November, 2006

Ken Moss, General Manager of Live Search, announced today that Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! will all support the SiteMaps protocol, a simple, xml based way for web site owners to share information with search engines without having to rely on …

Tonight marks an important milestone for Windows Live Search.  Microsoft just announced that they have inked their first mobile search deal, with wireless carrier Sprint.  From here forward, Sprint will be offering Windows Live Search capabilities on their …

In case you missed it in the comments, Kevin Briody from Windows Live took the time to assure our readers that @live accounts, no matter how they were obtained, will not be deleted after all:

Hi all-

We just

The word is that the Windows Live “desktop search” project has been shelved, as a result of the recent reorg. In Sinofsky’s vision of “Live 2.0” (did I just say that?), the 6 groups rule all, giving consolidation into a …

Office Live, which goes live in the US on Nov 15, and simultaneously begins beta testing in the UK, France, Germany, and Japan,  provides a powerful set of Web-based services to help you manage your valuable information and resources.…

In the Hotmail and Live Mail support blog today, it was hinted that the @Live accounts created with the javascript hack posted here on LiveSide (no longer working), on the Mail Support blog itself (in a comment) and on Mess.be …

From the adCenter blog:

“We’re excited to announce a new (and free!) opportunity for adCenter customers to drive holiday sales through Live Search. We’ve partnered with our friends on the Live Product Search team to offer the first 200

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Office Live is set to come out of beta on Wed. Nov 15, and at the same time launch into beta in four new markets, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan.  The set of services, aimed at very small businesses …

Is the Live.com team working on support for Google’s universal gadget manifest format? You can’t load a Google gadget manifest yet, but there are signs that it’s not far off. If I’m right (and I’m sensing that I am

It’s no secret that Microsoft got a late jump on Google in search.  More people use Google to look for information on the internet than any other search engine.  Microsoft is  hoping to steal some of Google’s thunder by converting …

Bink.nu has the news that the land grab for Live addresses is apparently over for a time:

“Microsoft have patched a loophole in the Windows Live Signup program that allowed users to register any iteration of live.<countrytld>, e.g. live.co.uk, live.com

A while ago, we were berated by some kid from Australia smile_tongue about our site design, and though it stung we knew it to be true.  This weekend, our resident Community Server guru Nick Brown got to work – upgrading Community Server …

Sanaz and the Live.com team posted last night on “a small update” to Live.com, featuring continued performance improvements (and yes it’s sooo much better than the old days).  Live.com promises even more perf improvements coming soon, according to the blog …

Today sees a small but valuable Windows Live Spaces update that tweaks and fixes the existing version to improve both performance and usability. Key changes include:

  • Improved customisations menu, providing access to a built-in color changer (previously TweakUI powertoy), and the

Note (1st December 2006): Since this was originally posted, @live.com email addresses are no longer available. Currently only @live.nl addresses are now available. Please read the following posts for more information.

13/11/2006 @live.com hack fixed 
15/11/2006 Live Mail to delete new

From time to time I receive emails with questions about my gadgets and gadget development. For example, "How do I create a fly-out in a Sidebar gadget?" or, my favorite, "How do I remove your iTunes gadget from

Word is out from Betsy about some new features over at Windows Live QnA, including a new browse page for tags, a new question page interface, the initiation of a content rating system, an email a question to a friend …

Hot off the OneCare blog is news that Windows Live OneCare 1.5 will be available to the public on January 30th 2007, the same day as Windows Vista launches to the masses. New features currently include:

  • Windows Vista support
  • International
  • Hutchison Essar and Microsoft Corp. have announced a broad scale mobile services alliance in India. The two companies have agreed in principle to work together to provide mobile search and other key Windows Live services to Hutch's subscriber base of …