January, 2007

A minor Live.com update has taken place over the last few days, so minor in fact that we almost missed it. The giveaway? The MSN TV listings gadget is finally available, almost exactly a year after it was first demoed

Li Gong, managing director for Windows Live China, and a top hire for Microsoft coming from Sun Microsystems, is leaving the company in two weeks, according to a CNET News report.  Gong had been considered a top hire for MS …

Today saw the (as yet) silent release of the SDK (Software Developer Kit) for Windows Live Alerts. I haven’t had a full chance to go through it yet and see what it lets you do, but if you fancy …

Ian Thomas and Reeves Little today confirmed that MSN AdCenter is alpha testing a new analytics tool, codenamed Gatineau. Based on technology acquired from DeepMetrix and likely to be a direct competitor to Google Analytics, its unsurprising that details are …

Hello everyone from beautiful [and remarkably cold] Las Vegas!

Tonight at 5 pm, there is going to be a blogger party at the Atomic Testing Museum [more details below].  If you are in Las Vegas and have a blog yourself, …

Bill Gates announced a new product named Windows Home Server at his CES keynote tonight.  The concept is that you can store all of the data throughout your house on your own personal server, accessible from anywhere in the world.  …

Mary Jo Foley reports from CES that several key changes have taken place in the Windows Live developers platform.  According to Scott Swanson, director of platform planning for WL, Windows Live API’s (application programming interfaces) will fall into two main categories; …

In probably the only time the vast majority of people going to Vegas aren’t going there to gamble, the International Consumer Electronics Show will be hosting approximately 150,000 people.  The show hasn’t even started and people are chatting about …

Another Hitwise graph showing more disappointment for MSN/Windows Live – this time for Calendar. Since its inception in April, Google Calendar has been steadily gaining market share, while both MSN and Yahoo have been losing theirs. 

Interestingly, while both MSN …

As lots of technology bloggers are going to CES, we thought we’d level the playing field a bit for those who aren’t. With journalists from the big press organisations in attendance, CES provides the perfect opportunity for Windows Live to …

As regular readers of LiveSide.net know, I am Donavon West, a Microsoft MVP and I wrote the Windows Vista Countdown gadget. The other day, a friend sent me a link to a blog posting by Mitch Denny, a …

One year ago today, LiveSide launched.  To celebrate our birthday, we are going to be having a few giveaways and contests over the next few days, but first I thought that I would share some interesting facts about LiveSide from …

As you all may remember, I wrote a guide on creating your own basic plug-in for Windows Live Writer, well I have now created a template that you can use within Visual Studio and Visual Studio Express so when you …

Windows Live OneCare, which features support for 20 languages besides English, and is built to work on Vista, has been released to manufacturing, and will be available at the end of January, according to the OneCare team blog.  Current …

Here’s a little something to kick off our birthday celebration in style!  Back in October, we reported on Project Nemo, a Windows Live product for Media Center being developed behind the closed doors of Redmond.  Well now the little …

It’s been a little over a year since the Windows Live initiative was announced, in November 2005, and a year since we started LiveSide.  Harrison has looked back on what the first year was like – lots of name changes, …