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

Warhol to become MSN Soapbox 5 comments

In a somewhat surprising move, the upcoming Microsoft video upload site, codenamed Warhol, currently running under the "final" name Soapbox, will be not fall under the Windows Live brand.

Although the site is still in internal beta at, here's a few of the current features:

- Upload …

By Chris
September 7th, 2006 at 6:04 am

An Active Live Writer community 0 comments

Scott Lovegrove’s “Insert Spaces Emoticon” plugin to Live Writer is the latest in a steady stream of plugins for the Windows Live beta product. Mike Torres of Spaces talks about his favorite Live Writer plugins continues to add to their growing list, as people who …

By Kip Kniskern
September 5th, 2006 at 12:53 am

News over the weekend 0 comments

It's the Labor Day Holiday here in the US, and everyone is pretty much gone for the three day weekend, but it gives us some time to catch up on some news.

As noted elsewhere, Windows Live Search has upgraded, now featuring QnA and Video Search tabs …

By Kip Kniskern
September 4th, 2006 at 11:20 am

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By Matthew
September 1st, 2006 at 11:24 pm

Taking a look at Windows Live Essentials and Dashboard 0 comments

WindowsLive.gifLast week, Chris talked about a new pair of Windows Live services called Essentials and Dashboard. Since then, we have investigated the Essentials service along with the Dashboard client and we're ready to share more along with, of course, screenshots. When the Windows Live Essentials website goes live, …

By Harrison Hoffman
September 1st, 2006 at 1:39 pm

Windows Live OneCare Family Safety beta now available! 0 comments

WLSafety new icon.jpgFollowing the recent Windows Live OneCare Family Safety Invites being sent out to Windows Live Butterflies and the appearing of Windows Live OneCare Family Safety on Connect we thought that this Beta would be resticted to only those who had been approved to use it.

However the Windows

By Darren Straight
August 31st, 2006 at 6:12 pm

Office Live offers Early Adopter Program 0 comments

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"Microsoft Office Live will launch an Early Adopter phase for US Partners later this year giving participants access to the upcoming version of Office Live. This new version is based Windows SharePoint Services (version 3) offering increased functionality to customers and partners. We are currently taking applications for

By Chris
August 30th, 2006 at 12:38 pm

A Post on Gadgets and Plugins 0 comments

Thomas J. points to a number of new Gadgets for Spaces, including Hangman and Pong, a Mortgage rates watch, a Technorati Search Gadget, and a Gas Prices Gadget, among others.

And recently Dare pointed out problem with memory leaks in the Gadgets he's been writing. Some interesting …

By Kip Kniskern
August 30th, 2006 at 10:08 am