Windows Live Essentials 0 comments

Windows Live Essentials is an upcoming product that will be the Windows Live equivalent of the Google Pack; allowing for one-click installations as well as providing update notifications for the individual products. With a central control panel (Windows Live Dashboard) providing information on the various Windows Live application, …

By Chris
August 25th, 2006 at 7:04 pm

News Roundup: Video Search, Live Drive, Video Publishing 0 comments

From around the web, today – first Brandon at MSTechToday points out the link to the new video search capabilities of Windows Live Search. You can try out these beta features at

There's also news about Live Drive coming from Tech-Ed in Auckland. Expect Live Drive to …

By Kip Kniskern
August 25th, 2006 at 8:58 am

Read/Write Web interviews George Moore 0 comments

Richard MacManus posts an interview (today, 8/23) with George Moore, GM for Windows Live Developer Platform, who recently called Windows Live Spaces the largest blogging service on the planet, getting Robert Scoble all in a tizzy. Robert later came to his senses. Moore talks about gadgets, …

By Kip Kniskern
August 24th, 2006 at 7:46 am

Sign Up for the Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta 0 comments

WLMessenger new icon.gifA sign up link for the Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta has just appeared on Microsoft Connect. To sign up, go to Connect, click on Available Connections, then find Windows Live Messenger 8.1 and click Apply. To go straight to the survey, just click this link. …

By Harrison Hoffman
August 24th, 2006 at 2:04 am

Wifi Suite beta begins 0 comments

WLMobile icon.gifBoth Microsoft-Watch and BetaNews are reporting that the Windows Live Wifi Suite beta is starting, with invitation emails being sent out in the last few days to testers.

From our original post in May outlining the main feature of this product: "Windows Live Connection Center: enables and manages …

By Chris
August 23rd, 2006 at 7:12 pm

The new is up (again) 0 comments

After a couple of perhaps unintentional sneak previews, the newly designed Windows Live Ideas, or, is up and running. The portal to Windows Live beta projects sports the orb and the vapor of course, and what is becoming an obligatory picture of Leah (not that we're …

By Kip Kniskern
August 22nd, 2006 at 5:51 pm

Windows Live Contacts Gadget beta released 0 comments

Danny Thorpe of the Windows Live Platform team announced on his blog Momentary Gouts of Reason what he calls "a new kind of web component" the Windows Live Contacts Gadget.

What's it for? The contacts gadget is client-side JavaScript that enables end users to use their Windows

By Kip Kniskern
August 19th, 2006 at 8:54 am

Windows Live Ideas updating UI 0 comments

WindowsLive.gifJust noticed that Windows Live Ideas ( is now updating it's UI and though the page contains some errors right now, it's clear that all the Windows Live Services are starting to get the flair header along with the Windows Live Orb making the consistency between …

By Darren Straight
August 18th, 2006 at 5:09 pm

Windows Live in Vista, LiveDrive, and OneCare: catching up on the news 0 comments

Mary Jo Foley reveals that direct download links for Messenger, OneCare, Live Toolbar, and Desktop Mail are included in the welcome screen of Vista build 5506, rumored to be released to beta testers soon. Bink has a screenshot.

While we've been telling you what Live Drive is

By Kip Kniskern
August 17th, 2006 at 9:24 am

Windows Live Favorites updated 0 comments

Very quietly, some of the Windows Live services are being updated to include the new Windows Live UI. Yesterday, as JCXP noticed, Windows Live Favorites updated their UI and made some improvements, although as yet no word from the team. And LiveSide reader Emexci points out that …

By Kip Kniskern
August 16th, 2006 at 10:10 am