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

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 in News
August 17th, 2006 at 9:24 am

Windows Live Favorites updated

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 in News
August 16th, 2006 at 10:10 am

Interesting Windows Live Mail Survey

wlmail%20new%20icon News Just got an email from Michele Scotellaro a fan who has been kind enough to tell me about a post by Andre Da Costa in which he tells us how he got a MSN Research e-mail this yesterday morning asking him if he would like to take …

By Darren Straight in News
August 16th, 2006 at 7:16 am

First Windows Live Writer Plugins Become Available

It hasent been long at all since the first release of Windows Live Writer Beta and already we are starting to see plugins become available for this excellent blogging application.

The current list of plugins available for Windows Live Writer Beta, which have kindly been provided thanks to …

By Darren Straight in News
August 15th, 2006 at 7:16 pm

Some more on Live Writer; Is Live Clipboard next?

Lots and lots of buzz around Windows Live Writer, the little app from the Onfolio team headed by JJ Allaire. This one feels a little different than the Windows Live offerings up until now – first because it comes from a newly acquired star that likes it

By Kip Kniskern in News
August 15th, 2006 at 8:22 am

Exclusive: Interview with J.J. Allaire, Architect for Windows Live Writer

Now that the word on Windows Live Writer is out, LiveSide has the exclusive interview with J.J. Allaire, the founder of Onfolio and Architect of the Writer team. You may remember that Onfolio was acquired by Microsoft back in March of this year. Since that time, J.J. …

By Harrison Hoffman in Interviews
August 13th, 2006 at 8:37 pm

Windows Live changes the way you write your blog

wlsoon%20icon News Whether 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 in News
August 13th, 2006 at 1:31 am Update Rolls Out News In 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 in News
August 10th, 2006 at 5:52 pm

Windows Live Messenger Build 8.0.0812 Released

wlmessenger%20new%20icon News It'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 in News
August 9th, 2006 at 6:14 pm

Windows Live Mail Desktop beta refresh

wlmail%20new%20icon News Brandon 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

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