July, 2006

Thanks to the new Russian Windows Live promotion site, http://www.beonlive.ru/ there are now some Windows Live desktop wallpapers available for download, as well as a Windows Live Messenger screensaver. The site is part of a wider effort to kickstart Windows …

maildesktop.pngUnsurprisingly given yesterday's announcement that the Windows Live Search client will be called Windows Live Search Center, Mail Desktop is to follow suit and become Windows Live Mail Center.

Ignoring the fact that the spelling is americanised and will …

WLExpo icon.gifAnother Windows Live beta product has graduated, this time Expo, the free classified listing site. Expo has been updated with a new look to fall in line with the Windows Live look and feel, including the Windows Live orb. …

At his keynote at the Worldwide Partner Conference yesterday (July 11), Steve Ballmer announced the new name for Windows Live Search (the desktop one), or OneView as it has been known internally, as Windows Live Search Center. The new …

WLSoon icon.gifHello to all of our RSS readers out there. Sorry about leaving you in the dark for a few days, but the problem has been solved and now we're back and operating at full strength. The feed is fixed, so …

office live beta logo.jpgThe Office Live Team blog points to a sign-up page to get on a waiting list for when Office Live becomes available in four new countries: France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. No word on when the beta will …

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According to the MessengerSays blog, Microsoft will be releasing a new version of Windows Live Messenger including Yahoo interoperability tonight.

With the new build, you will be able to add and talk to your Yahoo Messenger contacts within Live …

Lots of buzz around a first peek at Google's GDrive plans, and speculation on the Windows Live "response" has been in the news as well.

A bit of clarification on the Windows Live plans, as we know them. The project …

WindowsLive.gifFollowing the recent news about the new Windows Live promotional site called Inside Live, Picturepan2 has just let me know about another new Windows Live promotional site, this time called Experience Windows Live.

At the moment the Experience Windows …

Great news for those of us in the UK (maybe other countries) who have been waiting for the MSN Spaces Friends Module for the MSN Spaces Friends Beta Network, because it's now available for your MSN Space.

"The Friends Explorer,

As you may have noticed, we have been having some problems with our RSS feed for the last few days. We are working on correcting the problem and have a limited version of the feed up now (Headlines & Links …

According to PCAdvisor a new slim, wireless keyboard is being developed by Microsoft's hardware division that will allow users of Windows Vista and Windows Live services to access key features more easily.

This keyboard apparently dubbed The Ultimate Keyboard will …

In What Live Means, Joe Wilcox of Jupiter Research is noticing a broader, bolder objective for the move from MSN to Windows Live, one that really makes sense. MSN has been a consumer oriented brand, while Windows, and now …

WindowsLive.gifIt looks the Live.com site is now undergoing or has undergone another update, and though as of yet there has been no mention of this update on the Live.com Team Blog it's clear what the differences are so far on …

WindowsLive.gifDarren Straight will be helping us out over here at LiveSide with our post load for awhile. Darren is really knowledgable about Microsoft and Windows Live, so I think he will be a great addition to the staff. So, let's …

WLSoon icon.gifWe all know that in order for Windows Live to succeed, Microsoft needs to make the general public more aware of what exactly Windows Live is. In the first attempt (of hopefully many) to tell the Windows Live story, Microsoft …

In one of a number of management moves at Microsoft recently, Chris Jones has a new title: Corporate Vice President, Windows Live Experience Program Management. Jones has most recently been responsible for engineering deliverables for the Windows Vista client, …

WLIDLogo.pngIf you haven't noticed by now, Windows Live signin pages, powered by Live ID, have improved their muliple account support, now feature profile pictures as well as reordering accounts by most recently used. For those who use several accounts on …