May, 2006

WLMail new icon.gifUpdate: Apparently this shouldn't have been posted on the team support blog yet, so don't expect to see the update today. It also got some of the non-firefox features wrong too. It wasn't too far out on the release …

Last week we sat down with Ken Levy, Product Planner for the Windows Live Platform to talk about how Microsoft intends to support 3rd party developers across Windows Live. In this interview Ken talks about why Messenger Add-Ins will …

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That's right folks, the Windows Live Messenger beta is now officially public. According to a press release issued by Microsoft this evening, the latest build is now available for download at ideas.live.com. The statement also details the widespread availability …

office live beta logo.pngThe Office Live Team's Blog today (May 8) announced a refresh of several aspects of Office Live, including support of Outlook Connector in Office Live Essentials, monthly web site activity reporting, and some backend changes, the "foundation for changes to …

The Windows Live social networking product that has been in limited beta testing for Australian users appears to have been expanded today to include Holland. Windows Live Friends beta already integrates across Spaces and Messenger, with more information on this …

WLDomains icon.gifFinally a great tool using one of the public Windows Live SDKs has been released. Frameworkx have created a full Windows-based Management Console for Windows Live Custom Domains, through which you can perform the following tasks:

– Veirfy Service Status

Here’s the first of several interviews we recorded on Friday, which should hopefully give some insight into where live.com is heading. As always we’d like to hear your thoughts. Many thanks to Sanaz for sparing some time for us, she’s …

Is Office Live getting ready to go into the mobile market? A new available program on Microsoft Connect seems to make it appear so. Project Bronx is quoted as being "an effort within Mobile Information Worker group that aims to bring …

WLQnA new icon.jpgSeems Gary Price's post forced Microsoft to change their plans in terms of officially going public about their QnA plans. According to the brand new Windows Live QnA Blog, they hadn't planned on discussing QnA just yet with the general …

WLQnA new icon.jpgWe'd like to take this opportunity to give everyone a Sneak Peak of the Windows Live QnA Service coming soon for Windows Live.

 

 Screenshot: Windows Live QnA Homepage

Screenshot: Windows Live QnA Search Integration

More details coming soon!

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Just getting caught up from a whirlwind few days. Yes we held a dinner at Twist, in Seattle's Belltown, last night. Since Chris and Harrison were in town for MSAS, we thought it would be fun to meet up with …

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You can now sign up to try the upcoming new Windows Live Service called Windows Live QnA. Sign up here! Windows Live QnA will be a great service for you to tap the minds of your friends in the online …

WLSearch new icon.gifMicrosoft has launched the beta of their product search for Windows Live. Windows Live Product search allows users to search through products offered by 10,000 resellers. The Product Search Team has also launched an official blog and here's a bit …

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The Kahuna Team gave us a pretty extensive update for Windows Live Mail as they near releasing Milestone 6 (M6) to Beta Testers. They will be Policy Changes (such as expiration of accounts unusued for 30 days), Performance fixes, Signatures …

adcenter.gifDuring Steve Ballmer's keynote yesterday morning, Chief Advertising Strategist, Yusuf Medhi, demoed a few new adCenter prototypes that they are working on. Here is a little video that I took from the crowd. Enjoy! Products Demoed: Demographic identifier Tools for …

We've just finished the first session this morning at MSN's Strategic Account Summit, here's a summary of what we saw: – MSN's AdCenter is being extended to cover Microsoft as a whole, giving advertisers access to services such as …

Just a quick update from our lunch break. So far the summit has been mostly advertising talk, so I won't bore you with that for now. Here we go:

Christopher Payne presented a very thorough demo of Live Search …

xbox360 logo.pngAt Robbie Bach's keynote in today's MSN Strategic Account Summit, he officially announced that the rumors were true and that Microsoft has indeed acquired Massive, a leader in in-game advertising. More details to come…

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windowslivelogo.gifAs of May 1st, the Beta Program for Windows Live OneCare, which was public, has officially ended. Microsoft intends to launch Windows Live OneCare sometime in June. Still want to try Windows Live OneCare? Microsoft is offering users the ability …

WLIDLogo.pngWhen setting up the new build of Windows Live Messenger, you may have noticed a new option for installing Windows Live Sign-in Assistant. This new service allows you to quickly switch between your Live ID accoounts when using multiple Live …