February, 2007

The Soapbox Team Blog have posted about a new gadget created by ToddOs that will allow you to browse videos on MSN Soapbox.

“This gadget allows you to easily search Soapbox Videos. Search results are displayed 9 thumbnails at a time, organized by page.Background color is customizable, by selecting the

Whilst unlikely to attract quite the same attention and controversy as the Windows Live Shopping switch to MSN, the marketplace team announced on their blog an update to two of their other products: Windows Live Product Search and its counterpart Product Upload. Changes include performance updates, UI …

While we are always anxious to hear big news from Windows Live, we appreciate hearing some more incremental advances as well.  Last Friday I was able to spend some time in Redmond with Ali Alpay, Group Product Manager for Spaces and Writer, and Pooja Vithlani from Spaces, …

One of the reasons why we started LiveSide was to help to build a community around Windows Live, to share our thoughts and views with those who were interested in what Microsoft had to offer, and hear what they had to say in return.  While we’ve done reasonably …

What is Windows Live?  Well it isn’t Shopping anymore, or WiFi, but what one thing it very well may turn out to be is a developer’s platform, according to a recent article in Redmond Developer News.  Getting 3rd party developers to create their own applications on top of Windows …

According to an article in MarketWatch, from Dow Jones, Microsoft posted a slight gain in its share of the Internet search market, posting 10.6% share in January, up from 10.5% in December.  The article, quoting analyst Bob Peck of Bear Stearns, also notes that while Google …

Thanks to Patrick at MSBlog for pointing to Mayuk’s post on setting up Windows Mobile 6 to synch Hotmail email as the messages arrive, “pushing” your email to your phone without having to log on and retrieve it.  This often talked about functionality has only been available to Blackberry users, …

With the release of Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Live Search for Mobile, announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona last week, comes a hint of what may be a changing landscape in search in the coming months and beyond.  Windows Mobile has been doing very well …

The Soapbox on MSN Video blog just posted on a new Soapbox gadget:.

 

“You can browse all Soapbox Browse lists, as well as a User’s Videos and Favorites, all in one gadget.

ToddOs has spent the last few months developing the gadget and it shows.

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From today Windows Live Shopping beta will be taken offline, with users being sent to MSN Shopping, available at shopping.msn.com. This appears to be part of the ongoing self-correcting process taking place in on Windows Live, occurring as a result of various MSN products being moved over to the new Windows Live …

After blogging about this nifty Windows Vista sidebar gadget a little while back, its now available for download on Windows Live Gallery. Even though the purpose of the gadget is pretty clear, Nathan Weinberg has a detailed post describing the in-and-outs. Dennis Cheung thinks that traffic is worse on

Tonight brings an update to the Live.com home page, allowing for sharing of Live.com collections, which we recently posted about. By clicking on the new “Share” button on Live.com:

 

You can share your Live.com collections, either by email or by posting them to Gallery.Live.com, where you’ll …

Yet more juggling between MSN and Windows Live brands. The Windows Live Wifi Suite, including the Hotspot Locator, are soon moving over to MSN. Unlike the Windows Live Hotmail rebrand, the timing is much better, with the Wifi Suite not yet available as a public download.

Whilte …

As you may or may not know, I have a video plugin for Windows Live Writer which will allow you to insert a video from sites such as MSN Soapbox and Youtube into your blog entries. This week I have decided to do a full rewrite of the …

As an ongoing part of MSN’s efforts to increase the amount of user generated content on its network, the Dutch MSN team has created MSN Reporter, a social news site similar to the likes of digg and reddit. Available in beta since October 2006, currently MSN Reporter has launched only …

As we said in posts earlier this week, MSN has secured the online distribution rights to a new global concert event: Live Earth. From the press release:

SOS is designed to trigger a global movement to combat our climate crisis. It will reach people in every

MSN Soapbox has been in an invite only state for a few months now, but today sees it enter its public beta phase, so no more waiting to get in and see what the fuss is about.

For those who are unfamiliar with Soapbox and want to send …

Well, I’m not, so there smile_tongue. It appears that MSN are giving away a Zune in a sweepstakes over at http://homepage.msn.com/zune. So what do you have to do to be eligible for Microsoft’s MP3 player? Set your Internet Explorer homepage to be www.msn.com, as easy as …

As a followup to yesterday’s post “MSN to host Live Earth concert series” it appears as though the series of concerts is going by the name SOS – Save Our Selves. While the url http://sos.msn.com/ looks to be where the music is actually heading, the placeholder homepage …

Just picked up on a killer app, coming from Yahoo’s web mail team.  Apparently, Yahoo is now integrating IM into their web mail client.  I haven’t been able to give it a go yet since it’s not available to all Yahoo Mail customers, but from the shot that …