 0 comments

Back in April when word came down that Niall Kennedy, of Technorati, would be joining Windows Live, I don't think there was a person that wasn't excited at the big news. Niall was a great asset to Microsoft and it will be a big loss for him …

By Harrison Hoffman
August 8th, 2006 at 6:23 am

Unofficial Windows Live Messenger FAQ Updated 0 comments

WLMessenger new icon.gifJust a quick little note on this slow weekend. Our good friend Scott Lovegrove has updated his unofficial Windows Live Messenger FAQ to include support for French, German, Dutch, and Chinese speaking users. If you have not checked out his Frequently Asked Questions page yet, definitely do. While …

By Harrison Hoffman
August 6th, 2006 at 1:13 am

LiveSide is your Friend! 0 comments

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We thought it might be fun to play around with the new friends feature on Windows Live Spaces, and so we've set up a site WindowsLiveSide for you to add to your friends list. Don't know exactly where we'll take LiveSide on Spaces, right now we'll use it …

By Kip Kniskern
August 5th, 2006 at 8:53 pm

Some notes on Windows Live Spaces 0 comments

Spaces icon.gifWell nobody expected switching 120 million users over to Windows Live Spaces to go off without a hitch, did they? Things seem to have calmed down somewhat, leave a comment if you're still having problems. And now that Spaces seems to be a bit more usable, there's actually …

By Kip Kniskern
August 4th, 2006 at 9:19 am

Windows Live Spaces Tour, Part 2: Gadgets 0 comments

Spaces icon.gifWith Spaces being released yesterday (not without a few glitches), we continue to take a look at the new features with Part 2 of the audio tour, this time with Jay Fluegel on Gadgets. Definitely a program in it's infancy, there's not much yet to be …

By Kip Kniskern
August 3rd, 2006 at 8:20 am