February, 2007

At the end of last week there was some chatter from the FT about Al Gore announcing on Saturday a series of concerts to promote climate change. While even the likes of the FT sometimes get their dates wrong, an …

While there is nothing ground-breaking in last night’s 3GSM announcement regarding Windows Live Mobile, its worth highlighting the work the Mobile team has done in producing some great final products. Torres gets it spot on when he says “old …

Here’s a few things relating to Search that caught our eye this week:

In a relatively un-noticed post on the Windows Live Gallery blog last week, a new feature called Windows Live Collections was mentioned. Collections are pre-made Live.com pages with feeds and gadgets that you can add to your own Live.com homepage. Although the …

Karen posted on the Space Craft yesterday that there are some new themes available for your Spaces blogs – including some LeBron James ones that are part of an upcoming LeBron challenge on MSN (for those international readers who haven’t …

Really.  At some point this has just got to stop.  Someone has got to get enough Kahunas at Microsoft to figure out a branding strategy for Windows Live, stick with it, and get on with the business of building a brand …

Tonight, Brandon LeBlanc reported on the impending release of Windows Mobile 6.  He pointed out some pretty cool integration with Windows Live.  Windows Live for Mobile will be included in Windows Mobile 6.

As you can see in the …

Tanja on the Live Mail Desktop team blog has announced that the February refresh of WLMD is now available via Windows Update. For XP users go to http://update.microsoft.com/ and for Vista users, click the Start button and just type Update. …

Ok, so this whole Windows Live rebranding thing has been pretty messy at times, services renamed, sometimes many times (Live Maps anyone?) and today sees this trend continue. So first off we had Hotmail, then Kahuna (this was the codename), then …

Happy Valentines! 

Ok… maybe it’s a little bit to early but still St Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so why not apply this Happy Valentine’s Day Template to your Windows Live.com Homepage and bring out the love in you!  …

Gadgets, one of my favorite Vista features, allow you to customize your Sidebar and desktop with anything from search boxes to a variety of system tools and games.  Microsoft Gadgets, much like Apple’s Dashboard widgets, can be developed …

Thanks to our tipster down-under Beau, here’s a peek at the new look for ninemsn.com.au, the MSN/PBL joint venture and one of the most popular websites in Australia (thanks to it being the default home page for Windows computers …

While the news on Writer has been pretty quiet recently, here’s two items that caught our attention.

The German Live Writer community got a look at one of the internal Live writer builds and kindly shared what they saw. Though the …

As part of the changes going on at MSN, a new addtion to the weather portal is promoting Windows Vista’s new 3D-tab experience.

 

Over at the weather maps page, this Windows Vista advertising graphic is on the right hand side of …

For those of you running Windows Vista, a new sidebar gadget is soon to be released that displays Live Maps traffic data on your desktop. Featuring the standard Maps features such as panning and zooming, this is a must-have if …

Following on from our post last week regarding the MSN revamp project known as “The January Effect“, the first results from that are beginning to show. MSN Music and the other MSN Entertainment pages have been silently upgraded to …

Brian Kramp today announced the availablitiy of the Windows Live ID SDKs in its alpha version. The Windows Live ID SDK basically means that you can add the security and ease of Windows Live into your own applications. If you …