Discover Windows Live Spaces 0 comments

Spaces icon.gifThanks to Darren Straight who found this post by Satoshi, and a new web site - The annotated screenshot provides a few clues about the new version, in addition to a cleaner, Windows Live looking UI. Looks like you can comment and tag photos, initiate a …

By Kip Kniskern
June 28th, 2006 at 7:27 am

The Orb Menu makes an appearence 0 comments


That's right, the AJAX powered Orb Menu that Chris wrote on back in April, had made its first appearence on the newly launched Custom Domains site. It includes links to some other Windows Live services, a link to your Account site, and a Feedback link. The …

By Harrison Hoffman
June 28th, 2006 at 12:58 am

Monday Tidbits post 0 comments

Just some bits here and there today. To start, as promised, K*spot posted again on the Kanoodle problem in Spaces, and said that there should be a fix in by the end of the week. Speaking of Spaces, Ed Oswald at BetaNews hears that Windows Live Spaces will

By Kip Kniskern
June 27th, 2006 at 8:40 pm

Some more on Search 0 comments

Last week, ComScore released some search numbers that were pretty sobering for MSN and Windows Live. Google continues to not only lead but gain in the market, and while there has been lots of activity on the MSN side, it actually lost significant market share in the last …

By Kip Kniskern
June 26th, 2006 at 9:18 pm

Messenger Plus! Live released 0 comments

WLMessenger new icon.gifI do not normally post about third party addons to Windows Live products, but Messenger Plus! is the exception to the rule. Created by a developer who goes by the name of Patchou, Messenger Plus! has become the most popular addon for MSN Messenger. When word came …

By Harrison Hoffman
June 25th, 2006 at 4:43 pm

Virtual Earth Interactive SDK 0 comments

dev.pngCarter Maslan points to the new Virtual Earth Interactive SDK at This looks like a good way to get a feel for programming Virtual Earth, as you can choose what you want to do (show a map, find a location, draw a line, etc), and then tab …

By Matthew
June 25th, 2006 at 7:41 am

Windows Live Search adds cache feature 0 comments

WLSearch new icon.gifWindows Live Search has finally added cached pages to its results, as well as a nice preview tool to view them. A shame then that overall performance is still lacking. Screenshot (click to enlarge):

By Chris
June 25th, 2006 at 1:36 am

Call for Free Beta launches 0 comments

Microsoft has just launched a beta version of Windows Live Call for Free (previously known as Free Call) in the US, a service aimed at connecting businesses with users of Windows Live Local. By selecting the Call for Free link from local search results, a call to the …

By Chris
June 25th, 2006 at 1:25 am

“Windows Live Spaces is coming!” says the Space Craft 0 comments

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The latest from the blog of record for Spaces announces that Windows Live Spaces is coming soon. Included in the new release will be Friends Module, the new social networking tool, and Friends Explorer, a way to create new friendships. Friends Explorer will be integrated with and accessible …

By Kip Kniskern
June 24th, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Latest Spaces URL change breaks sponsored links 0 comments

The latest Spaces URL change, from to, has caused sponsored links to break, as Kanoodle looks for the old URL and not the new one. According to Karen Luk of Spaces, MS is working with Kanoodle to get the problem solved as soon as they can, …

By Kip Kniskern
June 24th, 2006 at 7:36 am