May, 2006

WLPublisher Portal.pngNo sooner had I posted about the Windows Live Book Search, than I found that members of the Book Search team were already doing some work with publishers. Cliff Guren, Director of Publisher Evangelism for the service spoke recently …

WLLive.com icon.gifThe upcoming Windows Live WiFi suite appears to be comprised of several products, including: – Windows Live Connection Center: enables and manages your wireless connection to the Internet. – Windows Live Hotspot Locator: provides a community style approach …

WLSearch new icon.gifIt really seems as if there is no stopping Microsoft's attempts to increase their share of the search market through the Windows Live platform. The latest service on the cards is Windows Live Book Search, previously announced as MSN Book

WLLlocal icon.gifAt the Windows Live Session event I attended on Tuesday, Phil Holden demoed some new Live Local aerial imagery for the UK, which has now been rolled out. Although its a step forward, we're still lacking the more advanced Birds-Eye …

WLSoon icon.gifFirst off, thank you to Jamie for these suggestions in a comment a few days back. We have now added a field in your profile to enter your Windows Live Messenger address. Also, now you can recieve LiveSide updates through …

WindowsLive.gifYou can now go and check out Windows Live Account. Just head to account.live.com and sign-in! Check out the Family Account feature! I also talk about Windows Live Account here at the new blog "The Insider" over at The Hive …

Thank you to all of you that are reporting the comment spam that has been popping up on LiveSide recently. We're working on a solution for this as we speak and attempting to battle it. Just stick with us and …

WLSearch new icon.gifMicrosoft has announced Windows Live Search, due to go into beta later in 2006. Now I know exacly what you're thinking: "But you can use Windows Live Search right now on search.live.com why did they announce a new beta for …

At the CEO Summit today, a new Windows Live search client was demoed, codenamed Casino. Complete with the Windows Live Flair header and the Orb, the new client is designed to bring a user's search experience together in one location. …

WLSearch new icon.gifChris talked about the new Windows Live Search on the Desktop application earlier today. Want to stay informed on Microsoft's upcoming new desktop search application for Windows Live? Head on over to their new blog called "Find My Stuff"! Click …

WLSoon icon.gifLast night I got to meet with Koji Kato from the Windows Live Developer Platform team (formerly of the Tablet PC team) and spoke with him about the developer push they are making with Windows Live. It appears as though …

WLDomains icon.gifThe Windows Live Custom Domains gives us an update on the status of the Windows Live Service as well as what we can expect for the next release:

We are working hard on our next release. You can expect to

This is the last in the series of interviews that Chris and I conducted while we were in Redmond for the Strategic Account Summit. Windows Live Product Search actually launched the day before we conducted this interview, so the team …

WLLlocal icon.gifAn interesting tidbit in this morning's Seattle PI, in a story on Pictometry, the company that does the "bird's eye view" photography for Windows Live Local.

Microsoft already has begun making images available free on a new map

WLMail new icon.gifWindows Live Mail M6 has just shipped, with changes including: – Firefox support. Doesn't include Spell checker, resizable splitters between message list and reading pane. Does include drag and drop and signatures. – Policy Changes – Performance – Signatures – …

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Chris Beiter, while hinting that the Office 2007 Beta 2 release is coming very very soon, is looking for input on the Office Live Developer Guide he's working on for release later this year. He's looking to write something other …

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The Messenger Team has two really neat new websites designed to help spread the word of Windows Live Messenger Beta – which is now open to the public without any invitations. Check out "The Future of MSN Messenger". And …

hd.jpgMicrosoft is in the process of preparing the rollout of Windows Live LifeCams, their new High Definition set of webcams. This series of web cameras will feature high definition still shots on all models and high definition video on …

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What is the InfoCard Security Token Service? The InfoCard Security Token Service authenticates users based on the identity information provided by InfoCard and returns claims about that identity that can be used by relying sites. The InfoCard Security Token Service

WindowsLive.gifOver on the Mail Support blog they've confirmed that users on Live Mail will be able to access the new Windows Live Account pages by the end of this month. Users won't have to do anything to take advantage of …