July, 2006

WLMobile icon.gifRecently I got a demo of some upcoming Windows Live Mobile applications, one of which, the Live Local mobile application, has just been updated and is available for public download.

As with G2, the new mobile Messenger client for smartphones

Spaces icon.gifMoz Hussain, Group Program Manager for Spaces, and Jay Fluegel, Lead PM, Spaces, invited me to come to Redmond last Friday and get a little preview of a couple of the new aspects of Spaces; Social Networking and …

maildesktop.pngFollowing my post last week about Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta, I would just like to remind you all that Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta is available for public download by doing the following, this of course requires no invitation:…

Spaces icon.gifWell I said that Windows Live Spaces would go live "any day now", and today Paul Thurrott says middle of August (what, two weeks away??), but wait, this guy, a Spaces dev, no less, says next week!

Anyway whenever …

WLLocal new icon.gifNot long ago I made a post on my own blog about Windows Live Local Coming to Australia after seeing this post on a Windows Live Local Australia Blog announcing it, unfortunately though Windows Live Local imagery support for Australia …

A couple of bits on the news of the day:

First, on10 posts a video on the Windows Live Gallery, with Chris Butler showing off the new site to Tina Wood.

And then Dennis Cheung, a Program Manager for …

msftguy gives us a hint of what's coming in Windows Live Spaces/Windows Mobile integration. Coming soon (we hope!!)…

WLMail new icon.gifJust fired up my Windows Live Mail (bay 107) to find (after a little delay in loading, admittedly), that m7 is Live. You can check out the new features below in our announcement and audio tour.…

WLCusomize new icon.jpgFollowing Harrison's post in April about The Windows Live Galley Site, Daniel Fleshbourne is reporting on Neowin that The Windows Live Gallery Beta Site will be launching today at http://gallery.live.com/.

This new site is intended to be a one-stop shop …

While we wait for Windows Live Spaces (dare I say it, any day now?), there's time to take a look at some interesting numbers that have surfaced this week. First, of course, comes Microsoft's 4th Qtr Earnings report. …

WLToolbar new icon.gifI'm not sure how many of you use the Windows Live Toolbar, but for those of you that do you might like to know that the Windows Live Toolbar is now out of Beta and can be downloaded here or …

WLQnA new icon.jpgIf you signed up at ideas.live.com to test Windows Live QnA, expect to hear from the team this week or next week, and begin testing the question and answer offering from Windows Live. If you haven't signed up yet, you …

WLMail new icon.gifEarlier in the week, as you know, we were able to get a sneak peek at Windows Live Mail M7 via the Mail Team's blog. The best part is that now you can check out the M7 release for yourself. …

Niall Kennedy, who was hired in April to create a product team around syndication technologies, has started a blog for the new team.

Niall's first post talks a little about the vision for a new connected ecosystem, breaking it …

WLMail new icon.gifAt Gnomedex a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk to Steve Kafka, program manager for Windows Live Mail. As part of that conversation, Steve showed me around "m7", the milestone 7 beta release of Windows Live …

The New Windows Live Mail M7 code is almost here ready for you to use. But what's new?

Checkboxes

You will now be able to select messages the same way you used to in Hotmail. But don't worry the option …

maildesktop.pngJust got word from Jon T that the latest release of Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta version 8.0.0783 is now available for Public Download at ideas.live.com so there's now no more need to sign up and wait ages for an …

WLMessenger new icon.gifMSN Messenger/Windows Live Messenger will be 7 years old next Saturday the 22nd of July 2006.

So the Windows Live Messenger Team would like you're help in celebrating it's 7th Birthday by spreading the word to the world that it's …

WLMessenger new icon.gifWe've posted about Scøtt's Unofficial Windows Live Messenger FAQ Site before and probably will do again because the way it's put together to make it look like a Messenger Contact List is a really cool concept, and you can truly …

Expo pic logo.jpgWith the recent release of Windows Live Expo, we took this opportunity to sit down with Kurt Weber, Group Program Manager for Expo. In this interview, we talk about what the team learned from the Expo beta process, API's …