Verizon to provide co-branded Windows Live services 0 comments

Hot off the Microsoft PR wagon is news that Verizon will be providing its high-speed internet subscribers with co-branded Windows Live services:

Verizon customers will have access to co-branded information and communications services, including a co-branded home page with easy access to Verizon and Windows Live services,

By Chris
August 29th, 2006 at 4:28 pm

Alerts goes Live 0 comments

WLAlerts new icon.gifThe MSN Alerts service has now been migrated over to Windows Live, and is available from

"Get headlines from your home town, scores and updates for your teams, stock quotes, traffic for your commute-just about anything that is happening right now. You pick it, so it's

By Chris
August 29th, 2006 at 12:44 am

More goodness. 0 comments icon.gifAs promised, there is an update to with a new look, easier on-the-fly customization, add multiple pages and so much more. Also, can constantly update search queries for the web, news, images and feeds on the main page. You can also change the view of …

By Matthew
August 27th, 2006 at 2:58 am

Windows Live Marketplace (Agora) to launch Monday? 0 comments

A few weeks ago, Mary-Jo Foley at Microsoft watch first mentioned Agora during a roundup of the Windows Live services. It appears that Agora is the codename for the replacement for Windows Marketplace, unoriginally expected to be Windows Live Marketplace. What is surprising is that the existing …

By Chris
August 26th, 2006 at 11:25 pm

Motorola T31 – Windows Live Messenger phone 0 comments

WLMobile icon.gifMotorola have now released details on their upcoming T31 series of cordless phones, designed to work with Windows Live Messenger. The T3153 and T3101 both support upto 6 handsets, with the only difference being a separate base

unit for the T3151.

You can also ask to be notified …

By Chris
August 26th, 2006 at 12:50 am

Hotspot Locator website launches 0 comments

The Windows Live Wifi Suite blog is now public at, where already they have announced the Hotspot Locator website Also, if you would like to be on the client beta, you can email your Windows Live ID to and hope for the best. Surprisingly for …

By Chris
August 25th, 2006 at 11:04 pm

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