November, 2006

The Virtual Earth map control is the power behind Windows Live Local. Using the Virtual Earth 3.1 map control (VE) APIs, you too can create some amazing location based applications of your own. I've worked with VE on a …

We've created a set of lists of some of the blogs we follow here at LiveSide, something we had on the old site and just haven't had the time to update.

This time, though, you can visit the blog, subscribe …

Over the weekend Windows Live Product Upload (codename Agora) has launched into beta at http://productupload.live.com. Designed to allow internet based retailers to add catalogs of their available products to the Live Product Search database, Product Upload guarantees their inclusion in …

Today sees a Virtual Earth update that adds a wealth of new features to Windows Live Local (local.live.com). Changes include:
  • 3D representations of 15 major US cities (San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Los Angeles, CA,

Last week, Harrison got the chance to talk with Stephen Lawler, General Manager for Live Local/Virtual Earth product development, about their new release, making its debut this week.  He has some really interesting things to say about their vision for Virtual Earth, …

Today's Virtual Earth update sees the inclusion of in-world advertising, powered by Microsoft's acquisition earlier this year of Massive Inc. Though Massive's technology is mainly used to include advertising in games, usually from large corporations, this horizontal step into Windows
I was tasked with a dual problem the other day and with the help of the Virtual Earth interactive SDK, managed to complete the task in only a matter of a couple of hours.
The first thing to do was

Now available from the free online safety scanner from Windows Live OneCare – a Vista version.  You can try it out here if you’re on the Vista beta.

From the Windows Live Safety Center blog

In more MSN news, which-since-we-can’t-figure-out-if its-Windows Live-or-not-so-we’ll-just-go-ahead-and-report-on-it, MSN Music will stop selling downloads on the music.msn.com site on November 14, and will redirect sales to either the Zune Marketplace web site or to RealNetworks’ Rhapsody site, according to CNET.…

The live.com homepage is today displaying a teaser message, confirming an earlier post that VirtualEarth/Windows Live Local will be experiencing a major update on November 7th. The message reads (emphasis is mine):

"Get ready for a new dimension in search…November 7th"

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Live Clock gadget by LiveGadgets.net

Microsoft’s Gadget Gallery today made their “featured gadgets” section open to third party gadgets. Up to now, this space had been populated by Microsoft authored gadgets.

Bruce Kasrel, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft said “We are really energized  by

Check out the siteowner page for details on how to add either a “Basic” search box that adds a Windows Live Search box to your page with html, and sends search results to the Windows Live Search page,  or an …