September, 2006

One of our additions to the new site is "The List" – our way of trying to collect together in one place all the information we publish about the Windows Live services. Currently, if you click through any of the product …

And you thought Microsoft was going out on a limb creating webcams?  Ha!

Actually, Melitta, which produces a number of coffee products, is going to introduce the first coffeemaker that tells us the most important thing in the morning: …

We have noticed that a lot of you have been having problems with logging into your accounts, so here is what you need to do to get started.

If you did not have an account on the old LiveSide

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Yesterday, Chris posted, about about some new Windows Live Hardware that has been announced.  Well, the commenters complained about the lack of photos of the products in the post (I'm looking directly at you TheViewMaster and himmel!), so here …

 
The Road To Know Where points to a new version of Windows Live Local for Outlook, now available for download.
 
From the download site:
Now you can add maps and directions to your Outlook meeting requests, see

Within the numerous updates last night of Live.com and Live Search launching came a not insignificant revamp of the Live Mobile services, including: 

 – A beta mobile version of live.com is now available, something which got us excited a while back…

Microsoft has today announced the expansion of its Windows Live hardware line, both with the new range of voip headsets (LifeChat) and a wider range of webcams (LifeCam). 

 – The Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 will be widely available in November 2006 …

 

Today Microsoft announced the official launch of three Windows Live services, Live.com, Windows Live Search, and Windows Live Mobile.
Windows Live Search, will by Thursday become the search engine for MSN, according to Ken Moss in the Live Search

Windows Live Local, “powered by” Virtual Earth, has come out of beta, too.  Looking quite polished, with Bird’s Eye Views added for many cities (take a look at the collection, thanks to the Virtual Earth blog) , Live …

Well if you're reading this you've made it to our new site!  We have just made the switch to Windows Server 2003/Community Server, and we're excited about it, even though it's been a lot of work migrating over.

With a …

We're currently updating the site, and will post more details on the changes later. Existing users can login with their old accounts once they have reset their password.

Password reset

As we said, both code-name Max and Live.com released updates on Friday.  Max added RSS and ATOM feed reading to the photo sharing and more to come product, as well as support for the .Net Framework 3.0 rc1. You can …

Word is out that Messenger 8.1 is up on Connect for the testers, mostly Windows Live Butterflys, who have been accepted into the program, some 1689 testers, Mess.be is reporting, although many more are “pending”. 

JCXP reports that roaming has …

Microsoft codename Max, the photo organizer/feed reader that is really going to be more about storing, organizing, and sharing content of all types, is about to upgrade, according to their blog:

Over the next few hours, we’ll be upgrading

In a somewhat surprising move, the upcoming Microsoft video upload site, codenamed Warhol, currently running under the "final" name Soapbox, will be not fall under the Windows Live brand.

Although the site is still in internal beta at http://soapbox.msn.com, here's …

Scott Lovegrove’s “Insert Spaces Emoticon” plugin to Live Writer is the latest in a steady stream of plugins for the Windows Live beta product. Mike Torres of Spaces talks about his favorite Live Writer plugins wlwplugins.com continues to

It's the Labor Day Holiday here in the US, and everyone is pretty much gone for the three day weekend, but it gives us some time to catch up on some news.

As noted elsewhere, Windows Live Search has upgraded

WindowsLive.gifLast week, Chris talked about a new pair of Windows Live services called Essentials and Dashboard. Since then, we have investigated the Essentials service along with the Dashboard client and we're ready to share more along with, of course, screenshots. …