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 and Live Search launching came a not insignificant revamp of the Live Mobile services, including: 

 – A beta mobile version of 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, Windows Live Search, and Windows Live Mobile Launched 4 comments


Today Microsoft announced the official launch of three Windows Live services,, 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

Welcome to LiveSide, ummm, 2.0 23 comments

Well if you're reading this you've made it to our new site!  We have just made the switch to Windows Server 2003/Community Server, and we're excited about it, even though it's been a lot of work migrating over.

With a new better site come some new responsibilities for …

By Kip Kniskern
September 10th, 2006 at 10:39 pm

LiveSide update 10 comments

We're currently updating the site, and will post more details on the changes later. Existing users can login with their old accounts once they have reset their password.

Password reset

By Chris
September 10th, 2006 at 8:59 pm

Updating the news on updates 0 comments

As we said, both code-name Max and released updates on Friday.  Max added RSS and ATOM feed reading to the photo sharing and more to come product, as well as support for the .Net Framework 3.0 rc1. You can download Max here.

The update included …

By Kip Kniskern
September 10th, 2006 at 3:02 pm

Messenger 8.1 Beta released to testers 0 comments

Word is out that Messenger 8.1 is up on Connect for the testers, mostly Windows Live Butterflys, who have been accepted into the program, some 1689 testers, is reporting, although many more are “pending”. 

JCXP reports that roaming has improved:

At a glance, the aim of WLM

By Kip Kniskern
September 8th, 2006 at 3:13 pm

Microsoft Max to upgrade 0 comments

Microsoft codename Max, the photo organizer/feed reader that is really going to be more about storing, organizing, and sharing content of all types, is about to upgrade, according to their blog:

Over the next few hours, we’ll be upgrading our servers to prepare for our next release.

By Kip Kniskern
September 8th, 2006 at 11:05 am