June, 2006

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Microsoft Corp. today announced two key advances in Windows Live Book Search, a service that will enable Web searchers to find answers from authoritative, trusted book content. The addition of two new participants, the University

dev.pngThe Windows Live Developer community site has now launched at dev.live.com, a few days before the start of Tech-Ed 2006. From the about page:

Windows Live Dev is your one-stop shop for the Windows Live Platform, including information on

This is just a small post to say that if you want to try the new Windows Live Mail Desktop client and haven't signed up already, you can do so at the following url:

Beta Signup

Also, if you have …

WLLive.com icon.gifWe've been waiting for the first sign of the web-based Windows Live services to show the new Live UI for sometime now. Although the following screenshots don't show the Windows Live Orb, they do show the new Vapor header …

WLMobile icon.gifHave you recently purchased a Windows Mobile Smartphone, only to be disappointed that it includes an outdated version of Pocket MSN? What…only me? Well, anyway if this is the case, your Windows Live Mobile fix is on the way.

Earlier …

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The MSN Spaces Team elaborated a bit on when we can expect the URL change for MSN Spaces: June 8th in the PM (PST). So if you notice some weird things happening with your Space tomorrow, its probably the transition. …

dev.pngLast week, we told you that there was a teaser site in place on dev.live.com. Since then, we have gathered some more information (and yes a screenshot) on the new hub for Windows Live developers.

The site will be …

WLSoon icon.gifThe guys over at Live Labs have been busy working away on two Live services, both of which launched at the end of last week.

The first, Security Token Services we posted about a few weeks back when the site

WLMessenger new icon.gifAt long last we are hearing some more on the Yahoo and MSN interoperability deal wthat was announced last year, thanks to Leah over at the team blog. The interoperability will allow users on both services to send basic …

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At Gnomedex this past weekend, I got a chance to talk with Steve Kafka, Program Manager for Windows Live Mail. After being inside the conference most of the day, we went outside the Bell Harbor Convention Center into a …

WLMail new icon.gifThe sign-in site for Windows Live Mail has been updated to the new Live ID interface. As Trevin stated on his blog, in order to see the new interface, you must be a Live Mail user and sign in …

maildesktop.pngThe Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta blog announces Active Search, soon to be available to a small group of beta participants in the US. This new feature searches email for relevant terms, and then provides search links automatically, without …

WLMail new icon.gifAfter experiencing a few availability issues 2 weeks ago and being rolled back to M5, the Windows Live Mail team has now re-released M6, albeit with a few fixes that should hopefully improve stability. So where does Mail go from …

WindowsLive.gifRomain Gilbert, from Heaven (local Microsoft agency), has put together a pretty nice video recap, showing impressions from the recent Windows Live Sessions 2 in London, Paris, and Munich. This one is definitely worth a quick look. See if …